Container Shipping to and from Thailand
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Relevant shipping information
- Is Thailand more of an import or export country?
Thailand is an export-oriented country. Some of the top commodities exported include auto parts, computer parts, rubber products, plastics and resin, and circuit boards.
- How is my cargo from Thailand getting from port to door or to the port?
Twill provides Inland Transportation services, including trucking services. These services enable transportation from the factory of your goods to the loading port or from the discharge port to the cargo discharge point.
As we offer a digital end-to-end logistics service, you can easily get the trucking price on our platform. Sign up now and search for routes and prices to transport containers from port to door or door to port in Thailand.
- What is the estimated transit time for shipping a container to or from Thailand?
The transit time for your cargo will vary based on a few factors – including the vessel schedule, whether containers need to be connected to other vessels on their journey, and how many calling ports there are on the route.
Twill has direct services from Laem Chabang, Thailand, to:
Colombo, Sri Lanka (9 days)
Salalah, Oman (15 days)
Savannah, USA (37 days)
Newark, USA (40 days)
Norfolk, USA (45 days)
and several Intra Asia ports
All of these lanes are covered within the Twill platform – with a view of pricing and cost breakdown available prior to booking. Check popular container shipping destinations in Europe and North America.
- Which peak seasons are important for logistics in Thailand?
In Thailand, there are no real peak seasons in logistics. However, there might be an impact on the vessel space around holidays such as Thai New Year and Chinese New Year. We therefore strongly recommend you keep these holidays in mind and book your shipment in advance.
- Do I need insurance to ship from a specific country to or from Thailand?
Cargo insurance is not required to ship to or from Thailand, but cargo transportation can entail various risks. You should always keep in mind which Incoterms® you have agreed on with your supplier.
If you're shipping your cargo overseas, you should know that you could get quickly compensated if your cargo is damaged or lost. That's why Twill offers Value Protect, giving you peace of mind as your cargo is protected while being transported with us.
When you add Value Protect, it is easier and simpler to make claims compared to traditional insurance. It helps you avoid the many difficulties and annoyances businesses face when shipping cargo while protecting it from risk and damage.
When you are exporting from Thailand, we suggest you add Value Protect to your booking if you are shipping goods that have a high cargo value.
- How is Customs Clearance handled in Thailand?
Customs Clearance procedures are an important step in your cargo's journey. You will need to follow them to import your containers into Thailand. The key to smooth customs clearance is having the right documentation. Find out more about our Customs Clearance services and how to add them during the booking process.
- Are there any special restrictions on commodities within Thailand?
In Thailand, there are restrictions when it comes to importing and exporting different commodities.
Import-restricted commodities include:
Used electronic appliances
Used lead-acid battery
Used car body and used motorcycle frame
Plastic and rubber (you will need to coordinate on this commodity with our Twillers in Thailand before booking)
Export-restricted commodities include:
- What are popular/common trade lanes from Thailand?
All of these lanes are covered within the Twill platform. Simply sign up for free and get an overview of rates and routes prior to booking.
- What are the main shipping ports in Thailand?
There are 3 main shipping ports in Thailand:
You can ship to or from these ports via the Twill platform. Take a look for yourself and simply sign up now to check for instant rates and schedules.
Services to make shipping easier
Whether you're shipping from door-to-door or want to protect your cargo, we've got just the right service for you.
Inland transportation is a key partner to ocean freight and with Twill, you get access to a range of quality intermodal services – whether truck, rail or barge. Find the right continental and intercontinental transport mode for your cargo, and let us handle the rest.
With sea shipping services from over 300 ports, Twill enables small and medium-sized businesses to grow, by simplifying their ocean shipping and sea freight logistics. We are here to connect your business globally, whether shipping your cargo on the same continent or handling international freight shipping around the world.