Here we are discussing how shipping between India and UAE has evolved in less than half a century. As in the 1970s the estimated trade value between these two countries was USD 180 million, which has now increased to USD 60 billion, making UAE India’s third largest trade partner.
Even after the world is facing this ongoing pandemic (COVID-19) the relation between India and UAE has only strengthened.
The UAE-India trade relationship remain stable with a steady increase since March 2020, even as India has extended it’s travel restriction in Covid 19 to January 2021, 1UAE exports to India and reached USD 2.45 billion (INR 178 billion) by October 2020, A small increase over January figure but one that suggest things are indeed going back to normal.
We all are very well aware that this pandemic (COVID 19) has affected most of the trades around the world, it has impacted our line as well, The ocean and air freight rates has drastically increased in this period, but still the choice of the importer and exporter to choose the way of transportation of the shipment still depends upon below given factors :
⁃ Cargo Size
⁃ Cargo Value
Considering all the above details there are still only two methods of transport you have to choose in between which are explained below:
There are basically four types of cargo which can be shipped by sea, which are as followed
– Heavy machinery
⁃ liquid chemical
⁃ construction equipment
⁃ temperature controlled food and medicine
You will have to choose the right type of container which will be according to your cargo type. For an instance If your Cargo is temperature sensitive you may have to choose a Reefer container or if you have a small volume of goods you may go for LCL ( less than Container) type shipment as FCL (Full Container Load) comes at an expensive rate.
Below given are the types of cargo which can be shipped by air:
⁃ Small Machinery
⁃ Semi precious stones
Air shipments rate depends upon the weight of cargo, the rates can be calculated with the consideration of actual weight of cargo or by volumetric weight (to find the volumetric weight of the cargo, you will have to multiply the length, breadth and height then multiply the product by 167 )
In simple words, whichever Weight is higher, the booking person will consider that one.
In general, shipping to India from the UAE takes about 30 days, depending on the port of origin and the final destination. Ocean freight is shipped to Kandla Port in Gujarat by ship from Jebel Ali Port in Dubai in eight days. In order to reach Chennai Port in southern India, the journey can take from 13 to 20 days.
Air freight reaches its destination faster than other forms of transportation. Alternatively, if both the sender and receiver are located inland or have access to an airport, this is also an appropriate choice.
A country’s infrastructure can play a big role in how fast and how much it costs to ship. It can take longer, cost more, and be far riskier to deliver goods when a nation lacks highways, poor roads and a mountainous topography.
Your container packing needs to be optimized as soon as you map your shipping journey so that you do not overpay for a space. With our cargo calculator, loading your cargo and stuffing it is simple. All that is needed is a description of the package, the gross weight, and the dimensions of the shipment. By entering those data, the tool calculates how to pack your cargo in the container based on an algorithm.
To ensure that your shipping documents are accurate and complete, please contact one of our account managers. The following documents should be kept in mind when shipping cargo to India:
It is imperative that you have cargo insurance when you ship by ocean or air. You should have this insurance in case of any loss or damage occurring during the transport process, especially if you’re the primary owner of the goods. You will always have a better chance of recovering from a loss by insuring your cargo.
If you need assistance finding the right insurance company for you and your cargo, we can help. A manager will be able to tell you the best options today.
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There are certain certificates that you must obtain from the concerned departments regarding the following items:
Legal, Standard and Specific Documents Required
Certificates From The Concerned Departments
In relation to the following items you will need to obtain certain certificates from the concern department, which we have provided you below :
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