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Container shipping Rotterdam to Kaohsiung

Are you looking for a service to ship a container from Rotterdam to Kaohsiung (TWKHH)? Sea freight offers many opportunities: you can ship heavy cargo for a good price, it’s convenient and it’s more than 50% cheaper than air. Exporting a container overseas with container cargo or semi-finished goods can be outsourced to e.g. Arkas Container Transport. You can choose from different types of containers. There is made a difference between (FCL) Full Container Load and a partial filled container (LCL). Via this website we share accurate information for international transport Kaohsiung (TW KHH). We get you practical information about how to choose a suitable container for your freight. You can make use of our step-by-step export plan. Provide us with your transport details and we will send a quote with market prices.

  • Ocean shipping is a fast, trustworthy and inexpensive way to import and export goods internationally.
  • When you compare it with air shipments, you have lower costs and more time for document processing.
  • Sea freight provides services for worldwide relocations and exporting fruit or machinery.
  • The Port of Kaohsiung is a frequently chosen port in Taiwan.
  • You can choose from many types and sizes of containers: normal 20 & 40 foot, High Cube and Hard-Top, Dry Van, Flat Rack, Tank, Refrigerated, Open-Top containers.

Shipping to Kaohsiung (TWKHH) from Rotterdam (NLRTM)

shipping container from port rotterdam  to port of Kaohsiung

Ocean freight shipping is the process of shipping goods by sea using containers. Your goods are transferred in shipping containers. The freight forwarder have a special container prepared. The freight goes by truck to the shipping vessel at the port of origin (POO) Kaohsiung (TW KHH), and will be transported by sea to the consignee at the arrival port. You need to make a choose out of: door-to-door, port-to-port, port-to-door, door-to-port. In the following paragraph you will find practical information about the port of destination.

Port of departurePort of Rotterdam (NLRTM)
Country of departureNetherlands
Port of destinationPort of Kaohsiung
Country of destinationTaiwan
Port CodeTWKHH
Transportation time+/- 49 days
Shipping prices$
Local addressNo. 62 Linhai 2nd Road. Gushan District Kaohsiung Taiwan

Freight Forwarder Rotterdam – port of Kaohsiung

  1. Freight Details

    Enter the departure port and the POD (port of destination). Specify your preference: a full container just for your freight (FCL) or a shared container (LCL). Also choose the size of the container (20ft, 40ft of 40ft HC).

  2. Pack you load

    As a starting point, your load need to be prepared in the right way. To avoid nasty accidents, it is best to pack the freight on pallets. Make sure your cargo is labelled correctly.

  3. Customs documents and procedures

    If you are going to transport goods to Kaohsiung (TWKHH), you need to share various export documents (for fast customs clearance): bill of lading, packing list, commercial invoice, packing declaration, export/import customs declaration. With a Bill of Lading we mean a document signed by the carrier to acknowledge that they have received the goods and confirm that the items are well packed for shipment.

  4. Find your incoterms

    Incoterms are suitable terms in the transport-market to define the responsibilities and costs between two parties correctly. The chosen Incoterm decides who will pay for things like transport, insurance and the relevant documents for transport. For freight by sea, these are the most popular terms: Free On Board (FOB), Ex Works (EXW), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF).

  5. Follow your cargo live

    Use the track and trace service to see where your cargo is right now. You can see 24/7 when the load is registered at the POO (port of load), arrived at Port of Destination (POD) and when it has arrived at the final destination.

Sea freight from Kaohsiung (TWKHH) to Rotterdam (NLRTM): select the container that suits the freight

Are you planning to ship a container from port of Kaohsiung – (TW KHH) to port of Rotterdam – (NL RTM)? It is crucial to pick the right container type. There are different sizes (20-ft, 40-ft) and methods (LCL shipment or FCL shipping). Examples of shipping lines serving the port are APL, China Shipping, CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, Maersk, MOL, MSC, NYK, OOCL. Well-known cities around the harbor are Kaohsiung, Fengshan, Kaohsiung, Kangshan, Pingtung, Tungkang, Chaochou, Chishan, Tainan, Meinung, Hsinhua, Chiali, Matou, Hsinying, Paiho, Putai, Taitung, Yungkang, Taipao, Potzu. Below you will find extensive information and advice about the most popular container types. You can also click directly to information about Get shipping quote.

from harbor Kaohsiung TW KHH to rotterdam NL RTM

Specifications of a 20 FT container

20 ft. containers (some people call it dry van) is the most versatile container type. They are easy to load, access, and handle, which means they are cheaper to ship. Suitable for all types of cargo, including personal items and international movings. What you might not know: TEU is a standard measurement of volume in container shipping and means 1 20 Foot container.

  • One of the most rented boxes for transporting cargo by sea.
  • The size of a 20-foot container is: 5.90m x 2,35m x 2,39m.
  • It can contain 11 Euro-pallets on a single level.
  • In terms of weight load, the following applies: +/- 27.800 kilogram.

Important specifications of the 40 ft container

A40 foot container is standard applied to shipping bulk goods. They are very suitable for e.g. industrial goods and retail products. This makes it a very popular choice for transporting large loads by sea. What you may not know: you can also opt for a taller ‘high cube’ version. They are 1 foot higher than a regular container. Very suitable for high products.

  • Used for dry freight of all kinds.
  • It has the following dimensions: 12.025m long x 2.352m wide x 2.393m high.
  • 1 FEU fit up to 20 Standard Pallets, and 24 Euro Pallets.
  • The max. weight is limited to +/- 28.100 kilogram.

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What is a Full Container (FCL)?

If your goods don’t fit in a small (shared) container, than you can reserve your own full container. Freight forwarders then refer to it as FCL (Full Container Load). You don’t need to share it with other merchandise. This has multiple advantages: It allows for a faster transit time, less potential for damage and you take advantage of economies of scale. Pay attention to the disadvantages: it is unsuitable for Small Packages and unloading can be a hassle. Another departure port? Also check Antwerp to Kaohsiung (TWKHH) and Hamburg to Kaohsiung (TWKHH).

  • FCL means that an exporter is fully booking one or more shipping containers.
  • Ideal for cargo with tight delivery schedules.
  • For shipments that are larger than 10 CBM.
  • Available at: e.g. Maersk, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, CMA CGM.

When do i need a Less than container Load (LCL)?

If you do not need a full container, your goods will be shipped with other cargo. This is known as LCL (Less Than Container Load). The meaning of LCL is: you just pay for the amount of space used in a single container. There are many benefits like: you’re only charged for the space you are using, you spend less on inventory warehousing space and more flexible during intense shipping season. Remark: if your shipment takes up more than half a container, it is often cheaper to book a full container. The shipping costs are calculated on the basis of number of pieces, weight, volume, packaging.

  • The meaning of LCL is: your cargo is shipped in a partial container.
  • Cost effective for shipments between 3,5 m3 & 16 m3.
  • You only pay for the space you need in a shipping.
  • More Availability During Peak Season.
  • Available at: e.g. POL, Wan Hai, HMM, ZIM, Evergreen.

Other types of containers and customization

There is a wide range of boxes for the shipment of your goods. Each type of cargo needs a different solution. The most popular version is of course the Dry van. There are innovative and special constructions for liquid bulk, grain, flour, or high class goods. We give a short explanation below. Also check other destinations such as Santa Marta (COSMR), port of Lirquen (CLLQN), Sousse (TNSUS) harbor and terminal Noumea (NCNOU).

  • Bulk Containers: often used for dry bulk cargo like wheat and grains.
  • 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: 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: enables oversized cargo such as timber and scrap metal to be loaded from the top.
  • Palletwide Containers: 5 cm wider and are designed for optimal transportation of cargo on EURO pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are used for goods which need to be transported at a constant temperature.
  • Tank Containers: a cylindrical-shaped container primarily made of stainless steel.
  • Ventilated Containers: the best option for for organic products.

Kind of freight: What do you want to ship?

Transporting cargo by ocean from Rotterdam (NLRTM) to Kaohsiung (TWKHH) has many benefits: you can ship large volumes at low costs, you can ship easily big and high volume cargo and containers can also be used for further transportation by road or rail. The most important ocean cargo that are transported by sea are: break bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk, neo bulk, containerized. Below we give an explanation.

  • Car shipping: it saves money and time to to have your vehicle shipped.
  • House Moving: advice and support in the field of relocation.
  • Removals (Household Goods): have your household effects delivered quickly and reliably to another house.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. biofuels, diesel, gasoline, petroleum, chemicals, kerosene.
  • Dry Bulk: coal, grain, iron ore and cement, plates, coils, sugar.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): vessel has facilities to enable road or rail vehicles to roll on and roll off.
  • Breakbulk: common method used to successfully transport cargo or goods that cannot fit in standard-size shipping.
  • Retail & other: cargo like clothes, electronic goods, toys, art and antiques, sports equipment or fashion, drinks, furniture, machines, food.

FAQ: everything you need to know about international transport

How long does it take a cargo ship from Rotterdam to Kaohsiung?

Shipping a container from Rotterdam (NL) to Kaohsiung takes about 49 days. The distance between the two ports is about 11700 nautical miles (nmi). Converted that is 21668 km. If you make a sea shipment, you have to take into account 2 important values (ETD and ETA). ETD stands for Estimated time of departure of the ship or truck. ETA is the date that the shipment arrives in the destination country. The exact shipping time has several factors: the speed of the boat, weather conditions and type and weight of cargo.

How expensive is shipping a container to Kaohsiung (TWKHH)?

Shipping rates from Rotterdam (Netherlands) to Kaohsiung (Taiwan) are relatively cheap. The total cost is determined by various features such as cargo type, transit time and other costs like stacking and siting. Send us a message for a price proposal and transit times.

What customs documents are required for international shipping?

When you are sending goods to Kaohsiung, there are documents you need for customs clearance. You will need the following documentation: Packing List, Letter of Credit, Import/export Licenses, Bill of Lading, Commercial Invoice, Certificate of Origin. For additional information and answers to questions then we advise you to contact the customs of Taiwan or check the official website for more info (

Which incoterm is best for me?

Incoterms define the responsibilities and obligations of the buyer and seller. Popular terms for waterway transportation are FOB and CIF. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the selling party covers delivery of the goods to a ship, loading the goods onto the ship, and insuring the shipment until it reaches the port of destination specified by the buyer. The meaning of Free on Board (FOB) is the seller must arrange everything regarding the goods until they are loaded on a shipping vessel. In addition, there are other Incoterms 2000 like e.g. Free Alongside Ship (FAS), Carriage Paid To (CPT), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Free Carrier (FCA) & Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP), Cost and Freight (CFR), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU).

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