Seamless U.S. Offshore Shipping

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Your customers in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands depend on your product. You depend on their business. So how do you ship your less-than-container-load (LCL) freight to these offshore locations?


Ship your products with ease to these offshore locations:

No different from your less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments.

Smooth sailing

Even though a leg of your shipment's journey crosses the ocean, shipping freight to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands is considered domestic. Except for shipments to and from Puerto Rico, export documents aren't needed.1 And best of all, we take care of nearly everything. There’s no dealing with multiple carriers or arranging ocean conveyance. For you, it's seamless.

When you're shipping freight offshore via FedEx Freight, convenience and ease are on your side. We maintain full control on your behalf. There's no scheduling a separate ocean shipping carrier service. We handle that for you. Plus, multiple sailing times, combined with fast inland transit times, give you the flexibility to manage your shipping schedule based on the needs of your customers.

Streamlined service

No matter where you ship your products, delivering on time builds your business reputation. And cost is important to your bottom line. So how do you decide which FedEx Freight® service will best benefit your company and your customers? It's easy.

Choose the service that fits your offshore shipping needs


Do you need faster delivery? Choose FedEx Freight® Priority. Can you trade time for savings? Consider FedEx Freight® Economy. You decide.

So whether you're shipping freight inland to Des Moines, Iowa, or offshore to Anchorage, Alaska, the shipping process works the same, in most cases. With FedEx Freight Priority and FedEx Freight Economy:

  • You make one call for either service.
  • You create one Bill of Lading.
  • You work with one carrier.
  • You track your shipment’s status online and obtain proof of delivery.
  • You receive one invoice.

Experience and expertise

Domestic ocean shipping isn't new to us. We've been shipping freight to offshore destinations for many years. You can rely on our end-to-end dependability no matter where your shipment goes. And that's important.

  • Alaska. FedEx Freight delivers to and from every major destination across the state.
  • Hawaii. Your shipment stays with us, whether the destination is Honolulu, Oahu or locations on one of the other islands.
  • Puerto Rico. Get complete island coverage and end-to-end shipment control.
  • U.S. Virgin Islands. Once your shipment arrives at the destination port, you’ll be notified that it's ready for pickup.

Peace of mind

Want to keep track of your shipment's status? No worries. With offshore shipping, you enjoy the same convenient status-tracking capabilities as with your other FedEx Freight shipments. In addition, for your FedEx Freight Priority shipments, you can request FedEx Freight Advance Notice®, a free web-based service that notifies you immediately (via email or fax) on the rare occasion your shipment is off schedule.

It's that simple.

Schedule offshore shipping service today


To learn more about shipping offshore to these markets, such as export documentation required for Puerto Rico, go to our U.S. Offshore Services site. Click on the destination to view a list of scheduled sailing dates. Or contact your account executive, or call FedEx Freight Customer Service at 1.866.393.4585.

Need full container load (FCL) services in these markets? For questions regarding our FLC services or to obtain FCL quotes, email the Offshore team at

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1Electronic Export Information (EEI) must be filed with shipments moving to and from Puerto Rico. You can authorize FedEx Freight to file the EEI on your behalf. 

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