International Shipping Services To And From Vietnam

International Shipping Services To And From Vietnam

By Chris Crutchley on August 13, 2019
Explore your international shipping options, requirements, and package sizes to and from Vietnam with CBIP Logistics by air and sea.

Vietnam is fast becoming one of the most exciting new markets in the global logistics scene. Though it can be complex and undergo constant changes, a few basics are worth understanding first.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the considerations at hand when shipping goods in and out of Vietnam.

There are two delivery options for international shipping services to and from Vietnam: Air freight and sea freight. It’s important for you to choose the right type of transport to make the shipment more time and cost-efficient.

  • Sea freight is the perfect option to ship heavy machinery, equipment, cars, or any other large-sized products that would be difficult to fit in an airplane.
  • Air freight is the fastest and, therefore, most expensive shipping method. It’s recommended for smaller packages.

When it comes to deciding between sea and air freight there are a few considerations at hand. As you may have guessed, air freight is faster. But that isn’t always the top priority — certain goods just can’t fit or are too risky to do air. In that case, it’s worth outlining a plan that allows for more time so that safe freight can be accommodated.

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Currently, there are many international carriers that provide shipping services to and from Vietnam, and we understand that choosing the right carrier might be challenging.

Luckily, we’re here for you. 

CBIP is committed to working with customers to find the best logistics solutions possible, no matter a company’s profile. That’s why we’ve been expanding our trusted and reputable partner network and building up smart technology systems to provide customers with the most sound options for shipping and forwarding. 

Working with multiple carriers enables us to offer you the most competitive shipping rates on the market and fit your unique needs.  Don’t waste your valuable time trying to find the right carrier in a new market — CBIP Logistics is here to help you.


The way you pack products can potentially reduce your shipping costs. Appropriate packaging might also help to bring down the total weight of the package.

To make sure you choose the right international shipping method, it’s essential that you know the volume, weight and dimensions of your items. Large shipments may incur an exceeded dimensions fee.

According to traditional shipping guidelines, packages are considered as oversized when they:

  • weigh more than 150lbs (70 kg),
  • are larger than 108 inches in length,
  • have large size-to-weight ratio, or
  • include an item larger than 165 inches in length and girth.

Oversized packages should be sent on pallets in order to minimize the risk of damage. Pallets also help your items stay upright and protect them during loading and unloading. 

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Strong, right-sized pallets keep items stable and ensure they are moved efficiently. They also save storage space and reduce unnecessary costs. If you are planning on shipping oversized products overseas, you should consider choosing pallets that have been fumigated and heat-treated, as some countries have restrictions on the import of wooden items.


CBIP takes the headache out of shipping goods to and from Vietnam. We provide a tailor-made service plan to meet your shipping needs and adapt to new changes.

Take a look at all the logistics services we provide and benefit from our network of trusted providers and experts on the ground in Vietnam. Contact us today and we will get back to you within 24 hours!

About Author

Chris Crutchley

Chris Crutchley is CBIP’s director of operations and finance. He has over a decade of corporate finance and operational expertise throughout the Asia Pacific.

In logistics, Chris strives to continuously innovate and challenge the industry’s norms in order to offer clients world-class service that emphasizes clear communication.


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