Smartways is the world’s fourth largest provider of ocean freight services. The company’s relationship with customers is moving away from purely transactional business to value-added propositions.



The company is present in all major cities and ports and has a strong presence in Asia Pacific, which remains the largest ocean freight market globally.



Smartways  enjoys partnerships with the majority of the world’s biggest ocean carriers, contracting space allocations on a variety of their routes to manage capacity in line with the demand from its customer base. For Smartways, a global network, service reliability, IT integration and financial stability are the major qualities it looks for when securing agreements with long-term partners.


IT infrastructure

A major contributor to Smartways industry-leading position is its custom-built IT infrastructure. This connects seamlessly to both its customers’ systems and those of its shipping partners, allowing instantaneous order booking and real-time status updates along the supply chain.


Smartways Express Line

With Smartways Express Line, our Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), Smartways as agent for Smartways can issue Ocean or Combined Transport Bills of Lading and Waybills. We work with best-in-class alliances and shipping partners.


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