Containers! Containers! Containers!

Safe and secure shipping from door-to-door.

Secure Shipping

Shipping a container is a great, secure way to move a house full of goods to Israel.  Container shipments are minimally handled, usually just once at the time of loading and once at the time of delivery, plus containers are usually packed full, keeping everything in place.

Unless there is a survey, which very rarely happens, your container will be sealed from beginning to end.


It may seem that there are a lot of choices on how to handle your container shipment, however is mostly comes down to full service vs. DIY (do-it-yourself).  Do you want full-service, professional packing and/or loading or do you want to handle that yourself?

A Plan for You!

Making a shipping plan is easier then you might expect.  Here’s how you do it.

  1. Container Size : From the Which Container Do You Need?  table below, select which container size best fits your current residence.
    If your residence  is in between a 20′ and a 40′ container then you have to decide to either:
    1) trim your shipping list so it will all get into a 20′ container
    2) plan on taking a 40′ container
    3) send a 20′ container as well as a partial shipment.
  2. Location : In the Options by Location table, find your city, or the one closest to your city, and Service Options available.
  3. Service Options : Use the Cost Determining Factors table to understand your options or constraints.

The most important factor in making a shipping plan is your nature – if are you the type of person who wants to do everything yourself, if so, a DIY plan might work well, if not, then full service packing is the way to go!

Which Container do you Need?

Container SizeInside Dimensions : W x H x LApproximate VolumeApproximate Home Size
20′ Container7′ 8″ x 7′ 10″ x 19′ 4″1000 Cubic Feet1400 Square Feet
40′ Container7′ 8″ x 7′ 10″ x 39′ 5″2000 Cubic Feet2800 Square Feet
40′ HC Container7′ 8″ x 8′ 10″ x 39′ 5″2400 Cubic Feet3200 Square Feet

Options by Location

Information is based on shipping trends.
CityLoading OptionsServices Options
AllentownFull ServiceFull Service
AtlantaLive LoadDIY or Full Service
BaltimoreFull ServiceFull Service
BostonFull ServiceFull Service
ChicagoDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
CincinnatiLive LoadDIY or Full Service
ClevelandDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
DallasLive LoadDIY or Full Service
DenverDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
DetroitDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
HoustonDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
Las VegasLive LoadDIY or Full Service
Los AngelesFull ServiceFull Service
MiamiDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
MilwaukeeLive LoadDIY or Full Service
MinneapolisDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
MonrealDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
New York CityFull ServiceFull Service
OttawaLive LoadDIY or Full Service
PhiladelphiaFull ServiceFull Service
PhoenixLive LoadDIY or Full Service
PittsburghDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
PortlandLive LoadDIY or Full Service
San DiegoFull ServiceFull Service
San FranciscoDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
SeattleDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
St. LouisDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
TorontoDrop-n-Pick or Live LoadDIY or Full Service
Washington D.C.Full ServiceFull Service

Cost Determining Factors


Close to the Port : These are locations that are within hour from a major export seaport like; New York, Norfolk, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle. Proximity to a port is financially advantageous as the local trucking rates will be less.

Near a Train Depot : Sprinkled throughout the interior of North America are train depots – pivotal points for import and export. Some popular train depots are in Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Toronto, St. Louis and Denver. (this list is not all inclusive)

Far from Everything : These are locations where container shipping (or any shipping) is abnormally high – places like, Portland, Las Vegas, Postville, Boise, Dallas, Atlanta and more.

Loading Options

Drop-n-Pick : If your shipment is self packed and your home is very close to port or a train depot then we can drop off a container for you to load and pick it up when completed.  Remember to check with your neighbors and city officials for permission.

Live Load : This is the most common form of container loading.  Your container is brought to your home for loading and the driver and rig stay there until you’re done.  The container is then returned to the local train depot or port.

Service Options

Full Services Packing & Loading : This is the easiest way to do it! All you need to do is 1) open the door and 2) point to what you want packed and our industrious, polite crews will pack and wrap everything. All packing supplies and materials will be provided.

DIY Self Packing : This option is only for the industrious. Self packing is just that – you do all the packing and wrapping of your goods.

DIY Self Loading : Once your shipment is packed it needs to get loaded into the container and self loading means the responsibility is on your shoulders. Loading a 20′ container takes a 3-4 man crew about 3-4 hours.

Cost Factors

Pay for Services : This means you want full services packing and loading.

DIY : You prefer to do the packing and/or loading and save some money too!

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Your personal shipping plan

Now that you know what location factors are involved and what services are available making a shipping plan is super easy.  Why?  Because we do it for you.

We have the years of experience and established relationships to provide you with a competitive proposal with outstanding services.

Click on the button below and tell us about yourself and your ideal shipping scenario and we will get back to you shortly.

Compare your shipping list with our sample 20′ container!