iContainers ocean freight services

Book ocean freight shipping services easily with iContainers.
Our platform offers you instant quotes, full price transparency and round-the-clock sea freight tracking. By using iContainers, you can:

Search, compare, and book online

Search from over 250,000 sea freight shipping quotes in a matter of seconds and get a detailed breakdown of the final price.

Manage your booking easily

Reduce the lengthy time needed for paperwork by handling all your sea freight shipments online from any device.

Track your sea freight 24/7

Keep track of all your bookings, independent of carrier, on one single view and get notified immediately of any changes in shipment status.

iContainers’ freight shipping services

We offer ocean freight shipping services that cover the entire container freight transportation process including:

  • Pick up and delivery
  • Land transportation
  • Ocean freight transportation
  • Customs clearance
  • Documentation

How much is freight shipping?

The overall cost of sending a sea freight shipment depends on the type of freight shipping services you require. It also varies according to the following factors:

  • Container size
  • Transit time
  • Cargo type
  • Cargo weight
  • Cargo dimension
  • Incoterm

FCL ocean freight shipping

Shipper controls

Shipper controls cargo packaging and container loading

scheduling

Easy scheduling of cargo pick up/delivery

security

More cargo security

port charges

Standardized local port charges

No risk

There is no risk to potential delays or damages caused by other expeditors when sharing a container

LCL ocean freight shipping

More flexibility

More flexibility for warehouse management

Lower volatility

Lower volatility in ocean freight shipping rates

Rates adjusted

Rates adjusted to the cargo volume and weight

Lower inland trucking costs

Lower inland trucking costs

More agility

More agility during customs clearance

iContainers Door-To-Door Services

From one store's door to another. Sit back and relax with our Door-to-Door ocean freight shipping services within these countries.

To better cater to your needs, iContainers has offices in the USA, Spain, Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Our presence in these countries helps to establish good local connections for your sea freight and more importantly, allows us to offer you door-to-door ocean freight shipping services.

We provide door-to-door international freight shipping services to and from any country in which we’re physically present. Door-to-door shipments begin and end at the postal codes indicated by the shipper. By freight shipping door-to-door, you skip the intermediaries and experience a more streamlined ocean freight solution. Together with the above-mentioned countries, here are the areas where we provide door-to-door services:

Ocean freight definition

Ocean freight shipping is the container freight transportation of cargo by shipping lines.

In ocean freight shipping, goods are packed in shipping containers, the freight forwarder books the space or container with the ship agent, cargo is trucked to the shipping vessel at the port of origin and shipped overseas to the importer at the port of destination. The itinerary may be done from port-to-port, door-to-port, port-to-door or door-to-door, and can include truck pick up and or delivery.

Advantages of sea freight over air freight

  • Lower cost per volume: Sea freight permits the shipment of higher volumes at a much lower rate as compared to air freight.
  • Fewer restrictions: Air freight shipments face more restrictions than sea freight shipments, especially on hazardous materials.
  • Lower emissions: Air freight transportation emits more than 10 times the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by sea freight.