When shipping goods to Hamburg, your shipping volume may call for a full container load (FCL), or you may be able to share a container through a less-than-container load (LCL). Groupage is another term for this sharing of a container with other exporters. Groupage allows you to pay only for the container space you use when shipping, which means substantial cost savings.
If your shipping volume is at least six standard pallets, you'll need a full container load (FCL). A 20-foot shipping container accommodates 10 standard pallets, while a 40-foot container ships up to 22 standard pallets. You may also wish to isolate your shipment from other exporters' merchandise in order to avoid any potential for damage that may result from contact with their goods; a full container is also your best choice in that situation. iContainers will be happy to provide you with more information on the shipment of containers to Hamburg after you've reviewed our rates.
Hamburg is vitally important as a port, to Germany and to Europe in general.
If you're on a tight schedule or your shipment is urgent, you may wish to ship via air freight. There are certain limitations imposed by air freight in terms of volume and weight; consult the iContainers calculator to help you determine whether this is an appropriate option.