UPS Makes Waves with New Preferred LCL Ocean Freight Service - UPS Bridges Gap Between Air and Ocean Freight Services UPS's Preferred LCL Ocean Freight service combines the strength of UPS's North American ground network with containerized ocean services to provide Container Freight Station (CFS) to door delivery from Japan to the United States in as little as 11-to-18 days, depending upon the destination. After arriving at a West coast port, preferred LCL ocean shipments will move to a trucking network operated by UPS to support air freight, ensuring faster transit and day-definite delivery to more U.S. destination points than competing services. In the case of East coast destinations in the U.S., the preferred service will cut 5-to-6 days of transit time off the current standard service. In addition to speed, UPS's Preferred LCL Ocean Freight service gives businesses full shipment visibility via UPS's cutting-edge technology solutions such as Quantum View Manage or Flex Global View. UPS uses advanced handheld scanners and information management systems to capture and transmit pick-up and delivery information not typically available for ocean shipments.