Container Shipping to Japan from USA
Our company provides superior service when it comes to quality container shipping to Japan. Backed by more than 25 years of experience in container shipping, we have the qualifications necessary to ensure smooth operations and logistics handling, especially when you consider our many shipping lines departing from all major USA ports. We ship anything from consumer and capital goods, to car parts, food, and industrial supplies.
Here's how it works:
We provide helpful information for both the company sending the container and the company receiving the container. We outline the crucial components of the container shipping process throughout this webpage and through email. Our biggest service, though, is helping your business streamline the container shipping process through a stress-free experience handled by our staff of experts. We oversee all logistics and even provide tracking information if needed. And since we provide all necessary documents required for export compliance standards, you can focus solely on improving your business operations. We aim to continue to help your business efficiently ship containers to Japan from USA, while offering to streamline the entire process for you. So how does it all work?
First, we have to know you have funds available to cover the cost of the shipment. This is why we authorize your credit card first without charging it. When we receive this and other pertinent information as you submit your quote, such as location and type of goods, as well as container size, we can alert our truck driver to head over to your location for pickup. The driver will wait for the company to fill-up the empty container, then he will seal the container. The truck driver will then transport the goods to the assigned departure port, destined for Japan. After that, you should mail a notarized original Bill of Sale to our Ship Overseas Inc office. This is a required step for Customs clearance. A copy of this document, plus the dock receipt (which we make available to you), is handed to the truck driver. It is at this time that we will accept final payment. We will provide a step-by-step process of what to do once you submit a quote so don't worry if you forget for now. Also, our staff is in consistent contact with our customers.
Information For USA Based Companies -
Companies intending to ship a container to Japan should first research whether or not a license is required to export their particular goods. Companies that don’t know what conditions warrant a license can rely on us to provide this information. Just be sure to fill out the quote form to the best of your knowledge. Be aware upon product arrival at the destination port, the importer (receiver) pays all import duties that may arise.
The governing body that enforces all laws and regulations on goods exiting the USA is the United States Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). However, sometimes other agencies are given authority by the CBP to act as the leading agency when it comes to certain types of commodities or goods. To put this in perspective, a US company dealing in pharmaceuticals wishing to ship a container full of prescription medications to Japan requires a license to export these items.
If you find yourself needing detailed information on agencies, phone numbers, and basic commodities/products that need export licenses, browse the following websites: U.S. Department of Commerce (this one is the most common); 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; and the Bureau of the Census. They all contain timely information regarding government agencies with export control responsibilities. New to all this and want to personally know more? Peruse the latest international trade importing/exporting container information at: US Customs & Border Protection - Basic Importing and Exporting. You don't have to know any of this because we'll be able to tell you exactly what to do once you submit all the information in the quote form. If for any reason you have any questions regarding a container shipment to Japan, contact us OR contact the Japanese Embassy in Washington, DC
Select the "Get Rates" button so we can better advise you on licensing regarding a shipment to Japan. Get a fast quote from us to give you an idea of price, too.
Information for Japanese Based Companies -
Checking if a license is required when considering importing controlled goods is a crucial step. Skipping this may lead to a serious offenses. In this respect, the receiving company in Japan should hold broad knowledge of import duties and/or permits, in order to ensure smooth operations at point of entry. To find the import duty costs for a particular product, please see the Japanese Customs Duty Rates. Ship Overseas will ship the container to Japan and set up the paperwork so the Japanese Customs agents can clearly find everything they need. Here is more information on import procedures for Japan Customs.
Shipping Container Measurements - 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC
Not sure about container size? We provide a handy guide to show you our typical sizes to fit just about anything: 20ft, 40ft, and 40ft HC (High Container). Check out our detailed container dimensions here to assist you in determining the right size, which you should also include on your quote form. This way, we can supply the most accurate pricing. The image to the right shows what the difference in height is between a 40ft container and a 40ft HC. The most common container sizes are the 20ft container and the 40ft HC, but this varies by company.Marine Insurance - Protecting Your Product
According to COGSA (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act), if a shipment is lost or damaged in transit, the person or company listed on the Bill of Lading is entitled to $500. This shows you the importance of signing up for the optional marine insurance. It could save your total investment if your product is damaged en route to Japan. Accidents, while rare, do happen. Be prepared for these eventualities by insuring your goods. Also, since the ship is guaranteed to sway, it’s possible your shipment could get damaged in the back and forth motion. Securely package your products to ensure their condition remains the same as when they were initially put in the container. We can help assess how much your marine insurance total will be once we know the state value of your goods.
Avoid headaches of loss or damage by enlisting the help of marine insurance to cover your container.
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 Japan, 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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