Sea Freight Shipping Services

The team to entrust with all your logistical requirements
The Powerhouse International difference

Why Choose Us

A comprehensive shipping network providing service options worldwide.

Cost effective
shipping solutions with transparent pricing

Cutting edge tracking technologies combined with proactive communication

Dedicated team with extensive knowledge and expertise
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Custom Shipping Solutions

Experience premium service without the price tag

Our sea freight logistic team monitor your cargo through every port, nationally and internationally. Our logistic project managers are responsive, proactive and strategic in crafting a custom solution to meet your needs. Whether you are on tight deadlines, or dealing with complex cargo issues, our customs brokers are equipped for the challenge.

In addition, we are proud to use innovative tracking technologies which give our clients live location updates and accurate time projections. When required, our dedicated team can be present at any location to supervise the clearance and safe delivery of your goods. Powerhouse International always aims to deliver with absolute peace of mind.

Our range of services include:

  • Cargo collection transportation & delivery via air, sea, road and rail

  • 3rd party/triangle movements (cross trade)

  • Tariff consultancy

  • Professional packing services

  • Insurance

  • Customs clearance

  • Project cargo

  • Warehousing

View Our Guide To Sea Freight Dimensions, Types & Weights

See the Guide

Our Sea Freight Affiliate Network

Powerhouse International has developed strong affiliations with world-recognised organisations such as the International Forwarders and Customs Brokers Council of Australia (IFCBAA), High Tech Forwarding Network (HTFN) and Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).

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Contact one of our Logistics Experts

We coordinate and control every step in your supply chain. Utilise our expertise to grow your business.
Phil Brown
Phil Brown
6 November 2023
We have been using Powerhouse now for over 20 years and the service we get is remarkable. Duncan and his team are the best in the business, I would highly recommend them.
Bill McAuley
Bill McAuley
2 November 2023
Always happy to help. Friendly & knowledgable service . *****
Jono Wishart
Jono Wishart
2 November 2023
We have been using Duncan & the Power House team for nearly 20 years now, they have provided a service 2nd to none! They have handled everything from containers, to cars, to personal imports, masts & rigging pieces from all over the world. Once in their hands you can be assured that your goods will be exported & imported with care & ease. I highly recommend the Power House team and look forward to using their outstanding services again in the future. Jono Wishart Master SY ENCORE Worldwide Super Yacht
Ellen Flint
Ellen Flint
2 November 2023
Adele and all the staff at Powerhouse International Qld provide the most professional and seamless Customs brokerage and International logistics services in Brisbane. We can thoroughly recommend their services to any import or export related business.
Dan Manchester
Dan Manchester
2 November 2023
I've been utilising the services of Duncan and the team at Powerhouse for more than 15 years and they are the best out there. They take the stress out of importing and are always happy to provide advice and help whenever they can.
Leita Battersby
Leita Battersby
2 November 2023
Duncan and The Team at Powerhouse International have and continue to provide excellent global assistance to transport our variety of goods to our valued customers around the world. Professional - yes Value for money - yes Communication - yes No job is too difficult for this Team
Diana Mitchell
Diana Mitchell
31 October 2023
Having worked with Powerhouse International QLD for 20 years. I can honestly say - Powerhouse International QLD is more than just a freight forwarder. They are a partner that I can trust and rely on. They have a team of experts who are friendly and helpful. The Team will always go over and above for you. They have a network of agents and carriers who are reliable and experienced. They have a reputation of excellence and integrity in the industry. I highly recommend Powerhouse International QLD to anyone who is looking for a freight forwarder. They are the best in the business and they will make your shipping experience hassle-free and enjoyable. Powerhouse International QLD is the ultimate choice for your logistics solutions.
lina0781
lina0781
30 October 2023
It's been 15 wonderful years working alongside with Adele & Duncan. Our shipping agents at Powerhouse International QLD handle all our International & local Air & Sea shipments. I know I am in good hands with them, as they are familiar with our products and most importantly will achieve all our delivery targets with ease. I cannot fault their continuous professional & friendly service. Thank you to all the team that make the magic happen behind the scenes!
Michael D.
Michael D.
29 October 2023
I have used Powerhouse for logistics requirements both internationally and domestically over the last 15 years, including during Covid, and each time those shipments have been delivered on time, in excellent condition and at a very competitive rate. They are extremely good at what they do. I must pay particular tribute to Martin Surm at Powerhouse, who has demonstrated first class knowledge and expertise to assist with some very challenging jobs around the world and has gone above and beyond every time.

What is Sea Freight?

Sea freight, also known as ocean freight, is the transportation of goods and products by sea, typically using cargo ships or container vessels. It is an essential component of the global supply chain, enabling the movement of large quantities of goods across vast distances at a relatively low cost.

Sea freight is used for a wide range of products, from raw materials like oil and minerals to finished goods like automobiles and electronics. It is also commonly used for bulk shipments, such as grains or chemicals, and for oversized or heavy items that cannot be transported by air or land.

Advantages of Sea Freight

One of the key advantages of sea freight is cost-effectiveness. With cargo ships capable of carrying thousands of containers or tons of bulk cargo at once, sea freight can transport goods at a much lower cost per unit than air or land freight. This makes it an ideal option for businesses that need to move large quantities of goods over long distances.

Another advantage of sea freight is its flexibility. Cargo ships can travel to almost any port in the world, making it possible to transport goods to even the most remote locations. This makes sea freight an essential component of global trade, enabling businesses to access new markets and customers around the world.

Disadvantages of Sea Freight

Sea freight can also be slower than other modes of transportation, with shipping times ranging from several days to several weeks or even months, depending on the distance and the shipping route. This means that sea freight is often used for less time-sensitive shipments, while air or land freight is used for more urgent deliveries.

Despite its slower speed, sea freight remains an essential part of the global supply chain, enabling businesses to move goods across the world at a low cost and with a high level of flexibility.