Container Shipping to Japan

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International Container Shipping to Japan

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 Japan.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Japan: Military, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, Yokohama.

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Japan has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995.

The following documents are required when importing goods in Japan: air waybill or bill of lading, commercial invoice, certificate of origin, carnet, declaration of antiquity, health certificate, quarantine forms, and customs valuation.

Free Trade Zones
There are no free trade zones in Japan but the country has bonded warehouses. However, Foreign Access Zones (FAZ) are scattered throughout Japan that offer a comprehensive range of facilities to handle all stages of importing, from customs clearance to product sorting, processing, and distribution.

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.

Check out the estimated costs on importing your commodities from United States to the ports in Japan:

  20’ Container  40’ Container Transit Time
 East Coast - Kobe  $1,425.00 $1,551.00 25
 West Coast - Kobe $891.00 $1,026.00 16
 East Coast - Nagoya $1,425.00 $1,635.00 25
 West Coast - Nagoya $770.00 $865.00 16
 East Coast - Osaka $1,458.00 $1,683.00 26
 West Coast - Osaka $1,026.00 $1,158.00 17
 East Coast - Yokohama $1,450.00 $1,683.00 28
 West Coast - Yokohama $770.00 $865.00 15
 East Coast - Tokyo $1,425.00 $1,635.00 28
 West Coast - Tokyo $1,011.00 $1,141.00 17

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.