When choosing an ocean shipping service that suits your needs, consider factors such as experience, service coverage, price, and reliability to ensure your cargo is transported to Israel safely and efficiently and reaches its destination in a timely manner.
Sea freight services to Israel
As a country on the east coast of the Mediterranean, Israel has an important geographical location and importance to international trade. Therefore, sea shipping is one of the main options for transporting goods to Israel. Here is some important information about sea freight shipping services to Israel:
Choose a shipping company
Choosing a reliable, experienced shipping company is key to ensuring your cargo reaches Israel safely and efficiently. Here are some factors you should consider when choosing a shipping company:
Experience and expertise: Choose a shipping company with extensive experience and expertise. They should be familiar with Israel’s shipping routes and related regulations.
Global Network and Partners: Make sure the shipping company you choose has an extensive global network and reliable partnerships to be able to provide flexible and reliable services.
Ship type and capacity: Choose the appropriate ship type and capacity based on your cargo type and quantity. The shipping company should be able to offer a variety of vessel options to suit your needs.
Scope of services: Understand the scope of services provided by shipping companies, including pickup, packing, transportation and customs clearance arrangements at the destination. Make sure the company you choose can provide a full range of services.
Shipping service process
Ocean shipping services to Israel generally follow the following process:
Prepare your shipment: Make sure your shipment is properly packaged and meets export requirements. Have the appropriate documents and licenses ready as needed.
Pickup and Packing: Contact the shipping company to arrange pickup and packing of your goods. You will need to provide details of the goods and ensure they are boxed and labeled correctly.
Shipping Process: The goods will be transported to the port in Israel. Shipping time will depend on the route selected and specific shipping conditions.
Customs Declaration and Clearance: Once the goods arrive at the port in Israel, the shipping company will assist with the customs declaration and clearance procedures for the goods. You will need to provide the required documentation and ensure compliance with Israel’s import requirements.
Delivery to destination: Once the goods pass customs clearance procedures, the shipping company will arrange delivery of the goods to the consignee. Please make sure there is someone at the destination to receive the goods and notify the consignee in advance.
Please note that the above process is a general guide only and the actual shipping process may vary depending on the shipping company and specific requirements. Therefore, when choosing a shipping service to Israel, communicate with the shipping company in detail and understand their terms of service and requirements.
Practical container knowledge for shipping

  1. What do large cabinets, small cabinets, and double backs mean?
    Large containers generally refer to 40-foot containers, usually 40GP and 40HQ. 45-foot containers are generally considered to be special containers.
    Small cabinet generally refers to a 20-foot container, usually 20GP.
    Double back refers to two 20-foot cabinets. For example, a trailer pulls two 20-foot containers at the same time; when lifting at the port, two 20-foot containers are hoisted to the ship at one time.
  2. What does LCL mean? What about FCL?
    Less than Container
    Load) refers to goods with multiple owners in a container. Small batches of goods that do not fit a full container are LCL goods, and are operated according to LCL-LCL.
    Full Container
    Load) refers to the goods of only one cargo owner or manufacturer in a container. A larger batch of goods that can fill one or more full containers is a full container load, and is operated according to full container load (FCL-FCL).
  3. What are the common specifications of containers?
    40-foot high container (40HC): 40 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches high; approximately 12.192 meters long, 2.9 meters high, 2.35 meters wide, generally loading about 68CBM.
    40-foot general container (40GP): 40 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches high; approximately 12.192 meters long, 2.6 meters high, 2.35 meters wide, generally loading about 58CBM.
    20 feet general container (20GP): 20 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches high; approximately 6.096 meters long, 2.6 meters high, 2.35 meters wide, generally loading about 28CBM.
    45-foot high container (45HC): 45 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches high; approximately 13.716 meters long, 2.9 meters high, 2.35 meters wide, generally loading about 75CBM.
  1. What is the difference between high cabinets and ordinary cabinets?
    The tall cabinet is 1 foot higher than the regular cabinet (one foot is equal to 30.44cm). Whether it is a tall cabinet or a regular cabinet, the length and width are the same.
  2. What does the self-weight of the box mean? What about heavy boxes?
    Box weight: The weight of the box itself. The self-weight of 20GP is about 1.7 tons, and the self-weight of 40GP is about 3.4 tons.
    Heavy box: refers to a box filled with goods, as opposed to an empty box/lucky box.
  3. What does empty box or lucky box mean?
    Unloaded boxes are called empty boxes. In South China, especially Guangdong and Hong Kong, empty boxes are usually also called auspicious boxes, because in Cantonese, empty and ominous have the same pronunciation, which is unlucky, so in South China, they are not called empty boxes, but auspicious boxes. The so-called pick-up and return of heavy goods means picking up empty boxes, taking them to be loaded with goods, and then returning the loaded heavy boxes.
  4. What is carrying a heavy box and dropping a heavy box?
    Carrying heavy boxes: refers to carrying heavy boxes at the site to the manufacturer or logistics warehouse for unloading (generally refers to import).
    Dropping heavy boxes: refers to dropping heavy boxes back to the station (usually for export) after loading the goods at the manufacturer or logistics warehouse.
  5. What does an empty box mean? What does an empty box mean?
    Carrying empty containers: refers to carrying empty containers at the site to the manufacturer or logistics warehouse for loading (usually for export).
    Dropped boxes: refers to dropping the boxes at the site (usually imported) after unloading the goods at the manufacturer or logistics warehouse.
  6. What box type does DC represent?
    DC refers to Dry Container, and 20GP, 40GP, 40HQ and other cabinets are all dry containers.
  7. What box type does OT represent?
    OT is the abbreviation of Open Top, which refers to an open-top cabinet, that is, a cabinet with no roof and only a tent on the top of the box.
  8. What does a half-open door mean?
    Container with half side door.
  9. What does the bill of lading number mean?
    Usually the freight forwarder gives you the number to back the container, which may be the order number of the ship owner’s bill (MBL) or the order number of the freight forwarder’s bill (HBL). Generally, the container can be backed up based on the ship name/voyage and the bill of lading number, that is, when it is picked up Empty or heavy boxes.
  10. What does the box number/container number mean?
    Refers to the number of the container. This number is unique in the world and consists of four letters and seven numbers. The first three letters are the code of the container owner (shipping company or container leasing company), the fourth letter is all U, and the following six letters The number is the serial number, and the last number is the check code. You usually ask the driver for the box number, because the driver only knows the box number when he picks up the box. The box number is used when declaring customs, making documents, and entering warehouse receipts.
  11. What does the seal number mean?
    It refers to the number of the seal that locks the container door. The seal is generally provided by the shipping company and needs to be purchased with money, usually 50 yuan each.
  12. What does exported goods mean?
    Carry the empty boxes at the on-site station to the manufacturer or logistics warehouse for loading, and then declare for export.
  13. What does imported goods mean?
    After import customs clearance, the heavy boxes are carried at the on-site station to the manufacturer or designated place for unloading.
  14. What does empty driving mean?
    It means that after the car arrives at the manufacturer or logistics warehouse, it cannot be loaded due to various reasons and the empty box is pulled back to the station.
  15. What does dumping mean?
    It refers to pulling boxes from one station to another, or not picking up boxes in order from top to bottom, but moving the boxes above and picking up the boxes underneath. This situation is more likely to occur when specifying a box number or customs inspection.
  1. What does a container station mean?
    It usually refers to the place where boxes are stacked and managed on or near the dock. The driver usually carries the boxes to the terminal. Correspondingly, there is something called a depot receipt. The handover of containers between the depot and the driver is handled with the depot receipt.
  2. What is usually included in the bill of lading?
    The contents of the bill of lading generally include the bill of lading number, ship name, voyage number, box weight, cargo description, number of pieces, gross weight, volume, number of boxes, issuer and signature, etc.
  3. What should you pay attention to when dispatching work?
    Explain to the car owner whether to export or import, box type, box volume, cargo weight, location, station and whether to negotiate, time to reach the manufacturer, special requirements for the box, etc.
  4. What should you pay attention to when writing a car dispatch order?
    It should be written as clearly and standardized as possible, because some drivers do not know English letters at all. The ship name, voyage number, bill of lading number, terminal, arrival time, manufacturer’s address, contact number, special requirements for the box and the manufacturer’s special requirements must be written clearly. If you have an invoice, you should also write it down clearly to avoid letting the driver issue the wrong one. In addition, you should also write down the issues that should be paid attention to. For example, some goods have particularly strict cabinet requirements. You must explain it clearly to the driver to avoid incurring expenses and being unable to explain it clearly to the driver.
  5. What does equipment handover order refer to?
    When picking up a box for export, you must first place an order, and then get a multipart “Equipment Handover Form”. The driver can use this Equipment Handover Form to pick up the box, leave the station, enter the station, and return the box.
  6. What time will the boxes be released at the export container yard?
    It’s usually 10 o’clock, but usually there is no one at the place where orders are placed at 9 o’clock, so the import workers have to rush back around 8 o’clock because the driver has to unload the boxes first.
  7. What does overloading mean? Overweight?
    Overloading: Generally means that the tonnage of goods loaded on the vehicle exceeds the vehicle’s weight limit;
    Overweight: Generally means that the tonnage of the goods loaded exceeds the weight limit of the container.
  8. What does packing and unboxing mean?
    Loading means carrying empty boxes to load goods.
    Unpacking means carrying a heavy box to the manufacturer to unload the goods.
  9. What does it mean to go and come back again?
    It means pulling the goods there and then pulling the goods back, without returning empty or driving empty.
  10. What does weight charge mean?
    The “weight-based toll” at the expressway toll gate refers to collecting tolls based on the cargo weight and tonnage of the vehicle.
  11. What is the container damage fee?
    Refers to the expenses incurred if the imported boxes are found to be damaged after unloading.
  12. What does washing fee mean?
    Refers to the case cleaning fee incurred if the case is found to be unclean.
    International logistics includes international air transport, international sea transport, international rail and land transport, international road transport, international multimodal transport, container transport, etc.

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