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Freight Forwarding Exports to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Mercator Cargo is an experienced freight forwarder, arranging shipments from the UK to Dubai on a regular basis.

There are direct weekly sailings from Southampton and Tilbury for sea freight to Dubai.  Transit times for Dubai via sea freight is approximately 20 days.  For air freight shipments to Dubai, there are daily direct flights to Dubai airport.

Freight shipments for Abu Dhabi and Sharjah via sea freight will tranship at Dubai, adding approximately 7 days to the transit time (taking the total up to about 27 days).  There are regular air freight departures from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

Generally, for exports to Dubai and UAE, commercial invoices are required to be certified. As a freight forwarder, this is something that we can arrange for you as part of our freight forwarding service.

A Certificate of Origin is also required to be issued for exports to Dubai and UAE.  These certificates come in two forms, EU or British Arabic Chamber of Commerce.  We are also able to offer this as part of our freight forwarding service.
So if you’re looking for a freight forwarder to handle your export shipment to Dubai or the UAE, then give us a call – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email:


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Dubai Port, Jebel Ali, Sets New Freight Forwarding Ro-Ro Record

Dubai Jebel Ali Port has set a new record of handling vehicles, with over 500,000 (half a million) passing through the container port in 2012.

Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port is the world’s biggest manmade harbour and the Middle East’s largest container port, and a key player in the freight forwarding world.

Ro-Ro (or roll on, roll off) is the method by which freight forwarders and shippers get vehicles into containers to be shipped across the globe.

This huge increase in importing and exporting cargo, specifically cars and vehicles, in recent years highlights the growth in Dubai, UAE, and the Middle East overall.

It has recently been announced that the Dubai port will be expanding: increasing the current size of one of the container terminals, and constructing a new container terminal to deal with the increased demand of imports and exports to and from Dubai, UAE.

Contact Mercator if you require freight forwarding services either as imports of exports to or from Dubai, UAE – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email:


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