Shipping to Libya

Export goods to Libya and import goods to Italy with Global Shipping

Shipping goods to Libya is easier when you rely on professionals with long experience in international freight transport. Global Shipping offers over 40 years of experience gained in the field, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of global markets to support you at every stage of the shipping process.

Exporting goods to Libya

Exporting goods to Libya requires certain formalities to ensure that goods are not blocked or restricted during customs clearance. As for all exports outside the EU, a commercial invoice and packing list are required to issue the DAU (Customs Declaration).

Additional quality certifications are also required for some goods (meat and animal derivatives, cosmetics, fruit, vegetables, pulses, etc.). In contrast, the export of pork and alcohol is totally banned for religious reasons.

In addition to the above-mentioned documents, a bill of lading is also required to export by sea.

Importing goods from Libya

Importation from Libya  also naturally requires a number of steps to be taken into account when planning the arrival of goods in Italy. The Global Shipping team will be happy to support your company in this too.

To import by sea, a bill of lading is required. An invoice and packing list are required for import and export customs operations; the customs bill is issued by the customs declarant on the basis of the data on the invoice.

Ship goods to Libya and import them with Global Shipping

Exporting and importing goods from Libya can be highly complex: being fully informed about the requirements to be followed is crucial for the success of one’s business operations.

Global Shipping acts as a partner to accompany your company in the correct planning of freight forwarding activities, putting all its knowledge and experience in the field of international transport at your disposal. For more information and quotes please email

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Why choose us for your shipments?

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We study the best freight forwarding plan to suit your company’s specific needs.

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We accompany you step by step, supporting you in the preparation of documents, the delivery process itself, and the tracking of your goods.

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We have over 40 years of experience in the field and in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms of international markets, including customs and documentary 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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