Shipping to Saudi Arabia

Exporting goods to Saudi Arabia and importing goods to Italy: Global Shipping’s shipping service for your company

Shipping goods to Saudi Arabia can be an excellent business opportunity for your company: the Saudi Arabian market, next to that of the United Arab Emirates, is extremely important in the Middle East, especially if your target sector is aimed at a high-spending public looking for quality products. At the same time, the import of finished goods and raw materials from Saudi Arabia can also be seen as a strategic operation.

What one has to pay attention to when planning import-export activities to and from Saudi Arabia are definitely the bureaucratic requirements of international shipping. There are, in fact, several steps to follow in order to correctly plan the transport of goods, as well as the number of documents to be produced.

In such a context, relying on an experienced partner who can accurately follow every stage of the shipment (and/or importation) of goods to Saudi Arabia is crucial.

With our many years of experience in the field of international shipping, with a particular focus on the eastern and middle-eastern area of the globe, we at Global Shipping aim to be your partner to assist your company in planning and carrying out freight forwarding activities to and from Saudi Arabia.

Exporting to Saudi Arabia

Shipping goods to Saudi Arabia means fulfilling a number of obligations from a bureaucratic point of view, concerning both the certification of the origin of the goods to be brought into the country and the production of certain documents necessary for the shipment of the goods themselves.

With regard to the entry of international goods into Saudi Arabia, it must be kept in mind that each shipment requires a specific product certificate of conformity (PCoC)and a shipment certificate of conformity (SCoC), documents that must be registered on the country’s SABER platform.

Importing from Saudi Arabia

Also with regard to the import of goods from Saudi Arabia to Italy and to EU countries in general, a series of bureaucratic formalities are naturally required to ensure that shipments go smoothly.

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.

Shipping and importing your goods to Saudi Arabia with Global Shipping

Discover the sea and air fright forwarding services of Global Shipping: we aim to be a strategic partner to ensure the transport of your goods to their destination by offering customised solutions according to your business needs.

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Why choose us for your shipments?

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The shipment of your goods to Saudi Arabia will be designed specifically for your company.

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We support you at every stage of the shipment, from preparing the necessary documents to customs procedures and the tracking of deliveries.

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With over 40 years of experience to offer, we can organise your shipments to the highest standards.

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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