Sea Freight to UAE from UK service details

We can offer FCL & LCL sea freight services to UAE from UK on weekly sailings from Felixstowe or Southampton to Jebel Ali.

Below is a guide on sea freight transit times to UAE main ports

  • FCL Sea Freight to Jebel Ali from UK   – Weekly sailings with approx. 23 days direct transit.
  • Break-bulk & Ro/Ro Fortnightly services ex UK with approx. 21 days direct transit.

Air Freight to UAE from UK Service details

  • Direct Daily flights with Emirates Airlinesto DubaiAirport.
  • Cheaper consolidation, transhipping flights via Abu Dhabi, with transit of 2 to 3 days to Dubai, UAE.

UAE Requirements & prohibited items

  • Cars, trucks, caravans, used agricultural machinery should always be steam cleaned before sea freighting to UAE from UK, to remove all soil residue and pests.
  • Similar to most countries your buyers should check with their local Customs Broker, if the goods being shipped can be imported into UAE. The Customs Broker can confirm before goods are shipped from UK to UAE, if they can be imported without any restrictions. Normal prohibited items include: Cash, Diamonds, Bullion, precious metals, live animals, drugs, firearms and ammunition.
  • European or Arab Certificate of Origin is required for this destination, you or your customer would need to check with a local UAE Customs broker to confirm which type of Certificate of Origin is required.

Export Cargo Insurance

  • It is important to arrange goods in transit cargo insurance cover, in the event of damage or pilferage during the air and sea freighting to UAE from UK.
  • Your Cargo is not insured unless you ask your freight agents to quote for Cargo Insurance cover.
  • You must suitably pack your goods to withstand the normal handling it will endure throughout an air or sea freight to UAE.
  • Insurance companies and shipping carriers may refuse to accept any claims, if cargo is not suitably export packed.

UAE Customs Import advice

  • We recommend that you check with your buyers, that they have a local UAE import Customs broker, who can advise the buyers on the customs documentation requirements for importing the products you are shipping to UAE from the UK.
  • Usually an Arab or European Certificate of Origin is required for UAE, We recommend your buyer checks with their your local agent to confirm what type of Certificate of Origin is required to import your goods in to UAE.
  • The Customs Brokers can advise UAE import duty and taxes, customs classifications, if any prohibited or restricted goods and full documents required from UK shippers. This will avoid any issues of trying to import goods that UAE Customs will not allow to be imported and thus prevent wasted storage or other costs having to ship back to the UK.

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