A cost-saving freight service
There’s no shipment Approved can’t handle, from a single pallet of pillows to a container loaded with heavy manufacturing machinery, we have the teams, the equipment, the experience, and the expertise required to ship your cargo most anywhere in the world.
And 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.Read More
LCL shipping — not to be confused with LTL (less-than-truckload) freight, which typically refers to cargo transported over-the-road rather than overseas — empowers today’s commercial enterprises with more flexibility in when, how often, and how much to ship.
By consolidating your cargo with other cargo in one container, Approved enables you to conserve costs while making no sacrifices regarding the timeliness or security of shipments that travel overseas.
Improve and expedite delivery and pickup
If you’re doing FCL shipping — especially if you’re a business that has customers who rely on fast, flexible shipping according to their own schedules rather than yours — you may have occasionally encountered a challenge or two in delivery and pickup.
Oftentimes, a container used in an FCL shipment must be returned to a port within about a week. This can create a relatively short window of time in which to deliver goods to customers, and some customers may require that a delivery appointment be set in advance, or they otherwise may not always be able to fit you in.
However, LCL shipments usually make an additional stop for deconsolidation (Approved can handle this for you as well), which gives you more time to both connect with customers and to get your goods to their final destination. You’ll have a steady stream of inventory to keep your shelves stocked and your customers satisfied.
LCL freight is ideal for the business that requires flexibility in how often and how much cargo it ships overseas, and in how — and, as importantly, when — it delivers cargo to its storefronts and job sites.
Streamlining storage with LCL freight
Not every business has room for the contents of an FCL on site, or the resources to warehouse those contents indefinitely.
For example, if you’re shipping freight to or from Hawaii — where Approved and its sister company Royal Hawaiian Movers have nearly 80 years of combined experience — you know that storage space can be hard to find and not always cost-effective.Read More
LCL is an ideal fit in these situations as it enables you to both ship and store only as much as you can currently accommodate. This solution allows you to move a consistent supply of goods to our strategically located terminal in City of Industry, CA. From here, we’ll build your shipments to Hawaii, Guam and your international destinations to fit your needs. The end result is a steady stream of product, in a manageable quantity, delivered to your final destination.
Predictable costs and a proven partner
Shipping freight overseas can be costly — most everyone knows this. However, many commercial enterprises are often surprised to learn that LCL costs are typically more predictable than FCL costs. Talk to one of our consultants about the weight and volume of one of your typical shipments and we’ll help determine if LCL is the right fit.Read More
When you choose Approved, you benefit from an LCL freight services partner with 20+ years of experience. Not only that, but Approved is part of The DeWitt Companies, a family of global shipping providers with nearly 90 years of experience specializing in Hawaii, Guam, Alaska and other parts of the world.
Don’t spend more than you need to on shipping and storage. Partner with a global leader in freight services to and from Hawaii and across the globe.