Shipping to a number of suppliers under a single bill of lading, our international shipping department, one of the most advanced and sophisticated in the world made up of dozens of staff, provides consolidation services which assembles together a number of suppliers under a single bill of lading, saving its clients unnecessary costs.
Our consolidation department (assembling suppliers under a single bill of lading) saves shipping costs, while providing timing that is known in advance, allowing to receive the goods within a shorter-than-normal timeframe.
There are two types of shipping based on the urgency and size of freight, shipping by sea and shipping by air.
Trailer service is a “door-to-door” service which integrates sea and land shipping between Europe and Israel.
Trailers are loaded onto ships (Ro Ro – Roll On Roll Off), and are transported by land from the manufacturer to the client for import and export shipments to Europe.
Similarly to a home or car insurance, imported and exported goods have insurance channels which offer protection against different risks. Freight insurance products typically cover loss or theft as well as different types of damage which may result in considerable losses.
The insurance is meant to cover the freight from the moment it leaves the factory or warehouse until it reaches the importer. In many cases, insurance prices are very low and attractive, since a loss of goods can cause significant losses.
There are more complex insurance products which also cover duties and additional expenses (other than the cost of goods) or offer protection against sale losses.
For example: a commitment to provide the goods by a given date. However, it is always advised that the different limitations in coverage conditions be examined.
At “United” we do our best to offer you the best and most professional world-class service, in order to ensure that your products reach their destination in exactly the same condition they were shipped. However there is always a risk of some damage in sea or air transport.
We strongly recommend that all our clients insure their goods in advance in order to avoid disappointment and unnecessary monetary losses. We will be happy to help you choose the insurance product that’s right for you with great ease, and will provide you with personal service, as well as handling claims professionally and quickly until they are settled by the insurance company.
United – International Shipping and Customs Brokerage Ltd
- Sea and Air Import and Export Freight Transport
- Customs Brokerage Services
- Import from China
Nited – Service that Takes You Far!
“United” has ample experience, working for over 20 years with different shipping companies in the sea shipping field. The company has agreements which guarantee priority sea shipping over newer companies in the industry, and given the scope of our activity, we can secure better prices for you.
Other than our experience, which offers many advantages, we also ensure that transport is done properly based on the type of goods being shipped. “United” has offices located at the Haifa and Ashdod sea ports, in Lod and at Allenby Bridge, as well as representatives at all main sea ports around the world.
We offer our clients online tracking through our website.
International Shipping Glossary
For your convenience, we have compiled for you the main terms used in international shipping.
Found a term that’s not on the list? We at Nited will be happy to help you personally at 035393939.
- Product Labeling Law: The law in Israel requires labeling all products in Hebrew. This rule applies to all products including food products, personal care, footwear, toys, and household appliances.
- Intellectual Property Law: A law made to prevent counterfeit products, to protect brands and products to which intellectual property applies. A customs officer who identifies goods suspected for violating copyrights holds it until the matter is clarified with the owner of the intellectual property. If goods are found to have violated intellectual property laws it is confiscated and the owner of the intellectual property may sue the importer.
- Sales Account: The calculation which presents the value of imported or exported goods. This serves as a basis for determining import duties.
- Goods: The goods being exported or imported.
- Transit: Goods shipped to their destination indirectly through a third-party country.
IATA: International Air Transport Association is the organization of international air carriers.
- Manifest: A document placed on board a ship or plane which consolidates the list of goods, their purpose, and final destination.
- Purchasing Tax: Tax applied to certain goods (either imported to domestic)
- VAT: Value-Added Tax. A tax applied to most goods and included in all stages of their sale or improvement.
Certain products are exempt from this tax, for example: fruits and vegetables.
- Transaction Identifier: Each good entering sea ports is labeled with a unique code.
- Brussels Tariff Nomenclature: A classification of all goods according to a global scale. The scale was set in Brussels because it is considered to be the European trade capital.
- Licnesing warehouse: also called guarantee warehouse. This is a customs-supervised warehouse used to hold goods before required import duties are paid. In most cases these warehouses are privately-owned.
- Shipper: a professional who specializes in “international shipping”. The shipper ships goods to their destination by sea or air.
- Freight Terminal: The part of the sea port designated for receiving goods upon their arrival. The terminal is privately-owned but is usually supervised by customs.
- Storage: Payment for storage days on top of the fixed exemption.
- Container: A mobile storage container for different types of goods.
Containers come at internationally-fixed sizes and are suitable for land, sea, and air transport. Containers can be tailored for specific needs, such as: refrigeration, top hatch, etc.
- Bituvin: The different categories used to determine duties on goods.
They are assigned by the customs officer in consultation with the customs broker.
In some cases there is disagreement over the category to which the goods are to be assigned
- Good Dues: Fees for unloading goods off the ship and loading them onto trucks.
- Customs Agent: Also called Customs Broker. This is a state-recognized tax agent empowered to represent businesspeople before customs authorities. The broker must be thoroughly familiar with all international trade procedures.
- Customs Ordinance: The customs laws set out by the State.
- Customs Item: A single representative unit by which the legality of import and applicable duties are set.
- Licensing Official: A representative of the customs broker certified to work with customs officers.
- Customs Deposit: A guarantee paid for goods which hasn’t been cleared for some reason. The deposit is held until the missing evidence or proof is provided.
- Customs Order: Minister of Finance authorization for enforcing customs laws.
- Free Import Order: An order issued by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Employment which allows the import of goods into Israel without requiring import licenses. This order has clear rules for the goods which may be included therein.
- Customs Log: A self assessment usually submitted by the customs broker. The log summarizes the import duties to be paid.
- Import License: Certain goods require a special license before they are cleared into Israel.
- Customs Rates: Import duty rates on imported goods.
- Certificate of Origin: A certificate which may offer a duty discount in some cases.
This typically applies to countries with which there are trade agreements.
SDA: “Standard Doesn’t Apply”. A special certificate issued by the Standards Institute attesting that a particular type of goods doesn’t need to comply with any standards, allowing it to be cleared through customs.