Reliable lead times, available cargo capacity, and competitive rates are essential in global sea freight. But how many global logistics companies do you know that place customer proximity and personal service at the heart of their service?

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We interpret business relationships as partnerships. Because close and trustful cooperation enables us to understand your needs and to develop optimal sea freight solutions together. In doing so, we focus on sustainable concepts that contribute to your business success.

Our expertise in a global network, close relationships with the world's leading shipping companies, combined with the continuous development of our digital tools, ensure the smooth transport of your shipments - from one source and across all oceans of the world.

We transport full-container-loads (FCL), less-than-container-loads (LCL) as well as complete project shipments according to your requirements to the point of destination. Customs clearance, precise shipment documentation, and the thorough handling of your goods are only a part of our product portfolio.

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At a Glance

  • Global Hellmann Network
  • Close partnerships with all leading shipping companies
  • Reliable availability of loading capacities
  • Industry specific logistics solutions
  • Full-service through multimodal solutions in pre- and post-carriage
  • Real-time shipment tracking
  • Transport solutions for LCL, FCL containers, breakbulk or RoRo shipments
  • Most modern IT systems
  • Highest standard in the implementation of the Solas regulations (VGM)

Our Sea Freight Products

Smart Ocean

With Hellmann Smart Ocean, we offer you real-time transport monitoring for your business. You can benefit from a complete overview of your shipments in real-time, such as estimated times of arrival and analyses of demurrage and detention costs.

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Sea Freight Rules & Regulations

SOLAS - Verified Gross Mass (VGM)

SOLAS is the International Convention on Safety Of Life At Sea. The regulations have a fundamental impact on how we have to manage the movement of containerized cargoes within our International Supply Chains.


IMO 2020

IMO 2020 is a new International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation for the use of Low Sulphur Fuel effective Jan 1st, 2020. This regulation is the largest in a series of IMO measures to reduce marine pollution across the entire shipping industry and ultimately achieve a CO2 emission reduction consistent with the Paris Agreement temperature goals. The regulation will see a decrease in the sulfur content in fuel from 3.5% to 0.5% (mass by mass).

IMO 2020


Nine years after the last revision, the new Incoterms® 2020 from ICC came into effect on January 1, 2020. The new terms grasp significant changes, regardless of being a buyer or seller, these new terms may be noteworthy to you. Here’s everything you need to know.


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