Ocean freight shipping to Israel

Israel is Southwest Asia’s most economically and industrially developed country. Its well-educated population is behind the country’s rapid economic development, which has included a notable high-technology boom. Israel joined the OECD in 2010. Ocean freight to Israel is worth investigating for any exporter.

A number of high-tech multi-national corporations have research and development facilities in the country; Microsoft and Intel each built their first overseas R&D centers in Israel.

Imports to Israel, which totaled $77.59 billion in 2012, include raw materials, military equipment, and, rough diamonds. Israel has one of the lowest external debts in the developed world, and is a net lender in terms of net external debt; it’s also ranked as one of the world’s most durable economies in times of crisis. Learn more about ocean freight to Israel.

FCL or LCL for your ocean freight to Israel

Exclusive use of a shipping container is called a full container load, or FCL; a shared container is known as groupage or a less-than-container load-LCL. If you are shipping a container to Israel, you can choose from one of these two options, depending on the circumstances of your shipment.

A full container load (FCL) will be your best option if your shipment is equal to at least six standard pallets, as that occupies more than half of a 20-foot container (which takes a maximum of 10 standard pallets). A 40-foot container can accommodate 22 standard pallets.

FCL is also a good choice if you are concerned with keeping your goods separate from those of other exporters in order to avoid any potential damage that might be caused by contact with others’ goods.

If isolation isn’t an issue, then groupage, or a shared container (LCL), is a cost-efficient option for smaller shipments. This way, you will pay only for the space you use. Please consult iContainers for rates and related details.

Ocean freight ports in Israel

Port of Ashdod

About 40 kilometers south of Tel Aviv, at the mouth of the Lachish River, we find the Port of Ashdod. It features six conventional piers that handle all kinds of cargo, as well as ships of up to 30,000 tons. Pier no. 5 can accommodate Panamax-type ships of up to 60,000 tons deadweight. There are also four berths for RORO ships. The piers are outfitted with excellent equipment for efficient operation.

Ship container to Ashdod

Port of Haifa

The Port of Haifa, the largest of Israel’s international seaports, has a natural, year-‘round, deep-water harbor that serves both passenger and trade ships. It is one of the eastern Mediterranean’s busiest ports in terms of freight volume; Haifa processed nearly 26 million tons of cargo in 2013, including 1.36 million TEUs. The port can service many ships at once time, and is equipped with many cargo terminals.

Ship container to Haifa

Our ocean freight services to Israel

Looking for cheap and professional ocean freight services to Israel? You’ve come to the right place. iContainers operates from ports located all over the world, including ports located in the following markets:

  • USA
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Mexico
  • Dominican Republic
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • UAE

What our ocean freight rates to Israel include

For more information, consult ship container rates for your ocean freight to Israel here.

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