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Containers & pallets

Container types, sizes, dimensions and loading tips

How to load a container

Customs clearance, paperwork, preparing your packing list and the Bill of Lading are important parts of the ocean freight process. So is the proper loading of a container. As a shipper, you are …

How many pallets fit in a 20-ft and 40-ft container

How many pallets fit in a 20- and 40-foot container? In ocean freight shipping, your pallets should ideally pack tightly into your shipping container. This is independent of whether you’re …

Pallet sizes for international shipments in North America

Pallet sizes Whether you’re sending a shipment via FCL shipping or LCL shipping, you may be required to palletize your shipment. Before knowing how to fit and pack pallets into your container, …

How to prepare your international shipment

There are two main ways in which you can send your ocean freight shipment: FCL or LCL. How you should prepare your international shipment will depend on the option you choose. How to prepare an FCL …

Pallet wide container

Pallet Wide (PW) containers are containers that are specially designed to accommodate a larger amount of Euro pallets. This helps with maximizing space and efficiency. The three types of pallet wide …

Open top container

The open top container is one of the most standard international shipping containers. It has characteristics that make it particularly unique. An open top container is a 20-foot or 40-foot container …

40-foot high cube container

The standard 40-foot high cube container is one of the most commonly used containers for the shipment of goods in ocean freight along with the 20-foot container and the 40-foot standard container. …

40-foot container

The standard 40-foot container is one of the most commonly-used containers for the international transportation of ocean freight goods, along with the 20-foot container. Dimensions of the 40-foot …

20-foot container

The standard 20-foot container or “dry van” is one of the most commonly-used containers for the shipment of goods in ocean freight along with the 40-foot container. Dimensions of the …

How to prepare an LCL shipment

LCL shipping When sending shipment via LCL shipping, your cargo will be sharing a container space alongside other cargo. This increases the risk of damage to your cargo, especially when the most …

FCL - Full Container Load

What is FCL shipping in logistics? In shipping and logistics, FCL means Full Container Load. The meaning of FCL, as its name suggests, is shippers having an entire container in which it can load its …

LCL - Less than Container Load

What is a LCL shipment? In ocean freight, LCL shipping stands for Less than Container Load or groupage. When choosing LCL shipping, be it for an import or export, your cargo is consolidated with other …