When shipping furniture from US to Europe, the most common form of overseas shipping used is container shipping. Typically, furniture is loaded into 20 or 40 foot containers, and then is loaded onto container ships using large, powerful cranes. When shipping furniture to Europe, you must consider the size of your shipment. If you have enough furniture to fill a container, then shipping via container ship will be the most economical choice for shipping furniture overseas.
Shipping companies often charge less when you ship more containers at the same time, so if you can wait and send a large bulk order, you are more likely to pay a lower price than if you send containers individually. The only disadvantage to shipping furniture to Europe by container ship is time. Shipping by container ship typically takes 3 to 5 weeks, so if time is important, you may want to check other available options for shipping furniture to Europe. Shipping furniture by airplane is the fastest option; however it is typically much more expensive than shipping on container ships.