Whether shipping internationally via ocean vessels or domestically OTR (Over-the-Road), each carrier uses a Standard Carrier Alpha Code, which is a 2 to 4 letter code to identify freight carriers in TMSs, common computer systems and BOLs (Bill of Ladings). These codes are also now used by EDIFACT, of the United Nations.
The main purpose is to end the codes in either a “U” for Containers, an “X” for privately owned rail cars and a “Z” for chassis commonly used in drayage for intermodal purposes. CBP (Customs Border Patrol) also uses the codes for electronic clearance of documents 24 hours prior to a vessel’s departure from the port of loading.
These codes were developed by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association back in the 1960s to begin the automation of data and records in the transport industry.
Below is a complete list of SCAC:
|Atlantic Container Line||ACLU|
|Alaska Marine Lines||AKMR|
|Australia National Line||ANNU|
|American President Lines||APLU|
|Arkas Container Transport S.A.||ARKU|
|Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers Inc||AROF|
|Bahri / National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia||NSAU|
|Bermuda Container Line||BCLU|
|Central Gulf Lines, Inc||CEGL|
|Compagnia Chilena de Navigacion Interoceanica SA||CNIU|
|Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company||CPJQ|
|Cheng Lie Navigation Co.,Ltd||11DX|
|COSCO Container Lines||COSU|
|Compania Sud Americana de Vapores||CHIW|
|China Shipping Container Lines Co||CHNJ|
|Dole Ocean Cargo Express||DOLQ|
|Emirates Shipping Line||ESPU|
|Far Eastern Shipping Company||FESO|
|Grieg Star Shipping||ACSU|
|Gold Star Line Ltd.||GSLU|
|Great White Fleet||UBCU|
|Great Eastern Shipping Inc.||GESC|
|Hapag Lloyd Container Line/A>||HLCU|
|Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.||HDMU|
|Independent Container Line||IILU|
|Industrial Maritime Carriers (Intermarine)||IDMC|
|Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.||KKLU|
|King Ocean Sercies||KOSL|
|Korea Marine Transport Co., Ltd.||KMTU|
|Companhia Libra de Navegacao||CLIB|
|Liberty Global Logistics, LLC||LGLT|
|Marfret Compagnie Maritime||MFTU|
|MCC Transport Pte. Ltd.||MCCQ|
|Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad||MISC|
|Mediterranean Shipping Company||MSCU|
|Nile Dutch Africa Line||NIDU|
|Neptune Shipping Line||NOSU|
|Ocean Network Express (ONE Line)||ONEY|
|Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.||OOLU|
|Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines||PSHI|
|Pacific International Lines||PCIU|
|The Shipping Coporation of India Ltd.||SCIU|
|Siem Car Carriers AS||SCYE|
|Sinokor Merchant Marine Co.,Ltd||SKLU|
|TOHO Shipping Co., Ltd||TOHO|
|Turkon Line Inc||TRKU|
|Universal Africa Lines||UALC|
|West European Container Lines||WECU|
|Westwood Shipping Lines||WWSU|
|Wan Hai Lines||22AA|
|World Logistics Service (USA) Inc||WDLS|
|Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics||WLWH|
|Yang Ming Line||YMLU|
|ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd||ZIMU|
|Bulk FR8 (Liquid Bulk)||BKFB|
|BAX GLOBAL (air)||BNAF|
|BT EXPRESS FREIGHT SYSTEMS||BTEY|
|CHEEMA TRANSPORT INC||CHRP|
|Central Freight Lines||CENF|
|Carolina Transportation Inc||CNPC|
|Chermak Cartage, LLC||CHKA|
|CJR Trucking, Inc.||CJRF|
|China Ocean Shipping Lines||COSU|
|Cowan systems, LLC||CWAS|
|CON-WAY CENTRAL EXPRESS||CWCE|
|CON-WAY SOUTHERN EXPRESS||CWSE|
|CON-WAY WESTERN EXPRESS||CWWE|
|Expeditors International Ocean||EXPD|
|FedEx Custom Critical||FDCC|
|FedEx Express (AIR)||FDE|
|FLT LOGISTICS LLC||FLJF|
|FIFTH WHEEL FREIGHT LLC||FWFG|
|FedEx LTL Freight East||FXFE|
|FedEx LTL Freight West (formerly VIKN – Viking)||FXFW|
|FedEx Freight National (formerly Watkins)||FXNL|
|G & P Trucking, Inc.||GPTC|
|J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.||HJBT|
|HOYER Deep Sea||HOYO|
|KUEHNE + NAGEL||KHNN|
|Logistic Dynamics, Inc.||LDYN|
|LDI Trucking, Inc.||LDYQ|
|MCC Transport Singapore Pte Ltd.||MCPU|
|Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.||MSCU|
|Marten Transport LTD.||MTEN|
|North American Van Lines, Inc.||NAVI|
|National Xpress Logistics||NXPL|
|OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE||ODFL|
|Orient Overseas Container Line||OOLU|
|PACIFIC LOGISTICS CORP||PFLP|
|Precision Logistics Group||PLGQ|
|Panalpina (Pantainer Express Line)||PNEP|
|Prime Logistics & Intermodal||PRML|
|A. Duie Pyle||PYLE|
|R and L Carriers||GMLS|
|Radiant Global Logistics||RGLN|
|Rail Delivery Services, Inc.||RDSS|
Moving Overseas is a tad more daunting than moving across country. Keep in mind all your inventory will need to be manifested upon loading, whether you DIY or hire a professional packing company. Before you begin, read our Guide to Packing for your International Move:
If you’ve moved overseas before then you’ve probably asked yourself, “How should I pack my household items?” It may seem trivial, but it’s a major component of any relocation if you’re packing yourself, especially if all your belongings will be at sea for several weeks.
A list of household goods packing tips could be a long checklist of criteria one might have to go over when considering moving personal goods overseas. Remember things like candles & houseplants are not allowed. Due to customs tariffs at each port, this list will need to be detailed and manifested upon loading.
It goes without saying that improper packing is one of the major concerns when it comes to breakages and damage, so pack your goods with care. Based on our experience as international shipping logistics specialists, we’ve created a comprehensive list of tips for packing household goods to help with any move, no matter where your destination.
How to Pack Household Goods Safely for Your Move Overseas – Keeping an inventory in Mind for your Manifest
Following are some of the basic materials one should consider to use for household packing:
Following are some pointers to pack some of the commonly found household items:
Electronics – Remember to label outside of boxes well for your Manifest
Kitchenware – Remember to label outside of boxes well for your Manifest
Small Furniture Products
Remember, moving internationally is a three step process.
So what are you waiting for? Request a free overseas moving estimate by calling us today or by completing our Quote Request Form.
Specialty or Over-Dimensional Freight
Do you have a sailboat to move to Hawaii? We are not all so lucky to be in this bind, but some people are and there are many rules to consider when shipping freight of this magnitude. Perhaps you have a large dozer or heavy piece of farm equipment to move and not quite sure how to get it from the auction to your ranch. Or maybe you are leading a special project requiring several loads for a company move or construction of a new facility. No matter what your dilemma is, we consider it an opportunity to take care of you by helping you answer the many questions surrounding the logistics of your move.
The good news is we are here to help. Go123 Logistics team members have led many special projects and our capabilities ensure your freight will be handled with care and
For boats on a trailer, this is considered what we call RORO – or Roll On, Roll Off freight. If it is a water delivery and not on a trailer, then it will be crane lifted and the client will need to provide a lifting diagram so we can accommodate a quote since the crane will be lifting the boat out of the water and onto the cradle, also provided by the client, along with blocks for support and security.
For over-dimensional shipments – we are in a whole other world of over-width, over-weight, over-height and over-length permits and each permit cost varies from state to state. Police escorts also charge depending on how many lanes the road has, or if there is a bridge between point A & point B. Also there are tolls to consider along with traffic and border crossings. The client will also need to provide all the necessary paperwork for the customs agents at border crossings.
Obviously when shipments this large move, time is another consideration. These things take more time to load and offload and the client needs to be aware of the ticktock of the clock. Some crane rentals are by the hour or by the day, so the team needs to be on point from start to finish, which is just another nuance of our level of assistance here at Go123 Logistics.
If you happen to be loading & unloading between 2 cities that offer rail service, this can be the most economical way to ship your items – but never the fastest, so make sure you have no time constraints when considering rail as an option. This service can drop a trailer at your destination and add a fuel surcharge for the drayage – which is the time and miles to and from the ramp at the rail, whether it is going from a business, residence or port.
Do you have questions about your special project? Need a logistics leader to spearhead an extraordinary shipment? We are here to help. Fill out our quote form now and we will contact you to discuss your needs.
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Avoiding Extra Charges for Specialty Freight
When it comes to shipping, few products have seen more changes than beer, wine, tobacco and alcohol. Regulations are often changing, along with shipping rates…so how do winemakers and beer brewers keep up with the ever-changing market? These constant changes make the process of getting products into the hands of customers that much more complex.
Traditionally, wineries, breweries and distributors would start their research into shipping by getting quotes for Full Truckload (FTL) and Less Than truckload (LTL) shipments from carriers which can take several hours or days on hold, not to mention, and not guaranteeing great rates as a direct customer. Luckily, however, today
What is Considered LIMITED ACCESS?
In the world of LTL freight shipping, a term Limited Access is applied when the carrier views either a pick up location or a delivery location to be just that – Limited Access. When carrier makes a pickup or delivery at a location with limited access, there is usually, but not limited to an extra charge of $100.
Best practice is to always disclose the location to your Logistics Team beforehand to avoid extra variance fees.
Limited Access Locations include but are not limited to the following:
New Year in Shipping
Happy New Year!
We hit an ALL TIME HIGH in the last week of 2017 in all facets – TL, LTL and Reefer…flatbeds leveled out, but vans & reefers were up. Most technical indicators lag a bit but the best indicator market is price.
Thanks to the ELD Mandate and frigid weather across the Northern region, we witnessed a frenzy of people urgent to get their LTL and TL shipping moved. We felt it on the phone and over our email orders watching longer transit times across the boards and higher prices.
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3 Year Record High Rates!
November Rates for Truckload Break a 3 year record high with an 18 month streak since June 2014!
The North American Freight Index showed the availability is 39% lower in truckloads. That means Vans & Flatbeds prices are all up with Reefer costs holding strong & steady..
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Several large carriers like Estes & YRC Freight are opening up opportunities across the Americas. We currently have a competitive advantage as more lanes open up going into Mexico & Canada markets.
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Shipping Market Update & ELD Mandate
Van, Flatbed & Reefer loads are up 64% this week and month over last month. There are also 96% more loads this year this month compared to last year this month according to DAT. This creates a spike in the industry regarding supply and demand for truckloads across the USA.
LTL – It is December, so if you need a shipment within a certain time frame, order GUARANTEED DELIVERY. This is an extra service charge offered by the carriers and is especially important this time of year due to increased traffic in the regional terminals. ETAs are slower in December and if you need it there by a certain date, order GUARANTEED SERVICE.
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ELD Mandate – The Electronic Logging Device will go into effect this December and many truckers are expected to protest this new technology. Some truckers might not want to upgrade their rigs with this technology, so we might see another rate spike due to plain old supply & demand.
What is the ELD Mandate? Every trucker is required by law to take a 34 hour weekend reset every 5 days. They can take more of a break, but not less. The ELD is the device installed directly to the engine of any truck over 10,000 lbs and newer than 2000. For more information, read our article: ELD Mandate – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly or visit The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
December 22nd – January 1st are typically a very slow time in this business. Guaranteed Services are necessary to move your freight if at all.
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Reefers Hit a 3-year Hight and Vans to follow. Flatbeds have held steady. The West coast is cranking right now for all kinds of freight. NW & SW are up $1 per mile and IntraCalifornia is almost $.50 up from last year. TX rates are up as well. LA to Dallas held steady.
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Last quarter is showing steady annual gains in brokered 3PL shipments. Not only can the customer get better rates, it is combined with our superior services.
FEDEX is buying 100 new flying delivery trucks. They are buying 50 trucks initially adding roughly 1 per month for 4 years and holds options for 50 more. This is to support our accumulative nature and to be competitive to the Amazon drone market which is taking on more of the delivery availability in the market.