Dual-Mode Freight Solutions
Sea and Air

Espace understands the delicate balance of cost of freight vs time of delivery.

For a recent project moving bespoke machinery in the confectionary market from Birmingham, UK to Brisbane, Australia, we used our knowledge of the global freight market to deliver on both counts.

The Problem

For a 10,000+ mile journey, we had two options to move this oversized machinery to its destination.

  • Fly via a specialist freighter aircraft
  • Travel on the sea for 50 days on the water

Neither option would work  as a stand alone solution for our client. The cost on air being too high and the transit time on the sea too long.
Working towards a deadline, Espace jumped in to help.

The Solution

Using our comprehensive network of WCA agents in 200+ countries, Espace found a way to move this cargo via both air and sea as a combined freight solution. 

Moving the cargo from Birmingham, UK to Singapore via air freight, transferring to a shipping container and finally spending a fortnight on the water to reach Brisbane, Australia. This made the best use of both methods of transport as dual-mode freight, allowing each to shine.

Dual Mode Case Study Sea and Air Freight

The Result

Using both modes of freight saved both time and cost on this project.

  • 50% reduction in cost compared to air freight only
  • Over 30 days faster compared to sea freight only

Espace continues to develop and learn more effective ways to support our customers, tailoring solutions to provide you the best possible result in freight forwarding


Reduction in Cost Compared to Air Freight Only

Days Faster Than Sea Freight Alone

If these solutions could work for you call 01543 418700 or email