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The Recap | Shipping freight from the USA by Country | Currently Serving Countries

When shipping goods from the USA by sea do not confuse ocean freight services offered by an international shipping company (U.S. Freight Forwarders, NVOCCs, VOCCs) with ocean freight services provided by international moving companies. First-time international shippers should read this link to better understand the difference and avoid typical confusions on shipping freight from the USA overseas before being involved in an international shipment. 

International shipping services offered by international moving companies on shipping cargo from USA most of the time used for international shipping of household goods or personal effects. It is commonly used for relocations overseas as well.

Services offered by international shipping companies (U.S. Freight Forwarders,  NVOCC, VOCC) on shipping freight from the USA can also be used for international shipping of household goods or personal effects. Particularly on shipping from USA LCL sea freight. I.e. shipping from USA boxes, crates and pallets.

If you are going to be involving in international shipping household goods or personal effects from the USA or moving overseas, you should always compare international shipping services offered by international moving companies VS. shipping cargo from the USA by international shipping companies considering:

A. Service by INTERNATIONAL MOVING COMPANIES on shipping goods from the USA overseas

International moving companies are always required to be licensed on international shipping freight from the USA. Otherwise, they should be able to provide a proof of license of an international shipping company (Freight Forwarder, NVOCC, VOCC) that they are intending to use on shipping freight from the USA overseas. Using services on international shipping cargo from the USA overseas without the license (rogue movers) may result in legal problems and unexpected expenses during shipping your freight from the U.S.

DO NOT USE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING SERVICE ON SHIPPING CARGO FROM USA OFFERED BY ROGUE MOVERS!! 

If you intend using an international moving company on shipping cargo from the USA, then unlike an international shipping company, besides of ocean freight, the international moving companies will take responsibilities on packing and loading of your shipping goods. However, costs of using internationally moving companies on shipping freight from the USA are quite expensive. It is great for if your employer pays for that. Otherwise, you may consider an alternative, which is shipping cargo from the USA with an international shipping company

If you use an international moving company on your international shipping from the USA, then you should see in the quote the total price separated by:

Also, we suggest finding in advance a level on a liability of the international moving company during shipping freight from the USA or their ability to ensure your shipping goods with a marine cargo insurance provider.

B. Service by INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COMPANIES on shipping freight from USA (FREIGHT FORWARDERS, NVOCCs, VOCCs).

International shipping freight companies (Freight Forwarders, NVOCCs, VOCCs) are always required to be licensed on providing on shipping freight from the USA.

The advantage of using service offered by international freight shipping companies VS. international moving companies is the much lower shipping cost. However, if you are going to involving an international shipping company in shipping cargo from the USA, then unlike with an international moving company YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE ON PROPER PACKING AND LABELING OF YOUR SHIPPED GOODS AS WELL AS ON DESTINATION CHARGES.

Compare typical shipping cost and responsibilities on shipping freight from the USA with an international shipping company Vs shipping with an international moving company. With an international shipping company:

In order to give you a better idea on charges breakdown, you may refer to this sample on shipping cargo from the USA using sea freight LCL service. You may also find helpful to read FAQ and references in our website to become more familiar with shipping freight from USA procedures.

RECOVERY OF CARGO AT DESTINATIONS: Most of the time international ocean freight shipping companies are not involved in cargo recoveries at destinations. However, your ocean freight bill of lading has to provide complete international ocean freight carrier's destination agent contact information. The agent should guide your consignee (recipient of goods) in a complexity of destination country formalities on cargo recovery. The consignee may also conduct delivery business with the destination agent directly. Otherwise, he/she may pick up recovered goods at the destination freight terminal OR use any local cartage company on the delivery.

C. DOING BUSINESS WITH AMID Logistics ("AMERICAN MULTIMODAL INTERNATIONAL DELIVERIES") on shipping cargo from the USA

AMID Logistics, LLC is the U.S. OTI, i.e. licensed and bonded U.S. Ocean Transportation Intermediary - Freight Forwarder. We understand that an international ocean freight shipment is a significant event for first-time international shippers and maybe looks complicated and stressful. Using our online ocean freight shipping system, a wide library of shipping references and affordable prices on shipping freight from the USA by reliable carriers, we believe that even inexperienced first-time shippers should obtain the whole picture on their perspective international sea freight shipment and predict the total shipping cost.

The Recap:

I. BEFORE YOU BEGIN SHIPPING FREIGHT FROM USA, WE SUGGEST YOU ASK  AND ANSWER TO YOURSELF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BY READING LINKS IN OUR WEBSITE RELATED TO THE ANSWERS: 

  1. Is that a commercial international ocean freight shipment or are you shipping personal goods (not for sale) overseas?
  2. Is that an EXPORT from U.S. or IMPORT to the USA?
  3. What type of international ocean freight service do you actually need?
    - LCL (Less than Container load). I.e. shipping boxed, crated or/and palletized cargo by sea.
    - FCL (Full Container Load). I.e. shipping entire sea freight containers (20’, 40’ or 40HC).
    - International shipping cars from the U.S. in containers or Ro-Ro.

You may also refer to the variety of payment options to pay for our international shipping services. Read about our cancellation and return policy as well.

We recommend you to get through topics in the upper menu of our website: FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), REFERENCES and DOCUMENTS.

II. Obtain an instant price quote on shipping freight from the USA in our website by selecting proper sea freight service on your shipment.

After obtaining an international ocean freight price quote in our website and reading FAQ, REFERENCES, and DOCUMENTS, all your questions should be answered and you should feel prepared for your international sea freight shipment.

However, if you still have questions on shipping cargo from the USA overseas by sea, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

III. Book your international ocean freight shipment online via obtained quote and have your goods shipped to the destination from the convenience of your office or home PC. 

 

Shipping freight from the USA by country. Some special requirements and limitations.

Shipping from the USA to ALGERIA: Shipping freight from the USA to Algeria requires to be covered by a Letter of Credit. Find more about shipping to Algeria in respect of Letter of Credit in this link.

Shipping from the USA to AUSTRALIA: Australian shipments are restricted on wood packing. Find more about shipping freight from the USA to Australia in respect of ISPM15 regulations in this link.

Shipping from the USA to BRAZIL: Shipping freight from the USA to Brazil requires NCM number and CNPJ. Find more about shipping to Brazil in respect of NCM number and CNPJ in this link.

Shipping from the USA to CHINA: Shipping freight from the USA to China required consignee's TAX ID# or consignee’s USCI#. Find more about shipping to China in respect of TAX ID# or consignee's USCI# in this link.

Shipping from the USA to/via EGYPT and SPAIN: According to new security regulations all shipments that go to/or transshipped via EGYPT and SPAIN require a copy of consignee passport (or visa). Find more about shipping freight from the USA to/via Egypt and Spain in this link.

Shipping from the USA to ISRAEL: Shipping freight from the USA to Israel required consignee's VAT (TAX Number). Find more about shipping to Israel regulations in this link.

Shipping from the USA to NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand shipments are restricted on wood packing. Find more about shipping freight from the USA to Australia in respect of ISPM15 regulations in this link.

Shipping from the USA to NIGERIA: Shipping freight from the USA to Nigeria requires 'M Form' prior departing. Find more about shipping to Nigeria in respect of 'M Form' providing in this link.

Shipping from the USA to SAUDI ARABIA: When shipping freight from the USA to Saudi Arabia, every package, carton, and box must be permanently marked stating the Country of Origin. Find more about shipping to Saudi Arabia in respect of Country of Origin marking in this link.

Shipping from the USA to SOUTH AFRICA: Shipping freight from the USA to South Africa is under certain restrictions. Find more about shipping to South Africa's restrictions in this link.

Shipping from the USA to THE UNITED KINGDOM: Shipping freight from the USA to the UK requires ToR1 filing prior departing. Exempts from filing ToR1 are commercial (B2B) shipments and shipment to the UK consigned to UK citizens. If a shipment to the UK consigned to a UK citizen, then a copy of consignee's UK passport must be provided before shipment will depart from the country of origin. Find more about shipping to the UNITED KINGDOM in respect of ToR1 filing in this link

Shipping from the USA to VIETNAMAll export shipments to destinations in Vietnam require HS code and Consignee Tax ID to be included in all export documentation. Failure to provide this information will delay cargo from loading.

 

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