International Ocean Freight Forwarding Services

Ocean freight forwarding is a convenient and effective way to transport your goods anywhere in the world. We provide professional sea freight shipping to our valued clients at an economical rate. Our services take care of all the hassles of shipping your cargo to the desired destination. And so you can concentrate on what matters most: increasing your profits.

As a licensed and experienced ocean transportation intermediary, we are always available to help you understand the ins and outs. Whether you’re shipping normal container loads, enormous commodities, or other cargo, we will provide you the optimal solution.

Our experts offer comprehensive consultation and advice to all of our clients at very reasonable rates and the ability to create tailored choices that match their needs.

What is an ocean freight forwarder?

An ocean freight forwarder is a person or company that specializes in moving cargo via ship. Ocean forwarders leverage their trusted contacts with carriers and partners, ranging from sea transport specialists to transoceanic lines, to negotiate the best possible rates. They determine the best route that balances timing, affordability, and reliability, taking into account all of the aspects relevant to each client’s needs.

All Modes Transport: Ocean Freight Company in USA – Providing Global Solutions

We provide a wide range of services to meet the diverse logistics demands of our clients all over the world. From the moment of departure to the point of arrival, our professionals ensure a safe and reliable shipping process. With our customer centric ocean freight solutions, we assist national and international brands in expanding.

We cover all major markets worldwide including USA, China, and Canada.


China to the US and Vice Versa

We transport your goods from China to the United States and back. We ship cargo across China’s and the United States’ borders in the shortest time possible while maintaining safety, cost, and dependability.


China to Canada and Vice Versa 

Our forwarders assure you of comfort and convenience in sea freight in both nations, based on their years of experience transporting goods from China to Canada and the other way around.


The US to Canada and Vice Versa 

Our ocean freight from the United States to Canada and vice versa is at the lowest possible cost but with the most experience. In both the countries, our expertise expedites the documentation, distribution, and delivery processes.


The process

The ocean freight forwarding procedure involves an ocean forwarder transporting shipments and goods between two locations by ship.

The forwarder must comprehend international trade, trade legislation, and how to ship on behalf of a corporation that requires global shipping.

Here is the complete seven step process:


1- Export haulage

The first phase is transporting the cargo from a shipper’s location to a freight forwarder’s warehouse. A truck or train usually transports the products. Depending on distance, geographical location, and commodity type, export haulage might take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks.


2- Items checkpoint

Following export haulage, freight forwarders who receive the products will inspect to ensure that everything arrived safely and without incident. This phase covers all manual processing, inspection, and loading of the goods.


3- Export custom clearance 

Before shipping, clearance from the nation of origin is required, which means filing information about the cargo and any supporting documentation. It is a standard-setting formality to submit valid and required documents to the appropriate authorities. Both shippers and consignees usually agree on who is accountable for this process.


4- Ocean freight 

Ocean forwarders schedule shipping lines for conveyance to meet the needed deadline for cargo. The sea freight phase includes the price of shipping from port to port and additional fees for currency adjustment factors, currency exchange, and others.


5- Import custom clearance 

Once the shipment arrives, officials in the receiving country must review the clearance documentation. This process can start even before the cargo arrives. Import customs clearance is the duty of the freight forwarder or consignee’s appointed customs broker.


6- Destination arrival and handling 

This stage entails several different processes, such as freight transportation and offloading from the port to the target warehouse. All shipment paperwork, including pending documentation, carrier bills, and more, is received by freight forwarders.


7- Import haulage

This final step, which is nearly identical to export haulage, entails the actual delivery of the product to the consignee and, finally, to the consumer. Freight forwarders can assist with this process, or the consignee could choose to pick up the shipment directly.


Freight Consolidation

The demand for containerized shipping from the worldwide market has risen in tandem with the growth of international commerce. Container shortages, traffic, and prolonged wait times have resulted in higher shipping and freight rates, so it is preferable to ship a full container load (FCL).

However, small and medium-sized businesses are the hardest hit by rising costs due to their low cargo volume. Their shipments are mostly less than container load (LCL), which refers to when a corporation does not have enough orders to fill a container.

In the case of a less than container load (LCL), freight forwarders provide the option of freight consolidation by combining many small shipments from multiple smaller shippers into one large shipment for a full container load.

Shipping a full container load (FCL) is far more cost-effective, time-saving, and efficient and allows for faster delivery of smaller shipments.

At All Modes Transport and Logistics, we collaborate with various customers and shippers to consolidate and manage goods in real-time, ensuring prompt and efficient service to make our customers happy.


Calculating the cost

Basic ocean freight under LCL Cargo is calculated per CBM (cubic meter) or per tonne (per 1000 kg gross weight) basis, whichever is greater. Alternatively, basic ocean freight for LCL shipments is also determined based on the chargeable volume of cargo. The total cubic meter volume of cargo or the total gross weight in tonnes, whichever is greater, is the chargeable volume.


Why choose us as your sea freight logistics provider?

Work with a world-class, reputable freight forwarder like All Modes Transport and Logistics so we can assist in streamlining the process and developing cost-effective distribution solutions for your business. When shipping goods internationally, it’s critical to have a team like us on your side to ensure that your shipments are completed smoothly, on schedule, and at the lowest possible cost.

We provide the following services that will make you want to choose us:

Variety of import/export modes 

Many shippers’ merchandise must travel from their warehouse door to a shipping port and then be loaded onboard a cargo ship. Our team of specialists can provide haulage solutions to help with that procedure.


Global ocean freight network 

Our team will assist you in making the best decision for all of your company’s shipping requirements. Our offices are located throughout the world to ease your shipments worldwide.


Maximum cost saving 

Our expert sea freight forwarders can save you hundreds of shipping and customs expenses by reclassifying your goods into the correct category or discovering more cost-effective routes for your cargo.


Shipping visibility 

We provide door-to-door delivery to keep you updated on the status of your cargo throughout its journey, so you’ll know when it’ll arrive and when it won’t. This also allows us to take immediate action if a problem occurs.


Lowest Rates; Exceptional Experience 

At All Modes Transport, we aim to provide our customers with the most extraordinary shipping experience at ports near or far by delivering exceptional service at economical rates.

We aim to provide our customers with the most extraordinary shipping experience at ports near or far by delivering exceptional service at economical rates.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our services. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is it better to use ocean freight instead of air freight?

The three essential elements to consider when picking a freight method for your shipment are speed, affordability, and reliability. When it comes to international or low-cost shipping, ocean shipping is more cost-effective. If you aren’t on a tight deadline, consider using ocean freight rather than air freight. It’s an economical shipping method that’s also reliable.

Is there a limit to the weight of ocean freight?

No, there are no weight restrictions for ocean freight. We will ship your goods regardless of its size, weight, or dimensions

Will your sea forwarders assist me in clearing customs?

Customs clearance is an essential aspect of our ocean freight process. We are always ready to assist with customs clearance at the origin and destination of shipments.

What types of taxes apply to ocean freight transportation?

The international shipping process is complicated and time-consuming, and the various involved taxes are an essential part of it. The following are some of the most common taxes levied on ocean freight: 

  • Import Taxes
  • Value-Added Tax (VAT)
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Tax on Customs Clearance
Will your team assist me if I need to ship within a specific date or have cargo delivered by a certain date?

Yes, absolutely. If you have urgent cargo, please notify our freight forwarding staff as soon as possible so that we can prepare to get it onto the first suitable vessel and sail date.

How long will it take for my shipment to arrive?

Shipping times are affected by several factors, including the shipment’s origin and destination and whether you’re shipping a less-than-container load (LCL). LCL shipping adds time to the entire travel time. Your goods must be unloaded from the vessel, made accessible for pickup, and delivered to your door once they reach port. It takes time to do all of these things.

Michael and his Team have been a responsive partner in the current turbulent. Air Freight world. I would highly recommend his team.
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Mike came to FedEx from the Ltl Trucking world and immediately eliminated redundant systems, combined truck and air freight capacities and saved FedEx over $3.2 million in one year. These results speak for themselves.
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