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Sea freight Vietnam – Germany: rate, transit time

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Sea freight Vietnam – Germany: rate, transit time

Germany is the biggest trade partner of Vietnam in EU. Germany is also an important transshipment gateway for Vietnamese goods to other markets in Europe. And if your company is involved in flow of goods from Vietnam to Germany or EU, you must improve your performance in logistics.

As leading forwarding company in Vietnam, TTL logistics provide transport by sea from Vietnam to Germany and from Germany to Vietnam:

– Seaports in Vietnam: Haiphong, Danang, Cat Lai (HCM), Cat Lai

– Seaports in Germany: Hamburg

Main seaports in Vietnam

Sea freight is the most frequently chosen method of transport between Vietnam and the Germany. Vietnam have much advantage in ocean freight with a coastline of 3,260 km. For oversea shipment, their departure are almost from these below main ports:

1. Haiphong seaport (VNHPH)

Hai Phong port is the port with the largest throughput of goods in the North of Vietnam, has a modern equipment system and an adequate and safe infrastructure, suitable for the mode of transport and international trade.

Haiphong seaport

Haiphong seaport

2. Cat Lai seaport (VNHCM)

Cat Lai Port is always the number one choice of customers in freight forwarding in the Southern provinces of Vietnam. This port provides Cargo handling services, Logistics services, maritime services, rescue, rescue, pilotage, real estate, office buildings, civil engineering

3. Danang seaport (VNDAD)

Located in Da Nang Bay with an area of 100 km2 and convenient transportation system, Da Nang Port is now an important stage in the logistics service chain of Central Vietnam. Da Nang port was also selected as the final point of the East-West economic corridor, connecting four countries Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, as the main gateway to the East Sea for the entire region.

4. Cai Mep seaport (VNCMT)

Cai Mep port is a very convenient transshipment point for goods traded between Vietnam and countries around the world, especially the main import-export markets of Vietnam, the Americas, Europe and Asia … has a negative depth of 14 meters; the harbor area is negative 16.8 meters; The ship’s rotation area is 600 meters wide, very suitable for serving super ships up to 160,000 DWT (equivalent to 14,000 Teus).

Lift on/off at Haiphong CY

Lift on/off at Haiphong CY

Ocean Freight from Vietnam to Germany

Transit time for the routes from Vietnam ports to Germany is about 20-25 days. Sometimes, due to congestion at port and rail station, this time may be more than 30 days.

1. Full Container Loaded (FCL): Container shipping rates from Vietnam to Hamburg, Germany

– Dry containers: Including 20 DC and 40 DC containers, used to transport common goods

– Bulk containers: applicable to dry bulk cargoes. Usually these items are transported by charter shipping. But for small quantity can use this type of container

– Refrigerated containers: including 20 RF and 40 RF containers. Usually used for goods that require freezing or cold storage. Refrigerated container structure is the same as dry container, but with an additional chiller to maintain the temperature

– Open Top Container: Designed to facilitate the transportation of long products

– Flat rack: Container flat rack is designed to transport goods such as machinery, equipment, iron and steel, …

– Container ISO tank: Used to transport liquid goods such as alcohol, water, chemicals, liquid food, etc.

2. Less Container Loaded (LCL) to Hamburg, Germany

For LCL, we will collect the goods of many different shippers into one container to organize transportation. Goods will normally be transported from the CFS warehouse to the CFS (Container Freight Station) warehouse.

Documents Needed To Ship From Vietnam to Germany

Cargo exported from Vietnam are subject to relevant customs clearance standards. And shipment to Germany must also follow that procedures. For easy understanding, Vietnam customs request for docs to show the quality, specifications, quantity and volume of the goods. There are some docs as must request as below:

1. Bill Of Lading (BOL)

The Bill of lading must provide some details:

– Names and addresses of exporter and importer
– Purchase orders or special reference numbers: this is necessary for pickup or accepted at delivery
– Special instructions
– Date on board
– Description of items
– Packaging type
– Department of Transportation hazardous material designation

2. Commercial Invoice

Commercial invoice must contain some information:

– Seller: Name and address of exporter
– Sold to: The name and address of importer
– Ship to: The name and address of final consignee
– Invoice number: Invoice number assigned by the exporter
– Terms of sale: Incoterms
– Terms of payment: bank transfer, Letter of Credit,….
– Currency of settlement: Currency agreed upon between seller and buyer as payment
– Quantity: the number of goods for each description line
– Description: Provide full description of items shipped
– Unit of measurement: net weight and total gross weight per description line
– Unit price: unit price of the merchandise per unit of measure
– Total price: Calculate the extended value of the line
– Total commercial value: Total value of the invoice

3. Packing List

On packing list, there are some information needed:

– Details of the person sending the shipment
– Details of the person/organization receiving the shipment
– Invoice Number
– Date of shipment
– Order number and order date
– Country/place of shipment
– Country/place to which the shipment is being sent
– Terms of delivery
– Terms of payment
– Number of packages
– Nature of the packages
– Details of the goods packed like weight, value etc
– Declaration
– Signature and seal of the authorized personnel

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