Ocean Freight Forwarder Services
To the uninitiated, it might seem like a pretty simple task to move cargo from point A to point B. If it was really just a matter of putting a container on a ship and sending that ship to the destination, it might be. But the world of freight forwarding doesn’t operate that way. The fact of the matter is that your container(s) may only make up a small percentage of the ship’s cargo. That ship may stop in several ports before it reaches your items’ destination.
That’s why it’s essential to choose an ocean forwarder with a reputation for precision logistics. A company that treats every shipment like it’s their sole responsibility. With almost a half-century in the industry, Dedola Global Logistics is that company. We have a reputation for accurate, timely delivery of products, delivered in a pristine state.
Using Technology to Achieve Results
Dedola Global Logistics is a state-of-the-arts ocean freight forwarder. What that means is that we take advantage of modern GPS and tracking technology to offer our clients things like digital quick turnaround quotes and cargo tracking capabilities. We want our clients to know what’s going on with their freight during every step of the process. Additionally, our advanced logistics ensures the fastest delivery of your products to their destination.
Full and Partial Container Options
Dedola Global Logistics caters to importers and exporter shipping full container loads (FCL) and less-than-container-loads (LCL). And clients requiring consolidation and coordination of shipments from various factories. Some ship large amounts of a product at once. Others require the ability to send smaller shipments to multiple locations frequently. One of the advantages of working with a larger ocean forwarder, like Dedola, is that we contract with all the major carriers. As a result, our clients have access to ships frequently departing from ports worldwide. Variety and flexibility are great benefits enjoyed by a Dedola Global Logistics customer
Ground Resources from Port
Because of our extensive domestic and worldwide network, many clients use our local door-delivery service. We offer trucking, rail, and air services in most ports. Like our ocean forwarding services, you can track the movement and arrival of your merchandise. This way, you can keep all stakeholders well informed.
A Quality Ocean Freight Forwarder Reduces Costs — Both Hard and Soft
Businesses are always concerned with costs. Working with Dedola gives you access to the competitive pricing that comes from a company with significant clout with its carrier partners. Advanced logistics systems, highly trained, and experienced staff, a consultative culture, and the drive to be best in class, create efficiencies and allows our customers to focus on their core business.
Online Tracking and Tracing with the TrakIt System
Dedola Global Logistics’ tracking system, TrakIt, provides access to vital information about your shipments. TrakIt tells you where your shipment currently is, when it’s going to arrive, and will alert you as to any schedule changes. If you are tracking multiple shipments, this is an incredibly handy tool. It also can generate shareable reports for your customers. There’s no more wondering when your product will arrive or having to track down shipments when your customer calls for updates. TrakIt will provide you with all of the current information quickly and easily.
Here are some of the TrakIt features:
- Elegant and Easy-to-use interface
- Customizable — make TrakIt meet your specific business requirements
- Data export to Excel, CSV, PDF, HTML and more
- Notification of shipment updates as the status changes
- eDocs online access to all the documents critical to your shipment.
- Much more!
Frequently Asked Questions About our Ocean Freight Forwarding Services
We know how critical your shipment is to your business. Here are some of the questions that we’ve heard in our over four decades in the industry:
Can you calculate my pricing for a shipment?
Yes. If you have the information about the weight and bulk of your items, you can ask for a quote.
What ports/countries do you serve?
We have a vast network of partners operating over 3500 offices in 190 countries. With this reach, it is highly likely that we ship to a place where you do business. Feel free to contact us about a specific destination.
What happens if my cargo is lost?
With TrakIt, the chance of losing track of your cargo is relatively small. However, thousands of containers are lost per year due to weather, theft, or other hazards. We offer no-deductible cargo insurance plans to our customers. In the unlikely event that a container is lost, you can make a claim and be fully reimbursed.
Ocean Forwarders for Shipments of All Sizes
Dedola Global Logistics is a global company with an immense reach. We are responsible for moving tens of thousands of containers every year. One of the things that distinguish us from other ocean forwarders is our commitment to the delivery of all sized shipments. Whether you ship hundreds of containers per week or one LCL shipment per month, we are going to get your products to their destination on time. Call for a no-commitment shipping quote.
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Choosing the right freight forwarder is a critical decision. The choice between Cost of goods, Insurance Freight (CIF), and Free on Board (FOB) shipping terms often determines what type of forwarder you’ll use.