Moving a 40 Foot Container between the American East Coast and Western Europe

Time and Cost for Moving a 40 Foot Container between the American East Coast and Western Europe

Source: Cost of Operations and Time for Shipping a 40′ Container; in APEC’s Congestion Points Study, Phase III, Best Practices Manual and Technical Report, Volume 2 Sea Transport, Feb. 1997, p. 105.

Moving a standard 40-foot container involves a set of cost or time-intensive shipments, transshipment, and warehousing activities. The most time and cost-intensive activities involve containership travel and both the loading and unloading are relatively expensive.