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Full Container Load (FCL) Services

FCL is defined as a container stuffed with goods pertaining to one single shipping consignment from one single exporter to one single importer, regardless of the actual volume occupied by the goods inside the container.
The process involves pre carriage of an empty ocean container from the container terminal to the shipper’s location, stuffing of the container at the shipper’s location, and returning the stuffed container to the terminal for further international shipping to the nominated destination.

FCL ocean freight transportation options:

  • Door to Door transportation
  • Door to Port transportation
  • Port to Port transportation
  • Port to Door transportation
Less Than Container Load (LCL) Services
LCL is defined as a consignment of cargo, which is inefficient to fill a shipping container. It is grouped with other consignments for the same destination in a container at a container freight station.
LCL ocean shipping is the most convenient and cost efficient way of international transportation for small and medium sized shipments.  For customers with less than a container load of cargo to be shipped, LCL ocean shipping provides them all the benefits of FCL shipping at a fraction of the cost but with the same time and shipping frequency and quality of service.

Inter-modal - Multi-Modal Freight Transportation 
is combining at least two different modes of transportation - track rail and ocean, used in ocean freight shipping to improve efficiency and achieve low cost shipping and on time delivery.

RO-RO (Roll-on / Roll-off) 
is ocean international shipping for cargo on wheels such as cars, trailers, trucks, tractors and other wheeled equipment not requiring crane loading and unloading operations.
Break Bulk Cargo / Project Cargo
is over sized, overweight and over dimensional cargo shipped in individual pieces such as drilling equipment, yachts, transformers, machinery, ore and other over dimensional cargo not containerized.
Vehicle Ocean Transportation Services
we offer Ro-Ro and containerized car shipping. We provide full service starting with proper documentation, vehicle validation, loading, blocking, bracing and safe delivery to designated overseas destination.
Boats and Yachts Shipping Services

Boat and Yacht Ocean Transportation Options

  • ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF (RO/RO) – for boats/yachts on trailers
  • Containerized
  • Inland Transportations
Household Goods and Personal Effects Shipping Services
we can provide to our customers complete door to door, containerized ocean freight services. Shipper will be guided through the whole personal effects international shipping process.
Ocean Freight Insurance 
we offer a full range of ocean freight insurance coverage. We provide quick and easy multi-modal freight insurance. We can insure your freight for partial shipping (ocean, rail and truck) or the whole transportation.
  • All Risk Cargo Insurance
  • Total Loss Cargo Insurance
  • Standard Cargo Insurance
Ocean Freight Consolidation 
we offer warehouse ocean freight consolidation and we also offer safe and secure crating, packaging and palletizing services for your consolidated cargo.

Container Sizes 
are different in size, capacity and specifications. Based on customer needs we offer a full range of ocean freight containers 20’ DV, 40’ DV and 40’ HC 45’ HC, Reefer, Open Top, Flat Rack, Platform, Tank Containers.

Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)

  • IMO Class – International Maritime Organization hazardous materials class.
  • Packing Group – specify the level of protective material required during ocean transportation.
  • UN Number - United Nations Number. This is an internationally recognized number assigned to a specific class or material of dangerous cargo.
  • Flash Point - temperature at which the material can be ignited or vaporized to form an ignitable mixture in the air.

Shipper Owned Containers (SOC) and Container Sale 
We offer shipper owned container service. We can supply the container, arrange surveying, repairing, painting and transporting the container to the port of export or desired international destination along with full insurance coverage. The ocean container will be inspected and surveyed to assure that you are not only purchasing a storage container but also a seaworthy cargo container.  

Ocean Import to the USA 
International Flash Service provides full ocean freight service for cargo imported into the USA. Thanks to our network of agents, we can manifest your import cargo with U.S. Customs & Border Protection and arrange bonded warehousing and customs clearance for your freight.

Ocean Export from the USA 
International Flash Service also provides full ocean freight service for cargo exported from the USA. Thanks to our network of agents, we can arrange for all the export documentation and reporting (filing) to be done in a timely manner.


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