Relocating overseas and not sure about what size container you need to move your belongings? This blog post will assist you to select the size of FCL (Full Container Load) or LCL (Less than Container Load) depending on the size of your residence.
The below chart will assist you to determine the cubic feet volume you should expect depending on the number of bedrooms or square feet of your residence.
The below estimate is assuming you have standard furniture items and boxes for a single-family residence. For customized volume calculation, you can use our CFT calculator to determine the volume accurately.
Depending on volume you plan to move, below are different ocean container specifications. If your volume is under 500 CFT you should consider shipping by LCL (Less than Container Load)
OCEAN CONTAINER SPECIFICATION
Containers are manufactured using either aluminum or steel. They are suitable for most types of cargo. Aluminum dry containers have a slightly larger payload than steel, and steel dry containers have a slightly larger internal cube space.
Container dimensions – Specific dimensions and capacity of dry containers may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications listed below are, however, representative.