When shipping goods from Hamburg, your shipping volume will help determine your costs. You may require a full container load (FCL), or you may be able to share a container through groupage. Groupage, also called a less-than-container load (LCL), means that you share a container with other importers. Groupage allows you to pay only for the shipping space you use, which offers substantial cost savings.
If your shipping volume is at least six standard pallets, we recommend that you choose a full container load (FCL). If you wish to keep your shipment separate from other importers' merchandise in order to avoid any possibility of contact damage, a full container is also the appropriate choice. It is helpful to note that a 20-foot shipping container ships 10 standard pallets, while a 40-foot container accommodates up to 22 standard pallets. iContainers can provide you with more information on the shipment of containers from Hamburg once you've reviewed our rates.
In Germany, and in Europe overall, Hamburg is a vitally important port.
If your shipment is urgent, you may wish to ship via air freight rather than ocean freight. Volume and weight encounter certain limitations with air freight; please consult the iContainers calculator to help you determine whether this is an appropriate option for you.