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Full Container Load (FCL) Ocean Freight

Providing you with the flexibility, capacity and reach, to pick-up and deliver your goods on time

When you rely on global trade to succeed, we understand you need reliable, safe and cost-efficient transportation for your Full Container Load (FCL) Ocean Freight shipments. We give you the confidence and control you need, providing full visibility of your ocean freight FCL shipments and offering improved security and higher efficiency. Discover how our range of tailored solutions and optional features can help you.

Quality and Efficiency

We’re here to move your cargo in the most cost-efficient way. Through centralized purchasing management we negotiate total volumes with first-class carriers to give you quality space allotment and optimum pricing for your full container load ocean freight shipments.

Expert Partners

We’re here to help you succeed. With over 4,000 ocean freight FCL experts across major industry sectors and over 190 countries worldwide, we work to find the solutions that enable your success.

Digital Efficiency

We give you full visibility and confidence in your shipments. Booking and shipping instructions via carrier-supported EDI or API messaging ensure streamlined documentation with the highest data accuracy and efficiency.

Sustainable Fuel

We help you to reduce your carbon footprint. GoGreen Plus lets you book ocean freight FCL products with Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF), helping reduce main haul carbon emissions and lead the industry to sustainable ocean freight.

Take a Look Inside Ocean Freight FCL

We’re here to connect your goods to every corner of the globe. Find out more about your journey.

Our FCL Products

DHL Ocean Freight FCL

Want a reliable and efficient option where you don’t have to compromise? Find out how the extensive equipment and capacity options of DHL Ocean Freight FCL can offer you the most reliable, flexible and cost-effective transportation globally.

  • A huge variety of pick-up and delivery options in any country
  • Rigorous vender selection and quality management process
  • Transportation of dangerous goods
  • Index Linked Container Contracts (ILCC) that align customer rates with market dynamics
  • 24/7 tracking on all shipments and orders via myDHLi

DHL Ocean Contract Management

Want to reduce the complexities of global trade? Learn how we help you manage your direct contracts with the shipping lines, ensuring an efficient execution of bookings and monitoring of orders.

  • Arrangement of pre and on-carriage by all means of transport
  • Import and export customs brokerage
  • Transportation of dangerous goods (at carriers discretion)
  • Oversized cargo (containerized)

Do You Require Vendor and Order Management down to Item Level?

Get end-to-end visibility across all products and vendors, from order management issuance through to delivery of your ocean freight FCL shipments, optimizing supply chain performance across the whole journey.

Additional Ocean Freight FCL Services


Offering you a safe, streamlined and environmentally friendly ocean freight FCL solution for the transportation of bulk non-hazardous liquids.

  • Multi-layer bladder that holds up to 24,000 liters and fits into a 20-foot standard ocean container
  • Ability to transport more liquid in every container, with up to 31% increased cargo volume
  • Helps prevent contamination of goods, manufactured using virgin films
  • Helps drive down costs, saving money on loading/unloading and on cleaning
  • Reefer flexitanks allow secure shipping at minus and plus temperatures
GoGreen Plus

Helping you lead the industry to clean and sustainable ocean freight FCL, with the option to use biofuel to reduce main haul carbon emissions.

  • Truly sustainable marine biofuel meeting the criteria of sustainable production
  • Add-on option when booking freight
  • CO₂ reduction via sustainable fuel switch
  • Fossil fuel replaced 1:1 with sustainable biofuel
  • CO₂ emissions neutralized by funding the corresponding amount of biofuel to be used on container vessel(s)
DHL Ocean Secure

Giving you confidence and control, with GPS/GSM-enabled container security devices to provide complete visibility via a 24/7 online platform.

  • Tracks the container throughout the journey via GSM and/or GPS
  • Provides in-transit visibility of mission critical parameters and delivery of exception notification
  • Monitors several parameters for the container, including temperature, humidity, light
  • Provides container security - monitoring of container door opening with notification by e-mail, SMS or call

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