Ocean Freight

Spread across 3 countinents and 20 countries, we offer clearing, forwarding, and NVOCC services for FCL, LCL, and ODC cargo at various locations around the globe with expert and hassle free customs clearance.

ATO offers an expansive network of locations and ocean freight experience to provide you a full array of global freight and transportation services. We can handle almost any size shipment, from less-than-container loads to full container loads, special equipment, and oversized cargo.

ATO enjoys partnerships with the majority of the world’s biggest ocean carriers, contracting space allocations on a variety of their routes to manage capacity in line with the demand from its customer base. For ATO, a global network, service reliability, IT integration and financial stability are the major qualities it looks for when securing agreements with long-term partners.

Ocean freight is a more cost effective and cheaper solution compared to air freight. Moreover, ships can transport very large and heavy cargo. Also, it often has a lower environment impact compared to air freight. With the revival of the world economy in 2010 surprising both shippers and container liners, over capacity is not an issue today with vessel utilization between 85 to 90% and an extra 9% new capacity is expected to be added every year.

India—the fourth biggest energy consumer in the world after the US, China and Japan—depends on imports for more than 80% of the crude oil it processes for domestic consumption. Major ocean freight users include Indian oil companies such as Indian Oil Corp Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd, and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. Also steel makers such as Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) require ships to import raw materials such as coking coal from overseas suppliers.

Our extensive and long-term relations with shipping lines mean we can provide you with access to a global carrier portfolio, covering major ports, with the best transit times, fully flexible scheduling and space protection agreements to meet your individual shipping needs.

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We have worked with more than 5,000 customers in India alone.

We work with a large variety of customers from industries as diverse as retail and chemicals. Our customers include the largest and most prestigious companies of India. Below is a list of some of our clients