Container Shipping

Our container shipping includes FCL/LCL, Reefer and Dry containers, also tank containers for liquids and chemicals. We cooperate with selected shipping companies, which match our value proposition and can offer global reach.

  • Competitive prices
  • Quality assured logistics chains
  • Fast and personal service



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What is container shipping?

Container shipping refers to transporting goods in a container by sea, rail, or another mode of transport. Since the middle of the 20th century, the use of containers in shipping has increased significantly due to ISO standardization. The container system revolutionized freight handling through new infrastructure. This was one of the reasons why globalization took off and has only continued to grow since. Today, container shipping is one of the most commonly used shipping methods in the world, and there are large container ships that load thousands of ISO containers daily.


Containerfrakt erbjuder en mängd fördelar som gör det till det perfekta valet för internationella transporter. Med standardiserade containrar kan du effektivt och säkert transportera varor över hela världen.

  • Underlätta lossning/lastning så att transportfordonens stillestånd minimeras.
  • Skyddar godset mot väder, stöld och transportskador.
  • Olika transportsätt i en logistikkedja till exempel sjöfrakt, tåg och vägtransport.
  • Tillfälligt lagerutrymme, till exempel i väntan på att transporteras.

Med EDS får du tillgång till dessa fördelar tillsammans med proaktiv service och expertis inom global godstransport.

Dimensions for container shipping

When you need to send a container abroad, there are various types and sizes of containers to choose from. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed measurements for containers that are intended to be loaded on railcars, trucks, and freight ships. Their dimensions are accepted and used by almost all countries in the world.

Container freight on oceangoing vessels in international traffic must also have a verified gross weight, VGM (Verified Gross Mass). If the shipping documents for a container do not include its verified gross weight, it may not be loaded onto the transport vehicle.

Containers are available in sizes 20 feet, 40 feet, 45 feet, 48 feet, and 53 feet, with different maximum weights depending on the size. The container shipping price varies depending on the size and type of the container. In addition to the different dimensions, there are also two options for loading the goods in the container. Depending on the goods’ volume, it can either be shipped with other goods in a shared container (LCL) or in its own container (FCL). With EDS, you can transport temperature-sensitive goods, chilled or frozen goods, and much more.

The choice of container

To find out which container is most suitable for your goods, we need to start with what the shipment looks like. The biggest factor determining which solution will be the most cost-effective is the size of the goods – how much space they will require in a container. EDS provides different container sizes, which makes it easier to optimize your container shipping price and find the most cost-effective solution based on your needs.


FCL, Full Container Load, refers to transporting goods in its own container. All your goods are sent together without sharing the container with anyone else. FCL is recommended for any shipments over 15 cubic meters.


LCL, Less Container Load, refers to transporting goods in a container shared with other shipper’s goods. It is recommended when your shipment needs less than a full container (either 20 feet or 40 feet). You only book a portion of the container, however much is required for your goods. LCL is the most cost-effective option for smaller volumes and is recommended for shipments below 15 cubic meters. 

lcl eller fcl

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EDS Logistics provides several different modes of transport with container freight. With us you can transport all different types of goods, including dangerous goods.

  • We are available for personal support around the clock.
  • We provide everything from global logistics projects to customs handling.
  • We have extensive experience in international trade and incoterms.

Why choose EDS Logistics

Tailored deliveries

  • Confidence: With us by your side, your shipment is prioritized and cared for.
  • Seamless Logistics: Our team consistently strategize for your delivery need, through proactive information and responsibility.
  • Risk Mitigation: We actively work to mitigate potential risk.
  • Best Delivery Outcomes: 99.5 % delivery accuracy.

Global solutions

  • Global Network: We are a member of an Elite logistics network with reliable agents across the globe.
  • Top-tier Partnerships: Close cooperation with the world’s leading logistics service providers.
  • Expertise: Extensive know-how in specialized logistics.
  • Worldwide Solutions: We offer transportation solutions on a global scale.

On-time delivery

  • Express Deliveries: We manage timely shipments and production line in-time transports.
  • Extensive Experience: We utilize our gathered years of experience.
  • Autonomy: Empowered to identify the best routes and methods.
  • Trustworthy Solutions: Commitment to present the quickest and most reliable options.

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How much does container shipping cost?

The container shipping rate is based on various factors and differs from each delivery depending on the type of goods, volume, and weight. Other factors that may affect the price include the oil price, exchange rate, and which mode of transport you choose and need. We at EDS can provide you with a quote for container shipping within 30 minutes.

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