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Shipping for full 20' or 40' containers or less than container loads overseas

We Ship from your Door in the USA to your Destination Port or Door Overseas

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40' Dry Freight Container

Interior: L: 39' 3/8" W: 7' 8-3/8" H: 7' 9-5/8" Max. Net Weight: 40,000 lbs Cubic Capacity: 2,376 cuft. Usable Space about 1850-2200 cuft.

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20' Dry Freight Container

Interior: L: 19' 5" W: 7' 8-1/8" H: 7' 9-5/8" Max. Net Weight: 40,000 lbs Cubic Capacity: 1,164 cuft. Usable Space about 850-1050 cuft.

shipping 20’ container to overseas
40' Dry Freight Container Hi-Cube

Interior: L: 39' 3/8" W: 7' 8-3/8" H: 8' 9" Max. Net Weight: 40,000 lbs Cubic Capacity: 2,678 cuft. Usable Space about 2100-2400 cuft.

THESE 20' OR 40' CONTAINERS ARE APPLICABLE FOR SHIPPING HOUSEHOLD/PERSONAL/COMMERCIAL GOODS OR FOR SHIPPING VEHICLES

3 Methods of Shipping for Shipping Household / Shipping Personal Goods :

  • Live Load - W In live load container transport service, we drop off the container at your door. You get two hours free loading time, with any additional time needed to load at $65.00 an hour. The trucker will wait until you have finished loading and securing your goods in the container. When you are finished, the container will be returned to the shipping terminal.

  • Drop Off - For drop off Shipping Containerservice, If applicable, we drop off the container at your door, you get 2 or 3 days (or a weekend) to load and secure your goods in the container, and when you are finished, we will pick up the full container and return it to the shipping terminal.

  • Warehouse/Terminal Loading - If applicable, you deliver your goods or vehicle or both to the closest receiving warehouse/terminal to you. Once your goods are received, they will be loaded and secured in the container and delivered to the shipping terminal. .

Shipping Household Goods / Shipping Personal Goods / Shipping Personal Effects

The least expensive way to ship your personal belongings is for you to pack all small items in sturdy, clean plastic or card board boxes and wrap big items or furniture pieces in moving blankets or plastic (you can purchase from u-haul or moving/packing supply store).

Make sure all your goods are packed/wrapped and ready to be loaded prior to us bringing a container to your door for loading. You may need at least 3 people to help you load your goods inside of the container, or you can hire a local moving company to do it for you. Generally for loading a 20' container it can cost you approximately $300-$500 and for a 40' container $500-$700 depending on how much you have.

Also we need a packing list of what will be loaded inside the container for shipping. You will need one copy for customs at destination, and one copy you provide to us.

If you want to insure your shipment, we need a more detailed list with a breakdown of value for the goods. In case you have to file a claim with the marine insurance company, they require this.

Please check with embassy or consulate for the country your shipping to, to see if there are any restrictions or if they require additional documentation/certificates for the cargo you plan to ship.

Shipping Household / Shipping Personal Goods with A Vehicle

You pack all small items well in any good, clean boxes and wrap big items or furniture in moving blankets or plastic. You will need a 40' container for shipping a vehicle, furniture, and boxes of household/personal goods. A 20' container is applicable when you want to ship a vehicle and some boxes of household/personal goods. Depending on the size of your vehicle, whatever you can fit, including furniture, in the container is okay, but space will be limited in a 20' container. You can also pack belongings in the vehicle itself and the trunk of the vehicle.

There are 3 possible methods when shipping household / shipping personal goods with a vehicle -

  • I If applicable, a 20' or 40' container is delivered to your door, either live load container shipping or drop off Shipping Method, where you load and secure everything, including the vehicle, inside the container. The container stands about 4' (feet) above the ground on a chassis. So, you will need to hire a flat bed towing truck to bring the vehicle on a level with the container, push the vehicle inside the container, block the tires of the vehicle, and lastly strap the vehicle down in the container so it will not move around. Of course, there can be no gas in the vehicle. The gas level has to be less than 1/8 a tank of gas and the battery must be disconnected. When you are finished, the container will be returned to the shipping terminal .

  • If applicable, a 40' container (20' container not applicable) is delivered to your door, either live load container moving or drop off shipping method, where you load and secure your furniture and boxes of household/personal goods within the container, leaving room for your vehicle (bumper to bumper), plus a couple of extra feet. Once that is finished, the container will be picked up and brought to the closest receiving warehouse to you. international shipping companies to worldwide moving. You will also deliver your vehicle to this receiving warehouse. We will then load and secure your vehicle into the container with your household/personal goods - previously loaded by you, and deliver the container to the shipping terminal. Also, the gas level has to be less than 1/8 a tank of gas.

  • If applicable, you deliver your packed and wrapped household/personal goods and vehicle to the closest receiving/loading warehouse to you. Your belongings and vehicle will be loaded and secured in the 20' or 40' container and then delivered to the shipping terminal. Also, the gas level has to be less than 1/8 a tank of gas.

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Ship From Any City in the USA - Restrictions apply depending on your shipping method.

Worldwide consolidated shipping for full 20' or 40' containers or less than container loads. Please call us toll free at
510-562-6000 or e-mail us at info@shippinginternational.com.