China is one of most important partners on consumer products. Furniture, clothes, toys, technics are short list of good types imported from China. Containers with goods will ship directly to Estonia or pass through European vendors.
Mostly containers are used for overseas exporting of goods from Estonia. During freight containers pass one of major harbours of Europe, which have direct link to destination harbour. Usual delivery clauses on sea freights are FILO (on imports) and LIFO (on exports).
There are used specific ro-ro trailers for transportation of extra large cargo (above dimensions of sea containers). Cargo is fastened to the trailer with belts and chains. Ro-ro shipping lines include beside ro-ro vessels also usually known ferryboats (cars and vehicles are also subjects of ro-ro).
Cargo ships are able to take oversized cargo, in example with dimensions up to 30m length, 20m width and 7m height. Such oversized cargo is in usually pipes, metal structures, house modules or boats. Sea is best way for transportation of such cargo.
Transportation clauses in sea freights are mostly FILO for imports and LIFO for exports. Letter L means Liner – Shipping company, which cover loading expenditures at I (Input) or O (Output) harbour. F means Free – charges in I or O harbour are not included into cost of freight.
For loading of goods the container should be transported by platform trailers to warehouse or factory or cargo terminal. Small-sized goods (in example bottles, small packages or goods on EUR pallets) are better to transport close to harbour. Transportation of goods is usually cheaper from container transportation.
The classic dimensions of containers are: 20DC (6 meter length), 40DC (12 meters length), 40HC (height 2.7 meters) and 45HC (13.6 meters Length = FTL). DC is abbreviation from Dry Container – usually for dry from sea impacts. HC means High Cube, which is 30cm higher than DC. R means reefer – for temperature controlled cargo.