International Shipping Containers

Freight Containers Specification

Besides commonly used 20’STD, 40’STD and 40’HC ocean freight containers, there are numerous of other types of sea containers including 45′ High Cube, Open Tops and Flat Racks sizes of 20′ and 40′ etc. However, as a rule these types of sea freight containers are subject to equipment availability from Steam Ship Lines (or direct carriers or International Transportation Companies). In certain circumstances it can be limited. Then, if you ship a regular cargo by sea, we suggest planning your sea freight shipment by using one of these three types of Ocean freight containers below.

20′ Standard Sea Freight Container

  • Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.919 m x 2.340 m x 2.380 m (19′-5” x 7′-8” x 7′-9′ 1/2”)
  • Door Opening (W x H): 2.286 m x 2.278 m (7′-6″ x 7′-5 1/2″)
  • Tare Weight: 1,900 kg (4,189 lbs)
  • Cubic Capacity: 33.0 cbm (1,165 cubic ft)
  • Payload* :22,100 kg (48,721 lbs)

40′ Standard Sea Freight Container

  • Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.051 m x 2.340 m x 2.380 m (39′-6 1/2”x 7′-8” x 7′-9 1/2”)
  • Door Opening (W x H): 2.286 m x 2.278 m (7′-6″ x 7’-5 1/2″)
  • Tare Weight: 3,084 kg (6,799 lbs)
  • Cubic Capacity: 67.3 cbm (2,377 cubic ft)
  • Payload*: 27,397 kg (60,401 lbs)

40′ High Cube Ocean Freight Container

  • Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.056 m x 2.347 m x 2.684 m (39′-6 1/2” x 7′-8 1/4”x 8′-9 1/2”
  • Door Opening (W x H): 2.340 m x 2.585 m (7′-8″ x 8′-5 3/4″)
  • Tare Weight: 2,900 kg (6,393 lbs)
  • Cubic Capacity: 76.0 cbm (2,684 cubic ft)
  • Payload*: 29,600 kg (65,256 lbs)

FCL is an abbreviation for “Full Container Load” for Import and Export cargo to and from the USA. This term is commonly used to describe a Ocean freight service that is designed for ocean freight shipments of cargo where shipper has exclusive use of sea freight container. Usually the containers are loaded by propositional international movers and sealed at the shipper’s facility. Then it transported by ocean, rail and/or truck directly to the point of final destination.

Shipping Terms:

Port to Port:

The economical solutions for International shippers looking to save money on their international move. If you are a college student or just someone who looking to save money this may be the best solution for you, with receiving terminals in all major cities you can drop your shipment off at the nearest warehouse or port facility and pick it up from the port or terminal of your destination. This is the most economical way to ship your goods overseas. Customer is responsible for any duty taxes, broker & storage fees.

Door to Port or Terminal:

This service is for the customers that are not near a local terminal or does not have means of transportation to deliver their shipment to the nearest warehouse. We will arrange pickup of your household goods at your residents and transport them to our consolidation warehouse in Tewksbury MA ,Boston Warehouse or port of exit. We offer a basic freight pick up for self pack customers as well as full packing and loading services if needed. The shipment will go to the nearest port of destination where the shipper would arrange for their own pick up and customs clearance of their cargo. Please make sure to give us enough advance notice to arrange for a door pick up.  For free quote, visit us here

Warehouse to Door:

This service if for the customer that is near a local terminal that would like to save money on the moving or trucking charges but would like to have the shipment delivered to their door at destination. The shipper would need to drop off the boxes at the warehouse and we will handle the door delivery, off loading, customs clearance and removal of debris. Customer will be contacted by broker to clear shipment and pay any taxes or fees prior to delivery to their destination.

Door to Door:

International Door to Door service  is designed for busy people that what to leave the shipping to the professionals. We specialize in the export packing and shipping of household goods and personal effects, automobiles, boats and general cargo. We handle customs clearance of all cargo as well as door delivery and off loading worldwide.


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