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Container shipping Antwerp to Malmo

Are you looking for a service to ship a container from Antwerp to Malmo (SEMMA)? Sea freight has many pluses: you can ship heavy cargo for a good price, it is flexible and it is trustworthy. Ship a container overseas with food or cars and other vehicles is very easy with e.g. Korea Marine Transport Corporation. There are many different sizes and types of shipping containers. An important point of attention is a complete full container (FCL) and (LCL) Less Container Load. Via our experts you will get practical information regarding international transport Malmo (SE MMA). We get you practical information about the various sea container types. You can make use of our practical step-by-step plan. Send you shipping details and get a quote with great prices and shipping conditions.

  • Ocean shipping is a quick, trustworthy and cheap way to ship high volume products.
  • Compared to air transport, it has a better carbon footprint and it is cheaper.
  • Sea freight is great for international removals and the transportation of container cargo or cars.
  • The Port of Malmo is a popular port in Sweden.
  • We handle a wide variety of container sizes including: normal 20 & 40 foot, High Cube and Flat Rack, Dry Van, Hard-Top, Tank, Open-Top, Refrigerated containers.

Shipping to Malmo (SEMMA) from Antwerp (BEANR)

shipping container from port antwerp to port of Malmo

Ocean freight shipping is the container freight transportation of cargo by shipping lines. Your products are stored in shipping containers. The middleman (freight forwarder) will reserve a container for you. The cargo will be trucked to the shipping vessel at the port of departure Malmo (SE MMA), and will be shipped by sea to the addressee at the POD (port of destination). You can choose for: port-to-door, door-to-door, port-to-port, door-to-port. In the schedule below we provide you with details about the arrival port.

Port of departurePort of Antwerp (BEANR)
Country of departureBelgium
Port of destinationPort of Malmo
Country of destinationSweden
Port CodeSEMMA
Transit Time+/- 1 days
Shipping rates$
Local addressTerminalgatan 18 Box 566 Malmo 201 25 Sweden
Telephone number460406804100

Freight Forwarder Antwerp – port of Malmo

  1. Enter freight details

    Enter the origin of shipment and the destination harbor. Decide how you want to export: (FCL) full containers or LCL (Less than Container Load). Also select the desired size (twenty foot, forty foot or a high cube).

  2. Pack you load

    As a starting point, ensure the freight is properly packaged. To avoid damage, make sure everything is securely placed on pallets. Your load also need to be labelled in the right way.

  3. Common Export Documents

    If you ship goods to Malmo (SEMMA), you need to share up-to-date export documents (on behalf of national customs): commercial invoice, packing declaration, bill of lading, export/import customs declaration, packing list. A Bill of Lading is a standard-form document provided by a carrier to a shipper to confirm that the goods match the description listed on the paperwork and confirm that the items are well packed for shipment.

  4. Selecting the best Incoterms

    Incoterms are relevant for traders to agree on the most important contractual terms and obligations for global trade. The chosen Incoterm decides how much responsibility you have for transit, insurance and customs clearance. These are the most commonly chosen terms in sea freight: Ex Works (EXW), Free On Board (FOB), Delivery Duty Paid (DDP).

  5. Track Sea Cargo

    Use the Online Container & Freight Tracking System to check where your container is right now. You will get a notification when the cargo is departed from Port of Loading (POL), has been transferred to the POD (port of destination) and when the cargo has reached its desired final destination.

Sea freight from Malmo (SEMMA) to Antwerp (BEANR): find a container that suits your cargo

You are going to ship a container from port of Malmo – (SE MMA) to port of Antwerp – (BE ANR)? It is crucial to pick the right container type. They are available in different sizes (twenty foot, forty foot) and all kind of container conditions (FCL shipping or LCL shipping). Many shipping lines operate on this route. From the port, many freights are transported to cities such as Malmö, Staffanstorp, Lund, Landskrona, Trelleborg, Eslöv, Helsingborg, Ystad, Höganäs, Ängelholm, Hässleholm, Kristianstad, Halmstad, Karlshamn, Falkenberg, Ljungby, Ronneby, Varberg, Karlskrona, Växjö. In the next chapter you can read all important information about the most commonly seen options for sea freight. Also click further for information about Hard-Top Container.

from harbor Malmo SE MMA to antwerp BE ANR

Explanation about a twenty foot container

20. ft. containers (a.k.a. dry van) is the most commonly type for shipment in ocean freight. They are easy to stack, which give you lower handling and shipping costs. Particularly suitable for the transport of personal effects and international movings. Good to know: The term “TEU” stands for twenty-foot equivalent unit.

  • This box is a very suitable choice for transporting cargo by sea.
  • The size of a 20-foot container is: 5,9 x 2,4 x 2,4 meter.
  • A 20 foot holds 11 pallets in one tier.
  • The maximum load is about +/- 27.300 kg.

Advantages of a 40ft container

A40 foot container is standard applied to shipping bulk goods. You can pack a lot of cargo in this. This makes it an excellent choice for transporting bulk goods by sea. Tip: there exist a bigger and higher ‘high cube’ edition. It has an exterior height of 9’6” (1 foot taller than normal). Stuff can be stacked high.

  • Used for dry freight of all kinds.
  • The dimensions are as follows: L 12.19m x W 2.44m x H 2.59m.
  • It can hold 23-24 Euro pallets or 20-21 standard pallets in one row.
  • Important: maximum load weight of +/- 28.200 kilogram.

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What is a Full Container (FCL)?

When you want to ship large quantities of goods, then you can book your own full container. The abbreviation FCL stands for Full Container Load. You don’t need to share it with other merchandise. The advantages are great: optimal transit time, less likely to damage your goods (as the container just contains your goods) and you take advantage of economies of scale. There are of course also drawbacks: the transport over land is more complex (truck) and less convenient delivery options. Transporting cargo from another port? Also see Rotterdam to Malmo (SEMMA) or Hamburg to Malmo (SEMMA).

  • The premise of FCL is that you get the universal right to your own container.
  • Load directly from factory or storage.
  • When you send more than 10 standard pallets.
  • Available at: e.g. Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, COSCO, CMA CGM.

Information about LCL containers

If a large full container is unnecessary, aks our freight forwarders to possibilities for a shared container. Logistics experts treat that as a LCL (Less Than Container Load) agreement. The goal of LCL is that you share the container with other importers. There are many benefits like: it’s perfect for shipping small loads, reduces the costs of keeping a high inventory of goods stored and more options during peak shipping season. Pay attention: when you ship enough volume to fill more than half a container, then you better go for FCL. The cost of LCL is based on the dimensions of the package i.e. the length, width.

  • LCL Means that means that you transport your cargo via a partial container.
  • Cost effective for shipments between 3 m3 and 15 m3.
  • You only pay for the space you need in a shipping.
  • Easier to book during peak season.
  • Available at: e.g. HMM, Yang Ming, ZIM, Wan Hai, Evergreen.

Information about other types of containers

There exist a lot of box-types for the shipment of your goods. Each type of cargo requires a different approach. A Dry van is the most common type of freight transportation. There are specially developed transport options for oils or chemicals, flowers, fruit or high class goods. We explain everything below. Be sure to check out the transport options to Iquique (CLIQQ), port of Kristiansand (NOKRS), Abidjan (CIABJ) harbor and terminal Tallinn (EETLL).

  • Bulk Containers: often used for dry bulk cargo like grain and coal.
  • Flat Rack Containers: it is flat and cargo can be loaded either from the sides or from the top.
  • Hard-Top Containers: have a steel roof instead of a tarp.
  • High-Cube Containers: it is 1 foot taller than the standard height of shipping containers.
  • Insulated Containers: a type of packaging used to ship temperature sensitive products.
  • Open-Top Containers: e.g. for Machinery require space for their tops to stick out.
  • Palletwide Containers: are adequate for shipping Euro-pallets because of the interior dimensions.
  • Refrigerated Containers: cold air blows from the refrigeration unit through the vents at the bottom of the reefer.
  • Tank Containers: for the transport of all types of bulk liquid by rail, road and sea.
  • Ventilated Containers: suitable for goods that evaporate a lot of condensation.

Load types: what kind of stuff are you going to ship?

Exporting load by ocean from Antwerp (BEANR) to Malmo (SEMMA) has lots of advantages: it is very efficient, particularly interesting for bulk cargo and containers can also be used for further transportation by road or rail. The main categories of ocean cargo transported by sea include: dry bulk, neo bulk, containerized, break bulk, roll on/roll off. Below we explain some goods/cargo.

  • Car shipping: a professional company ships your vehicle internationally.
  • House Moving: fast and cheap way for international relocations.
  • Removals (Household Goods): have your household effects delivered quickly and reliably to another house.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. kerosene, petroleum, biofuels, hydrogen, gasoline, chemicals.
  • Dry Bulk: coal, grain, iron ore and salt, coils, sand, plates.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): vessel has facilities to enable road or rail vehicles to roll on and roll off.
  • Breakbulk: goods that are stowed on board ship in individually counted units.
  • Retail & other: goods like electronic goods, sports equipment, clothes, toys, art and antiques and furniture, fashion, drinks, shoes, food.

FAQ: everything you need to know about international transport

What is the estimated transit time from Antwerp to Malmo?

Shipping a container from Antwerp (BE) to Malmo takes about 1 days. The ship has to cover a distance of about 525 nautical miles (nmi). 1 NM is about 1.85 km. The total distance is 972 km. If you choose transport by sea, you will have to deal with ETD and ETA. ETD provides information on the date and time the ship will leave the seaport. Estimated time of arrival (ETA) is the date and time that a shipment is predicted to arrive. The precise shipping time depends on condition of the hull and the propeller, wind force and wind direction and any technical malfunctions.

How much does it cost to ship a container to Malmo (SEMMA)?

Shipping rates from Antwerp (Belgium) to Malmo (Sweden) are relatively cheap. The total costs are determined by various ingredients such as type of goods transported, the total distance to the delivery destination and exchange rates. Fill in the request form for additional information, transit time and current rates.

Which customs documents are required for my shipment?

When you are exporting goods to Malmo, there are documents you need for customs clearance. The following documents need to be in place for effective and easy customs clearance. Insurance Certificate, Bill of Lading, Import/export Licenses, Commercial Invoice, Certificate of Origin, Letter of Credit. For additional information and answers to questions please contact the customs of Sweden or view the website of the port/government (

What are Incoterms, and which one is the best to ship with

Incoterms decide the responsibility of both the exporter and also the importer of goods. Common used agreement models for international container shipping are FOB and CIF. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the seller bears responsibility for the costs of transporting the cargo to the port of destination. Terms of Free on Board (FOB): the seller has the responsibility for the cargo until they are handed over to the delivery company. Other commonly used Incoterms 2000 are e.g. Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Ex Works (EXW), Free Carrier (FCA), Carriage Paid To (CPT) + Cost and Freight (CFR), Delivered At Place (DAP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU).

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