Transport Romania with Seacon Logistics
Seacon Logistics is your logistics service provider and central point of contact for transport to and from Romania. 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.
The EU member state of Romania is located in East-Central Europe and borders Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and the Black Sea. With approximately 19 million inhabitants and an area of more than 238,000 square kilometres, it is one of the larger countries in Europe. The country has now developed into a profitable location within Europe.
Economically, the country has developed strongly in recent years. The gross domestic product (GDP) has steadily improved and is now one of the highest in Southeastern Europe. The focus on mechanical engineering, textiles, shoes, clothing and automotive parts (products that still determine the country's imports and exports) has contributed to this development.
Romania's key trading partners are mainly European countries, including: Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Poland and the Netherlands. In addition to the connection and close partnership with Western Europe, Romania's geographical location offers an advantage in organising efficient transport to Asia.
For Romania 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 Romania.
Important transport routes Romania and your advantages
The Romanian economy has developed strongly in recent decades. The development of infrastructure that allows for fast and efficient transportation is at the core of its success.
The Romanian road network is by far the most important means of road transport in the country, in part because the country has large industrial complexes in the energy, automotive, IT, and agricultural sectors that depend on an efficient infrastructure. The roads cover a length of more than 80,000 kilometres. Especially the connecting roads between the country's main cities are well-developed and suitable for freight transport. The European Route 85 (which is considered an important connection between Romania and Ukraine) and the European Route 551 (which serves as an east-west connection linking the country via the Czech Republic with Germany) are prominent roads.
Romania has a relatively long rail transport network of about 20,000 kilometres and is generally in acceptable condition. Neighbouring countries are easily accessible by rail. Crucial railway connections are: the line between Bucharest and the Hungarian capital Budapest, the line between Bucharest and Constanta on the Black Sea, and the connection between Bucharest and the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
Romania has several airports from which air freight is possible. The main Henri Coandă Airport is located in Bucharest and serves as the main hub in Romania for international air traffic. Other interesting airports for cargo transport are located in Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași and Sibiu. Air freight traffic has increased significantly in recent years and is very popular, especially for the transport of high-tech products, pharmaceuticals and electronics. The Romanian airports cooperate closely with other European airports, offering direct connections to the European air freight network.
Romania's sea freight is important to the country due to its direct location on the Black Sea.This is mainly handled through the port of Constanța, which is located in the northeast of the country. It is the main port for trade with the Black Sea countries and for goods transport to Eastern Europe. Other interesting and smaller ports are the port of Braila, Midia and Tulcea.
Important cities for cargo transport in Romania
Romania is an important transportation hub between Western and Eastern Europe and has developed steadily in terms of industry and transport in recent decades.
Particularly, the following three cities are of great importance for goods transport:
Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania and also serves as the economic, cultural and artistic centre of the country.With a population of about 2 million people, an international airport and seaports on the Danube, it is an important logistics hub. The city has the most logistics centres in the country, providing investment opportunities for international companies.
Cluj-Napoca is located in western Romania and serves as the largest city in Western Romania and as the economic centre of the Transylvania region. The city has a well-developed infrastructure that is directly connected to other countries via the E60 highway, which is also part of the European main road network. In particular, companies from the mechanical engineering, electronics, textile and food processing sectors have settled in the city and are contributing to its development.
Timișoara, like Cluj-Napoca, has developed as an important economic centre in western Romania.The city is close to the border with Serbia and is therefore also important for transport to other Southeastern European countries. Thanks to the region's international airport and developed highway connection to Belgrade, Timișoara is connected to all relevant transport routes.
Transport solutions from Seacon Logistics
We offer different types of transport to and from Romania. 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 Romania:
- Groupage transport to Romania
- Pallet shipment
- Partial loads (LTL / LCL)
- Full loads (FCL / FTL)
- Rail transport
- Deliveries in the city centre
- Delivery with tailboard
- Express delivery to Romania
Groupage Romania - 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 Romania - 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 Romania
In our wide range of transport services, we also offer special transport to and from Romania. 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 Romania to abroad. Below you will find an overview of all goods that Seacon Logistics transports:
- Long goods
- Dangerous goods (ADR)
- Boxes (KTN)
- Boxes (BOX)
- Heavy load
- Pallets (PLT)
- Gitter boxes (GIBO)
- Barrels (FSS)
- Other loose goods
Transport options Romania: 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 Romania 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.
Transit and delivery times for transport to Romania
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 Romania 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.mer.
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Incoterms®: Protect your international trade with Romania
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.
Important additional information: Public holidays, driving bans and local details
Romania has already taken many steps towards becoming a true industrial country in terms of both economy and politics. In addition, a number of regulations have been implemented to make transportation safer and more efficient. Some important points are summarised in the following list:
- Customs regulations: You may need an EU permit or CEMT permit for international transport. Furthermore, bilateral permits between Romania and third countries may be relevant. We are happy to take care of this for you.
- Driving bans: In Romania, trucks with a GVW of more than 3.5 tonnes are not allowed to drive on all Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (between 07:00 and 22:00 hours) on certain routes. Please contact Seacon for information on regulations.
- Toll: Tolls must be paid on highways and some other roads in Romania to finance the maintenance and development of the road network. These charges are calculated based on the distance travelled and the vehicle class.
- Transport of dangerous goods: Although it is relatively easy to transport dangerous goods in Romania, there is very little cargo space available, as corresponding vehicles are rarely available. We are happy to help you organise and direct your goods safely.
If you have more detailed questions about the specifics or rules in Romania, 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.
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