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Sea freight Vietnam – United States (USA): rate, transit time

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Sea freight Vietnam – United States (USA): rate, transit time

Vietnam, like other countries in the world, has been hit by COVID-19 pandemic. But this country is also showing their resilience with GDP grew by 2.9 percent in 2020. Only few countries n the world to do so. For many years, Vietnam have been having deep integration with the global economy, strong performance by export-oriented manufacturing. As a result, Vietnam is becoming one of the best places for business and trade. Below article will give some methods to ship cargo from Vietnam to United States by sea.

Sea freight from Vietnam

Sea freight from Vietnam

Main seaports in Vietnam

Sea freight is the most frequently chosen method of transport between Vietnam and the US. 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 located in Northern Vietnam

Haiphong seaport located in Northern Vietnam

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).

Sea Freight from Vietnam to the United States

1. Full Container Loaded (FCL): Container shipping rates from Vietnam to the United States

Vietnam-USA FCL shipping average rates at peak season

Vietnam-USA FCL shipping average rates at peak season

2. Less Container Loaded (LCL)

Vietnam-USA LCL shipping average rates at peak season

Vietnam-USA LCL shipping average rates at peak season

Transit time for sea freight from Vietnam to USA

Your shipment’s transit time will be impacted by location, shipment size, and season:

– It takes about 20 days from Vietnam to US seaport at West Coast (WC): Los Angeles-Long Beach

– It takes about 33 days from Vietnam to US seaport at East Coast (EC): New York, Houston, NORFOLK, SAVANNAH, …

Documents Needed To Ship From Vietnam to United States (USA)

Cargo exported from Vietnam are subject to relevant customs clearance standards. And shipment to USA 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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