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Ocean Freight

Providing you with the most flexible, cost-efficient and fully coordinated end-to-end ocean freight solutions

We’re here to ensure your cargo reaches the right place, at the right time, in the most economical way – without the need to compromise on quality or reliability. Through the extensive equipment and consolidation options of ocean freight, we work closely with you to find budget-friendly, end-to-end ocean cargo shipping solutions, tailored to your specific needs.

Expert Partners

We’re here to help you succeed. With 42,000 logistics experts across major industry sectors, markets and disciplines, we find the right ocean freight logistics solutions that help you improve performance, drive out costs and enable your success.

Global Reach

We can help simplify global trade for your business. We’re on the ground in over 190 countries, working closely with you to help you export and import from more locations than anyone else.

Quality and Visibility

We’re here to take the stress out of shipping for you. We give you confidence and control, providing full visibility of your shipments and offering a wide range of quality controlled equipment types that suit you.


We get your cargo where it needs to be, on-time, every time. We collaborate with all major carriers and alliances, including planned space protection from major container ports, so you can deliver on your commitments.

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Full Container Load (FCL)

Giving you total reliability, with the flexibility you need

Ensuring safe and reliable door-to-door shipping, with the capacity and global reach to deliver your goods on time.

  • Ship end-to-end with pre- & on-carriage
  • Reduce emissions with sustainable fuel
  • Smooth trade with customs brokerage
  • Multiple equipment types available

Less than Container Load (LCL)

Helping you move your goods, however big or small.

Deliver on your promises: our own in-house network gets your smaller ocean shipments where they need to be.

  • Fast with +2,800 weekly direct services
  • “Ship as booked” to keep your schedules
  • Decarbonize shipments with sustainable fuels
  • Consolidate shipments to save even more

Temperature Controlled Ocean Freight

Designed with the highest standards, to care for your cargo

Providing you with the highest standards in temperature controlled services – designed to ship your ocean freight cargo including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, perishable goods (including fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, confectionery, meat) and more.

Ocean Bulk

Move your non-hazardous liquids or dry cargo safely in bulk with an end-to-end transportation solution, including the design and in-house manufacturing of tailored equipment for your specific commodity. From Flexitanks to ISO Tanks to Dry Bulk Liners, discover the equipment diversity and service excellence of Ocean Bulk for your Foods, Beverages, Chemicals or Oils.

Ocean Non Containerized Loads

We understand that sometimes your goods might be too large, or unable to fit standard ocean freight containers. That is why in addition to our traditional services, we can provide you with flexible, customized break bulk services for the transportation of oversized goods.

  •   DHL Ocean Special for conventional oversized goods
  •   DHL Ocean Charter for urgent or specialized goods

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