International Ocean Freight Forwarding
Ocean Freight Service You Can Rely On
The GTS Ocean Department handles LCL, FCL, special equipment, and break-bulk project cargo as a full service freight forwarder, licensed under the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). Shipments primarily move inside carrier owned standard dry containers, but GTS has vast experience handling special equipment, including in and out of gauge flat rack containers, open top containers, and shipper owned containers.
GTS’ capabilities also include service via roll on roll off (ro/ro) vessels for vehicles and heavy rolling stock such as large trucks or heavy machinery. GTS’ break-bulk and project cargo service accommodates overweight and over dimensional cargo. Ocean operations personnel are cross-trained in all aspects of the process. Vessels operating common carriers (VOCC’s) and large non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC’s) have multiple departments where customer service representatives are only able to perform one aspect of the shipment process. At GTS, all of our Ocean Department customer service members are able to provide customers with quotations, booking confirmations, warehouse alerts, electronic shipper’s export declaration (SED) filings via AES, ocean bills of lading and other pertinent shipping documents, invoicing, and tracking information on the shipment from origin to destination. We provide our clients with a far superior customer service experience by keeping them updated every step of the way. All of GTS’ Ocean Department employees have completed off site hazardous materials training in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code. Our experience is not limited to specific commodities, as we have handled hazardous materials, temperature controlled cargo, perishable cargo, USAID project cargo, humanitarian relief cargo, embassy supplies, reconstruction projects abroad, U.S. Military shipments, and the personal effects market. GTS customers rely on us to handle their cargo because of our quality service and strong performance to worldwide destinations.