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Keeping costs down while pursuing international markets is challenging. Choose UPS for ocean freight, and you'll reap the benefits of our worldwide capacity, reliable sailing times, and competitive rates to get your goods where they need to be when they need to be there. That's because we're one of the world's leading Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC).

Handling almost any size shipment, from less-than-container loads, full container loads, special equipment, and oversized cargo, UPS Ocean Freight services can deliver to and from major ports around the world.

From pickup to final delivery, our full range of sea freight service options includes consolidation services, document management, customs brokerage, insurance procurement assistance, deconsolidation, as well as delivery. See it every step of the way with tracking at Where available, get enhanced visibility with Quantum View® Manage or Flex® Global View, our advanced Web-based tracking and reporting systems that provide real-time shipment status details throughout the transportation cycle to help you maintain control.

Ocean Freight Services

Full Container Load

Comprehensive Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) services provide frequent departures at competitive rates from all major ports around the world to maximize routing and transit time options.

Less-than-Container Load

Offered in all major ports and markets around the globe, LCL offers space within a container that is shared with similarly situated customers' goods to deliver economical usage-based costing, while providing Full Container Load (FCL) frequency, routing, and visibility.

UPS Preferred Ocean Services

UPS Preferred Ocean Services bridges the gap between the speed of air freight and the economy of ocean freight by providing you a customized combination of transport modes (road, rail, ocean, and air) to move your ocean freight faster.

Freight Forwarding

Offered in all major ports throughout the world, Freight Forwarding gives you a single, streamlined source to book ocean cargo, arrange for pickup, and manage shipping documentation regardless of origin, destination or carrier.

Project Cargo Management

When you need a customized single-project solution for movement of specialized equipment or involving specialized charter vessels, UPS project cargo management solutions deliver global coverage, managed costs, and reliable project continuity.

Supplier Management

Sourcing from multiple suppliers across the globe poses many challenges. From purchase orders through delivery, we're with you every step of the way with UPS supplier management. Using your P.O. details, we monitor your vendor's performance and key logistics milestones to help ensure your shipments are always moving on time.

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