Ocean Transportation

Ocean transportation is the best way to ship commercial cargo for less strict schedules with low costs. GCA offers multi-modal shipping and global tracking, providing services to and from the USA to more than 500 ports around the world.

Some of the services that we provide include: full container, less than full container, break bulk cargo and Roll-on / Roll-off, warehousing and full intermodal Door to Door service as well as documentation, customs formalities, and cargo insurance. GCA is a bonded Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI) corporation regulated by the Federal Maritime Commission.

Our Benefits

  • Personalized customer service. Our customer service and strategic solutions are extensive and customized to meet our customers’ needs. You will always receive an answer from us.
  • Our services contracts with various carriers will assure you the best transit times and rates.
  • You won’t have to worry about the logistic of your cargo – our experience and excellent rates can support that. Your cargo will be in best hands.
  • Special handling is never a problem. Heavy machinery, oversized, door pickups, vehicles, hazmat concerns, AES filing, customs clearance at your destination. We can do it all.

FAQs

How many standard pallets fit in a 20FT / 40ft container?

A 20-foot container has an interior dimension of 19’3”L X 7’8”W X 7’9”H (L 5.86m X 2.33m X 3.38m.). It has 146 square feet (13.86sqm) of floor space and 1,172 cubic feet of volume (33.2cbm.). It will hold 9 to 10 standard pallets without stacking. A 40-foot container has an interior dimension of 37’5 5⁄8” L X 7’8” W X 7’9”H (L12.01m X W 2.33m X H2.38) It has 285 square feet of floor space and 2,120 cubic feet of volume (60CBM.) It will hold 20 to 22 standard pallets without stacking.

When must an ISF be submitted to Customs and Border Protection (CBP)?

The Import Security Filing (ISF), which is also commonly known as 10+2 is required to be submitted to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) no later than 24 hours prior to the cargo being loaded on the vessel destined to the United States.

CBP may issue liquidated damages of $5,000 (or more) per violation for the submission of an inaccurate, incomplete or untimely filing.

Importer Requirements: ISF Importers, or their agent, must provide eight data elements, no later than 24 hours before the cargo is laden aboard a vessel destined to the United States.U.S. bound Cargo (Includes FTZ and IT): requires the electronic filing of an Importer Security Filing (ISF) comprised of 10 data elements. For additional information, please contact us via phone at 786-507-0462 Option 5.