Container shipping Antwerp to Hong Kong
Are you looking for a service to ship a container from Antwerp to Hong Kong (HKHKG)? Sea freight has many advantages: e.g. you can transport high volumes for a reasonable price, it is great for bulk goods and it is safe. Shipping a container with sea freight such as liquids or vehicles is very easy with e.g. Antong Holdings (QASC). Freight forwarders offer all kind of containers. An important point of attention is (FCL) full containers and a container with combined cargo (LCL). Via our experts we share helpful information for international transport Hong Kong (HK HKG). We offer up-to-date information about the different types of containers. For this we offer a export plan in 5 steps. Contact u directly and we will prepare a quote with an attractive price and fast transit time.
- Ocean shipping is a quick, trustworthy and inexpensive way to transport large and heavy loads.
- When we compare this to air freight, it offers more capacity and value.
- Sea freight is suitable for international relocations and shipping container cargo or personal goods.
- The Port of Hong Kong is one of the biggest ports of Hong Kong.
- You can choose from the following containers: 20 foot, 40 foot and Flat Rack, Hard-Top, Dry Van, Open-Top, Tank, Refrigerated containers.
- Ocean freight shipping to harbor Hong Kong from Antwerp (Belgium)
- Advice for exporting goods in June 2023
- Selecting the container that suits the freight
- Types of Cargo Shipped by Sea Freight Transport
- FAQ: Frequently asked questions about international transport
Shipping to Hong Kong (HKHKG) from Antwerp (BEANR)
Ocean freight shipping is the most common way to transport cargo globally. Your goods are packed in shipping containers. The middleman (freight forwarder) will book a container. The cargo is transported by truck to the shipping vessel at the departing port Hong Kong (HK HKG), and will be shipped by sea to the customs at the POD (port of destination). You can book various solutions like port-to-door, door-to-door, port-to-port, door-to-port. In the list below you will find important information about the port of discharge.
|Port of departure||Port of Antwerp (BEANR)|
|Country of departure||Belgium|
|Port of destination||Port of Hong Kong|
|Country of destination||Hong Kong|
|Transportation time||+/- 46 days|
|Office address||Marine Department, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong|
Freight Forwarder Antwerp – port of Hong Kong
- Details of your shipping
Enter the port of departure and the POD (port of destination). Determine your container terms: a complete full container (FCL) or a container with combined cargo (LCL). You can choose from a small or large container (20 ft, 40 ft of 40 ft high cube).
- Loading the freight
To start with, you need to make sure your load is packed correctly. To transport the cargo in good condition, it is a good idea to use pallets. For correct handling you must also label all goods.
- Customs Documentation for Exporters
When you transport goods to Hong Kong (HKHKG), you will need special export documents (for the purpose of national customs): export/import customs declaration, packing declaration, packing list, bill of lading, commercial invoice. With a Bill of Lading we mean a document that is completed by a carrier to confirm that the shipment is received in good order and noticing that the cargo is well packed for transport.
- Agree on who bears the risk (Incoterm)
Incoterms are relevant for traders to agree on the most important contractual terms and obligations for global trade. The agreed Incoterm determines who takes care of, among other things, transport, insurance and the relevant documents for transport. The most common incoterms are Ex Works (EXW), Free On Board (FOB), Delivery Duty Paid (DDP).
- Ship Live Tracking
Use cargo tracking to check where your load is at this moment. You can check the status when the cargo is departed from the port of origin (POO), arrived at the port of arrival (POD) and when the cargo was transported to the ultimate recipient.
Sea freight from Hong Kong (HKHKG) to Antwerp (BEANR): select your container type
You need to ship a container from port of Hong Kong – (HK HKG) to port of Antwerp – (BE ANR)? It is important to book the right container for your cargo. There are smaller and bigger boxes (twenty foot, forty foot) and different container specifications (FCL shipment or LCL shipment). Popular shipping lines include APL, China Shipping, CMA CGM, Evergreen, FESCO, Hamburg Sud, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, Maersk, MOL, MSC, NYK, OOCL, ZIM. There is a good connection to important cities in the area. In the next section you will find useful information about the most popular products. Check also more information about Container Climate.
Details of a 20ft container
20 FT containers (a.k.a. dry van) is the most versatile container type. They are easy to load, access, and handle, so the transport costs are quite low. Particularly suitable for the transport of personal effects and international movings. Some extra info: 1 TEU is equivalent to 1 20 feet long container.
- This box offers a solution for transporting goods by means of shipping.
- The dimensions of a 20-foot container are: 5.90m x 2,35m x 2,39m.
- It can hold between 9 and 11 pallets.
- A lot can be loaded in terms of goods weight: +/- 27.900 kilogram.
Specifications of a 40 FT container
A40 foot container is standard applied to shipping bulk goods. Te 40ft is twice as big as the more standard 20ft. It is especially intended for transporting large loads by sea. Finally, you can also choose a higher ‘high cube’ box. Thereby you have a little more height. This way cargo can be stacked high.
- Used for dry freight of all kinds.
- The dimensions are the same internationally: 12,0 x 2,4 x 2,3 m.
- Up to 23 Europallets can be stuffed in a 40′ container.
- In terms of goods, there is a weight limit of +/- 28.300 kg.
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Information about Full Container (FCL)
When you need a lot of container space, then renting a full container is the most interesting. The abbreviation FCL stands for Full Container Load. There is no need to share it with other shippers. There are many advantages to it: efficient transit time, damage is lessened and it’s more cost-effective. There are also disadvantages: the transport over land is more complex (truck) and insurance is more expensive. Departing from another port? Also check out Rotterdam to Hong Kong (HKHKG) or Hamburg to Hong Kong (HKHKG).
- The idea of FCL is that you temporarily own a complete container.
- Ideal for cargo with tight delivery schedules.
- Economically viable when the shipment occupies 15 m3 or more.
- Available at: e.g. MSC, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, ONE, COSCO.
When do i need a Less than container Load (LCL)?
If a large full container is unnecessary, your goods will be shipped with other cargo. This is known as LCL (Less Than Container Load). What we mean by LCL is that you have no say about the other type of cargo that’s in the container with your freight There are many benefits like: you pay only for the volume you need, you spend less on inventory space and easy time-management and scheduling. Remark: if you have a cargo load that is more than half a container unit, then FCL is a better choice. LCL shipping charges are generally computed based on the volume in m3 and the weight of the freight.
- LCL means that you transport your cargo via a partial container.
- The best choice for a charge between 1,5 m3 & 16 m3.
- Cost-effective for freight forwarders with smaller shipment volumes.
- Easier to book during peak season.
- Available at: e.g. Evergreen, POL, Yang Ming, HMM, Wan Hai.
Information about other types of containers
There are many different types of boxes available for freight forwarding. There is a suitable solution for every type of cargo. The most common type is the Dry van. There are innovative and special constructions for oils, meat, fish and frozen foods or very exclusive stuff. You can read all about it in the section below. Are you looking for another destination? Also look at possibilities for Bejaia (DZBJA), port of Callao (PECLL), New Orleans (USMSY) harbor and terminal Malmo (SEMMA).
- Bulk Containers: often used for dry bulk cargo like wheat and grains.
- Flat Rack Containers: a flat rack only has walls or support post on the ends.
- Hard-Top Containers: used for bulk cargo like cement, automotive, construction goods, steel, etc.
- High-Cube Containers: are used to carry lightweight, high volume cargo (with extra height).
- Insulated Containers: a type of packaging used to ship temperature sensitive products.
- Open-Top Containers: for the transportation of goods like glass and marble blocks.
- Palletwide Containers: perfect for transporting cargo on europellets.
- Refrigerated Containers: reefers are used for goods which need to be transported at a constant temperature.
- Tank Containers: suitable for different modes of transportation, and built to carry hazardous cargo.
- Ventilated Containers: also known as passive (naturally) ventilated or coffee containers.
Main types of ocean freight: what do you want to transport by sea?
Importing stuff by ocean from Antwerp (BEANR) to Hong Kong (HKHKG) have all kinds of advantages: low maintenance cost, it is effective for large quantities of goods and containers can also be used for further transportation by road or rail. Popular types of ocean cargo imported via sea shipping includes: liquid bulk, dry bulk, roll on/roll off, neo bulk, break bulk. You will find all the information in the box below.
- Car shipping: have your vehicle shipped to an international port.
- House Moving: your international relocation will be less time-consuming and more efficient.
- Removals (Household Goods): your household effects are shipped in a fast and secure manner.
- Liquid Bulk: e.g. diesel, hydrogen, petroleum, gasoline, kerosene, chemicals.
- Dry Bulk: iron ore, coal, grain but also lumber, plates, salt, rods.
- Roll on Roll off (RORO): a combination of road and sea transport for wheeled cargo.
- Breakbulk: goods that are stowed on board ship in individually counted units.
- Retail & other: load like art and antiques, medical/pharmacy, clothes, sports equipment, toys or drinks, shoes, food, furniture, fashion.
FAQ: frequently asked questions and answers regarding international transport
Shipping a container from Antwerp (BE) to Hong Kong takes approx 46 days. The total distance is approx. 11000 nautical miles (M). That is about 20372 kilometers. When you send something by sea, you will receive updates about the ETD and ETA. ETD provides information on the date and time the ship will leave the seaport. ETA It is the date and time that the vessel has been scheduled to arrive into port. The exact shipping time has several factors: the speed of the boat, wind force and wind direction and berth availability.
Shipping rates from Antwerp (Belgium) to Hong Kong (Hong Kong) are relatively cheap. The total cost is determined by various parts such as type of goods transported, period of the year and currency. Message us for a customised quote and extra info.
When you send goods to Hong Kong, then you should also think about customs clearance. The following documents are required: Insurance Certificate, Bill of Lading, Packing List, Import/export Licenses, Letter of Credit, Commercial Invoice. For more information about these duties then we advise you to contact the customs of Hong Kong or view the website of the port/government (www.gov.hk).
Incoterms are a set of 11 internationally-recognized rules that define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers. The most commonly used Incoterms are FOB and CIF. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the seller bears responsibility for the costs of transporting the cargo to the named port of destination. By Free on Board (FOB) we mean the seller must arrange everything regarding the goods until they are on the vessel at the outbound port. One can also choose from one of the alternative Incoterms 2000: Carriage Paid To (CPT), Free Carrier (FCA), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Free Alongside Ship (FAS) & Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), Delivered At Place (DAP), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP).