Shipping to Egypt

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Ocean Freight to Egypt

According to the Economic Complexity Index, Egypt was the world’s top 30 country in terms of GDP, number 57 in total exports, number 41 in total imports, number 126 in terms of GDP per capita, and the number 68 most complicated economy in 2020.

Crude petroleum, gold, petroleum gas, nitrogenous fertilizers, and fruit are Egypt’s biggest exports, with most of them going to the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Italy.

Grains, crude petroleum, automobiles, transmission equipment, and refined petroleum are Egypt’s major imports, with most of them coming from China, Russia, the United States, Germany, and the UAE.

Import to Egypt from UAE
Export from Egypt to UAE
FCL or LCL Sea Shipping to Egypt

FCL stands for ‘Full Container Load,’ and it refers to a container that is only used by one consignee. In international shipping, an FCL refers to a single container reserved only for the transportation of the shipper’s goods. The shipper is not required to share the container with other shippers’ cargo. This improves cargo safety and streamlines the management of ocean freight transportation.

Less than Container Load, or LCL, is used when the exporter does not need to book a full container since the goods do not require that much room. An LCL container is used for smaller shipments that need to be shipped cheaply and in a time-sensitive way.

Major Sea Ports in Egypt
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Port Said

Due to its geographical location on the eastern entrance of the Suez Canal, as well as on the entrance of the world’s largest global vessel traffic channel (the Suez Canal) and in the middle of the world’s biggest navigation systems linking Europe and the East, Port Said is considered one of the most significant Egyptian ports on the Mediterranean Sea. It is also considered the world’s largest crossing traffic port. It is a man-made harbor with well-protected coastal structures.

A Dry Bulk Terminal with two berths totaling 246 meters and a depth of 12.8 meters, as well as paired silos and buildings capable of holding about two million tons, is located in Port Said. A total area of 30.2 thousand square meters is devoted to warehouses. The Container Terminal has eight berths with a total length of 947.3 meters and a 13-meter alongside depth.

The terminal has a total area of 435 thousand square meters and can accommodate 700,000 TEUs of containerized freight. Reefers for refrigerated containers are also available. The roll-on/roll-off terminal features a 125-meter berth with an 8.2-meter alongside depth. The General Cargo Terminal, which has seven berths totaling 940 meters and an 8.2 meter alongside depth, welcomes vessels carrying a variety of goods, including livestock, and fruits.

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Port of Suez

The Port of Suez is in Egypt, near the Gulf of Suez’s northern shore. The Suez Canal, which stretches north-south across Egypt from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf of Suez, has its southern end in this port. The port accommodates general cargo ships, oil tankers, and both commercial and private passenger ships. Muslim pilgrims coming to and from Mecca, Saudi Arabia, use the port as a stopping point. Several huge ships can be seen in the Gulf of Suez, as well as at various terminals across the port.

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Shipping cargo: Egypt <--> UAE

The trade between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates has flourished in recent years, with the UAE becoming one of Egypt‘s top trading partners. The two countries have worked to develop their economic relationship through a number of initiatives, including bilateral trade agreements and investment opportunities. As a result of these efforts, the volume of trade between Egypt and the UAE has grown significantly, reaching $5 billion in 2015. This growth is expected to continue as both countries work to further expand their economic cooperation.

The strong trade relationship between Egypt and the UAE has been beneficial for both countries. Egypt has benefited from increased access to UAE markets, while the UAE has gained a reliable partner in its economic development efforts. The two countries have also worked together to promote regional stability and resolve conflict in the Middle East. As their trade relationship continues to grow, Egypt and the UAE are poised to become even stronger partners in promoting peace and prosperity in the region.

Market Update 2022

As the world economy continues to grow, so does the trade between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. In 2022, the two countries are expected to increase their trade by 15 percent from the previous year. This is a result of Egypt‘s increasingly favorable investment climate and UAE‘s strong focus on non–oil exports.

The main commodities traded between Egypt and UAE are petroleum products, aluminum, chemicals, textiles, foodstuffs, and machinery. The majority of these items are exported from UAE to Egypt.

In recent years, there has been a growing trend of foreign direct investment in Egypt by Emirati companies. This is due to both countries‘ reevaluation of their economic cooperation and desire to diversify their investment portfolios beyond oil resources. Some notable examples of Emirati investments in Egyptian industry include DP World‘s expansion at Port Said East Container Terminal and AlNahda International School‘s new campus in Cairo.

Banned Products

In Egypt, there are a number of products that are banned from being imported into the country. These products include alcohol, pork, weapons, and ammunition. Each of these items is banned for different reasons, but the overall goal is to protect the population from harm.

Alcohol is banned in Egypt because it is considered to be against Islamic law. This means that anyone caught importing or selling alcohol could face jail time or even execution. Pork is also banned in Egypt as it is considered unclean according to Islam. Even though some Muslims do eat pork, it is not widely available in the country and most people do not consume it.

Weapons and ammunition are banned in Egypt because they pose a serious threat to public safety. There have been many instances where guns have been smuggled into the country and used in crimes such as robbery and murder. By banning these products, the government hopes to reduce crime rates and keep citizens safe

Documents & Customs Clearance

Cargo customs clearance is the process of getting approval from the Egyptian government to bring goods into the country. This process can be complicated, and it is important to work with an experienced customs broker who can help ensure that all of the necessary paperwork is in order. The clearing process begins with the completion of a declaration form, which must be submitted to Customs along with other supporting documents. Once everything has been reviewed and approved, cargo will be released and can be transported to its destination within Egypt.

Documents needed for cargo customs clearance in Egypt include the commercial invoice, bill of lading, passport and visa (for the traveler), and any other relevant documentation required by the Egyptian customs authorities.

Rules & Regulations

The shipping of products to Egypt is subject to a number of rules and regulations that must be followed in order to ensure the safe and smooth delivery of goods. These include standards for packaging, labeling, and documentation, as well as restrictions on certain types of items that may not be shipped. All products must also be declared at customs upon arrival in Egypt.

Packaging must be strong and secure, with appropriate cushioning to protect the contents. All items must be clearly labeled with the sender‘s name, address, and telephone number, as well as the recipient‘s name and address. A detailed description of the contents must also be included in all packages.

Certain items are restricted from being shipped to Egypt, such as perishable food items, firearms, ammunition, and Hazardous materials like chemicals or explosives. Any items that fall under these categories will need special permission from Egyptian authorities before they can be shipped.

All products arriving in Egypt must go through customs clearance. This requires declaring all goods at their value on arrival forms provided by customs officials. Any duties or taxes owed on imported goods must also be paid at this time, according to current rates set by the Egyptian government.

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