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Jordan, a Middle Eastern kingdom located on the East Bank of the Jordan River, has an upper-middle income economy. The 2014 Human Development Report classifies Jordan as a country of high human development. Jordan is a member of the Euro-Mediterranean free trade area, and has advanced status with the European Union. If you are an exporter, ocean freight to Jordan could be vital to your business.
Jordan’s industrial sector, which includes mining, manufacturing, construction, and power, is well-developed. It was the first Arab country to establish a free-trade agreement with the US, and its economy has grown at an average rate of 4.3 percent per annum since 2005. Jordan’s leading imports include petroleum products and pharmaceuticals.
Jordan is considered the safest country in the Middle East, as well as the safest Arab country overall. 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). An important gateway to the Middle East is opened through ocean freight to Jordan.
Your shipping options are either LCL (a less-than-container load, or groupage) or FCL (a full container load) when you are shipping a container to Jordan.
Which kind of container load you need will be determined largely by your shipping volume. If your shipment is equal to at least six standard pallets-a little over half of a 20-foot shipping container-then a full container load (FCL) is indicated. 20-foot containers can ship 10 standard pallets, while 40-foot containers can ship 22 standard pallets.
It’s wise to consider a full container load even with shipments of less than six pallets if you are concerned about avoiding any risk of damage to your goods that could potentially be posed by contact with others’ merchandise.
If isolating your goods is not a concern, you may want to opt for LCL, also known as groupage. Groupage is a term for sharing a container, a cost-effective option that requires you to pay only for the shipping space you use. Please contact iContainers for more details as well as rates.
Located just nine miles from the border with southern Israel, the Port of Aqaba is Jordan’s only seaport. The Aqaba Ports Corporation manages this port, which is located in southeast Jordan at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba off the Red Sea. Its container terminal features specialized international management and is equipped with modern machinery. It offers high-quality services around the clock, and is secure. The port features specialized berths equipped with machinery and equipment to handle all kinds of cargo, including bulk and liquid.
At iContainers, we provide low-cost and fast ocean freight services to Jordan from many different ports in the world including those in:
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