FCL (Full Container Load)
We at International Movers Network, Inc can answer for any experts needs in shipping full container-load from the U.S.A.
International Movers Network, Inc ship both dry full load containers and refrigerated full load containers.
We can also ship special equipment such as flatracks and open tops, subject to availability.
International Movers Network, Inc can provide full container load services for your needs.
The following services are included:
•Wrapping your furniture’s, using only new and latest available international packing materials to achieve maximum protection for overseas shipping.
• Full packing service included labor and material.
Return empty container to port of entry.
International Movers Network, Inc can offers besides commonly used 20'STD, 40'STD and 40'HC ocean freight containers, there are numerous of other types of ocean containers used in the international ocean freight industry, including 45' High Cube, Open Tops and Flat Racks sizes of 20' and 40' etc. However, as a rule these types of sea freight containers are subject to equipment availability from Steam Ship Lines (direct ocean freight carriers, international ocean freight transportation companies). In certain circumstances it can be limited. Then, if you are shipping a regular cargo by sea, we suggest planning your international ocean freight shipment by using one of these three types of multimodal sea freight containers below:
THREE METHODS OF SEA FREIGHT CONTAINERS STUFFING:
Shipper Owned Containers
When you book an FCL ocean freight shipment and request an ocean freight container delivery for the load you "rent" the container from the ocean freight carrier (direct international shipping company). Container's "Rent" charges are included in the international ocean freight rate. However, shipper should always remember that after container is released at the destination and left carrier's Container Yard (CY) to be unloaded at the consignee's facility, it must be returned to the ocean freight carrier's CY within a certain time limit. Otherwise container detention charges may apply on the ocean freight.
If your destination facility is far away from the international ocean freight carrier's CY, then you should pay attention to possible charges on container detention.
For example, upon your cargo release at the destination seaport (CY) your sea freight container must continue to travel by rail thousands mile away from the CY in bond or not. Then the empty sea freight container must be returned back to the ocean carrier's CY.
In this situation, in order to avoid sea freight container detention charges and eliminate expenses related to the container return, the only option is using S.O.C. - Shipper Owned Containers, i.e. an "One Way" sea freight container.
S.O.C. means that you buy a container for the international ocean freight shipment at origin. Then the sea freight container is your property and you are not obligated to its return. After it is emptied you may sell it, use for storage, destroy it etc.
However, before purchasing a container for your international ocean freight shipment you should consider:
Why do you need S.O.C? Consider a reload imported and released by customs cargo from your sea freight container to a trailer or in another container obtained at the destination.
If you still need a S.O.C then think about:
Shipper's responsibilities on commodity and export and import shipping documents submitted to an ocean freight international shipment
In respect of dealing with a freight forwarder, shipper should clear understand that he/she is responsible for description and legality of commodity and sufficiency of shipping documents submitted to an international shipment.
Carrier's ocean freight bill of lading, final document that acts as a title for shipped goods, as a rule states 'SHIPPER'S LOAD AND COUNT' and 'SAID BY SHIPPER TO CONTAIN'. That means that the international ocean carrier (and a freight forwarder who represents this carrier) is not responsible for information provided by shipper on his commodity.
A freight forwarder should guide shipper in complexity of international shipment procedures. However, it is shipper's responsibility to provide all necessary documents related to his international shipment that will be required by origin and destination country officials.
Below is the list of common used documents required to be submitted to an international shipment by sea:
A. Ocean freight bill of lading– Ocean Carrier's transport document. Shows cargo routing, consigner, consignee, cargo description, etc. The title on shipped goods.
B.1. For commercial international ocean freight shipment commercial invoice. Complete description of commodity being shipped.
B.2. For shipping household goods and personal belongings overseas – Valued Packing List An inventory list with value assigned to each item being shipped.
Notice: some courtiers require preform commercial invoices for personal international shipments as well. However, having a complete Valued Packing List submitted at origin, upon destination customs request, make it easier to transfer your Valued Packing List in form of preform commercial invoice.
In respect of U.S. Customs, all Commercial Invoices (and Valued Packing Lists) must be in English and show:
Value of cargo in US Dollars (exchange rate = date of export);
D. Packing List in ocean freight - Breakdown description: pieces, weights and packing materials. (Examples - Wood Pallets, Skids, Crates, Boxes, Dunnage, Straw Packing, etc.)
E. Fumigation Certificate - Certification that cargo and packing materials were fumigated after cargo had been containerized and is free of Infestation.
F. Special Documents - Dependent on commodity and country of origin.