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Container shipping Antwerp to Subic Bay

Are you interested in a way to ship a container from Antwerp to Subic Bay (PHSFS)? Sea freight is a convenient transport solution: you can ship large volumes at low costs, it is great for bulk goods and it is trustworthy. Exporting a container overseas with roll on/roll off or semi-finished goods can be done via e.g. Evergreen Marine Corporation. You can book various types of containers. You have to choose between Full Container Load (FCL) and a container with combined cargo (LCL). Via our portal you will find useful information regarding international transport Subic Bay (PH SFS). We offer inside-information about the different types of containers. For this we offer a practical step-by-step plan. Send you shipping details and we get you a quote with the best rates and fastest transit times.

  • Ocean shipping is a reliable, secure and low cost-way to transport large and heavy loads.
  • When you compare it with air shipments, you have lower costs and more time for document processing.
  • Sea freight is an often chosen option for worldwide relocations and the transit of ro-ro or cars and other vehicles.
  • The Port of Subic Bay is one of the most important ports in Philippines.
  • Containers that are often transported are: standaard 20 ft, 40 ft and 40 HC and Hard-Top, Dry Van, Insulated, Ventilated, Tank, Refrigerated containers.

Shipping to Subic Bay (PHSFS) from Antwerp (BEANR)

shipping container from port antwerp to port of Subic Bay

Ocean freight shipping is the process of shipping goods by sea using containers. Your goods are put on a container with pellets. The middleman (freight forwarder) sends the location details to you. The cargo will be trucked to the shipping vessel at the port of origin (POO) Subic Bay (PH SFS), and will be shipped over the sea to the consignee at the arrival harbour. They provide you options like port-to-door, door-to-door, port-to-port, door-to-port. In the next section you can read different kind of info about the port of delivery.

Port of departurePort of Antwerp (BEANR)
Country of departureBelgium
Port of destinationPort of Subic Bay
Country of destinationPhilippines
Port CodePHSFS
Transit Time+/- 45 days
Shipping rates$
Port addressSan Bernardino Road, Subic Port District, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo, 2222

Freight Forwarder Antwerp – port of Subic Bay

  1. Information about your freight

    Enter the origin of shipment and the arrival harbour. Also indicate whether you prefer FCL (Full Container Load) or partial shipments (LCL). Besides this, also choose a suitable container size (20-foot, 40-foot, or a 40-foot high cube).

  2. Pack you load

    First of all, you need to make sure your load is packed correctly. To transport the cargo in good condition, we advise to put everything on pallets. Don’t forget to label the cargo!

  3. Documents Required for Exporting

    When exporting cargo to Subic Bay (PHSFS), you should think about various export documents (for the national customs): commercial invoice, packing declaration, certificates of origin, bill of lading, packing list. A Bill of Lading is a document issued by a Carrier to a Shipper, to confirm the goods have been received in good order and that the load is prepared for shipping.

  4. Incoterms for transport

    Incoterms are important to define obligations, costs, and risks involved in the delivery of goods. The Incoterm determines who assumes the risk of, for example, transit, insurance and customs clearance. Frequently used incoterms are Ex Works (EXW), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF), Delivery Duty Paid (DDP).

  5. Online Container & Freight Tracking System

    Use the track and trace service to check where your load is right now. You can get a sms or mail when the shipping is departed from POL (Port of loading), has arrived at the destination (POD) and when the cargo has reached its desired final destination.

Sea freight from Subic Bay (PHSFS) to Antwerp (BEANR): match your cargo with container type

You want to ship a container from port of Subic Bay – (PH SFS) to port of Antwerp – (BE ANR)? It is important to pick the right container type. There are smaller and bigger boxes (20-ft, 40-ft) and all kind of container conditions (LCL shipping or FCL shipping). Several major international shipping lines operate here. Your cargo can be quickly transported to surrounding cities. In the next section you will find extensive information and advice about the most popular types in the maritime industry. Also click further for information about Documents.

from harbor Subic Bay PH SFS to antwerp BE ANR

Details of a 20 foot container

Twenty Foot Containers (a.k.a. dry van) is the most common and available size. They are easy to stack on the vessel, which give you lower handling and shipping costs. Suitable for different kinds of storage including personal items and international movings. Pro tip: TEU is a standard measurement of volume in container shipping and means 1 20 Foot container.

  • One of the most rented boxes for transporting cargo by sea.
  • A 20-foot container know the following size description: L – 5.89M. W – 2.35M. H – 2.23M.
  • A 20 foot holds 11 pallets in one tier.
  • The maximum load is about +/- 27.700 kg.

What you need to know about the 40 foot container

The 40 foot container is the big brother of the 20 foot model. You can pack a lot of cargo in this. All this makes it a very effective means for shipping large volumes of cargo. Also, there are also special 40 foot containers such as the ‘high cube’ box. It is about one foot taller than a normal box. This way cargo can be stacked high.

  • Taller and bulkier than the standard containers.
  • The format is universal: 12200 mm × 2440 mm × 2590 mm.
  • The Forty Foot Equivalent Unit (FEU) can hold 20-24 pallets.
  • In terms of goods, there is a weight limit of +/- 28.700 kilogram.

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What is the meaning of FCL container?

If your cargo is so large that you can fill an entire container, then renting a full container is the most interesting. Transport specialists call this Full Container Load (FCL). All cargo space is used exclusively for you. There are many pluses: Usually a faster transit time, limited chance of damage and you take advantage of economies of scale. You have to pay attention to a few things: it is expensive for small loads and insurance is extra important. Transporting cargo from another port? Also see Rotterdam to Subic Bay (PHSFS) and Hamburg to Subic Bay (PHSFS).

  • What we mean by FCL is that you get the universal right to your own container.
  • Ideal for cargo with tight delivery schedules.
  • Recommended for shipments from 15 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM, Maersk, ONE, MSC.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of LCL containers?

If you do not need a full container, it might be cheaper to book a partial shipment (shared container). This is known as LCL (Less Than Container Load). What we mean by LCL is that you only pay for the space you need in a shipping container. There are many positive aspects to mention like: you can send some good in a cheap way, you spend less on inventory warehousing space and lower sourcing risk. Pay attention: if your shipment takes up more than half a container, then you better go for FCL. The total costs are calculated based on the actual volume that the shipment occupies in a shared shipping container.

  • LCL Means that means that your shipment is taking up only a part of a partial container.
  • Ideal for transport volumes between 3 m3 – 15 m3.
  • You only pay for the space you need in a shipping.
  • Easier to find space during peak season.
  • Available at: e.g. POL, Wan Hai, Evergreen, Yang Ming, HMM.

What other types of containers are there

The range of boxes is very varied for ocean transport. Each type of cargo requires a different approach. A Dry van is the most common type of freight transportation. There are also special possibilities for liquid bulk, onions, potatoes, vegetables or fragile items. You can read more about it below. You can also look further at transport options in Majuro (MHMAJ), port of FreeContainer Port (BSFPO), Genoa (ITGOA) harbor and terminal Jeddah (SAJED).

  • Bulk Containers: very suitable for dry bulk goods such as wheat and other grain crops.
  • Flat Rack Containers: versatile containers that make it possible for you to ship unique cargo.
  • Hard-Top Containers: a specialized version of general dry van (with special roof).
  • High-Cube Containers: are used to carry lightweight, high volume cargo (with extra height).
  • Insulated Containers: ideal for bulk shipping and temporary storage of mixed products.
  • Open-Top Containers: ideal for logs, machinery, and odd-sized items.
  • Palletwide Containers: the ideal type for transporting many euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are ideal for the food and beverage industries.
  • Tank Containers: are basically, cylindrical vessels held within a standard 20ft ISO frame.
  • Ventilated Containers: passive (naturally) ventilated or coffee containers.

Important types of ocean cargo: which items do you want to transport by sea?

Importing goods by ocean from Antwerp (BEANR) to Subic Bay (PHSFS) has lots of advantages: low maintenance cost, it is effective for large quantities of goods and it’s better for the environment than air freight. Frequently chosen ocean cargo transported by sea include: containerized, roll on/roll off, liquid bulk, neo bulk, dry bulk. Below you will find a brief summary.

  • Car shipping: transport your vehicle to the other side of the world.
  • House Moving: affordable and reliable way for international relocations.
  • Removals (Household Goods): your household effects are shipped precisely and neatly.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. gasoline, kerosene, petroleum, chemicals, biofuels, diesel.
  • Dry Bulk: iron ore, grain, coal and rods, plates, lumber, sand.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): a type of shipping that is used for transporting things such as vehicles.
  • Breakbulk: ships carrying break-bulk cargo are often called general cargo ships.
  • Retail & other: products like electronic goods, clothes, toys, sports equipment, medical/pharmacy and shoes, machines, food, furniture, fashion.

FAQ: current topics around international transport

How long does it take to ship from Antwerp to Subic Bay?

Shipping a container from Antwerp (BE) to Subic Bay takes around 45 days. The total distance is approx. 10500 nautical miles. That is about 19446 km. In case of sea freight, you will receive updates about the ETD and ETA. ETD means the expected departure time of the vessel. Estimated time of arrival (ETA) is the date and time that a shipment is predicted to arrive. There are many factors that determine the final shipping time: condition of the hull, weather conditions and cargo flows.

How much does it cost to ship a container to Subic Bay (PHSFS)?

Shipping rates from Antwerp (Belgium) to Subic Bay (Philippines) are relatively cheap. The total cost is determined by various factors such as type of container, shipping route and conditions. Please contact us for a customised quote and extra info.

What customs documents are needed?

When you are sending goods to Subic Bay, then you should pay attention to customs clearance. The following documents should be provided: Import/export Licenses, Packing List, Letter of Credit, Insurance Certificate, Commercial Invoice, Certificate of Origin. For additional information and answers to questions then we advise you to contact the customs of Philippines or check the official website for more info (

What is the best Incoterm for my shipment?

The Incoterms decide which party will cover insurance fees for the shipment. Two of the most common Incoterms are CIF and FOB. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the exporting party pays for transportation and insurance to the port of origin. Free on Board (FOB) means the selling party is fully liable for the goods until they are on the vessel at the outbound port. Other commonly used Incoterms 2000 are e.g. Carriage Paid To (CPT), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Free Alongside Ship (FAS), Free Carrier (FCA) + Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), Delivered At Place (DAP).

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