The Logistics of International Shipping From Israel
Israeli exports are over $50 billion each year, making it the 50th largest nation in international exports despite being just the 100th most populous. International shipping from Israel is complicated, with extensive coordination required for the many air and sea shipments leaving the country every day.
Top exports from Israel include diamonds, pharmaceuticals, medical instruments, and refined petroleum. The top destinations for Israeli exports are the United States, China, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. These exports leave the country by air and sea, with significant freight within Israel traveling by the over 1,000 miles of rail networks.
How Exports Travel From Israel
The bulk of sea cargo leaves through Israel’s three major international seaports in Haifa, Ashdod, and Eilat. Haifa and Ashdod are both ports on the Mediterranean, shipping over 50 million tons per year. Eilat is Israel’s only port on the Red Sea, giving access to the Indian Ocean without requiring passage through the Suez Canal. It ships just 2.6 million tons per year, mainly due to a lack of railway access and distance from major cities.
Airfreight is a prominent method for international shipping from Israel, especially given the high value per weight ratios for most of the nation’s major exports. The overwhelming majority of air freight goes through Ben Gurion Airport. All of these shipments require extensive logistics to make sure that everything goes smoothly from start to finish.
Preparing for International Shipping From Israel
There are a number of things to consider when shipping freight from Israel to other countries. First and foremost is the complex interplay of international law and treaties that governs international trade. Israel has trade agreements with many nations and knowing the terms of these agreements is crucial to avoiding fines or seizure of shipments.
When shipping to specific countries, there will be certain restricted items that cannot be sent. This is sometimes due to safety concerns, laws in the destination country, or clauses that forbid specific imports. A freight forwarding company ensures that all of these regulations and customs considerations are taken into account to avoid any problems.
Planning the Shipment From Start to Finish
When it comes to international shipping from Israel, nothing can be left to chance. Shippers must ensure that they have proper arrangements for not just transport and customs but loading, unloading, and storage when applicable. There is also the matter of securing distribution from the airport or seaport to the final destination. These logistics are beyond the scope of many organizations and would make international shipping prohibitively complex.
Luckily, businesses can entrust all of their freight needs to Airgate International Freight Forwarding. We provide comprehensive solutions for international shipping from Israel. With our experienced management team and extensive connections in all aspects of shipping, we can handle the complete logistics for any of your shipments.