May 6, 2019

Saving Big Money Shipping Domestically with International Containers

There are many options when it comes to shipping intermodally. One of the more underutilized is the repositioning of steamship equipment domestically in the United States.

All of the largest steamship lines contract Target Transportation to get their boxes from inland areas back to West Coast for vessels headed back to Asia. These contracts allow Target to pass on thousand of dollars of savings compared to over the road prices on an average shipment.

A typical domestic “small box” solution would be shipping from Midwest markets like Chicago to a port cities like Los Angeles, Oakland,Portland or Seattle. Small boxes are available in 20’, 40’ and 45’ with 40’being the most common.

These domestic 40’ containers can fit 20 standard sized pallets and up to 44,000 lbs. of product. Perfect for heavy product that weighs out before it cubes out. See below for equipment specs for a normal 40’ container.

External: Length: 40′ 0″ | Width: 8′0″ | Height: 8′ 6″ |

Internal: Length: 39′ 5″ | Width: 7′8″ | Height: 7′ 9 ″ |

Door Opening: Width: 7′ 8″ | Door Opening Height: 7′ 5″ | Weight: 8,360lb | 3,800kg

These containers are not limited to only West Coast destinations. They can also service areas like Denver and Houston. Don't miss an opportunity to save BIG with domestic steamship equipment. Contact pricing@targettrans.com to see rates on any potential shipments you have.  

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