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Container shipping Rotterdam to Oranjestad

You want to ship a container from Rotterdam to Oranjestad (AWORJ)? Sea freight is a convenient transport solution: e.g. you can transport high volumes for a reasonable price, it is great for bulk goods and containers can also be used for further transportation by road or rail. Transporting containers with freight like liquids or vehicles can be arranged by shipping companies such as Global Feeder Shipping LLC. You can choose from many different types of shipping containers. A big difference is being made between a full container for yourself (FCL) and (LCL) Less Container Load. Via our experts you will get actual information for the purpose of international transport Oranjestad (AW ORJ). We share useful information about the various sea container types. For this we offer a step-by-step export plan. Mail us with your needs and we will prepare a quote with low prices and great conditions.

  • Ocean shipping is a quick, sure and cost-effective way to ship heavy and bulky goods.
  • Compared to air transport, it is far cheaper and you can easily transport large shipments.
  • Sea freight is perfect for worldwide removals and exporting roll on/roll off or cars and other vehicles.
  • The Port of Oranjestad is a popular port in Aruba.
  • The range of containers includes: standaard 20 ft, 40 ft and 40 HC and Insulated, Dry Van, Flat Rack, Tank, Open-Top, Ventilated containers.

Shipping to Oranjestad (AWORJ) from Rotterdam (NLRTM)

shipping container from port rotterdam  to port of Oranjestad

Ocean freight shipping is the process of transporting large quantities of goods across the sea. Your cargo is transferred in shipping containers. The freight forwarder (intermediary) have a special container prepared. A truck transports the cargo to the shipping vessel at the departing port Oranjestad (AW ORJ), and will be shipped by sea to the addressee at the arrival harbour. You can book various solutions like port-to-door, door-to-door, port-to-port, door-to-port. In the list below we offer useful information about the POD (Port Of Destination).

Port of departurePort of Rotterdam (NLRTM)
Country of departureNetherlands
Port of destinationPort of Oranjestad
Country of destinationAruba
Port CodeAWORJ
Transportation time+/- 25 days
Shipping rates$$
Local addressPort Administration Building, L.G. Smith Blvd. # 23, Oranjestad, Aruba
Telephone number(297)582-6633

Freight Forwarder Rotterdam – port of Oranjestad

  1. Details of your shipping

    Enter the departure port and the arrival port. Decide how you want to export: FCL (Full Container Load) or LCL (Less than Container Load). Also choose the dimensions of the container (20ft, 40ft of 40ft HC).

  2. Cargo preparations

    To begin, ensure the freight is properly packaged. To prevent accidents, it is a good idea to use pallets. For correct handling you must also label all goods.

  3. Customs document

    When you transport your goods to Oranjestad (AWORJ), you should think about required export documents (for the national customs): bill of lading, packing list, packing declaration, commercial invoice, export/import customs declaration. A Bill of Lading is a standard-form document signed by the carrier confirming goods were received in an acceptable condition and that the load is prepared for shipping.

  4. Determine the desired Incoterm

    Incoterms are important to define obligations, costs, and risks involved in the delivery of goods. The chosen Incoterm decides who bears responsibility for e.g. insurance, transport and all documents. Frequently used incoterms are Ex Works (EXW), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF), Free On Board (FOB).

  5. Follow your cargo live

    Use cargo tracking to check where your shipment is right now. You can check the status when the ship is loaded at the POL (port of origin), has arrived at the destination (POD) and when your cargo has been unloaded at the final destination.

Sea freight from Oranjestad (AWORJ) to Rotterdam (NLRTM): pick a container

You want to ship a container from port of Oranjestad – (AW ORJ) to port of Rotterdam – (NL RTM)? Make sure you ask an appropriate container. There are different sizes (20ft & 40ft) and different terms and conditions (FCL shipping or LCL shipping). Many international shipping lines operate this route. The port has a good connection with surrounding cities. In the section below we help you choose the right type and provide info about the most commonly seen options for sea freight. Check also more information about Dry Van Containers.

from harbor Oranjestad AW ORJ to rotterdam NL RTM

Important specifications of the 20 FT container

20 FT containers (some people call it dry van) is the most popular container size. They are very efficient, which means they are cheaper to ship. Very suitable for the transport of household goods or international removals. What you might not know: TEU is equal to 1 20 Foot container.

  • This box offers a solution for the transportation of cargo via ocean shipments.
  • A 20-foot container has a surface area of: 6,06 x 2,44 x 2,59.
  • The container can be loaded with 11 pallets.
  • You must take into account a maximum permitted weight of +/- 27.000 kg.

Explanation about a 40 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 very economical for shipping large sea freight. Tip: people can also opt for the 40 foot container ‘high cube’ edition. You have more height at your disposal. This makes them particularly useful for niche applications.

  • Used for dry freight of all kinds.
  • The format is universal: L 12.19m x W 2.44m x H 2.59m.
  • It can hold 23-24 Euro pallets or 20-21 standard pallets in one row.
  • In terms of weight fits maximum: +/- 28.300 kg.

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FCL: Full Container

If your goods don’t fit in a small (shared) container, then you better book an exclusive private full container. Freight forwarders then refer to it as FCL (Full Container Load). All cargo space is used exclusively for you. There are many advantages to it: quick transit time, limited chance of damage and the rates are more favorable. Pay attention to the disadvantages: it is expensive for small loads and insurance is extra important. Another departure port? Also check Antwerp to Oranjestad (AWORJ) or Hamburg to Oranjestad (AWORJ).

  • FCL means that you have the entire container space to yourself.
  • Used by all major manufacturers and shipping companies.
  • If you’re shipping more than 14 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. ONE, Maersk, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM.

In which situations do I choose an LCL container?

With a small freight, your goods will be shipped with other cargo. Logistics management organization handles this as a LCL (Less Than Container Load). The concept of LCL is that multiple shippers’ goods are packed together. The advantages of this option include: you pay only for the volume you need, less inventory costs & management and easy time-management and scheduling. Notable: once you have more than half a container worth of goods, then you better go for FCL. The cost of LCL is based on the volume and weight of the packages.

  • The idea of LCL is that a partial container is booker for the freight.
  • For low-volume shipments of between 1,5 m3 and 14,5 m3.
  • Freight costs are typically based on cargo volume.
  • More Availability During Peak Season.
  • Available at: e.g. HMM, Yang Ming, Wan Hai, POL, Evergreen.

Other container types for special loads

The range of boxes is very diverse for transporting your cargo. There is a suitable solution for every type of cargo. The Dry van is the variant that most people will recognize. There are innovative and special constructions for liquids, flour, coffee or cocoa or fragile items. We explain everything below. You can also read more information about shipments to Haiphong (VNHPH), port of ICD Whitefield Terminal (INBLR), Djibouti (DJJIB) harbor and terminal Galveston (USGLS).

  • Bulk Containers: used for transportation of dry bulk cargo like wheat and other grain crops.
  • Flat Rack Containers: a flat rack only has walls or support post on the ends.
  • Hard-Top Containers: a specialized version of general dry van (with special roof).
  • High-Cube Containers: it is 1 foot taller than the standard height of shipping containers.
  • Insulated Containers: for transporting goods with the need of low temperature for a short distance.
  • Open-Top Containers: the top is open and is covered with a strong rubber tarpaulin rather than a solid roof.
  • Palletwide Containers: specially designed for stowing large quantities of Euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: cold air blows from the refrigeration unit through the vents at the bottom of the reefer.
  • Tank Containers: ideal for transport and distribution of bulk liquids.
  • Ventilated Containers: for cargoes that require ventilation in transit.

Kind of freight: what are you going to transport?

Transporting load by sea from Rotterdam (NLRTM) to Oranjestad (AWORJ) has a lot of pluses: it is very efficient, very safe and secure and it is much more environmentally friendly than air freight. The main categories of ocean cargo that are transported by sea are: roll on/roll off, liquid bulk, containerized, dry bulk, break bulk. Below we explain some goods/cargo.

  • Car shipping: a professional company ships your vehicle internationally.
  • House Moving: get your private goods shipped for relocation.
  • Removals (Household Goods): quickly and easily ship your household effects to another city.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. kerosene, hydrogen, biofuels, chemicals, petroleum, diesel.
  • Dry Bulk: coal, iron ore, grain but also stuff like rods, coils, cement, salt.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): one of the most flexible methods of shipping vehicles overseas.
  • Breakbulk: cargo that is transported in bags, boxes, crates, drums or barrels.
  • Retail & other: products like sports equipment, art and antiques, medical/pharmacy, clothes, toys + machines, furniture, shoes, drinks, fashion.

FAQ: current topics around international transport

What is the transit time from Rotterdam to Oranjestad?

Shipping a container from Rotterdam (NL) to Oranjestad lasts about 25 days. The ship has to cover a distance of about 6500 nautical miles (M). Converted that is 12038 kilometers. When you send something by sea, there are 2 important values, ETD and ETA. ETD is about the expected departure time of the ship. Estimated time of arrival (ETA) is the date and time that a shipment is predicted to arrive. Shipping time is subject to draft and speed, wind force and direction and maintenance.

What are the average costs of shipping a container to Oranjestad (AWORJ)?

Shipping rates from Rotterdam (Netherlands) to Oranjestad (Aruba) are average. The total cost is subject to various components as container size, shipping time and incoterms. Fill out our form for a customised quote and extra info.

What customs documents are required for international shipping?

When sending goods to Oranjestad, then customs clearance is an important step. The following documents are important: Letter of Credit, Bill of Lading, Certificate of Origin, Commercial Invoice, Insurance Certificate, Packing List. If you are not sure whether you will be charged extra or not, please contact the customs of Aruba or view the website of the port/government (

What incoterm is best for my business?

Incoterms are a set of 11 internationally-recognized rules that define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers. The most commonly used Incoterms are CIF and FOB. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the selling party covers the carriage of the goods up to the destination port of the buyer’s choosing. By Free on Board (FOB) we mean the seller is responsible for the entire logistics process for delivering and loading the product onto the ship. Other popular Incoterms 2000 are: Carriage Paid To (CPT), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Ex Works (EXW), Free Alongside Ship (FAS) + Delivered At Place (DAP), Cost and Freight (CFR), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU).

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