Ocean Shipping

Shipping cargo across the world with our ocean freight shipping services

With sea shipping services from over 300 ports, Twill enables small and medium-sized businesses to grow, by simplifying their ocean shipping and sea freight logistics. We are here to connect your business globally, whether shipping your cargo on the same continent or handling international freight shipping around the world.
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Global network

We ship your cargo to over 300 ports in more than 150 countries – continentally and intercontinentally.

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Cargo shipping expertise

Being supercharged by industry leader Maersk, we have the experts to ship your cargo smoothly.

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Intuitive digital platform

Our automated digital platform is supported by logistics experts, granting you the freedom to ship, track and outperform competitors with reliable ocean shipping.

Sea Freight Services

Shipping cargo globally with ease

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What is Ocean Freight

Ocean freight shipping is the method of transporting containerized cargo loaded onto vessels by sea. Over 90% of all the world’s trade is carried by sea – and even more in some countries. So if you want to ship your freight around the world, you will probably ship it by sea freight.

As a general rule, shipments weighing more than 100kg – or consisting of multiple cartons – will be sent by sea freight. The containers are designed and built for intermodal freight transport. That means the containers can be used across various transportation modes – from ship to rail to truck – without unloading and reloading the cargo.

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How can I ship my sea freight internationally?

When you use our intuitive digital platform, we'll make shipping cargo internationally simple and efficient. When you use Twill's ocean shipping services, you get access to the same network as the world’s biggest brands at no extra cost across 300+ locations in over 150 countries – continentally and intercontinentally. Our international maritime shipping services also include transparent tracking and other comprehensive logistics solutions to help your cargo reach its destination.

Placing a booking
With a few simple clicks, you can place your sea freight booking via our digital platform. Twill is an innovation supercharged by Maersk, one of the world’s largest and most reliable logistics companies. As the world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk moves 12 million containers every year, shipping cargo to every corner of the globe.
Find instant ocean freight shipping rates
At Twill, requesting quotations and waiting for a reply to get started is not needed - you get the ocean freight rates instantly. No more hidden costs – just full transparency for you and your business. You need to sign up to view sea freight shipping rates and calculate how much it costs to ship your ocean freightto more than 300 locations around the world.
Ocean shipping schedules port-to-port
You might ask yourself how long it takes to deliver your cargo from one port to another. You just need to log in to our platform to find destinations and schedules. Then you can easily see how long shipping by sea takes from the cargo's origin to the destination.

Benefits and disadvantages of sea freight shipping

Benefits and disadvantages of sea freight shipping

There are numerous benefits and disadvantages when shipping sea freight. We want to be transparent with both, so you know whether this is the best option for you.

The benefits of sea freight shipping include:

  • Cost-effective freight method compared to other methods (e.g. air freight)

  • Cheaper than other freight methods (e.g. air freight) over long distances

  • Most carbon-efficient solution

The disadvantages of sea freight shipping include:

  • Longer transit time than air freight, which means you have to wait longer for your goods to arrive

  • When shipping smaller amounts of goods, the price is not sustainable.

Container logistics

Shipping cargo to over 300 ports worldwide

You might be a manufacturer, selling your goods to a customer abroad; or a small business owner, distributing and supplying products to companies. Find all the answers to your questions on different shipping routes.

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