If you are shipping a container to Israel, you may have exclusive use of a shipping container (called a full container load, or FCL), or you may opt for a shared container (known as groupage, or a less-than-container load-LCL).
If your shipment will be equal to at least six standard pallets, then a full container load (FCL) is for you, as your goods will occupy more than half of a 20-foot container, which takes a maximum of 10 standard pallets. A larger, 40-foot container can carry 22 of these pallets.
FCL is also desirable if you are concerned with keeping your goods isolated from those of other exporters to avoid the possibility of contact damage.
Otherwise, groupage-a shared container (LCL)-is a great way to save on costs for a smaller shipment. You will pay only for the space you use with this arrangement. Please consult iContainers for rates and related details.
In some instances, air freight is preferable to ocean freight for your shipments, especially if your shipment is urgent. As air freight does impose some limitations on volume and weight, iContainers provides a calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.