How to Ship Cargo Internationally

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International shipping has unique rules and regulations to ensure all imports and exports to countries around the world are safe, accounted for, and protected. There are various methods of international shipping, including ocean freight and air freight. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages, including speed, cost, and safety for different containers.

Shipping containers across the globe may seem complex, but at Global Shipping, we make it easy for our customers. We offer a range of freight forwarding services worldwide and customize a solution to meet your needs. Global Shipping has the resources to ship your merchandise at a competitive rate when and where you need it. We’ll work with you to plan, coordinate, and execute your international cargo shipping, including air freight and ocean freight.

International Ocean Freight

Global Shipping can transport your goods to and from any major port in the world. We have contracts with all major shipping lines and consolidators across the globe and can help you decide whether you need a full container load (FCL) or less than a full container (LCL) for your freight services. We can also help facilitate a flatrack for oversized shipments if a standard ocean cargo container isn’t large enough. Ocean freight is often the cheaper option but can take longer to transport your goods. It’s also the preferred option for hazardous containers and can work well for perishable goods due to a variety of storage options.

International Air Freight

If you’re looking for speed and efficiency, air transportation should be your choice. Though it’s no doubt more expensive, Global Shipping can help you come up with an effective solution for your project. Consolidation services can reduce the costs of smaller shipments, so you don’t overpay for any singular shipment. With an air charter, you can send time-sensitive packages even more quickly. We’ll work with to determine which shipping option is best for your timeline and budget.

Customs for International Cargo Shipping

You’ll also need to be aware of meeting import and exports customs clearance for your cargo. Import customs clearance usually begins before cargo enters its destination country, while export clearance requires a declaration for you to submit duties. Depending on the country you’re exporting to or importing from, rules may differ. Consult the United States or local government for more information.

The logistics of international shipping, whether by boat or plane, can get complicated. As shipments increase in size and weight, an exportation plan can help solve issues. Consult with Global Shipping to learn how to ship internationally without running into problems with shipping rules and customs regulations.  

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