Container shipping

Reserve your spot today on our upcoming container ship! Experience efficient and economical international container shipping services to, from, and beyond the UAE. Our versatile cargo handling includes a variety of goods, ranging from oversized items to temperature-sensitive merchandise. Catering to diverse needs, we offer both Full container load (FCL) and less than container load (LCL) options, ensuring your specific shipping requirements are met with precision and care.

Limitless Reach: Move Your Cargo Across The Globe with Expert Container Shipping

Vervo Middle East, a premier transport and logistics company in the heart of the UAE, specializes in international cargo shipping, including versatile container transport.

With decades of global expertise in traversing the seas via container shipping, we excel at offering safe, convenient, and cost-effective container transport to and from +120 countries. Whether you need to move LCL or FCL cargo, our delivery services range from port-to-port to comprehensive door-to-door delivery for all cargo types and volumes.

Moreover, we leverage multimodal transportation, integrating sea, land, and rail freight forwarding for more cost-efficient solutions. With valuable strategic partnerships and resources, we tailor the most effective shipping strategies at the best container shipping rates available for your needs.

Comprehensive Container Shipping Service in the UAE

Vervo Middle East offers a diverse selection of containers to suit every need, including standard and open-top containers, flat racks, reefer containers, and an array of specialized options in different sizes. Our flexibility in offering both Less than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL) freight forwarding ensures a tailored, efficient, and cost-effective container transport solution for any requirement.

With extensive global infrastructure that enables seamless international container shipping across continents, including Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe, we ensure reliable and timely delivery no matter the destination.
Container shipping

Middle East Logistics Solutions



Our comprehensive array of warehousing services, available in the UAE and further afield, caters to every cargo requirement. This includes bonded storage, freight consolidation, cargo labeling, distribution, and inventory management. Contact us for a free quote today.
Customs Brokerage

Customs Brokerage

Leverage our expertise in customs brokerage across the UAE and globally in over 120 countries. We guarantee your cargo's full compliance with international regulations, handle all documentation, duties, and taxes, and streamline your import and export procedures for maximum efficiency.
Air forwarding

Air forwarding

We offer fast and reliable air freight services, connecting major cargo airports worldwide with the UAE. No matter the type of your cargo, simply furnish our logistical team with the details, and we'll guarantee prompt and precise air transportation to or from the UAE with added value. Connect today!
Car shipping

Car shipping

Effortlessly transport your vehicle to the UAE, whether it's a standard car, motorcycle, electric vehicle, classic, or high-performance race car. Our team handles customs clearance meticulously, ensuring your vehicle's journey to its new destination is expertly managed with attention to detail.

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Integrated Logistics Services For Container Shipping

Our integrated logistics services for container shipping encompass a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to streamline and optimize the entire shipping process, including:

  • Transportation management, route optimization
  • Warehouse and distribution services
  • Customs Clearance and Compliance
  • Cargo tracking, monitoring, and visibility
  • Risk management and marine insurance
  • Supply chain optimization
  • E-commerce and omnichannel logistics
  • Specialized deliveries and Handling
  • Cross-docking, transloading, transshipping, and multimodal logistics

What’s Possible With Vervo Middle East?

Besides our comprehensive suite of customizable logistics services, we provide a diverse range of container options and transportation methods, tailored to meet your specific needs and the nature of your cargo.

International container shipping with Vervo Middle East seamlessly integrates multimodal transportation, blending the efficiencies of land and rail freight forwarding. This approach offers you the optimal solution for long-distance freight, optimizing both speed and cost.

Vervo Middle East caters to over 2300 regular clients. Our dedicated logistics team is adept at identifying the most cost-effective and efficient route for your cargo, with flexible transit times even for less-than-load cargo. 

The cost of international container shipping is influenced by factors such as distance, container size and type, the chosen mode of transport, and the handling services. Through our strategic network worldwide, we always offer competitive pricing, ensuring that you receive the best possible service at the most reasonable cost.

International Container Shipping with All Modes of Transport

Container Shipping by Sea

Access a variety of container shipping services via sea freight: FCL and LCL shipments; port-to-port and door-to-door delivery; customs clearance and brokerage; container tracking and scheduling; specialized cargo handling; warehousing and more. Ideal for both international and heavy domestic/regional shipping due to its cost-effectiveness for large volumes and heavy goods. Perfect for bulk goods, heavy machinery, oversized cargo, and the like. Generally, it is more economical for larger shipments over long distances. Compared to other modes sea freight entails longer transit times but is efficient for global routes. We connect you with major seaports in the UAE and worldwide! We cater to different container sizes and cargo volumes, ensuring flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

Container Shipping by Road

We offer comprehensive container shipping via land freight (truck/road) that are well-suited for intra-GCC trade and local distribution: local and long-distance trucking; LTL and FTL logistics; expedited shipping; cross-docking services; GPS-enabled fleet; tailored trucking solutions based on cargo size, type, and your unique requirements. Besides our suite of logistical services. Best for domestic shipping within the UAE or for short regional shipments to neighboring countries. Container shipping by truck is more cost-effective for short distances, but costs can rise with fuel prices and road tolls. Land freight entails faster transit times and more flexible routes. Our container shipping services via land freight offer vital connectivity for inland transportation, ensuring containers reach their final destination seamlessly in the UAE and globally. 

Container Shipping by Rail

What do we offer? Utilizing UAE’s national rail network and global railways we provide bulk cargo transport; intermodal solutions; reliable scheduling; eco-friendly, safe and secure transportation. Container shipping by rail is efficient for long domestic routes or international shipping where rail connectivity is available. Rail freight is most suitable for bulk commodities, heavy and oversized items. It is also economical for large volumes, less affected by fuel price fluctuations compared to road transport. It offers fixed routes but reliable schedules and transit times. Rail freight is useful for larger domestic shipments or connecting to neighboring countries with rail links. We cater to different cargo types utilizing various rail locomotives, besides our comprehensive suite of logistics services.

Stay connected. We always have room for your cargo.

Common Types of Containers That We Offer in the UAE and Globally:

Standard Containers

These are the backbone of international container shipping, providing a secure, enclosed space for a wide range of goods. Available in popular sizes like 20, 40, and 45 feet, they accommodate everything from 11 Euro pallets to larger, non-standard loads. Suitable for sea, rail, or road transport, they offer a versatile and cost-effective solution for most shipping needs.

Open Containers

Distinguished by their removable roofs and door supports, open containers simplify the loading of heavy or oversized items from above or the front. Ideal for non-standard loads requiring forklift handling, they provide flexibility for challenging cargo.

Refrigerated Containers (Reefers)

Essential for temperature-sensitive shipments like food, medicine, and other perishables, reefers maintain temperatures from +25 to -25 degrees Celsius. Available in standard sizes, they can be customized to fit specific load volumes, ensuring the optimal condition of the cargo.

Flat Rack Containers

With two side walls for securing cargo, flat racks are perfect for shipping non-standard, heavy, or oversized items like technical equipment. Available in 20 and 40 feet sizes, they are a go-to choice for challenging cargo types.

Ventilated Containers

These containers are equipped with ventilation systems, making them ideal for transporting goods like grains, coffee, or cocoa that require air exchange to preserve quality.

Bulk Containers

Designed for the safe transport of bulk goods, these 20-foot containers feature roof openings for loading and internal funnels for easy unloading. Commonly used for dry foods such as seeds, spices, and grains, they streamline the handling of bulk cargo.

Tank Containers

Similar to road tankers, tank containers transport various liquids, including juices, oils, and hazardous chemicals (ADR classified). Their large volume capacity makes them cost-effective for certain types of liquid cargo.

Container Platform

These flat, side-less containers are tailored for heavy and oversized cargo. Equipped with specialized loading, unloading, and securing equipment, they ensure safe transportation of exceptionally large or heavy items.

Each of these container types plays a vital role in optimizing container shipping for specific cargo needs, offering solutions tailored to the unique requirements of different goods. Understanding the right container type for your shipment can lead to significant cost savings, improved safety, and more efficient transport, whether it's by sea, land, or rail.

Vervo Middle East is dedicated to guiding you in selecting the optimal container type that aligns with your specific cargo class and its requirements. We not only aim to ensure cost-effectiveness but also to match the container choice precisely with the nature of the cargo and its volume. Whether it's delicate, temperature-sensitive goods, oversized equipment, or bulk commodities, we provide expert advice and tailored solutions. Our comprehensive understanding of each container type's capabilities and limitations enables us to offer informed recommendations, ensuring that your cargo is transported in the most efficient, safe, and cost-effective manner possible, regardless of the transportation mode – be it sea, land, or rail.

International Container Shipping with Vervo Middle East

Cargo Insurance

When transporting expensive or rare goods to and from the UAE, you can insure your cargo to protect your finances and guarantee your peace of mind. Access customizable marine insurance packages, with limited and full coverage.

Customs Clearance

The customs clearance formalities are generally complex. Our team helps you understand everything required to ensure cargo compliance whether in the UAE or globally with full visibility.


We provide all types of warehousing across the seven emirates and beyond. Store your cargo with 24/7 security and comprehensive warehousing services: inventory management, labeling, distributions, and more.

Cargo Tracking and Monitoring

Track and monitor your container all the way. With a click of a button, you can maintain visibility on the cargo location and status. Check our tracking and monitoring solutions on the website.

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Contact our team and get a free consultation today with competitive container shipping quotes customized to your cargo needs.