Container Shipping to Egypt

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International Container Shipping to Egypt

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 Egypt.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Egypt: Alexandria, Cairo, El Mahalla el Kubra, Giza, Shubra el Khema.

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Egypt has been a member of WTO since 1995.

Required documents include the following: commercial invoice (the original or at least two copies); legalization by the Egyptian Consulate; certificate of origin (the original or at least two copies); packing list; bill of lading (the airway bill replaces the bill of lading on air cargo shipments); pro forma invoice.

Imported goods must be labeled in Arabic including the name of the product, its trademark, and its brand name, the product’s technical data and mode of operation, international marks and information that should be observed during transportation and handling, country of origin, production and expiry dates and the manufacturer's name.

Free Trade Zones
In Egypt, there are two types of free trade zones: public and private.

Alexandria Public Free Zone in Ameriyah
Phone: 03-4480741; 03-4480742
Fax: 03-4480751; 03-4480749 

Nasr City Public Free Zone
Phone: (202) 274869 (ten lines)
Fax: (202) 2748467 

Ismailia Public Free Zone
Phone: (064) 482865, (064)482868
Fax: (064) 482869

Damietta Public Free Zone

Port-Said Public Free Zone
Phone: 066/729752 - 066/724798
Fax: 066/728724


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 Egypt:

 20’ Container 40’ Container Transit Time 
 East Coast - Alexandria $1,641.00 $2,091.00  24
 West Coast - Alexandria $3,215.40 $3,936.00 36
 East Coast - Damietta $2,205.00 $3,125.00 n/a
 West Coast - Damietta $3,009.55 $3,594.53 n/a
 East Coast - Port Said $1,270.00 $2,090.00 24
 West Coast - Port Said $2,512.00 $2,971.00 36

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.