Container Shipping

You need to ship a lot of stuff. We love logistics. It's a match made in heaven.

Containerized shipping is the most flexible method of shipping available, and ShipAll can deliver a container to any residence or commercial location in the country. Containers can hold household goods, commercial effects and vehicles. All cargo is secured in place for safe transport. Whether it's a personal or commercial shipment, ShipAll can help.

Containers come in different sizes to meet your needs. The most common are the 20-foot and 40-foot containers, but we can also offer open-top containers, adjustable flat rack platforms and larger containers to accommodate your shipment. A 20-foot container can hold the contents of an average apartment, and a 40-foot container can hold the contents of an average house.

As with any other shipment we handle, we ensure a hassle-free experience by overseeing your US Customs declarations and export documentation. If you don't have enough cargo to fill a whole container, check our cost-effective Less Than Container Load shipping service.

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UniWorld is a licensed and bonded international freight forwarder. We are licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission, a United States Government agency. Uniworld International is also a licensed Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), which enables us to offer bulk shipping prices to all of our clients regardless of your shipping volume.
The transit time of an ocean shipment depends on the port of departure and the port of arrival. For example, shipping from the East Coast to Europe generally takes two weeks, whereas shipping from the West Coast to Europe takes four to five weeks. Vessel sailings are regularly scheduled and we can always provide you with the estimated dates of departure and arrival of our next vessels.
Containerized shipping is a very common method for expediting the movement of household goods and commercial products. Your commercial products or household goods are loaded into a protective steel container similar to a semi truck trailer (without wheels). The container is loaded onto an ocean going vessel. Upon arrival, the container can be loaded onto a trailer for delivery to your final destination.
Standard containers come in two sizes: 20-foot and 40-foot in length. The 20-foot container can hold approximately 1050 cubic feet (the contents of a one bedroom apartment). The 40' container can hold approximately 2100 cubic feet. Specialized containers (hi-cube, refrigerated, open-top, etc.) are also available, ask us!
All household goods should be securely packed in corrugated cardboard boxes. All commercial products should be securely packed in corrugated cardboard boxes and/or palletized. A container will be delivered to your location. Upon completion of loading, the container will be sealed and delivered to the US loading port.
While itemization is not required for household goods, it is recommended that a general list with item valuation be provided. Packing lists showing unit quantities and value are needed for commercial product shipments. The above documents are needed to expedite export clearance and will be returned upon completion of the U.S. Customs export clearance verification.
This depends on the destination country, your residence status and employment status. Uniworld international recommends contacting the embassy commercial office for the country of destination for current rate information. We can also refer you to a shipping agent at your destination to prepare you for the importing process.
Optional marine insurance provides coverage against both loss and damages during ocean transit. Uniworld will obtain marine insurance coverage for your shipments upon request (additional charges apply). Due to the low cost of marine insurance, Uniworld recommends obtaining All Risk coverage.
Apart from duties and taxes, there will be port handling charges upon arrival at the destination port. These charges cover terminal handling/off-loading and documentation fees for your vehicle. Uniworld can provide you with contact information for clearing agents at each destination to prepare you with this information ahead of time.
Upon arrival, every shipment is handled by an international shipping agent at its destination. Their services typically include local Customs clearance, local port charges, and import documentation. They also provide additional services at your request, including delivery of cargo to your final destination. UniWorld can provide you with the contact information of our international agent so you can determine the cost and procedure that would best fit your needs. Even before booking a shipment, we recommend contacting the international agent to ensure you are prepared for your shipment's arrival.