We charge based on the space your container occupies. Its volume will be used to calculate the total ocean freight charges based on the cubic meter as well. Each cubic meter equals 35.3 cubic feet. The minimum volume for international ocean carriers is one cubic meter if the total volume is less than a single cubic meter, then the volume will be charged as one cubic meter.
In contrast, the weight of your cargo does not impact pricing for international SEA shipping?with the single exception being very heavy cargo.
Many of our ocean shipping charges are based on a per shipment basis. In contrast, a sea freight charge is calculated by the volume. In other words, some of the charges making up the total costs are the same no matter the volume of the shipment.
A great example of this is the customs clearance charge. Your charges are the same regardless if you’re shipping a single cubic meter or 20 cubic meters. This means that the charges for additional cubic meters are less expensive than the initial cubic meter. You will not be charged double when shipping two cubic meters or a single meter. The larger your shipment the more reasonable your shipping costs.
People moving from Japan often choose international shipping companies to move their items especially when they have a large volume of packages that go over 1 cubic meter. No need to sweat your shipping costs, however. We’ll send you an exact shipping quote for your custom shipment, so you won’t get confused about the quote.
We have a weekly service available shipping from Japan to many destinations around the world. Some destinations are biweekly or semiweekly as well.
We offer shipping services via sea to inland cities in the USA, Canada and other countries in Europe. These shipments make a stop in ports such as Vancouver, Los Angeles, Rotterdam, and others. They will then be transported by truck or rail to their final destination. This is called multimodal transport.
We also provide door-to-port services that are far less expensive to the door-to-door shipping options we offer.
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