What's Ocean Freight ?
Ocean freight,also called Sea Freight,Seaway, is the method of transporting goods through the seaway.
It is an important part of cross-border trade that lets people move massive amounts of goods between countries.
The most common way for ocean freight is called Container Shipping,technically named containerization. With this option, Cargo are shipped using containers with standard sizes of 20GP, 40GP, 40HQ, 45HQ.
The below table provides measurements for the most commonly used shipping containers.
Capacity (m3/CBM) （Based on real loading data)
20′ Standard Dry Container
40’ Standard Dry Container
40’ High Cube Dry Container
45’ High Cube Dry Container
There are two types of shipment in Ocean Freight –FCL & LCL.
The shipping company advises you on whether your shipment needs an LCL or FCL shipment.
FCL (Full Container Load), is suitable for goods that are huge enough to be transported in one whole container. The goods fill the entire container. If you opt for FCL, you get a dedicated container to transport your goods.
LCL (Less Than Container Load) ,are best suited for goods that are not big/more enough to fill a whole container. So the goods are loaded and transported in a shared container with other people’s shipments. The forwarder/logistics company will provide these LCL seaway service.
JiuFang Logistics is expert in providing FCL and LCL shipping service.