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Terms associated with ocean freight shipments

LCL vs FCL - Choosing your Container Capacity

LCL and FCL: What they mean The terms LCL and FCL refer to the two main modes of container shipments: FCL for Full Container Load and LCL for Less than Container Loads. An FCL shipment, or full …

What is port-to-port shipping

What is port-to-port shipping In ocean freight transportation, port-to-port shipping involves the middle leg of the entire shipping process. This refers to the transportation of merchandise in …

HS codes, HTS codes & TARIC codes

What is an HS code? The HS code, in its official term, is the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, otherwise and more popularly known as the Harmonized System (HS). It is an …

What is SOLAS VGM

What is the SOLAS VGM? The SOLAS VGM (Verified Gross Mass) is the declaration of the accurate gross mass of a packed container under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). …

Shipper, Consignee and Notify Party - Who is who

What’s the difference between a shipper, consignee, and notify party? Whether you are moving overseas or shipping commercial merchandise with FCL or LCL shipping, there are many parties involved …

Parties involved in an international shipment

Whether you’re shipping FCL or LCL, sending a shipment via ocean freight is an extremely complex involving many different processes and parties. Besides understanding the role of Incoterms, …