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Hamad (QAHMD)

Container shipping Hamburg to Doha

Are you looking for ways to ship a container from Hamburg to Hamad (QAHMD)? Sea freight has many pluses: it is suitable to ship large volumes for low prices, it’s convenient and it has live tracking. Transporting a sea container with food or cars and other vehicles can be done via e.g. Wan Hai Lines. They can get you a lot of container-types. Transporters make a distinction between (FCL) full containers and (LCL) Less Container Load. Via our transport specialists we provide you with up-to-date information about international transport Hamad (QA HMD). We share knowledge and up-to-date information about the ways in which you can transport cargo by sea. You will also find a step-by-step import plan. Contact u directly and we will prepare a quote with great prices and shipping conditions.

  • Ocean shipping is an innovative, trouble-free and cost-effective way to import and export goods internationally.
  • When we compare this to air freight, you have lower costs and more time for document processing.
  • Sea freight is great for worldwide relocations and carrying gas-based fuels or consumer goods.
  • The Port of Doha offers excellent transit options in Qatar.
  • Commonly container types are: twenty footers, forty footers and Flat Rack, Dry Van, Insulated, Tank, Open-Top, Refrigerated containers.

Shipping to Hamad (QAHMD) from Hamburg (DEHAM)

shipping container from port hamburg to port of Doha

Ocean freight shipping is the most common way to transport cargo globally. Your goods are packed tightly in a container. Your freight forwarder have a special container prepared. Your goods are loaded into the shipping vessel at the departing port Hamad (QA HMD), and will be shipped over the sea to the importer at the arrival port. They offer solutions like port-to-door, door-to-door, port-to-port, door-to-port. In the attached table you will find some basic data of the port of destination.

Port of departurePort of Hamburg (DEHAM)
Country of departureGermany
Port of destinationPort of Doha
Country of destinationQatar
Port CodeQAHMD
Transport Time+/- 32 days
Shipping rates$$$$
Local addressPO Box 313, Doha, Qatar
Phone number97440453645

Freight Forwarder Hamburg – port of Doha

  1. Cargo details

    Enter the port of origin (POO) and destination of shipment. Decide how you want to export: Full Container Load (FCL) or a container with combined cargo (LCL). You can choose from a small or large container (20-ft, 40-ft of a high cube).

  2. Loading the freight

    To begin, make sure your goods are tightly packaged. To transport the cargo in good condition, we advise you to use pallets. Also make sure you have good labels.

  3. Export documents

    In the situations that you export goods to Hamad (QAHMD), you need to share various export documents (on behalf of national customs): packing declaration, commercial invoice, bill of lading, certificates of origin, export/import customs declaration. The meaning of a Bill of Lading is a contract signed by the carrier to acknowledge the receipt of cargo and that the freight has been booked correctly.

  4. Incoterms for transport

    Incoterms are suitable terms in the transport-market to define responsibility and liability for shipment of the goods. The Incoterm states who assumes the risk of, for example, insurance, transport and all documents. Frequently used incoterms are Delivery Duty Paid (DDP), Free On Board (FOB), Ex Works (EXW).

  5. Follow your cargo live

    Use Cargo Track & Trace to check where your cargo is right now. You can see 24/7 when the shipping is loaded at the POL (port of origin), has arrived at the destination (POD) and when it has arrived at the final destination.

Sea freight from Hamad (QAHMD) to Hamburg (DEHAM): select your container

You received an order and want to ship a container from port of Doha – (QA HMD) to port of Hamburg – (DE HAM)? An important starting point is to rent a suitable container. You can choose from large and small sizes (20ft & 40ft) and different ways to fill a container (FCL shipping or LCL shipping). Many international shipping lines operate this route. There is a good connection to important cities in the area. In the section below you can read all important information about the most commonly seen options for sea freight. We are happy to provide you with more information about Letter of Credit.

from harbor Hamad QA HMD to hamburg DE HAM

Information and benefits of twenty foot container

Twenty Foot Containers (sometimes also called dry van) is the most commonly type for shipment in ocean freight. They are very efficient, that means they are quite cheap. Very suitable for the transport of household goods or international removals. Good to know: A TEU stands for Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

  • A very popular box for sending goods with transport ships.
  • A 20-foot container know the following size description: 5898 (l) x 2390 (h) x 2350 (w) mm.
  • Usually, 9-11 pallets are able to fit in one TEU.
  • You can load it with maximum +/- 27.300 kg.

Specifications of a 40 foot container

A40 foot container is standard applied to shipping bulk goods. You can pack a lot of cargo in this. This makes it a popular choice for shipping large quantities of goods. In conclusion, you can also opt for a taller ‘high cube’ deal. They are 9’6 tall. Very suitable for high products.

  • The ideal means of transport for large loads.
  • The dimensions are the same internationally: 12200 mm × 2440 mm × 2590 mm.
  • The 40’ft container can hold up to 24 EU pallets.
  • Maximum load is about +/- 28.400 kilogram.

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When is a FCL container a good choice?

If your goods don’t fit in a small (shared) container, it is best to book a full container. Transport specialists call this Full Container Load (FCL). You don’t need to share your container with anyone else. This has multiple advantages: Usually a faster transit time, less potential for damage and the rates are more favorable. You have to pay attention to a few things: it is not suitable for importers and exporters with lower shipping volume and it is harder to unload the FCL shipment. Transporting cargo from another port? Also see Antwerp to Hamad (QAHMD) or Rotterdam to Hamad (QAHMD).

  • The idea of FCL is that you temporarily own a complete container.
  • Very suitable for goods with a large dimension.
  • Economically viable when the shipment occupies 15 m3 or more.
  • Available at: e.g. MSC, ONE, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, COSCO.

LCL: Less than container

If you don’t prefer a full container, it is often a good idea to pick a shared container. Logistics experts treat that as a LCL (Less Than Container Load) agreement. The goal of LCL is that shipments from various parties are combined to fill up one container. You benefit from many advantages: you can send some good in a cheap way, reduces the costs of keeping a high inventory of goods stored and more flexible during intense shipping season. Worth mentioning: if you have a cargo load that is more than half a container unit, then you better go for FCL. The shipping rates are based on number of pieces, weight, volume, packaging.

  • The idea of LCL is that you reserve space in a partial container.
  • Ideal for transport volumes between 4 m3 & 13 m3.
  • You only pay for the space you need in a shipping.
  • Capabilities at almost all international ports.
  • Available at: e.g. POL, ZIM, Evergreen, HMM, Yang Ming.

Special containers for special freight

There is a wide range of boxes for the shipment of your goods. There is a suitable solution for every type of cargo. The most common type is the Dry van. Besides this, there are also applications for liquid bulk, wheat, barley and cocoa or high class goods. Our specialist has placed a summary below. Also check other destinations such as Ningbo (CNNBG), port of Portsmouth (USPTM), Mogadishu (SOMGQ) harbor and terminal Vizag (INVIZ).

  • Bulk Containers: used in for transporting bulk cargo like wheat and other grain crops.
  • Flat Rack Containers: usually used for the transportation or storage of cargo with unique dimensions.
  • Hard-Top Containers: the walls are generally made of corrugated steel.
  • High-Cube Containers: ideal for secure storage, particularly of valuable equipment or machinery.
  • Insulated Containers: ideal for Storage or Shipping Dry Goods.
  • Open-Top Containers: the top is open and is covered with a strong rubber tarpaulin rather than a solid roof.
  • Palletwide Containers: the ideal type for transporting many euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are used for goods which need to be transported at a constant temperature.
  • Tank Containers: ideal for transport and distribution of bulk liquids.
  • Ventilated Containers: make use of extra fans, air tubes, and ventilation flaps.

Kind of cargo: What do you want to ship?

Shipping load by sea from Hamburg (DEHAM) to Doha (QAHMD) has a lot of pluses: low cost, best for Bulky Goods and it is much more environmentally friendly than air freight. Frequently chosen ocean cargo that are transported by sea are: dry bulk, roll on/roll off, neo bulk, break bulk, liquid bulk. Below you can read more information about it.

  • Car shipping: your vehicle will be loaded and shipped to the port of your choice.
  • House Moving: choose reliable transport options for personal items (relocation).
  • Removals (Household Goods): your household effects are shipped in a fast and secure manner.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. chemicals, petroleum, biofuels, gasoline, kerosene, hydrogen.
  • Dry Bulk: coal, grain, iron ore and plates, sand, cement, lumber.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): a vessel transporting wheeled cargo (cars/trucks,trailers,etc).
  • Breakbulk: relates to trades where the cargoes are carried in unitized form.
  • Retail & other: load like sports equipment, electronic goods, toys, medical/pharmacy, art and antiques & furniture, shoes, food, fashion, machines.

FAQ: current topics around international transport

What is the transit time from Hamburg to Hamad?

Shipping a container from Hamburg (DE) to Doha takes approximately 32 days. The ship has to cover a distance of about 7400 nautical miles (M). 1 nautical mile is equivalent to 1.85 km. That makes the distance 13705 km. In case of sea freight, you will have to deal with ETD and ETA. ETD means the date and time the vessel will leave the dock. ETA means the expected date of arrival of an ocean carrier. The actual shipping time depends on the boat speed, sea weather condition and type of cargo.

How expensive is shipping a container to Hamad (QAHMD)?

Shipping rates from Hamburg (Germany) to Doha (Qatar) are relatively expensive. The final invoice amount is determined by various factors such as cargo dimension, period of the year and the Incoterms you have agreed on. Please contact us for a clear quote and estimated shipping time.

Which customs documents do you need?

When shipping goods to Hamad, there are documents you need for customs clearance. The following documents are required: Commercial Invoice, Letter of Credit, Bill of Lading, Import/export Licenses, Packing List, Certificate of Origin. For more substantive information and tips you can contact the customs of Qatar or visit the website of the port / gouvernment (

What incoterm is best for my business?

Incoterms define the conditions under which the products must be exported. The most popular Incoterms for sea transport are FOB and CIF. Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) means the exporting party arranges all the costs up to and including the ocean freight to the required port. Content of a Free on Board (FOB) contract: the seller must arrange all processes concerning the goods until they are on the vessel at the outbound port. Other Incoterms 2000 you can choose from are: Free Alongside Ship (FAS), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Ex Works (EXW), Carriage Paid To (CPT) + Cost and Freight (CFR), Delivered At Place (DAP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU).

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