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Container shipping Rotterdam to Tyne

Are you looking for a service to ship a container from Rotterdam to Tyne (GBTYN)? Sea freight is very useful: you can ship large volumes at low costs, it is flexible and it’s more than 50% cheaper than air. Importing a container overseas with liquid bulk or vehicles can be outsourced to e.g. Unifeeder. There are many different types of shipping containers. You have to choose between a full container just for your freight (FCL) and partial shipments (LCL). Via our transport specialists we share dedicated information about international transport Tyne (GB TYN). We offer useful information about the ways in which you can transport cargo by sea. For this we offer a step-by-step plan for starting exporters. Mail us with your needs and you will get a competitive quote with the best rates and fastest transit times.

  • Ocean shipping is a very popular, trouble-free and affordable way to transport large and heavy loads.
  • Compared to air freight, you have lower costs and more time for document processing.
  • Sea freight is great for international removals and shipping ro-ro or personal effects.
  • The Port of Tyne is one of the most important ports in United Kingdom.
  • The range of containers includes: 20 footers, 40 footers and Flat Rack, Insulated, Dry Van, Ventilated, Open-Top, Tank containers.

Shipping to Tyne (GBTYN) from Rotterdam (NLRTM)

shipping container from port rotterdam  to port of Tyne

Ocean freight shipping is the process of transporting items or goods by ship. Your products are loaded into the container. The freight forwarder (the middleman) will book a container. The freight goes by truck to the shipping vessel at the departure port Tyne (GB TYN), and will be shipped over the ocean to the consignee at the POD. They provide you options like port-to-port, door-to-port, door-to-door, port-to-port. In the table below we share facts about the port of delivery.

Port of departurePort of Rotterdam (NLRTM)
Country of departureNetherlands
Port of destinationPort of Tyne
Country of destinationUnited Kingdom
Port CodeGBTYN
Transit Time+/- 1 days
Shipping rates$
Port addressMaritime House, Tyne Dock, South Shields,, Tyne and Wear NE34 9PT, United Kingdom

Freight Forwarder Rotterdam – port of Tyne

  1. Information about your freight

    Enter the departing port and the port of destination. Decide how you want to export: full containers (FCL) or a shared container (LCL). Also choose the size of the container (20-ft, 40-ft of a high cube).

  2. Cargo preparations

    To begin, make sure your goods are tightly packaged. To limit damage, we advise you to use pallets. Also make sure you have good labels.

  3. Export documents

    When you transport your goods to Tyne (GBTYN), you must send several export documents (on behalf of national customs): export/import customs declaration, certificates of origin, bill of lading, commercial invoice, packing declaration. A Bill of Lading is a standard-form document released by a shipping agency or carrier to the shipper to acknowledge that they have received the goods and that they are ready to be shipped.

  4. Agree on the conditions (Incoterms)

    Incoterms are the terms used in international shipping to define obligations, costs, and risks involved in the delivery of goods. The Incoterm states who will pay for things like insurance, transport and all documents. For freight by sea, these are the most popular terms: Delivery Duty Paid (DDP), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF), Ex Works (EXW).

  5. Shipping Container Tracking and Tracing

    Use cargo and container tracking to check where your shipment is right now. They will send you a mail when the cargo is departed from Port of Loading (POL), arrived at Port of Discharge (POD) and when it has arrived at the final destination.

Sea freight from Tyne (GBTYN) to Rotterdam (NLRTM): match your cargo with container type

You are going to ship a container from port of Tyne – (GB TYN) to port of Rotterdam – (NL RTM)? It is highly recommended to book the right container for your cargo. They are available in different sizes (20ft & 40ft) and different container specifications (LCL shipping or FCL shipment). We cooperate with several international shipping lines. There is a good connection to important cities nearby. In the section below you can compare all types and read more about the most popular container types. We are happy to provide you with more information about 40-foot Container.

from harbor Tyne GB TYN to rotterdam NL RTM

Specifications of a twenty foot container

Twenty Foot Containers (which is a standard dry van) is the most commonly type for shipment in ocean freight. They are relatively easy to ship, which give you lower handling and shipping costs. Very suitable for the transport of furniture and international removals. Nice to know: TEU abbreviation stands for Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit.

  • This box is often used for shipping freight by sea.
  • A 20-foot container is described in terms of size as: 5898 (l) x 2390 (h) x 2350 (w) mm.
  • A 20’ft container can hold eleven pallets.
  • A lot can be loaded in terms of goods weight: +/- 27.300 kg.

What you need to know about the forty foot container

A 40 foot container is widely used on (standard) ships. You can pack a lot of cargo in this. This makes it very economical for shipping large quantities of goods. Moreover, 40ft containers are also available as ‘high cube’ box. Thereby you have a little more height. Stuff can be stacked high.

  • Very popular with large and bulky goods.
  • The format is almost always the same: L 12.19m x W 2.44m x H 2.59m.
  • It can hold 23-24 Euro pallets or 20-21 standard pallets in one row.
  • Important: maximum load weight of +/- 28.600 kg.

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Full Container (FCL)

I case you are going to ship a lot of stuff, then you can book your own full container. Transport specialists call this Full Container Load (FCL). You don’t have to share space with others. The benefits are great: It guarantees a faster transit time, limited chance of damage and and it is cheaper per unit. Pay attention to the disadvantages: it is expensive for small loads and unloading can be a hassle. There are also other departure ports. See for example Antwerp to Tyne (GBTYN) or Hamburg to Tyne (GBTYN).

  • FCL Means that means that the whole container is intended for one shipper.
  • Load directly from factory or storage.
  • Recommended for shipments from 15 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. COSCO, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, CMA CGM.

What is a Less than container (LCL)?

With a small freight, you can use be made of a shared container. Transport specialists call this Less Than Container Load (LCL). What we mean by LCL is that shipments from various parties are combined to fill up one container. There are multiple advantages: freight costs are typically based on cargo volume, you spend less on inventory warehousing space and it is faster during peak-season. Important: once you have more than half a container worth of goods, then FCL is probably a more favorable choice. The shipping rates are based on volume and weight.

  • LCL means that you transport your cargo via a partial container.
  • The best choice for a charge between 2 m3 – 15 m3.
  • You just pay for the used volume of the full container.
  • Wide availability in all months of the year.
  • Available at: e.g. Yang Ming, HMM, POL, ZIM, Wan Hai.

What other types of containers are there

The range of boxes is very diverse for freight forwarding. Each type of cargo has its own characteristics and methods. A Dry van is the most common type of freight transportation. Besides this, there are also applications for oil or petroleum, flowers, fruit or unique high value cargo. Our specialist has placed a summary below. We also provide more information about sea transportation to Gunsan (KRKUV), port of Dar es Salaam (TZDAR), Onne (NGONN) harbor and terminal Ho Chi Minh City (VNSGN).

  • Bulk Containers: very suitable for dry bulk goods such as as grain, feedstuffs, spices.
  • Flat Rack Containers: versatile containers that make it possible for you to ship unique cargo.
  • Hard-Top Containers: the latter has a removable roof due to which the door header can be pivoted outside.
  • High-Cube Containers: similar in structure to standard containers, but taller.
  • Insulated Containers: for shipping fresh products and keep up their freshness.
  • Open-Top Containers: have an open top covered by a tarpaulin instead of a solid roof.
  • Palletwide Containers: are non-standard, uncommon containers with varying dimensions.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are ideal for moving temperature-sensitive cargo.
  • Tank Containers: are barrel-shaped vessels serving multi-purposes.
  • Ventilated Containers: for cargoes that require ventilation in transit.

Cargo types: What do you want to ship?

Exporting goods by sea from Rotterdam (NLRTM) to Tyne (GBTYN) have all kinds of advantages: low prices, it is effective for large quantities of goods and minimal restrictions. Relevant ocean cargo categories transported by sea include: break bulk, neo bulk, liquid bulk, containerized, roll on/roll off. Below we tell you everything about it.

  • Car shipping: reliable import and export of a vehicle via sea shipping.
  • House Moving: your international relocation will be less time-consuming and more efficient.
  • Removals (Household Goods): have your household effects shipped to a new home.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. biofuels, hydrogen, chemicals, petroleum, gasoline, diesel.
  • Dry Bulk: iron ore, grain, coal and plates, rods, lumber, cement.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): a vessel transporting wheeled cargo (cars/trucks,trailers,etc).
  • Breakbulk: cargo that is transported in bags, boxes, crates, drums or barrels.
  • Retail & other: items like electronic goods, toys, sports equipment, art and antiques, medical/pharmacy or drinks, food, furniture, fashion, shoes.

FAQ: frequently asked questions and answers regarding international transport

How long does it take for a container ship to go from Rotterdam to Tyne?

Shipping a container from Rotterdam (NL) to Tyne lasts about 1 days. The ship has to cover a distance of about 350 nautical miles (M). This is equivalent to 648 km. When you ship a sea container, you have to take into account 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. The precise shipping time depends on condition of the hull and the propeller, wind force and direction and delay at the port.

What are the average costs of shipping container to Tyne (GBTYN)?

Shipping rates from Rotterdam (Netherlands) to Tyne (United Kingdom) are relatively cheap. The final invoice amount is determined by various ingredients such as type of container, season and conditions. Fill in the request form for the best rates and current transit times.

Which customs documents do I need to provide?

When you send goods to Tyne, then the customs clearance will also pass. The following documents are required: Import/export Licenses, Commercial Invoice, Letter of Credit, Bill of Lading, Packing List, Insurance Certificate. For more information, you can contact the customs of United Kingdom or view the website of the port/government (

What incoterm is the most appropriate?

Incoterms describe all tasks, risks, and costs associated with the transaction of goods worldwide. Common sea freight incoterms are CIF and FOB. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the selling party bears responsibility for the carriage of the goods up to the required port. Free on Board (FOB) includes: the seller is responsible for the cargo till the moment that it’s all loaded into the vessel. In addition, there are other Incoterms 2000 like e.g. Free Alongside Ship (FAS), Free Carrier (FCA), Carriage Paid To (CPT), Ex Works (EXW) and Delivered At Place (DAP), Cost and Freight (CFR), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU).

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