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International ocean transport broker
Maritime transport is the most used mode for the international transport of goods. The reason is simple, it is the most economical mode of transportation. The larger your volume, the more viable and competitive this mode of transportation becomes.
AP International is proud of its strong relationship with the best shipping and container transportation companies in the industry. Our team advises you and offers the shipping service that best suits your needs to and from anywhere in the world.
Some types of ocean transport services
- Full Container Load (FCL)
- Less than Container Load (LCL, consolidation service)
- Transport of rolling stock (RO-RO)
- Port to port and door to door transportation service
- International coverage: North America • Latin America • Europe • Asia • Oceania
About ocean freight transportation
Ocean freight transportation accounts for about 90% of international trade traffic. It is the most used mode of transport for the distribution of bulk goods. It is not only the most economical but also the most environmentally friendly transport solution. This type of transport refers to any goods that are transported or are to be transported by ship/vessel.
Did you know that there are over 6 million shipping containers in transport globally? These containers make around 200 million trips a year, which explains the major importance of transportation by ocean!
Freight transportation by ship is a service used to transport several types of products. Bulk raw materials are one of them. For example : coal, petroleum products and derivatives, rubber products, etc. However, ocean freight shipping is not limited to these types of goods. Heavy machinery, industrial products, food products and many others are also transported daily as bulk, breakbulk and containerized.
What AP does for you?
Our team coordinates the shipment of your commercial products by offering you complete ocean freight transportation solutions. We ensure that all selected suppliers meet your shipping requirements and that your merchandise is picked up and delivered within a booking confirmed time frame, in a safe and secure manner. We offer transportation services for your future commercial exports and imports to Canada, the United States, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania. We also collect all the commercial documentation related to your shipment and make certain it is forwarded to all parties involved to ensure the smooth running of the transportation of your merchandise. We are a passionate and proactive team always looking to provide you with the best possible ocean freight solutions, with reliable and fast service no matter what the situation.
How are we different?
Our passion at work, our desire to learn, our thirst to win, our availability whenever you need it, our accessibility, our speed of execution, our customer follow-up service and reliability, our eagerness to make a real difference in such a large and fast-paced industry, our transparency, our multilingualism and the diversity of our team members. All these elements make us able and above all willing to :
- Provide you the optimal solutions to meet your needs
- Simplify your logistics workload
- Offering outstanding customer service
- Save time and allow you to focus on your value-added activities
What is the difference between FCL and LCL?
FCL (Full-Container Load) is a logistics term meaning that all the goods in a container belong to one shipper/consignee. These goods are the property of a single company. A container is therefore reserved exclusively for the transportation of its cargo. LCL (Less-Than-Container Load) means that your cargo is combined with other ocean shipments that are being shipped to the same destination. You share container space with goods belonging to other companies. An LCL ocean shipment allows companies to transport freight by sea at a lower cost.
Ocean freight transportation between Canada and Europe
Our team has put in place two international logistics solutions for Canadian small and medium-sized businesses looking to move their products by vessel between Canada and Europe.
We serve all European countries : Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Ukraine.
For detailed information, please visit Europe Simplified and CETA Simplified.
See also our international transportation solutions to help Canadian small and medium sized manufacturers and distributors looking to move their goods between Canada and :
- Mexico – Mexico Simplified
- Latin America – Latin America Simplified
- Asia – Ship Asia Simplified
Do you have any questions?
You may be undecided about all the commercial documentation required to import your commercial products from France or elsewhere in the world? Would you like to know more about the Harmonized System Codes? (HS) Are you wondering about Incoterms and their use? What about the different international payment methods available? Have you ever wondered about the relevance of cargo insurance? Our team of experts will answer all your questions.
Contact us with your next ocean transportation needs! We’re here to assist you!