You'll need to assess your shipping volume and decide whether you require a full container load (FCL) or a shared container (LCL) when shipping a container to the Netherlands or moving overseas from the US to The Netherlands.
If the volume of your shipment occupies at least half of a shipping container, then you'll require a full container load (FCL). A 40-foot container can accommodate 22 standard pallets, while a 20-foot container takes 10 standard pallets. FCL is also the best choice if you wish to isolate your shipment from those of other exporters.
Otherwise, a shared container (LCL), also known as groupage, is a great option that allows you to pay only for the space you need. Consult iContainers for rates and other important information.
Air freight may be more appropriate to your needs if your shipment is urgent or your deadline short. Some limitations of volume and weight are imposed on air freight; iContainers provides a calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.