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20 ft Container: International Logistics Consulting

Direct Drive Logistics provides 20 ft. international shipping containers for when you need reliable, cost-effective overseas freight transportation. Our logistics experts become part of your team, collaborating to select optimal international intermodal carriers to meet your cargo, transit and delivery timeline specifications. We tap into our expansive networks to connect your freight to high-performing trucks and reliable drivers for port transfers.

With end-to-end supply chain management services, we oversee customs documentation, conduct advanced tracking from origin pickup through final delivery and proactively monitor your shipment so you have complete freight visibility. Trust Direct Drive Logistics and our international shipping containers to accelerate global expansion through turnkey, transparent logistics solutions tailored to your freight.

Call Direct Drive Logistics today for a free quote on any international freight containers and freight consulting.

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International Shipping Partner for Every Step

When you’re ready to expand operations overseas through exporting or importing goods, rely on Direct Drive Logistics as your turnkey global shipping partner. We provide comprehensive assistance whether you need targeted support coordinating outbound freight transportation or end-to-end import and export logistics management.

Our expert team oversees key details throughout your freight’s journey. Our drayage services handle inland transportation, seamlessly moving containers between ships, rail lines and trucks. Our intermodal coordination gets your products from origin to destination port efficiently, reducing handoffs for better security and accountability.

International Customs Brokerage

Expanding into new countries involves navigating the complexities of customs regulations, import and export taxes and documentation filing for every global shipment. Rather than tackling these intricate processes alone, leverage Direct Drive Logistics’ customs brokerage team to smoothly handle end-to-end clearance processes.

Our specialists guide you through classifying goods using the Harmonized Tariff Code (HTS) to determine associated duties and taxes for shipments. We research and leverage any available bilateral or multilateral trade agreements to legally minimize fees. Our experts then prepare and submit all necessary paperwork on your behalf to both origin and destination customs authorities.

With intimate knowledge of import and export declaration filing procedures around the world, we accurately complete documents like commercial invoices, bills of ladings, export packing lists and cargo release orders required for your freight to clear customs. Direct Drive Logistics handles all customs processes to avoid shipment delays and keep more money in your pocket.

International container freight shipping solutions


20 Foot Container Dimensions


Useable cube (cu. ft.): 1,169


Length (ft.-in): 19-4
Width (in.): 92.5
Height (in.): 94


Width (in.): 92
Height (in.): 90


48'' x 40'' (units): 10
48'' x 42'' (units): 10


Container only (lbs.): 5,400
Container w/chassis (lbs.): 11,600

A 20 ft international intermodal load holds up to 10 pallets of 48"X40" or 48"X42" units. It has 1,169 cubic feet of interior space to hold your goods. Whether you are shipping internationally from door to door or port to port or port to door our international shipping logistics brokers will help you find the best solutions for your specific needs. If the 20-foot container is not large enough for your international shipping capacities we also offer the 40 ft. and 45 ft. containers. The 45-foot container has an international shipping capacity of up to 24 standard-sized pallets. 

Our dedicated freight brokerage team has extensive experience and skill in dealing with all sizes of international freight.

What ships in a 20-foot container? 

A 20-foot shipping container can hold: 

  • 10 standard pallet units (48"x40" or 48"x42")
  • 1-2 cars or SUVs
  • 60 refrigerators
  • 200 full-sized mattresses 
  • 4,000 shoe boxes
  • Roughly the contents of a 3-bedroom house
Our expert logistic broker consultants will evaluate and find the best solution for your international shipping needs. We will find the most expedited and cost-effective solution for your freight.