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Container Shipping in Europe

Published on Oct 09, 2017 by Kfir Cohen

International sea freight has been in existence for many years, with goods being moved from one place to another. With innovation and technology came an increase in the number of goods shipped via the sea.

This term has come to be known as container shipping; it involves moving goods using containers. Shipping by sea is the most cost-effective and straightforward intercontinental shipping option, especially to Europe and other parts of the world.

Therefore, seeking solutions on moving your items to and from Europe by sea requires understanding how sea freight works and ways to get the best out of it.

It Saves You Money On Shipping

Moving comes with a cost of its own; this is dependent on your new location. However, domestic moving comes at a lower price as compared to moving internationally.

Everyone wants to save money on whatever project they embark on, and we know you would do the same. As we stated earlier, shipping by sea is cheaper than other modes of transportation in terms of the number of goods you can move and the distance covered.

For example, you can move a load from Belgium to Estonia by land at 950 euros. This cost is even lowered when you move loads to this same destination (by sea) with a price tag of 850 euros – saving you 100 euros.  These prices are not fixed, though; they vary with the weight of your goods, the container length your goods occupy, and sometimes the value of the goods being shipped. In all these, saving money is the most important goal and cannot be over-emphasized.

Maximum Efficiency

The moment international moving comes to mind, we expect many goods and belongings to be shipped by sea on vessels. The ease of transport provides more evidence of the need to use container shipping by sea over other forms of transportation.

When it comes to container shipping, your goods are well packed into rectangular containers and locked to protect the content it carries. It gives you the peace of mind that your items are well-protected and will be devoid of any sort of damage whiles in transit. But with trailers, goods are often packed to ensure every space is taken without concern for the goods, often with straps to keep them in place.

It is because, with trailers, the more space your belongings occupy, the higher the cost, so expect every single area to matter.  The payment for a full trailer to transport your goods does not necessarily guarantee that you will be getting that space just for your goods.  A container provides more benefits by allowing you to use the area you want without any issues raised concerning your commodities.

Looking for moving companies to Europe? SDC will be happy to help you! Call us today!

By Kfir Cohen

Kfir Cohen is handling global operations, cargo shipping, negotiation, and management of different suppliers around the world. He has more than 15 years of experience in the avant-garde of relocation and the sea/air freight business.
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