40 ft container

40 ft container is used when the point of origin and the point of destination are very far away from each other or because there is a lack of a possibility to ship goods using another mode of transportation.

40 foot container is also used for shipping cargo that can be shipped in containers only. For example car parts are shipped by car manufactures to other countries in 40ft containers only as it is the most suitable and economical way of shipping commodity.

40ft shipping containers are also used for sending personal effects. Families moving to USA and taking with them the entire content of at least 3 bedroom house and a car are offered a sole 40 foot container shipping service.

The sole use of a 40ft container for shipping furniture is also less time consuming. It is much quicker and easier for a freight forwarder to arrange sending the entire forty footer than arranging a shared 40 foot container transport. Why? The answer is simple. If you fill the 40-foot container with your stuff only you will not have to wait for your removal company to find more people relocating in the same directions. The advantage of using and shipping just a part of the capacity of the 40ft container is that you do not have to pay for the entire space in the container on your own. The mover will fill the 40-ft-container with belongings of other people. Then you share the costs of shipping 40 ft container to USA from UK relatively to the amount of space your things have taken in the 40 foot container.

Shipping a 40 foot container to USA from UKItems send using groupage 40ft container shipping service are more likely to be qualified and send for inspection customs officers. The costs of the inspection have to be paid by the owner of items being shipped in the 40ft container.

Household furniture like beds, 3 seater sofas, couches, wardrobes, antiques, electric guitars, kitchen tables and personal belongings packed by shippers are less likely to be send for the inspection as the mover is responsible for the boxes and items he packed. The mover is familiar with all procedures and knows exactly how to pack, make inventory and mark the boxes.

Also if you load the 40 foot shipping container on your own there is a risk that you have packed some items that are restricted or prohibited from shipping to USA form the UK in 40 ft container for which you will get and financial fine. Depends on the goods you have sent in 40ft container you can even lose your visa and be banned from entering the US.

There are different types of 40 foot containers. All forty ft container used for transportation must be in a perfect condition when being loaded on the vessel. They also have to be suitable for shipping merchandise that has been declared at the Custom Border Protection office for clearance.

You do not have to worry about your cargo being damaged during the transportation process. If you use an experience 40 foot movers you can be sure that they know how to pack and secure your goods in the 40-foot container in such way as to avoid any deformation or damages caused by friction of goods against each other. Depends on the cargo requirements a specific 40 foot container is used for shipping to prevent your merchandise from overheating, freezing, defrosting or getting wet during the loading, transportation and delivery. Before loading on the shipping line vessel each 40 footer is sealed.

40ft shipping container

Each 40 foot international sea shipping container should meet very specific requirements in accordance with ISO standards set by International Maritime Organization.

What requirements should meet an ISO 40ft container?

  • It should be made from steel
  • Should provide safe, cost-effective, and safe storage and shipping of cars, goods, materials and products
  • Should be designed and manufactured in accordance with international ISO standards
  • Should be adapted to different means of transport so it can be easily moved by road, sea, air and rail without reloading the goods of the 40ft shipping container
  • Should have specific internal and external dimensions

Shipping 40ft container

We cooperate with the most well-known moving companies and representatives of shipping lines sending 40 ft international sea container to USA from UK. Competitive shipping costs and transit time agreed are offered to our customers 24/7.

The range of services that accompany the shipping of 40ft container consist of:

  • Inter-modal transport of goods in 40 foot containers
  • Sea transportation of cargo
  • Air freight forwarding
  • Sending 40ft container by road and rail
  • 40 foot container delivery and pick up from UK to USA
  • organization of customs and clearance of any commodity
  • insurance, security, maintenance good conditions
  • material handling
  • advice on integrated logistics services, inter-modal forty foot container shipping methods
  • Asian region coverage (China, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, India)
  • Europe
  • CIS coverage (Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Belarus and others)

Overseas 40ft container transportation provided by ocean-going vessels, aircraft, and land and rail, allow us  to deliver quickly and reliably the 40 ft container from door in the UK to door in the U.S.

Request a quote for sending 40 foot container to USA – it is free and with no obligation to use our services.  Give us a chance! Our prices will pleasantly surprise you.

 Types of 40 foot containers

Standard 40 foot container

 Standard 40 ft container
External dimensions Interior dimensions Doorway

Tara kg

3980

Length, m

12.19 12.03  

Cargo weight, kg

26500

Width, m

2.44 2.35 2.34

Volume, cu. m

67.2

Height, m

2.59 2.40 2.29

High Cube 40ft container high

 High Cube 40ft container high
External dimensions Interior dimensions Doorway

Tara kg

4150

Length, m

12.19 12.03  

Cargo weight, kg

26330

Width, m

2.44 2.35 2.34

Volume, cu. m

76.0

Height, m

2.90 2.70 2.58

Refrigerated 40 ft Container

 Refrigerated 40 ft Container 
-25 ... +25 oC 
External dimensions Interior dimensions Doorway

Tara kg

4350

Length, m

12.19 11.56  

Cargo weight, kg

26300

Width, m

2.44  2.29 2.29

Volume, cu. m

66

Height, m

2.90 2.50 2.48
High Cube refrigerated 40 ft container   High Cube refrigerated 40 ft container 
-25 ... +25 oC 
External dimensions Interior dimensions Doorway

Tara kg

4350

Length, m

12.19 11.56  

Cargo weight, kg

26300

Width, m

2.44 2.29 2.29

Volume, cu. m

66

Height, m

2.90 2.50 2.48 

40ft Container with an open top

 40ft Container with an open top
External dimensions Interior dimensions Doorway

Tara kg

3950

Length, m

12.19 12.03  

Cargo weight, kg

26530

Width, m

2.44 2.35 2.28

Volume, cu. m

66.7

Height, m

2.59 2.31 2.33

Can I ship my car in the 40ft container together with my furniture?

Off course you can ship your car together with you furniture in the same 40ft container. Usually we build a special platform above your car. The furniture is placed and secured on the platform. 40 foot containers are big enough to hold 2 cars and the content of 3, 4 or even 5 bedroom house. Shipping a full 40 foot container to USA is much more complex than sending just a part load, groupage or a shared 20 ft container and requires a house survey to estimate the exact cubic volume of your shipment and plan how to load cars and furniture into the 40 footer.

How long does it take to deliver 40ft container to USA from London or other areas in the UK? – The time at sea is about 33 days. It depends on whether your cargo will be shipped from Southampton, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen. The shipping time of the 40 foot sea container will also depend on the port of entry be it Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Broome, Darwin, Gladstone, Brisbane or Melbourne.

The cost of shipping a 40 ft container

40 foot container shipping cost should be between £7 000 and £9 000. The difference in prices will depend on the type of services you will require:

  • The amount of packing
  • Crating
  • Dismantling and reassembling
  • Distance to the port of departure and from the port of entry to the new address
  • Time of the year

The cost of sending a 40 foot container will also depend on the amount of taxes to be paid. The cost of taxes will depend on the type and the value of goods you are taking with you.