If you’re planning an ocean freight shipment to the Netherlands, one of the – if not the – key issues is the shipping time. The Netherlands is home to Europe’s largest and busiest port – the port of Rotterdam. That said, it’s no wonder that most of the US shipments to the Netherlands arrive here or the port of Amsterdam. Depending on the departure port in the US, a shipment could take anywhere from eight to 53 days.
The US is the fourth largest supplier of goods to the Netherlands, behind Germany, Belgium and China. In 2015, it exported $36.3 billion worth of goods, registering a 1.6% increase from the year before. The top five US ports that export to the Netherlands are Charleston Port, Norfolk Port, Newark Port, Savannah Port and Los Angeles Port. In total, these five ports handled over 10,000 shipments to the Netherlands in 2016. This represents 91.37% of the 11,676 US to Netherlands shipments.
Charleston Port (TEUs: 9,083.66)
Norfolk Port (TEUs: 9,556.20)
Newark Port (TEUs: 7,101.00)
Savannah Port (TEUs: 3,258.40)
Port of Los Angeles (TEUs: 2,127.60)
Total shipments from US – Netherlands (2016): 11,676
In general, these are some things you should keep in mind if you’re shipping to the Netherlands:
In this post, we’ve created an infographic based on the US to Netherlands shipping times in order to help you better organize your ocean freight.
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