You have two options when shipping a container to the United Kingdom or moving overseas from the US to the United Kingdom: depending on your circumstances, you may find a full container load (FCL) or a shared container load (LCL) the better choice.
If the volume of your shipment is equal to at least half a container, then a full container load (FCL) is for you. A 40-foot container can carry 22 standard pallets, while a 20-foot container accommodates 10 standard pallets.
FCL is also your best option if you need to avoid any risk of damage to your goods that could potentially be caused by contact with other exporters' goods.
If this is not a concern, you may want to opt for groupage-a shared container (LCL). That way, you will pay only for the space you need. Consult iContainers for rates and other important information.
Air freight may be more appropriate for your needs than ocean freight if your shipment is urgent or you're working with a tight schedule. Air freight comes with some limitations related to volume and weight; consult the iContainers calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.