The Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab country in the Middle East, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is classified as a country of high human development by the 2014 Human Development Report. Jordan has an upper-middle income economy. Jordan enjoys advanced status with the European Union, and is a member of the Euro-Mediterranean free trade area. Find out more about the benefits of starting to export from the US to Jordan.

The country’s economy has grown at an average rate of 4.3 percent per annum since 2005. Jordan was the first Arab country to establish a free-trade agreement with the United States. It has a very well-developed industrial sector, which includes mining, manufacturing, construction, and power.

In 2000, Jordan joined the World Trade Organization. It is also a founding member of the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Not only is Jordan considered the safest country in the Middle East, it is also considered the safest Arab country overall. An important gateway to the Middle East is opened through export from the US to Jordan.

Full Container (FCL) or Groupage (LCL)

Both FCL (a full container load) and LCL (a less-than-container load, or groupage) are shipping options available to those shipping a container to Jordan.

Which kind of container load you require can be determined by your shipping volume. If it is equal to at least half of a 20-foot shipping container, then a full container load (FCL) is necessary. A 20-foot container accommodates 10 standard pallets, while a 40-foot container can take 22 standard pallets; a shipment of at least six standard pallets thus requires FCL.

Even with shipments of less than six standard pallets, a full container load is a good option if you are concerned with avoiding any risk of damage to your goods that could possibly be posed by contact with those of others.

If this is not a concern, you may want to opt for LCL, also known as groupage. Groupage means sharing a container, which offers considerable cost savings, as you pay only for the shipping space you require. Consult iContainers for rates and other important details.

Ocean Freight Routes to Jordan

  • Port of Aqaba
    The Aqaba Ports Corporation manages this port, located at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba off the Red Sea in southeast Jordan. Just nine miles from the border with southern Israel, the Port of Aqaba is the country’s only seaport. It offers secure, high-quality services around the clock. Its container terminal is equipped with all necessary machinery and specialized international management. The port features specialized berths equipped with machinery and equipment for handling all kinds of cargo, including bulk and liquid.

Air Freight Transportation to Jordan

When your shipment is urgent or your deadline tight, air freight may be more appropriate to your needs than ocean freight. Air freight imposes some limitations in terms of volume and weight; we recommend that you consult iContainers’ calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.