What are we talking about?
We know that strong relationships need nothing more than good communication.
Every Industry has its own terminology and ours even more: logistics is full of specific words and acronyms.
If you know what we are talking about, It's easier for you to choose and, above all, trust us.
LCL: Less than Container Load indicates a shipment that is not large enough to fill a standard container. LCL is often packed and transported in shared containers.
FCL: Full Container Load, a shipment that fills a standard 20′, 40′ or 40’HC shipping container.
LO/LO in Merchant: Lift On / Lift Off Cargo is not packed into a container for transportation. Instead, it’s lifted on and off a vessel by a crane at the point of origin and destination.
20 Ft or 40 Ft DRY - The classic container, used for most of freights.
20 Ft or 40 Ft REEFER - You have to use this kind of container if your goods need to be refrigerated (like cheese, wine, fruits or other foodstuffs). Don't forget to let us know temperature and humidity details.
20 Ft or 40 Ft HC (High Cube) - Higher than a normal 20 Ft or 40 Ft container.
20 Ft or 40 Ft Open Top IN GAUGE - If your cargo can't be unloaded from the main door, you can use this kind of container.
20 Ft or 40 Ft Open Top OUT OF GAUGE - If you need a box for goods who can't fit in a close box because of their high, ask for an Open Top out of gauge, your cargo will arrive at the destination with no space problem.
FLAT RACKS (OOG) - For special commodities, open in both sides and on top: you can easily handle your cargo.
B/L - Bill of Lading: this document contains all the details of the trade.
POL: Port of Loading
POD: Port of Discharge
ETD: Estimate Time of Departure
ETA: Estimate Time of Arrival
PO: Purchase Order
Direct Service: the vessel or where your container will be loaded on POL will be the same who will arrive on POD. This kind of service is the faster way to move your goods.
Transhipment Service: Your container will change vessel during the shipment. This kind of service is the cheapest way to move your goods.
Air Freight: Your goods will fly wherever you want.