Sea freight

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Secure solutions built from our expertise in ocean freight forwarding

By leveraging our global network and long-standing carrier relationships, Ascent Courier brings you flexible, reliable ocean freight forwarding solutions built around operational excellence. We take the time to understand your business and then work with you to develop customized transportation solutions, from finding the best schedule for shipments to securing competitive rates. Whether you need to split or share loads or link with other services – such as air freight forwarding, multimodal transport, cross-border services, or customs house brokerage services – we always go above and beyond to help you find the solutions you need.

Our ocean freight forwarding experts all over the world have the industry-specific expertise, skills, and diversity of experience to ensure the safe, reliable movement of your freight around the globe.

Industry Solutions

Almost every industry sector has some special requirements to take into consideration or could benefit from our value-added service options, including:

  • Full Container Load (FCL) Ocean Freight ForwardingFCL loads deliver cost-efficiency and reliability at reduced CO2 emissions as compared to other transportation modes. Our long-standing relationships with a wide range of carriers means we are ideally placed to get you space on ships, schedules that will work, and competitive rates. Our FCL services are supported by our web-based tracking systems, Yusen Vantage Focus, enabling you to gain visibility of your shipment status.
  • Less-than-Container Load (LCL) Ocean Freight ForwardingOur LCL services give you flexibility to meet your varying requirements. Providing our own consolidation services or multi-country consolidation services (MCCS) for more complex shipments helps control freight costs and shipment times. Our LCL services are enhanced by online track and trace functions Ascent Courier Focus, helping your shipment visibility.
  • Temperature-Controlled Ocean Freight ServicesWith reefers that can handle everything from frozen to ambient cargoes, our temperature-controlled containers and warehouses can meet the most demanding requirements of the food, aerospace, pharmaceutical, technology industries. We also provide value-added services such as special packaging for additional security, temperature data loggers, as well as an integrated suite of IT solutions to give you live visibility at any point in the journey.
  • Project Cargo and Non-Containerized Shipment SolutionsOur Project Cargo Team has deep experience in all modes of transport. They also draw on local hands-on expertise to handle the most complex project cargo, from concept all the way through execution.
  • Value-Added Ocean Freight Forwarder ServicesOffering a wide variety of value-added services – door deliveries, customs brokerage, cargo insurance, and more – we will have the tools and solutions necessary to anticipate and meet your unique shipping needs.
  • Commitment to InnovationWe have a track record of innovating in logistics technology. Always looking for a better way to serve our customers and improve the way we work, we don’t just apply Kaizen principles; they are the very core of our business. We also have a concrete global risk management system and incident management system to ensure service quality.
Sea Freight
  • Operating in all major countries and borders
  • Extensive services including: linehaul, Pick Up and Delivery (PUD), home delivery, milkrun, cross-border, courier and rail
  • Singapore to Shanghai cross-border service
  • China to Europe railway service: Innovative service balancing speed and cost; faster than Oceanfreight, cheaper than Airfreight
  • Linehaul China: 700 trucks a day, 6.25 million pallets moved yearly
Cargo Insurance
  • Multi-sector and multi-mode capabilities
  • Working with Pan-European players and niche specialists
  • Central control and network monitoring through the Control Tower
  • 450,000 tons managed a year
  • 40,000 shipments a year
  • 200 transport partners
  • Groupage/LTL/FTL
  • In Turkey, Ascent Courier handles over 7,700 FTL trips a month
  • Supports U.S. Domestic network through LTL/FTL services
  • Over 70,000 scheduled linehaul segments per year
  • Seven hubs and 62 stations
  • 7.5 million miles a month
  • 8,000 loads a month

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Combining transport execution and transport management services

Through our global network of control towers and state-of-the-art technology, we are able to monitor and dynamically react to situations such as adverse weather, additional pick ups or drop offs, or heavy traffic, meaning that your goods are always travelling the most efficient route.

Our non-asset based Road network provides you with flexibility, improved service levels, accelerated delivery, reduced direct and indirect costs and much less


You benefit from our experience in delivering effective solutions to the complex global supply chains of some of the world’s biggest corporations.


You benefit from every innovation, whether it involves a simple extension to our Air and Ocean Freight products, whether it means a development in warehousing.

24/7 Support

All of which explains why you’ll find the team of outstanding support at TransCargo ready to apply their passion for solutions in support of your business.

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