Ocean Shipping

Ocean freight

Obtain the cargo space you need with competitive pricing and multiple shipping options. As the largest non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) from China to the United States and as a leader in less than container services, our ocean logistics in the Asia Pacific region and around the world are unmatched.

Customs and compliance

Quickly and easily navigate changing customs policies, uncover compliance issues and reduce obstacles during border crossings. With the help of our Trusted Advisor® and trade policy experts, our approach to customs and trade compliance can help keep your freight moving.

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Ocean Freight

Trust your freight to the largest freight forwarder from China to the United States

Expand your international ocean freight shipping options in the Asia Pacific region and around the world. When you select the largest competitive NVOCC from China to the United States for your global ocean shipments, you obtain the cargo space you require at a competitive price. Whether you are a small or large business, you can find the right inbound and outbound sea freight service for your full container load (FCL) or less than container load (LCL) cargo in all major shipping routes.

Full container load shipping

Book your FCL ocean freight based on your requirements

Ranked second in volume for ocean freight from Asia to the United States, C.H. Robinson provides reliable, cost-competitive FCL services in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Select the largest freight forwarder from China to the United States, and the second largest from Asia to the United States, by volume. From small start-up organizations to the largest, most complex companies, we can help you deliver both inbound and outbound sea freight around the world, to and from major cities and ports.

From Hong Kong and Shanghai to Chicago and Mumbai to Rotterdam, trust our knowledgeable experts to help you with ocean shipping wherever you do business. Friendly, professional people work in your region and speak your language. Find the cargo container space you need when you need it. Accelerate Your Advantage® with a stable, powerful global freight network based on established relationships with shipping lines.

Simplify your sea freight forwarding:

  • Receive the sea container space you need for your volumes
  • Gain coverage on all major ocean trade lanes between continents
  • Plan with local experts in the Asia Pacific region to maintain compliance and mitigate risk
  • Use accurate data and reporting to make regulations compliance easier
  • Access container tracking data around the world with Navisphere®, our single global technology platform
  • Choose cargo insurance options for additional protection

Less than container load shipping

Ship your partial ocean cargo freight when you are ready

Trust a top NVOCC from Asia to the United States to offer innovative LCL consolidation programs. Our relationships with ocean lines mean you can easily access available shipping container space at competitive prices.

With the largest freight forwarder from China to the United States, and the second largest from Asia to the United States, by volume, we'll help you use a weekly sailing schedule in top lanes around the world for consistent service and competitive sea freight rates.

Only pay for the space you use when consolidating LCL shipments. Your single point of contact can help you navigate the complexities and resolve any issues that may arise.

Start improving your sea shipping strategy today by taking advantage of our wide variety of consolidation center options in the Asia Pacific region and around the world—from Europe to North America and Latin America.

Improve your LCL shipping strategy:

  • Receive more value with combined sea cargo volumes for competitive rates, better service and less handling of your freight
  • Choose from convenient weekly departure times from major ports
  • Monitor sea cargo tracking information with Navisphere online access
  • Trust our reliable service and LCL consolidation options
  • Combine sea and air freight services to meet your transport requirements
  • Select additional marine cargo insurance to mitigate risks
  • Work with forwarding agents in your region to make LCL shipping easy

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Customs and Compliance

Streamline your customs business with trusted advisor experts

Trust your freight to experienced customs brokers who have cleared over 900,000 global shipments annually, with over 350,000 shipments cleared in Asia alone. Our Trusted Advisor experts, strong global network of offices and agents are passionate about helping you through the customs process.

Experts in the language of customs clearance

Create a single customs clearance process with one respected, global company. We review your commodities and recommend appropriate import and export duties, tariffs and declared values to reduce obstacles and keep your freight moving.

  • Pay appropriate duty rates with tariff analysis
  • Work with our experts, who know local customs laws and speak your language in the Asia Pacific region

Spreading knowledge about compliance

Achieve better compliance rates with existing government regulations throughout Asia Pacific and around the world. Our experts are specially trained experts who can help you avoid situations that could put your company at risk.

  • Receive compliance assistance with international customs experts
  • Improve global trading through compliance consultations and business reviews
  • Know your shipment status with easy, online access to our Navisphere technology

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