Call to get a instant quote 020 8843 1977

Maina - sea exports

Sea freight is the most
cost-effective way of sending
large volumes of goods

Maina Special Offers
Slideshow shadow

Seafreight is the most cost-effective way of sending large volumes of goods internationally. Delivery times may vary between 3-5 weeks depending on the port of destination. Up until recently, there was little visibility of sea freight services in the UK and the industry was typically associated with larger export consignments. Now this service is also being used for smaller movements, providing a more cost effective solution.


Sea Import

Intant Quote


Sea Export

Intant Quote

The most common way of sending goods via sea freight is through the use of containers which come in three different sizes:

                                   (Inside length x width x height of containers in metres)

  • 20ft Container                           5.8 x 2.3 x 2.35   
  • 40ft Container                            12 x 2.3 x 2.35
  • 40 HQ (High Cube) Container     12 x 2.3 x 2.6

To give an idea of how much a container can hold we have chosen to use vehicles as an example. In a 20ft container you can fit one saloon or one 4 x 4 vehicle. In a 40ft/40ft HQ container you can fit 3 saloons or two 4 x 4 vehicles.Once loaded there will still be additional space for any loose items you may wish to add.

Containers can be sent via the following modes:

  • FCL (Full Container Load) The customer benefits from having the whole container
  • LCL (Less Container Load) A more cost effective solution where a customer can use part of a container
  • Reefer Containers A refrigerated container for temperature sensitive cargo
  • RORO (Roll On Roll Off) This service is used for "out of gauge cargo" i.e. buses, trucks and large machine spares which are rolled on and off the ship. These items are usually unable to fit into a container.  

FCL’s can both be loaded from our address or directly from the shipper’s premises. Planning ahead is the key as seafreight delivery times are naturally longer than other modes of transport. The total weight which can be loaded into any container is 22 tons as per UK RHA regulations. It is important to package your goods correctly to minimise the risk of damage in transit. We are able to offer packing, crating and palletisation services to help with this. 

Maina Sea Freight provides a total service covering not only the ocean freight movement of your goods, but also customs clearance and tariff classification, all operated by our in house team of international seafreight specialists.

Our Services Include

  • Weekly shipping departures
  • Full destination customs clearance and delivery service available on request
  • Comprehensive marine transit insurance
  • Personal effects to commercial goods (large or small)
  • FCL (Full container load)
  • LCL (Less container load)
  • RORO (Roll On Roll Off)
  • Overseas re-locating services
  • In-house packing and palletising
  • Original bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoices
  • Packing list
  • Generalised system preferences (GSP)
  • Insurance
  • Letter of Credit

Logistic Partners

  • Logistic partner - Aramex delivery unlimited
  • Logistic partner - UPS
  • Logistic partner - UK Mail express parcels and mail
  • Logistic partner - TNT
  • Logistic partner - Post Office
  • Logistic partner - Fed Ex Express
  • Logistic partner - DPD
  • Logistic partner - DHL
  • Logistic partner - Virgin Atlanic Cargo
  • Logistic partner - UCH Logistics
  • Logistic partner - Kuehne + Nagel
  • Logistic partner - Kenya Airways
  • Logistic partner - Emirates
  • Logistic partner - CMA CGM
  • Logistic partner - British Airways
  • Logistic partner - MOL Count on MOL
  • Logistic partner - United Cargo
Site Map
Maina Freight Forwarders PLC

Unit 5, Maina Industrial Estate
Dominion Road, Southall
Middlesex UB2 5D
United Kingdom

Maina Couriers Ltd London

Unit 5, Maina Industrial Estate
Dominion Road, Southall
Middlesex UB2 5DP
​United Kingdom

Maina Imports Ltd London

Unit 5, Maina Industrial Estate
Dominion Road, Southall
Middlesex UB2 5DP
​United Kingdom

Main Southa Africa

Maina Intl. South Africa
31 Sixth Avenue
1511 Benoni
South Africa

Maina Speedy Uganda

7th St, Plot 28/30
P.O. Box 5533
Kampala, Entebbe

Kaynee Express Freight PVT LTD

A-12 Parle Colony
Subhash Road, Next to Gokul Arcade
Vile Parle East, Mumbai 400057

Maina Intl. Kenya

Unit 5, Ectoville Estate, Road A
Off Enterprise Road
P.O. Box 12562 , Nairobi

We have been working with Maina Freight for over 20 years. During this time we have developed a strong partnership with all the departments. The true test for a freight forwader is not just to provide their customers a high level of service or competitve pricing, it is to help their customers when things don't go according to plan. It is in this respect that Maina have always been number one for us and I would recommend them without reservation to any organisation in need of a professional, competitive and friendly freight forwading company.

Eng. Ayman Mohamedein

Standard Electric Egypt