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Container shipping Hamburg to Praia da Vitoria

Are you looking for a service to ship a container from Hamburg to Porto da Praia Da Vitoria (PTPRV)? Sea freight is a convenient transport solution: large items can be shipped for competitive rates, it’s convenient and containers can also be used for further transportation by road or rail. Ship a container overseas with dry bulk or semi-finished goods can be outsourced to e.g. Global Feeder Shipping LLC. There are a lot of container-types. Shipping lines offer the choice between a complete full container (FCL) and partial shipments (LCL). Via our transport specialists we offer actual information with a view to international transport Praia Da Vitoria (PT PRV). We share practical information about the different types of containers. For this we offer a step-by-step plan for starting exporters. Describe what you want to transport and we will send a quote with an attractive price and fast transit time.

  • Ocean shipping is a good, safe and cheap way to ship high volume products.
  • When we compare this to air freight, it has a better carbon footprint and it is cheaper.
  • Sea freight is great for worldwide movings and the transportation of gas-based fuels or consumer goods.
  • The Port of Praia da Vitoria is a popular port in Portugal.
  • Containers that are often transported are: 20 footers, 40 footers and Flat Rack, Insulated, Dry Van, Refrigerated, Open-Top, Ventilated containers.

Shipping to Porto da Praia Da Vitoria (PTPRV) from Hamburg (DEHAM)

shipping container from port hamburg to port of Praia da Vitoria

Ocean freight shipping is the most economical form of transportation. Your products are transferred in shipping containers. The intermediary (freight forwarder) sends the location details to you. A shipping vessel will be ready for your goods at the port of origin Praia Da Vitoria (PT PRV), and will be transported by sea to the agent at the POD. You can book various solutions like port-to-door, port-to-port, door-to-door, door-to-port. In the table below you will find some basic data of the arrival port.

Port of departurePort of Hamburg (DEHAM)
Country of departureGermany
Port of destinationPort of Praia da Vitoria
Country of destinationPortugal
Port CodePTPRV
Transport Time+/- 6 days
Shipping prices$
Local addressPraia Da Vitoria, Azores, Portugal
Phone– not available –

Freight Forwarder Hamburg – port of Praia da Vitoria

  1. Cargo details

    Enter the port of origin (POO) and the port of destination. Decide if you will ship a full container for yourself (FCL) or a container with combined cargo (LCL). Also select container size (twenty foot, forty foot or a high cube).

  2. Freight preparations

    To start with, make sure the freight is packed securely. To avoid nasty accidents, ensure that your cargo is always placed on pallets. For correct handling you must also label all goods.

  3. Customs document

    When you transport your cargo to Porto da Praia Da Vitoria (PTPRV), please pay attention to the necessary relevant export documents (for fast customs clearance): bill of lading, export/import customs declaration, packing declaration, certificates of origin, packing list. A Bill of Lading is a required document that is completed by a carrier 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 important to define the rights and obligations of both the buyer and seller. The agreed Incoterm determines who assumes the risk of, for example, the cost and risk of transportation, insurance, duties payable and clearing customs. The most common incoterms are Ex Works (EXW), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF), Delivery Duty Paid (DDP).

  5. Shipping Container Tracking and Tracing

    Use Cargo Track & Trace to check where your load is right now. They will send you a mail when the load is departed from Port of Loading (POL), arrived at Port of Destination (POD) and when your cargo has been unloaded at the final destination.

Sea freight from Porto da Praia Da Vitoria (PTPRV) to Hamburg (DEHAM): select your container type

Would you like to ship a container from port of Praia da Vitoria – (PT PRV) to port of Hamburg – (DE HAM)? Make sure you ask an appropriate container. Based on your load you choose a size (20 ft, 40 ft) and methods (FCL shipping or LCL shipping). We cooperate with several international shipping lines. Your cargo can be quickly transported to surrounding cities. In the next section we put everything together and offer information about the most popular products. You can also click through to our page about Dry Van Containers.

from harbor Praia Da Vitoria PT PRV to hamburg DE HAM

Specifications of a 20 foot container

20 ft. containers (also known as dry van) is the most versatile container type. They are very efficient, that means they are quite cheap. Widely used for transporting personal effects or international removals. What you might not know: A TEU stands for Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

  • One of the most rented boxes for shipping freight by sea.
  • A 20-foot container has a surface area of: 5,9 x 2,4 x 2,4 meter.
  • You can use 11 pallets on one tier.
  • The maximum allowable load is +/- 27.600 kilogram.

Specifications of a forty foot container

A40 foot container is standard applied to shipping bulk goods. Te 40ft is twice as big as the more standard 20ft. All this makes it a very effective means for shipping large cargo by sea. Also, 40ft containers are also available as ‘high cube’ version. Thereby you have a little more height. Stuff can be stacked high.

  • They are ideal for big shipments.
  • The format is almost always the same: 12200 mm × 2440 mm × 2590 mm.
  • The Forty Foot Equivalent Unit (FEU) can hold 20-24 pallets.
  • Pay attention to the weight limit of +/- 28.600 kilogram.

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What does FCL container mean in shipping?

If your goods don’t fit in a small (shared) container, than you can reserve your own full container. Within the logistics sector this is called FCL (Full Container Load). All cargo space is used exclusively for you. The advantages are great: faster transit time, a smaller chance of damage to the freight and it’s more cost-effective. There are also disadvantages: it is unsuitable for Small Packages and the financial risk is much greater. Transporting cargo from another port? Also see Antwerp to Porto da Praia Da Vitoria (PTPRV) and Rotterdam to Porto da Praia Da Vitoria (PTPRV).

  • The concept of FCL is that an exporter is fully booking one or more shipping containers.
  • Perfect for bulk, expensive and fragile goods.
  • If you’re shipping more than 14 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. Maersk, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM, ONE.

Less than container (LCL)

If you do not need a full container, aks our freight forwarders to possibilities for a shared container. Logistics experts treat that as a LCL (Less Than Container Load) agreement. What we mean by LCL is that you just pay for the amount of space used in a single container. The advantages of this option include: you can send some good in a cheap way, you can save on inventory costs and it offers consistent weekly sailing schedules for sea freight. Disclaimer: if your goods can fill up half of the container space, then FCL is probably a more favorable choice. The shipping rates are based on the dimensions of the package i.e. the length, width.

  • LCL means that you make use of a partial container for the transportation.
  • For low-volume shipments of between 4 m3 & 14 m3.
  • You only pay for the space you are using.
  • Can be booked via practical all shipping lines.
  • Available at: e.g. Wan Hai, HMM, Evergreen, ZIM, POL.

Information about other types of containers

There is a wide range of boxes for shipping your items. There is a suitable solution for every type of cargo. The most common type is the Dry van. There are innovative and special constructions for oil or petroleum, vegetables and fruit or fragile items. Our specialist has placed a summary below. You can also read more information about shipments to Kawasaki (JPKWS), port of Leixoes (PTLEI), Geneva (CHGEN) harbor and terminal Tartous (SYTTS).

  • Bulk Containers: used for transport of foodstuffs or bulk such as grain and coal.
  • Flat Rack Containers: a flat rack only has walls or support post on the ends.
  • Hard-Top Containers: used for bulk cargo like cement, automotive, construction goods, steel, etc.
  • High-Cube Containers: perfect for large, oversized, tall, and bulky items.
  • Insulated Containers: ideal for Storage or Shipping Dry Goods.
  • Open-Top Containers: enables oversized cargo such as timber and scrap metal to be loaded from the top.
  • Palletwide Containers: specially designed for stowing large quantities of Euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are ideal for moving temperature-sensitive cargo.
  • Tank Containers: ideal for transport and distribution of bulk liquids.
  • Ventilated Containers: specially for cargoes which have to be ventilated in transit.

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

Importing stuff by ocean from Hamburg (DEHAM) to Praia da Vitoria (PTPRV) has a lot of pluses: it is very efficient, best for Bulky Goods and minimal restrictions. The main categories of ocean cargo shipped via sea routes are: roll on/roll off, containerized, neo bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk. Below you will find a brief summary.

  • Car shipping: you can ship your vehicle practically anywhere in the world.
  • House Moving: your belongings will be safe and secured with international relocation.
  • Removals (Household Goods): quickly and easily ship your household effects to another city.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. gasoline, biofuels, kerosene, hydrogen, petroleum, chemicals.
  • Dry Bulk: iron ore, coal, grain but also plates, rods, sand, coils.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): vessel has facilities to enable road or rail vehicles to roll on and roll off.
  • Breakbulk: cargo that is transported in bags, boxes, crates, drums or barrels.
  • Retail & other: products like medical/pharmacy, sports equipment, electronic goods, art and antiques, toys & drinks, machines, furniture, shoes, food.

FAQ: frequently asked questions and answers regarding international transport

How long does it take a cargo ship from Hamburg to Praia Da Vitoria?

Shipping a container from Hamburg (DE) to Praia da Vitoria takes on average 6 days. The total distance is about 1250 nautical miles (nmi). That is about 2315 km. In case of sea freight, you will receive updates about the ETD and ETA. ETD means the Estimated Time Of Departure. ETA means the expected date of arrival of an ocean carrier. The actual shipping time depends on vessel speed, wind force and direction and possible maintenance.

What are the costs of a shipping container to Porto da Praia Da Vitoria (PTPRV)?

Shipping rates from Hamburg (Germany) to Praia da Vitoria (Portugal) are relatively cheap. The total cost depends on various factors such as type of goods transported, period of the year and incoterms. Request a quote without obligation for a customised quote and extra info.

Which customs documents do I need to provide?

When you are exporting goods to Praia Da Vitoria, then the customs clearance will also pass. The following documents are needed for the customs handling procedure: Commercial Invoice, Import/export Licenses, Certificate of Origin, Bill of Lading, Letter of Credit, Insurance Certificate. For more detailed information then we advise you to contact the customs of Portugal or check the official website for more info (

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

Incoterms are a set of 11 internationally-recognized rules that define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers. The two most important Incoterms in sea transport are FOB and CIF. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the seller bears responsibility for the transportation to the port of destination. Free on Board (FOB) means the seller must arrange everything regarding the cargo till the moment that it’s all loaded into the vessel. Other Incoterms 2000 you can choose from are: Ex Works (EXW), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Carriage Paid To (CPT), Free Carrier (FCA) + Cost and Freight (CFR), Delivered At Place (DAP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU).

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