Flat Rack Container Shipping to Canada – A Freight Forwarder Case Study

Mercator, UK based freight forwarder, was recently assigned an export sea freight shipment of a 40’ flat rack container for shipping to Canada.

Loading a Flat Rack for Export

Our UK based customer sold their goods on a CIF incoterm to their buyer in Canada.  CIF (Cost Insurance Freight) means that the exporter is responsible for loading the goods, transport to the export sea freight port, freight to the agreed port at destination and the insurance for the transport.

Flat Rack Container Loaded for export
Export Shipment Lashed for Sea Freight Shipping

George in our export team arranged for the loading and lashing of the goods onto a 40’ flat rack container.  The machinery for sea freight shipping was loaded on to a flat rack container because the pieces had to be lifted in to place by a crane.

Haulage to Port for UK Export

Once the flat rack was loaded, secured and covered, George arranged for one of our trusted haulage providers to collect the shipping container and transport it to the Port of Felixstowe for sea freight shipping to Canada.

Flat Rack Container for Export – Machinery Loaded
Export Machinery Loaded and Covered for Sea Freight to Canada

Sea Freight Shipping to Canada

Mercator handled the UK export customs clearance, VGM at the port and sea freight to Canada.  Once the shipment arrived in Canada, our MarcoPoloLine partner agent based in Vancouver acted as the main point of contact to enable the final delivery of the machinery to the importer’s door in Canada.

Although in this instance we did not arrange the marine insurance, this is something that we are able to offer our customers as part of our shipping service.

If you have either an export shipment to Canada, or a shipment which requires the use of a flat rack container, please get in touch with our team who will be able to provide you with a quotation for your shipping.  You can call our office on (+44) 02392 756 575, email sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk, or complete the form below and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

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