Whether your ocean freight shipment is an LCL shipment or an FCL shipment , the container has to be packed. At some point. When your container arrives at your doorstep, it’s go time. You have two hours to make sure that everything you need fits. Loading the container is entirely the shipper’s liability. The truck driver who delivers the container to your doorstep is simply there to supervise. Once everything is packed in tight, your household goods begin their journey to the destination.
While it may seem simple to just pack all of your belongings and go, it is not that easy. There are a lot of “do’s and don’ts” to take into account when loading your container. Here are some of the most important things to keep in mind.
So, it is important to make sure you cover all of your bases before, during, and after your shipment arrives. When shipping household goods, the earlier you start to plan, the better. Allowing enough time to resolve any issues that can possibly come up can make a huge difference. Running into any problems that can delay your shipment can cause numerous setbacks as well as extra fees.
"Shippers should plan as far in advance as possible. With COVID, Brexit and the elections in USA, this season will be more unpredictable than the previous one."
Klaus Lydsal, vice president of operations at iContainers