Ocean Freight (FCL, LCL)
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When you start to ship freight at high volumes, it’s time to consider ocean freight. Here is your guide to everything ocean, from choosing the mode that’s right for you to calculating costs and transit times.
Our Ocean Freight staff attaches great importance to customizing the booking process for our customers. That’s why we strive to allocate the ocean freight mode that best suits your needs.
Like with airfreight, shipping goods can be consolidated to benefit the customer and reduce the price, this is known as LCL (Less Container Load). If you are shipping enough goods to fit into one container, or the goods are fragile or contain chemicals / liquids, it may be good to consider FCL shipment, Full Container Load
Containers and goods are delivered to a Container Freight Station or Container Yard for consolidation and loading onto the vessel, there are numerous tariffs and costs to consider when having goods shipped or importing goods from abroad. It all depends on the agreement with your supplier, will they just be delivering to their port, your terminal, your warehouse?
Be sure to know which incoterm relates to your shipping contract, so that the responsibility between yourself and the supplier is clear.
The Advantages of Ocean Freight
Cost Effective – transporting containers of goods by ship is one of the most cost effective forms of transport, which is a beneficial supply chain management aspect for any any business and can help keep the price of goods competitive for the end customer
Heavy or Sensitive goods – for items that are big or heavy, shipping via sea might be the only way to get goods overseas and shipping ports generally have large storage capabilities
Hazardous goods – Lithium batteries, or products containing power supplies transported via Ocean freight , we work with suppliers and shipping lines to ensure this commodity is the speedily shipped from China to RSA
Environmentally Friendly – ocean freight is the most environmentally friendly form of transport for cargo, which can help boost the customers brand and reputation
Types of Ocean Freight?!
There are four major types of shipping terms our customer should know about, also known as incoterms, which set out clear definitions for where the goods are dispatched from, and to.
(1) EXW, or Ex Works means the supplier transports the goods to the factory or manufacturer.
(2) FOB, or Free on Board, which delivers to the port or terminal in the country of the supplier.
(3) CIF, or Cost, Insurance and Freight, which covers transport to the buyer’s country
(4) DAP / DDU, or Delivery at Port / Delivery and Duty, Unpaid, which delivers all the way to your facility or warehouse, excluding the cost of tariffs and taxes
We continue to pursue that same vision in today’s complex, uncertain world, working every day to earn our customers’ trust! During that time, we’ve become experts in ocean freight and sea transportation
Sea shipment, booking, arrangement, processing, and tracing and release etc
We have excellent and longstanding relationships with multiple shipping lines such as: EMC, OOCL, CSCL, COSCO, PIL, KLINE, MSK, CMA, MSC, APL, ANL, ZIM, HANJIN, CSAV, HAPAG-LLOYD, HAMBURG-SUD, SAF, HMM, YML, WANHAI, USAC
Whereby we are in a position to provide our client very good rates on FCl and LCl shipping
Our customer portal is designed to help you manage your collections, quotes, and tracking of deliveries more effectively
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1.We offer Collection and Delivery on a COD (Cash of delivery bases)' but please keep in mind, quotations provided are based on the information provided at the time of quoting, any variations in weight, volume or quantity pieces will be billed accordingly.
2. Credit Applications are available for 30 day credit terms from date of invoice' invoices are provided with an itemized billing report indicating all collections, deliveries done in accordance to rates agreed upon.
- Commodity Name
- Preferred Port of Load
- Port of Discharge
- Cargo Weight
- Dimensions of Packages
- Total Volume
We will do the rest and provide a quotation and sailing schedules within a few minutes
If there are any special instructions needs, we will request this at the time of processing; For example, if packing or consolidations are required whereby consignments from multiple supplier needs to be loaded or packed
If EXW, We will request from the supplier if they have a export license or not, if not we will assist with the export procedures
For FOB Nomination cargo, We will assist or request shipping instructions from the Supplier