INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SHIPPING
WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SHIPPING?
International shipping involves the movement of freight across international borders. R&J Maritime streamlines international freight shipping by utilizing a network of top rated international shipping carriers. FreightCenter can plan, coordinate, and execute your worldwide and cross-border international shipping needs including international air freight and ocean freight shipping.
FROM THE PORT
Need assistance getting your freight to its final destination once it hits the port? We can coordinate the domestic freight shipment leg within England, Wales, Scotland and rest of United Kingdom. Our trusted carrier network can handle LTL, TL, intermodal, rail, heavy haul, volume, expedited and any other means it takes to get your freight shipment to your final destination. Additional insurance is available to give you peace of mind. We will help plan the exact route of travel for your freight and help ensure your cargo arrives intact and on time.
SHIPPING FROM OCEAN PORTS
The most efficient way to ship internationally is to have your goods transported in a cargo container by ocean freightliner. The freightliners are giant boats and are built to accommodate more containers.
Ocean container shipping may be the most efficient form of international transport, but it is also the slowest. It can take anywhere between two weeks and five weeks to transport a container from China to the United States. Transit times will vary depending on the UK coast. Of course, shipping freight from China to the West Coast takes less time than shipping to the East Coast. Your R&J Maritime agent can discuss the best course for your shipment.
EXPEDITED INTERNATIONAL AIR CARGO
Not all international freight is created equal. If your shipment is dense, meaning it has a small footprint that takes up minimum space but weighs more than 150 pounds, then air freight may be the best mode of transportation. These cargo planes are much larger than commercial passenger planes, but that’s not the only difference. While they both require the same special FAA license, a cargo freighter has multiple decks and an oversized cargo door at the underbelly of the plane. Some newer Boeing freighters have nose cargo doors. That means the entire face of the plane lifts so other vehicles can roll in. The distance from the nose to the back of a cargo freighter flight deck is about 130 feet. Imagine how many goods fly over our heads every day!
HOW DO YOU BOOK AN INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENT?
Contact us to inquire about international freight shipping and asking for help with an international shipment. Our international shipping efforts will connect your international shipping need to one of the many carriers in our network.
CROSSING UK BORDER
By working with R&J Maritime, you are backed by carriers who transport goods between the United Kingdom every day, and can do the same for you.