Ocean Freight.

Ocean Freight

Ocean freight is one of the core activities of TLN. Clients are offered a full range of ocean freight services, all the way from the place of origin overseas to inland destinations deep within the East African Region.

FCL Container Freight Services

AT TLN we always do our very best to find the ideal solution for your FCL (Full Container Load) consignment from all over the world through the ports of East Africa to the regional destination of your cargo. With our logistics experts at the ports of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam we can give you the best possible service required before your shipments reach the final destination in the East African hinterland. There, our office at Kampala will take care of your cargo and monitor it right up to the consignee’s premises.

TLN also has contacts at every border crossing to provide and grant a smooth passage and clearing from one country to the other.

Using our expertise, you will be sure to get the best possible mix of all these factors, according to your individual requirements.


LCL Consolidated Freight Services

Through our global business partners TLN operates regular container consolidation services from China, India, UAE, South Africa, and Europe, direct via the ports of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam to Kampala in Uganda and other destinations in East Africa.

TLN clears, stores and distributes your goods within Uganda and allover East Africa. TLN serves a clientele that could not previously afford to ship small consignments so cheaply and efficiently.

Ephraim Sentamu Kaddu, TLN Uganda Ltd.


Heavy machines, trucks, cars and all other vehicles such as excavators, front loaders, etc can be transported on RO/RO vessels, which are equipped with a ramp where the cargo can Roll on and Roll off on its own wheels or on mafi-trailers. Transformers, big crates and oversized cargo can be lashed onto mafi trailers to guarantee smooth and secure handling during transformation by sea.

TLN will give you full support and provide everything to ensure satisfactory transportation of your goods from all ports of the world. TLN can be your nominated agent to effectively handle all your goods.

Ephraim Sentamu Kaddu, TLN Uganda Ltd.

Conventional/Bulk Cargo

Some bulk goods cannot be conveniently carried in containers and such goods are carried using conventional vessels. This can be unpacked cargo such as grains, pumped directly from silos at the ports into the vessels loading bays, or bagged cargo. Other uses of conventional vessels include shipping of goods that, owing to their weight or dimensions cannot be loaded in a container.

The logistics of infrastructure and other projects often involves shipment of goods on conventional vessels. TLN’s network of projects experts from major global freight forwarding firms can provide you with the right solution for your shipment, no matter what size or weight or what kind of vessel is required.