With a population of about 100 million people, the Republic of the Philippines is one of the most populous countries in Asia, and the 12th most populous country in the world. This island nation in Southeast Asia, with its large population and economic potential, is classified as a middle power. Its large market holds great potential; ocean freight transportation to the Philippines should be part of your business strategy.
The US is among the Philippines’ major trading partners; the country’s main exports include fruits, semiconductors and electronic products, and garments.
The Philippines is a newly industrialized country, and is considered an emerging market. The country’s GDP (PPP) was estimated to be $692.223 billion in 2014; it is currently one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. The Philippines is a founding member of the World Trade Organization and the UN. Learn more about ocean freight transportation to the Philippines.
A shipment of at least six standard pallets-a bit more than half a 20-foot container’s capacity-calls for a full container load (FCL). Ten standard pallets fill a 20-foot container, while 22 pallets can travel inside a 40-foot container.
Even with smaller shipments, FCL is a good idea if you wish to ship your goods separately from those of others, thus avoiding any chance of contact damage.
If this is not a concern, a shared container (LCL, or groupage) is an economical shipping option that will require you to pay only for the space you need. Contact iContainers for rates and other important details.
If your shipment is urgent, time is of the essence; air freight may be more appropriate to your needs than ocean transportation in such circumstances. Air freight means some limitations to shipments in terms of volume and weight; check the iContainers calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.