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Container shipping Antwerp to Niigata

Are you looking for a service to ship a container from Antwerp to Niigata (JPKIJ)? Sea freight offers many opportunities: it is suitable to ship large volumes for low prices, it is efficient and it is safe. Shipping a container with sea freight such as refrigerated cargo or semi-finished goods is very easy with e.g. Wan Hai Lines. When you are exporting, you can choose from different types of containers. You have to choose between a full container just for your freight (FCL) and a partial filled container (LCL). Via our transport specialists we share useful information for international transport Niigata (JP KIJ). We provide comprehensive information about the different types of sea containers. Besides this we share a step-by-step import plan. Send us your details and get a quote with a competitive rate.

  • Ocean shipping is a good, trouble-free and affordable way to transport bulk containers.
  • When you compare it with air shipments, it has a better carbon footprint and it is cheaper.
  • Sea freight is an often chosen option for worldwide relocations and importing vegetables or equipment.
  • The Port of Niigata is one of the biggest ports of Japan.
  • The range of containers includes: 20 foot, 40 foot and Flat Rack, Dry Van, Hard-Top, Open-Top, Ventilated, Tank containers.

Shipping to Niigata (JPKIJ) from Antwerp (BEANR)

shipping container from port antwerp to port of Niigata

Ocean freight shipping is the most economical mode of global transportation. Your material is loaded into the container. The freight forwarder company have a special container prepared. Your goods are loaded into the shipping vessel at the departing port Niigata (JP KIJ), and will be shipped over the sea to the terminal at the POD. You need to make a choose out of: door-to-door, port-to-port, port-to-door, door-to-port. In the next section you will find some basic data of the arrival port.

Port of departurePort of Antwerp (BEANR)
Country of departureBelgium
Port of destinationPort of Niigata
Country of destinationJapan
Port CodeJPKIJ
Transportation time+/- 55 days
Shipping prices$
Office address4-1 Shinko-cho, Niigata City, Niigata 950-8570, Japan
Phone number81025-280-5456

Freight Forwarder Antwerp – port of Niigata

  1. Details of your shipment

    Enter the port of departure and destination of shipment. Decide if you will ship (FCL) full containers or LCL (Less than Container Load). You can also choose the size of the container (twenty foot, forty foot or a high cube).

  2. Pack you load

    Obviously, ensure the cargo is packed appropriately for carriage. To prevent accidents, it is best to pack the freight on pallets. You must also put a label on the freight.

  3. Common Export Documents

    In the situations that you export cargo to Niigata (JPKIJ), you need to share required export documents (for the national customs): packing list, certificates of origin, commercial invoice, export/import customs declaration, packing declaration. A Bill of Lading is a standard-form document released by a shipping agency or carrier to the shipper to confirm that the goods match the description listed on the paperwork and that the freight has been booked correctly.

  4. Selecting the best Incoterms

    Incoterms are the terms used in international shipping to define the rights and obligations of both the buyer and seller. The chosen Incoterm decides who is responsible for e.g insurance, transport and all documents. Much chosen incoterms are Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF), Free On Board (FOB), Ex Works (EXW).

  5. Track shipment

    Use the track and trace service to see where your cargo is right now. You can see exactly when the cargo is departed from Port of Loading (POL), has arrived at the destination (POD) and when the carrier arrived at the final location.

Sea freight from Niigata (JPKIJ) to Antwerp (BEANR): select your container

You want to ship a container from port of Niigata – (JP KIJ) to port of Antwerp – (BE ANR)? It is highly recommended to book the right container for your cargo. They are available in different sizes (20ft & 40ft) and multiple transport options (FCL shipping or LCL shipping). Several major international shipping lines operate here. There is a good connection to important cities nearby. In the text box below we put everything together and offer information about the most popular boxes. Check also more information about Hard-Top Container.

from harbor Niigata JP KIJ to antwerp BE ANR

Specifications of a 20ft container

20. ft. containers (some people call it dry van) is the most commonly used size. They are easy to load, access, and handle, so the transport costs are quite low. Very suitable for the transport of personal effects and movings. Pro tip: 1 TEU is equivalent to 1 20 feet long container.

  • A very popular box for the transportation of cargo via ocean shipments.
  • A 20-foot container has a surface area of: 6,06 x 2,44 x 2,59.
  • A 20 foot holds 11 pallets in one tier.
  • In terms of weight load, the following applies: +/- 27.800 kilogram.

Specifications of a forty foot container

In addition to the small one, there is also a larger 40 foot container. Te 40ft is twice as big as the more standard 20ft. This makes it a very popular choice for shipping large quantities of goods. In conclusion, there are also special 40 foot containers such as the ‘high cube’ version. Thereby you have a little more height. Ideal if you have high cargo.

  • Taller and bulkier than the standard containers.
  • The dimensions are as follows: 12200 mm × 2440 mm × 2590 mm.
  • The 40’ft container can hold up to 24 EU pallets.
  • The maximum load is +/- 28.200 kilogram.

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Full Container (FCL)

I case you are going to ship a lot of stuff, than you can reserve your own full container. Freight forwarders then refer to it as FCL (Full Container Load). You don’t have to share space with others. It is a popular transport method: efficient transit time, damage is lessened and you take advantage of economies of scale. Important to mention: the transshipment is more complex and less convenient delivery options. Departing from another port? Also check out Rotterdam to Niigata (JPKIJ) and Hamburg to Niigata (JPKIJ).

  • The meaning of FCL is: one single container is booked exclusively for the transportation of cargo.
  • Ideal for bulk items and large-volume products.
  • Economically viable when the shipment occupies 15 m3 or more.
  • Available at: e.g. Maersk, COSCO, CMA CGM, ONE, MSC.

Details about Less than container (LCL)

With a small freight, your goods will be shipped with other cargo. Transport specialists call this Less Than Container Load (LCL). The idea of LCL is that shipments from various parties are combined to fill up one container. You benefit from many advantages: you pay only for the volume you need, less inventory costs & management and more options during peak shipping season. Important: if you have a cargo load that is more than half a container unit, it is often cheaper to book a full container. LCL cost is calculated by shipping dimensions, weight, and number of pieces.

  • The premise of LCL is that you reserve space in a partial container.
  • Cost effective for shipments between 3,5 m3 – 14 m3.
  • You just pay for the used volume of the full container.
  • More Availability During Peak Season.
  • Available at: e.g. POL, ZIM, Evergreen, Yang Ming, Wan Hai.

Other types of containers and customization

There are many different types of boxes available for ocean transport. Shipping companies offer a suitable solution for every cargo type. The Dry van is suitable for many common goods. Special boxes are also being used for liquid bulk, flowers, fruit or fragile items. You can read all about it in the section below. We also provide more information about sea transportation to Fos sur Mer (FRFOS), port of Lae (PGLAE), Muara (BNMUA) harbor and terminal Matadi (CDMAT).

  • Bulk Containers: used for transport of foodstuffs or bulk such as like grain and ore.
  • Flat Rack Containers: versatile containers that make it possible for you to ship unique cargo.
  • Hard-Top Containers: for shipping heavy to very heavy cargo.
  • High-Cube Containers: an intermodal storage unit with an external height of 9ft. 6in.
  • Insulated Containers: for e.g. pharmaceutical products, fresh produce, beverages, frozen goods, and chemicals.
  • Open-Top Containers: for heavy goods which are difficult to be loaded sideways.
  • Palletwide Containers: are adequate for shipping Euro-pallets because of the interior dimensions.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are big fridges that are used to transport temperature controlled cargoes.
  • Tank Containers: are used to deliver hazardous and non-hazardous products.
  • Ventilated Containers: suitable for goods that evaporate a lot of condensation.

Kind of freight: which items do you want to transport by sea?

Transporting load by sea from Antwerp (BEANR) to Niigata (JPKIJ) is very popular because of low maintenance cost, it is effective for large quantities of goods and eco-friendly. The main categories of ocean cargo exported via sea lines are: neo bulk, liquid bulk, break bulk, roll on/roll off, containerized. Below we give an explanation.

  • Car shipping: it saves money and time to to have your vehicle shipped.
  • House Moving: your international relocation will be less time-consuming and more efficient.
  • Removals (Household Goods): your household effects are shipped precisely and neatly.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. chemicals, gasoline, hydrogen, kerosene, diesel, biofuels.
  • Dry Bulk: coal, grain, iron ore and plates, salt, cement, coils.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): vessel for wheeled freight-carrying equipment.
  • Breakbulk: small containers of freight are unloaded from pallets and packed into the ship’s hold.
  • Retail & other: products like clothes, art and antiques, electronic goods, sports equipment, toys and furniture, machines, drinks, shoes, fashion.

FAQ: current topics around international transport

What is the sea shipping time for goods from Antwerp to Niigata?

Shipping a container from Antwerp (BE) to Niigata lasts about 55 days. The distance between the two ports is about 13000 nautical miles (nmi). Converted that is 24076 km. When you have booked a sea freight you will receive updates about the ETD and ETA. ETD provides information on the date and time the ship will leave the seaport. ETA stands for Estimated time of arrival of the ship or truck. Shipping time is subject to condition of the hull, the sea conditions and possible maintenance.

How expensive is shipping a container to Niigata (JPKIJ)?

Shipping rates from Antwerp (Belgium) to Niigata (Japan) are relatively cheap. The total cost is subject to important aspects like cargo volume and weight, period of the year and supply and demand. Contact us for a clear quote and estimated shipping time.

Which customs documents do you need?

When sending goods to Niigata, then you should also think about customs clearance. The following documents should be provided: Import/export Licenses, Certificate of Origin, Packing List, Letter of Credit, Commercial Invoice, Insurance Certificate. For additional information, you can contact the customs of Japan or take a look at the website (

What is the best Incoterm for my shipment?

Incoterms are a set of globally recognized trade rules organized into 11 abbreviated terms. The most common terms for sea transport are FOB and CIF. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the exporter takes care of the costs of transporting the cargo to the named port of destination. The meaning of Free on Board (FOB) is the seller has the responsibility for the goods until they are loaded onto a shipping vessel. Other Incoterms 2000 you can choose from are: Free Carrier (FCA), Ex Works (EXW), Free Alongside Ship (FAS), Carriage Paid To (CPT) & Delivered At Place (DAP), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP), Cost and Freight (CFR).

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