You'll need to choose either a full container load (FCL) or a less-than-container load (LCL) for your shipment to Italy. LCL means sharing a container; this is also known as groupage, and lowers your shipping costs, and you are required to pay only for the space you use.
You'll need to go with a full container load (FCL) if you are shipping a volume of goods equivalent to six standard pallets or more. Up to 10 standard pallets will fit in a 20-foot container, while 22 standard pallets fill a 40-foot container. If your volume is small but you don't want your goods to come into contact with those of other exporters, you'll also want to choose FCL. Consult iContainers' rate information on the shipment of containers to Italy, then contact us for more information.
Ocean freight isn't always the right option when exporting; if your shipment is urgent or you're on a tight schedule, air freight may be more appropriate for your needs. The volume and weight of shipments can impose some limitations on air freight; the iContainers calculator can help you make your best choice.