Kuwait Port

kuwait port

Kuwait International Air Port Kuwait International Airport (KIA) is one of the world's most modern air transportation gateways utilizing a host of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to handle five million passengers yearly. The airport's cargo terminal, capable of simultaneously accommodating up to seven freighters, is one of the best equipped in the Gulf region. The newly refurbished ATC tower uses primary and secondary surveillance radars to control the safe flow of traffic at the airport and across Kuwaiti airspace as well as monitoring movements up to 250 nautical miles away. Cargo Facilities Bonded Warehouses, Cold Storage, Dangerous Goods Room (for Explosives only), Outsize Cargo Handling, radioactive Material Room, Strong Room for valuables, Health Office, Press Censorship Office, Veterinary Office, Plant Inspection Office, X-Ray Equipment. Customs Facilities Live Animals/Perishables/Human Remains etc. 24 hrs,7 days a week.General cargo may be cleared 24 hours if customs formalities are completed in advance

Shuwaik Port

Shuwaik Port

Shuwaik Sea Port Shuwaikh port is the main commercial port in the State of Kuwait. It is located to the immediate North and East of Kuwait City. Shuwaikh navigation channel is about 8 Kms long.The port has 21 berths including 2 container berths. Vessels sailing to and from the port pass through a Navigation Channel dredged inside Kuwait Bay. The channel is about eight kms long and its depth is maintained at 8.5 M at minimum water tide level. The port can receive vessels of 7.5 M draft at Zero tide and vessels of upto 9.5 M draft at High tide

Shuaiba Port

Shuwaik Port

Shuaiba Sea Port Shuaiba port is located 54 Kms south of Kuwait City and bounded by the Southern Pier of Ahmadi Port from the North side and by Mina Abdullah from the South side. The port has 20 commercial and container berths, while Oil pier berths operated by KNPC has 4 berths. Shuaiba port works on direct delivery basis.Shuaiba port is located 54 Kms south of Kuwait City

Documents Required for Import

1 Commercial Invoice (HS code against each item to be mentioned as per Kuwait Customs Law)
2 Packing list
3 Certificate of Origin
4 Additional Government Approval/permit if requires depending on the commodity
5 Copy of the Authorised Signatory (Ithimadwathoukia copy)
6 Original Authorisation Letter (Iqrar original)
7 Civil Id Copy of the Authorised Signatory (Ithimadwathoukia signatory)
8 Company Commercial License
9 Import License
10 Driver Authorisation Letter

Documents Required for Export

1 Commercial Invoice
2 Packing list
3 Ithimadwathoukia
4 Iqrar Original
5 Civil Id copy of the Ithimadwathoukia Signatory
6 Export Paper
7 Company License
8 Export License
9 Driver Authorization Letter

INCOTERMS

INCOTERMS are a set of three-letter standard trade terms most commonly used in international contracts for the sale of goods. It is essential that you are aware of your terms of trade prior to shipment.

EXW – EX WORKS (… named place of delivery)

The Seller’s only responsibility is to make the goods available at the Seller’s premises.The Buyer bears full costs and risks of moving the goods from there to destination.

FCA – FREE CARRIER (… named place of delivery)

The Seller delivers the goods, cleared for export, to the carrier selected by the Buyer. The Seller loads the goods if the carrier pickup is at the Seller’s premises. From that point, the Buyer bears the costs and risks of moving the goods to destination.

CPT – CARRIAGE PAID TO (… named place of destination)

The Seller pays for moving the goods to destination. From the time the goods are transferred to the first carrier, the Buyer bears the risks of loss or damage.

CIP– CARRIAGE AND INSURANCE PAID TO (… named place of destination)

The Seller pays for moving the goods to destination. From the time the goods are transferred to the first carrier, the Buyer bears the risks of loss or damage. The Seller, however, purchases the cargo insurance.

DAT – DELIVERED AT TERMINAL (… named terminal at port or place of destination)

The Seller delivers when the goods, once unloaded from the arriving means of transport, are placed at the Buyer’s disposal at a named terminal at the named port or place of destination. “Terminal” includes any place, whether covered or not, such as a quay, warehouse, container yard or road, rail or air cargo terminal. The Seller bears all risks involved in bringing the goods to and unloading them at the terminal at the named port or place of destination.

DAP – DELIVERED AT PLACE (… named place of destination)

The Seller delivers when the goods are placed at the Buyer’s disposal on the arriving means of transport ready for unloading at the names place of destination. The Seller bears all risks involved in bringing the goods to the named place.

DDP – DELIVERED DUTY PAID (… named place)

The Seller delivers the goods -cleared for import – to the Buyer at destination. The Seller bears all costs and risks of moving the goods to destination, including the payment of Customs duties and taxes.

MARITIME-ONLY TERMS FAS – FREE ALONGSIDE SHIP (… named port of shipment)

The Seller delivers the goods to the origin port. From that point, the Buyer bears all costs and risks of loss or damage.

FOB– FREE ON BOARD (… named port of shipment)

The Seller delivers the goods on board the ship and clears the goods for export. From that point, the Buyer bears all costs and risks of loss or damage.

CFR– COST AND FREIGHT (… named port of destination)

The Seller clears the goods for export and pays the costs of moving the goods to destination. The Buyer bears all risks of loss or damage.

CIF – COST INSURANCE AND FREIGHT (… named port of destination)

The Seller clears the goods for export and pays the costs of moving the goods to the port of destination. The Buyer bears all risks of loss or damage. The Seller, however, purchases the cargo insurance.