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Sea freight shipping from Vietnam for your imports- Cheap, reliable service

Sea freight, or ocean freight, is the main shipping method for global export & import business. Low prices, large volumes, FCL or LCL options, all these advantages make delivery by sea a first choice for most international trade.

When it comes to shipping to Vietnam, ImportExportVietnam has been proud in this freight forwarding industry for more than 20 years, and is good at providing ocean cargo services for small and medium companies as well as individuals all over the world.

As a top-rated Vietnam freight agent, we’d like to share our knowledge and experiences in this article, and hope all the information below can help you improve your supply chain management. Besides, we can discuss more about your specific logistic requirement by submitting your quotation form from here

Let’s take one shipment process for example, from your house or your warehouse, to your designated address in Vietnam or other country, from the very beginning to the final end

Which trade term should I quote to the buyer?


These are four common terms of trade (aka INCOTERMS) when trading between your countries and Vietnam. A product price is always quoted according to an Incoterm.

sea trade term

Basically how much of the shipping the buyers have paid you to handle, based on the incoterm the buyer or consignee select, you will know your responsible as below:

  • EXW term: the sellers is only responsible to deliver the goods at their doorstep, their warehouse in Vietnam (or where the factory is), you (the buyers) will handle the whole remain shipping and custom process, consignee will take care by themselves
  • FOB term: the supplier will responsible to do the custom clearance to export the goods, deliver the goods to a port nominated by the consignee. The remain sending goods will be responsible by the purchaser.
  • CIF term: the shipper/ supplier will responsible everything until the goods reach the destination port (for example: Brisbane port), I (the letter between C and F) is stand for insurance, which will give you a peace of mind even if there’s a storm or pirate or anything affected to the vessel carried your goods. We always recommended shipper to buy insurance to keep you from heart attack. You as the buyer will be responsible to do the custom clearance to import the goods, and take care the goods from the destination port.
  • DAP term: The shipper will take care everything to the delivery place, in other words, from their warehouse to your doorstep. You as the consignee is only responsible to do the custom clearance and pay import duty and tax  to make sure the goods be imported legally under your name/ your company name.
  • DDU term: this is the old incoterm, however, many people still used it until now. DDU term is very similar to the DAP term above. The only different things is that the this incoterm includes custom clearance process, the shipper needs to find a custom broker in the destination by themselves (this happened mostly because the consignee does not have a business license themselves or they don’t have a custom broker). With ImportExportVietnam, we’re here to help we can do the custom broker for the personal consignee as well as we can assist the business to import goods into many country such as Philippines, Thailand, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, USA, France, Germany, in  a simplest way, we have a good connection with our agent in more than 60 countries.  In this term, you as a consignee only need to pay the import duty and tax to receive the goods.
  • DDP term: This term means the seller will responsible for all the process to deliver the goods to consignee/ buyer doorstep. Personally import-from-vientam do not recommend this term due to the custom clearance process and tax scheme is very complicated, and different country by country, you either get a very high price quote from the seller, or you will end up frustrated when the delivery man said you still need to pay som rubbish fees when you receive the shipment

In brief, it can be divided into 2 categories.

  • DDU, DAP, DDP means the seller will have a lot of responsible so you can relax at the destination, but the price when quoting to you is quite high.
  • EXW and FOB means you – the buyer will have to handle nearly everything, in exchange the price per units will be lowest. No worries, with ImportExportVietnam, we can help you to handle the goods from sellers’s doorstep to your door in no sweat.

Commonly, when you inquiry the supplier, they can quote you 2 terms: FOB price or CIF price. In case you need more about the door delivery, you can find the quotation to door from our quotation page, to have a quick imagination about the shipping cost from Vietnam to your place. Normally the seller will show you the term in your Proforma Invoice or Quote Sheet, or your Quotation. Sometimes, maybe the seller will have no idea about the INCOTERM, you can ask them in a simple way:  how much if you want the goods been sending  door to door (DDU, DAP term) or door to port (CIF term).

When you have many price quote from many seller, make sure they are based on the same term. For example, A-seller quoted EXW $5/unit while B-seller quoted FOB $5.5/unit, it doesn’t mean the price from B-seller is not more competitive than A-seller since the B-seller need to do the custom clearance and deliver the goods to the port, so the different 0.5/unit is understandable.

* Most suppliers will quote EXW or FOB price at the beginning, and are flexible in providing different price based on different term upon buyer request.

ImportExportVietnam suggests:

If you are new to buying, international trading, and your target customer is Vietnamese business, Vietnamese people and haven’t found the right forwarding agent, you’d better contact us, we will give you the best solution for your specific goods and specific customer, with our solution, you can have more time relax since we can handle door to door in most contry over the world

CIF / DAP , DDU or DDP. 

Basically, ImportExportVietnam have a strong connection with many agent around the worlds, if you can find your countries in the quotation list, bingo, we have a very strong connection with the agent from your country. We can handle everything from Vietnam to your country includes the pick up, custom clearance,  export the goods out of our country, handle the import process includes custom clearance, pay duty and tax in advance and deliver the goods to your doorstep as  the final consignee.

However, some of special goods require the consignee have special importation document. For example raw wood, cigarette, wine and alcohol, foods, industrial machine, cosmetics food and beverage, etc. Most of these will be advice case to case for all the checklist to do the import custom clearance out of  Vietnam as well as custom clearance in the destination country. The seller can have a reference at our potential product page from our homepage

Therefore, for the DDU and DDP price, please consult us first so we can see if there are any special process need to handle to importing your products into Vietnam, and you can have our reference price when compare to your seller quotation.


Marine insurance is very cheap, rough US$50-US$100 based on the shipment invoice value. (0.3% per invoice value, which is for the invoice 20,000 usd, you pay roughly 60 USD)

There’s no reason not to have your consignment insured with a little additional money. It will cover the transportation damage, but please note it doesn’t cover any quantity or quality issue.

Will my shipment fill into a full container or not?

Container Type – 20’GP/40’GP/40’HQ

These three types are the most common ones used for container shipping.

20’GP = 20’DV = 20FT = 20′ = 20 feet general purpose
40’GP = 40’DV = 40FT = 40′ = 40 feet general purpose
40’HC = 40’HQ = 40 feet high cube

* General purpose commonly means Dry Container (DC). Sometimes if fluid goods are packed by a flexible container bag, it can also be delivery by standard DC.

sea container dimensions

20’GP is designed to carry more weight than voluminous cargo.
Example – minerals, metals, machinery, etc. all of which are heavy goods.

40’GP is designed to carry voluminous cargo rather than heavy cargo.
Example – furniture, tyres, toys, etc. all of which are voluminous goods.

Though the volume of 40ft is twice than the 20ft, the max load of both is the same, max load is different country by country and every shipping line will have different max load (limit will be around 23 – 25 tons). most cases are under 20 ton. While you can load more than double the 20ft cargo volume into a 40ft, you cannot load double the 20ft cargo weight into a 40ft.

Mostly the ocean rate for a 40′ container is less than double of a 20′ container – you may take it as rough 1.5 times for easy reference. So if you selling something take a lot of space like furniture, tyres, toys, 40’HQ container is always recommended since it’s save money and you can put many of your products.

In addition to the above three common containers, there are special types if your cargo is not so regular, such as Reefer Container, Open Top Container, Flat-Rack Container, Tank Container, etc.

No matter which type of the container is, you can find many useful data printed on the container door, such as CNTR NO., MAX. GROSS, TARE, NET, CU.CAP…

ImportExportVietnam’s Suggestion

For the sake of your customer, if your goods are around 10 ~ 15 cbm, please see the quotation for LCL and FCL to see if they’re a lot of different, if the container price is similar or lower to the less than a container shipment price, you can suggest your customer to buy more to fill up the container. ImportExportVietnam can combine the pick up if your customer would like to buy anything else from your country.

Most of over 15 cbm shipment, we would recommend you use the Container shipping, it will be cheaper and convenient way to ship your goods.

Most of less than 10 cbm shipment, we would recommend you use the less than container shipping, however, to use the less than container shipping, your goods may be stacked, so you need to have a very good protection for your goods from the beginning

If not a full container, can I also ship via sea?

Shipment Type – FCL/LCL

FCL, full container load, which means your goods loading into a full container. Your customer buy large quantity, and the freight cost per unit will be less. It’s from CY (container yard) to CY.

LCL, less than container load, which means your goods and other goods consolidating together from the same loading port to the same destination port. Your customer have a portion in the container, and another will have a portion in the same container. It’s from CFS (container freight station) to CFS.

A FCL may load LCLs like this:
LCL sample


Your cargo must be sufficiently protected, from your factory to a loading port warehouse, and stacked in a container for up to a month. Then to a discharge port warehouse, and finally on a truck to your customer.

A lot can happen in this time, and you need to be sure that your export packaging is up for the task. ImportExportVietnam would like to recommend packaging as below, depend on the transit time and place:

  • Inner cartons: 5 layers
  • Outer cartons: 5 layers
  • Plastic wrapping: Yes (on Outer carton)
  • Pallets: Yes (IPPC ISPM 15 Standard)
  • Freight remark: Yes (Printed on outer carton)

Here’s the common pallet size.

  • 1200*1000mm or 1200*800mm, for Europe
  • 1140*1140mm, for Australia
  • 40*48inches (1016*1219mm), for the U.S.

In Vietnam, we accept any size of pallet, so you can go ahead and stack the goods on your most suitable pallets. otherwise, the buyer will advise you which pallet they prefer.

LCL vs. Courier

A question for you. If your shipment is less than 1cbm, for example, 0.4cbm with 50kg, still LCL?

Please note the minimum billable weight/volume for LCL is 1 cbm or 1 ton.

You may think delivery via sea is always cheap. But in fact, courier such as DHL/UPS/FedEx is more competitive for this kind of small package. Generally speaking, it’s better to choose express courier than LCL for the billable weight of a shipment under 100kg, sometimes even 200kg for some countries to Vietnam.

LCL rate = total ocean cost?

You may get the quote – ocean rate $40/cbm to your port. Please be cautious and try to have a clear thought first. Don’t take it for granted that that’s your freight cost. Actually, it’s just a small percentage of the total cost. Much more will be charged at the destination.

At ImportExportVietnam quotation page, if you use to door service, you will see the total shipping cost for ocean freight, even with LCL service, if you use to port service, please bear in mind that your customer will pay some extra port charged and service charged at the destination country (such as Vietnam), we always can quote that amount to you in advance, you just need to send us your inquiry.

As you can imagine, loading a few LCL shipments into FCL before departure and unloading them after arrival, it takes quite a lot of time and efforts. Not only the physical in-out, but also complicated shipping documents. The unit LCL freight price should be higher than unit FCL.

ImportExportVietnam’s Suggestion

You can choose FCL or LCL as you wish. But there’s a basic rule you should follow.

  • If 1cbm~10cbm, choose LCL;
  • If 10cbm~15cbm, choose FCL or LCL based on practical situation;
  • If over 15cbm, choose FCL without any hesitation.

Major Ports in Vietnam

Northern Vietnam

Hai Phong and Vung Ang port are the major ports for international container traffic in north Vietnam, but neither are deep-water ports. Hai Phong accounted for 13 percent of the total throughput of all the country’s ports in 2016.

Containers heading for Hai Phong or Vung Ang require transhipments, which usually takes place in the ports of Singapore or Hong Kong, where the containers are loaded into smaller container vessels, which can then be accommodated in the northern ports in Vietnam.

Lach Huyen Port, a new deep-water port is going to open in May 2018 in Hai Phong that will help in accommodating larger container vessels and reduce the need for transshipments. The Port will be connected to the mainland through the new Tan Vu-Lach Huyen Highway and Bridge to ensure connectivity and easier movement of goods.

Central Vietnam

The major ports in Central Vietnam are the Qui Nhon and Da Nang port, the latter being a deep-water port. In addition, the region has nine minor ports as well. In 2016, the region accounted for 11.65 percent of the total throughput, with Da Nang handling the majority of the traffic.

Qui Nhon port is mostly used for transporting goods from Mekong Delta and Western Vietnam, along with transloading of goods heading for Cambodia.

Southern Vietnam

In the south, ports in Ho Chi Minh City are the main gateway for the region, accounting for 67 percent of the total throughput of all Vietnamese ports. The Cai Mep-Thi Via Port (Cai Mep) is a deep-water port located around 80 km south of Ho Chi Minh City.

It mostly handles goods for Dong Nai and Binh Duong, which are major production centers. Despite being a deep-water port with seven terminals, Cai-Mep functions at only 30 percent capacity, due to a large number of smaller ports in the region. For example, Cat Lai, one of the biggest and most modern container terminals in Vietnam, situated in Ho Chi Minh City’s port area, is more preferred over Cai-Mep due to its proximity to Binh Duong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Dong Nai, and Ho Chi Minh City. The port is not a deep-water port, hence requires transshipments.

ImportExportVietnam covers all nation-wide in Vietnam

You don’t have to pay much attention on the geographical location of your potential customer, you can ask your customer which city they are?. and you can input the city into the quotation form. ImportExportVietnam cover 64 big and small cities around Vietnam.

Major Carriers – Top 16 Biggest Players

There are 79753 vessels totally, 5064 of them are containerships (data till 05-2017). Now the biggest container vessel has the capacity of more than 20,000 TEUs.

Here’s a table below showing the Top 13 Big Players in Container Shipping (04-2018).

Carrier Short Name Total TEU Share Flag Country
APM-Maersk MSK 4,156,391 18.9% Denmark
Mediterranean Shg Co MSC 3,227,760 14.7% Italy
CMA CGM Group CMA 2,519,906 11.5% France
COSCO Shipping Co Ltd COSCO 1,954,044 8.9% China
Hapag-Lloyd AG HPL 1,601,599 7.3% Germany
ONE (Ocean Network Express) ONE 1,515,235 6.9% Japan
Evergreen Marine Corp. EMC 1,088,509 5.0% Taiwan
Orient Overseas Container Line OOCL 685,798 3.1% Hong Kong
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. YML 652,605 3.0% Taiwan
Pacific Int. Line PIL 416,765 1.9% Singpore

ImportExportVietnam’s Suggestion

The carriers are more centralized than ever before. They have formed into 3 alliance – 2M+HMM, Ocean Alliance, The Alliance.It’s almost impossible to negotiate a better price if you are a small or medium company. Simply choose the earliest available vessel after production ready, that should be all right. Normally, as a global freight forwarder, ImportExportVietnam can give you the best price base on your product validity and the peak season or not. simply use our quotation page, you can have a reference price to quote to your customer.

How much should I pay for the shipping?

Freight Cost – Ocean Rates

The general ocean rate includes the base rate and surcharges, but NONE customs clearance and port charges at both sides, duty & taxes may occur, and other miscellaneous charges.

Please note that all international shipments are subject to destination charges:

  • Destination country customs related fee (i.e. Duty/Tax)
  • Destination port/terminal handling fee (i.e. THC)
  • Destination agent service fee (i.e. D/O)

1. Type

1.1 FCL rates

By the loading port, the destination port, the container type/weight/quantity.

For example: How much does it cost to ship a 40′ container from Vietnam to Sydney Australia?

It cost rough US$2,200 for shipping 1×40’GP from Ho Chi Minh City port to Sydney port.

1.2 LCL rates

By the loading port, the destination port, the volume, the weight, the volume/weight ratio.

For example: How much does it cost to ship 10 cartons to Canada?

It cost rough US$295 per cbm for shipping 6cbm light goods from Ho Chi Minh port to Vancouver

1.3 To door rates

By HS Code/volume/weight/quantity/packaging/value/…

Also please note some related costs during an import process,

  • Transportation to Port of Loading
  • Export customs declaration
  • Loading port fees
  • Ocean freight charge
  • Insurance
  • Destination port fees
  • Import customs clearance
  • Customs duty/tax
  • Transportation from the Port of Destination

To-door means the destination charges and fees are prepaid.

All these fees make up the landed cost. Never assuming the basic shipping charges plus the products cost as your total cost.

For example, a port-to-port quote, EXCLUDE all destination charges, which may include: terminal fees, handling charges, customs clearance/inspection, duty and Tax (if applicable), delivery to your address, storage, insurance, etc.

Destination charges vary depending on a destination country, carrier and the delivery agent. Guiding the consignee in the complexity of cargo recovery procedures is responsibility of carrier’s destination agent/broker.

2. Change Frequency

The international shipping industry, and the freight rates within it, are always volatile.

There are plenty of variables that factor into it, including but not limited to capacity, demand, oil bunkers, market perceptions, seasonal behaviors, labor issues at ports, congestion, disruptions, and strength of economies.

Unless you have a rather large consistent quantity (10 plus containers per month) then you’ll not likely to get a quote for longer than two weeks.

It may vary every week. Sometimes, if your supplier could catch up the earlier route by finishing the production one or two days earlier, you can save quite a bit. The price for 1x40ft container may increase US$1200 in the next week schedule.

US$1200+? Yes, it happened.

So knowing the rough date your shipment ready is essential for requesting the exact quotation.

Generally, ocean FCL rates are generally valid for up to two weeks at a time (expiring on the 15th and 30th of each month). LCL rates may last a bit longer, usually expiring at the end of each month.

3. Season Impact

Seasons with rain, storm or snow may impact the in-and-out for trucks and vessels, but busy seasons for shipping don’t necessarily coordinate with any other typical seasons of the year.

Peak season for goods go from Vietnam , is typically the month before Christmas (November) to a month before Tet holiday (January).

The freight cost will be relatively high at these times, because too much shipments waiting for delivery. You’d better plan accordingly as there is a finite number of containers and vessels available.

This is only a brief introduction. It’s so complicated to calculate the freight rates. Our quotation rate is mostly up-to-date and valid for 2 weeks on basic. So once your goods is ready and you’re ready for booking, we will quote you the exact rate at that time.

ImportExportVietnam suggest:

When you request the quote, you need to get the rough shipment data from your supplier first, including:

Your commodity? How many packages? Package weight and dimension? When will the goods ready? The trade term (to port or to door)? Do you need a pick up?. Do you need custom clearance from your origin?. do you need license to import your goods in your country.

Even before asking price for the goods from supplier, you can using our instant quotation tools to get the quotation from us, and have a brief look for your budget.  After got the freight quotation from us, you can have a clear thought about the total landed cost.

How long should I expect my shipment arrival?

How Long – Transit Time

Estimated Transit Time (ETT) is the time between the Estimated Time of Departure from origin (ETD) and the Estimated Time of Arrival at the destination (ETA).

As for sea cargo transportation out of origin country towards to Vietnam, there’s only a very rough idea showing below.

From Region How long
USA & Canada (West) 23 days
USA & Canada (East) 35 days
Western Europe 30 days
Northern Europe 35 days
Southern Europe 32 days
Australia 20 days
India 20 days
Southeast Asia 13 days
Eastern Africa 35 days
Western Africa 45 days
Japan 5 days
South Korea 6 days
South America (East) 35 days
South America (West) 50 days

Please note that there maybe 5~10 days differences in practical transportation, vary from different loading port, different destination port, and different carriers.

Here’s an example showing each time cost for different ocean carriers from Hamburg port of Germany to Ho Chi Minh city port in Vietnam

Different carrier How long
By EMC 33 days
By KLINE 31 days
By YML 31 days
By OOCL 32 days
By ANL 30 days
By MSC 38 days
By COSCO 34 days
By NYK 32 days
By WanHai 34 days
By CSCL 31 days
By CMA 30 days
By PIL 33 days
By CSAV 37 days
By UASC 28 days
By HPL 32 days

ETDs and ETAs are never guaranteed by the sea carrier and are subject to change at any time. Also keep in mind that it can take upto 7 days before the cargo is loaded at the loading port. The same thing is true at the destination port, 1 week or more for discharge and dispatch.

Container carriers’ reliability is not so dependable, and the global on-time performance percentage is rough 60%-80%.

ImportExportVietnam suggestion:

Transportation by ocean is quite slow, which means you need to do some significant planning, and have generous margins for the possible delays. Please notice about timing issue for marine transport, especially if you’re in Europe or in America (include USA and Canada). if you needs speedy goods, please consider about ImportExportVietnam air cargo service.

You can also split up your shipment into 2 parts: small percentage by air, rest by sea.

How to track and trace my shipment

Track and Trace – Container Tracking

Sometimes your shipment is late than schedule. Maybe due to the bad weather, the port congestion, the routing change, etc. The schedule reliability is no better than 80% among the global lines.

Cargo tracking will let you and your customer well known the most accurate ETA, then you can get prepared and notify every party involved.

Container tracking means you are being aware of where your shipment is located, so you can prepare accordingly.

In order to track a container, you need to know which shipping line is transporting your cargo, and the container number, booking number or document number (any of them is usually good enough).

All the information you can easily find on your Bill of Lading. The booking number & B/L number are listed on the top right, and the container number is usually under the item of “Marks & Nos.”.

According to our practical experiences, the container number should be preferred. This number consists of three-letters Owner Code (prefix), one Product Group Code, six-digits Serial Number and a check digit. For example:

container code

Where the Product Group Code, aka category identifier can be:

  • J: detachable freight container related equipment
  • R: reefer (refrigerated) containers
  • U: general freight containers
  • Z: trailers and chassis

ImportExportVietnam’s Suggestion

1. Once your goods move from the origin port, we will send you an email alert with the tracking number and instruction to track, so you can track it anytime to have an estimate when will the goods arrive to the destination, please keep in mind that all the number and figures are estimated only. nothing can guaranteed about the weather or pirate. Buying Insurance is always recommend from ImportExportVietnam.

2. You’d rather pay the balance to the supplier or pay the freight cost to the forwarder as early as possible, to release the shipment. Not wait till the last several days to process the payment. If there’s a payment problem, the additional warehousing and storage fees could go up by hundreds to thousands of dollars.

What should I do upon the shipment arrival?

Upon Arrival – Clearance and Pickup

Goods may only be imported by their owner, purchaser, or a licensed customs broker designated by the buyer. Normally the consignee will be notified via an arrival notice within 5 days or less of port arrival, by the delivery agent listed on the B/L.

The consignee is then responsible to file entry documents to the customs, arrange for payment of any duties, taxes, and other fees. Finally it’s time to pick up and to-door delivery from the discharge port by yourself or through a trucking company.

Here’s how a customs official will process your shipment:
1. Inspect the paperwork.
2. Determine if duties apply.
3. Request duty payment.
4. Following confirmation of payment, release the shipment for pickup.

Unless there’s a problem, ocean freight is generally cleared within 2 or 3 days of the ship landing in port.

You might just get caught up in a random inspection/exam. Non-intrusive inspections are fairly quick, but an intensive exam could take more than a week. Non-intrusive inspections cost around $275 at major ports, but an intensive examination costs around $800, not including third-party transport and storage costs.

Clearance involves preparation and submission of papers required to the authority. It’s so complicated and you’d perfer find a customs broker for assistance. Smooth clearance can avoid further unnecessary detention and demurrage fees.

ImportExportVietnam’s Suggestion

When your shipment is ready and reach your destination, if you require the custom clearance assistant from Import-to-Vietnam, we’re happy to help. Normally we need below documents to do custom clearance in both countries (origin and destination countries)

  • Bill of Lading (telex released or surrendered or original)
  • Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Contract (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Origin (if applicable)
  • Other specific papers ( advice case by case)

The seller will have responsiblity to provide most of the paper after negotiate with you. Sometimes you or consignee can suggest the seller to do the invoice with lower value than the true value, however, the number need to be realistic, since the custom system in the destination country will check it case by case . Basically, you can ask the seller to do 2 invoice, 1 is the real number invoice, which you will pay for the supplier, the other one is a little bit less than the real value, since this number will affect the tax and VAT you need to pay at the border, before taking the goods to your place. After the sellers send invoice to you please make sure you check it with the seller to make sure the information is complete and accurate. Then you can forward them to your customs broke or logistic service, and you will prepare the duty and tax payment according to the rate.

What ImportExportVietnam Can Do for You?

Our Mission is to always meet or exceed customers’ expectations by implementing supply chain solutions that provide customers with the least cost, best service logistics network.

ImportExportVietnam specializes in transportation management services for manufacturing companies, wholesalers, distributors and online sellers who want to buying and sourcing your products from Vietnam.

  • We can do all term related: EXW, FOB, CIF, DDU, DAP, DDP.
  • Fast, accurate, obligation free quote
  • Easy, simple, direct online booking process
  • Vessels departing from our port every 7 days or less (for the LCL service)
  • Vessels schedule for Container FCL service is flexible between shipping line.
  • Competitive ocean freight rates on all shipments
  • Exclusive access to all your related shipment documentation
  • Pick up your goods from door/ warehouse, anywhere you named it.
  • Assist you with custom clearance process in both origin and destination countries.
  • Pick up from Vietnam-wide and Delivered to Worldwide Port/CFS/Door (Container Freight Station) of your choice
  • Conveniently track online and pre-alert email updates when anything changed

Process with ImportExportVietnam

  1. You fill and submit our quote form with your shipping details. (Quote)
  2. You can expect the response within 12 hours.
  3. We discuss more, and come to an agreement.
  4. You or your supplier will fill and submit our booking form. (Book)
  5. We will contact your supplier and recheck everything needed, then book the space from the carrier.
  6. we can pick up the goods and arrange inland delivery to the port.
  7. Our agent will assist you with the customs declaration when the goods reach your port/airport
  8. We send the copy bill of lading for your check once your goods have loaded on board.
  9. You pay the shipping cost as we agreed. (Pay)
  10. We send the original bill of lading or telex release to you.

Quote → Book → Pay, job done from your side. Let us do all the rest heavy job without disturbing you.

We’ll keep tracking your shipment and keep you updated till received. ImportExportVietnam’s agent network uses our strong carrier relationships to help our clients keep their freight costs priced competitively.

If You have a suggested rate from your currently partner, please let us know. Most of the time, we will find a rate which can save you some bucks in the same shipping condition.

We hope we were able to make things clear for you.

If you are looking for more information please let us know, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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