Ocean Freight

Ship by Ocean.

Set sail with an established NVOCC for all your cargo.

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Navegate provides NVOCC and ocean freight forwarder services as agents of North Star World Trade Services, Inc. FMC No. 2297NF. 

Get access to less than container (LCL) and full container loads (FCL) from a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) with 45+ years experience as an ocean freight company. Our reputation for capacity and competitive rates is driven by our long-standing contracts with carriers, and alliances around the world.

Leverage an NVOCC with ready access to LCL & FCL

Let us use our strong relationships with over 17 ocean carriers and other global alliances to get you competitive rates and the space you need for any type of cargo. From less-than-container load (LCL) to full-container load (FCL), plus warehousing, drayage, or transloading, expect no less than smooth sailing for your valuable freight.

Get the sailing frequency and capacity you need

With access to 12 separate steamship lines, we help you find the space you need for your precious cargo. Whether you have weekly loads or infrequent, oversized or hazardous shipments, our brokers can get you the space and competitive rates you need for your business.

Find empty containers for export with our virtual container yard

We pioneered the “street turns” process that enables you to find empty containers at the shipyard for your export needs. Our software tracks and locates containers virtually, so you can keep your freight moving, efficiently and at great rates.

Access an account staff dedicated to your business

With 12+ licensed customs brokers plus a customs compliance officer at the ready, our ocean freight team is able and prepared to help you chart a path for global success. Your dedicated account manager will oversee your supply chain, analyzing your transportation logistics and offering innovative solutions to help you move your freight faster, safer and smarter.

Technology that keeps your business well afloat.

Our powerful software gives you access to the location and next move for your freight, at any point along your supply chain. Need to change a pickup, check a P.O. or authorize a carrier? Our user-friendly platform gives you access to all your documents and authorizations in one location, so you can stay on top of your freight’s every move.

Ocean freight under your control

Get worldwide tracking and support for your supply chain from an ocean freight company experienced at sea. From port to rail or truck, with full distribution and warehousing options, you get door-to-door service and full visibility to your global shipments.

Consolidation of LCL & FCL Freight

Warehousing & Distribution

Weekly Sailing Schedules

Drayage, Cartage & Distribution Management

Customs Brokerage

Special Handling for Chemicals & Dangerous Goods

C-TPAT Certification


Let us provide you ballast for a sturdy supply chain.

Our deep knowledge of ocean freight is just the beginning. Leverage our full portfolio of global transportation and logistics services to ensure your supply chain does more than just stay afloat. Our innovative solutions and secure software will help you reach new levels of success–at sea, on land, to and from anywhere in the world.