UK/Saudi Shipping Rates

uk to Saudi shipping and sea freight

Sea freight to Saudi Arabia

Full Container Load Rates (FCL) - Port to port

Saudi 20ft container  40ft container 
Dammam £1520.00 £1820.00
Riyadh RCT £1690.00 £2100.00
Jeddah £1720.00 £1990.00

 

Less than Container Load Rates (LCL)

LCL shipping from our London office in Feltham TW14 post code to Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh ports  (Volumetric pricing)

Total Volume Jeddah Dammam Riyadh
1 CBM £120.00 £150.00 £170.00
5 CBM £350.00 £390.00 £370.00
10 CBM £550.00 £640.00 £690.00

Destination 50 kilos 200 kilos 500 kilos
Jeddeh £178 £295.00 £615.00
Dammam £139.00 £315.00 £712.00
Riyadh £178 £295.00 £700.00

 

Commercial Container Shipping to Saudi

We offer commercial container shipping service to Saudi Arabia, including part container (Less Than Container Load) shipping service to all major cities in Saudi Arabia on a regular basis.

DFS Worldwide offer a variety of containers available for shipping to Saudi Arabia. Depending on your individual needs our expert shipping consultants will advise you on the best container size which is suitable for you, usually 20ft containers or 40ft containers.

Air Freight to Saudi

Export Cargo to Saudi Arabia from UK

As an International air freight shipping company to Saudi Arabia from UK, we offer air cargo services on door to Airport, Airport to Airport and Door to Door services subject to customs.

  • Delivery of cargo can vary from 3 - 7 working days form Door to airport
  • London Heathrow Airport to different airports in Saudi

Destination 
50 kilos 200 kilos 500 kilos
Jeddeh £120.00

£220.00

£480.00

Dammam

£130.00

£270.00

£580.00

Riyadh

£130.00

£260.00

£550.00

air freight to Saudi

* Documentation surcharge applies to any shipping to Saudi.
* For an accurate price, please use our online quotation form above and provide detailed information about your shipment requirement to Saudi.

Saudi & cargo service

DFS Worldwide specialises on Middle East shipping, in particular Sea freight and shipping to Saudi Arabia: Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.

We will make sure that your household goods, or your commercial shipment are delivered on time and in perfect condition. We have moved freight to and from Saudi Arabia in the past from a number of UK locations.


We offer:

  • Full door to door freight and shipping service to
  • Full insurance
  • Freight logistics to all destinations in
  • Competitive Saudi freight rates.

 

Saudi Arabia Import Guide

The customs administration in Saudi Arabia has announced more stringent application of existing requirements; these come into effect from January 2012. We in Saudi Arabia are already in touch with regular importers to prepare them for these changes.

What this means for you the UK Exporter:

Applies only to shipments with a value exceeding US$100
  1. When sending to a company the Importer’s Commercial Registration number needs to be quoted on the invoice & Waybill
  2. When sending to an individual their Saudi identification number or passport number must be quoted on the invoice and/or Waybill
  3. Quote the HS code (6 digits) along with a full product description on the invoice
  4. Check whether your product needs certification from the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) or a CRF (Clean Report of Findings) or COC(Certificate of Conformity). Certificates must be from a
    recognized inspection company in the country of origin & must accompany the invoice
  5. Check whether your product needs approval prior to export from one of the Saudi Arabian ministries; Ministry of Information (MOI) Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA), Communications & Information Technology Commission CITC).Includes; Electronics, Chemicals, Cosmetics, & Medicines.
  • For shipments under US$100 (All of Saudi Arabia)
    Non document shipments, under US$100 and not mentioned on the list of commodities need only a detailed invoice from the shipper to clear through customs formalities into Saudi Arabia.

 

Shipping to Riyadh & Jeddah

Goods valued between US$100 & $2,500

Sending to commercial entities

  1. The Importer’s Commercial Registration number needs to be quoted on the invoice & Waybill
  2. Quote the HS code (6 digits) along with a full product
    description on the invoice
  3. Check whether your product needs certification from
    the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization
    (SASO)
  4. Check whether your goods need Ministerial approval prior to import


Goods valued over US$2,500

• All of the above plus a Certificate of Origin

Shipping to Dhahran

Goods valued between US$100 & $13,250

Sending to commercial entities

  1. The Importer’s Commercial Registration number needs to be quoted on the invoice & Waybill
  2. Quote the HS code (6 digits) along with a full product description on the invoice
  3. Check whether your product needs certification from the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
  4. Check whether your goods need Ministerial approval prior to import

Goods valued over US$13,250

    • All of the above plus a Certificate of Origin

 

Shipping to private individuals across Saudi Arabia

  1. The personal identification (Iqama) number for personal imports by a Saudi or foreign national for shipments valued over $US100 must be quoted on the Waybill or invoice if known at the time of shipping. We will contact all individuals on arrival if this information is not available.
  2. Personal Imports of Medicines, Drugs & Vitamin supplements to individuals is not allowed.

 

Shipping Telecommunications equipment to any destination in Saudi Arabia

  • All wireless telecommunications equipment
  • Wireless computers
  • Networking equipment
  • All IT equipment
  • GPS equipment
  • Satellite communication equipment
  • Cell phones and Smart Phones
  • Certain Wi-Fi routers
    If shipments arrive for clearance but your consignee does not have the necessary approvals then delays will occur before clearance.

    Sending to commercial entities
    The Importer’s Commercial Registration number needs to be quoted on the invoice & Waybill:
  • Quote the HS code (6 digits) along with a full product description on the invoice
  • Check whether your product needs certification from the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
  • Approval is needed from Communications & Information Technology Commission (CITC). This approval will be granted to the importer in Saudi Arabia by CITC
  • Sending to Riyadh or Jeddah for shipments exceeding US$2,500 a Certificate of Origin (COO) is also required
  • Sending to Dhahran for shipments exceeding US$13, 250 a Certificate of Origin (COO) is also required

    Sending to individuals / personal imports
  • The personal identification (Iqama) number for personal imports by a Saudi or foreign national for shipments valued over $US100 must be quoted on the Waybill or invoice if known at the time of shipping.
  • Electronic items for personal use cannot exceed 4 of the same item. Over this and the shipment will be classed as a commercial shipment and will require CITC and / or SASO approval prior to importation.

Shipping Medicines, prescription Drugs, Vitamins or Vitamin supplements to any Saudi Arabia destination

The Saudi Arabian Customs Regulations require that the following products and commodities require SFDA approval prior to entry clearance into Saudi Arabia;

  • Medications and pharmaceuticals (prescription and non prescription)
  • Laboratory chemicals and solutions
  • Reagents and diagnostics
  • Dietary supplements including vitamins
  • Cosmetics and perfumes

    Sending to commercial entities
  • The Importer’s Commercial Registration number needs to be quoted on the invoice & Waybill
  • Quote the HS code (6 digits) along with a full product description on the invoice
  • Check whether your product needs certification from the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
  • Approval is needed from Saudi Food & Drug Agency. This approval will be granted to the importer in Saudi Arabia.
  • Sending to Riyadh or Jeddah for shipments exceeding US$2,500 a Certificate of Origin (COO) is also required
  • Sending to Dhahran for shipments exceeding US$13,250 a Certificate of Origin (COO) is also required

    Sending to individuals / personal imports
  • Individuals cannot import items that need SFDA approval

Shipping Cosmetics or Food to any Saudi Arabia destination

The Saudi Arabian Customs Regulations state that the following products and commodities require SFDA approval prior to entry clearance into Saudi Arabia;

  • Medications and pharmaceuticals (prescription and non prescription)
  • Laboratory chemicals and solutions
  • Reagents and diagnostics
  • Dietary supplements including vitamins
  • Cosmetics and perfumes

    Sending to commercial entities
  • The Importer’s Commercial Registration number needs to be quoted on the invoice & Waybill
  • Quote the HS code (6 digits) along with a full product
    description on the invoice
  • Check whether your product needs certification from the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
  • Approval is needed from Saudi Food & Drug Agency. This approval will be granted to the importer in Saudi Arabia.
  • Sending to Riyadh or Jeddah for shipments exceeding US$2,500 a Certificate of Origin (COO) is also required
  • Sending to Dhahran for shipments exceeding US$13,,250 a Certificate of Origin (COO) is also required

    Sending to individuals / personal imports
  • Individuals cannot import items that need SFDA approval

    Sending to private individuals
  • When sending to an individual their Saudi identification number (Iquama) or passport number must be quoted on the invoice and/or Waybill
  • Quote the HS code (6 digits) along with a full product description on the invoice
  • When sending commercial quantities check whether your product needs certification from the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
  • When sending to Riyadh or Jeddah for shipments exceeding US$2,500 a Certificate of Origin (COO) is also required
  • When sending to Dhahran for shipments exceeding US$13,,250 a Certificate of Origin (COO) is also required
  • When sending electronic items for personal use, you cannot exceed 4 of the same item. Over this and the shipment will be classed as a commercial shipment and will require CITC and / or SASO approval prior to importation
  • No items needing SFDA approval can be imported by a private individual

    NOTE:
    Shipments of Medicines, Prescription Drugs, Vitamins or Vitamin Supplements, Cosmetics and Food cannot be imported by individuals. Only a commercial entity can import with SFDA approval. Cosmetics in low quantities that are clearly for individual & personal use are permitted.

 

Prohibited & Restricted Commodities

The following goods are not allowed to be imported into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under any circumstances and will be destroyed upon arrival at the Saudi border.

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Alcohol distilling equipment
  • All animal blood products
  • All kinds of Liquor, or items containing liquor as an ingredient
  • All narcotics without exception regardless of form.(Including poppy seeds)
  • Annoying car horns or horns that play tunes
  • Antiques & Works of Art
  • Asbestos
  • Blank invoices for companies established abroad
  • Christmas Trees
  • Counterfeit products that bear the brand of a manufacturer or brand name of a commercial product, or a commercial title Crosses, Crucifixes or stars of David
  • Dangerous goods, hazardous or chemical combination materials
  • Dogs except with permission from the Saudi Arabian embassy in origin country
  • Explosives except by licensed importers
  • Firearms & parts thereof
  • Frogs meat
  • Furs & Ivory (Standard DHL Restriction)
  • Gambling devices or Slot machines
  • Gemstones (Standard DHL Restriction)
  • Jewellery
  • Label and packing material (can be imported only if consignee has a license agreement with the shipper or with permission from the customs authority)
  • Laser pens or pointers
  • Masks
  • Massage equipment indecently packaged
  • Musical greeting cards
  • Night vision binoculars or similar items
  • Nutmeg, seeds & powder thereof
  • Phonographic/Audio Visual media products, subject to authorization by th Ministry of Information
  • Pigs (Swine) and pork products
  • Pornography
  • Postal envelopes
  • Soil samples
  • Spawn of silk-worms, any kinds of soil, leaf, stem, straw and natural manure used for agriculture
  • Tobacco advertising materials
  • Used tires or retread tires

Controlled Goods into Saudi Arabia

This section covers a range of commodities that require specific authority to import into the Kingdom from various government ministries or require certificates of conformance from the shipper.

Description
  • Books
    Ministry Of Information (MOI)
  • Cards with electronic information, Satellite TV cards, ID cards, Maps
    Ministry Of Information (MOI)
  • Chemicals
    Ministry Of Commerce And Industry (MOCI)
  • Compact discs – music or data files
    Ministry Of Information (MOI)
  • Computer games
    Ministry Of Information (MOI)
  • Cosmetics and perfumes
    Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA)
  • Dietary supplements including vitamins
    Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA)
  • DVD’s
    Ministry Of Information (MOI)
  • GPS equipment
    Communications And Information Technology Commission (CITC)
  • Ink Products
    Ministry Of Commerce And Industry (MOCI)
  • Laboratory chemicals and solutions
    Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA)
  • Magazines
    Ministry Of Information (MOI)
  • Medications and pharmaceuticals (prescription and non prescription)
    Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA)
  • Photographic media
    Ministry Of Information (MOI)
  • Reagents and diagnostics
    Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA)
  • Satellite communication equipment
    Communications And Information Technology Commission (CITC)
  • Toner
    Ministry Of Commerce And Industry (MOCI)
  • Wireless computer and networking equipment
    Communications And Information Technology Commission (CITC)
  • Wireless telecommunications equipment
    Communications And Information Technology Commission (CITC)

Saudi Arabia: Which freight option is right for you?

Land?


N/A

Sea?

Container shipping and
Sea freight to Saudi
31 to 33 days

Air?

Fastest shipping method
Air freight to Saudi
5 to 7 days