Container Shipping to Bahrain


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International Container Shipping to Bahrain

When shipping your goods to another country, you'll want to import them economically. Get here all required information about rates and shipping services to help you make your container shipping process as easy as possible. Look through the information on free trade zones, customs requirements and rates on shipping your containers to Bahrain.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Bahrain: Al Muharraq, Al-Manamah, Awali, Jidd Hafs, Sitrah.

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Bahrain was admitted to WTO (World Trade Organization) in 1995. Lowering of trade barriers is one of the most important principles of WTO agreements, the majority of which member-countries have to sign.

Documents required for import: delivery order issued by the shipper or the liner's agent, supplier's invoice (3 copies), packing list (2 copies), certificate of origin, insurance certificate, bill of lading, bank payment voucher (bank receipt), statistical declaration (if the goods reach their final destination in one of GCC states).

Free Trade Zones (Warehouses)

Mina Sulman (the main port of Bahrain) provides a free transit area to assist the duty-free import of equipment and machinery. Another free zone is located in area of the North Sitra Industrial Estate. Raw materials intended for treatment inside the country, and machinery imported by Bahraini-owned companies, are also exempt from duties. The imported goods may be stored free of duties.

When thinking of using FCL shipping option (20’ and 40’ containers), you should keep in mind the following advantages:
1) The container volume is all at your disposal;
2) You don’t have to have to wait for your order being consolidated with other orders shipped to the same destination;
3) Mind that your goods will stay in the container from the time of loading in the origin port to the time of unloading at the destination.

Here are the estimated costs on importing your container from United States to the ports in Bahrain: 

 20’ Container 40’ Container Transit Time 
 East Coast - Bahrain  $1,382.00 $2,258.00 29
 West Coast - Bahrain $1,408.00 $1,858.00 44
                                                       
To get the full cost of transportation you should add the following:

- Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF Charges) - $90 - $180
- Wharfage - $3 per MT
- Bill of Lading - $50
- Drayage from Terminal to Your Door (depends on the distance) - $220 (minimum) for 20’ and $235 (minimum) for 40’ container
- Fuel Surcharge - starts at $40
- Shipper's Declaration (Over $2,500.00) - $50
- Allowance for Industrial Goods - $100 - $150
- Hazardous Material - $100  

Please note that these charges are subject to change. Request an online quote to get the fresh rates.