Neele-Vat is the service provider for all of your ocean freight needs. We have the experience and knowledge to handle the complexities of international trade, making sure your goods are transported safely and efficiently.
We understand that every shipment is unique and requires a tailored solution. That’s why we take the time to understand your specific needs and develop a transportation plan that meets those needs. We will work with you to determine the best shipping route, transit time, and mode of transport to suit your budget and schedule.Our team of experienced logistics professionals will handle all of the documentation and customs clearance requirements, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We will keep you informed every step of the way, so you always know exactly where your goods are and when they will arrive. We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that your shipment is delivered safely and on time. Trust Neele-Vat for your ocean freight needs, and you can focus on running your business.
Ocean Freight is our passion
Specializing in export ocean freight, we can handle any shipment from one pallet to Hong Kong, a full container to Los Angeles, or several containers to Ningbo. We specialize in FCL and LCL export and our global network allows us to transport and handle your goods all over the world. -As a worldwide operating ocean freight forwarder, Neele-Vat can transport any type of cargo for you.
Our office is located in Pernis and we manage worldwide operations together with our international networks of partners whom we have built valuable and long-term relationships with over the years. Specializing in door-to-door services or home deliveries, taking care of the complete (container) transport from the factory to the final address. Trust Neele-Vat for all your global shipping needs, and let us handle the logistics so you can focus on your business.
What we do
Extensive network of contacts and excellent partnerships with various shipping companies.
We execute your worldwide door-to-door deliveries. Whether you want to import from China or export to the United States, we have the solution within Neele-Vat. From your suppliers or to your customers, fast service and clear agreements.
Box containers/ reefers / Out of Gauge
Vendor management / quality control
Consolidation services China & USA
Family owned worldwide network
Own container depot
How do we calculate our freight rate?
For a groupage container, we consolidate multiple groupage shipments from different owners into one container. In this case, you pay for the space utilized in the container. We calculate the rates using the Measurement/Weight (M/W) method: per cubic meter (‘measurement’) or per ton (‘weight’). It’s the same as the chargeable weight, but with a different name. For instance, 1 cbm of lead will weigh more than 1 cbm of feathers, and conversely, 1,000 kgs of feathers will take up more space than 1,000 kgs of lead.
Ensure that freight insurance is included as a separate line item. Typically, if freight insurance is not included in a transport proposal, it’s not included in the quote. When reviewing international freight shipping proposals, also check if the insurance covers door-to-door destination cargo. Often, the forwarder only covers goods from port to port, excluding all claims for transportation (freight carriage). Damage and theft often occur between the origin door and the origin or destination port and the destination. In our opinion, this is when the cargo is most vulnerable to claims. Learn more about freight insurance: are your goods truly covered?
Possible customs inspection
Customs usually conducts inspections aimed at specific issues or certain types of shipments. However, even if you are doing nothing wrong or if your goods are not subject to such inspections, you can still be affected by random inspections.
What we do
For handling LCL shipments in Rotterdam, we will charge for the unloading of containers, customs formalities, and any transport to the final destination.
Wharfage is a fee for cargo that remains too long in our warehouse. Generally, you don’t need to worry about wharfage. However, if a situation arises where you can’t take away your goods within the stipulated time, please contact us.
We unload using standard euro pallets and seal them. You can exchange these pallets on delivery. If this is not possible, we will have to charge for them.
For FCL we will charge the THC as well as the ISPS and the loading guidance. Once these costs have been paid to the shipping line, we will handle customs formalities and take out the container. We will then charge for transport to the final destination.
How do we calculate our freight rate?
Demurrage is a fee for cargo that remains too long in a destination port. Generally, you don’t need to worry about demurrage if you know how much time you have to keep your cargo in the port, both in import and export situations. However, a problem arises when you don’t inquire about your free time in the port, or assume that the time in all ports where your cargo arrives is equal.
For example, if the country to which you are transporting your goods has longer waiting times in the port than in another country, you will incur detention and demurrage charges that you could have avoided if you had done more research. Unfortunately, demurrage can be a costly mistake, costing hundreds of dollars for each day that your goods are in the port.
General Rate Increase (GRI)
A General Rate Increase is a surcharge that carriers add to their regular base rates. A GRI can occur on all or only a few trade routes for a certain period. Typically, carriers announce updated charges at the beginning of the month and adjust rates based on the current volume situation. A GRI is always announced.
Overweight container rates
When shipping a full container load (FCL), you will incur additional charges for overweight containers.