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Container shipping Rotterdam to Karleby

Are you interested in a way to ship a container from Rotterdam to Kokkola (FIKOK)? Sea freight has many advantages: e.g. you can transport high volumes for a reasonable price, it is great for bulk goods and it is eco-friendly. Exporting a container overseas with ro-ro or semi-finished goods can be facilitated by shippinglines like X-Press Feeders. They can get you many different sizes and types of shipping containers. There is made a difference between Full Container Load (FCL) and Less Container Load (LCL). Via we provide you with up-to-date information for the purpose of international transport Kokkola (FI KOK). We provide you with comprehensive information about how to choose a suitable container for your freight. For this we offer a step-by-step export plan. Fill out the form and receive a quote with great prices and shipping conditions.

  • Ocean shipping is an innovative, trouble-free and inexpensive way to export or import international containers.
  • Compared to air transport, it has a better carbon footprint and it is cheaper.
  • Sea freight is recommended for worldwide movings and the transit of roll on/roll off or consumer goods.
  • The Port of Karleby is one of the most important ports in Finland.
  • We handle a wide variety of container sizes including: 20 FT, 40 FT, 40FT HC and Flat Rack, Dry Van, Hard-Top, Open-Top, Tank, Refrigerated containers.

Shipping to Kokkola (FIKOK) from Rotterdam (NLRTM)

shipping container from port rotterdam  to port of Karleby

Ocean freight shipping is a cost-effective option to ship goods internationally. Your products are packed in shipping containers. The freight forwarder will book a container. The freight goes by truck to the shipping vessel at the departure port Kokkola (FI KOK), and will be transported by sea to the consignee at the destination harbor. They offer solutions like port-to-port, door-to-port, door-to-door, port-to-port. In the table below we provide you with details about the arrival port.

Port of departurePort of Rotterdam (NLRTM)
Country of departureNetherlands
Port of destinationPort of Karleby
Country of destinationFinland
Port CodeFIKOK
Transport Time+/- 6 days
Shipping costs$
Local addressSatamakatu 53, 67900 Kokkola, Kokkola, Finland

Freight Forwarder Rotterdam – port of Karleby

  1. Details of your shipping

    Enter the origin of shipment and the arrival harbour. Choose if you want to ship full containers (FCL) or partial shipments (LCL). Also choose the size of the container (twenty foot, forty foot or a high cube).

  2. Cargo preparations

    To begin, you need to make sure your load is packed correctly. To prevent accidents, it is best to pack the freight on pallets. For correct handling you must also label all goods.

  3. Customs document

    If you want to send cargo to Kokkola (FIKOK), you should think about several export documents (for the purpose of national customs): packing list, export/import customs declaration, bill of lading, commercial invoice, packing declaration. A Bill of Lading is a legal document provided by a carrier to a shipper to confirm that the shipment is received in good order and that the freight has been booked correctly.

  4. Choose Incoterm

    Incoterms are relevant terms for worldwide shipping to define responsibility and liability for shipment of the goods. The Incoterm shows how much responsibility you have for export/import documents, insurances and transport. Frequently used incoterms are Free On Board (FOB), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF), Ex Works (EXW).

  5. Ocean freight tracking

    Use container track and trace to see where your freight is at this moment. You can get a sms or mail when the load is departed from Port of Loading, arrived at the port of arrival (POD) and when it has arrived at the final destination.

Sea freight from Kokkola (FIKOK) to Rotterdam (NLRTM): find a suitable container

You need to ship a container from port of Karleby – (FI KOK) to port of Rotterdam – (NL RTM)? An important starting point is to get a suitable container. You can choose from large and small sizes (20ft & 40ft) and different terms and conditions (LCL shipping or FCL shipment). Several shipping lines operate on this route. There is a good connection to important cities nearby. Below you can read all important information about the most popular products. Check also more information about Container Insurance.

from harbor Kokkola FI KOK to rotterdam NL RTM

Details of a 20 FT container

20. ft. containers (also known under the name dry van) are one of the most used container types. They are easy to stack on the vessel, which means they are cheaper to ship. Suitable for all types of cargo, including personal stuff and removals. Nice to know: A TEU is a standard container with a length of 20 feet.

  • This box is a very suitable choice for the shipment of goods in ocean freight.
  • A 20-foot container has the following dimensions: 6058mm x 2438mm x 2891mm.
  • A 20’ft container can hold eleven pallets.
  • A lot can be loaded in terms of goods weight: +/- 27.000 kg.

Details of a 40 FT container

Besides the 20-foot, the 40-foot container is another popular option. Many types of goods can be shipped within these boxes. This makes it very economical for shipping large cargo by sea. Moreover, people can also opt for the 40 foot container ‘high cube’ choice. This is one foot taller than a regular 40 ft. This ensures that your cargo/goods can be loaded higher.

  • Very popular with large and bulky goods.
  • It has the following dimensions: 12,0 x 2,4 x 2,3 m.
  • The Forty Foot Equivalent Unit (FEU) can hold 20-24 pallets.
  • The maximum load is +/- 28.600 kilogram.

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Information about Full Container (FCL)

I case you are going to ship a lot of stuff, it is best to book a full container. The abbreviation FCL stands for Full Container Load. You don’t need to share it with other merchandise. There are many pluses: Usually a faster transit time, a smaller chance of damage to the freight and you pay lower price per unit. Important to mention: it is unsuitable for Small Packages and unloading can be a hassle. Do you want to send items from another port? Check also Antwerp to Kokkola (FIKOK) and Hamburg to Kokkola (FIKOK).

  • What we mean by FCL is that you temporarily own a complete container.
  • Ideal for bulk items and large-volume products.
  • If you’re shipping more than 14 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. COSCO, ONE, CMA CGM, Maersk, MSC.

Use a Less than container (LCL)

If you don’t prefer a full container, it is often a good idea to pick a shared container. This is known as LCL (Less Than Container Load). The premise of LCL is that shipments from various parties are combined to fill up one container. You consciously opt for various benefits such as: you will share all costs with the other suppliers, less inventory costs & management and more flexible during intense shipping season. Important: if your goods can fill up half of the container space, then FCL is probably your best bet. LCL cost is calculated by the dimensions of the package i.e. the length, width.

  • With LCL transport, your cargo is transported in a partial container.
  • A good solution for shipping volumes between 2,5 m3 – 13 m3.
  • Deal for cargo that does not fill the entire container.
  • Easier to find space during peak season.
  • Available at: e.g. Evergreen, Wan Hai, HMM, Yang Ming, ZIM.

What other types of containers are there

There are many different types of boxes available for international cargo shipping. Shipping companies offer a suitable solution for every cargo type. The most popular version is of course the Dry van. Special boxes are also being used for oils, wheat, barley and cocoa or very expensive items. We’ve explained it all below. Are you looking for another destination? Also look at possibilities for Guayaquil (ECGYE), port of Aqaba (JOAQJ), Rijeka (HRRJK) harbor and terminal Punta Arenas (CLPUQ).

  • Bulk Containers: used to ship a broad range of dry cargo like wheat, rice and corn.
  • Flat Rack Containers: versatile containers that make it possible for you to ship unique cargo.
  • Hard-Top Containers: a specialized version of general dry van (with special roof).
  • High-Cube Containers: perfect when some extra height is required.
  • Insulated Containers: perfect for storing goods that need a steady temperature.
  • Open-Top Containers: for exporting products that don’t fit in a regular container.
  • Palletwide Containers: the ideal type for transporting many euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are used for goods that need to be temperature controlled.
  • Tank Containers: suitable for different modes of transportation, and built to carry hazardous cargo.
  • Ventilated Containers: passive (naturally) ventilated or coffee containers.

Freight types: what kind of stuff are you going to ship?

Exporting goods by sea from Rotterdam (NLRTM) to Karleby (FIKOK) has many benefits: attractive pricing, it is great for transporting bulky goods and the Duty and VAT are much less expensive than air freight. Much seen ocean cargo imported via sea shipping includes: neo bulk, dry bulk, roll on/roll off, containerized, liquid bulk. Below we tell you everything about it.

  • 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): your household effects are shipped in a fast and secure manner.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. petroleum, gasoline, biofuels, diesel, kerosene, chemicals.
  • Dry Bulk: coal, iron ore, grain but also stuff like lumber, sand, sugar, coils.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): one of the most flexible methods of shipping vehicles overseas.
  • Breakbulk: consists of goods transported, stored and handled piecemeal to some degree.
  • Retail & other: goods like electronic goods, toys, clothes, medical/pharmacy, art and antiques & furniture, shoes, fashion, food, drinks.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about international transport

What is the estimated transit time from Rotterdam to Kokkola?

Shipping a container from Rotterdam (NL) to Karleby lasts about 6 days. The total distance is approx. 1300 nautical miles (nmi). 1 NM is about 1.85 km. The total distance is 2408 km. When you export something, there are 2 important values, ETD and ETA. ETD is about the expected departure time of the ship. ETA is the date that the shipment arrives in the destination country. The actual shipping time depends on displacement of the vessel, weather and berth availability.

What are the average costs of shipping container to Kokkola (FIKOK)?

Shipping rates from Rotterdam (Netherlands) to Karleby (Finland) are relatively cheap. The final invoice amount is determined by a number of factors like type of container, transit time and other costs like stacking and siting. Contact us for current rates and transit times.

Which customs documents do I need to provide?

When sending goods to Kokkola, then you should also think about customs clearance. Exporters need to include the following documents with their goods: Import/export Licenses, Commercial Invoice, Certificate of Origin, Bill of Lading, Letter of Credit, Insurance Certificate. If you are not sure whether you will be charged extra or not, you can contact the customs of Finland or surf to the official website where you can read a lot of info (

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

Incoterms decide the responsibility of both the exporter and also the importer of goods. Two of the most common Incoterms are CIF and FOB. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the seller pays for covering the costs, insurance, and freight of the buyer’s shipment while in transit to the required port. Free on Board (FOB) means the seller takes care of the goods until they have been placed on board of the ship. In addition, there are other Incoterms 2000 like e.g. Carriage Paid To (CPT), Free Carrier (FCA), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Ex Works (EXW) + Delivered At Place (DAP), Cost and Freight (CFR), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP).

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