Container Shipping to Netherlands from USA
Rely on us to ship your container to the Netherlands from the USA. We have shipping lines departing from all major American ports. We hold 25 years of experience in this industry and are highly skilled at shipping containers to Netherlands containing products such as consumer goods, capital goods, industrial supplies and materials, and automotive vehicles (cars, parts, and engines).
Here's how it works:
On our end, we will handle all your container shipping needs, providing the appropriate documents to meet export compliance standards. By handling all the logistics for you, we allow you to focus solely on operating your business with no outside distractions. We aim to please our customers by offering relevant information on container shipping from the USA to the Netherlands, especially in giving out container shipping quotes. It’s our job to ensure an efficient container shipping processes, which is how we rise above the competition. In addition, we’ll provide your company with tracking information, if requested.
Information For USA Based Companies -
If your company is shipping a container to the Netherlands, it’s important to note that there are times when a license is required when exporting controlled commodities/goods. For those who are not sure whether a license is needed to export their product, we can fill you in on this information after receiving your quote form. Also, the importer, or receiver, is the one who pays for the import duties once the product arrives at its destination.
The governing body responsible for enforcing laws and regulations for all goods exiting the USA is the United States Department of Customs and Border Protection, or CBP for short. Even though the CBP enforces export rules and regulations, this governing body may pass on authority to other government agencies in some cases where particular commodities or goods are concerned, such as prescription drugs. So, in this example, a pharmaceutical company based in the US shipping a container to the Netherlands will require a license to export those drugs.
To learn which basic commodities/products require export licenses, 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. Here, you’ll also find agency information and phone numbers of government agencies boasting export control responsibilities. To arm yourself with knowledge of international trade importing/exporting containers, read this link: US Customs & Border Protection - Basic Importing and Exporting.
If you require a quote to ship a container to the Netherlands, the process is simple: just fill out the quote form and we’ll give you a price, plus we’ll let you know if your shipment requires a permit or license to be exported. To get going, click the big green "Get Rates" button.
Information for Dutch Based Companies -
A Dutch based business that wants to import goods of any kind must check to see if a license is required. It’s crucial to obtain the right license on importing controlled goods, as you don’t want to violate any laws. If the company receiving goods in the Netherlands is unprepared in regards to knowledge of import duties and/or permits, this could hold up the process and cause headaches for the receiver. We strongly urge the receiver to contact the Dutch Customs Department for import duties and/or possible permits. It’s worth noting that import duty is paid by the receiver at pickup in the Netherlands.
Shipping Container Measurements - 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC
In our 26 years of container shipping, we’ve noticed that many companies don't know what type of container to use to ship their products. To alleviate your concerns, we show our container dimensions here. Consult this guide prior to asking for a quote, as it’s helpful to note on the quote form whether you require a 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC (High Container). Pricing varies on container size. If you look to the right-hand picture, you’ll see the height difference between a 40ft container and a 40ft HC. Overall, most companies require the 20ft container and the 40ft HC for their purposes.Marine Insurance - Protecting Your Product
Marine insurance, while optional, is strongly recommended. You don’t want to risk damaging or losing your equipment during shipment, because, according to COGSA (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act) the person or company on the Bill of Lading is entitled to $500. For example, if a container that has product valued at $75,000 (USD) get lost or damaged, you don’t want to end up getting a $500 entitlement. Also, it’s wise to properly package your valuables prior to loading in the container as the ship tends to rock at sea. Though rare, damages do happen. The amount of marine insurance you will pay depends on the stated value of your product, which we can provide you with upon booking.
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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 Netherlands, 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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