You'll need to engage either a full container load (FCL) or a less-than-container load (LCL)-a shared container-when shipping a container to Ningbo.
When making a decision about FCL versus LCL, it helps to know that a 20-foot shipping container has a maximum capacity of 10 standard pallets, while a 40-foot container can accommodate 22 such pallets. You will need a full container load if the volume of your shipment is equal to six or more standard pallets. You should also choose FCL if you want to avoid any risk of damage to your goods that may be posed by contact with other exporters' goods.
LCL, or a shared container-also known as groupage-is a good and economical choice if your shipment is less than six standard pallets, and separation of goods isn't a concern. LCL allows you to pay only for the shipping space you require. Contact iContainers for information on rates and other important details.
Export and import activity is a major component of the Chinese economy. China's foreign trade has grown rapidly over the last fifteen years, and Ningbo is one of the country's busiest and most important commercial ports.
In some circumstances, air freight may be more appropriate to your needs than ocean freight, especially if your shipment is urgent or your deadline tight. Air freight does impose some limitations on shipping in terms of volume and weight; consult the iContainers calculator to help you determine the right option for you.