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Container shipping Hamburg to Ain Sukhna

Are you looking for a service to ship a container from Hamburg to Ain Sukhna Terminal (EGAIS)? Sea freight has many advantages: you can ship heavy cargo for a good price, you have low maintenance costs and it has live tracking. Importing a container overseas with breakbulk or vehicles is easy with shippinglines like HMM Co. Ltd.. Shipping lines offer many different sizes and types of shipping containers. Transporters make a distinction between Full Container Load (FCL) and a shared container (LCL). Via we provide helpful information for international transport Ain Sukhna (EG AIS). You will find comprehensive information about the ways in which you can transport cargo by sea. You will also find a 5 step export plan. Fill out the form and we will prepare a quote with an attractive price and fast transit time.

  • Ocean shipping is a reliable, staunch and affordable way to transport bulk containers.
  • When we compare it to air transport, it offers more capacity and value.
  • Sea freight is great for international relocations and shipping ro-ro or machinery.
  • The Port of Ain Sukhna offers excellent transit options in Egypt.
  • You can choose from the following containers: twenty footers, forty footers and Flat Rack, Insulated, Hard-Top, Open-Top, Ventilated, Tank containers.

Shipping to Ain Sukhna Terminal (EGAIS) from Hamburg (DEHAM)

shipping container from port hamburg to port of Ain Sukhna

Ocean freight shipping is the container freight transportation of cargo by shipping lines. Your personal stuff is loaded into the container. Your freight forwarder ensures that a container is ready. The cargo is transported by truck to the shipping vessel at the port of departure (POD) Ain Sukhna (EG AIS), and will be shipped over the ocean to the consignee at the destination harbor. You need to make a choose out of: port-to-port, door-to-port, door-to-door, port-to-port. In the attached table we share important information about the port of discharge.

Port of departurePort of Hamburg (DEHAM)
Country of departureGermany
Port of destinationPort of Ain Sukhna
Country of destinationEgypt
Port CodeEGAIS
Transit Time+/- 18 days
Shipping prices$
Office address432 Al-Geish Avenue, Loran, Alexandria, Egypt
Phone number2035824138

Freight Forwarder Hamburg – port of Ain Sukhna

  1. Cargo details

    Enter the port of departure and the destination harbor. Also indicate whether you prefer FCL (Full Container Load) or a container with combined cargo (LCL). You can choose from a small or large container (twenty foot, forty foot or a high cube).

  2. Freight preparations

    Primarily, make sure the freight is packed securely. To avoid damage, we advise you to use pallets. Your load also need to be labelled in the right way.

  3. Common Export Documents

    When you transport cargo to Ain Sukhna Terminal (EGAIS), you should organize special export documents (for the purpose of national customs): export/import customs declaration, certificates of origin, packing declaration, bill of lading, commercial invoice. A Bill of Lading is a standard-form document that is provided to the shipper to confirm the goods have been received in good order and that they are ready to be shipped.

  4. Agree on who bears the risk (Incoterm)

    Incoterms are suitable terms in the transport-market to define the responsibilities and costs between two parties correctly. The Incoterm determines who is responsible for e.g export/import documents, insurances and transport. Frequently used incoterms are Delivery Duty Paid (DDP), Ex Works (EXW), Free On Board (FOB).

  5. Live tracking of the shipment

    Use the track and trace service to check where your container is at this moment. You can get a sms or mail when the load is departed from the port of origin (POO), has been transferred to the POD (port of destination) and when the carrier arrived at the final location.

Sea freight from Ain Sukhna Terminal (EGAIS) to Hamburg (DEHAM): pick a container

You want to ship a container from port of Ain Sukhna – (EG AIS) to port of Hamburg – (DE HAM)? It is important to get a suitable container. They come in different sizes (20 foot, 40 foot) and different container specifications (LCL shipment or FCL shipping). Several major international shipping lines operate here. Your cargo can be quickly transported to surrounding cities. Below we put everything together and offer information about the most common sizes and types. Check also more information about International Movings.

from harbor Ain Sukhna EG AIS to hamburg DE HAM

Information and benefits of 20 foot container

20 FT containers (which is a standard dry van) is the most commonly used size. They are relatively easy to ship, which give you lower handling and shipping costs. Ideal for the transportation of bulk goods and household goods or international movings. Nice to know: 1 TEU is equivalent to 1 20 feet long container.

  • The most commonly used box for sending goods overseas.
  • A 20-foot container know the following size description: 6058mm x 2438mm x 2891mm.
  • It can contain 11 Euro-pallets on a single level.
  • In terms of weight load, the following applies: +/- 27.700 kg.

What you need to know about the forty foot container

In addition to the small one, there is also a larger 40 foot container. Many types of goods can be shipped within these boxes. This makes it an excellent choice for transporting bulk goods by sea. Good to know: 40ft containers are also available as ‘high cube’ version. They are 9’6 tall. This ensures that your cargo/goods can be loaded higher.

  • The ideal means of transport for large loads.
  • The format is universal: 12.19m long x 2.44m wide x 2.59m high.
  • It allows the transport of up to 28 pallets.
  • Maximum load is about +/- 28.300 kilogram.

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When is a FCL container a good choice?

If your goods don’t fit in a small (shared) container, then it is usually better to book a full container. Freight forwarders then refer to it as FCL (Full Container Load). There is no need to share it with other shippers. It is a popular transport method: Usually a faster transit time, less risk of damage during the logistics process and it’s more cost-effective. There are of course also drawbacks: you need large volume to be viable and insurance is more expensive. Have your cargo depart from another port? See also Antwerp to Ain Sukhna Terminal (EGAIS) or Rotterdam to Ain Sukhna Terminal (EGAIS).

  • FCL means that you get the universal right to your own container.
  • Very suitable for goods with a large dimension.
  • Economically viable when the shipment occupies 15 m3 or more.
  • Available at: e.g. Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM, MSC, Maersk, COSCO.

Information about LCL containers

When you have too little goods to fill a full container, then your cargo will be combined with other cargo. This is known as LCL (Less Than Container Load). The goal of LCL is that you just pay for the amount of space used in a single container. The advantages of this option include: you can save money on smaller shipments, you can save on inventory costs and it offers consistent weekly sailing schedules for sea freight. Worth mentioning: if you have a cargo load that is more than half a container unit, then you better go for FCL. The shipping costs are calculated on the basis of shipping dimensions, weight, and number of pieces.

  • The goal of LCL is that your cargo is transported in a partial container.
  • A suitable choice for transport with a size between 2 m3 & 14,5 m3.
  • You just pay for the used volume of the full container.
  • Easier to book during peak season.
  • Available at: e.g. ZIM, HMM, POL, Yang Ming, Wan Hai.

Other types of containers and customization

There exist a lot of box-types for shipping your items. Each type of cargo has its own characteristics and methods. The Dry Van is most commonly used in maritime transport. Special boxes are also being used for oil, petroleum, and freshwater, flowers, fruit or unique high value cargo. We give a short explanation below. Be sure to check out the transport options to Thessaloniki (GRSKG), port of Mombasa (KEMBA), Hodeidah (YEHOD) harbor and terminal Toyohashi (JPTHS).

  • Bulk Containers: used in for transporting bulk cargo like wheat, rice and corn.
  • Flat Rack Containers: a flat rack only has walls or support post on the ends.
  • Hard-Top Containers: the walls are generally made of corrugated steel.
  • High-Cube Containers: perfect when some extra height is required.
  • Insulated Containers: for shipping fresh products and keep up their freshness.
  • Open-Top Containers: perfect when large cargo needs to be loaded safely from above.
  • Palletwide Containers: provides a higher cubic capacity than standard boxes.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are perfect for storing temperature-sensitive good.
  • Tank Containers: if you want to transport a large quantity of liquid as bulk cargo.
  • Ventilated Containers: suitable for goods that evaporate a lot of condensation.

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

Importing cargo by sea from Hamburg (DEHAM) to Ain Sukhna (EGAIS) is very popular because of you can ship large volumes at low costs, it is great for transporting bulky goods and it’s better for the environment than air freight. Relevant ocean cargo categories imported via sea shipping includes: liquid bulk, roll on/roll off, containerized, dry bulk, neo bulk. You will find all the information in the box below.

  • Car shipping: transport your vehicle to the other side of the world.
  • House Moving: your international relocation will be less time-consuming and more efficient.
  • Removals (Household Goods): all your household effects shipped inexpensive and insured.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. hydrogen, petroleum, diesel, gasoline, chemicals, kerosene.
  • Dry Bulk: grain, iron ore, grain and sand, coils, lumber, plates.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): vessel has facilities to enable road or rail vehicles to roll on and roll off.
  • Breakbulk: ships carrying break-bulk cargo are often called general cargo ships.
  • Retail & other: products like art and antiques, toys, clothes, medical/pharmacy, sports equipment or drinks, fashion, furniture, shoes, food.

FAQ: questions and answers about international transport

How long does it take to ship from Hamburg to Ain Sukhna?

Shipping a container from Hamburg (DE) to Ain Sukhna takes on average 18 days. The ship has to cover a distance of about 4050 nautical miles (nmi). Converted that is 7501 km. When you have booked a sea freight you have to take into account 2 important values (ETD and ETA). ETD means the date and time the vessel will leave the dock. ETA means the Expected or Estimated Time of Arrival. Shipping time is subject to vessel speed, sea weather condition and type and weight of cargo.

What are the average costs of shipping a container to Ain Sukhna Terminal (EGAIS)?

Shipping rates from Hamburg (Germany) to Ain Sukhna (Egypt) are relatively cheap. The total costs are determined by various components as type of container, season and conditions. Send us a message for the best rates and current transit times.

Which customs documents do I need for a shipment?

When you are exporting goods to Ain Sukhna, there are documents you need for customs clearance. The following documents need to be in place for effective and easy customs clearance. Certificate of Origin, Import/export Licenses, Commercial Invoice, Insurance Certificate, Letter of Credit, Packing List. If you are not sure whether you will be charged extra or not, then we advise you to contact the customs of Egypt or visit the website of the port / gouvernment (

What are Incoterms, and which one is the best to ship with

The Incoterms tell us: Who is organising carriage and insurance? Common used agreement models for international container shipping are FOB and CIF. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the exporter arranges the transportation to the port of origin. Free on Board (FOB) means the seller takes care of the goods until they are on the vessel at the outbound port. Other Incoterms 2000 you can choose from are: Free Carrier (FCA), Carriage Paid To (CPT), Free Alongside Ship (FAS), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) + Delivered At Place (DAP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP).

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