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Ocean Freight to Egypt

At DFreight, we provide a wide range of business sea freight services for a variety of commodities, including foods, fruits, electronicscosmetics, and furniture; offering transparent, effective, and reliable door-to-door cargo to Egypt from the UAE and vice versa. You can conduct business without being concerned about the challenges of shipping from the UAE to Egypt using our all-in-one digital freight solutions.

Our digital freight forwarding platform provides real-time monitoring of shipments, ensuring that you have complete visibility and control over your cargo. We offer end-to-end services tailored to your unique requirements, making shipping to and from Egypt a hassle-free experience. We help you ship business cargo to various cities in Egypt, including Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, etc. in the easiest, fastest, and safest way possible.

You can rely on DFreight to assist you with all of your international cargo shipping to Egypt thanks to our FCL and LCL shipment ocean freight cargo services. With the help of our digital freight platform, you may submit your inquiry right away and receive the best competitive prices for shipping your cargo to Egypt.

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Port of Alexandria

The port of Alexandria is among the oldest operating ports in the world, having been established in 1900 BC. The nation’s main port, which handles around three-fourths of all maritime trade and accounts for over 60% of all export and import earnings, is located in Egypt. A complex industrial, commercial, and agricultural sector is supported by this region, which is located on the northern Egyptian coast between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Mariout.

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Port of Damietta

Damietta port is located near the mouth of the Nile River, only 70 kilometers from Port Said. It is Egypt’s second busiest port, handling agricultural goods, fertilizers, furniture, cement, grain, general cargo, and containers. It has been in use since the time of the Pharaohs and was known as Tamiat. Damietta port, which was formerly a modest harbour with historical significance, was expanded and restored to relieve congestion in Alexandria.

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Top Egypt Exports and Imports

The top exports of Egypt are Refined Petroleum, Crude Petroleum, Petroleum Gas, Nitrogenous Fertilizers, and Gold, exporting mostly to United States, Turkey, Greece, Italy, and India.

The top imports of Egypt are Refined Petroleum, Wheat, Cars, Crude Petroleum, and Corn, importing mostly from China, Saudi Arabia, United States, Russia, and Turkey.

Market Update 2023

According to OEC, in 2021, Egypt was the number 33 economy in the world in terms of GDP, the number 58 in total exports, the number 41 in total imports, the number 116 economy in terms of GDP per capita and the number 68 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index.

Egypt exported US$1.69 Billion during 2021 to the United Arab Emirates and imported US$5.88 Billion during 2021 from the UAE, according to the Trading Economics database.

The freight market between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates is projected to be highly lucrative by 2023. This bustling market is supported by strong and growing demand from both countries. Egypt and UAE are two of the largest trading hubs in the Middle East and the increasing trade between them is creating several lucrative opportunities for freight operators. Quality infrastructure, along with growing demand for trade and investments, encourages seamless transportation of goods and services between Egypt and UAE, making it increasingly viable for freight operators to explore opportunities in this market.

Banned Products

Egypt has tough restrictions on importing certain products deemed either too dangerous or offensive. These banned items include firearms, explosives, alcohol and drugs, merchandise with religious connotations, live animals, pork products, outdated electronics, and certain kinds of food. Customs regulations and import restrictions vary from country to country, so travelers are encouraged to check with their local embassy before attempting to import anything into Egypt.

Documents & Customs Clearance

One thing to take into account when exporting cargo internationally is customs clearance. You must be aware of the customs clearance regulations of the destination countries when shipping cargo from Egypt.

The following documentation must be given to local customs for international shipments by the supplier, consignee, or intermediary:

A commercial invoice
A packing list
A bill of lading
A certificate of origin

Rules & Regulations

When importing goods to Egypt, the importer is subject to a number of regulations. Importation requires an import license, which must be obtained from the General Organization for Import and Export Control. In addition, the goods must meet certain technical, quality and labeling standards. The importer also has to submit all necessary documentation, as well as pay all relevant taxes and fees. All imports must also conform to the foreign exchange, customs and quarantine regulations of the country.

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