The primary choice for any customer wishing to ship cargo will be via ocean freight due to its cost-effectiveness and the good transit times offered by many lines. Here is a comprehensive guide covering ocean freight for your international shipments.
Alonso Logistics India offers a comprehensive ocean freight forwarding service, catering to imports, exports and cross trade shipments. Our services cater to Less than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL) shipments, providing weekly scheduled sailings to and from all major ports worldwide.
Our ocean freight management experts’ partner with you to learn your specific requirements and advise the most affordable and feasible move option.
Ocean freight is the most common mode of cargo shipment.
The sea has been the main passage for the movement of goods for centuries and continues to be so. Large ships can carry a large amount of cargo and offer various modes of transport such as container, bulk, break-bulk or ro-ro... Goods are first packed into containers and then loaded into a ship, after which we ship them to their country of destination.
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LCL or FCL
Cargo is containerised as per the volume we need to transport. If the cargo volume is less, LCL suits better than FCL.
Less Than Container Load (LCL)
LCL shipping (meaning Less than a Container Load) is an ideal solution for customers sending small to medium sized consignments by sea. This service is where customer’s goods are grouped (consolidated) into a shipping container, for onward shipping to the same destination.
With LCL shipping you are charged on the W/M (weight or measure) meaning you will only be paying for the space occupied within the shipping container. Unlike full container shipping, where you’ll pay for sole use of the container, LCL sea freight shipping is an ideal choice for small to medium sized shipments. As well as competitive pricing, our LCL services also offer scheduled weekly sailings, prompt transit times and global coverage.
Full Container Load (FCL)
Here you are buying the container of your desired size. You are the sole owner of the container till the goods are delivered at the destination. This mode of container booking can be choose if you have huge volumes of cargo to be shipped. This is where you get sole access to a container. You can opt for this shipment when you have a huge volume of goods to be shipped. There is a flat rate for the container, and you get the advantage of your goods being accessible only to your supplier or customs.
For perishable cargo that needs temperature-controlled atmosphere for transportation, reefer containers are used. These containers manage the temperature between -60 degrees and 30 degrees.
Ro-ro ships normally transport all types of vehicles to any point on the planet.