4 Tips On Shipping Your Product

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By Sea

Ocean shipping, which accounts for 90 percent of world trade, is much more cost effective, though slower, than shipping via air. Shipping containers come in two basic options: the 20-foot LCL (less-container-load), and the 40-foot (FCL (full-container-load). Shipping rates also depend on the weight of the shipments, the distance traveled, and the type of product. According to the American Association of Port Authorities, Los Angeles ranks as the United States' busiest port, but the title of world's busiest port belongs to Shanghai.