Worldwide Container Services
International Container Shipping
Dimensions & Costs for 20′ & 40′ containers
International Container shipping services offers a fast, reliable way of shipping vehicles and general cargo from the UK to many overseas destinations. First Base Freight ship both 20′, 40′ & 40’ HC containers from the UK, Ireland and Scotland to many countries every week by sea. From door to port or door to door, we can arrange safe transport to many places professionally at an affordable price. We can have a container manoeuvred to the ground for ease of loading or leave it on the back of the trailer to help save costs. We are The UK’s leading bespoke shipping container specialists. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, speedy responses and unrivalled customer care.
We also specialise in the professional shipment of motorcycles, saloon cars, 4×4’s, vans and caravans by container services. Our logistics team can arrange the safe collection of any vehicle from anywhere throughout the UK and secure them inside the container for safer transit overseas.
Ocean Container Dimensions
|Container Type||Inside Length||Inside Width||Inside Height||Door Width||Door Height||Total Volume|
|Standard 20′||19’4″ – 5.89 m||7’8″ – 2.33 m||7’10” – 2.38 m||7’8″ – 2.33 m||7’6″ – 2.28 m||33.18 m3|
|Standard 40′||39’5″ – 12.01 m||7’8″ – 2.33 m||7’10” – 2.38 m||7’8″ – 2.33 m||7’6″ – 2.28 m||67.67 m3|
|High Cube 40′||39’5″ – 12.01 m||7’8″ – 2.33 m||8’10” – 2.69 m||7’8″ – 2.33 m||8’5″ – 2.56 m||76.28 m3|
Container 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 Size||From||To||Transit time||Cost|
|20ft Standard||Southampton||Melbourne, Fremantle, Sydney, Brisbane||43 Days||£1195.00|
|40′ & 40’HC||Southampton||Melbourne, Fremantle, Sydney, Brisbane||43 Days||£1895.00|
|20ft Standard||Southampton||Auckland, Lyttelton, Napier, Tauranga||46 -54 Days||£1265.00|
|40′ & 40’HC||Southampton||Auckland, Lyttelton, Napier, Tauranga||46 -54 Days||£1965.00|
|20ft Standard||Southampton||Jeddah||20 Days||£1085.00|
|40′ & 40’HC||Southampton||Jeddah||20 Days||£1295.00|
|20ft Standard||Southampton||Jebel Ali||20 Days||£1085.00|
|40′ & 40’HC||Southampton||Jebel Ali||20 Days||£1295.00|
|20ft Standard||London Gateway||Karachi||23 Days||£1145.00|
|40′ & 40’HC||London Gateway||Karachi||23 Days||£1395.00|
|20ft Standard||Southampton||Hong Kong||29 Days||£965.00|
|40′ & 40’HC||Southampton||Hong Kong||29 Days||£965.00|
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.