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 full container load services help you move your needs as soon as you may 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.
• Disassemble of furniture.

• Full packing service included labor and material.
• Prepare packing list of the goods will be compiled and each parcel numbered. (A copy will be left with the customer).
• Arrive with container line to origin address.
• Load goods and car (if require) into container.
• Transporting the shipment (container) to the port of exit.
• Export Documents, Terminal Handling Charges and Port Fees in origin.
• Sea freight (shipping) to the port of destination, Fuel surcharge (BAF).
• Custom clearance aboard.
• Delivery container to final address.
• Unloading the shipments by professional movers, set up furniture and boxes according to your direction.
• Pick up debris on the same day of delivery.

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:  

20' STANDARD MULTIMODAL SEA FREIGHT CONTAINER

Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 19'-5'' x 7'-8'' x 7'-9' 1/2'' (5.919 m x 2.340 m x 2.380 m)

Cubic Capacity: 1,165 cubic ft (33.0 cbm)

40' STANDARD MULTIMODAL SEA FREIGHT CONTAINER

Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 39'-6 1/2''x 7'-8'' x 7'-9 1/2'' (12.051 m x 2.340 m x 2.380 m)
Cubic Capacity: 2,377 cubic ft (67.3 cbm)

40' HIGH CUBE MULTIMODAL SEA FREIGHT CONTAINER

Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 39'-6 1/2'' x 7'-8 1/4''x 8'-9 1/2'' (12.056 m x 2.347 m x 2.684 m)
Cubic Capacity: 2,684 cubic ft (76.0 cbm)

*Payload weight exceeds over-the-road legal limits in US and Canada. Recommended maximum ocean freight containers payload for the US and Canada is 35,000 lbs per 20' and 42,000 lbs per 40'.

THREE METHODS OF SEA FREIGHT CONTAINERS STUFFING:

  1. A 'LIVE LOAD' - means that International Movers Network, Inc trucker will deliver an ocean freight container to your location and wait while you load, secure and seal the container for the international shipment. Free loading time may vary from one to two hours.
     
  2. A 'DROP AND PICK' - means that International Movers Network, Inc trucking company's driver will deliver and leave the ocean freight container at your location for several days. Then he will return to pick up the loaded, secured and sealed sea freight container. 'drop and pick' has the advantage that shipper can take a time on loading and securing commodity in the sea freight container.
     
     
  3. 'IN A WAREHOUSE QUALITY LOADING' - (do not confuse with a service from an International Movers Network, Inc) means that shipper self-delivers loose cargo to International Movers Network, Inc company's warehouse or to a loading dock of company, which specialize in quality loading of cargo into sea freight containers for international shipments. Once goods are received and accepted by the shipping warehouse, it will be loaded and secured in the ocean freight container. Then the container will delivered to port of exit or rail terminal.
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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. 
   
There are a lot of dealers in every country around the world that sells new and used multimodal sea freight containers. Consider S.O.C. in your shipment.

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:

  • Does rate offered effective for S.O.C? 
  • Does international ocean carrier require a sea freight container condition survey before the container is loaded?
  • Consider a crane usage for lifting your ocean freight container on/from chassis or flatbed. Most container delivery trailers are designed to slide containers off to the ground & cannot handle the weight of a loaded sea freight container.  
  • Do not overload sea freight container. Consider road weight and ports cranes limitations.
  • Do you have insurance of the type that will cover you in the event that ocean freight container failure damages the cargo of others or the vessel? Most likely you insurance will cover your cargo, but not the damage you do to others. 
  • Notice: S.O.C may send a negative message to Customs. Customs know that "Shipper Owned Containers" may mean a "one way trip", it can often mean junk or even hazardous cargo and often purchased at the end of their service life.

 

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:

MANDATORY DOCUMENTS:

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);
Shippers full name and address (M.I.D. - manufacturer’s identification);
Consignee full name and address;
Detailed description of cargo/freight;
Quantity of cargo shipped;
Weight of cargo shipped;
Cargo's Country of Origin
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS DEPENDING ON COMMODITY AND COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

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.

Visa
Quota
Visa/Quota
Certificate of Origin
North American Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin (N.A.F.T.A.)
Packing Declaration
Dangerous Goods Declaration - hazardous materials
Fish and Wildlife Declaration
Consular Legalized documents
F.D.A.
U.S.D.A.
Anti-Dumping