(Source: Embassy Freight Rotterdam)
Exporting or Importing, ocean freight still remains the most cost effective means of transporting your cargo around the globe. From standard LCL, FCL through to the utilization of special equipment for out of gauge cargo, Embassy Freight offers bespoke solutions for all your ocean freight needs. Covering all continents, across multiple trade lanes we can offer competitive tailor made services, optimizing your supply chain. Being totally independent, we can offer an extensive portfolio of mainstream carriers, giving you even greater flexibility on transit times and vessel availability.
Being a pivotal member of the Embassy Freight Services Group, this provides our client base with direct representation in over 50 strategically located worldwide offices. In recognition of the need for local knowledge on a truly global scale, we have partner agreements to compliment our own network. This ensures wherever the origin or destination of your cargo, we have a partner that can handle your requirements, while providing comprehensive knowledge of their respective market.
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Full Container Load (FCL) – as the name implies, for those with larger amounts of cargo to ship, who can utilize the space of a full ‘ISO’ shipping container. With FCL you have exclusive rights to the container and therefore, from packing at origin to devan at destination, the container will only ever contain your cargo.
Safe and Secure
With the payload only subjected to handling when loading/unloading and security sealed for the duration of the transit, this makes FCL one of the safest and most secure modes of sea transportation. However, even if you don’t have enough cargo to fill the container entirely, FCL may still be the most cost effective option for your cargo.
The Right Equipment
To ensure your FCL container utilization is as cost effective as it should be, you can view detailed information about the various types of shipping containers available, by simply clicking the link. After checking should you still be uncertain, one of our trained staff would be more than willing to assist you in this regard. Please remember that with FCL, empty space is still chargeable whether you use it or not!
At Embassy we can offer a full range of FCL freight solutions, tailored to your needs all at competitive rates.
Serving the industry since 1996, Embassy are one of the leading movers of construction equipment. We offer competitive freight rates and guaranteed space through our carrier contracts.
Our experienced staff arrange documentation as required for each destination with assistance on Letters of Credit, marine insurance, legalized and certified invoices.
Quite simply ‘Cross Trade’ covers the international movement of goods between two countries, where both origin and destination are outside of Egypt. With the explosion of international trade in recent years, the ever increasing requirement for cross trade operations has expanded at similar levels, to become an element essential in delivering supply chain efficiencies.
Through our global network of Embassy offices and extensive partner network, you are can be sure of local knowledge along with direct representation, delivering a comprehensive point-to-point service of the highest quality. Whether it be a small one off shipment to an entire global project of huge volume, our experienced team can offer you the necessary expertise to oversee the smooth handling of your cross trade requirements.
Taking Care of All Aspects
Taking care of all aspects from inception to completion is something we do on a daily basis, so rest assured even without having a presence in either the country of origin or destination, your cargo will be in the best hands every step of the way.
Less Than Container Load – this is for you, when you don’t have enough cargo to fill a full container entirely of your cargo.
Your cargo will be loaded in one of our dedicated consolidation containers, which when combined with cargo for other parties is shipped as a full load. Being able to ship goods when ready without having to wait to fill a full container, can only be good news for your supply chain and keeps everything moving on schedule.
Door to Door
Using our extensive network, we can offer you LCL options to and from all major ports and when combined with our portfolio of additional services, gives you a total ‘door to door’ freight solution. LCL give you a cost effective option, while offering the same frequency, reliability and routing as FCL.
Weight/Measure is a method applied to quoting and calculating LCL ocean freight rates. This was devised to overcome the difference between volume cargo (measurement) and weight cargo. For example one cubic metre of lead, weighs considerably more than one cubic metre of feathers. Alternatively a 1000 kilos of feathers, takes up far more space than a 1000 kilos of lead. Therefore, in order to ensure a principled charging mechanism for freight calculations is applied, conversion ratios such as weight/measure were introduced.
For LCL ocean freight, standard practice assumes that one metric ton (1000 kilos) of weight, would be equivalent to one cubic metre (m3) of volume and whichever being the greater, would be used to calculate the freight charged. With FCL you are charged for the whole container, so whether you load it with 1 kilo of cargo or 10,000 kilos, the weight/measure ratio would not be applied.
Should your cargo not be suitable for shipment in a standard container, rest assured containers are available in many different designs, offering greater flexibility for ease of loading and the safe transit of your cargo. We can offer access to a wide range of ‘special equipment’ containers, which are constructed to the same exterior dimensions to that of a standard general purpose container.
Full details of the most common options, can be found via the links below.
Still unsure of your requirements, we are always on hand to discuss your requirements and offer solutions on how to best facilitate the shipment of your cargo, through the use of use of ‘special equipment’.
Always providing the correct means of expediting the right way, at the right time. A global network, a fusion of services, combining skill and vision, which is built on a wealth of dynamic and experienced personnel.
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