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Container shipping Hamburg to Karleby

You are planning to ship a container from Hamburg to Kokkola (FIKOK)? Sea freight offers many opportunities: you can ship large volumes at low costs, it is flexible and it has live tracking. Transporting containers with freight like gas-based fuels or cars and other vehicles is easy with shippinglines like Hapag-Lloyd. There are many different sizes and types of shipping containers. An important distinction is a complete full container (FCL) and (LCL) Less Container Load. Via our portal we offer actual information with a view to international transport Kokkola (FI KOK). We provide you with comprehensive information about the different types of containers. You will also find a step-by-step export plan. Mail us with your needs and receive a quote with market prices.

  • Ocean shipping is a professional, secure and cheap way to transport bulk containers.
  • Compared to air freight, it is far cheaper and you can easily transport large shipments.
  • Sea freight is great for international relocations and the transportation of food or factory parts.
  • The Port of Karleby is an important logistics artery in Finland.
  • Commonly container types are: normal 20 & 40 foot, High Cube and Insulated, Dry Van, Flat Rack, Refrigerated, Ventilated, Tank containers.

Shipping to Kokkola (FIKOK) from Hamburg (DEHAM)

shipping container from port hamburg to port of Karleby

Ocean freight shipping is the process of shipping goods by sea using containers. Your personal stuff is stored in shipping containers. The intermediary (freight forwarder) will reserve a container for you. A truck transports the cargo to the shipping vessel at the port of origin Kokkola (FI KOK), and will be shipped by ocean to the agent at the POD. There are different kind of options: port-to-port, door-to-port, door-to-door, port-to-port. In the table below we share facts about the arrival port.

Port of departurePort of Hamburg (DEHAM)
Country of departureGermany
Port of destinationPort of Karleby
Country of destinationFinland
Port CodeFIKOK
Transportation time+/- 7 days
Shipping prices$
Local addressSatamakatu 53, 67900 Kokkola, Kokkola, Finland
Phone number358(0)68242400

Freight Forwarder Hamburg – port of Karleby

  1. Shipment details

    Enter the departing port and the arrival port. Decide if you will ship FCL (Full Container Load) or a container with combined cargo (LCL). Also choose the dimensions of the container (20ft, 40ft of 40ft HC).

  2. Packing the container

    First of all, ensure the freight is properly packaged. To transport the cargo in good condition, it is best to pack the freight on pallets. Make sure your cargo is labelled correctly.

  3. Documents Required for Exporting

    In the situations that you export cargo to Kokkola (FIKOK), you will need required export documents (on behalf of national customs): bill of lading, commercial invoice, export/import customs declaration, packing declaration, certificates of origin. A Bill of Lading is a required document that is completed by a carrier confirming goods were received in an acceptable condition and that they are ready to be shipped.

  4. Make a choice for Incoterms

    An incoterm is a set of rules to define the seller’s and buyer’s responsibilities. The agreed Incoterm determines who is responsible for e.g insurance, transport and all documents. Widely used incoterms are Ex Works (EXW), Free On Board (FOB), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF).

  5. Track and Trace shipment

    Use cargo tracking to see where your freight is right now. You can see in realtime when the cargo is departed from POL (Port of loading), has arrived at the destination (POD) and when the cargo was transported to the ultimate recipient.

Sea freight from Kokkola (FIKOK) to Hamburg (DEHAM): pick your container

You received an order and want to ship a container from port of Karleby – (FI KOK) to port of Hamburg – (DE HAM)? It is highly recommended to find the right container type. They come in different sizes (20 foot, 40 foot) and different container specifications (FCL shipping or LCL shipment). Several shipping lines operate on this route. There is a good connection to important cities nearby. Below you can compare all types and read more about the most popular container types. We also offer more information about LCL Shipping.

from harbor Kokkola FI KOK to hamburg DE HAM

Advantages of a 20 ft container

20. ft. containers (some people call it dry van) is the most commonly type for shipment in ocean freight. They are quite easy to transport, which give you lower handling and shipping costs. Suitable for all types of cargo, including personal items or international movings. What you might not know: 1 TEU is equivalent to 1 20 feet long container.

  • A very popular box for sending goods with transport ships.
  • The dimensions of a 20-foot container are: 5,9 x 2,4 x 2,4 meter.
  • Usually, 9-11 pallets are able to fit in one TEU.
  • The maximum allowable load is +/- 27.300 kilogram.

Details of a 40 FT container

The 40 foot container is the largest of the standard shipping containers. Many kinds of products can be loaded and stored in it. All this makes it a very effective means for shipping large volumes of cargo. Finally, people can also opt for the 40 foot container ‘high cube’ deal. You’ve got just a little extra height. Ideal if you have high cargo.

  • Often chosen for large loads.
  • The format is universal: 12.025m long x 2.352m wide x 2.393m high.
  • It can carry between 23 and 24 Europallets in one tier.
  • The maximum load is +/- 28.100 kg.

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Information about Full Container (FCL)

If you want to ship a lot of cargo, it is best to book a full container. Within the logistics sector this is called FCL (Full Container Load). You don’t need to share space with others like LCL. It is a popular transport method: Usually a faster transit time, a smaller chance of damage to the freight and the rates are more favorable. Important to mention: you need large volume to be viable and less convenient delivery options. Another departure port? Also check Antwerp to Kokkola (FIKOK) and Rotterdam to Kokkola (FIKOK).

  • The idea of FCL is that you book a single container exclusively for your cargo transportation only.
  • Perfect for bulk, expensive and fragile goods.
  • Recommended for shipments from 15 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. MSC, Hapag-Lloyd, COSCO, Maersk, ONE.

(LCL) Less than container

When you have too little goods to fill a full container, aks our freight forwarders to possibilities for a shared container. Transport specialists call this Less Than Container Load (LCL). The goal of LCL is that you share the space in the container and the shipping costs, with other businesses. There are many positive aspects to mention like: it’s perfect for shipping small loads, less inventory costs & management and it is more flexible during peak-times. Pay attention: if you can fill more than half of a container, then you better go for FCL. The shipping costs are calculated on the basis of volume and weight.

  • LCL Means that means that your cargo is transported in a partial container.
  • The best choice for a charge between 2,5 m3 – 13 m3.
  • Freight costs are typically based on cargo volume.
  • Can be booked via practical all shipping lines.
  • Available at: e.g. Wan Hai, ZIM, Evergreen, HMM, POL.

Alternative container types

The range of boxes is very diverse for the international transport of your cargo by sea. Shipping companies offer a suitable solution for every cargo type. The Dry van is suitable for many common goods. There are also special possibilities for oil, petroleum, and freshwater, vegetables and fruit or very exclusive stuff. You can read all about it in the section below. Are you looking for another destination? Also look at possibilities for Shantou (CNSWA), port of Ain Sukhna Terminal (EGAIS), Qingdao (CNQIN) harbor and terminal Jakarta (IDJKT).

  • Bulk Containers: used for transport of foodstuffs or bulk such as wheat and grains.
  • Flat Rack Containers: the walls allows for the loading of cargo from the top and/or sides.
  • Hard-Top Containers: with a hard steel roof that can be used or removed.
  • High-Cube Containers: it is 1 foot taller than the standard height of shipping containers.
  • Insulated Containers: for shipping of products that need to be maintained at specific temperatures.
  • Open-Top Containers: also have end doors, like closed containers, to give flexibility for loading and unloading.
  • Palletwide Containers: designed to accommodate a larger amount of Euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are perfect for refrigerated transport of nutritional goods and medicaments.
  • Tank Containers: are basically, cylindrical vessels held within a standard 20ft ISO frame.
  • Ventilated Containers: suitable for goods that evaporate a lot of condensation.

Kind of freight: what kind of stuff are you going to ship?

Importing goods by ocean from Hamburg (DEHAM) to Karleby (FIKOK) have all kinds of advantages: attractive costs, it is effective for large quantities of goods and it’s better for the environment than air freight. Much seen ocean cargo via sea import/export routes are: break bulk, dry bulk, neo bulk, roll on/roll off, liquid bulk. Below you will find a brief summary.

  • Car shipping: it saves money and time to to have your vehicle shipped.
  • 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. petroleum, chemicals, diesel, gasoline, kerosene, hydrogen.
  • Dry Bulk: iron ore, coal, grain but also plates, coils, sugar, rods.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): a vessel transporting wheeled cargo (cars/trucks,trailers,etc).
  • Breakbulk: consists of goods transported, stored and handled piecemeal to some degree.
  • Retail & other: items like toys, medical/pharmacy, art and antiques, clothes, sports equipment + furniture, drinks, fashion, food, shoes.

FAQ: everything you need to know about international transport

What is the transit time from Hamburg to Kokkola?

Shipping a container from Hamburg (DE) to Karleby takes around 7 days. The distance between the two ports is about 1350 nautical miles (M). Converted that is 2500 km. When you export something, you get 2 types of important values: ETD and ETA. ETD means the date and time the vessel will leave the dock. ETA is the date that the shipment arrives in the destination country. The shipping time is determined on the basis of the speed of the boat, wind force and wind direction and port inspection.

How much does it cost to ship a container to Kokkola (FIKOK)?

Shipping rates from Hamburg (Germany) to Karleby (Finland) are relatively cheap. The actual costs are determined by important aspects like type of goods transported, transit time and the Incoterms you have agreed on. Fill in the application form for more information, a price proposal and transit time.

What documents do you need for customs?

When you are sending goods to Kokkola, 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. Insurance Certificate, Certificate of Origin, Letter of Credit, Packing List, Bill of Lading, Commercial Invoice. For additional information and answers to questions please contact the customs of Finland or take a look at the website (

Which incoterm is best for me?

Incoterms define the responsibilities and obligations of the buyer and seller. For transport by ship we usually use CIF and FOB. Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) means the exporter covers the costs of transporting the cargo to the port of destination. Free on Board (FOB) includes: the seller is responsible for the entire logistics process for the cargo till the moment that it’s all loaded into the vessel. Other Incoterms 2000 you can choose from are: Free Carrier (FCA), Free Alongside Ship (FAS), Ex Works (EXW), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) + Delivered At Place (DAP), Cost and Freight (CFR), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP).

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