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Sea Freight

How are my belongings moved by sea freight?

Most overseas moves are conducted through shipping in sea freight containers. Depending on the size of the move and the speed with which the move items are to arrive at your destination.

There are two main sizes of shipping containers that you can consider, 20 foot which holds approximately 30 cubic meters (average 3 bedroom home), and 40 foot which holds approximately 60 cubic meters (average 4-5 bedroom home).

There are a number of container usage options available when moving personal effects via Sea Freight;

Full Container Load – FCL

If you require a Full Container Load to yourself then you will use the FCL method which allows for direct shipping of your goods in your own dedicated container.


Allows you to share the cost of a container with other people moving personal effects to the same destination which is in a high volume area.

Less than Container Load – LCL

Less than Container Load method allows you to send smaller shipments to low volume destinations that don’t have regular Groupage Services, by co-loading with commercial cargo shared containers subject to suitable protection, e.g. crating.

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