When ordering from Borgarplast one must bear in mind the transportation cost from Iceland to the destination country. When ordering more than one type of product it is sometimes possible to make better use of the transportation container space, like smaller Plastic Bulk Containers can fit inside bigger models. If needed more detailed description of quantity and mixing of products in the containers can be provided.
How long does delivery take?
1. If the product is in stock, the delivery (FOB Reykjavik) takes within 14 days
after the buyer has confirmed the order and fulfilled the agreed terms.
Standard stock colours are beige for high-insulated tubs and blue for
heavy-duty tubs and pallets.
2. If the product is not in stock and must be manufactured, delivery time
depends on both the quantity involved and the project status at Borgarplast’s
plant at the time.
In what kind of containers are the products transported?
Products are generally transported in fully loaded dry sea containers; occasionally, when small quantities are involved, they are shipped as loose freight although this is much more expensive. The containers used are 20′ DC (dry container), 40′ DC and 40′ HC (high cube). The latter two are the most common transportation modes.
When there are direct voyages from Reykjavik to scheduled ports of call for Icelandic shipping companies, 20′ and 40′ OT (open top) containers are often used. They are often substantially overloaded. If the combined height of the container and truck is above 4,20m the container cannot be transported via the road systems of the countries involved and must be emptied in the relevant shipping company’s operations area.
At what ports do Icelandic shipping lines call?
Icelandic shipping lines sail weekly (departing from Iceland on Thursdays) to the following ports in Europe:
• Thorshavn and Kollafjordur (Faroe Islands)
• Immingham (UK)
• Rotterdam (Netherlands)
• Cuxhaven and Hamburg (Germany)
• Aarhus (Denmark)
• Varberg and Helsingborg (Sweden)
• Fredrikstad (Norway)
Cargo vessels from Reykjavik also operate non-scheduled sailings to
• Greenland (all ports)
Icelandic shipping lines also maintain regular services (every two weeks) from Reykjavik to North America. The ports of call are:
• Argentia (Newfoundland, Canada)
• Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada)
• Boston (Massachusetts, U.S.A)
• Richmond (Virginia, U.S.A)
c. Other continents
Transshipment to other parts in Europe, W-America, Asia, Australia and South America (as well as outlying European ports) is generally handled in Rotterdam, Hamburg and Bremerhaven.
What about freight forwarding from the ports of call?
Overland road and rail transportation is available from the ports listed both within and between these countries and to other places in Europe. Transhipment to freight vessels or barges is also handled at these ports.
Overland transportation is arranged within the USA (Ricmond and Boston) and Canada (from Halifax and Argentia), as well as freighting by sea to ports in the USA and Central and South America.
c. Other continents
Transhipment to Asia, Australia and South America (as well as outlying European ports) is generally handled in Rotterdam, Hamburg and Bremerhaven.
Can you deliver door to door (pier to pier)?
Pier to pier service is provided in Europe (including all of Russia and the former states of the Soviet Union) and North America but not in other continents.
What assistance can Borgarplast and shipping companies provide buyers at ships’ ports of call or in connection with importation?
Thanks to its large volume of shipping both to and from Iceland, Borgarplast has managed to negotiate favourable agreements with Icelandic shipping lines on transportation from Reykjavik to their scheduled ports of call.
For freight forwarding from ports of call, customers can find the most economical option for themselves if they prefer, or ask Borgarplast to assist them. Buyers are informed of all available offers. On request, shipping lines will handle any paperwork at the port of call, such as customs clearance, THC (terminal handling costs), documentation, etc., for a modest fee, with or without Borgarplast’s involvement. Borgarplast can also assist in procuring bids for door-to-door delivery from its plant direct to the customer.
How many insulated pallet containers can fit in a transportation container?
This depends on the sizes and configuration of the pallet containers.
Number of insulated pallet containers with lids that can fit into different types of transport containers:
|SIZE||20′ DC||20′ OT||40′ DC||40′ HC||40′ OT|
* The higher number shows the maximum amount of plastic bulk containers but with limited amount of lids.
What is the content weight of containers carrying Borgarplast products?
In a 20’DC container the content weight is often 2000 – 2700 kg. In a 40’DC container it is about 4400 – 5400 kg and in a 40’HC container 5000 – 6000 kg.
How many pallets can fit in a transportation container?
This depends on the sizes and configuration of the pallets.
Number of plastic pallets that can fit into different types of transport containers:
|Type||Version||20 ft. DC||40 ft. DC||40 ft. HC|
|Euro pallet||plain top face||260||550||650|
|Industrial pallet||plain top face||235||470||527|