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Our Sea Freight Services

Since 1989, our experienced team have built and maintained strong partnerships with key shipping lines. The result is an unrivalled knowledge that benefits our customers using Sea and Ocean Freight services. Desired trade lanes, vessel capacities and equipment balances - we are on top of it all. 


The logistics market is notoriously tricky to navigate at the moment. If you are looking for a dedicated freight forwarding partner to give you peace-of-mind and solutions to your logistic challenges, GCL is the answer. Our expert team take responsibility for your shipment and guarantee it is managed effectively from Point of Origin to Final Destination.

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Full Container Loads

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Less-Than Container Loads


Warehousing & Storage

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Domestic Distribution

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Customs Clearance


Full Container Load (FCL)

Utilising full container loads offers the best value for importing and exporting goods around the globe. 

With a flat rate per container fee, FCL is the most cost-effective method to transport your consignment.

However, if your consignment won't fill a container, you have two options: 

  • Wait until you accumulate enough order to make a full load.

  • Talk to our team about a 'Less than Container Load' (LCL).


Less-Than Container Loads

Not enough to fill an entire container, a 'Less-than Container Load' (LCL) is your next best option. 

With a LCL we will group your consignment with multiple, smaller consignments from various shippers to share a shipping container; which ultimately reduces the costs for you, as you only pay for the space your goods occupy.

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Warehousing & Storage

Not yet ready to receive your consignment? No problem, we can store your goods in our secure 55,000sq ft warehouse, until you're ready to receive them, saving you money on excess storage costs.

When your consignment is stored at our facility, we can arrange to break bulk and ship to multiple destinations, storing buffer stock and shipping to you on a just in time basis. What is best for you?


Domestic Distribution

Whether you're exporting or importing, once your cargo reaches land, we can arrange for domestic distribution from the port to addresses, warehouses and venues of your choice. 

Our domestic distribution service comprises both rail and road freight, or a mixture of the two.

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Customs Clearance

To save you time, money and ensure a streamlined delivery, we can complete customs forms and submit them to HMRC on your behalf, using our web-based customs software.


Once submitted, entry and release can take anywhere from 1 to 48hrs, depending on the route selected and examination requirements. 

At GCL, we take a proactive approach, collecting and processing documentation before arrival to minimise both admin and storage costs for our customers.


No matter how or where you want your consignment transported, we can provide optimal routing quotations to suit both your time requirements and budget.


Contact our friendly team of experts today for more information on how we can help.

Request a Quote

No matter how or where you want your consignment transported, we can provide optimal routing quotations to suit both your time requirements and budget.


Contact our friendly team of experts today for more information on how we can help.

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Our Shipping Partners

Why Choose GCL Logistics?

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Daily Sailings

Working in conjunction with multiple shipping lines means that we can offer more flexible shipping times to suit your requirements and budget.

Competitive Pricing

Best Value
Importing and exporting can be costly - particularly at the moment. We work with our long-established global partners to provide you with the most competitive rates out there.

Simple Pricing

Simple Pricing

Freight forwarding can involve multiple costs, including insurance, tracking and customs clearance. Our quotes are broken down so you can see exactly what you're paying for.


Working with GCL logistics over the past decade has been nothing short of a dream.

All shipments have been conducted to the highest standard. Customer service is professional and reliable. When you need answers and efficiency the team are there to with a smile to get things done.

With their expert advice and experience, GCL has allowed my business to thrive. I've always had clarity and professionalism from start to finish. I will continue to use GCL as long as I'm trading.

Kents of Cornwall


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