The idea of shipping containers internationally with vehicles, freight, or household goods may sound difficult, but at Euro Shippers it’s our profession. International shipping with a reliable company makes it much easier. Shipping overseas in an international container with Euro Shippers is the best way to move your goods to your new home.
For over 30 years, Euro Shippers provided a full range of international container shipping and ocean freight services to hundreds of destinations around the world.
We operate from the Chicago area and give clients the best departure options while offering highly competitive ocean container shipping rates. Our global networks make it so we can ship to any overseas destination that can accept those goods.
If you need overseas shipping, you’ve come to the best place. From the United States to worldwide destinations, shipping is quite simple with Euro Shippers. Once you book your shipment with us, we handle of all the major steps to complete your service.
Below is a quick list of more common shipment types using our ocean. The most common include vehicles and household goods.
As an international shipping company, we specialize in a wide range of services. Overseas shipping has a variety of options to choose based on the best the needs of the goods. Depending on the size and type of shipment, we analyze the best option for your needs.
However, the most commonly selected options are 20 foot and 40 foot containers. There are numerous varieties used by freight forwarders but these are common for cargo related to international relocation and shipping.
The next important question would be to ask yourself, which shipping container size is right for my shipment? That will depend on whether your cargo is only 100 cubic feet of household goods, 3 motorcycles, or a tool chest and a sofa.
International container shipping is our most popular service for overseas transport services. We offer different sizes and services inside of these containers to give our customers the best values and time frames.
Regardless of the size of the shipping container, two terms that are quite common in relation to international container shipment are FCL and LCL. These stand for full container load and less container load respectively.
These two terms are used quite frequently by overseas shippers, but you will also hear shared/consolidated container and sole use container. As we specialize in international relocation and vehicle shipping, we’ll explain what each means in these terms.
The terms themselves are pretty simple. Let’s say we have an international move of a one bedroom apartment with only 250 cubic feet of cargo. It wouldn’t make sense to book an entire 20 foot container and only use a small amount of space.
So to save you money, we fill the container with other shipments bound for the same final destination. We actually specialize in this type of consolidation, which is a more relevant term than LCL. Depending on the commodity, this is a very practical method. This gives your overseas transportation the most value as you only pay for the space you use.
FCL, is the equivalent to our sole use container service. This just means that you’ve booked your own container and can use the space to the fullest. Another benefit of this is that your international shipment will move on the water more quickly. This is because LCL containers need to be full before they leave, while FCL can leave with just your goods.
*Our overseas shipping services are tailored to each individual shipment. We always find the best option for our clients based on their timeframe, destination, and delivery method.
In the ever expanding and changing world that we live in, our company’s knowledge and experience keeps us at the top of our industry and allows us to better serve you.