LCL/FCL Filings

Less than Container Load/Full Container Load


FCL refers to a single container booked by a shipper to transport their cargo (exclusively). This service is commonly used by shippers who have enough cargo to fill the whole container making it cost effective to book an FCL shipment. LCL refers to cargoes owned by different shippers, grouped in a single container by the forwarding agent, allowing transportation of smaller volumes of cargo without paying for a full container; this is more cost effective for smaller shipments which cannot utilize a full container.
Let D. Heath International review your supply chain strategy to determine the most cost effective method of shipping to maximize your benefits.

No matter your shipments needs, D. Heath International has will work with you to determine the best shipping type for your goods.

From port-to-door, we manage:
Licensed, Bonded, Experienced.
D. Heath International is licensed as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), and is a bonded Ocean Freight Forwarder. This means D. Heath Intl., is experience with the stability you can depend on. We have an extensive network of international ocean freight agents in almost every country in the world. Our global footprint allows D. Heath Intl., customers to import and export from virtually any city worldwide.

Custom Customs Support
Our experienced and knowledgeable customs brokerage consultants will guide you step-by-step through the ocean import procedure to ensure that your international ocean freight passes successfully through the complex customs process into the US.

Port to Door Support
When a shipment arrives at port, D. Heath International's team of trusted trucking carriers will insure it's transport it to any domestic location in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our customers have the option of drop-and-pull or drayage services for full container loads (FCL). We also offer cost-lowering consolidation services, combining less than container load shipments (LCL) that are going to the same destination port. Additionally, when exporting, D. Heath Intl., collaborates with our foreign partners to provide door-to-door international ocean freight shipping and customs brokerage services - guiding your shipments through the complex customs process into the destination country successfully.

Domestic Ocean Freight
Along with our professional international freight support D. Heath International also offers domestic ocean freight shipping from the 48 contiguous states to Hawaii, Alaska and U.S. territories commonwealth.

Reduced shipping time is also important for certain commodities in order to lower shipping costs and deliver superior goods on time. When an expedited timeline is required, the experts at D. Heath International can handle vital shipments and get them there fast and safe.