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International Shipping to Saudi Arabia from the U.S.A. and Canada

Saudi Arabia

Moving to Saudi Arabia - How Ocean Shipping Works

Whether you are moving to Saudi Arabia for work, or are a returning citizen, we make shipping to port cities in Saudi Arabia easy and worry free.  Our service is warehouse to warehouse.  This means that you deliver to one of our 26 drop off warehouses in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico and pick up at the local warehouse in your destination city.  This method of shipping saves you money.  Pick up at your residence and door delivery can sometimes be arranged at additional costs.  UBox Worldwide ships to Saudi Arabia via consolidated ocean containers.  This means your shipment will be placed into a container with other cargo which lowers the cost of shipping. This method of shipping is called "Less than Container Load" shipping or "LCL" for short.

Calculating Rates and Associated Costs for shipping to Saudi Arabia

Sea Freight has a minimum charge per shipment.  This means you must pay the minimum rate for anything that measures less than 35.3 cubic feet.  Weight is not a factor in ocean shipping except in certain situations. We do would need an accurate weight, if you would like a truck pick up quote.

Rates vary by origin and destination shipment.  Please use our rate quote form at the bottom of the page to calculate your rates.  


Ocean shipping rates are based on the cubic volume of the shipment because you are paying for the space your shipment takes up in the container.   So, to get an accurate rate quote you will need to know the L" x W" x H"  of each box.  Multiply the L" x W" x H" and divide by 1728 to get the cubic foot volume of each box and add the sums together for the total cubic volume.  

Types of Cargo Accepted

All cargo must be boxed, crated or palletized and must be packaged properly in order to be accepted for shipping. We handle personal effects and commercial cargo.  Personal effects are usually considered to be used items, owned by the person that is both the shipper and the consignee. The shipper is responsible for making sure that items they are shipping to Saudi Arabia, will be accepted by Customs.  Please check with Saudi Customs before shipping.

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Personal effects shipments to Saudi Arabia must be palletized. This is a Saudi Customs requirement.  Customs clearance, duty and taxes in Saudi Arabia. All imported goods are subject to customs clearance in every country. Customs clearance, duties and taxes, are the obligation of the receiving consignee. In most countries, it is possible to clear used personal goods through customs yourself. Some destination agents can offer custom clearance service, at additional cost. You also have the option of hiring a local customs broker to represent you at the destination. Every country has different policies, and these policies can vary substantially.  The importer (consignee) is soley responsible for clearance and any issues that may arise from an inspection or hold.  We suggest due diligence in researching and understanding the import rules of the country you are shipping to, before booking your shipment.  UBox Worldwide cannot advise shippers on customs rules and regulations.



Destination Charges

Ocean rates are based upon the cubic space in the ocean container that the cargo occupies with the cost varying, depending upon the country and city destination. Our rate covers warehouse receiving, tallying, loading into container, documentation and ocean transport. These costs are included in your box rate. There will be local destination/delivery charges upon warehouse release per custom of the port. These charges are customarily collected from the consignee at the delivery port but can sometimes be prepaid.  It is also important to understand that customs clearance, duties and taxes, if any, are the obligation of the receiving consignee. It is the duty of the shipper and consignee to know the rules and regulations of the country they are shipping to. Please do your due diligence before delivering your goods to the receiving warehouse.  Always, check with the customs office of your destination country before shipping!

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Example Box Sizes


18" X 18" X 16" (3 cu. feet)
for linens, toys, clothes, etc.


18" x 18" x 24" (4.5 cu. feet)
for electronics blankets, pillows, lampshades etc.