Sea Freight Shipping

Sea freight is by far the most cost-effective way to move large volumes of cargo over long distances. This method allows for reliable time estimations, regular deliveries and unbeatable shipping capacity. Sea freight shipping is the industry gold standard for shipping in large quantities.

Hawley Logistics has been in the business of sea freight shipping since we first started out as “Hawley Exports” over 35 years ago. Over that time, we’ve become experts in the logistical & documentation processes associated with sea freight. This includes negotiating customs, arranging for seaborne freight to arrive exactly when it’s needed and seamlessly transitioning from shipping to road haulage to ensure that your consignments get exactly where you need them to be.

When it comes to imports and exports, we can make sure your freight is fully cleared for travel. Navigating customs & import duty queries will ensure your freight won’t get held up and delayed. We’ll facilitate customs clearance at all UK ports, so you can rest easy knowing that your shipping is being well taken care of!

Container Ship - Hawley Logistics, Rossendale
Container Shipping - Hawley Logistics, Rossendale

A Global Sea Freight Company

Hawley Logistics is a truly global freight company, with a network that stretches over the world. We’ve a dedicated agent in China to handle all Far East shipping, assisting with everything from factory to warehouse. When your shipment absolutely must get from the manufacturer in Asia to the consumer in Europe, the US or the UK, Hawley Logistics is here.

Over our long history working in global shipping, we’ve also developed an extensive and trusted network of worldwide agents to handle door to door shipments, including all customs formalities, throughout the world. Wherever you need your shipment to go, Hawley Logistics can get it there!

Ship By Sea Freight To The USA

Every year, we handle lots of shipments to and from the USA. We’re seasoned veterans when it comes to navigating the sometimes complex American customs formalities. If you’re hoping to import or export with the United States, we’ll be happy to help. Simply pick up the phone, let us know what you need, and then leave it up to us!

Ship By Sea Freight To The USA
Sea Freight Shipping


The documentation involved with sea freight can sometimes be complex. However, with Hawley Logistics you can rest assured that all the relevant documentation is being handled by experts. We can provide original Bills of Lading, as well as export documentation and carnets for shipping into or out of Carnet Scheme countries.

Hawley Logistics are also able to take care of all consular work required. We have connections at all chambers and embassies in the event that the original documents for your shipment need to be certified by an embassy or chamber. Move goods seamlessly with Hawley Logistics!

Container Sizes

Type Internal Dimensions (L x W x H) in metres Max loading weight kgs
20’ Standard 5.89 x 2.35 x 2.36 21700
40’ Standard 12.05 x 2.35 x 2.36 26500
40’ High Cube 12.05 x 2.35 x 2.69 26500
45’ High Cube 13.56 x 2.35 x 2.69 26500

*Please note maximum weights may vary depending on the country shipping to/from due to local regulations, please contact us
for more information.

Other containers (hardtop, refrigerated, open top, flat rack, are available on request).


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