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Container shipping Rotterdam to Tanjung Pelepas

Would you like to ship a container from Rotterdam to Tanjung Pelepas (MYTPP)? Sea freight is very practical: it’s perfect for heavy and bulky items, it is flexible much more environmental friendly than air freight. Ship a container overseas with container cargo or cars and other vehicles can be arranged by shipping companies such as Korea Marine Transport Corporation. They offer all kind of containers. A big difference is being made between a complete full container (FCL) and partial shipments (LCL). Via our transport agents we provide dedicated information regarding international transport Tanjung Pelepas (MY TPP). We provide useful information about the various sea container types. You can make use of our a practical step-by-step plan where we explain everything in 5 steps. Mail us with your needs and receive a quote with a competitive rate.

  • Ocean shipping is a quick, staunch and relatively cheap way to import and export goods internationally.
  • Compared to air freight, you can transport larger volumes for a better price.
  • Sea freight is recommended for worldwide relocations and importing dry bulk or cars.
  • The Port of Tanjung Pelepas is a popular port in Malaysia.
  • You can choose from many types and sizes of containers: 20 FT, 40 FT, 40FT HC and Insulated, Hard-Top, Dry Van, Tank, Refrigerated, Open-Top containers.

Shipping to Tanjung Pelepas (MYTPP) from Rotterdam (NLRTM)

shipping container from port rotterdam  to port of Tanjung Pelepas

Ocean freight shipping is the process of transporting items or goods by ship. Your products are transferred in shipping containers. The middleman (freight forwarder) will arrange the container. The cargo is transported by truck to the shipping vessel at the departure port Tanjung Pelepas (MY TPP), and will be shipped by ocean to the consignee at the POD (port of destination). There are different kind of options: port-to-port, door-to-port, door-to-door, port-to-port. In the following paragraph we share facts about the port of destination.

Port of departurePort of Rotterdam (NLRTM)
Country of departureNetherlands
Port of destinationPort of Tanjung Pelepas
Country of destinationMalaysia
Port CodeMYTPP
Transportation time+/- 44 days
Shipping rates$
Office addressBangunan Pentadbiran Pelabuhan, Jalan Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas, Gelang Patah, Johor Darul Takzim 81560, Malaysia
Telephone number07-5042222

Freight Forwarder Rotterdam – port of Tanjung Pelepas

  1. Shipment details

    Enter the port of origin (POO) and the POD. Also indicate whether you choose a full container for yourself (FCL) or Less Container Load (LCL). Also choose the desired format (twenty foot, forty foot or a high cube).

  2. Loading the freight

    First of all, make sure the freight is packed securely. To ensure that the cargo remains in good condition, we advise you to use pallets. Your cargo must also be easily recognizable with labels.

  3. Export documents

    If you ship cargo to Tanjung Pelepas (MYTPP), you need to share relevant export documents (for fast customs clearance): packing declaration, export/import customs declaration, packing list, certificates of origin, commercial invoice. A Bill of Lading is a document or electronic invoice issued by a Carrier to a Shipper, to acknowledge that they have received the goods and that the freight has been booked correctly.

  4. Agree on the conditions (Incoterms)

    An incoterm is a set of rules to define the rights and obligations of both the buyer and seller. The chosen Incoterm decides who is responsible for e.g transport, insurance and duty related matters. These are the most commonly chosen terms in sea freight: Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF), Ex Works (EXW), Free On Board (FOB).

  5. Ocean freight tracking

    Use cargo tracking to check where your container is right now. You can check easily when the freight has been departed from Port of Loading (POL), arrived at Port of Destination (POD) and when the cargo has reached its final destination.

Sea freight from Tanjung Pelepas (MYTPP) to Rotterdam (NLRTM): find a suitable container

You need to ship a container from port of Tanjung Pelepas – (MY TPP) to port of Rotterdam – (NL RTM)? It is highly recommended to get a suitable container. There are different sizes (20 ft, 40 ft) and all kind of container conditions (LCL shipping or FCL shipment). Examples of shipping lines serving the port are PL, CMA CGM, Evergreen, FESCO, Hamburg Sud, Hanjin, K Line, Maersk, MOL, NYK, OOCL. Important towns around the port are Pekan Nenas, Pontian Kecil, Sekudai, Johor Bahru, Senai, Kulai, Kelapa Sawit, Ulu Tiram, Pasir Gudang, Simpang Rengam, Kota Tinggi, Parit Raja, Kluang, Bandar Penggaram, Yong Peng, Chaah, Bukit Bakri, Mersing, Labis, Bandar Maharani. In the section below we put everything together and offer information about the most popular types in the maritime industry. We also offer more information about Documentary Credit.

from harbor Tanjung Pelepas MY TPP to rotterdam NL RTM

Important specifications of the 20 foot container

Twenty Foot Containers (which is a standard dry van) are one of the most used container types. They are easy to load, access, and handle, so the transport costs are quite low. Widely used for transporting personal items and international movings. Nice to know: A TEU is a standard container with a length of 20 feet.

  • This box offers a solution for shipping freight by sea.
  • A 20-foot container is described in terms of size as: 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: +/- 27.700 kilogram.

Information and benefits of 40ft container

The 40 foot container is the largest of the standard shipping containers. Te 40ft is twice as big as the more standard 20ft. It is especially intended for shipping large quantities of goods. Moreover, you can also opt for a taller ‘high cube’ variant. You’ve got just a little extra height. This ensures that your cargo/goods can be loaded higher.

  • Used for dry freight of all kinds.
  • The format is almost always the same: 12.19m long x 2.44m wide x 2.59m high.
  • It can hold 23-24 Euro pallets or 20-21 standard pallets in one row.
  • Pay attention to the weight limit of +/- 28.700 kg.

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When do i need a Full Container Load (FCL)?

When you want to ship large quantities of goods, then you better book an exclusive private full container. The abbreviation FCL stands for Full Container Load. You don’t need to share space with others like LCL. There are many advantages to it: It guarantees a faster transit time, limited chance of damage and and it costs less at the bottom of the line. Pay attention to the disadvantages: you need large volume to be viable and unloading can be a hassle. There are also other departure ports. See for example Antwerp to Tanjung Pelepas (MYTPP) and Hamburg to Tanjung Pelepas (MYTPP).

  • The concept of FCL is that you book a single container exclusively for your cargo transportation only.
  • Perfect for bulk, expensive and fragile goods.
  • Relevant when you are sending more than 15 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM, COSCO, ONE, Maersk.

LCL: Less than container

With a small freight, it might be cheaper to book a partial shipment (shared container). Logistics management organization handles this as a LCL (Less Than Container Load). The premise of LCL is that you share the container with other importers. There are multiple advantages: freight costs are typically based on cargo volume, storage and insurance is advantageous and it offers consistent weekly sailing schedules for sea freight. Disclaimer: if 50% of the container consists of your goods, then it is usually more interesting to opt for FCL. The shipping rates are based on volume, usually in cubic meters (CBM).

  • LCL means that a partial container is booker for the freight.
  • Ideal for transport volumes between 4 m3 and 13,5 m3.
  • You only pay for the space you are using.
  • Easier to book during peak season.
  • Available at: e.g. Evergreen, HMM, Yang Ming, POL, Wan Hai.

Special containers for special freight

There is a wide range of boxes for transporting your cargo. Shipping companies offer a suitable solution for every cargo type. The Dry van is the most used type worldwide. There are innovative and special constructions for oils, flowers, fruit or other special goods. Below you will find all common types in 1 overview. You can also look further at transport options in Dalian (CNDAL), port of Koper (SIKOP), Cape Town (ZACPT) harbor and terminal Richards Bay (ZARCB).

  • Bulk Containers: used for transportation of dry bulk cargo like grain and coal.
  • Flat Rack Containers: usually used for the transportation or storage of cargo with unique dimensions.
  • Hard-Top Containers: with a hard steel roof that can be used or removed.
  • High-Cube Containers: extremely functional for transporting light and large cargo.
  • Insulated Containers: for transporting goods with the need of low temperature for a short distance.
  • Open-Top Containers: have an open top covered by a tarpaulin instead of a solid roof.
  • Palletwide Containers: ideal for transporting euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are used for goods that need to be temperature controlled.
  • Tank Containers: if you want to transport a large quantity of liquid as bulk cargo.
  • Ventilated Containers: ventilation is provided by openings in the top and bottom side rails.

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

Shipping load by ocean from Rotterdam (NLRTM) to Tanjung Pelepas (MYTPP) has lots of advantages: attractive prices, it is great for transporting bulky goods and very flexible. The main categories of ocean cargo via sea import/export routes are: liquid bulk, roll on/roll off, containerized, dry bulk, neo bulk. Below we give an explanation.

  • Car shipping: your vehicle will be loaded and shipped to the port of your choice.
  • House Moving: excellent logistic support in case of relocation.
  • Removals (Household Goods): quickly and easily ship your household effects to another city.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. gasoline, petroleum, biofuels, kerosene, diesel, hydrogen.
  • Dry Bulk: grain, coal, iron ore but also sugar, plates, salt, lumber.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): vessel type used for the transportation of cars and other automobiles.
  • Breakbulk: ships carrying break-bulk cargo are often called general cargo ships.
  • Retail & other: cargo like medical/pharmacy, electronic goods, sports equipment, clothes, toys + furniture, food, drinks, shoes, fashion.

FAQ: everything you need to know about international transport

How many days are needed to ship from Rotterdam to Tanjung Pelepas?

Shipping a container from Rotterdam (NL) to Tanjung Pelepas lasts about 44 days. The distance between the two ports is about 10500 nautical miles (nmi). Converted that is 19446 kilometers. When you export something, there are 2 important values, ETD and ETA. ETD means the date and time the vessel will leave the dock. Estimated time of arrival (ETA) is the date and time that a shipment is predicted to arrive. Shipping time varies from case to case and depends on factors such as: the speed of the boat, wind force and wind direction and cargo flows.

How much does it cost to ship a container to Tanjung Pelepas (MYTPP)?

Shipping rates from Rotterdam (Netherlands) to Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia) are relatively cheap. The total cost is determined by various components as cargo weight, the total distance to the delivery destination and exchange rates. Send us a message for a price proposal and transit times.

Which customs documents do I need to provide?

When you are sending goods to Tanjung Pelepas, there are documents you need for customs clearance. You need to present the following documents: Commercial Invoice, Insurance Certificate, Packing List, Bill of Lading, Letter of Credit, Import/export Licenses. For additional information, then we advise you to contact the customs of Malaysia or view the website of the port/government (

What incoterm should I use for shipping?

Incoterms describe who bears the responsibility, risk, and costs associated with a transaction. For transport by ship we usually use CIF and FOB. Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) means the selling party bears responsibility for the transportation to the named port of destination. By Free on Board (FOB) we mean the seller is responsible for the freight until all cargo is on the ship. Optionally one can also select one of the other Incoterms 2000 such as Free Alongside Ship (FAS), Free Carrier (FCA), Carriage Paid To (CPT), Ex Works (EXW) & Delivered At Place (DAP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), Cost and Freight (CFR).

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