Partnership with European Group Provides Expertise, Instant Quotes for Major EU Ports


We are pleased to announce that we’ve expanded the auto quoting function of our software SiShips to now include European shipping lanes. With booking available directly through our system, auto quotes are an efficient way to ensure you’re getting the best rates for your shipment and can save you and your business valuable time and money. “Expanding our instant quoting service to Europe means increased carrier options, capacity, and rate transparency – all at our customer’s fingertips,” says Sheltered International founder Andrew Ciccarone. Read on to learn more about the new function.

Providing EU Full Container Rates

While SiShips previously offered auto quotes from Asian ports, European ports were more complex. “The EU market is very diverse, with many small countries each requiring niche market knowledge,” explains Ciccarone. “This can make the market particularly difficult for a customer to navigate efficiently.”

Although SiShips already provides spot quotes for European shipping lanes, we wanted to provide the ease and efficiency of auto quotes for those clients shipping from Europe as well as from Asia. The solution? Partner with a European business, combining its expertise with that of Sheltered International. “Our partner in the EU was established in 1968, has more than 40 offices in 25 countries, and over 100 million euros of purchasing power,” says Ciccarone. “SiShips technology combined with that expertise and purchasing power is a compelling benefit for our customers.”

How to Access Full Container Auto Quotes

Obtaining a full container quote in the SiShips system is easy. Simply click “Quotes,” within the software, then click “Full Container Auto Quote.” From there, input the origin city and destination. The software can provide auto quotes for ports in the following countries:

auto quotes shipping European ports

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom


If the port you’re shipping from isn’t available for an auto quote, our experts are available to provide a custom quote for your business. Simply request a spot quote and our team will get back to you with rates and routes available. Learn more about requesting a quote.


Ready to streamline your freight forwarding experience? From quoting to tracking, SiShips makes shipping easy, giving you more time to worry about building your business. Contact us today to learn more.