Sea Freight Service To Belgium From Vietnam And Reverse

1. Introduce foreign trade between Belgium and Vietnam

Belgium is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest.  The capital and largest city is Brussels.

In 2020, Belgium was the number 23 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 14 in total exports, the number 14 in total imports, the number 23 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 17 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).

Related to two-way trade with Vietnam and Belgium, it is maintained a strong and growing trade relationship over the years. Belgium is one of Vietnam’s largest trading partners in the European Union, while Vietnam is Belgium’s second-largest trading partner in Southeast Asia. In 2020, the total trade value between Vietnam and Belgium reached approximately $5.8 billion, with Vietnam enjoying a trade surplus.

The investment cooperation between the two countries has also been expanding, with Belgian companies investing in Vietnam in various sectors such as renewable energy, logistics, and healthcare.

Vietnam’s major exports to Belgium include electronics, footwear, and textiles, while Belgium’s major exports to Vietnam include chemicals and machinery.

Alphatrans have recognized the development of bilateral trade between Vietnam and Belgium so that Alphatrans have well-prepare in optimizing and tailoring solutions in flow of Vietnam and Belgium goods. Alphatrans is always side by side your company in handling shipments from Vietnam to Belgium and reverse.

2. Sea Freight Service To Belgium From Vietnam by Alphatrans in Vietnam.

Belgium is a small country located in Western Europe that has several ports. Some of the main ports in Belgium are:

  • Port of Antwerp is the largest port in Belgium and one of the largest ports in the world. It is located on the River Scheldt and handles a wide range of cargo, including containers, crude oil, chemicals, and food products. It is also a major hub for the petrochemical industry. Some carriers have service to this port like Yangming (YML), Evergreen(EMC), Maersk, CMA, Huynhdai (HMM).
  • Port of Zeebrugge is a deep-water port located on the North Sea coast of Belgium. It is primarily a container and RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) port, and it also serves as an important gateway for the automotive industry. The port also has a passenger terminal that provides ferry services to the United Kingdom.
  • Port of Ghent is located in the northwestern part of Belgium. The port handles a variety of cargo, including steel, fertilizers, and grain. It is also a major hub for the European inland waterway transport network.
  • Port of Brussels is an inland port located in the city of Brussels, which is located in the central part of Belgium. It primarily handles containerized cargo, and it is connected to the Port of Antwerp via the Brussels-Scheldt Canal.

a) FCL-Full Container Load from Vietnam to Belgium and reverse

Alphatrans have experience in handling all types of container: 20DC, 40DC, reefer container, flat container with international commerce as:

  • Door to door service for FCL, trading according to EXW, FCA, DAP, DDP term that means shipment is transported from seller’s nominated address to buyer ’s warehouse
  • Port to door service for FCL, trading according to FAS, FOB term that means shipment is transported from port of loading to buyer’s warehouse.
  • Port to port service for FC, trading according to FAS, FOB term that means excluded customs procedure, inland trucking, shipment is transported from port of loading to port of discharge.

b) LCL-Less than container load from Vietnam to Belgium and reverse

Alphatrans have consolidation service with dimension from 1-16 CBM with multi-modes:

  • Door to door service for LCL:trading according to EXW,FCA,DAP,DDP term that means shipment is transported from seller’s nominated address, collected at container’yard and is delivered buyer’s warehouse.
  • Port to door service for LCL, trading according to FAS, FOB term that means shipment is transported from container’s yard to buyer’s warehouse.
  • Port to port service for LCL, trading according to FAS, FOB term that means excluded customs procedure, inland trucking, shipment is transported from port of loading to port of discharge.

c) Type of container-container specification

+ Dry container with 20 feet (20DC), 40 feet(40DC), 45 feet(45GP) and Dry high cubes container 40HC suitable for dry commodity, non-oversized, non-perishable

Type Length(meter) Width(meter) Height(meter) Cube
Container 20DC 5.898 2.352 2.395 33.2 m3
Container 40DC 12.032 2.35 2.392 67.6 m3
Container 45GP 12.023 2.352 2.698 76.3 m3
Container 45HC 13.556 2.340 2.597 83.0 m3

+ Reffer container 20 feet (20RF), 40 feet (40RF) : suitable for fresh and freezed commodity

Type Length(m) Width(m) Heighth (m) Cube (m3)
Container 20 feet lạnh 5.485 2.286 2.265 28.4 m3
Container 40 feet lạnh 11.572 2.296 2.521 67.0 m3

+ Open top container
+ Plat rack container
+ Tank container
SEA FREIGHT SERVICE FROM VIETNAM TO BELGIUM QUOTATION LCL

VIETNAM TO BELGIUM ROUTE Sea freight (minxium 1CBM) Schedule Transit time(days)
Ho Chi Minh- Antwerp Port 120 USD Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday, Weekly 40
Hai Phong –Antwerp Port 140 USD Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday, Weekly 42
Ho Chi Minh- Zeebrugge Port 100 USD Friday Weekly 35
120 USD Friday, Sunday Weekly 40

SEA FREIGHT SERVICE FROM VIETNAM TO BELGIUM QUOTATION FCL

VIETNAM TO POLAND ROUTES 20DC 40DC Schedule Transit time
Ho Chi Minh- Antwerp Port 900 USD 1800 USD Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday, Weekly 40
Hai Phong –Antwerp Port 800 USD 2000 USD Friday, Sunday Weekly 42
Ho Chi Minh- Zeebrugge Port 900 USD 2100 USD Friday Weekly 35
Hai Phong – Zeebrugge port 1000 USD 2000 USD Friday, Sunday Weekly 40

3. Incoterm in foreign trade between Vietnam and Belgium

  • FOB: (Free on Board): the seller is responsible for delivering the commodity on board the ship at the named port of shipment, and the buyer is in-charge of all transportation costs and risks from that point on.
  • EXW (Ex Works): The seller makes the commodity available at their premises, and the buyer is responsible for all transportation costs and risks
  • CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight): the seller is responsible for the cost of commodity, insurance and freight to the named port of destination, and the buyer is in-charge of unloading the commodity and any customs duties.
  • DAP (Delivered at Place): The seller delivers the commodity to the named place of destination, and the buyer is in-charge of unloading the commodity and customs duties.
  • DDP (Delivered Duty Paid): The seller is responsible for delivering the commodity to the buyer at the named of destination, including unloading and customs clearance. The seller is also in-charge of paying all costs associated with transporting the commodity to the destination, including taxes and duties.
  • Door to door: Alphatrans’s service is afford to handling shipments by door to door at the populated cities in Belgium.

4. Alphatrans’s Sea Freight Service To Belgium From Vietnam

  • Vietnam-Belgium transportation by sea and reverse: all products are handled by Alphatrans excepted prohibited commodity. Alphatrans have transportation service at Belgium(Antwerp, Zeebrugge) port to Vietnam’s ports: Haiphong, Dannang, Caimep, Catlai for LCL and FCL mode
  • Customs procedures in Belgium and Vietnam’s border: It is convenient and time-costing for handling your shipment by Alphatrans’ offices are spread of along key economy area from South, Central and North of Vietnam and Alphatrans’s agents in Belgium.
  • Other service: Phytosanitary certification, certification original, fumigation, certification standard, certification regulation….

5. Main products are exported from Vietnam to Belgium

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Textiles
  • Electrical machinery
  • Seafood
  • Agriculture products
  • Rice
  • Coffee and tea

6. Must-have documents in customs clearance in Vietnam and Belgium

  • E-customs declaration
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Sales Contract
  • Packing List
  • Bill of Lading
  • Certificate of Original
  • Others documents: Certification original, Fumigation, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS),…

7. The information for quotation and handling by shipper

a) Full container Load-FCL, shipper need supply to Alphatrans:

  • MSDS for gas/liquid/powder commodity
  • Type of container
  • Volume/Weight/Dimension
  • Port of loading-POL/Port of discharge-POD

b) Less container load-LCL shipper need supply to Alphatrans:

  • MSDS for gas/liquid/powder commodity
  • Volume/Weight/Dimension of carton
  • Port of loading-POL/Port of discharge-POD

 8. Handle processing of exporting/importing commodity from Vietnam to Belgium and reverse

Step 1: Check information for commodity

– Check if the commodity is prohibited to export/import in Belgium and Vietnam

– Check if the commodity is taxed or not

– Check whether the commodity have any special transport requirements

– Check if the commodity is oversized, liquid, dangerous or not

Step 2: Sign the contract, prepare the commodity for ready export

– After step 1, seller and buyer need to sign a commercial invoice, prepare quality, quantity and other specifications of commodity, packaging and labeling them.

Step 3: Buy insurance for the commodity

The advantage of buying insurance for commodity is to reduce unlucky risks in transportation.

Step 4: Booking

According to commercial contract, Incoterm:

– whether seller or buyer book space on vessel for shipment

– what is the mode of transportation optimized in cost-saving, time-saving like inland truck, multiple transportation by air, sea, truck, rail

– Delivery conditions such as FOB, CFR, DDU, DDP …

Step 5: Customs procedures

It is obligate to customs declaration for export import commodity. Following the steps:

  • Customs declaration correctly and the character of commodity
  • Packing commodity orderly to be convenient inspection
  • Complicating the custom’s decision

Step 6: On boarding

  • Giving the carrier shipping instruction
  • Knowing the time of commodity is carried on vessel by dispatcher
  • Receiving bill of landing from carrier

Step 7: Payment

After seller giving buyer bill of landing, buyer must have payment according to payment term that is showed in commercial contract such as LC, TTR, DP, DA,

9. The notes of Sea Freight Service To Belgium From Vietnam

  • Checking to be sure the commodity is enough standard to be imported Belgium
  • Checking export tax in Vietnam
  • Being sure to Belgium buyer have import license in importing commodities such as foodstuff, medicine, plant, live stock
  • Completing certification original-CO from Vietnam seller to be preferential tax by Belgium buyer
  • Having phytosanitary certification for livestock and plant
  • Having fumigation certification for woody commodity
  • Packing commodity hardly
  • Choosing the trust Belgium-Vietnam transporter

10. Alphatrans is as global specialists in logistics industry with fulfillment service.

Alphatrans supply multi service from door to door, port to door, port to port from Belgium(Antwerp, Zeebrugge port) to Vietnam (Hai Phong, Cat Lai, Da Nang) and reverse. Alphatrans is your choice by:

  • Fast quote:It take 15-30 minutes to get carrier schedule and tracing your shipment.
  • On time customs clearance: It take 1-2 days in customs clearance at post of loading and port of discharge
  • Commitment: Alphatrans has a good relationship with agents in Belgium, we guarantee to support freight rates, stable schedules, ensure commodity delivered to businesses quickly – safely – save
  • Force of staff:  Alphatrans’ staff presents at Vietnam ports and Alphatrans’s agent in Belgium for supporting anytime to your shipment
  • Office and branch: Ha Noi, Hai Phong, LongAn, Ho Chi Minh, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Cat Lai, Da Nang, Quang Ngai

11. Alphatrans’s agent system in Vietnam and Belgium

  • Alphatrans have cooperated with reputable carriers in all provinces and cities of Belgium such as DHL , FEDEX, UPS,…
  • Alphatrans have signed long-term contracts with shipping lines: OOCL, PIL, EMC, MAERSK, APL, HAPAG LLOYD, SM LINE, COSCO, CMA, MSC,..
  • Alphatrans’s staffs are experienced, proactive, flexible in handling shipment

Therefore, we will help to optimize your supply chain in terms of financial, operational and information flows. We provide a comprehensive range of services delivering your efficiency and the best satisfaction.

We will be happy to provide a door to door service, including all your import /export needs. Get a quote for your shipment, and let us ship cargo to Belgium or pick up cargo from Vietnam to Belgium

To receive best ocean freight from Belgium please contact us

Kindly Contact Below For An Enquiry

Mr Tony Phu – Sale Manager

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