Different shipping options are available to you when you are shipping a container to Qingdao, depending largely on the size of your shipment.
If the volume of your shipment is equal to six or more standard pallets, you will need to engage a full container load (FCL) for a 20-foot shipping container. If your shipment is smaller, then groupage-a shared container, or LCL (less-than-container load)-is an economical option available to you. Note that ten standard pallets is the maximum capacity of a 20-foot shipping container, while a 40-foot container can carry 22 standard pallets.
If your shipment is quite small but you wish to avoid any risk of damage that may be posed by your goods coming into contact with other exporters' goods, then you should also choose a full container load.
Otherwise, groupage (LCL) is a good choice, as it requires you to pay only for the shipping space you require. Check with iContainers for information on rates and other important details.
China's substantial number of commercial ports reflects the importance of maritime export and import to the country's economy. Qingdao is a vital piece of this puzzle.
Ocean freight isn't ideal for every situation; if you have a shipment that must be shipped urgently, or your deadline is short, then air freight may be a better option for you. This imposes some limitations in terms of volume and weight; we recommend that you consult the calculator provided by iContainers to help you determine which option is right for you.