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Ocean Freight

With our broad range of Ocean Freight products covering different equipment types and consolidation services, we ensure your cargo reaches the right place, at the right time in a cost-efficient way. We work with a spread of ocean carriers covering major carrier alliances with planned space protection from every major container port in the world to deliver reliability.

Naturally, our expertise also includes focused and professional handling of all conventional cargo transportation.

OCEAN FORWARD - As one of the largest Ocean Freight service providers for Full Container Load (FCL) and Less-than-Container Load (LCL) shipments, we currently handle in excess of 2.8 million TEU’s and more than 2 million cubic meters of LCL freight annually, across all continents.

OCEAN DIRECT FCL - Full container load

Full container loads provided by FLS ensure a reliable, safe and cost-efficient transportation from door to door globally. By using various equipment types we offer tailored solutions for all kinds of commodities.

  • Capacity and space protection from and to all major ports globally
  • Shipments covered by our own Bills of Lading – Danmar Lines
  • A huge variety of pick-up and delivery options in any country
  • Rigorous vendor selection and quality management process
  • Transportation of dangerous goods
  • Flexitank for non-hazardous liquid transportation
  • Ocean Secure for GPS enabled tracking in real time
  • Index Linked Container Contracts (ILCC) that align customer rates with market dynamics
  • Dedicated customs experts throughout the FLS network
  • All shipments and orders can be tracked 24/7 via the internet
  • Green Danmar: option to select a more carbon efficient carrier that best fits customer operational needs

OCEAN CONNECT LCL - Less than container load

Operating our own LCL network globally, we serve more than 45,000 point pairs with around 2,500 scheduled direct sailings per week, to and from all major ports and inland points.

Managed from end-to-end with our own network experts ensures predictability in our Customers supply chains, keeping deadlines, and promises towards the end Customer.

  • Planned space protection from every major container port in the world
  • More direct services, cutting transit times to a minimum, and avoiding transshipment and double handling
  • Cargo is handled and checked in our own/approved warehouses at all locations
  • A huge variety of pick-up and delivery options
  • Scheduled and guaranteed – ‘Shipped as Booked’
  • Our services are provided by over 4,000 trained Ocean Freight specialists in more than 330 locations
  • Containers are controlled and monitored from loading to arrival
  • Dedicated customs experts throughout the FLS network
  • All shipments and orders can be tracked 24/7 via the internet
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Air Freight

AIR FORWARD is a category of products that predominately use an air mode and offers a choice in delivery speeds to best suit customer requirements.

Working together with carefully selected carriers, we operate with schedules on all the world’s major routes so you can plan with certainty for greater efficiency.

Our AIR FORWARD offer is also highly flexible to meet specific customer requirements. While door to door is our standard offering, airport to airport, door to airport and airport to door options are also available.

AIR PRIORITY - Urgent Air Freight

Ideal for time-sensitive freight, delivered in the fastest possible door-to-door freight forwarding transit time.

Using the first scheduled carrier flight out, this service delivers accelerated shipment clearance and handling at origin and destination.

  • Globally available service
  • Typical door-to-door transit time of 1–2 days
  • Priority treatment throughout the network for freight shipments
  • Prioritized status with carriers
  • Door-to-door delivery with other options available
  • Import/export customs brokerage
  • End-to-end real time visibility

AIR CONNECT - Fast & Affordable Air Freight

A fast and flexible choice for moving a wide range of freight shipments from anywhere to anywhere.

  • Globally available service
  • Typical transit time of 3-5 days
  • Cargo transportation for freight of all shapes, sizes and types – including dangerous and oversized goods
  • Door-to-door, all inclusive delivery with other options available
  • Freight benefits from both FLS and commercial global uplift
  • A team of highly trained certified dangerous goods experts at all our locations
  • Higher priority uplift versus FLS Air Economy but lower than FLS Air Priority
  • Import/export customs brokerage
  • End-to-end real time visibility
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Road & Rail Freight

RLS has a flexible, reliable and efficient overland transportation offering, including Road, Rail and Intermodal Services. We have a global capability with services operating in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Americas.

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Global and local expertise

FLS’s Trade Managers each have an in-depth understanding of individual overseas markets and the dynamics of specific trades. This expertise enables them to provide you with market-specific, local advice on factors affecting the transit of your cargo. This might include:

  • Terminal conditions.
  • Local or overseas transport infrastructure.
  • Berthing delays or congestion.
  • Local or overseas regulatory and political changes.
  • Any relevant customs procedures.

So whether you’re importing or exporting, working with FLS will plug you into a network of experts across more than 480 offices, planning 200 global routes to 500 ports in over 155 countries, and we’re committed to offering competitive rates and transit times.

Service tailored to your needs

With all of this expertise and capability comes an unrivalled commitment to customer service. We will work hard to understand your needs in order to develop a productive, long-term partnership.

At FLS we don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We believe that by staying close to your business as it evolves, we are able to develop our services to match your changing needs. That way we can continue to offer a truly tailor-made range of services – whatever you want to ship, wherever you want to ship it.

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Our dry cargo service is the simplest and most common one we offer. It has been developed to ensure the safe and efficient shipment of any containerised cargo.

For most of our customers, this service provides the support and equipment to move some of the world’s most commonly traded commodities such as paper, white-goods and scrap metals; however we understand that not all cargoes are quite this straightforward.

During our 18 years of experience, we’ve learned how to safely handle, stow and transport more complex cargoes, in turn allowing us to extend our dry cargo services to customers looking to ship food-grade, hazardous and rare/precious cargoes.

Hazardous cargo

When we transport your hazardous cargo, we take the whole supply chain into consideration. From offering specialist training to our drivers, to the careful planning of container stowage on our vessels, we’ve established our operations to limit the risks associated with this type of cargo. Visit our hazardous cargo page in the Industries section to read more.

Food-grade cargo

We have an extensive inventory of reefer containers for food products that require refrigeration or freezing during transit. We also prepare our standard containers for other food-grade products to ensure we maintain the optimum condition of your cargo. Each container is dehumidified, offering you peace-of-mind that we can deliver your cargo in the same condition as it was received. For more detailed information visit our food and drink cargo page in the Industries section.

Shipping dry cargo with FLS

Supported by our established global fleet of over 2.5 million containers, we offer the equipment, know-how and experience to safely handle your cargo. But what really makes our dry cargo service stand out is our team of over 70,000 dedicated employees. We provide our staff with specialist training to enable them to confidently handle all enquiries regarding our dry cargo services, so you can be assured that our local teams are on-hand when you need them.

Get in touch for more information and bookings

Whether we are transporting a rare or precious item or scrap metal, we treat all cargo with the utmost care and attention because we understand that whatever the cargo is, it matters to you.

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Warehousing & Storage Solutions

At FLS we offer a seamless, unparalleled level of service for our landside operations. We understand that the ability to store cargo and containers is crucial for our customer’s supply chain.

This is why we consistently focus on warehousing and distribution. Through establishing a global network of warehouse and storage facilities, we are proud to offer a door-to-door logistics service to our customers, enabling them to move cargo anywhere in the world.

Container and cargo storage with FLS

FLS’s warehousing allows us to offer our customers greater speed, efficiency and flexibility for their supply chains. Our network of warehouses, adding up to millions of square metres around the globe, means that we can offer a broad range of services with door-to-door cargo integrity.

Many of our warehouses are able to provide comprehensive pick / pack, de-stuff / palletise, bulk stack and storage services and facilities. As a result FLS will not only transport your goods quickly and safely, but we can also help play a key coordinating role in your distribution network. You get to release your goods when and how you desire.

Our available facilities also allow us to ensure the smooth transition of your cargo through every phase of the transport cycle. This is combined with our outstanding levels of customer service and our tailor-made, flexible solutions.

Even in countries where FLS doesn’t have its own warehousing facilities, we are still able to offer unrivalled expert guidance on finding / arranging cargo storage solutions.

In addition to our many operational benefits, using FLS’s warehousing services will also save you money in terms of:

  • Reduced inventory.
  • Lower container storage costs.
  • Lower demurrage bills.

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