In sea transportation delivery or transit time is usually stipulated approximately as it depends on a great number of factors.
Speaking in terms of transporting containers by sea, the delivery time is primarily determined by the line effecting the shipment. Every container line has a schedule showing the number of vessels and their routes. The more vessels operate between the targeted sea ports, the sooner you can ship your cargo. The route, in its turn, provides information on how many transit ports the vessel calls in, - the lesser, the sooner cargoes will be delivered to the port of destination.
Apart from that, delivery time is strongly influenced by the season, economic situation, and possible military conflicts in the regions on the vessel’s route, as well as piracy risks.
Below is approximate data on delivery time to the port of Saint-Petersburg from some of the most popular countries:
|Country of Origin||Transit Time (days)|