Container Shipping to Asia from USA
Our international shipping company boasts more than 25 years of experience shipping containers to Asia. We feature shipping lines sailing to all coastal countries in Asia, with shipped products ranging from consumer goods and capital goods to foods, feeds and beverages. We also handle industrial supplies and materials, and automotive vehicles (cars, parts, and engines). On this web page, you’ll find the most relevant information to ship a container to Asia for both the company sending the container and the company receiving the container. Providing a quote for container shipping to Asia is simple. We do all we can to help your business streamline the container shipping process, which is where we rise above the competition. This involves sending our truck driver with an empty container to the product location, where the truck driver waits until the container is filled. Once full, our trucker then drives to the shipping docks, where the container is carefully loaded onto the ship, heading to its final destination. We will provide all information for tracking your container, if requested, to keep the receiver happy.
Information For The Exporter (USA Based Companies) -
If your company is shipping a container to Asia, you may need a special license if exporting certain types of commodities or goods. We will let you know if you require a license once you fill out the quote form. Simply let us know what you are shipping. Your company does not have to worry about paying the import duties, since the receiver pays for these. Import duties are due upon product arrival at the destination port.
The United States Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the governing body responsible for enforcing laws and regulations for all goods exiting the USA, enforces export rules and regulations. However, it delegates authority to other government agencies for certain commodities or goods. So, direct all commodity licensing requirements to that lead agency. For instance, a pharmaceutical company shipping a container to Asia requires a license to export prescription drugs.
You can view the websites of the U.S. Department of Commerce; Bureau of Industry and Security; Department of State; Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Office of Foreign Assets Control; or the Bureau of the Census websites to find out agency information, phone numbers, and basic commodities/products which may require export licenses. On these websites, you’ll also find information from numerous government agencies with export control responsibilities. If your company is new to international trade importing/exporting containers, check out this great source to learn from: US Customs & Border Protection - Basic Importing and Exporting.
Information for the Importer (Asia-Based Companies) -
Detailed knowledge about import duties and/or permits is important, as many road blocks can pop up for an unprepared importer. All countries within Asia have their own import regulations and therefore handle their imports differently, especially in regards to import compliance. Hover your cursor over the "Container Shipping" tab to find your country and obtain more import duty information for a specific country in Asia. Keep in mind that import duties vary depending on the type of imported products. The company receiving the product normally pays for all import duties, if any, at the port of arrival.
If you are an Asian company and need to ship a container within Asia, contact your Customs Department to get exact import duty rates for your products. Browse the web for this contact information and research whether a permit is required to import your goods.
Shipping Container Measurements - 20 Foot and 40 Foot
Thanks to our extensive experience helping companies worldwide ship containers to Asia, we know that the shipper and/or buyer may not know what kind of container suits their exact needs. For this reason, we have provided helpful container dimensions hereto assist the shipping department determine whether to use a 20ft, 40ft, or 40ft HC (High Container) container. Look to the image at your left to see the height difference between a 40ft container and a 40ft HC. We help both small and large companies export containers from USA to Asia, and the most common container sizes are the 20 foot container and the 40 foot HC.Marine Insurance - Protecting Your Product
First off, damages are rare. But if the receiving company wants to protect its purchase from damages that may occur during shipment, it has the option of adding marine insurance prior to paying. During the trip, the ship will rock due to choppy water so you’re best off packing your product safely before loading it inside the container, taking special care of fragile items like electronics or anything breakable. The amount of optional marine insurance you need depends on the value of the product.
Why choose us over the competition?
We have a solid track record and are an Accredited Company registered with the Better Business Bureau. Click the BBB image to the left to validate our A+ Accreditation. When shipping a container to Asia, both the sender and receiver should only work with a BBB Accredited business.
We are registered with the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission). Click the image to the left and Select "Organization Name" and type in "Ship Overseas". Here is proof of our FMC Certification (also known as a NVOCC License). Never use an international car shipping company who cannot prove they are certified with the Federal Government.
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