Paying Attention to the World Cup? Learn More Here About International Shipping Services to Qatar!

Paying Attention to the World Cup? Learn More Here About International Shipping Services to Qatar!

Qatar may not have been on many people’s radars before this year, but right now it is the host country for the highly anticipated 2022 World Cup! Luckily, K International Transport is a trusted international shipping company that can help ship cargo as far as Qatar. This year’s tournament is also the most expensive in history and the country anticipates hosting up to 1 million spectators. Despite only having a population of 2.881 million people, the tournament is helping establish Qatar as a major international hub for activity and a link between Europe and the Middle East.

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Qatar’s Imports & Exports

While the lasting impact of the World Cup is still unknown, Qatar’s economy has already grown rapidly. It mostly does business with the United States, Europe, China, and Japan through the petroleum, natural gas, and oil industries. Located on the Persian Gulf, the main port of Qatar is in the capital city of Doha and opened in 1971. In 2010, construction began on the Hamad Port, just south of Doha, to expand Qatar’s shipping capacities. The port opened in 2016, spans 29 km wide, and handles 7.5 million TEU annually. The main imports are general cargo, with some specific livestock and vehicle imports. Qatar National Vision 2030 is a project aiming to increase their socio-economic progress, attract foreign investors, and be a major destination on trade routes.

What to Know About International Shipping

When it comes to international shipping, they are a few key steps that ensure a successful delivery. Most of the time, these will depend on the country. First, it is important to get the required documents. For Qatar, these include an official invoice, official certificate of origin (COO) & a detailed packing list.

Additionally, customs in Qatar requires a customs declaration, bill of lading, certificate of origin, and import license. Qatar also has a duty rate tax of 5% for all general cargo. More information about specific shipments can be obtained from the Customs and Ports General Authority.

The last part of the shipping process is deciding the method to transport the cargo. K International Transport has lots of expertise in this field and can help make a seamless decision. The main type is roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO), where the cargo is driven directly on and off the ship. This method ensures that the cargo will be protected throughout the entire journey. It is also more affordable because the process is very simple and less effort is needed to make it go smoothly. On the other hand, RO/RO has certain size constraints and may not work best for all types of shipments.

K International Transport also specializes in container shipping which can be utilized for a large variety of cargo. There are many different types of containers, so customers can be confident that all of their cargo will ship. Either way, K International Transport is here to help.

By Ian Taylor

With a reliable international shipping company like K International Transport, transporting cargo is hassle-free and affordable. We hope you consider us given all our international shipping experience! Call us at 212-267-6400 or send us an email at You can also reach out to us on Skype at kinternationalny. We look forward to working with you!