Safe haven for your goods

Only our containers are standard

You don’t always have to ship a full container load. Our wide range of sea freight products offers scope for less. Or a lot more. Whether FCL or LCL, capital goods, food, machinery or hazardous materials: with a. hartrodt, your sea freight shipments will reach any port in the world as expeditiously as possible.

Staff with international experience will take care of your order in person. Each enquiry is processed individually. We focus on your needs and expectations when it comes to first-class transport handling. You can use us like an external logistics department that takes over all freight-related tasks: seaworthy packaging, pre-carriage, on-carriage and customs formalities. We are absolutely certain that as a small or medium-sized enterprise, you too will feel that you’re in good hands right from the start.

Imports and exports with individual service

Is your supplier located in Asia? Are you looking for a partner to organise your cross trades? Do you want to ship hazardous materials? Our global network makes us at home in every port. This means your imports and exports can be handled by one provider to ensure that everything runs smoothly and quickly within the shortest possible transit times. Do you have special requirements such as open top, flat rack or refrigerated containers? Just ask us.

Our value-added services for your sea freight:

  • L/C processing
  • Transport insurance
  • Customs clearance and fiscal representation
  • 24/7 emergency hotline (on request)
  • Shipment tracking
  • Door-to-door transport
  • Temperature-controlled transport
  • Packaging
  • Warehousing/distribution
  • IT information management

Do you want to send a shipment by sea? Do you need information about departure and transit times? Welcome on board!

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    Cross Trade

    Your company is based in Germany and you want to have a shipment sent from China to the USA? This is exactly what our cross-trade specialists do: dispatch triangle shipments through our own global network of locations and agents. And make sure that things go smoothly with the national authorities.

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    Conventional transport

    Whether heavyweight turbines or gigantic structural elements: we use heavy-cargo and heavy-lift ships for exceptionally large or heavy goods that don’t fit in a container. Our dedicated project department takes care of all the tasks associated with exceptional transport.

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    Anything that has wheels or can be put on wheels and hauled by tractor units will reach its destination quickly and safely with our ro-ro shipping services. The exceptionally short loading and unloading times and the cost effectiveness of this mode of transport make ro-ro shipment an attractive option.

Sea freight news


Ecuador: New office in Guayaquil

a. hartrodt wants to develop its import and export business at the country's most important port.
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Red Sea: How a. hartrodt rescues supply chains

Experienced teams in the global network change sea freight to air freight or combine cleverly.
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Japan: a. hartrodt expands its own LCL network

Weekly LCL containers by direct service from Hamburg to Tokyo and Yokohama.
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Source: HPA (Hamburg Port Authority)

New regulations on import turnover tax

Update Information Situation Red Sea 01/2024