Ocean Freight Rates offered by the best in the business. Please complete the following form. Various Freight Forwarders will be providing rate quotes. These freight forwarders are top notch and will offer great service.
Ocean freight, also called sea freight, is the movement of goods internationally by sea. Ocean freight is by far the most popular option for shipping goods internationally. Approximately 87 % of goods are transported around the world by sea.
When you get a quote, ask about fuel surcharges so you can better understand your costs. You may also want to ask how long that quote is good for, as the fluctuation in fuel prices can mean last week’s quote is different this week.
The other thing you’ll want to consider is Insurance
The most common Container sizes are:
- 20-foot container – This is the standard size in sea freight container shipping. It is also the measure by which container ship capacity is stated. The term TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) refers to the number of 20-foot containers that a particular vessel can hold.
Weigh Capacity (Pounds): 37,500 lbs.
Volume Capacity (Cubic Feet): 1,165 cu. ft.
Internal Dimensions: 19.4 ft. length x 7.7 ft. width x 7.5 ft. height
- 40-foot container – This is the most common size container found on container ships. It is two 20-foot containers placed end to end. The FEU (Forty-foot Equivalent Unit) is the measure used to state a container ship’s capacity concerning this larger container size.
Payload Capacity (Pounds): 46,500 lbs.
Payload Capacity (Cubic Feet): 2,390 cu. ft.
Internal Dimensions: 39.5 ft. length x 7.7 ft. width x 7.9 ft. height
Shipping restrictions apply to certain products.
Freight forwarding companies follow strict regulations. Certain products cannot be transported without proper documentation and
- Dangerous Goods (including flammable liquid and toxic items)
- Drugs (prescription and recreational)
Ocean freight rates will be provided by various companies who are part of a professional Network.