When shipping a container to Shenzhen, you should first assess the volume of your shipment. That will determine whether you require a full container load (FCL) or a shared container-(LCL, or groupage).
A full container load will be what you need if you are planning a shipment of six or more standard pallets. This is because ten standard pallets is the maximum capacity of a 20-foot shipping container, and a shipment of six pallets or more thus occupies more than half of such a container. A 40-foot container can accommodate 22 standard pallets.
If you have any need to isolate your goods from those of other exporters, then you should also go with FCL.
A shared container-groupage (a less-than-container load, or LCL)-is a good and cost-saving choice if your shipment is less than six standard pallets, and contact with others' goods is not a concern. This allows you to pay only for the shipping space you require. iContainers can provide you with information on rates and other details.
Maritime export and import forms a huge component of the Chinese economy. The port of Shenzhen is a vital part of this.
Along with ocean freight, air freight is an option that may be right for your shipping needs. It imposes some limitations in terms of volume and weight, but if you are working against a short deadline or with an urgent shipment, it may be more appropriate for you. Consult the calculator provided by iContainers to help you determine the right option.