Book ocean freight shipping services easily with iContainers.
Our platform offers you instant quotes, full price transparency and round-the-clock sea freight tracking. By using iContainers, you can:
Search from over 250,000 sea freight shipping quotes in a matter of seconds and get a detailed breakdown of the final price.
Reduce the lengthy time needed for paperwork by handling all your sea freight shipments online from any device.
Keep track of all your bookings, independent of carrier, on one single view and get notified immediately of any changes in shipment status.
At iContainers, our efficiency is measured by the seconds. Why wait hours, days, or even weeks for an ocean freight quote when you can get one in seconds with iContainers’ ocean freight calculator?
Be it the cheapest or shortest route, get an overview of the available options on one single page, sort accordingly, and select the one that best suits your needs. Save your search criteria to facilitate future searches and get quotes in just one click.
We offer ocean freight shipping services that cover the entire container freight transportation process including:
The overall cost of sending a sea freight shipment depends on the type of freight shipping services you require. It also varies according to the following factors:
There are varying ocean freight container specifications for the different containers available. Depending on your cargo type, volume, and shape, certain sea freight container sizes may be more appropriate than others.
From the standard 20-ft, 40-ft, and 40-ft high cube shipping containers to open tops and flat racks, there are many ocean freight container dimensions that you can choose from that will suit your ocean freight shipment.
Shipper controls cargo packaging and container loading
Easy scheduling of cargo pick up/delivery
More cargo security
Standardized local port charges
There is no risk to potential delays or damages caused by other expeditors when sharing a container
More flexibility for warehouse management
Lower volatility in ocean freight shipping rates
Rates adjusted to the cargo volume and weight
Lower inland trucking costs
More agility during customs clearance
From one store's door to another. Sit back and relax with our Door-to-Door ocean freight shipping services within these countries.
To better cater to your needs, iContainers has offices in the USA, Spain, Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Our presence in these countries helps to establish good local connections for your sea freight and more importantly, allows us to offer you door-to-door ocean freight shipping services.
We provide door-to-door international freight shipping services to and from any country in which we’re physically present. Door-to-door shipments begin and end at the postal codes indicated by the shipper. By freight shipping door-to-door, you skip the intermediaries and experience a more streamlined ocean freight solution. Together with the above-mentioned countries, here are the areas where we provide door-to-door services:
In ocean freight shipping, goods are packed in shipping containers, the freight forwarder books the space or container with the ship agent, cargo is trucked to the shipping vessel at the port of origin and shipped overseas to the importer at the port of destination. The itinerary may be done from port-to-port, door-to-port, port-to-door or door-to-door, and can include truck pick up and or delivery.
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"Customs duties play an important role in your international shipment. How they're determined and calculated varies from country to country"
Klaus Lydsal, vice president of operations at iContainers