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Container shipping Hamburg to Sharjah

You want to ship a container from Hamburg to Sharjah (AESHJ)? Sea freight has many advantages: you can ship heavy cargo for a good price, it is flexible and it is safe. Transporting a container by sea with container cargo or cars can be arranged by shipping companies such as Ocean Network Express (ONE). There are and a wide range of container types. A big difference is being made between full containers (FCL) and (LCL) Less Container Load. Via our portal we offer useful information about international transport Sharjah (AE SHJ). We provide inside-information about the ways in which you can transport cargo by sea. Further on you can read a a practical step-by-step plan where we explain everything in 5 steps. Contact u directly and receive a quote with extensive pricing details.

  • Ocean shipping is a quick, trouble-free and inexpensive way to import and export goods internationally.
  • Compared to air freight, it has a better carbon footprint and it is cheaper.
  • Sea freight is an often chosen option for international relocations and exporting liquid bulk or cars and other vehicles.
  • The Port of Sharjah is a much-chosen harbor in United Arab Emirates.
  • The most commonly used containers are: normal 20 & 40 foot, High Cube and Hard-Top, Insulated, Flat Rack, Refrigerated, Ventilated, Open-Top containers.

Shipping to Sharjah (AESHJ) from Hamburg (DEHAM)

shipping container from port hamburg to port of Sharjah

Ocean freight shipping is a reliable way of large-volume transportation. Your material is put on a container with pellets. The freight forwarder ensures that a container is ready. The freight goes by truck to the shipping vessel at the port of origin Sharjah (AE SHJ), and will be shipped by ocean to the consignee at the arrival harbour. You can book various solutions like port-to-door, port-to-port, door-to-door, door-to-port. In the attached table you can read different kind of info about the arrival port.

Port of departurePort of Hamburg (DEHAM)
Country of departureGermany
Port of destinationPort of Sharjah
Country of destinationUnited Arab Emirates
Port CodeAESHJ
Transit Time+/- 30 days
Shipping rates$$
Local addressP.O Box 510, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Freight Forwarder Hamburg – port of Sharjah

  1. Freight Details

    Enter the departing port and destination of shipment. Decide how you want to export: a full container for yourself (FCL) or partial shipments (LCL). Also choose the dimensions of the container (20-foot, 40-foot, or a 40-foot high cube).

  2. Freight preparations

    First of all, you need to make sure your load is packed correctly. To avoid damage, we advise you to use pallets. Tip: make sure you have recognizable labels on the freight.

  3. Customs document

    When you transport your goods to Sharjah (AESHJ), you will need special export documents (on behalf of national customs): certificates of origin, commercial invoice, packing list, export/import customs declaration, packing declaration. A Bill of Lading is a legal document released by a shipping agency or carrier to the shipper to confirm the goods have been received in good order and noticing that the cargo is well packed for transport.

  4. Choosing the Incoterms

    Incoterms are important to define responsibility and liability for shipment of the goods. The Incoterm states who will pay for things like the cost and risk of transportation, insurance, duties payable and clearing customs. For freight by sea, these are the most popular terms: Delivery Duty Paid (DDP), Ex Works (EXW), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF).

  5. Track and Trace shipment

    Use cargo tracking to see where your load is at this moment. They will send you a mail when the vessel is departed from Port of Loading (POL), has arrived at the destination (POD) and when your cargo has been unloaded at the final destination.

Sea freight from Sharjah (AESHJ) to Hamburg (DEHAM): select the container that suits the freight

You received an order and want to ship a container from port of Sharjah – (AE SHJ) to port of Hamburg – (DE HAM)? It is necessary to rent a suitable container. They come in different sizes (20 foot, 40 foot) and different ways to fill a container (LCL shipping or FCL shipping). Many shipping lines operate on this route. The port has a good connection with surrounding cities. In the following summary we put everything together and offer information about the most popular boxes. We also offer more information about Paintings transport.

from harbor Sharjah AE SHJ to hamburg DE HAM

Explanation of the 20 FT container

Twenty Foot 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. Ideal for the transportation of bulk goods and personal items and movings. Some extra info: A TEU stands for Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

  • A very popular box for sending goods overseas.
  • A 20-foot container has a surface area of: 6,06 x 2,44 x 2,59.
  • You can use 11 pallets on one tier.
  • You can load it with maximum +/- 27.400 kilogram.

Explanation about a 40 FT container

A 40 foot container is widely used on (standard) ships. They can carry far more cargo at once. It is especially intended for transporting large loads by sea. Tip: you can also opt for a taller ‘high cube’ choice. You have more height at your disposal. This way cargo can be stacked high.

  • The ideal means of transport for large loads.
  • The dimensions of a 40-foot container are: 12,0 x 2,4 x 2,3 m.
  • The Forty Foot Equivalent Unit (FEU) can hold 20-24 pallets.
  • In terms of goods, there is a weight limit of +/- 28.300 kilogram.

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When is a FCL container a good choice?

If your cargo is so large that you can fill an entire container, then renting a full container is the most interesting. Freight carriers then talk about FCL (Full Container Load). You don’t need to share space with others like LCL. There are many advantages to it: faster transit time, chance of damage is reduced to a minimum and the rates are more favorable. Important to mention: it is unsuitable for Small Packages and there is only limited availability. Departing from another port? Also check out Antwerp to Sharjah (AESHJ) and Rotterdam to Sharjah (AESHJ).

  • FCL Means that means that an exporter is fully booking one or more shipping containers.
  • Perfect for the transportation of large amounts.
  • Relevant when you are sending more than 15 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. MSC, CMA CGM, ONE, COSCO, Maersk.

What is a Less than container (LCL)?

With a small freight, it might be cheaper to book a partial shipment (shared container). You choose a LCL (Less Than Container Load) contract. LCL means that you only pay for the space you need in a shipping container. There are multiple advantages: it’s perfect for shipping small loads, less inventory costs & management and it is more flexible during peak-times. Worth mentioning: if your goods can fill up half of the container space, then FCL is probably a more favorable choice. The shipping costs are calculated on the basis of volume and weight.

  • What we mean by LCL is that a partial container is booker for the freight.
  • Cost effective for shipments between 2 m3 & 13 m3.
  • Cost-effective for freight forwarders with smaller shipment volumes.
  • Easier to book during peak season.
  • Available at: e.g. HMM, Wan Hai, Evergreen, POL, Yang Ming.

Information about other types of containers

There are many different types of boxes available for international cargo shipping. Shipping companies offer a suitable solution for every cargo type. The Dry Van is most commonly used in maritime transport. There are innovative and special constructions for oil or petroleum, grain, flour, or very expensive items. We explain everything below. You can also look further at transport options in Basel (CHBSL), port of Monrovia (LRMLW), Shimizu (JPSMZ) harbor and terminal Gladstone (AUGLT).

  • Bulk Containers: very suitable for dry bulk goods such as as grain, feedstuffs, spices.
  • Flat Rack Containers: a flat rack only has walls or support post on the ends.
  • Hard-Top Containers: the roof can be removed if necessary.
  • High-Cube Containers: perfect for large, oversized, tall, and bulky items.
  • Insulated Containers: for e.g. pharmaceutical products, fresh produce, beverages, frozen goods, and chemicals.
  • Open-Top Containers: is a shipping box without a roof.
  • Palletwide Containers: the ideal type for transporting many euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are ideal for cold storage like perishables, frozen goods and pharmaceutical products.
  • Tank Containers: for the transport of liquids, gases and powders as bulk cargo.
  • Ventilated Containers: used to transport cargo with good moisture contents which requires ventilation while transit.

Cargo types: What do you want to ship?

Shipping goods by sea from Hamburg (DEHAM) to Sharjah (AESHJ) has many benefits: attractive pricing, high sea vessel load capacity and very flexible. The most important ocean cargo that are transported by sea are: containerized, neo bulk, break bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk. Below we tell you everything about it.

  • Car shipping: a professional company ships your vehicle internationally.
  • House Moving: choose reliable transport options for personal items (relocation).
  • Removals (Household Goods): have your household effects transported with great care.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. gasoline, diesel, petroleum, kerosene, hydrogen, chemicals.
  • Dry Bulk: iron ore, coal, grain and things like sugar, salt, lumber, sand.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): a vessel transporting wheeled cargo (cars/trucks,trailers,etc).
  • Breakbulk: common method used to successfully transport cargo or goods that cannot fit in standard-size shipping.
  • Retail & other: load like clothes, toys, art and antiques, medical/pharmacy, electronic goods & fashion, machines, food, shoes, furniture.

FAQ: frequently asked questions and answers regarding international transport

How many days are needed to ship from Hamburg to Sharjah?

Shipping a container from Hamburg (DE) to Sharjah takes on average 30 days. The total distance is approx. 7150 nautical miles (nmi). That equates to 13242 km. If you choose transport by sea, you get 2 types of important values: ETD and ETA. Estimated time of departure (ETD) is when the ship is estimated to leave the port. ETA is the date that the shipment arrives in the destination country. Shipping time varies from case to case and depends on factors such as: condition of the hull, wind force and direction and port inspection.

What are the costs of a shipping container to Sharjah (AESHJ)?

Shipping rates from Hamburg (Germany) to Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) are average. The final invoice amount is determined by various factors such as type of goods transported, transit time and conditions. Please contact us for a price proposal and transit times.

Which customs documents do I need to provide?

When shipping goods to Sharjah, then you should also think about customs clearance. You need to present the following documents: Packing List, Insurance Certificate, Commercial Invoice, Certificate of Origin, Letter of Credit, Import/export Licenses. If you are not sure whether you will be charged extra or not, then we advise you to contact the customs of United Arab Emirates or check the official website for more info (

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

Incoterms describe the commercial arrangement between the buyer and the seller. Popular terms for waterway transportation are CIF and FOB. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the exporting party arranges the cost and freight of bringing the goods to the port of origin. By Free on Board (FOB) we mean the selling party is fully liable for the goods until they are loaded onto a shipping vessel. One can also choose from one of the alternative Incoterms 2000: Ex Works (EXW), Free Carrier (FCA), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Carriage Paid To (CPT) + Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), Delivered At Place (DAP), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP).

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