If you have cargo to send to Jeddah, whether it is a pallet of goods or a full 40 foot container, you will need to appoint a freight forwarder to handle the shipping for you. Before you reel back in your chair thinking ‘this sounds expensive’, it really doesn’t have to be. By appointing a well-established and experienced freight forwarder, you could actually save money. Sounds unreal? Well, a good freight forwarder will shop around for the best price for their customers, and with their knowledge, mistakes (which are often costly) can be avoided.
Mercator Cargo has been running since 1991 under the Goehlert family, our founder is still a large part of the business today and the family make up over 50% of the workforce. We regularly arrange for cargo to be sent to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. We are familiar with which carriers offer which services to Jeddah and have built working relationships. Both of these elements allow us to get the best price and service for our clients.
Mercator Cargo is a founding member of the international freight forwarding network Marco Polo Line (MPL), and as such we have a partner office in Saudi Arabia. Having this personal contact in your cargo’s destination means we can draw on the local knowledge of Saudi Arabia, for example customs and documentation requirements, and offer a ‘to door’ service.
In terms of sea freight to send your cargo to Jeddah, there are regular sailings departing from Southampton and Tilbury in the UK. Some carriers offer an ‘express’ sea freight service to Jeddah taking just 11 days, whereas using a regular service can take 19 days. If you want to compare the two services, just ask one of our export team to provide a price for both the express and regular sailings to Jeddah.
Air freight is also an option if your cargo is particularly lightweight or urgent. There are daily cargo flights to Jeddah from major UK airports and these take a matter of hours (but please factor in packing, handling, unloading and customs clearance times for your cargo – ask our freight forwarding team for more details if you are unsure, we are here to help).
Give our export freight forwarding team a call to discuss sending your cargo to Jeddah, request a quote and seek advice regarding your shipment with us – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.