Container Shipping to Qatar from USA
Shipping containers to Qatar from the USA is something we handle on a daily basis. With shipping lines that depart from all major ports, and over 25 years of industry experience, we can assure you that all your container shipping needs will be handled in a cost efficient and timely manner. We are well versed in shipping goods ranging from consumer to capital goods. But that’s not all; we can also ship your Foods Feeds & Beverages, Industrial Supplies & Materials, and Automotive Vehicles (Cars, Parts, and Engines).
Here's how it works:
You’ll be glad to know we’re behind you every step of the way. We just need a bit of information from you first, which you can provide on our quote form. Information we require includes type of goods, location of the goods, and the size of the container you will require for your goods. Before we can start, we need to authorize your credit card to ensure enough funds are there. We will not charge it until later, at which time you’ll have the additional option of paying by bank transfer or check. Once authorized, we will send our truck driver to your location to pick up your goods. The truck driver will wait while the goods are loaded, and then take the sealed container away for shipping at the designated port bound for Qatar. It falls on your shoulders to mail the original Bill of Sale, which must be notarized, to us so we can perform a Customs clearance. Give a copy of the Bill of Sale, plus the dock receipt (we’ll provide this), to the truck driver. Payment can then be made.
The process is quick and easy, freeing you up to tend to more important business matters. With us in your corner, you can breathe easy knowing we’re handling all appropriate documents to meet export compliance standards, plus all container shipping logistics. It is a source of pride for us to give our valuable customers relevant information on container shipping to Qatar from the USA. We offer price quotes, tracking services, and overall assistance to ensure your business is streamlined in terms of container shipments.
Information For USA Based Companies -
Perhaps you don’t know if a license is required to ship your container to Qatar, as is sometimes the case with certain commodities or goods. Your filled-out quote form will provide us with the information needed to check on license requirements. And keep in mind that the importer (receiver) must pay up once the product arrives to the destination port when it comes to import duties.
The United States Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the organization in charge of ensuring all laws and regulations regarding exported goods form the USA are enforced. That being said, they may delegate authority to other governing bodies or agencies for certain commodities or goods, such as prescription drugs. Continuing the example, a pharmaceutical company in the US looking to ship a container to Qatar needs to show the proper license (issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration) in order to successfully export its prescription drugs. All requirements for commodity licensing should be directed to the lead agency, if any.
If you require additional agency contact information or even more information on basic commodities requiring the procurement of a license, view the U.S. Department of Commerce (by far 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; or the Bureau of the Census websites to yield all government agencies boasting export control responsibilities. It’s important for companies new to international trade importing/exporting containers to familiarize themselves here first: US Customs & Border Protection - Basic Importing and Exporting.
Qatar shipments may require a license. Find out if you need one after we receive your quote form; we’ll be sure to advise you whether or not your shipment requires a permit or license. The "Get Rates" button will get you started.
Information for Qatar Based Companies -
Qatar-based businesses considering importing controlled goods are required by law to obtain a license if their products fall under certain parameters. Companies unsure of these parameters can rely on us to provide that information, which we can do upon getting your quote form. Because it may be illegal to import goods without the appropriate license, this portion of the process must be handled carefully. If the company receiving goods in Qatar finds itself unable to interpret the latest import duties and/or permits with ease, this could lead to possible barriers to entry at time of product arrival. United States-based businesses are not to pay import duties; these are the responsibility of receivers at the Qatar port destination.
Shipping Container Measurements - 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC
We have noticed, in our nearly 26 years of container shipping, that many companies don't know what type of container to use. For your convenience, we outline our container dimensions here whether you need a 20ft, 40ft, or 40ft HC (High Container) container. Specify size before asking for a quote, because pricing is quite different for each size. As you’ll notice to the right, the picture shows the height difference between a 40ft container and a 40ft HC, with our most common container sizes being the 20ft container and the 40ft HC.Marine Insurance - Protecting Your Product
While marine insurance is optional, we highly recommended you get it to protect your assets. Why, you ask? Well, if your equipment is broken or lost in shipment, COGSA (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act), says the person or company on the Bill of Lading has a right to collect $500. Get the marine insurance just in case. Companies shipping equipment worth $100,000 (USD) do not want to face receiving a $500 entitlement on a $100,000 container shipment. That being said, damages are rare. However, accidents can and do happen. And the ship will sway while at sea, so another good idea is to protect your goods before loading by properly packing and securing them. This is especially true for fragile items that can break easily, such as electronics. We can’t determine the amount of insurance you’ll need to pay until we know the stated value of your goods.
Save time now and protect yourself from damage fees later with optional marine insurance.
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 Qatar, 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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