container freight rates

Container Freight Rates From China

There are some important things that can help us to find and understand Container Freight rates around the world, it is important for container shipping from ports of China.

There are two standard shipping container sizes throughout the world, the 20ft and 40ft. Other common variations include the 40ft high-cube container and the 45ft high-cube container, refrigerated containers and tankers for liquid are also included. Container Freight Rates are also different according to container size and destination to reach.

Let’s have a look on both two container sizes to understand their container freight rates:

  • 20ft Shipping Container
    It is suitable for: 1-2 bedroom moves or a car with only some boxes.
    Size (LxWxH): 19′ 10.5″ x 8′ 0″ x 8′ 6″
    Internal volume: 1,169 ft³
    Net load: 61,289 lb.
  • 40ft Shipping Container
    It is suitable for: 3-5 bedroom moves or a car also included
    Size (LxWxH): 40′ 0″ x 8′ 0″ x 8′ 6″
    Internal volume: 2,385 ft³
    Net load: 57,759 lb.

The volume of the 40FT are double of the 20FT. Maybe you will think that 20Ft container freight rates are double of the 20FT. Actual it is not 100% correct. Shipping containers from China to Europe vessel the rates are double 20FT, but shipping to the North America or to the south America both containers size the rates are almost the same.

Shipping container by sea is the cheapest and the most used way to move goods internationally from one place to another by far but also the slowest, usually take longer than by air. Its speed is mostly slow depended on routes. And time varies from few days to several weeks. When you want to ship fast arrived your home, the container freight rates will be higher, the transit time is faster.

Communicating with the freight forwarder about the shipment, they will give you more professional suggestions for your inquiry.