The Kingdom of Thailand is the 20th most-populous country in the world at 66 million people, and the 51st-largest. It is considered a middle power in the region due to its population and growing economic influence. Thailand is the second-largest economy in Southeast Asia after Indonesia. Learn more about _ocean freight transportation to Thailand _ and what it can do to broaden the reach of your business.
The country’s capital and largest city, Bangkok, is Thailand’s political, commercial, industrial, and cultural hub. Its population is over eight million.
Thailand is a major exporter; exports account for more than two-thirds of its gross domestic product. The leading sectors of the country’s economy include manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism. Thailand is considered a newly industrialized country, and represents a vital and growing market; give your business access to it through ocean freight transportation to Thailand.
When you are shipping a container to Thailand, you should know that standard shipping containers come in 20-foot and 40-foot sizes. You will have to choose between a full container load (FCL) or a less-than-container load (LCL, or groupage) for your shipment.
If your shipping volume is equal to at least half of a 20-foot container (six standard pallets or more), then a full container load (FCL) will suit your needs. Ten standard pallets is the maximum capacity of a 20-foot container, while a 40-foot container will ship 22 standard pallets.
Even for a smaller shipment you may wish to engage a full container load if you want to separate your goods from those of other exporters-to avoid any potential for damage from contact with others’ goods, for instance.
Otherwise, you could choose a practice known as groupage (LCL), in which you share a container with other exporters. You to pay only for the space you need with groupage. Consult iContainers for rates and other important details.
When your shipment is urgent or your deadline tight, you may want to consider air freight. Volume and weight do have some limitations with air freight; iContainers provides a calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.