Either groupage (less-than-container load, or LCL) or a full container load (FCL) are your options when you are shipping a container to Saudi Arabia.
The total capacity of a 40-foot shipping container is 22 standard pallets, and a 20-foot shipping container will carry up to 10 standard pallets. If you have a shipment equal to at least half a container-six pallets or more-then you need FCL.
If you need to keep your merchandise separate from that of other exporters during shipping, this is also a circumstance in which FCL is your optimal choice. Groupage-a shared container (LCL)-can offer you an economical alternative in which you share space with other exporters. Sharing means that you pay only for the shipping space you need. Consult iContainers for rates and other important details.
The country's ports are managed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ports Authority.
When your schedule is tight or your shipment is urgent, ocean freight may not be best for you; air freight may be more appropriate. As air freight does impose some limitations related to volume and weight, consult iContainers' calculator to help you determine whether this is an appropriate option.