Anything from precious artwork to factory machinery, FFS is here to guide you through the process.
There are various options for moving sea freight that doesn't fit within the parameters of a standardized full container or requires a HAZMAT or Dangerous Goods declaration. FFS will guide you through the additional carrier requirements and explain the benefits of each method of shipping. RGF will ensure all US Customs requirements are met prior to shipping and provide a seamless transition from the vessel through US Customs and to your door.
Flat Rack containers are available in 20', 40' and 40'HC and have collapsable ends. If cargo is in-gauge length-wise, you'll have more protection and stability during transit. Additionally, rates may differ with collapsed ends requiring placement on the top row of containers during loading, where as a flat rack with erected ends can be stacked providing more space availability and typically of lower cost. Cargo can also be easily loaded and unloaded with a forklift.
Open Top containers function best for cargo that requires a crane for loading and unloading, and/or with out of gauge height. If within gauge on all sides, but freight requires a crane to move, additional "soft" covers can be used to further protect cargo during transit. 20', 40', and 40'HC options available.
Many vessels have space designated for wheeled cargo while some are exclusively for RO-RO. This can be efficient and cost effective, but provides less safety than loading cargo into a container with bracing. Importers will need assistance to make an informed decision on how to transport wheeled merchandise as various options are available with differing benefits and drawbacks.