Sea freight, also known as ocean freight, is one of the longest established forms of transporting goods internationally. The Incredibles Logistics specializes in providing expert international ocean freight forwarding services to companies large and small. We are an integral part of our clients export departments, offering custom tailored ocean/sea freight logistics solutions for a wide variety of cargo. It’s also one of the most economical.
While air freight is favored for time-sensitive shipments, sea freight is still the first choice for many businesses and individuals looking for a cost-effective solution.
FCL shipping is a type of ocean freight and the term FCL refers to full container load. Shipping FCL does not mean you need to have enough cargo to fill an entire container. You may ship a partially filled container as FCL.
The benefit is that your cargo will not share a container with other shipments, like it would happen if you picked as a less than a container load (LCL).
It is common for exporters and importers to ship their cargo in a half full or partially full containers, due to time constraints, deadlines or to protect their cargo from contamination of other cargoes.
Most FCL shipments are door-to-port, but it is possible to ship FCL port-to-port, port-to-door, or door-to-door.
Small businesses and individual customers may not typically consider sea freight as a viable option, as it tends to be associated with larger companies exporting high volumes of commercial cargo. But sea freight services can also be a great option for transporting personal effects.
With our LCL (part container load) service, you don’t need to have enough cargo to fill a whole container in order to get a beneficial shipping rate.