Sea Freight Services

Since the beginning, shipping by sea has been our very first activity. We offer sea freight services to and from Italy and for any destinations in the world. Our expertise is at your disposal to find the best solution for your requirements.

At Global Shipping we provide first-class sea freight services with the most suitable steam shipping lines: from the standard 20-ft, 40-ft, and 40-ft high cube containers to open tops and flat racks*, we can handle any type of shipment: depending on your commodity, volume, and weight, we will guide you choosing the solution that best meet your needs.

40′ Box – CAPACITY: 67.7 cbm/ 2,390 cbft

INSIDE DIMENSION
Lenght 12,032
mt
39′ 5 5/8″
ft
Width

2,352
mt

7′ 8 5/8″
ft

Height

2,395
mt

7′ 10 1/4″
ft

DOOR OPENING
Width

2,340
mt

7′ 8 1/8″
ft

Height

2,292
mt

7′ 6 1/4″
ft

20′ Box – CAPACITY: 33.2 cbm/ 1,172 cbft

INSIDE DIMENSION
Lenght

5,900
mt

19′ 4 1/4″
ft

Width

2,352
mt

7′ 8 5/8″
ft

Height

2,395
mt

7′ 10 1/4″
ft

DOOR OPENING
Width

2,340
mt

7′ 8 1/8″
ft

Height

2,292
mt

7′ 6 1/4″
ft

40′ High Cube – CAPACITY: 76.3 cbm/ 2,694 cbft

INSIDE DIMENSION
Length

12,032
mt

39′ 5 5/8″
ft

Width

2,350
mt

7′ 8 1/2″
ft

Height

2,700
mt

8′ 10 1/4″
ft

DOOR OPENING
Width

2,340
mt

7′ 8 1/8″
ft

Height

2,597
mt

8′ 6 1/4″
ft

20′ Open Top – CAPACITY: 32.5 cbm/ 1,149 cbft

INSIDE DIMENSION
Length

5,895
mt

19′ 4 1/8″
ft

Width

2,350
mt

7′ 8 1/2″
ft

Height

2,340
mt

7′ 8 1/8″
ft

DOOR OPENING
Width

2,338
mt

7′ 8″
ft

Height

2,280
mt

7′ 5 3/4″
ft

ROOF OPENING
Width

2,230
mt

7′ 3 3/4″
ft

Length

5,338
mt

17′ 6 1/8″
ft

40′ Open Top – CAPACITY: 66.8 cbm/ 2,359 cbft

INSIDE DIMENSION
Length

12,029
mt

39′ 5 1/2″
ft

Width

2,350
mt

7′ 8 1/2″
ft

Height

2,380
mt

7′ 9 5/8″
ft

DOOR OPENING
Width

2,340
mt

7′ 8 1/8″
ft

Height

2,276
mt

7′ 5 3/4″
ft

ROOF OPENING
Width

2,230
mt

7′ 3 3/4″
ft

Length

11,552
mt

37′ 10 3/4″
ft

20′ Flat Rack –

INSIDE DIMENSION
Length min.

5,638
mt

18′ 6″
ft

Width Floor

2,438
mt

8′
ft

40′ Flat Rack –

INSIDE DIMENSION
Length min.

11,652
mt

38′ 2 3/4″
ft

Width Floor

2,347
mt

7′ 8 3/8″
ft

20′ Reefer – Containers available to maintain temperature control range as low as -35°C and up to +30°C in ambient environment up to 50°C. Capacity : 28,1 cbm/ 1,006 cbft

INSIDE DIMENSION
Length

5,450
mt

17′ 10 1/2″
ft

Width

2,280
mt

7′ 5 3/4″
ft

Height

2,159
mt

7′ 1″
ft

DOOR OPENING
Width

2,290
mt

7′ 6 1/8″
ft

Height

2,264
mt

7′ 5 1/8″
ft

40′ Reefer High Cube – Containers available to maintain temperature control range as low as -35°C and up to +30°C in ambient environment up to 50°C. Capacity : 67.7 cbm/ 2,387 cbft

INSIDE DIMENSION
Length

11,599
mt

38′ 1/4″
ft

Width

2,290
mt

7′ 6 1/8″
ft

Height

2,425
mt

7′ 11 1/2″
ft

DOOR OPENING
Width

2,290
mt

7′ 6 1/8″
ft

Height

2,557
mt

8′ 4 5/8″
ft

* the measures are intended to be considered as approximate since the dimensions may slightly vary according to the steam shipping line.

FCL or LCL sea freight shipment?

It is crucial to rely on a trustworthy partner when choosing either FCL (Full Container Load) or LCL (Less than Container Load), since there are several factors to consider: the dimensions and the weight of your shipment, your type of goods and the transit time (how quickly do you need to get your goods at destination?). Only after we have evaluated with you all these elements, then we can plan a tailor-made shipment that satisfies your needs.

FCL – Full Container Load

FCL is a quicker and less risky shipping solution where all goods in the container are owned by one party. It is ideal for loose items and voluminous products.

LCL – Less than Container Load

LCL is a flexible and cost-effective option for transporting less voluminous shipments. The container is loaded with cargo from multiple consignees.

What type of goods do we ship?

GENERAL CARGO

We manage the transport of non-dangerous goods that do not require special precautions for transport.

DANGEROUS CARGO

We are specialized in dangerous goods shipment and we can handle your IMO cargos.

REEFER CONTAINER

For the transportation of temperature-sensitive cargo, we can ship for you refrigerated container or simply reefer.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENTS

We handle the transportation of containers that are either open tops in gauge, or out of gauge or even Flat Racks.

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Why choose us for sea freight services?

Complete assistance to track & trace your shipping
Full documentation service and letters of credit handling
Specialized handling of reefer and hazardous cargo
Direct support for further required certifications
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Are you looking for an alternative to ship by sea?

Air freight

We provide you with air freight services, the fastest solution for time-sensitive shipments to move goods and cargo worldwide.

Discover our air freight services

Road Freight

We offer road transportation to move your goods all over Europe: in less than a week you can have your cargo door-delivered.

Discover our road freight services

Rail freight

Our rail freight transport service is a winning solution for companies that are in need of a time-sensitive and reliable, as well as cost-efficient option.

Discover our rail freight services

Any questions?

The differences concern both cubic capacity and weight that can be loaded. A standard 20ft container can hold up to about 21.500 kilos of goods (24.000 kilos tare weight included) and has an average capacity of 30 cbm; there also certified containers that can hold up to about 27.500 kilos of goods (30.480 kilos tare weight included). A 40 ft container can generally squeeze about 60 cbm worth of goods inside and you can load 26.500 kilos of goods (30.460 kilos tare weight included).

Among the factors to be taken into consideration are requested time for the loading; place of loading; type of goods; shipping company.

  • When a specific time for the loading is required, an additional charge could be added. Furthermore, whether the company exceeds the franchise, extra costs could be charged.
  • The place of loading must correspond to the one indicated in the booking. Modification, where necessary, might require extra costs.
  • There are costs related to the type of goods you are willing to ship. Dangerous or IMO goods, for example, require specific procedures and their cost is defined at the time of request.
  • Each company applies its own rates. Our experts identify the company which best suits your needs.
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