Importing from India

Import and Export shipments to India: Global Shipping freight services

Global Shipping has extensive experience in shipping goods to Middle Eastern and Asian markets. If you are looking for a partner to handle the shipment of goods from (and to) India for your company, we at Global Shipping can assist you at every stage, from the  preparation of documents for customs procedures to thetransport of goods to destination.

Import: shipping goods from India to Italy

The importation of goods from India requires the fulfilment of numerous formalities that you need to pay attention to when planning a shipment to Italy (and to EU countries in general).

Each cargo shipment must always be accompanied by documentation detailing the characteristics of the imported goods (invoice and detailed packing list) and the bill of lading (BL for sea freight or AWB for air freight).

Export: shipments from Italy to India

Exporting goods to India from Italy: an operation with many complex bureaucratic requirements. Shipping goods to India first requires documentation to certify the characteristics of the goods to be shipped, including a certificate of origin, commercial invoicing, and any additional certifications required for particular types of products (food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals).

Furthermore, each shipment of goods to India must be accompanied by the necessary shipping documentation, which includes an international consignment note, a list of the packages shipped and labels that make the contents of each cargo unit recognisable.

Shipping your goods to and from India with Global Shipping

This is why international shipments should be entrusted to an expert with a detailed knowledge of all the requirements necessary for importing and exporting goodsto and from a given country, and who is also able to study customised solutions in relation to the type of goods and the urgency of delivery.

Thanks to our long experience in the field of shipments to and from Asia and the Middle East, as well as our in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms of local markets, Global Shipping is the ideal partner to entrust with your business shipments to India: constant support at every stage of the operation and careful planning of every aspect, including documentation, together with attention to the particular needs of each customer, are the hallmarks of our service.

Is your company planning import or export operations to/from India? Discover our shipping services (sea and air) by contacting us at

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Why choose us for your shipments?

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We organise the import and export of your goods according to your company’s needs.

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We support you at every stage: from the preparation of documentation to the actual shipment and the tracking of deliveries.

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We offer more than 40 years of experience and our in-depth knowledge of markets, customs and document procedures.

We are an ISO 9001 certified company

Global Shipping is an ISO 9001 certified company, an internationally recognised standard that ensures we meet the needs of our clients through an effective quality management system. This is a demonstration of the value we place on consistency, continual improvement and customer satisfaction: by obtaining an ISO 9001 certification, we have made a commitment to uphold the best quality standards available and follow rigorous procedures every step of the way, but without ever forgetting to put our clients first.

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The differences concern both cubic capacity and weight that can be loaded. A standard 20ft container can hold up to about 21.500 kilos of goods (24.000 kilos tare weight included) and has an average capacity of 30 cbm; there also certified containers that can hold up to about 27.500 kilos of goods (30.480 kilos tare weight included). A 40 ft container can generally squeeze about 60 cbm worth of goods inside and you can load 26.500 kilos of goods (30.460 kilos tare weight included).

Among the factors to be taken into consideration are requested time for the loading; place of loading; type of goods; shipping company.

  • When a specific time for the loading is required, an additional charge could be added. Furthermore, whether the company exceeds the franchise, extra costs could be charged.
  • The place of loading must correspond to the one indicated in the booking. Modification, where necessary, might require extra costs.
  • There are costs related to the type of goods you are willing to ship. Dangerous or IMO goods, for example, require specific procedures and their cost is defined at the time of request.
  • Each company applies its own rates. Our experts identify the company which best suits your needs.

If you need more info, please contact us.

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