When moving household items overseas, large metal containers are used to transport goods on ocean vessels.
Two main sizes of containers are available
20 ft. general purpose containers (capacity 1100 cubic feet / 31 m3)
and 40 ft. general purpose containers (capacity 2250 cubic feet / 63 m3)
Full Container Load (FCL)
Customers have the option of using an ‘exclusive’ container, which holds their items only. These units are loaded and security sealed at either customers’ homes or our store, before being routed to their new country.
We can organise for containers to be delivered directly to a new residence, subject to customs and quarantine inspections.
Less Than Container (LCL)
When not using a Full Container, we can pack your items in custom designed crates at your residence, before shipping the crates, along with other consolidated cargo, within one container.
These bespoke crates ensure fragile goods are fully protected and, just as with FCLs, LCL shipments can be moved on weekly sailings to the majority of international destinations.
With Groupage Shipments, you ‘share’ container space with on an inducement basis. This is a very popular option for customers transporting part loads.
However, one point to consider with Groupage Shipping is timescales. When sharing container space, shipments can take longer.
The Shore Porters Society is an authorised member and agent of The Movers Trading Club Ltd (MTC) which is a Foreign (non-USA) based ‘Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier’ (NVOCC) registered with the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), organisation number 027552.