Timing Your Container Shipment

What to keep in mind

There are a number of factors like, timing, season, storage and more, involved in your shipment and are all explained in the tab-box below.

When in doubt, always tell us your idea shipping scenario and special needs and we will work out a plan of action just right for you!


Timing your partial shipment is a highly personal decision.

The biggest question in timing your shipment is; “where do you want to live without your household goods?“ Once this is determined then you can work with the other shipping factors (location, season, etc.) and a calender to develop a pick up date.


Use the locations in the Door to Door Time Schedule to guide your schedule.  Remember, the dates are approximate and can change at any time.


Most families move during the summer, while the children have summer vacation, resulting in June, July and August being known as the busy season or peak season. The rest of the year is known as the off season.

It is crucial to keep this in mind when setting your pick up date. Pick up dates in the summer need to set at least 5 weeks in advance. Ideally, you will schedule your summer shipment at least 6 weeks in advance.

Time of Month

Just like there are busy seasons and off seasons in the year, there are also busy times of the month.

This busiest time of the month is the last week, when leases tend to expire and people move from home to home.


If you need storage, rest assured – storage is available.

Scheduling Your Pick Up

When scheduling your pick up, please taking into consideration 1) the season and 2) the time of the month.  If you want a pick up the last week of July, you need to understand that this week is in high demand and will be completely booked a month or more in advance.

You can use this helpful Date Calculator to determine a pick up date or project a door to door delivery date.  (Remember, there are many factors involved in your container shipment and the dates are only approximate.)

It is best to schedule your pick-up as soon as possible.
January through AprilMay through AugustSeptember through December
Set Pick-Up Date2 – 4 weeks4 – 6 weeks2 – 4 weeks

Door to Door Time Schedule

Schedules can change at any time and without warning. Times are approximate.
New YorkSavannahMiamiLos AngelesSeattleN.A. Interior
Residence to Vessel Loading5 days5 days5 days5 days5 days8 days
Sailing to Israel (Ashdod)21 days21 days30 days60 days60 days21 days
Delivery in Israel5 to 7 days5 to 7 days5 to 7 days5 to 7 days5 to 7 days5 to 7 days
Approximate Door to Door32 days32 days41 days71 days71 days35 days