Container Shipping to Saudi Arabia from USA
We’re in the business of shipping containers. We take pride in what we do, and that confidence shines through. We put our 25+ years of experience to the test each and every day. In addition, we strive to provide our customers with unparalleled streamlined container shipping services from the USA to Saudi Arabia. You’ll be glad to know our shipping lines depart from all major USA ports, so you’ll have no logistics problem shipping your goods. The type of goods we ship range from automotive parts, engines, vehicles to food and beverages. We also have experience shipping products such as consumer and capital goods, and industrial supplies and materials.
Here's how it works:
The first thing you do is provide our company with more information on your situation, which involves filling out our convenient quote form online. We’ll ask you about the goods you’re planning to ship, the location of those goods for pickup, and which container you need. We can then provide you with licensing information, if necessary, plus a cost estimate on shipping your container to Saudi Arabia to help you plan your expenses. When you’ve placed an order with us, please note we will check for funds availability on your credit card, but it’s just an authorization. Final payment is not due at this time. Later, you can pay by credit card, bank transfer, or check. Our truck driver and an empty container will then arrive at the location to on the day specified by you. The truck driver will wait while the container is filled and sealed, then transport the container to the assigned departure port. This is where you container will begin its journey to Saudi Arabia. Prepare for the transaction by mailing the Original Bill of Sale, notarized, to our offices for a necessary Customs clearance, then give a copy to the truck driver. The driver will also get a dock receipt, which we will give, and this will complete the paperwork portion. Payment will take place at this time.
Because we handle everything in regards to licensing and logistics, as well as securing export compliance documents, you can dedicate more time to actually managing and growing your business. We’ll even provide tracking information upon request to keep you more informed. Through quick quotes that can all be done online, we can help you streamline your shipping container operations from the USA to Saudi Arabia. You’ll notice this is where we separate ourselves from the competition. We provide ongoing efforts to ensure your business operates smoothly, so come to us time and time again to facilitate your company’s container shipment needs.
Information For USA Based Companies -
If your company plans to ship a container off to Saudi Arabia, be sure you have secured the proper license, which we can help with. Sometimes a license is required when a company exports certain kinds of controlled commodities, so don’t forget to tell us what you’re shipping when you fill out your quote form. That way we can provide you with licensing information. In terms of import duties, these fees are to be paid by the importer (receiver) once the product arrives in port.
The governing body that enforces laws and regulations for all goods departing the USA – the US Department of Customs and Border Protection – is known as the CBP. In some cases, this agency assigns authority to other government agencies for handling the requirements of certain controlled commodities or goods. Be sure to direct any commodity licensing requirements to the agency in charge. For instance, a company that deals in pharmaceuticals must get a license from the Drug Enforcement Administration to export prescription drugs from the USA to Saudi Arabia.
If you’re unsure of the next step, it’s wise to review all the necessary agency information and phone numbers, in addition to listings of commodities or products that may require export licenses through the following sites: U.S. Department of Commerce (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. Uncover information from a variety of government agencies holding export control responsibilities through these websites. Companies emerging into the international trade importing/exporting container business can seek out this helpful source: US Customs & Border Protection - Basic Importing and Exporting. If for some reason a person in the USA needs to talk to a Saudi Arabian official regarding import duties and/or restrictions, contact the The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC.
Shipping a container to Saudi Arabia is an easy process; start off by filling in our quote form for detailed pricing information. After clicking the big green "Get Rates" button, we can use your information to determine if a license is needed for your exported shipment.
Information for Saudi Arabian Based Companies -
A license is sometimes necessary if a Saudi Arabia-based business is importing controlled goods. It’s always smart for the receiving company (importer) to be well versed in all details pertaining to import duties and permits. This could save you a headache down the road and prevent any problems with product entry in Saudi Arabia. Paying import duties falls on the shoulders of the receiver at product pickup. We strongly urge the receiver to contact the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Customs Department for import duty rates and regulations.
Shipping Container Measurements - 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC
Persue our container dimensions here to better help you determine which size container you will need for the shipment to Saudi Arabia. Choose from a variety of sizes, such as 20ft, 40ft, or 40ft HC (High Container) containers. You can see the difference in height between our 40ft container and our 40ft HC. Even though our most common container sizes are the 20ft container and the 40ft HC, be sure to research exactly what size you’ll need for planning purposes.Marine Insurance - Protecting Your Product
Marine insurance, although optional, is a good idea in order to best protect your assets, as it can insure your shipment in case of damage or loss. Did you know that the person or company on the Bill of Lading is only entitled to $500 legally in the event the shipment is damage lost? Check out the COGSA (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act) to learn more. Receiving a $500 entitlement would be a nightmare if your container shipment was worth $50,000 (USD). We also strongly suggest properly packing your goods for shipment prior to loading into the container. The seas can get rough, and this translates to a lot of shifting during transport.
We recommend getting the marine insurance now to save yourself a possible hassle later!
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 Saudi Arabia, 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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