Shipping containers overseas with vehicles, freight, and household goods is what we do at Schumacher Cargo. For over 40 years, we’ve provided a full range of international container shipping and ocean freight services. We ship goods to hundreds of destinations around the world. The process of moving overseas is simplified for you, when you work with an experienced and reliable international shipping company.
Operating from 6 locations across the USA, with our main offices in Los Angeles, Houston and New York, you get the best departure options and the most competitive ocean container shipping rates.
The best way to transport your goods overseas is in an international container with Schumacher Cargo.
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Below is a list of the most popular shipment types using our container service and air freight. The most common shipments include vehicles and household goods.
Our Popular International Shipping Services Include:
- International Car Shipping
- Shipping Household Goods and Moving Services
- Motorcycle Shipping
- Boat & Yacht Transport
- Oversized Cargo Shipping
- Air Freight Shipping
International Ocean Freight Shipping
As an international shipping company, we specialize in a wide range of services. Overseas shipping has a variety of options to choose from based on the needs of the goods. Do you need door-to-door or door-to-port services for your move? Depending on the type of shipment, there is always an option that will be better suited than another. Determining which shipping container size is right for your goods will depend on your cargo.
The most used ocean freight methods are 20 foot and 40 foot containers, both the standard size and high cube. There are a variety of options used by freight forwarders, but these are common for international relocation and shipping. Almost all international shipping companies will use these containers, but they don’t always offer the same services in them.
Oversized International Shipments
Most oversized cargo shipments will use what’s known as a flatrack because it won’t fit in a standard ocean cargo container. Examples of oversized cargo we ship are, trailers, machinery, light aircraft, motorhomes, and more.
How to Ship Cargo Overseas via Container
International container shipping is our most popular service for overseas transport. We offer many sizes and services inside of these containers. This gives you the best value and time frames.
Two common terms used for international container shipments are Full Container Load (FCL) and Less Container Load (LCL). FCL and LCL are used frequently by overseas shippers, but you will also hear shared/consolidated container and sole use container. As we specialize in international relocation and vehicle shipping, we’ll explain what it all means.
International Less than Container Load (LCL) Shipping
Let’s say you have an international move of a one bedroom apartment with only 250 cubic feet of cargo. It wouldn’t make sense to book an entire 20 foot container and only use a small amount of space. A shared/consolidated container shipment makes sense in this instance, and saves you money. Consolidated containers are filled with multiple shipments bound for the same final destination.
We actually specialize in this type of consolidation, which is a more relevant term than LCL. Depending on the commodity, this is a very practical method. This gives your overseas transportation the most value as you only pay for the space you use.
International Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping
FCL, is the equivalent to our sole use container service. This means that you’ve booked your own container and can use the space to the fullest. A benefit of a sole use container is that your international shipment will move on the water more quickly. This is because LCL containers need to be full before they leave, while FCL can leave with only your goods.
Our overseas shipping services are tailored to each individual shipment. You will get the best options based on timeframe, destination, and delivery method. Get a shipping quote now!
International Air Freight
Shipping overseas doesn’t always have to be done through ocean freight. At Schumacher Cargo we have a dedicated division that specializes in overseas air freight shipments.
Air freight service does cost more than ocean freight but there are trade offs. Depending on your time frame needs and cost trade offs, it is a viable service as it is much quicker than ocean freight. Air Freight is the fastest method of international shipping and the price reflects the immediacy.
Door-to-door or port-to-port is also available for air freight. This is both for importing cargo into the USA and exporting globally. The goods will arrive and depart from international airports rather than shipping ports. This is not a form of international container shipping as your goods are loaded into the plane rather than into a container.
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In the ever expanding and changing world that we live in, Schumacher Cargo’s knowledge and experience keeps us at the top of our industry and allows us to better serve you.