After answering several questions on our world wide shipping I thought it would be prudent to write up a quick post about it, to give our customers a heads up on the whole process of shipping from the US to your country. With GFRC Construction being based in Michigan we have one of the best shipping lanes in the world, as we use the Great Lakes to conveniently get to just about any country in the world.
With that being said lets get into the shipping process. There are two ways we like to ship here at GFRC Construction. One being a full container and the other less than a container. The containers come in three sizes, 20 ft, 40 ft, and a 40 ft high cube. The 20 ft container has a max payload of 38,000 lbs and the 40 ft containers have a max payload of 43, 000 lbs.
Lets say we are going to ship architectural pieces of GFRC to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. We have approximately 20,000 lbs. of GFRC and it will all fit in a standard 20 Ft container. Our freight cost would be about $3000.00. We would like to insure the freight for $150,000.00 with a $500.00 deductable which will cost an additional $675.00. Then we have to add another $600.00 for proof of export, fuel surcharge, and other fees.
To ship 20,000 lbs. of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete architectural pieces it will cost about $4275.00. That would be about 16,030.18 SAR – Saudi Arabian Riyal.
We have not included the cost loading or transporting from the ship yard in this example.
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