A beginner’s guide to international shipping

A number of reasons lead to goods being transported between countries. International shipping can seem daunting. However, as e-commerce continues to grow, a large number of smaller businesses are now required to ship internationally. For all the beginners shipping from Kuwait to Dubai, or anywhere else in the world, we have created a guide to international shipping.

What is international shipping?

It is pretty self-explanatory, international shipping is the transportation of goods between countries. It can be done by air, ocean or road. Since each country has its own laws and regulations, international shipments are more complicated than domestic shipments. Therefore, today we will provide you with valuable information on:

  • guide to international shipping for beginners
  • useful shipping information
  • how to import car to Kuwait
Guide to international shipping is useful for ocean freight
International shipping is not easy if you are a first-timer, this is why many chose freight forwarding companies

Guide to international shipping

It is hard to arrange international shipping if you are a beginner. For this reason, most businesses use freight forwarding companies to ship their freight. If you are shipping from Kuwait to UK, contact us. Firstly, you need to gather all the documentation and present it in the required form.

Secondly, you need to pass the customs clearance. At this stage, you need a customs broker. They can gather the documentation on your behalf. Finals step is to make sure you track your shipment as it reaches its destination. Consider a carrier that provides timely updates on your freight.

Useful information

For the process of international shipping to go smoothly, this information will help you. You need to understand the rules and regulations of the country you are shipping to. Another important thing is to protect your parcels, especially if they are fragile. If you are entering new markets, use translation services.

You should also research the correct terminology for shipping like invoices, declarations, etc. This way you will better understand the courier and everyone involved in shipping. Finally, keep your shipping costs as low as possible but don’t save on the insurance.

Guide to international shipping: Importing a car

The first method is shipping a car with a container. This is a great method if you are shipping one or more vehicles. It is cost-effective. Transportation and destination fees for single container services are higher, but they can arrive more quickly.

Cargo ship with containers
Guide to international shipping show’s you all the ways you can transport a car overseas

Car shipping via Ro-Ro

Shipping a car to Kuwait using the roll-on roll-off is good for someone with a single car and without too many personal belongings. If you do choose shipping from Kuwait to USA, this trip will take around 6 to 8 weeks.

Car shipping via container air freight

If you want to import a car fast, air freight is the right service for you. This is a very expensive option, but it only takes about 10 days for the car to arrive at its destination. Contact us for more information on our guide to international shipping.