45HC.com is a free to use online booking platform which enables you to get an instant quote and to book your container shipment in under 60 seconds offering multiple carrier choice, online insurance and destination handling. It allows you to be more effective and efficient with our supply chain optimization background knowledge. With 45HC.com you can book your FCL (Full Container Load) Dry Containers on FOB Incoterms® only. Current process of ocean freight forwarding is burdened with inefficiency, lack of multiple carrier choices and hidden charges from freight forwarders. We aim to solve this problem by leveraging technology and good honest customer service. Currently our platform instantly gives you FOB rates for more than 20 of the largest Chinese ports with POD in EU countries (and growing daily). It also gives you the ability to prearrange customs procedure (or T1) and delivery to your destination location which drastically cut time spent with your current provider (freight forwarder) for your every container shipment.
We are a unique team with more than 40 years of industry knowledge, especially freight forwarding, technology, customer service and business development. We obtain and retain customers by providing the largest amount of options possible, being totally transparent in our pricing and the best customer service experience this industry has ever seen.
There is ongoing need for supply chain optimization and transparency while every company is cutting their logistic costs and minimizing critical stock quantity. We don’t agree that for simple process like Dry Container booking high margins should be paid. That is why our mission is to offer our knowledge free of charge to any client who is importing cargo from FOB point A to point B. Around the world.
Dry containers are suitable for most types of cargo either to carry solid dry goods like coal, grain, steel products, ore and other similar products in loose form. They are also used for any cardboard packed goods – like shoes, textile, electronics or any other kind of general cargo. At 45HC.com we offer dry cargo booking only.
There are multiple sizes available but most often are used 20’ (33cbm), 40’ (67cbm), 40’HC (76cbm) and with some carriers also 45’HC (85cbm). Length, width and high can be seen at container size selection on our booking portal.
No! Reefers, Flat rack platforms, Open-top containers and other special equipment need special approach for handling and you should contact your selected carrier or local freight forwarder.
Sure, we welcome you to book with us. This platform is optimized for SME (small and medium) businesses with yearly import between 1 and 5000 TEU. No matter the size, you still get to use it for free!
Even better. We welcome you to send us your contact details at kam@45HC.com and you will be contacted from one of our key account manager for further steps. Benefits for you at such volume are even bigger due to time and cost savings per container.
Do not worry! It is (usually) simple solution to that, you (or your purchasing department) just have to ask your supplier for FOB price – they should provide it as they are just commercial terms.
If you will ask 10 different people you will get 5 different opinions. Here is ours. For us most important part of every business are buyers. They are paying for goods, transportation (even if you think you are not on prepaid terms), customs clearance, etc. If your terms are prepaid (if supplier is organizing and ‘paying’ for transport) you never have control over carrier and by that transport time and transport price. With EXW you will be paying sky-high origin local charges (up to 10x higher then locals do) and just because of that only cost and time efficient commercial term is FOB.
Well, you don’t need to but you should. And just because that there are greater risks to be covered than just your cargo value. If General Average (GA) is declared and you are not insured it could easily mean that you will close your business. For good!
Not a problem. Your selected destination agent will give you a quote, either a little bit slower rail delivery or faster truck delivery. You can also cross dock your shipment and deliver it to your door with tilt truck or any other type of vehicle. Just ask us, we are your partner.
You never have to insert your credit card details, we don’t keep your shipments details but we still use world class 128bit encryption technologies used by online banks. It is best you can get!
Immediately, what are you waiting for? Go to www.45HC.com, register and then just start by selecting your POL (port of loading). You will progress as you are selecting options and you are done under 60 seconds. If you still feel more cozy being guided over the phone, select your free local number and give us a call – we would love to help you!
It is super easy. If you ever booked a hotel at www.Booking.com you are more than ready.
45HC.com has booked space with most carriers which allows us to guarantee space for your container(s) at appointed vessel.
We could but it would mean double work for you and us. In more than 85% supplier’s promise of production date at the time of submitting your purchase order are wrong. When you place booking we immediately check cargo readiness date and accordingly to that information we submit your booking to selected carrier.
We are happy to answer all of them! Either via e-mail ( support@45HC.com) or over the phone at our toll-free number listed at the webpage.