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Container shipping Antwerp to Karachi-Muhammad Bin Qasim

You want to ship a container from Antwerp to Qasim (PKBQM)? Sea freight has many pluses: you can ship many goods for an attractive price, you have low maintenance costs and you can track the cargo in real time. Transporting a sea container with refrigerated cargo or factory parts can be arranged by shipping companies such as Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation. They can get you many different sizes and types of shipping containers. Shipping by sea is primarily divided into two types: full containers (FCL) and a container with combined cargo (LCL). Via our portal we share practical information with a view to international transport Port Qasim (PK BQM). We offer extensive information about the different types of sea containers. For this we offer a step-by-step import plan. Please send us an inquiry with your requirements and we will prepare a quote with extensive pricing details.

  • Ocean shipping is a fast, sure and low cost-way to transport bulk containers.
  • Advantages compared to air freight: it has a better carbon footprint and it is cheaper.
  • Sea freight is a solution for international movings and the transportation of ro-ro or cars.
  • The Port of Karachi-Muhammad Bin Qasim is an important hub in Pakistan.
  • Frequently used containers types are: 20 FT, 40 FT, 40FT HC and Dry Van, Hard-Top, Flat Rack, Ventilated, Open-Top, Tank containers.

Shipping to Qasim (PKBQM) from Antwerp (BEANR)

shipping container from port antwerp to port of Karachi-Muhammad Bin Qasim

Ocean freight shipping is one of the most economical forms of transporting goods internationally. Your articles are packed in shipping containers. The freight forwarder company have a special container prepared. The cargo will be trucked to the shipping vessel at the port of origin Port Qasim (PK BQM), and will be transported by sea to the addressee at the destination harbor. There are different kind of options: port-to-port, door-to-door, door-to-port or port-to-door. In the schedule below you can read different kind of info about the port of discharge.

Port of departurePort of Antwerp (BEANR)
Country of departureBelgium
Port of destinationPort of Karachi-Muhammad Bin Qasim
Country of destinationPakistan
Port CodePKBQM
Transit Time+/- 29 days
Shipping costs$
Office addressBin Qasim, Karachi, 75020, Pakistan

Freight Forwarder Antwerp – port of Karachi-Muhammad Bin Qasim

  1. Details of your shipment

    Enter the port of origin and the destination harbor. Also indicate whether you choose (FCL) full containers or Less Container Load (LCL). Also choose the size of the container (20-ft, 40-ft of a high cube).

  2. Packing the freight

    Primarily, make sure your goods are tightly packaged. To limit damage, we advise to put everything on pallets. Tip: make sure you have recognizable labels on the freight.

  3. Documents Required for Exporting

    When exporting goods to Qasim (PKBQM), you will need required export documents (to the national customs): certificates of origin, bill of lading, packing declaration, packing list, export/import customs declaration. A Bill of Lading is a document or contract that is completed by a carrier confirming goods were received in an acceptable condition and that the load is prepared for shipping.

  4. Determine the desired Incoterm

    An incoterm is a set of rules to agree on the most important contractual terms and obligations for global trade. The Incoterm shows who is the risk-bearing party for transit, insurance and customs clearance. Much chosen incoterms are Free On Board (FOB), Ex Works (EXW), Delivery Duty Paid (DDP).

  5. Follow your cargo live

    Use the Ocean Shipment Tracking to check where your cargo is at this moment. You can see exactly when the load is loaded at the POL (port of origin), arrived at Port of Discharge (POD) and when the carrier arrived at the final location.

Sea freight from Qasim (PKBQM) to Antwerp (BEANR): match your cargo with container type

You are going to ship a container from port of Karachi-Muhammad Bin Qasim – (PK BQM) to port of Antwerp – (BE ANR)? Make sure you book the right container for your cargo. There are different sizes (twenty foot, forty foot) and multiple transport options (FCL shipment or LCL shipping). Major shipping lines that sail here include CMA CGM, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, MOL, MSC, NYK. From the port, many freights are transported to cities such as Gharo, Karachi, Mirpur Sakro, Thatta, Keti Bandar, Sujawal, Daro, Thano Bula Khan, Mirpur Bathoro, Bulri, Jati, Kotri, Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Matli, Uthal, Tando Jam, Matiari, Talhar, Badin. In the paragraph below you will find useful information about the most commonly seen options for sea freight. We also offer more information about Shipping containers for sale.

from harbor Port Qasim PK BQM to antwerp BE ANR

Specifications of a 20 foot container

20 ft. containers (a.k.a. dry van) is the most versatile container type. They are easy to stack on the vessel, which give you lower handling and shipping costs. Very suitable for the transport of household goods or international removals. What you might not know: A TEU is a standard container with a length of 20 feet.

  • This box is a very suitable choice for transporting cargo via the ocean.
  • A 20-foot container know the following size description: 6,06 x 2,44 x 2,59.
  • A 20’ft container can hold eleven pallets.
  • In terms of weight load, the following applies: +/- 27.300 kg.

Information and benefits of forty foot container

The 40-foot container is identical to the 20-foot container, but once the size. They are very suitable for e.g. industrial goods and retail products. This makes it a popular choice for shipping large quantities of goods. What you may not know: people can also opt for the 40 foot container ‘high cube’ deal. Thereby you have a little more height. This ensures that your cargo/goods can be loaded higher.

  • Very popular with large and bulky goods.
  • The format is universal: 12 x 2,3 x 2,4 m.
  • The FEU can hold between 20 and 24 pallets.
  • Pay attention to the weight limit of +/- 28.400 kilogram.

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What is a FCL container and what are the benefits?

I case you are going to ship a lot of stuff, it is best to book a full container. Freight forwarders then refer to it as FCL (Full Container Load). You don’t have to share space with others. The advantages are great: quick transit time, damage is lessened and the rates are more favorable. Pay attention to the disadvantages: it is unsuitable for Small Packages and less convenient delivery options. Another departure port? Also check Rotterdam to Qasim (PKBQM) or Hamburg to Qasim (PKBQM).

  • The goal of FCL is that you book a single container exclusively for your cargo transportation only.
  • Used by all major manufacturers and shipping companies.
  • Recommended for shipments from 15 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. Maersk, ONE, MSC, COSCO, CMA CGM.

Information about Less than container (LCL)

When you have too little goods to fill a full container, then your cargo will be combined with other cargo. Transport organizations describe that as Less Than Container Load (LCL). The concept of LCL is that you share space with others. You benefit from many advantages: you’re only charged for the space you are using, reduces the costs of keeping a high inventory of goods stored and more flexible during intense shipping season. Watch out: if your goods can fill up half of the container space, then FCL is probably your best bet. The total shipping costs are related to volume and weight.

  • The concept of LCL is that your cargo is shipped in a partial container.
  • The best choice for a charge between 3,5 m3 and 15 m3.
  • You just pay for the used volume of the full container.
  • Wide availability in all months of the year.
  • Available at: e.g. POL, Yang Ming, Wan Hai, HMM, ZIM.

Alternative container types

The range of boxes is very varied for the international transport of your cargo by sea. Each type of cargo needs a different solution. The Dry van is the variant that most people will recognize. There are also special possibilities for liquids, flour, coffee or cocoa or other special goods. You can read all about it in the section below. You can also read more information about shipments to Omaezaki (JPOMZ), port of Caucedo (DOCAU), Songkhla (THSGZ) harbor and terminal Suva (FJSUV).

  • Bulk Containers: used for transportation of dry bulk cargo like wheat and other grain crops.
  • Flat Rack Containers: the walls allows for the loading of cargo from the top and/or sides.
  • Hard-Top Containers: the walls are generally made of corrugated steel.
  • High-Cube Containers: an intermodal storage unit with an external height of 9ft. 6in.
  • Insulated Containers: ideal for Short-Term Storage or Short-Hop Journeys.
  • Open-Top Containers: for heavy goods which are difficult to be loaded sideways.
  • Palletwide Containers: 5 cm wider and are designed for optimal transportation of cargo on EURO pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are perfect for storing temperature-sensitive good.
  • Tank Containers: for the transport of liquids, gases and powders as bulk cargo.
  • Ventilated Containers: are fitted with additional ventilation holes.

Kind of freight: what kind of stuff are you going to ship?

Transporting goods by sea from Antwerp (BEANR) to Karachi-Muhammad Bin Qasim (PKBQM) has many benefits: it is very efficient, particularly interesting for bulk cargo and it is much more environmentally friendly than air freight. Relevant ocean cargo categories imported via sea shipping includes: liquid bulk, neo bulk, containerized, dry bulk, roll on/roll off. Below we give an explanation.

  • Car shipping: you can ship your vehicle practically anywhere in the world.
  • House Moving: your belongings will be safe and secured with international relocation.
  • Removals (Household Goods): all your household effects shipped inexpensive and insured.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. diesel, gasoline, hydrogen, chemicals, kerosene, petroleum.
  • Dry Bulk: grain, coal, iron ore but also lumber, salt, plates, coils.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): vessel type used for the transportation of cars and other automobiles.
  • Breakbulk: cargo that is transported in bags, boxes, crates, drums or barrels.
  • Retail & other: items like toys, sports equipment, clothes, art and antiques, electronic goods or machines, shoes, drinks, furniture, food.

All about international transport (FAQ)

How long does it take for a container ship to go from Antwerp to Port Qasim?

Shipping a container from Antwerp (BE) to Karachi-Muhammad Bin Qasim takes around 29 days. The total distance is about 6850 nautical miles (M). That is about 12686 km. When you have booked a sea freight there are 2 important values, ETD and ETA. ETD provides information on the date and time the ship will leave the seaport. ETA is the date and time at which the vessel is expected to arrive at the dock. The exact shipping time depends on the boat speed, the sea conditions and possible maintenance.

What are the average costs of shipping a container to Qasim (PKBQM)?

Shipping rates from Antwerp (Belgium) to Karachi-Muhammad Bin Qasim (Pakistan) are relatively cheap. The total price tag is determined by various components as type of goods transported, shipping route and freight forwarder handling fees. Please contact us for a completely free, no-obligation quote today.

Which customs documents are required for my shipment?

When you send goods to Port Qasim, then the customs clearance will also pass. The following documents are required: Certificate of Origin, Letter of Credit, Bill of Lading, Insurance Certificate, Commercial Invoice, Packing List. For more information about these duties then we advise you to contact the customs of Pakistan or view the website of the port/government (

What incoterm is the most appropriate?

Incoterms describe the commercial arrangement between the buyer and the seller. The two most popular Incoterms rules in maritime shipping are FOB and CIF. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the exporting party pays for the costs of transporting the cargo to the port of origin. The meaning of Free on Board (FOB) is the seller is responsible for the goods until they are loaded on a shipping vessel. Other Incoterms 2000 you can choose from are: Free Carrier (FCA), Carriage Paid To (CPT), Ex Works (EXW), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) & Cost and Freight (CFR), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP), Delivered At Place (DAP).

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