You can request a ‘live load’ wherein the container can be scheduled to arrive at your address approximately the time when packing will be complete thus minimizing the container waiting time.
20’ foot containers usually take anywhere between 2 – 4 hours to load depending on the volume being shipped.
40’ foot containers usually take anywhere between 4 – 8 hours to load depending on the volume being shipped.
Note: Containers are hauled to your address by licensed trucking companies that have special permits to enter the port/terminal. The trucking companies offer 2 hours free loading (waiting) time for live loads. A $75 per hour waiting charge usually applies beyond 2 hours.