June 30

Shipping How To: Shipping Electronics to Saudi Arabia

Say you’re shipping electronic equipment to Saudi Arabia. What steps do you need to take to prepare?

Here at Mars Freights,we’ve got you covered. We’ll take you through the process from paperwork to method of delivery, to track and trace.

Continue reading on for a detailed step by step or you can watch the video.

Step 1: Paperwork 

First, you need to get your paperwork in order. What you need to do is print out your commercial invoice and packing list on your company letter head.

Your commercial invoice should include the following: Item description, reference number, H.S Code Country of Origin, and quantity of items shipped.

Your packing list should be a complete list of each item you’re going to ship. Include dimensions, weight and quantity.

You’ll need to get your Certificate of Origin. Get this attested and the proper legalized sign off from your local chamber of industry.

Then you’ll need a SASO certification. You get this from certified inspection companies. This is mandatory for shipment of electronic equipment to Saudi Arabia.

Contact us for a full run down to make sure you’ve got everything included.

Note: If this equipment is going to be in use in any government project or used by Aramco, your electrical branded products require additional legal documents. These need to come from you or the equipment manufacturer as well as from the Saudi Ministry. You need to check the rules in Saudi Arabia as they are on case basis. No matter which freight forwarder or transporter your choose, they cannot get government approval on your behalf – You are responsible.

Step 2: Packaging

Taking care of packaging is essential to make sure your goods arrive in tact and in good condition. Packing heavy items in a cardboard box is not safe or workable. You’ll need to source a wooden box or crate to take the weight.

Check with us about the feasibility of your packaging tools, and we can step in to help. We are happy to provide you with packaging materials. From shrink wrap to wooden crates, we can work together to make sure that your items are packed safe and sound.

Make sure to seal your boxes and crates with good quality adhesive tape or nails. All boxes and crates should be clearly marked. Make sure you list all items inside each package.

Note: Proper packaging is your responsibility. You need to check your packaging before handing it over to us to forward or ship. In turn, it is our responsibility to cross check the dimensions of your goods. We will also make sure that no boxes or crates are left open at the time of collection.

Now you’ve got your electronic equipment documented and packaged. You are ready to prepare for the actual shipment, pick up and delivery.

Step 3: Delivery

We can book delivery by truck or trailer, or we can pick up your shipment as per your requirements. We can arrange insurance on your behalf if need be. It is always recommended to insure your goods before shipping. We will always advise you of customs regulations and declarations on a case by case basis.

Mars Freights will confirm this with you at time of pick up.

Step 4: Track and Trace

When shipping with us, you can track and trace your shipment from the comfort of your home / office. Just type in the shipment reference which we will provide you at pick up and track your shipment.

Congratulations! Your electronic equipment is well prepared, packaged and on its way to Saudi Arabia. Mars Freights endeavours to ship your goods as safe and as quick as possible.

Delivery times vary on a case by case basis. You have taken the care to document, pack and insure your equipment. Mars Freights will take it from here.

Inquire with us today to set up a shipment. Mars Freights can help you every step of the way – all you need to do is ask. You can reach us by telephone +973 1725 8811 or by email at [email protected].

June 20

Shipping Nightmares! How can you avoid them?

Shipping disaster- Mars Freight- Freight Forwarding - BahrainShipping is an arduous process. There are so many i’s to dot, so many t’s to cross.

Requirements vary wildly. You have insurance rates to think about. You have customs declarations to clear, and codes to decipher. Not to mention proper packaging of your goods and the actual shipping itself. When shipping goes wrong, it can go very, very wrong.

Shipping Nightmares revealed!

Whether it be single container cargo shipment or Project Cargo shipment, it is essential that is is done efficiently for your company. When Cargo shipment (single and/or project) goes wrong, it goes seriously awry. It can potentially cost you millions of dollars, time and your reputation. This is a complete nightmare.

Example: A project manager or was devastated when his company ended up paying BD600,000 in fines. All for improper shipment of oil field project cargo. The machinery was not dismantled properly. Their shipping company did not bother to check. This was a recipe for disaster. The client had to pay fines and customs of an extortionate amount. His work and reputation suffered as a result.

Mars Freights has long standing experience shipping oil field project cargo and single container shipments . We know the importance and procedure of proper handling / dismantling / loading / unloading / shipping and customs declaration of your equipment or cargo. We know how to get around customs fines, tariffs and taxes properly. We make sure that your cargo arrives safely and your project can go ahead as planned. Check out our blog post for the Need to Know process of handling project cargo.

Shipping high value art and collectibles can be a nerve wracking process. You’ve invested a lot of time, effort and money into your art collection and you want to ship it safely. We have heard horror stories of mishandling precious art.art shipping - freight disaster- mars Freights

Example:A shipping customer once had a nightmarish experience. They shipped art, enclosed in an expensive frame. However, their shipping company did care to ensure that this was properly packaged. Upon arrival, customs inspectors ended up actually cutting the art out of its frame!

Mars Freights has professional packers. We properly and carefully pack your valuable fine art and gallery collections. You can check this out on our website. We shipped precious art from KSA to UK / US / and other GCC countries. See the professional packing process at work. We have successfully packed, shipped and declared numerous works of fine art. Our experience and professional care means that your nerves can rest easy. Your precious and valuable fine arts collection is in safe and competent hands. We guarantee that with Mars Freight, your goods will arrive in tact and accounted for.

Customs and insurance rates seem to go up and down with the wind. Making heads or tails while preparing your shipment for freight is so frustrating. Trying to decipher all the freight codes yourself is like learning hieroglyphics. You could spend hours trying to translate, or just resort to guesswork. But, one wrong move could mean cost and penalty. You could end up forking over much more money than expected. Or, even worse, having your goods seized by customs. All because your rates are improperly calculated or customs declarations are not sufficiently prepared. What a nightmare that would be.

Mars Freights can help take the guesswork out of customs clearance and tariff rates. We have years of experience with customs clearing. We help clear shipments through air, sea and land freight. We know the codes and the terms, and take guesswork out of the equation. Check out our freight code dictionary on our website, and allow us to decipher the rest for you.

Don’t leave your shipping documents to guesswork. Don’t get caught in the shuffle. Let Mars Freights help relieve your stress and get your goods to where they need to go. Our experience is there for you, whatever the process requires. Sleep easy, Mars Freights will handle it.