By sea and by air - the ideal combination of speed and cost
The long sea voyage from Asia to Europe or North America gives you the lowest cost transport – but it doesn't give you speed. So if air freight is out of your budget range, go for the next best thing with our combined service - DSV SEA-AIR.
For example, we'll ship your cargo from Shanghai to Dubai by container ship and then transfer it to an aircraft for you within hours of arrival. From there it's at its destination in Europe or North America within a day or two instead of up to two weeks. And you reduce your supply chain costs by up to 40% by not using a full air freight transport solution. This decreases overall transit time and costs.
Things to consider before using DSV Sea-air services
Do your goods meet the rules for both sea and air freight?
Not all goods are suitable for shipping in this way, and you'll need to pay attention to the regulations for dangerous goods by both air and sea.
Are your goods in a sea container?
Clearly, a whole 40' shipping container can't be loaded onto an aircraft. The sea container will need to be unloaded and your goods reloaded into unit load devices for transport by air. So depending on the nature of the goods, it can make this option tricky or impossible.
Our expert freight forwarders are ready to advise you about all the options.
95% on-time performance
reduced co2 emission
up to 50% faster than sea freight
up to 40% cheaper than air freight
The information you need to provide to book a Sea-air shipment
- What is the origin and the destination?
- What are the cargo characteristics? We will need the cargo dimensions, weight and content.
- When do you need your cargo to be moved? Please keep in mind that there is a minimum time required for physical handling of the cargo to the carrier. It is important to book in advance.
- Will you require extra services? Do you want DSV to pick up the cargo from your supplier? Or maybe to take care of all the paper work and to do the customs clearance for you? We can even arrange the final delivery from the destination airport.
Sea-air shipping process
Our experts are ready to help. Get in touch and we'll find the solution you need.