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Container shipping Antwerp to New York

Are you looking for ways to ship a container from Antwerp to New York (USNYC)? Sea freight offers many opportunities: you can ship many goods for an attractive price, it’s transparant and it’s more than 50% cheaper than air. Transporting a container by sea with liquid bulk or cars and other vehicles can be done via e.g. X-Press Feeders. When you are exporting, you can choose from and a wide range of container types. Shipping lines offer the choice between (FCL) full containers and a container with combined cargo (LCL). Via this website you will receive dedicated information for the purpose of international transport New York (US NYC). We provide comprehensive information about the different types of containers. Besides this we share a a practical step-by-step plan where we explain everything in 5 steps. Describe what you want to transport and you will get a competitive quote with market prices.

  • Ocean shipping is a smart, sure and cost-effective way to ship heavy and bulky goods.
  • When we compare it to air transport, there are fewer restrictions and it is far cheaper.
  • Sea freight is great for international movings and exporting refrigerated cargo or bikes.
  • The Port of New York is an important hub in United States.
  • The range of containers includes: 20 foot, 40 foot and Hard-Top, Dry Van, Flat Rack, Ventilated, Tank, Refrigerated containers.

Shipping to New York (USNYC) from Antwerp (BEANR)

shipping container from port antwerp to port of New York

Ocean freight shipping is a cost-effective option to ship goods internationally. Your material is transferred in shipping containers. The freight forwarder (intermediary) ensures that a container is ready. The freight goes by truck to the shipping vessel at the departing port New York (US NYC), and will be shipped by sea to the recipient at the POD. There are different kind of options: door-to-door, port-to-port, port-to-door, door-to-port. In the table below we share important information about the port of destination.

Port of departurePort of Antwerp (BEANR)
Country of departureBelgium
Port of destinationPort of New York
Country of destinationUnited States
Port CodeUSNYC
Transit Time+/- 27 days
Shipping rates$$$$
Local address225 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003,United States

Freight Forwarder Antwerp – port of New York

  1. Cargo details

    Enter the port of departure and the arrival port. Determine your container terms: full containers (FCL) or Less Container Load (LCL). Also choose the size of the container (twenty foot, forty foot or a high cube).

  2. Pack you load

    Primarily, make sure the freight is packed securely. To avoid damage, we advise to put everything on pallets. You must also put a label on the freight.

  3. Export documents

    When exporting cargo to New York (USNYC), you will have to provide up-to-date export documents (for correct national customs papers): bill of lading, commercial invoice, certificates of origin, packing list, export/import customs declaration. A Bill of Lading is a legal document issued by the carrier or agent to acknowledge the receipt of cargo and that they are ready to be shipped.

  4. Determine the desired Incoterm

    An incoterm is a set of rules to define responsibility and liability for shipment of the goods. The Incoterm determines who bears responsibility for e.g. insurance, transport and all documents. Frequently used incoterms are Ex Works (EXW), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF), Delivery Duty Paid (DDP).

  5. Track Sea Cargo

    Use the Ocean Shipment Tracking to see where your shipping is at this moment. You can get a sms or mail when the vessel is departed from the port of origin (POO), arrived at Port of Discharge (POD) and when the cargo has reached its final destination.

Sea freight from New York (USNYC) to Antwerp (BEANR): match your cargo with container type

You are going to ship a container from port of New York – (US NYC) to port of Antwerp – (BE ANR)? It is necessary to find the right container type. Based on your load you choose a size (20 ft, 40 ft) and methods (LCL shipping or FCL shipment). Well-known shipping lines are APL, China Shipping, CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hamburg Sud, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, NYK, OOCL, ZIM. Important towns around the port are New York, Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City, Union City, West New York, Guttenberg, Secaucus, North Bergen, Fairview, Bayonne, Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Ridgefield, Kearny, Harrison, North Arlington, Palisades Park, Newark, Lyndhurst. Below we help you choose the right type and provide info about the most common sizes and types. We are happy to provide you with more information about Furniture transport.

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Explanation about a 20 ft container

Twenty Foot Containers (sometimes also called dry van) is the most common and available size. They are easy to transport, so the transport costs are quite low. Widely used for transporting personal stuff and international removals. What you might not know: 1 Teu means Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

  • The most commonly used box for transporting cargo via the ocean.
  • A 20-foot container has a surface area of: 6,06 x 2,44 x 2,59.
  • The container can be loaded with 11 pallets.
  • A lot can be loaded in terms of goods weight: +/- 27.500 kilogram.

What you need to know about the 40 ft container

The 40 foot container is the big brother of the 20 foot model. Many types of goods can be shipped within these boxes. This makes it a popular choice for shipping large sea freight. Finally, 40ft containers are also available as ‘high cube’ edition. It has an exterior height of 9’6” (1 foot taller than normal). Stuff can be stacked high.

  • Perfect for larger shipments.
  • It has the following dimensions: 12,0 x 2,4 x 2,3 m.
  • Up to 23 Europallets can be stuffed in a 40′ container.
  • The max. weight is limited to +/- 28.200 kg.

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When is a FCL container a good choice?

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 space with others like LCL. It is a popular transport method: efficient transit time, less potential for damage and and it costs less at the bottom of the line. Pay attention to the disadvantages: it is not efficient for small cargo types and unloading can be a hassle. Do you want to send items from another port? Check also Rotterdam to New York (USNYC) or Hamburg to New York (USNYC).

  • What we mean by FCL is that you temporarily own a complete container.
  • Load directly from factory or storage.
  • It is cheaper when the shipment uses more than 10 pallets.
  • Available at: e.g. COSCO, CMA CGM, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE.

Information about Less than container (LCL)

With a small freight, then your freight will be bundled with other freights. Logistics experts treat that as a LCL (Less Than Container Load) agreement. LCL Means that means that you just pay for the amount of space used in a single container. You benefit from many advantages: perfect for shipping small loads, reduces the costs of keeping a high inventory of goods stored and more flexible during intense shipping season. Notable: when you ship enough volume to fill more than half a container, then FCL is probably your best bet. The total shipping costs are related to the dimensions of the package i.e. the length, width.

  • LCL Means that means that you reserve space in a partial container.
  • Cost effective for shipments between 3,5 m3 – 15,5 m3.
  • Freight costs are typically based on cargo volume.
  • Wide availability in all months of the year.
  • Available at: e.g. Wan Hai, ZIM, POL, Evergreen, Yang Ming.

Other container types for special loads

There is a wide range of boxes for transporting your cargo. There is a suitable solution for every type of cargo. A Dry van is the most common type of freight transportation. Special boxes are also being used for oil, petroleum, and freshwater, grain, flour, or other special goods. We give a short explanation below. Be sure to check out the transport options to King Abdul Aziz Port (SADMN), port of Cat Lai (VNCLI), Caucedo (DOCAU) harbor and terminal New Orleans (USMSY).

  • Bulk Containers: very suitable for dry bulk goods such as wheat, rice and corn.
  • Flat Rack Containers: a flat rack only has walls or support post on the ends.
  • Hard-Top Containers: the roof can be removed if necessary.
  • High-Cube Containers: an intermodal storage unit with an external height of 9ft. 6in.
  • Insulated Containers: a type of packaging used to ship temperature sensitive products.
  • Open-Top Containers: for heavy goods which are difficult to be loaded sideways.
  • Palletwide Containers: designed to accommodate a larger amount of Euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers maintain a stable temperature inside.
  • Tank Containers: are basically, cylindrical vessels held within a standard 20ft ISO frame.
  • Ventilated Containers: used to transport cargo with good moisture contents which requires ventilation while transit.

Kind of cargo: what are you going to transport?

Shipping cargo by sea from Antwerp (BEANR) to New York (USNYC) has many benefits: attractive prices, it is effective for large quantities of goods and minimal restrictions. The main categories of ocean cargo exported via sea lines are: dry bulk, roll on/roll off, break bulk, liquid bulk, containerized. Below you will find a brief summary.

  • Car shipping: your vehicle will be loaded and shipped to the port of your choice.
  • House Moving: solid help and assistance for relocation.
  • Removals (Household Goods): all your household effects shipped inexpensive and insured.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. gasoline, petroleum, diesel, chemicals, hydrogen, biofuels.
  • Dry Bulk: iron ore, coal, grain but also sand, salt, sugar, rods.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): the vessel is designed so that vehicles or loads can be entered straight by rolling.
  • Breakbulk: relates to trades where the cargoes are carried in unitized form.
  • Retail & other: cargo like toys, electronic goods, clothes, sports equipment, medical/pharmacy + furniture, food, shoes, fashion, machines.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about international transport

How long does it take to ship from Antwerp to New York?

Shipping a container from Antwerp (BE) to New York lasts about 27 days. The ship has to cover a distance of about 6550 nautical miles (NM). That is about 12131 km. If you make a sea shipment, you have to take into account 2 important values (ETD and ETA). Estimated time of departure (ETD) is when the ship is estimated to leave the port. ETA is the date and time at which the vessel is expected to arrive at the dock. The exact shipping time has several factors: vessel speed, wind force and direction and type of cargo.

How expensive is shipping a container to New York (USNYC)?

Shipping rates from Antwerp (Belgium) to New York (United States) are relatively expensive. The total cost is subject to various features such as the size of the container, transit time and pickup charges and Please contact us for the best rates and current transit times.

What customs documents are needed?

When shipping goods to New York, then you must have the administration in order for customs clearance. The following documents need to be in place for effective and easy customs clearance. Commercial Invoice, Letter of Credit, Import/export Licenses, Certificate of Origin, Bill of Lading, Insurance Certificate. For more information about these duties you can contact the customs of United States or visit the website of the port / gouvernment (

What are Incoterms and which ones should you know?

Incoterms define who is responsible for each phase of shipping process. The most popular Incoterms for sea transport are CIF and FOB. Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) means the exporting party takes care of the carriage of the goods up to the port of destination specified by the buyer. By Free on Board (FOB) we mean the selling party is fully liable for the goods until the goods are loaded on board the ship. Optionally one can also select one of the other Incoterms 2000 such as Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Ex Works (EXW), Free Carrier (FCA), Free Alongside Ship (FAS) and Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), Delivered At Place (DAP), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP).

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