Containers shipping offer you the convenience of loading your own freight and the ability to track its progress all the way to shipping destination. In addition, all your goods will arrive together, ready to be checked, unpacked or quickly transferred onto truck or rail to your final destination.
Full Container Shipping
We offer the use of a wide range of containers, each designed to meet different needs. These can be fully enclosed, temperature-controlled or simply a flat base for oversized cargo.
Containers are 20 & 40 FT General containers, 20 & 40 High cubes containers, 20 & 40 Flat racks, and 20FT refrigerated containers are available.
The following suggestions will help you minimize loss and damage to your cargo. If at any point you are not sure about the cooling, packing or condition of your cargo or container shipping, please contact our office before packing the container.
Consider these important points when you pack the containers:
- Carefully and securely pack, so the cargo won’t shift during transit. Uses palletize and shrink wrap cartons rather than packing them loose in the container.
- The inside of a closed container can get very hot in the tropic area, so pack with a suitable insulation material if your goods need some protection from high temperatures. Properly close and seal it.
- Label it with cargo marks and numbers that are identical to those of your documentation, including the bill of lading.
TIPS AND TRICKS TO HELP SHIP CARGO MUCH MORE SIMPLE WAY
Those who work in the cargo container shipping world know of all the details which go into shipping your goods. If you are forwarding the cargo first time, you might not be aware of all the logistics. This content is here to inform you.
- The expenses it takes to send something to somewhere tends to vary. Domestic shipping rates are pretty standard. It might cost a little bit more for certain packages, depending on the size. If you are shipping internationally, like to the Middle East or the Red Sea, it will cost a bit more. Those who are shipping the items need to take this into consideration.
- Shipping companies need to know the exact weight, so they can calculate the price. This information needs to be known. If the shipper is off on the measurements by just one inch, the price will be off too. Please calculate this information as accurately as possible.
- When sending something, especially to overseas, you need to be accurate with your padding. Don’t just rely on the box you are sending it in. Please put in some extra padding and pallets if needed. This might cause the price to go up a bit, but it will be protected. If it’s not protected very well, you could be out everything, this includes the shipping costs.
- The cargo department needs an accurate description on what the items are. No matter what you are sending, please be detailed. Certain shipping costs are tallied for certain items. Don’t mislabel the box in hopes to get a lower cost. Some have tried this before. Guess what? These people were found out and charged later for it.If there is a problem, customs will find it. Make sure nothing is left out or declared missing. In other words, be honest.
- Filling out the commercial invoice is another issue. You really do need to pay attention to what you are writing. It’s not just about filling out the correct weight and size. It’s about knowing the market size and everything. The market size does get calculated in with the weight costs. The HTS code has to be there. If you were offered a sale, you need to mention this.