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International shipping containers

International shipping containers

Designed for maximum protection

Unlike most companies that only manage container shipping or freight forwarding, JK Moving Services is a full-service, end-to-end provider of international relocation services. As part of that service, we are dedicated to providing the best protection for your belongings during shipment.

Whether you choose to ship your household goods via ocean, air, or land, our durable containers are built at our own facilities to ensure maximum protection. Our secure, weatherproof containers will keep your belongings safe and in good condition all the way to your destination. 

From budgeting and planning to seamless freight forwarding and unpacking, we’ll manage every aspect of your overseas move efficiently and expertly—containers and all.

International shipping container sizes

Air freight

LDN Container

International shipping container LDN

  • Container dimensions: 54″ x 54″ x 56″
  • Shipping container size: The size of a single-door coat closet.
  • What can these containers hold: Clothing, small possessions, etc.
  • Description: These containers hold approximately 500 lbs. NOTE: packing materials take 10-15% of the space. We limit and even restrict furniture in an airfreight shipment, as heavy furniture makes this option unaffordable.

Ocean freight

Lift van

International shipping container lift van

  • Container dimensions: 87″ x 45″ x 87″
  • Shipping container size: The size of three single-door coat closets.
  • What can these containers hold: Clothing, small furniture, art, etc.
  • Description: The smallest of our ocean freight options, the lift van can hold about 1,200 lbs. NOTE: packing materials take 10-15% of the space. Shipments that weigh less than 4,000 lbs will often be considered for lift van containerization.

20-foot sea container

International shipping container 20-ft container

  • Container dimensions: 8.6 ft. x 8.6 ft. x 20 ft.
  • Shipping container size: The size of a single car garage.
  • What can these containers hold: Personal effects, furnishings, typical home contents, an automobile.
  • Description: This heavy-duty container holds roughly 7,000 lbs. If the container is not completely full, your shipment will be secured with a bulkhead, or a plywood wall, which provides extra support and protection and prevents items from shifting during the move.

40-foot sea container

International shipping container 40-ft container

  • Container dimensions: 8.6 ft. x 8.6 ft. x 40 ft.
  • Shipping container size: The size of a two-car garage.
  • What can it hold: Personal items, furnishings, typical home contents, and an automobile.
  • Description: This is the best option for shipping larger loads of up to 14,000 lbs. If the container is not completely full, your shipment will be secured with a bulkhead, or a plywood wall, providing extra support and protection and preventing items from shifting during the move.

Storage vaults

International shipping container storage vault

  • Container dimensions: 85″ x 60″ x 95″
  • Shipping container size: The average size of a smaller walk-in closet.
  • What can it hold: Clothing, small furniture, etc.
  • Description: Storage vaults hold approximately 2,000 pounds (slightly larger than a lift van) and are stored in a stacked fashion.

 

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