FCL and LCL Transports Seafreight

Sea Freight

Sea & Air

The ports of the world are your destinations? That is a good thing, becaus we work closely with partners from seaports around the world to handle your sea freight shipments smoothly and efficiently.

For more than 40 years, we have relied on customized logistics solutions and comprehensive advice for every mode of transport. Of course, this also applies when it comes to your shipments by sea freight. Our internationally experienced teams draw on a global network of NOSTA's own services and renowned partners to ensure that your sea freight arrives on time.

Learn more about our broad portfolio of sea freight services that we offer in the areas of LCL (Less than Container Load) and FCL (Full Container Load). Benefit from our great expertise in customs clearance and discover our offer NOSTA USA Transporte, with which your goods reach one of the largest domestic markets in the world.


Our Sea Freight Services at a Glance

We not only stand for reliable FCL and LCL transport to all seaports in the world. With our well-established infrastructure on many continents, we can also handle pre-carriage and on-carriage by truck or barge for you. In addition, our team can provide you with honest advice and efficient support for all customs clearance challenges.


  • Weekly, worldwide LCL consolidated container shipments
  • Trucking services for pre-carriage and on-carriage
  • Customs clearance
  • Preperation of import and export documents
  • Just-in-time deliveries
  • Buyers Consolidation Service (LCL/FCL)


  • Worldwide FCL full container services
  • Pre-carriage and on-carriage as break-bulk traffic by barge and truck with handling in inland port
  • Inland navigation
  • Customs clearance
  • Creation of import and export documents
  • Just-in-time deliveries


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USA Transports

From Germany and Europe to the USA and back

The United States is a worthwhile destination for any industry. But getting there brings challenges. As part of our Greater Midwest Services, you get a complete one-stop shop for this complex process. We operate bonded warehouses in Germany and the US under our own management and work with established shipping lines to guarantee short lead times.

Learn more about our USA Services


Sea Containers - Types, Sizes and Dimensions

At NOSTA we understand that your sea freight is valuable. That is why we have proven container solutions to send your goods safely and efficiently across the oceans. From standard containers and reefer containers to solutions for fashion transport: we offer tailor-made solutions for your cargo.

Infloleaflet Container Sizes Sea Freight


Incoterms 2020

You want to handle sea freight with us? Then you will find the current Incoterms 2020 here, which regulate risks, costs and insurance obligations for international sea transports.

View Incoterms

Long Steel Transport from Germany to the USA

Since the first delivery in 1978, the transport of steel has been a significant aspect of the NOSTA Group. But how do we overcome the challenges of international steel transport? A case study highlights two key issues in transatlantic long steel shipments: secure transport and the complex customs clearance process from Europe to the USA. The study also provides recommendations for steel companies.

Click here for the case study


Good to know

In general, there are virtually no restrictions on which goods can be shipped by sea freight. From single cartons to entire industrial plants, we can offer you individual solutions for sea transport.

Certain hazardous goods can only be transported under strict conditions. In these and similar cases, our specialists will work with you to come up with a solution.

It is generally cheapest to ship goods over long distances by sea freight. Emissions are also the lowest compared to air freight and international rail transportation due to the size of the ships. In addition, sea freight offers increased flexibility for particularly bulky and large goods: the holds of the ships offer sufficient space for goods beyond standard containers.

Project Cargo

Our information sheet provides you with an overview of the various containers for sea freight.

Container Sizes Sea Freight

Our colleagues can handle your worldwide sea freight shipments from door to door. From pre- and on-carriage, container stowage, customs formalities, sea freight to project shipments, we can offer you comprehensive solutions.

Sea & Air
Sea & Air

Whether small loads, whole containers or bulky goods: we offer you a large portfolio of sea and air freight services such as full container transports and regular groupage services.

Air Freight
Air Freight

From consolidation and direct shipments to project and charter transports and on-board courier services. We offer a wide range of airfreight services.

Project Cargo
Project Cargo

Too big, too heavy, too wide, too complex? With many years of expertise and a strong international logistics network, we can get even unusual or oversized freight to its destination for you.


We ensure fast and smooth customs clearance for you and accompany your goods traffic across national borders.