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International Container Shipping Services

Shipping cars in a container is still the preferred method of shipment for some of our regular customers looking to transport their vehicle overseas safely. We offer both 20′ and 40′ container shipping services from right across the UK, Ireland and Scotland to thousands of overseas destinations either directly or transshipped via another continent every week.

We offer reliable, worldwide coverage & undeniable shipping solutions to all on our fast, efficient services by container vessels every week. Our container services sail from port to port, door to port or door to door depending on the country of arrival or the requirements of our customers. We can have a container maneuvered to the ground for ease of loading or leave it on the back of the trailer to help save on costs.

Ocean Container Dimensions

Container TypeInside LengthInside WidthInside HeightDoor WidthDoor HeightTotal Volume
Standard 20′19’4″ – 5.89 m7’8″ – 2.33 m7’10” – 2.38 m7’8″ – 2.33 m7’6″ – 2.28 m33.18 m3
Standard 40′39’5″ – 12.01 m7’8″ – 2.33 m7’10” – 2.38 m7’8″ – 2.33 m7’6″ – 2.28 m67.67 m3
High Cube 40′39’5″ – 12.01 m7’8″ – 2.33 m8’10” – 2.69 m7’8″ – 2.33 m8’5″ – 2.56 m76.28 m3

Container Car Shipping Rates

Here is a selection of some of our container rates. Our container shipping rates are based on 1 x car in a 20ft and 2 x cars in a 40ft standard container.

Container SizeFromToTransit timeCost
20ft StandardSouthamptonMelbourne, Fremantle, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide40 Days£1145.00
40′ & 40’HCSouthamptonMelbourne, Fremantle, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide40 Days£1750.00
20ft StandardSouthamptonAuckland, Lyttelton, Napier, Port Chalmers, Tauranga, Wellington43 -50 Days£1230.00
40′ & 40’HCSouthamptonAuckland, Lyttelton, Napier, Port Chalmers, Tauranga, Wellington43 -50 Days£1895.00
20ft StandardSouthamptonJeddah20 Days£895.00
40′ & 40’HCSouthamptonJeddah20 Days£1235.00
20ft StandardSouthamptonJebel Ali20 Days£865.00
40′ & 40’HCSouthamptonJebel Ali20 Days£1085.00
20ft StandardLondon GatewayKarachi23 Days£1025.00
40′ & 40’HCLondon GatewayKarachi23 Days£1295.00
20ft StandardSouthamptonHong Kong29 Days£630.00
40′ & 40’HCSouthamptonHong Kong29 Days£695.00

Container car shipping rates are inclusive of us loading and securing the vehicles at one of our loading facilities.

FCL Container Shipping (Full Container Loads)

Either 20ft, 40ft or 40ft HC FCL – as well as out of gauge shipments on our weekly sailings to hundreds of overseas destinations worldwide. We work extensively with a wide range of Container carriers from all major UK ports to 1000’s of destinations every week.

Our services extend to daily collections from anywhere in the UK for either a 20ft or a 40ft container providing there is enough space for a large vehicle to park safely and maneuver without obstructing other road users or residents. We can have the container placed on to the floor for easy access for loading or simply leave on the back of the truck. With this option please remember that the container will remain approximately 5ft off the ground.

LCL Container Shipping (Less Than Container Load)

If you don’t require the sole and exclusive use of a container, we also offer LCL container shipping. This is our competitively priced consolidation service where we can also offer expert packing and labelling. We also offer a full palletising and crating service – from anything from a few boxes, furniture & personal effects right up to commercial goods such as electronic equipment or tyres for example. This is shipped on our groupage container services weekly with daily collections from anywhere in Scotland, Wales and the UK.