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LCL - You shop, we ship!                        Tara Shipping’s LCL (Less than Container Load) service is a smarter way of shipping worldwide. From cameras and computers to furniture and fine art, our LCL service provides you with the fastest and most convenient service in the industry. With one call we can take care of everything from pickup to documentation and transit arrangements.  We can arrange packing and loading of your goods if you require this service.

Pricing for LCL shipping is based on the amount of cubic feet an item occupies.  For instructions on how to calculate cubic feet for shipping click here.

*When you have a shipment that consists of boxes or small items and doesn't include big items or furniture, your goods will be palletized .  Everything must be packed well in any good, clean, strong boxes, suitcases, trunks, and/or plastic bins.  However, if you have big items or furniture to ship as well as some boxes, then your furniture and big items must be crated .

*Insurance is available upon request.

Full Container Shipping                                                     Because we specialize in full container shipments worldwide, our rates are very competitive!  We strive to give you the best rates whether you are relocating internationally or exporting commercial goods.  We ship household goods, automobiles, motorcycles, boats, and commercial cargo.

Available Container Sizes

20' Dry Cargo - 20'L x 8'W x 8'6"H approximate

40' Dry Cargo - 40'L x 8'W x 8'6"H approximate

40' Dry Cargo (HC) - 40'L x 8'W x 9'6.5" approximate

Live Load - In live load container shipping service, we drop off the container at your door. You get two hours free loading time, with any additional time needed to load at an additional hourly rate. The trucker will wait until you have finished loading and securing your goods in the container. When you are finished, the container will be returned to the shipping terminal.

Drop Off -  For drop off container shipping service, we drop off the container at your door, you get 2 or 3 days (or a weekend) to load and secure your goods in the container, and when you are finished, we will pick up the full container and return it to the shipping terminal.

Warehouse/Terminal Loading - If applicable, you deliver your goods or vehicle or both to the closest receiving warehouse/terminal to you. Once your goods are received, they will be loaded and secured in the container and delivered to the shipping terminal. 

Roll On Roll Off (RO RO)                             This is by far the easiest method for international car shipping / international vehicle shipping. Driven into the ships hold and secured inside the covered car deck by a series of straps and braces.

Import your goods to the USA!     

Exporting from the UK, Ireland, Australia, or elsewhere?  The benefits of hiring a US based company that is familiar with US customs regulations, and with offices in the USA, is that it allows for more efficient communications with US customs regarding your shipment.  Check out our rates on imports to the USA.