The Ins And Outs Of Modern International Shipping Containers

Once you have decided to transport your goods by shipping containers, don’t become anxious as to how to deploy your cargo to the port and load it. Help is at hand with Limco logistics which offers all three distinct methods of cargo loading into shipping containers before delivery. Not just that, we also have important tips for you on packing and loading your personal items for shipping.

Loading methods for container shipping

  • Live Load : In this service, our truck will carry a shipping container to your doorstep. You will get a loading time of two to three hours of free time. However, if you need more time, you may have to pay a small amount per hour. After loading and securing your things in the container, the same truck will deliver the loaded container to the shipping terminal.
  • Drop Off : Limco logistics delivers a freight container to your place for some days or for weekend, as per your convenience. After you have finished securing your goods and sealing the container, our trucker collects it from your door. Thereafter, the loaded container is returned to the shipping terminal for transportation.
  • Warehouse or Terminal Loading : In this method, you deliver your loose cargo to any warehouse of the company nearest to you. From there, Limco logistics will load it to containers and deliver it to shipping terminal for transportation.

Important tips for packing household and personal items for shipping

Safe and secure packing of your items of personal use is an important part of shipping your goods. Unless the things are well-packed, they can be prone to damage. Limco logistics has valuable tips for packaging. You can get sturdy cardboard boxes or plywood crates for the purpose. Use layers of newspapers or bubble wrap for fragile items to ensure that they do not chip or crack during shipment. You may also consider covering your furniture and electronic goods with plastic sheets to evade any possible damage. These are available with any packers and movers supply store. If there are many boxes for shipping, you may use pallets to keep all of them together.

After considering the proportion of your goods you may decide on what kind of shipping container you will need to load them. A 20 feet container has a capacity of 33 cubic meters and internal dimension of 5.919 m x 2.340 m x 2.380 m of Length x Width x Height. 40 feet container has 67.3 cbm capacity and dimension of 12.051 m L x 2.340 m W x 2.380 m H.

It is advisable that your packaging is ready before the container arrives at your location. That way you can save time for loading the goods into the container and also decide on which container you will need.