USG has over 10 contracts with all the major Container Shipping Lines and can cover any shipment from the US to any port in the world. Shipping a container overseas is not the same as sending a package as there are many logistics work required for the process to get completed.
Here at USG shipping believe that customer satisfaction is very important and for that reason, we deliver this satisfaction through prompt response, maintenance of deadlines and 24-hour customer service.
For shipping containers overseas you must use the Ship or watercraft transport passengers or cargo. Throughout history, water or sea transport was the most useful freight, because transport by water was the first method for moving out, and it`s way less expensive than air transportation.
This kind of transportation covers any distance, over oceans, seas, rivers, and lakes. Ship transport or General Cargo can include packaged boxes, cases, pallets, and barrels.
USG shipping specialized in shipping your cargo loaded in the container to overseas. Our service includes the delivery of the container to your or your supplier‘s door, transportation of the container the nearest port of entry, Ocean Freight to the destination port. For some destination, we also offer the inland transport service at the destination and deliver the containers to the destination. Usually, regular container shipping is the most economical way for international transportation. For all the container being shipped overseas, the AES (Automated Export System) must be filled for the US Customs observation.
As one of the best shipping companies overseas, we will make sure to give you the most competitive price based on the services required.
For moving your own containers overseas, keep in mind that container being seaworthy certified. International Moving Container Shipping is not a challenge once you use a reliable company with extended knowledge and ability.
Container’s types and sizes: There are many types of shipping containers in the global containerized freight transport system. They are getting used to store and move materials and products, the container gets moved from one mode of transport to another(from the ship to rail, to truck) with vary from 8 to 56 feet, and heights from 8 feet to 9 feet. This is the most types of containers ;
40 High Cube Containers
45 High Cube Containers
How much cost to ship a container overseas? The answer to this question varies and depends on the origin, size of the container. Shipping container internationally could face two times Customs Inspection and such may cause extra charges. We understand that you would like to know the price of shipping a container overseas but keep in mind the rate is only valid for 30 days and if the information provided at the time of asking for the quote is the same as the real items loaded into the container. Rates are not always the most important part of the container transportation because transit time and quality of service could change when you look for the cheapest overseas container rate. If you need a rate for shipping a container to overseas please go to Container Shipping Quote Page and fill out the rate request form!
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They are another type of containers like the refrigerated, open top and flat rack but they are mostly used for the special type of cargo that requires temperature control or oversized cargo.
Refrigerated container overseas: When it comes to any commodity that requires a certain temperature during the transport, the refrigerated containers are the mandatory way to handle them. When you need to ship refrigerated items the regular container is not going to do the job. Even if cargo requires chill temperature during the transport, you need to book a reefer container. The temperature should get adjusted before loading and delivery of the loaded container to the port of departure. Refer containers are hardly available in the ramps so usually the refer shipment will get cross staffed at the dock nearby the port. Fruits, vegetable, Food items are the main commodities where refrigerated equipment getting used for.
As mentioned previously instead of using the container provided by the carrier you can ship your own container, however you should consider the shipper own container surcharge. Depending on the carrier, the shipper own surcharges is about $300 and that will be added to your invoice. Overseas Shipping Containers need to be seaworthy and certified. You can also purchase the used container that you like to ship internationally from us or any other supplier as long the container is seaworthy certified. We work directly with an inspector and require 48 to 72 hours to proceed with a container inspection.
Shipping Less than Container Load ( LCL) overseas
After answering the questions listed below we can confirm if you need a full container or less than container
– Where is the nearest terminal?
– What is the final dimensions and volume of the shipment?
– Is it less than 300 cubic feet?
– How is Packing? Are they all boxed?
– How much is the rate on a 20 footer container for the same destination?
Remember the destination charges on the Less than container loads are higher than the actual full container.
The Ocean Freight Consolidation will be mostly a better option once the volume of the cargo is less than 300 cubic feet. Please check our Ocean Freight of Full Container Load.
All the less than container loads will be consolidated in the 40 footer container at one of the terminals which is the nearest to the final destination. We have the full logistics service for moving the less than container loads all over the US and Canada.
The less than container loads rates varies from one location to others and it is calculated per cubic feet or cubic meters. Shipping pallets overseas are also considered as less than container load if the number of pallets is less than 4. The same situation will apply when you are shipping crate overseas however the height of the crate needs to be less than 7 feet in height. Our LCL service includes all type of packagings like Pallets, crates or boxes. Crates are the safest way to ship the cargo overseas. USG also offer crating service and we are able to ship your wooden-crate from any location in the US or Canada to your final destination all around the world. The boxes could be packed all in a Pallet and instead of multiples boxes, you can ship a pallet overseas. This will keep all of the boxes together and avoid misplacing.
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What Sizes of container are possible to ship by USG?
Shipping containers come in sizes, 20-foot, and 40-foot and 45- foot, rarely.
– The exterior dimensions of the 20-foot shipping container are 20’L x 8’W x 8’6” H.
– The exterior dimensions of the 40-foot shipping container are 40’L x 8’w x 8’6” H.
– High cube containers (HC- 45 foot) are also suggested as the special request costumers. These
containers are the same dimensions but are 1 foot taller.
What is LCL and FCL?
An FCL container is used when a shipper pays the cost of the entire container and uses it exclusively for a
single shipment, even if they do not have enough items to fill it up. On the other hand, an LCL shipment
means shippers share and arrange the containers with other shipments items and only need to pay for the
space used. LCL shipment normally is cheaper, and it takes long more.
How long does it take to get a container delivery, pick up?
Delivery of shipping containers are normally taking long between 3-5 working days from confirmation of
order subject to availability and the place of origin. The time of picking container up can be varied as the
request of USG costumer, however it is normally taking long 1-3 working days.
What factors into shipping cost?
The top factors that are going to affect shipping are weight, size, shipping speed, Distance, Origin and
Destination. For USG, these factors determine the exact of pricing and We can make a cheapest quote for
What is a Bill of Lading?
A Bill of Lading (BoL) is a form that details the freight shipment. It contains the commodity, serves as a receipt, and functions as a legally binding contract between USG and Our customers. A BoL is mandatory
before picking up and transportation.
Are Shipping Containers Secure?
The USG shipping containers as one of the famous Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) companies is safe and secure. Therefore, you shouldn’t worry about the contents of the shipping container being stolen or damaged. USG also suggests some other shipment protective methods when it needs. Due to the security of our shipping containers, they are suitable for shipping cars, building supplies, Household, and refrigeration.
What Items Can/ Can’t I Ship Internationally?
USG can ship most personal, household items, Vehicles, Parcels internationally. This includes furniture,
clothing, and other household items. For other items, please keep in touch with USG.
There are several items that are restricted during international shipping. You’ve probably seen most
of these items before boarding a flight at the airport (illegal substances, flammable items, weapons,
toxic chemicals, and paints. Alcohol, prescription drugs, and tobacco products) or in the regulation of
countries Customs borders.
Do Countries Set Their Own Restrictions?
It’s crucial to talk to USG before planning your move to find out what you can and cannot ship to your destinations. Some of these are quite obvious, but others are not so.
Do you offer insurance?
It’s essential that your cargo is insured for the duration of its journey. Hence, USG suggests to customers best rate insurance as their requests. Depending on costumer destinations, additional cover may suggest through international shipping.
Will you deliver to my door?
USG normally provide special service for shipment Door to Port. However. A door-to-door service can also perform with us. Please Call USG. USG option for a complete service can be a
suitable way of reducing the stress of your move.
Can I Track My Shipment?
You always know where your shipping items are at every stage of the journey with USG contact. If you have any questions, simply call us for an update.