• Maritime transport

    Maritime transport

    The Transport Management Platform

    • ✓ Network of 1400+ qualified carriers
    • ✓ Guaranteed cost reduction
    • ✓ 28,000 successful shipments

Maritime transport has always been an important part of transport on the world. And even now it is still very important, every year millions of containers are transported by sea. One of the specific characteristics of maritime transport are customs formalities. This characteristic is one of the reason why a trustworthy partner is very important.

UTURN is the biggest platform of Europe when it comes to transport. No matter if you’re looking to transport goods or want your goods transported all is possible with our network. Our network consists of more than 1400 carefully screened carriers and 300 shippers consisting of shipping lines, forwarders and importers/exporters connect on our platform for maritime transport through all of Europe. Making use of our system to not only expand and increase the volume of their business, but also to work in a more relieved and efficient way.

I need a container transported

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UTURN has the largest network of qualified carriers in Europe under a button.

Benefits for shippers

  • Get the best price on every transport
  • Publish a shipment within 1 minute
  • Receive quotes from suppliers within 15 minutes
  • Choose your favourite carrier and price

Check your rate!

I transport containers

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UTURN has more than 200 different shippers publishing thousand of shipments every month.

Benefits for carriers

  • Determine your price for every transport
  • Access to more transports from more shippers
  • Always get paid within 30 days
  • Expand your business and increase your volume

Direct access to all the shipments!

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Samskip
Aad Vlasblom

'Using UTURN has reduced our costs. For us as a shipper it is very easy to search and find capacity, with one message you can approach more than 1,200 carriers.

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Hupac
Mark Jansen

'The platform was built by people who have experience in logistics and you notice that in everything. It is a simple and well-organized platform where supply and demand come together in a transparent and therefore familiar manner'

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Mission & Relief
Quintus Opschoor

'The platform provides you with the necessary transport capacity very quickly, which makes it very time-saving. We are also taking an extra step in the field of sustainability through UTURN'.

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De Rijke Transport
Roy Evers

'Because there are many shipments from different shippers, there is always something that fits and you can ideally optimize your planning and reduce your empty kilometers. So you are very flexible with UTURN'.

Maritime transport for shippers

Are you looking for carriers for your truck transport? Then trust on our network of more than 1400 qualified carriers. All of them have been carefully screened by us on necessary permits and insurances. With the push of a button you can reach all of them. You can place your shipment within one minute and within 15 minutes you can already expect to have received the first several quotes.

But our platform is not only good for placing your shipment for maritime transport. The system behind our platform will also completely relieve you of several things. With UTURN you will always be aware of the status of your shipment. We will also take care of your administration and invoicing. Use UTURN to your advantage by finding both new partners as well as having a more efficient way of working with your existing partner(s).

Maritime transport for carriers

Are you looking for shipments for maritime transport? Then trust on our network of more than 300 shippers network consisting of shipping lines, forwarders and importers/exporters. This network is both powerful as fast-growing. They place publish thousands of shipments every month and you could be transporting.

You will be able to place a quote on these thousands of shipments. You will be able to determine the price you will transport for. Other than placing quotes for shipments you can also place your room for a price. Imagine you’re already going towards France and you have some room left. Simply place the leftover room on the platform and wait for shippers to react with shipments you could be moving. As you can see, UTURN will not only expand your business and increase your volume, but also result in less empty kilometers and higher margins.

I need a container transported

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UTURN has the largest network of qualified carriers in Europe under a button.

Benefits for shippers

  • Get the best price on every transport
  • Publish a shipment within 1 minute
  • Receive quotes from suppliers within 15 minutes
  • Choose your favourite carrier and price

Check your rate!

I transport containers

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UTURN has more than 300 different shippers publishing thousand of shipments every month.

Benefits for carriers

  • Determine your price for every transport
  • Access to more transports from more shippers
  • Always get paid within 30 days
  • Expand your business and increase your volume

Direct access to all the shipments!

What is maritime transport?

When goods (or people) are transported by sea we call that maritime transport. Both pre- and post-shipping activities can fall under maritime transport.

Mankind has used maritime transport for centuries to transport people and merchandise. International trade is at the base of both the development as ever-growing exchange of goods between countries. In the early days of international trade this was mostly by maritime transport. Maritime transport is mostly used to transport raw materials over long distances, but also used for containers full of goods.

Maritime containers were created, developed and encouraged mostly from the middle of the 1960s. These maritime containers are standardized boxes, which can pile one on top of the other. They can also contain all sorts of goods and are quite easy to handle. Other advantages are limitation of the risk of damage, breakage and theft. They also reduced the cost of transport by sea. The best part about these containers is that they can be used for all means of transport. So they can easily be transferred to other means of transport like truck and train.

Maritime transport advantages

Maritime transport is still popular nowadays when it comes to shipping good. There are several good reason for this. A couple of the maritime transport advantages are:

  • High sea vessel load capacity
  • Minimal restrictions on vessel carrying capacity
  • Substantially lower transportation costs in case of long-distance goods carriage
  • Containers used for transport by sea can be used for other means of transportation as well
  • Maritime transport is the least environmentally damaging form of commercial transport

Maritime transport disadvantages

Every form of transport comes with advantages and disadvantages. And even though maritime transport has fueled the international trade, it is no different to having disadvantages. Some of the disadvantages you need to take into account are:

  • Maritime cargo transportation is slow
  • shipping by sea can be slower than other transport means and bad weather can add further delays.
  • routes and timetables are usually inflexible

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Want to know more about UTURN?

Do you want to know more about UTURN, the biggest platform for transport in Europe? For example what sorts of other means of transport are offered on UTURN? Then take a look at one of the following pages:

Rail transport
Truck transport
Shipping Europe
Container shipping
Container tracking
Transport services

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