Ocean

Expeditors provides flexible and integrated ocean freight services to create the most highly adaptable, reliable, and customizable solutions in the industry.

Our approach starts with having the most experienced and dedicated ocean management team, positioned globally to provide skilled and local expertise in all major trade lanes, and backed by one common systems platform. Highly respected and trusted by our service providers, our preferred status with core carriers is coupled with the right people, capacity and pricing to successfully execute on our customers’ needs while providing superior customer service.

Our Services

Our service offerings include:

  • Full Container Load (FCL) services - Standard and Express
  • Less-than Container Load (LCL) services - Standard, Express, and Express Platinum
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Consolidation Services (Assembly, Multi-Country Consolidation, Trans-load, and other services)
  • Delivery management

Our Ocean Services are highly integrated with Expeditors’ services: Project CargoCarrier AllocationOrder Management, Sea+Air, Customs Brokerage, Warehousing and Distribution, Risk Management and Insurance

Industries We Support

Our wide range of ocean services coupled with our global, regional, and local expertise, enable us to service our customer no matter what industry they are in.

Learn more about Industries that Ocean supports 

Our Carrier Partners

Expeditors is proud to establish strategic partnerships with steamship lines in order to provide flexibility to our customers.

We have multiple service contracts with ocean carriers to ensure global coverage, capacity, and competitive rates.

Podcast

Episode 10 | Ocean: Shipment Schedule Integrity

Ships are getting bigger, they're retiring sooner, and new developments are increasing capacity, efficiency, and speed to build these behemoths. So why did shipment schedules have a record low for integrity/reliability in 2020? Put simply, why was freight late? Vice President of Global Ocean Services Scott Kelly talks about this longstanding reality of the maritime industry and what can be done to get ahead of the issue.