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Ocean Freight

Your Solution for Large Shipments

Ocean freight offers a variety of suites that cater to larger volume shipments. It’s best suited for over-sized items including vehicles, heavy equipment, large commercial orders and less time sensitive shipments. If your questions go unanswered, please let us know when you reach out to us.

Ocean Freight Services

If you’re moving overseas or just have larger items, we can help. World Cargo has contacts with all major steam ship lines and we offer service to any major international port with smooth and effective routes. No shipment is too big and our expertise and contacts will save you time and money.

No matter what large item (or number of smaller items) you’re shipping, ocean freight is your best bet. We can supply you with LCL (less than container load) or a 20′ or 40′ FCL (full container load), we can help you with everything from coordinating to packing and crating. Our knowledge and understanding of the industry will take the guess work out of the equation and ensure your goods arrive in tact.


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Ocean Freight is best suited for:
  • Large or over-sized shipments
  • Port destination cities
  • Vehicle Shipping
  • Large Personal effect moves
  • Delayed arrival times
  • 20′ and 40′ FCL “Full Container Load” Container Shipments
  • LCL “Less than Container Load” Shipments

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Full Container Load

Full Container Load (FCL) is a standard container (20 or 40 ft in length) that is loaded under the account of one shipper and one consignee. FCL shipments attract lower freight rates due to the overall volume and scheduled shipping lanes. Sound like a fit? Great – get a quote on your shipment now.


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Less Than Container Load

Less Than Container Load (LCL) is a shipment that is not large enough to fill one standard container, yet still large enough to utilize a partial container. LCL shipments typically have different shippers and consignees sharing one container and is a cost effective way to consolidate cargo going to the same port or final destination. Will LCL work for your shipment? Perfect – get a quote on your shipment now.

refrigerated ocean freight containers waiting at port


Reefer (Refrigerated) refers to temperature controlled containers. It is most common that Reefer shipments are managed as full container loads of either perishables or heat sensitive goods. Need a Reefer container for your shipment? Perfect – fill out this form and let us sort out the details.

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Lift on / Lift Off

Lift on / Lift Off (LOLO) ships are the standard ocean freight vessels. They require a crane or cranes to load and unload cargo at port. These vessels carry FCL, LCL and Reefer containers. Sound like a fit? Great – get a quote on your shipment now.

roro ocean liner on the way to port

Roll On / Roll Off

Roll on / Roll Off (RORO) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo such as automobiles, semi-trailer trucks, trailers or railroad cars that are driven on and off the ship on their own power. RORO ships have built-in ramps which allow the cargo to efficiently be “rolled” on and off when the vessel is in port. RORO vessel what you’re looking for? Amazing – get a quote and get timelines and costs.

Additional World Cargo Services

When your shipment leaves your hands, it doesn’t mean it should remain on your mind.

While our services, handling and care are second to none, accidents out of our control do happen. Take the stress and worry out of the equation with our easy-to-use and full coverage freight insurance. World Cargo offers full coverage for replacement or actual cash value with our highly recommended freight forwarder insurance. Any item at any amount can be covered and the insurance value is determined by you, the shipper or consignee.

We hope for the best, but advise planning for the worst. Whether it be priceless art, your car, TV, computer or anything else, our top level service and competitive insurance rates will allow you breath easy and ensure your assets are protected.

Let’s face it, no one really likes filling out paperwork.

When it comes to the confusing world of customs clearance, World Cargo has a global network of agents. Rest easy as we help you with all of the required documentation to make sure you cargo is cleared to its final destination. We’ll ensure all documents are correctly completed and submitted and take care of all coordination to have your goods cleared.

Once your shipment has cleared customs, we can arrange it so that any appointed consignee can pick the goods up. Or, if you’d like, we can arrange to have the items delivered to a specific location for you.

We all love opening packages, but who really likes wrapping them?

If you have items that require special packing, wrapping or crating, World Cargo is your solution. We possess all of the necessary equipment to take care of any packing or crating request, including stamped pressure treated lumber for international travel. With panel saws, cut-off saws, wall jigs and pneumatic nail guns along with 40,000 lb forklifts, we will ensure your items are packed properly, no matter what the size.

We pride ourselves on being industry leaders for our expertise in packing items with care; blocking and bracing ocean freight containers or crafting custom crates for international air travel. No matter what the item, or where it’s travelling to, trust World Cargo will get it there right.

You don’t have to be a warehouse just to warehouse.

If you’ve got cargo coming in or going out, but don’t want to become a warehouse, consider using our 20,000 sq ft bonded warehouse located in the Vancouver International Airport cargo facility. And, it’s not only a place to store your goods, but you are able to customize shipments by adding or subtracting goods from your over all stock as you please. We can also arrange for you to drop your goods off and package and prepare shipments as well.

Whether it be short term or long term, standard or temperature controlled our facility is fully equipped. The flexibility of time, packaging and transferring allows you the peace of mind to know your shipment is safe and ready to go at your request.