OceanGuaranteed, which offers guaranteed delivery from Asia to the United States for less-than-containerload (LCL) cargo, has expanded into Canada. Created in 2006 by global supply chain provider APL Logistics and U.S. trucking firm Con-way Freight, OceanGuaranteed now offers nine Asian departure points, including its first inland point of origin in Asia at Guangzhou, China.
OceanGuaranteed was developed as a premium ocean service providing day-definite delivery and fast transit times for Asia LCL export cargo. The program speeds up shipments from Asia to the United States with a money-back transit-time guarantee.
OceanGuaranteed provides service from Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Shenzhen in China to all continental U.S. destinations served by Con-way Freight. It also offers services from Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Yokohama, Japan; Singapore; and Busan, Korea.
With this latest expansion, shippers sourcing in China's Pearl River Delta can use OceanGuaranteed from Guangzhou, 160 miles west of Shenzhen. APL Logistics takes care of the secure transport from Guangzhou to the load port of Hong Kong. With the expansion into Canada, shippers now can also ship their cargo to Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Rates for the service are about 25 percent of those for air freight.
OceanGuaranteed also offers services such as expedited handling and processing, including late-gate privileges at origin, "hot stow" priority shipboard stowage on the vessel, and "last on, first off" loading/unloading for rapid discharge at the destination port.
For Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)-certified customers shipping from China, OceanGuaranteed shipments are segregated and loaded in containers dedicated exclusively for C-TPAT-certified shipments?minimizing the chance of potential delay from non-C-TPAT shippers and allowing cargo to be greenlaned by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The service also provides Web-based shipment tracking. Customers can check shipment details, transit updates, and Customs status at any time.
Company URL: www.apl.com