Shipping freight internationally via ocean containers – where to start? With various shipping container sizes and purposes, learning the key differences can help you make intelligent shipping decisions. Not only is selecting the optimal container type important for safe transportation of the cargo but will also yield cost effective options.
When evaluating the options for your shipment, keep the below in mind:
The best type and size of container will vary from shipment to shipment and depend on the characteristics of the cargo. Below are descriptions of various types of ocean shipping containers to help you prepare for future shipments:
Listed above are the most commonly used container types, however, there are various other types and sizes used for unique cargo requirements. If your cargo is unique and you are unsure if a specialized container is required, contact Ascent’s team of experts to help you identify the optimal container.