Sea freight from china to qatar is one of the services that are very popular among importers especially when their shipment is big in size and also very heavy so it’s not economic to transport them by air.
Due to Qatar’s ease of doing business, it’s one of the countries that have lots of Imports from other countries, for those importers that time is not an issue, the best choice for importation is sea freight.
In this article we’re going to read about sea freight to Qatar, its transit time, popular ports, restrictions, routes, etc.
Shipping from China to Qatar Preparation
As we already said, before shipping your cargo you have to pay attention to details such as its weight, size, your budget and other stuff. Based on all the information you have to choose a shipping way and then start looking for a freight forwarder to help you.
DDPCH can help you for shipping your shipment to Qatar with sea freight and also sea DDP service, meaning after your supplier sends the shipment to our warehouse we take care of everything until it reaches your doorstep in Qatar.
After choosing your freight forwarder you have to choose an appropriate Incoterm for your shipment, we already talked about the advantages and disadvantages of different shipping terms for importers, choosing between EX works, FOB, etc.
your shipping term is very important in your trade it defines all the responsibilities are on which party.
Limitation and Prohibition
It’s important to know the Restrictions Qatar has on goods when you plan on importing goods from China, this will allow all importers to make the right purchase from the China that can pass through customs.
Some of the restrictions and prohibition are listed below:
- Pork and Pork Products
- Pornographic material
- Security and military equipment unless you have a license
- Radioactive products
- Products that are in violation of the trademark
- You are not allowed to import alcohol as it is the responsibility of ‘The Qatar Distribution Company’
Transit times and Popular Ports
There are lots of ports in China and Qatar so you have lots of options to choose from when shipping via sea freight from China, the reasonable choice is finding out which port is the closest to your supplier warehouse so it’ll be less costly and save you a lot of time.
Some of the sea routes from China to Qatar are like this:
The first route is Port of Shanghai in China to Port of RasLaffan in Qatar which is 6807 nautical miles.
The second one is the route from Mawei port in China to Port of Doha in Qatar which is approximately 6433 nautical miles.
The sea route from the port of Shanghai in China to Doha in Qatar is approximately 6814 nautical miles.
The next route is from Jiangmen port in China to the port of Doha in Qatar and it’s about 5956 nautical miles.
The sea route is from Lianyungang port in China to the port of RasLaffan in Qatar; this port is about 7131 nautical miles.
And the last one isthe port of Qingdao in China and Port of Doha in Qatar which is approximately 7166 nautical miles
Transit time for all these ports vary between 25-30 days, if you want DDP service, because of customs and delivery time transit time extends to 30-40 days.
At last in DDPCH we can offer you sea freight service to Qatar also with DDP service which makes it very easy for importers, after your supplier sends the shipment to our warehouse you just have to wait and receive the goods at your doorstep.