Container Shipping to Belgium from USA
Our specialty is shipping containers of all kinds to Belgium from the USA. We feature a variety of shipping lines setting sail from all major ports in the country, backed by more than 25 years dedicated experience. We take pride in safely to efficiently ship your products, such as consumer and capital goods; foods, feeds and beverages; industrial supplies and materials; and automotive vehicles (cars, parts, and engines) all the way to Belgium.
Here's how it works:
To get the process started, advise us on where the goods are located, what exactly you plan to ship, and which size container you need. Consult our handy online guide for container size suggestions (below). After submitting your quote form, we will let you know your price tag for shipping a container to Belgium. Please note, we will only authorize your credit card to make sure the funds are there when you first place an order. We will not charge it at this time; once the credit card has come back authorized, we start the transport process. This involves sending our truck driver to your location with an empty container of your choosing. Once all goods are loaded and the container has been sealed, it’s time for the driver to bring it to the departure port. Here, the container is loaded onto a ship for the trip to Belgium. Your responsibility is to mail a notarized Original Bill of Sale for Customs clearance purposes to our office. A copy of this is handed over to the truck driver, along with a mandatory dock receipt (we will provide you with this). Payment can be made by credit card, check, or bank transfer, whichever is easiest for you.
It is our responsibility to provide the appropriate documents to meet export compliance standards, plus we handle any and all of your container shipping needs. This leaves you with more time to concentrate on business dealings, leaving the logistics hassles up to us. We hold our prospective customers dear, providing them with relevant information on efficient container shipping to Belgium, as well as tracking information to keep the receiver in the loop. Our company prides itself on giving affordable container shipping quotes, with a mission of helping your business more efficiently ship containers to Belgium from anywhere in the USA. You’ll soon find out this is where we blow away our competition.
Information For USA Based Companies -
Some commodities and goods require a license to export. So, if your company is shipping a container to Belgium, you’ll have to find out if such a license is necessary. We can provide you with this information once you have submitted your quote with detailed shipping information. Import duties fall under the responsibility of the importer (receiver) upon product arrival at the designated port. You don’t have to worry about that aspect.
The US Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the agency in charge of enforcing laws and regulations for all goods leaving the USA. For the most part, they are the sole enforcers of such export rules and regulations, but with some goods, they delegate authority to other government agencies. In these cases, commodity licensing requirements should be directed to the agency in charge. Pharmaceutical companies in the US wishing to ship a container of prescription drugs to Belgium, for instance, will need to obtain a license.
For those who would like to find out information on basic commodities/products which may require export licenses, the following websites are helpful to look up: 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. Check out agency information and phone numbers, as well, plus links to other government agencies with export control responsibilities. If you’re just starting out in the industry and need to familiarize yourself with international trade importing/exporting containers, go here: US Customs & Border Protection - Basic Importing and Exporting. If for some reason you need to know what the duty rates are for Belgium, contact the Belgium Embassy in Washington DC.
Fill out our convenient quote form if you require a quote to ship a container to Belgium. We’ll also advise you on whether or not your shipment needs a permit or license to be exported. Let us know what you are shipping by clicking the green "Get Rates" button.
Information for Belgium Based Companies -
Are you a Belgium-based business aiming to import goods? You’ll first need to check if a license is required in importing controlled goods. Getting the right license can mean the difference between a hassle-free shipment and a violation of criminal law. Barriers to entry may come up if the company on the receiving end at the Belgium port is not sufficiently prepared with import duties and/or permits. Note that USA-based companies are not responsible for paying import duty; the receiver pays these at pickup in Belgium.
Shipping Container Measurements - 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC
Because many companies don't know what type of container to use, we have conveniently supplied our container dimensions here. It’s helpful for us to know whether you’re going to need a 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC (High Container) container, so check these guidelines prior to submitting a quote request. We can’t give you an accurate quote on pricing without a container size. The picture to the right helps to illustrate the height difference between a 40ft container and a 40ft HC. In general, most of our customers go with the more common 20ft container and the 40ft HC.Marine Insurance - Protecting Your Product
Don’t get stuck paying up if your equipment is lost or damaged. Opt for the marine insurance, which can go a long way toward insuring your product. If your equipment is broken or lost in shipment, you could end up getting paid $500. Legally the person or company on the Bill of Lading is entitled to $500 in the event of damage, according to COGSA (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act). For an example, if you are planning on shipping $50,000 (USD) of electronics, take the optional insurance on your shipment to avoid possibly receiving only a $500 entitlement. Damages, while rare, do occur. Also, don’t forget to wrap or otherwise protect your product prior to loading the container, as you can be sure that the ship will be rocking at sea. Properly pack fragile items, such as glass and electronics, to ensure your product comes out in the same condition it went in. We can help you calculate the cost of marine insurance, as this varies on the overall value of your product. It’s optional, but marine insurance is a great investment.
For Peace of Mind, Protect Your Container Shipments with Marine Insurance. You’ll Be Glad You Did!
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 Belgium, 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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