Ocean Freight

The efficiency and cost-effective nature of ocean transport have enabled ocean freight to become the most popular form of shipping internationally. Supply chains rely heavily on this method of transport with over 90% of world trade being carried out by sea.


Customer satisfaction is at the heart of our activities. Our personal service and experience means we understand your business and most importantly we understand the importance of a swift and efficient flow of communication to enable you to provide your own clients with accurate information about the status of their shipments.


Irish Shipping & Transport Ltd transports a range of goods, including heavy, dangerous goods, bulky and perishable goods across the globe in a cost-effective, time-sensitive and reliable manner.


Our FCL import and export services to and from various countries throughout the world have allowed us to earn recognition and become one of the largest independent Irish freight forwarders.


For over 30 years, Irish Shipping & Transport Ltd have taken great pride in delivering a service that stands out for its high standards and close collaboration to ensure clients can enjoy peace of mind throughout the process.

Our ocean freight services include:

  • FCL (Full Container Load)
  • LCL (Less than Container Load)
  • Cross Trades (third country to third country)
  • Consolidation
  • Door to Door transportation
  • Cross-docking & Devanning

Ocean Freight FAQ

  • What is the difference between short sea and deep sea shipping?

    Deep sea shipping is the maritime transport of goods on intercontinental routes, crossing oceans. For example – going from Ireland to Canada. Short sea shipping refers to shipping freight and cargo over short distances. For example, going from Ireland to England.

  • What is consolidation?

    Consolidation, also known as freight consolidation, is a logistics strategy which we use here at Irish Shipping & Transport Ltd, is when we combine multiple shipments going to the same destination into a single shipment container.