Full Container Loads (FCL)
Full Container Loads (FCL) involves goods being shipped in a sea container, owned by one party. These shipments will occupy most or the entirety of the container, which is ideal for customers that are shipping large items or inventory in bulk.
The major benefit of Full Container Loads is that your inventory may be more secure because there are no other shippers’ goods in the container. This means a decreased risk of damage, due to the fact that it can’t be contaminated by other merchandise. This might make FCL a good option for you, even if you can’t quite fill the entire container.
FCL shipping is a better option when you need your inventory shipped faster, compared to LCL. The reason for this is because it will be less prone to delays. With Full Container Loads, the container is going to only one destination, rather than multiple places along the way.
Less-Than Container Loads (LCL)
Less-Than Container Loads (LCL) involves multiple shippers’ goods being shipped in one container. This is ideal if you want to ship a smaller inventory that does not take up the volume of the entire container. It is a more affordable solution for customers who aren’t shipping large items or bulk inventory.
Clients opting or LCL shipping should also be aware of the possibility for more delay in the expected arrival. Because the container holds various shippers’ merchandise, it may need to make multiple stops before reaching your desired destination. Therefore, it is not recommended if your shipment is needed urgently.
For some customers, it is very obvious whether they should choose FCL or LCL. For others, it’s less clear. Our sea freight experts will speak with you to determine which is the best option for you, your needs and your budget.
Non-Containerized Loads (NCL)
Non-Containerized Loads, also known as NCL, is specialized shipping for freight that isn’t suitable for a standard sea container. If you are shipping an oversized load, you will require specialized transport. Our experts have the ability to handle unusual shipments and will customize the perfect solution for your package.
When it comes to NCL, you can opt for either a shorter transit time or a more cost-effective choice if transit is not time sensitive. Speak with our team of professionals to discuss your NCL options today.
Letters of Credit (L/C)
Do you need help with buyer and seller protection? A Letter of Credit (L/C) is an agreement between both parties. It is a tool of payment that ensures the buyer performs the actions agreed upon, and the seller delivers the goods as planned.
First, the exporter or service provider needs to submit this documentation to the bank in order to receive payment from the buyer. It is payable as soon as the seller completes all of the requirements for the letter of credit. This easily makes it the fastest form of payment for the seller, especially when shipping overseas.
On the other hand, a Letter of Credit also helps the buyer ensure that they do not pay for something that never arrives. The buyer’s funds will be held until the seller provides proof of officially shipping the products. It is designed to give both parties peace of mind and lower risk in the transportation of goods.
Newl’s offer services to expedite the process in getting Letters of Credit. We can help make sure you meet the requirements necessary to submit your documentation to your financial institution. Whatever you need, we are here to assist you.
In the event of cargo loss or damage to ships or vessels, Marine Insurance is crucial in protecting you from surprise fees. This insurance protects you from any losses between the point of origin and the final destination of your shipment.
Our transporters take pride in the expert handling of all sea freight; however, they cannot control certain natural occurrences that may come up along the way. Unforeseeable circumstances, such as extreme weather conditions or conflicts at the border, are unfortunate and sometimes unavoidable yet common sea freight problems. That’s why it’s important to protect yourself from anything that can damage or disrupt your cargo in transit.
Because every trade is different, our associates can help you obtain the right marine insurance for your specific business. Different coverages are available – and we will create a customized plan that is right for you.
Bulk Breaking and Distribution
If needed, we offer Break Bulking and Distribution services for oversized or unusual individual goods. This cargo will generally be extracted at the beginning of the ship’s unloading process. It is usually transported separately in barrels, boxes, crates or barrels, rather than breaking it down in the sea container with the rest of the cargo. Moving Break Bulk cargo is more labour-intensive than unloading containers; usually requiring a crane or heavy lifting.
Our team is knowledgeable and highly trained in this area of sea freight shipping, making it one of the best logistics teams in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
If you have concerns about whether Bulk Breaking and Distribution is suitable for your freight, our experts are always available to answer any of your questions.