ATC Freight & Shipping has close working arrangements with a wide range of agents and air freight carriers located in major ports worldwide. We provide weekly FCL (Full Container Load) , LCL (Less-than- Container Load), barrels, boxes, and crates from Panama, USA, Curacao, Canada, and China including a range of support services at origin and destination.
Our complete ocean freight service enables you to ship large and small shipments cost-effectively, including handling all your customs documentation at origin and destination in Kingston, Jamaica.
How are your charges calculated for LCL shipments?
Consolidated shipping costs are calculated based on a price per cubic meter. All LCL shipments are measured at our forwarder's warehouse to determine the final cubic measurement of the shipment, and are then loaded into the steel container for the freight transport.
How to calculate final shipping volume ?
To calculate the final size of the shipment, each pallet or crate is measured by multiplying the longest, widest and highest point of the pallet or crate. For example, a 48"Long x 42"Wide x 6'High pallet would equal 2.28 cubic meters. Please be aware that the exporter/seller is usuall responsible for packing the goods, therefore the type of packaging required for any product varies with the nature and volume of the product. Generally the following types of packaging are used by us: shrink wrapping, wooden pallets, crates, and bales.
The final size of the shipment will be documented on the ocean bills of lading. ATC Freight & Shipping recommends that all consolidated shipments be palletized or crated, as we uphold the three basic functions of packaging which are the three Ps of Protection, Preservation, and Presentation. There are NO COSTS for palletizing shipments, however wooden crates are at cost depending on the size of the crate.
Suited for larger volumes, ex-works, motor vehicles, and large heavy duty equipment. With FCL service it means as a shipper you have booked a full container solely for yourself to carry your cargo.
We can arrange for ex-works (loaded at supplier premises), or loaded at our forwarder's warehouse. Once a full container has been loaded and locked, a seal is placed on the container to ensure its security. This seal is then checked for integrity upon its destination in Kingston or Montego Bay.