Are you relocating to Italy, or plan on shipping to Italy from the USA? Depending on the type of freight and your location, chances are that you’ll be well suited shipping a container to Italy.
Italy has a more than 7000 km of coastline and its position in the center of the Mediterranean makes it a dominant point for international cargo shipping and transport services by both air and sea into Europe from the south. The country is also composed of 15 regions or states and 5 autonomous regions. The autonomous regions all have a greater number of residents who speak either German, Slovene, French and Italian.
Read our guide below on shipping to Italy from USA and start your international shipment today!
How to Ship to Italy
When shipping to Italy, you want to start with all of the details particular to your shipment. A few of the things you should have in mind are the type of good, origin, and destination. With this info we can begin to work with you on completing your shipment.
With over 40 years of experience, Schumacher Cargo Logistics can easily facilitate your international shipping to Italy and anywhere else in Europe.
What are You Shipping to Italy?
As a fully licensed, bonded and insured international shipping company, we can ship almost anything to Italy.
- Household Goods/Furniture
- Motorhomes and RVs
- Cargo and Freight
Where do Your Goods Need to Go?
Italy has 7 main port destinations which include Genoa, Augusta, Cagliari, Livorno, Taranto, La Spezia, and Venice. However, our primary shipping routes from the US to Italy go through Genoa, La Spezia, and Livorno.
These ports are in the northern part of the country allowing quick access for those moving or shipping items to Milan and other Italian cities in the region.
However, for those who need assistance shipping to central and southern Italia we also can arrange for additional transport services from one of the locations above. Some of the major destination cities in Italy are:
How Much Does Shipping to Italy Cost?
Calculating the cost of a shipment to Italy from the US needs detailed information about the vehicle or household goods for accuracy. Many different factors affect the price such as origin. For example shipping to Italy from LA has a different price than NY with everything else the same. Since it can vary, our representatives create custom quotes for each individual shipment.
Fill out our Online Quote Form for your cost to ship to Italy
How Long Does Shipping to Italy Take?
A shipment to Italy takes a variable amount of time based on the origin. Most shipments to Italy takes 6-10 weeks overall. This time varies based on origin and service type. One difference is that shipments leaving the East Coast arrive faster than shipments on the West Coast. Also service type such as consolidations will take longer as they need to be filled before departure.
Container Shipping to Italy
Our main service for shipping to Italy from the USA is through container shipments. We offer both consolidated and exclusive container services which each have their own benefits.
With consolidated container shipping to Italy, a container fills with goods from other customers. In regards to cars, 2-4 load into a container depending on size. For household goods, the containers need loads of varying sizes until it’s full. This type of shipment is the most popular as it offers the best value with the protection of a container. The tradeoff is the time to ship takes a bit longer as the container has to be filled by multiple customers.
We also offer exclusive use of 20 and 40 foot containers to Italy. This service’s benefit is there is no wait time to ship once we have your goods and documentation. When using this service the overall shipping time will be faster. The tradeoff is that the cost is higher if you don’t have enough for a full container since there is no cost split with other people shipping.
Country Facts for Italy
Start your shipment to Italy by filling out our Online Quote Form or calling in at 562-408-6677.