Transporting goods in containers is the most efficient and cost-effective way to move your products globally. The wide variety of container types can be confusing, so here’s a little overview to show you the main differences.

FCL - normal dry containers

An FCL (Full Container Load) shipment means that we reserve a container for your products only. No freight from other suppliers is loaded in the same container.

We can send containers to your site if loading or unloading is possible at your premises. If on-site loading isn’t an option, we will pick up your goods via specialised transport and arrange loading at the port in our warehouse facilities. For import shipments, we can even place the container on the ground with a side-loader.


In addition to standard dry equipment, there are many different options to transport your goods.

There is an ideal solution for every commodity and quantity!

Special equipment cargo

Open top containers are used mainly for shipping cargo with excessive height. The roof of an open top container has a removable bow and tarpaulin to accommodate items higher than the standard measurements.

Flat rack containers can be used for cargo that is too high, too wide or too long to fit in conventional containers.


Reefers are refrigerated containers that maintain the required conditions during transportation of temperature-sensitive cargo. Reefers can be used for frozen cargo such as fries and seafood, or chilled cargo such as fruit, chocolate, and flower bulbs. We have specific expertise in the reefer segment and are confident that we can provide you with the exact solution you need.

Project Cargo

For years we have successfully transported special cargo such as multimillion dollar shipments of vehicles, heavy machinery and large loads of steel. Project cargo is no mystery to us; your freight is safe with us. We have the expertise in our team to handle difficult, complicated and sensitive cargo.

We welcome any challenge!

Exceptional needs

With our extensive partner network and location near the Port of Rotterdam, we can find all types of equipment for you, whether owned by the carrier or the shipper, from hard top open tops, to 20ft high cubes or anything in between! We are happy to assist you in your search for the best container for your cargo.


There is a solution for every commodity and quantity. We pride ourselves on finding the right match for you. To find out more about what you might need, consult our container details & get in touch with us.

Secure chain

Customs have recently initialised a secure chain for your cargo! No unknown or outside parties can have access to your cargo and you are ensured of a certified pickup! Embassy Freight is part of this secure chain, so you know your cargo is in safe hands. 

Would you like more information?

Contact one of our team members, who will gladly assist you.