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Containers & pallets

Container types, sizes, dimensions and loading tips

How to prevent shipping damage

As a seller or a buyer, you’ll probably agree with us on the following: goods being damaged during transit is a major disaster. Whether you’re the one waiting expectantly for your shipment to arrive …

LTL vs FTL ground shipping

Whether you’re a first-timer in inland freight or an experienced shipper, you have probably landed here hoping to receive some guidance on the notoriously complicated industry-specific jargon. This, …

How to pack furniture for international shipping

As one of the most economical modes of transportation, ocean freight shipping is the best choice for shipping furniture internationally. Air freight, while fast, can be extremely costly, especially …

LTL shipping

What is LTL shipping LTL shipping refers to less-than-truckload shipping and is used for ground freight shipments whose volumes do not fill up an entire trailer. With LTL shipping, shippers only pay …

LCL vs FCL shipping

LCL and FCL: What they mean The terms LCL and FCL refer to the two main modes of container shipments: FCL for Full Container Load and LCL for Less than Container Loads. An FCL shipment, or full …

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. …