Port to port, door to door, business to business
No matter where in the world you may be shipping a full container load from and no matter where it has to get to, Approved has the expertise to find both the lowest costs and fastest paths to make it happen.
Unlike some companies that offer FCL shipping, Approved also has the ability to transport your cargo over that critical “last mile,” from the port to a warehouse, from the warehouse to a customer outlet, and anywhere in-between.Read More
It’s not just the last mile, either: Approved can help manage your freight shipments from the very start: planning, project managing, booking, moving cargo from the warehouse to the port, and more. Throughout the process, you’ll enjoy proactive real-time reporting on where your cargo is during transit, enabling you and your team to better prepare for its arrival.
We know it’s critical to all of our customers that their cargo arrives at the right time, rather than just in time.
Container shipping made simple
Approved will work with you to find a shipping solution that best addresses your complete business needs. If you need your cargo wrapped or otherwise prepared for shipment, we can help. If you need cargo in an FCL deconsolidated and/or assembled and installed, we offer those services as well. If you simply have a full container load ready for pickup, we’ll be there for you.
The term “full container load” is not fixed, as there are varying sizes of containers that we use for varying customer needs. (Review details on FCL dimensions below.)Read More
Approved’s FCL experts will assess your shipment (weight, size, density) and help find the best plan of action for shipping your goods. We also offer LCL (less than container load) freight services, should you decide that FCL is not a fit.
A proven process
With decades of experience in FCL freight — experience that has resulted in loss and damage ratios that are some of the lowest in the industry — Approved has refined our process over the years and will take the time, every time, to ensure every customer knows exactly what to expect and when. Our process is simple, safe, and streamlined.
- First, we survey each customer on their business needs and related freight services needs
- Next, we schedule transportation of your goods according to your business operations (i.e., at a time that will be the least disruptive)
- We then assist (as needed or requested) in the wrapping and loading of your goods
- Following the loading, we transport an FCL to the port for shipping and monitor it in real-time during the voyage, reporting to you throughout
- We then offload your container from the ocean vessel and schedule a time/day for delivery of your goods
Have questions about any of these steps or any part of the process? We are here for you.
Part of a worldwide network of shipping companies
Approved is part of The DeWitt Companies and offers additional benefits in both cost-savings and control via our sister companies in Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, and worldwide. We offer drayage, warehousing, and a host of other services at most locations, and we always create a shipping plan customized to your exact needs.
No matter where you’re doing business now, or where you’ll be doing business next, Approved FCL and LCL freight services team will help ensure your cargo arrives on time and intact.