DFS Ocean Services

DFS Ocean Services (DFSOS) is a dependable freight forwarder and NVOCC primed and ready to ship goods from any origin to any destination worldwide. Our friendly, dedicated, and capable staff uses their vast knowledge and experience to provide customized shipping solutions to clients at market competitive rates.

DFS Ocean Services offers a wide array of point-to-point logistics packages. These global ocean and overland transportation services include a variety of general cargo types including but not limited to: dangerous goods, heavy equipment, construction and building materials, automobiles, outsized items and perishables. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, DFSOS effectively and efficiently work with a network of worldwide partners to provide a superior and unmatched customer experience to the far reaches of the globe.

Whether a first time individual shipper or a recurrent corporate multi-national client, DFS Ocean Services strives to provide the most value, practical and expeditious solution to meet each of our customer’s requirements.



Full Ship Charter Ocean Services

DFSOS can charter a wide range of vessels to meet specific customers’ needs. Our expertise encompasses all types of equipment including container ships, RORO vessels, ultra-geared, LPG and bulk ships.


Full Container Load (FCL)

DFSOS can coordinate a variety of schedules and routing options for FCL cargo. Whether shipping a 20’, 40’, 40’HC, 45’HC, flat rack, open top, or reefer container, FCL services generally deliver a more secure and expedited service. Due to the availability of equipment, sailing frequency, and our competitive pricing contracts, this service presents the most bang for the buck. Should the purchase of a container be desired, we can also arrange the procurement, inspection, certification and transport of purchased equipment to the designated site.

Non-Containerized Load (NCL) / Break-bulk (BB)

NCL / BB is the ideal choice for any static or out of gauge cargo loads. These unique shipments require specialized equipment and DFS Ocean Services demonstrates a distinctive ability to meet and handle these specific needs. From aircraft to industrial machinery, wind turbines to oversized piping, DFSOS can accommodate the movement of all sizes and shapes.


Roll on, Roll off (RoRo) / High Heavy (HH)

When options are limited, necessity is the mother of invention and RoRo may be the answer. This service describes a competence which allows for vehicles to be driven on at origin and off at destination, which in most cases, is a more economical option then FCL or BB. Whether moving a single car, a fleet of 500 cars, a 50-ton dump truck, marine equipment, or a 100-ton mobile crane, DFS Ocean Services will provide the best solution.


Less-than-Container Load (LCL)

LCL is the most common option for smaller shipments. By employing economies of scale and standard connections from port to port, LCL provides for dependable performance with lower supply chain costs.


Multi-Modal Transport

Often combinations of modalities are required to complete a shipment. Whether combining truck and rail, air and sea, or any permutation of transport, DFSOS, working in conjunction with both in house and outside resources, can offer a competitive and strategic solution to meet our clients’ needs.


Project Management

With DFS Ocean Services, dedicated personnel are assigned to manage each client and project simultaneously. This hands-on style allows the DFS team to anticipate clients’ needs before they arise, promoting healthy client relationships. More inclusive on-site supervision is available upon request or on an as-needed-basis. Solving complex challenges that require out of the box thinking is no problem for DFS Ocean Services.


DFS Ocean Services offers comprehensive insurance coverage to protect its shipments, thereby mitigating risk and ensuring peace of mind during the transportation process. Coverage at very competitive premiums can be acquired from warehouse to warehouse or any points along the way and can include all general perils, wars, strikes, riots, civil commotion, and terrorism.


Contact Us:
Tel: +1-410-263-1070