Ocean Freight Forwarder

ETC International Freight System is a full-service, fully certified non-vessel operator, common carrier bonded ocean freight forwarder. We are uniquely positioned to provide shipping services to international clients for jobs ranging from $100.00 to $100,000,000.00. Because we specialize in this type of service, we aren’t competing with the giant conglomerates that just see you as a quota, and we also aren’t shipping just one item at a time. Our unique custom approach provides our customers with a tailor-made shipping experience. For a Walmart style forwarding experience, call our competition.

As a trusted freight forwarder in the U.S. for over 30 years, ETC International Freight System has earned a reputation for delivering industrial, commercial goods and personal belongings with equally pristine door-to-door service, as well as building lasting relationships with clients.

Ocean Freight Consolidation - Less than a Container Load (LCL)

ETC International Freight System offers for less than a container load, a weekly ocean consolidation service to world destinations for export and import shipments. Please provide us with the exact dimensions (length, width & height per packed item) & weight with your origin & destination to receive our written estimate. Cargo on heat treated pallets for export & import only with no overhang or sturdy boxes that can be consolidated.

Useful Ocean Freight Information

Container Max Weights:
  • 20’ – 34,000 lbs (if weight exceeds 34,000 a tri-axle chassis must be used)
  • 40’ – 44,000 lbs
Standard container internal dimensions:
  • 20’SD: 19′ 6″ L x 7′ 8″ W x 7′ 9: H (capacity: 1250 CFT.)
  • 40’SD: 39′ 5″ L x 7′ 8″ W x 7′ 9: H (capacity: 2434 CFT.)
  • 40’HQ: 39′ 5″ L x 7′ 8″ W x 8’10” H (Capacity: 2495 CFT.)
Less Than a Container Load (Consolidated ocean cargo):
  • Ocean Freight minimum – 1 Cubic Meter = 48”x 42”x30”
  • Standard pallet Sizes = 48”x 40” or 48”x42”

ETC International Freight System is a Federal Maritime Commission license. The terms and conditions of our contract are available upon your request.



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