Materials, components, sub-assemblies, products and other merchandise imported to Finland are purchased from suppliers who sell the goods most cost efficiently when taking into account the price, quality, and freight costs. However, this alone does not guarantee the profitability of imports, but attention shall also be paid to logistics and transport as part of the deal. The management of import logistics emphasizes not only freight costs, but also the ability to realistically assess transportation schedules, ensure the availability of information, react quickly when unforeseen factors arise, and as a whole, handle the shipments to the import company’s gratification. A professional forwarding company is of invaluable assistance when making logistics decisions. Based on the delivery term, the forwarding company must be able to select the most appropriate and economical method of transport, take care of customs clearance and other forwarding procudures and connect the links in the transport chain to minimize any inconvenience.
We can offer you:
Personal customer service
All forwarding assignments will be taken care by a named import specialist from the very beginning of your assignment to the end. We are very proud of our strong team of professionals with long experience and expertise in all things logistics.
Fast, clear and competitive pricing policy
We will give you a quote consisting of total freight and forwarding price within a few hours of your enquiry.
Road-, sea-, air- and railway transport requiring special knowledge
The buyer/seller may have very specific requirements that can only be fulfilled with expert knowledge acquired over a long period of time - these might be specific delivery times, needs relating to handling of the goods or forwarding documents, intermediate storage or re-loading ban to name but a few. Our expertise ensures a smooth and efficient operation no matter what the requirements are.
We are experts in international logistics and forwarding. An individual company involved in foreign trade is rarely well informed of all the ins and outs of different road-, sea-, and air transportation alternatives or the many formalities and regulations included in import and export. We have done it our business to know everything about forwarding offering you cost effective solutions and minimising risks and hassle freeing you time to concentrate on your core business.
Please be in touch - we look forward to hearing from you and providing solutions to your transport needs.
We handle overseas transport with customs formalities.
Due to our cooperation with several shipping companies we can select among many different alternatives depending on the places of departure and destinations.
In sea freight less than container loads (LCL) refer to a consignment shipped in a sea container and unloaded in the port of destination. Full container loads (FCL) on the other hand are transported in full units from the loading place to their destination. SNcargo handles both LCL and FCL freights with customs formalities either to port or door-to-door, depending on the terms of delivery.
On the right you can see the measurements for the 20´ and 40´ containers, which may vary a bit depending on the shipping company and the age of the container.
lenght: 5,89 m
widht: 2,33 m
height: 2,37 m
door widht: 2,32 m
door height: 2,28 m
maximum weight: 24000 kg
maximum loading weight: 21750 kg
weight of empty container: 2250 kg
maximum volume: 32,5 cbm
holds 11 eur pallets
lenght: 12,01 m
widht: 2,33 m
height: 2,37 m
door widht: 2,32 m
door height: 2,28 m
maximum weight: 30480 kg
maximum loading weight: 26480 kg
tweight of empty container: 4000 kg
maximum volume: 66 cbm
holds 23 eur pallets
We arrange import transport by truck between Finland and the following countries:
Austria, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaidzan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Britain, Bulgaria, Croatia, CzechRepublic, Slovania, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
We arrange the transport of groupage, part loads and full loads from door to door in the above-mentioned countries provided the customs and traffic technical requirements can be met. We provide transport outside the EU with the necessary export clearance and transport from outside the EU with import clearance.
We also see to the filling in of any other necessary documents in international transport.
Our global network of contacts specialized in airfreight helps us to transports your import and export shipments by air. The network of our cooperation partners cover more than 200 countries.
SNcargo Ltd arranges rail transport from the following counties in the CIS group, the Caucasus and Central Asia:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Belarus and Russia.
Transport can be arranged provided there are railway cars and containers available and the operating environment remains stable.
SNcargo Ltd recommends rail transport when it is more economical than road or sea transport and there are railway cars and containers available to suit the client’s timetable, and when the quality standard expected by the client can be achieved by using rail transport.
Transport of oversize cargo
What does oversize cargo mean in road, sea and air transport?
In this context oversize cargo refers to an item whose dimensions and/or weight are so big that regular transport equipment cannot be used (containers in sea transport and trailers in road transport).
In air transport oversize cargo cannot be defined in the same way as the measurements of the cargo hold vary depending on the plane type. Additionally, airlines decide case-specifically the size of cargo items loaded on each flight. Therefore the availability of air transport depends on the types of planes, the plane’s other intended cargo and the airline’s decision.
Important for the client to keep in mind:
Particularly in case of oversize cargo, the client shall carefully check the maximum dimensions and gross weight of the transportable items and inform the forwarding agent of them. This will ensure that the goods can be loaded and transported as agreed. Another point to take into account is that loading and unloading may impose special requirements, such as the availability of a crane.
Added value provided by SNcargo in the transport of oversize cargo:
As professionals we know every little detail that must be taken into consideration both in the transport chain and the flow of information. We know which questions to ask our client to be able to handle the transport needs to the client’s satisfaction.
We look forward to hearing from you to learn what your transport needs are. Based on our wide experience we can offer you competitive solutions to transport your oversize cargo by road, sea or air to fulfil any special requirements you may have.
SNcargo Ltd handles moving transport by road, sea and air to Finland and from Finland. However, SNcargo does not provide any moving service.
What is the difference between moving transport and moving service?
A moving service company usually sees to transport, provides the moving boxes, packs and carries the movables from the old location to the vehicle and at the destination from the vehicle to the new location. Transport of movables, on the other hand, is a service less comprehensive and clearly less expensive as the people moving are themselves responsible for tasks that would be carried out by moving service companies.
Moving transport is a sensible alternative in situations when the people moving are ready to do some of the work themselves to cut costs. Moving transport costs much less than comprehensive moving service as the movables are transported together with other cargo and less labour is required.
The actual transfer of goods from one location to another plays only a minor part in the management of international transport and logistics. An unhindered flow of data among the supplier, recipient, carrier and other transport parties as well as the proper preparation of all the documents required in international transport to avoid any complications in transit are just as important as the carriage of goods.
SNcargo sees to all this and also performs the following procedures involved in foreign transport:
- export clearance
- import clearance
- tariff classification
- the intrastate statistics
We can also be of assistance when drawing up other import and export documents and meeting any legal requirements.
We carry out any tasks in compliance with the rules and regulations of the General Conditions of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders (NSAB 2000).
tel. +358 2 529 8921
m. +358 40 539 9834
SNcargo has storage space in Pori. Through our contacts we can arrange storage space in many other towns, too. We are delighted to be of service to you when looking for storage space.
Oy SNcargo Ltd will forward your cargo with the most suitable transportation method available from all the 195 countries below (there is however some ambiquity, as for example Taiwan is commonly seen as an independent country although it is not recognised by China, and Kosovo has the recognition of sovereignty by 111 of the UN member states).
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic (CAR)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Costa Rica
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
Myanmar (formerly Burma)
North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia)
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
United Kingdom (UK)
United States of America (USA)
Vatican City (Holy See)