Sea Cargo Shipping

There are three distinct methods for loading your cargo into a shipping container at a port, prior to delivery.

Live Load
Live loading your cargo into a shipping container means that Ground Cargo Transportation will arrange to have the container delivered to you, and you will then proceed to load the cargo into it yourself. You will usually have two to three hours of loading time, while the container delivery driver waits. Once your cargo is loaded into the shipping container, it will be delivered to port, and straight onto an ocean freighter.

Drop Off
Drop off service is when we arrange to have the shipping container dropped off to you at a time of your choosing, and then you have as many days as you require to load the cargo yourself. This differs from Live Load in that there will not be a driver waiting on standby to deliver the container once you have loaded it.

Warehouse/Terminal Loading
This method is fairly straightforward. Ground Cargo Transportation arranges to have your cargo loaded into its container at the terminal or port. You may be responsible for getting your cargo to port, but from there Ground Cargo Transportation will arrange to have it packed into the container for you.

Tips For Shipping House Wares And Personal Items
Shipping overseas, whatever the purpose, can be a daunting, exhausting task. Ground Cargo Transportation will help you manage your shipment from start to finish. Here are some valuable tips to help you pack and load your cargo for delivery, especially if they are items of a personal nature.

Be sure to pack everything securely in boxes. Corrugated cardboard is good for this. Wrap delicate and fragile items in newspaper or bubble wrap to ensure that they do not chip, chink, tear or break during delivery. If you have a lot of boxes in your shipment, consider using pallets, and shrink wrapping entire portions of your delivery together for safe keeping. Use heavy plastic sheeting to cover large pieces of furniture and any electronics or appliances.

From there, you will need to decide if you need a 20 foot container or a ;40 foot container. 20 foot containers have 1,050 cubic feet of interior capacity, and are perfect for shipping the furnishings of a one to two bedroom house. A 40 foot container has 2,200 cubic feet of interior space and can accommodate the furnishings of a four to five bedroom house.

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