Challenge: If you are new to the business of ocean freight it can be hard to determine the size of your shipment and what type of container
will be most cost effective.
Is my shipment LCL, (less than a container load
) or FCL, (full container load
Do I need a 20-foot container or a 40-foot container?
Importers and exporters will be at an advantage since most products are usually boxed and often shipped from the manufacturer, so assessing how many boxes fit on a pallet is fairly simple. If you are moving overseas
, it is difficult to know exactly how big your shipment is without a professional estimator coming to your house to assess your shipment needs. However, the following information will help guide you as you take the first steps of your literal journey!