Transport Monaco with Seacon Logistics

Seacon Logistics is your logistics service provider and central point of contact for transport to and from Monaco. From strategic locations and together with our worldwide network of agents and partners, we quickly, smoothly and cost-effectively take care of your transport. From full loads (FTL), part loads (LTL), pallets, intermodal to special transport

In terms of economic volume, Monaco is one of the strongest locations in Europe. This second smallest and independent country is located right on the French border, is a major business location, and is a popular destination for tourists. The small principality of Monaco spans an area of only 2 square kilometres, is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, and has a population of about 40,000 people.

Monaco's economy is mainly based on services, particularly in finance and tourism. The gross domestic product (GDP) per capita is one of the highest in the world. Monaco is known for its role as a tax haven and offers an attractive tax system for businesses and residents. 

In terms of imports and exports, Monaco is mainly focused on, and dependent on, France and Italy. In addition, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom are among Monaco's most important trading partners. Monaco's most commonly traded goods are machinery, chemicals, vehicles, and textiles. Since the country is heavily dependent on international trade, transport plays an important role in Monaco. 

For Monaco transport, it is only logical for you as a company – together with Seacon as your professional partner – to take your logistics to a higher level. On this page, you can read more about our transport solutions for Monaco.

Important transport routes Monaco and your benefits 

Despite its small size, Monaco has a very well-developed and accessible infrastructure network. Below you can read more about how the country has equipped itself for international transport

Monaco's road network is directly connected to two neighbouring countries: France and Italy.The main route for road transport is the A8 motorway, which connects Monaco to Nice and the French Riviera. From here, other parts of France and the rest of Europe can be reached. Another crucial road is the N98, which connects Monaco to Menton in Italy. Transport to other parts of Italy and Europe is organised from here. Within Monaco, it is also possible to easily transport small goods via regional and local roads. 

Due to the small size of the country, Monaco's railway network is relatively small. However, it is connected to the European rail transport network via the French state railway SNCF and the Italian state railway Trenitalia. The main railway line in Monaco runs from the capital Monte-Carlo along the coast to Menton in France, from where further rail connections are available. Due to the limited resources and the size of the country, there are currently no plans for expansion, and the emphasis is on transport via road and air freight. 

Sea freight is an important transportation option for goods in Monaco. The port of Monte-Carlo is the country's main port and provides connections to other ports in Europe and the rest of the world. From here, goods are transported by ship, ensuring fast and reliable delivery. However, the port is not large enough to transport large quantities of goods. In this case, it is advisable to use nearby ports, such as the Port of Nice in France. 

Air freight transport does not play a direct role in Monaco, as the small principality does not have its own airport. However, via the Aéroport de Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport in Nice (one of the main airports in southern France), the country is only a few kilometres away and serves as an important logistics hub for the region. From here, global destinations can be reached, and intermodal transport is possible.

Aerial view of Monte Carlo showing port with luxury ships and views of the city | Transport Monaco | Seacon Logistics
Panoramic photo of Monte Carlo at sunset showing all the city's highlights | Transport Monaco | Seacon Logistics

Transport solutions from Seacon Logistics

We offer different types of transport to and from Monaco. Whether it concerns general cargo, less-than-truckload or full-truckload shipping, air freight, sea freight or freight transport – we will ensure that your goods arrive at their destination safely and on time. Below you will find our transport solutions to and from Monaco:

  • Groupage transport to Monaco
  • Pallet shipment
  • Partial loads (LTL / LCL)
  • Full loads (FCL / FTL)
  • Rail transport
  • Deliveries in the city centre
  • Delivery with tailboard
  • Express delivery to Monaco

Groupage Monaco  - LCL and LTL

The term LTL (Less Than Truck Load) is used in freight transport to indicate that only part of the available cargo space of the truck is filled. In the logistics industry, it is therefore common to combine several partial loads at one loading point or to add a partial load. In short, groupage or LTL is therefore the merging of several smaller loads into one larger load. This optimises the use of the freight container during road freight.

The abbreviation LCL stands for Less than Container Load and in sea freight refers to shipments that do not fill an entire container and are combined with other general cargo in a consolidated container. LCL transport mainly offers price advantages and some benefits in practical handling and stowage. For general cargo, only proportionate transport costs are incurred for the use of the container volume.

Full loads Monaco  - FCL or FTL

The abbreviation FCL (Full Container Load) is used in sea freight for full container loads. Unlike LCL: a load that only partially fills a container. With FCL loads, the container is loaded by a shipper and unloaded at the destination by a consignee.

With an FTL delivery (Full Truck Load), the shipment fills the entire available cargo space. The truck transports this shipment to its destination without reloading. This is for one recipient. This completely utilises the truck’s transport capacity. 

Fast delivery is the main advantage of FTL. This is because there is no need for transhipment or extra route planning to different recipients. The truck drives directly to one destination. It is the most effective method of transporting goods by road to a final destination. 


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Special transport Monaco  

In our wide range of transport services, we also offer special transport to and from Monaco. This is the worldwide transport of long, high and heavy goods that do not fit in a container or truck. We believe it is important to comply with all international regulations and guidelines in this type of transport. Especially when transporting dangerous goods, regardless of whether they are transported to or from Monaco to abroad. Below you will find an overview of all goods that Seacon Logistics transports: 

  • Long goods
  • Dangerous goods (ADR)
  • Boxes (KTN)
  • Boxes (BOX)
  • Bundles
  • Heavy load
  • Pallets (PLT)
  • Gitter boxes (GIBO)
  • Barrels (FSS)
  • Other loose goods

Transport options Monaco: to and from Asia, America, Europe and Africa

At Seacon Logistics we understand that, in addition to the quality of your products, fast shipping and associated satisfied customers are of great importance. That is why we facilitate the worldwide transport of your goods in all aspects. Goods transport within Europe is usually handled via road freight, but for shipments to and from Asia, North and South-America and Africa, we of course also have sea freight and air freight at your disposal.

From our locations at strategically located terminals, we supply all major consumer markets. By outsourcing your transport to and from Monaco to Seacon Logistics, you benefit from the advantage that you do not have to worry about complicated coordination across different continents and time zones. With us, you are guaranteed – partly thanks to the excellent cooperation with our partner network – a fast, efficient and well-organised shipment. 

Container terminal from above, showing a container ship loading sea freight and moving trucks (road transport). | Seacon Logistics

Transit and delivery times for transport to Monaco

To satisfy you and meet all your requirements, reliability and speed are paramount at Seacon Logistics. That is why we work closely with a worldwide partner network and can plan, execute and organise your transport efficiently. 

It is also possible to send express shipments, we arrange this in collaboration with our network. Fast transport services and our in-house customs clearance ensure that your transport from Monaco arrives at your customer faster than usual. 

For daily updated information and reliable transport planning, please contact us directly. Our specialists are always ready to help you. 

Customs: the correct import and export documents

Our focus is always on the entire logistics chain. To serve you even better, our in-house customs department takes care of the necessary import and export documents and transport certificates. Our Compliance Desk checks whether your goods comply with all guidelines and sanction regulations at the place of destination. This way you will not be faced with unpleasant surprises and you can concentrate on your core business. Thanks to our status as Authorised Economic Operator (previously AEO-certified) and 'preferred supplier', we can minimise delays. An important advantage for you as a customer.

Want to know more about how we unburden you in terms of customs and customs declarations? 

More about customs

Incoterms®: Protect your international trade with Monaco

As a global logistics chain director, Seacon Logistics deals a lot with Incoterms®. Although we are not involved in the commercial agreements between buyer and seller, we are often consulted about the dangers and consequences of the various Incoterms® before a transaction is concluded. In practice, many companies still underestimate the risks.

To ensure that contractual formulas in the trade of goods are interpreted equally by buyer and seller, we have created a white paper and an infographic. 

View our Incoterms® page

Important additional information: Public holidays, driving bans and local details

Monaco is a small but important country in Europe. The country is characterised by its economic strength and geographical location. Monaco is an important hub for European trade and goods transport. Below is an overview of important factors and considerations to keep in mind when transporting goods to Monaco. 

  • Customs regulations: Since Monaco is an EU member, it has the same customs regulations as other EU member states. Depending on the project, you need an EU permit or CEMT permit. Also, pay attention to bilateral permits between Monaco and third countries. Monaco is not a member of the Schengen area, but the borders are freely accessible. Our team will be happy to assist you with customs issues. 
  • Driving bans: There are no general driving bans for goods traffic in Monaco. Seacon can provide you with insight into any local restrictions to prevent possible delays. 
  • Specifics: Apart from the narrow roads that often cause problems for trucks, there are hardly any logistics locations in the country. Most logistics are organised in Nice, France. 

If you have more detailed questions about the specifics or rules in Monaco, please feel free to contact our team. In a joint logistic analysis, we examine which aspects are relevant for your goods transport. 

The strength of Seacon: logistics at its heart since 1985

Since the establishment of Seacon Logistics, we have been building our organisation as a leading logistics chain director. Today, Seacon Logistics has over 700 employees at various strategic locations throughout Europe. Yet the origins of the family business can still be felt in our organisation. And that is precisely where our strength lies. Logistic services from the heart, that's what we are all about!

With a strong we-feeling, we take on logistical challenges and work together to serve you as our customer in the best possible way. With innovative and efficient solutions, we take your logistics to a new level. Transparent communication, personal approach and entrepreneurship are the basis of our customers' trust. 

Are you interested in a transport solution to a country other than Monaco? Then take a look at one of our many other partner countries:

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