How to be the master of your freight
...without getting soaked.
Sending or bringing in goods via ocean freight means safely navigating the rocks and shoals of shipping rates, surcharges, marine insurance, volume commitments, fuel surcharges, service obligations, contract duration, penalties for causing delays (demurrage), dispute resolution and tricky customs regulations.
Letting WhiteStar help you is the best way to calm the waters and avoid drowning in a sea of worry or an ocean of red tape.
Our vast experience and buying power with Tier 1 and Tier 2 shipping providers ensures you get the best rates and the best selection of carriers for both Less-Than-Container Load (LCL) and Full-Container Load (FCL) shipments. We also provide for “general” or “break bulk” cargo secured to pallets or contained in boxes, crates, bags, drums or barrels.
WhiteStar furnishes global access to the world’s primary ports and carriers, a wide range of scheduling options, space-protection agreements and rapid transit times. And you will always have access to real-time updates on the location and status of your shipments.
Our ocean freight services can be coupled with other specialized or customized services such as “project forwarding” — door to door delivery of heavy machinery; marine, military or aerospace hardware; and oversize structural components for refineries, manufacturing plants or buildings. Customized services such as full or partial charters are also provided for unusual destinations or hazardous products.
If, for example, you can’t wait the normal 6 weeks for a ship to arrive from factories in China — say, because you need products to fulfill immediate orders — we can bring over part of your total shipment using air freight, while the bulk of your shipment comes via ship.
Over nearly four decades we’ve become old hands at ocean freight and well acquainted with the misfortunes and complications of shipping by sea. If sea sickness isn’t your thing, let WhiteStar make the job easy for you.