Ocean freight is often the most cost effective way of transporting your freight around the world. This option is especially attractive when you can afford to wait longer to receive your goods.
Below is a listing of the different ocean freight services available to our customers. Our shipping experts can help you in determining which option is best for you.
Less-than container load (LCL)
Less-than container load, also known as “LCL” are ocean shipments which do not occupy an entire container’s space. This means that the container is shared with other freight to make up a full container. Unsure about whether or not you need LCL or FCL for your shipment? Let one of our shipping experts help you decide.
Full container load (FCL)
A full container load, otherwise known as “FCL”, are ocean shipments which take up either the entire space or weight limit of an entire container. Dimensions for standard shipping containers are as follows:
- 8 feet (width) x 8.5 feet (height) x 20 feet (length)
- 8 feet (width) x 8.5 feet (height) x 40 feet (length)
Extra tall containers are also available at 9.5 feet. If you are unsure about the size of container you will need, talk to one of our shipping experts today.
Intermodal freight are shipments in either an intermodal container or vehicle, using multiple modes of transportation (e.g. rail, ship, truck), without any direct handling of the freight itself when changing modes.