Business in Paradise, Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics

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R+L Carriers helps to navigate the waters of offshore shipping to Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, Guam, and Alaska.

Shipping by the container load (FCL) or less than container load (LCL) offshore doesn't have to be complicated or confusing. This slide deck will help you understand the terms and the methods for shipping your freight offshore.

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Business in Paradise, Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics

  1. 1. Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics
  2. 2. Defined Common Terms Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics
  3. 3. Domestic shipping rules apply to: • Puerto Rico • Dominican Republic • Caribbean Islands • Hawaii • Guam • Alaska Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics What do we mean by Domestic?
  4. 4. Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics A shipment not large enough to fill a standard container (20 or 40 feet) Loaded in a container with other shipments for the same destination Pay only for the space you need Less - than -Container Load LCL
  5. 5. Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics A single shipment large enough to fill a standard container (20 or 40 feet) Full Container Load FCL
  6. 6. Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics Goods are picked up at your door and delivered to the destination door – business or residential Door -to- Door D/D Goods are picked up at your door and discharged at the port of destination. Door -to- Port D/P
  7. 7. Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics The service center, or shipping yard at the port. Containers are handled and loaded on to shipping vessels here. Container Freight Station CFS
  8. 8. Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics Cargo that is solid, dry material that does not require temperature controls. Dry Shipping
  9. 9. Logistics company that coordinates the movement of your product from trailer to container, and/or container to vessel. Freight Forwarder Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics
  10. 10. Transit Modes of Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics
  11. 11. The fastest way to move freight offshore! Some items cannot be shipped via air freight such as: • Explosives • Gasses (compressed gas, airbags) • Flammable Liquids & Solids • Toxic items • Corrosive Items • Biological Hazards Air Freight Via FreightFilter Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics
  12. 12. Cargo is transported in a container on a steamship. Slower than air freight, but faster than barges. Non-perishables can be shipped via the ocean from heavy machinery to lighter consumer goods. Ocean Steamship Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics
  13. 13. Use watertight containers to push the freight through the water. Slower than ocean steamships but more economical. Barge Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics
  14. 14. A semi trailer is loaded on to the shipping vessel. A more secure shipping method that requires less handling. Roll On/Roll Off RO/RO Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics
  15. 15. Documents Required Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics
  16. 16. Example of a Bill of Lading (BOL) Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics
  17. 17. Example of a Commercial Invoice Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics
  18. 18. Automated Export System (AES)/Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED) form if the shipment exceeds $2500 USD Domestic Offshore Shipping Basics
  19. 19. (888) 575-2632 Customer Service (800) 535-1983 For a Domestic Offshore Quote rloffshore@rlcarriers.com = Customer Service offshorequotes@rlcarriers.com = Quotes or online www2.rlcarriers.com/offshore-shipping/ Contact us!

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