When shipping a container to South Korea, you will have to make some choices related to shipping volume; that volume can help determine your best option. Greater volume indicates a need for a full container load (FCL), while smaller volumes can often be accommodated by groupage.
If your shipping volume is equal to at least half a container, then a FCL will be your best option. A 20-foot container carries 10 standard pallets, while a 40-foot container takes 22 standard pallets-so a shipment of at least six standard pallets calls for FCL.
Even if your volume is smaller, FCL is still your best option if you are concerned about any risk of damage that could be caused by your merchandise coming into contact with other exporters' goods.
If this is not a concern, then you may want to opt for groupage-a shared container (less-than-container load, or LCL). It's a cost-effective option, as you will pay only for the space you need. Consult iContainers for rates and other important information.
While air freight does come with some limitations in terms of volume and weight, it may be a more appropriate option for your needs than ocean freight if you are on a tight schedule. iContainers provides a calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.