international ocean freight shipping
Steamships do the brunt of the import-export business. Ocean transport provides an efficient and cost-effective means to transport your freight internationally. As a business owner in a fluctuating economy, handling the transportation of your goods in addition to running a successful company can quickly become a burden. That’s where we come in – at Global Gateway Logistics, every member of our knowledgeable team is an expert in the supply chain industry, and works to find the right route for your cargo at the right price.
International ocean shipping requires a significant amount of planning and strategizing. Our mutually beneficial relationships with vendors across the globe allow us to stay agile and ahead of the curve. When we analyze your freight’s characteristics, we plan for all possible outcomes, so you can rest assured that your cargo is in good hands.
Our Ocean Freight Solutions
At Global Gateway Logistics, we offer a variety of ocean freight solutions to our customers. We know that every business’ needs differ, so we take the time to understand your company and its goals to seek the best ocean service possible. Shipping options available to you include:
Full Container Loads (FCLs)
Full container loads, or FCLs, are considered the standard form of freight forwarding for those who have many goods to ship. Because you are renting the entire container, you won’t need to worry about sharing the space with other companies’ goods. Therefore, if you are shipping fragile cargo, FCL is the option with the least amount of risk. There are many sizes of containers to fit your cargo needs and by working with our team, we will help you find the best option that will save you costs and help transport your goods safely.
Less than Container Loads (LCLs)
If you only have a few pallets of goods to be internationally shipped, it may not make sense to utilize an FCL solution. In that situation, it’s almost impossible to secure competitive rates by your lonesome. However, our relationships with vendors around the world allow us to find the best ocean shipping deal. We work to group your goods with others that need to take the same route, therefore creating full containers of cargo. Simply use our quote tool or contact us with your shipment’s weight and measurements, and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll put our expertise to work in finding a possible route and accurate quote.
Designed for cargo that needs a regulated environment while being shipped, temperature-controlled containers keep your sensitive freight at the right temperature and humidity level. Whether you’re shipping pharmaceuticals, fruits, ice cream, or chemicals, our experts will ensure your load has the accurate equipment to maintain the quality of your goods.
Let Us Handle Your Ocean Shipping Solutions
The industry of international ocean freight shipping is highly complex and contains numerous regulations in which to follow. With many options available to your company, it can be difficult to determine what is best. Let us handle every step of your international ocean shipping process from origin to destination, so you can focus on what you do best – running your business. Our experience and drive will positively impact your supply chain strategy. Let’s be partners – contact us today to get started!