With offices in more than 40 countries, including Thailand, DocShipper offers its services to support you throughout the entire process of procurement and shipping of your goods.
Located in the heart of Asia, Thailand benefits from a rather advantageous geographical position. It also has large ports and airports, which facilitate the international exchange of goods.
DocShipper services in Thailand
Sea freight from/to Thailand
Sea freight is the most economical and widely used means of transportation. It allows to send goods of a significant volume from one end of the world to the other.
- Less container load (LCL) : Your goods are grouped in a container, which they share with other shippers.
- Full container load (FCL) : Your goods travel in a container that is entirely reserved for you. The container will be sealed from departure to arrival.
Air freight from/to Thailand
Air freight is the fastest way to transport goods from point A to point B. Efficient especially over relatively long distances, air freight can deliver packages in just a few days to any location in the world. On the other hand, air freight is relatively polluting and expensive. There are two options available with air freight:
- Conventional Air Cargo: This type of cargo allows for the reservation of available space on commercial flights. The goods travel on board conventional airlines such as Air France, Qatar Airways or American Airlines.
- Express Air Freight: This type of freight is used for the transport of parcels with a relatively low weight, less than 100 kg. For this type of transport, it is recommended to use "Express" companies, such as DHL, FedEx, TNT or UPS.
Road freight from/to Thailand
Road freight is an essential means of transport in the field of transportation. It can be used to transport any type of goods, from and to any destination: warehouse, office, station, port, or even airport..
If the goods are to be transported over a short distance, road freight can be used as a door-to-door solution. This method is especially used for cross-border transport.
Post-transport services in Thailand
DocShipper also offers you additional post-transport solutions. For example, we offer you the possibility of storing your goods, whether for a short or long period, in one of our warehouses.
We also offer a packing service. This step is essential to the smooth running of your shipment. Indeed, if the packing is not well done, you can be confronted with the damage of your goods during the transport.
Customs clearance services in Thailand
Customs clearance of your goods is an obligation. In order for your goods to enter the territory of destination, the customs authorities must approve the import of the goods as soon as they arrive in the country's border. The necessary documents to demonstrate the conformity of the products must therefore be prepared beforehand.
DocShipper Alert: If your documents are not in order at the time of importing your product, you risk having your goods seized. You must therefore ensure that your goods have all the necessary documents to prove their conformity.
To avoid taking unnecessary risks, do not hesitate to contact our DocShipper experts. They will be able to help you with the entire import and export process.
Procurement services in Thailand
For all your projects, our purchasing service in Thailand offers personalized assistance. Thus, we will help you in all your procurement process:
- Supplier search: Our experts will find the right suppliers for your project, your requirements and your expectations.
- Price negotiation: With our experience in the field, we negotiate for you the prices with the suppliers.
- Sampling: In order to analyze your product, we manage the sending of a sample to you, before the launch of the production.
- Compliance: We check the conformity of your goods with the regulations of the country of importation.
- Quality control: We ensure the quality of your products by performing a quality control.
- International logistics: We oversee the entire logistical process, from your supplier's door to the final destination of your goods.
Operational capacity throughout Thailand
Logistics services in Bangkok
Located on the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is home to over 9 million people.
With two international airports, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Muang Airport, the capital of Thailand is very accessible by air cargo.
The city is also accessible by sea freight. Indeed, the port of Bangkok, also known as Khlong Toei Port, is an international cargo port, ranked in the TOP 100 busiest container ports in the world.
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Logistics services in Phuket
Located in the south of Thailand, Phuket is known worldwide for its climate and its paradisaical beaches. Indeed, the largest island of the country in the Andaman Sea attracts each year nearly 15 million tourists. The seaside resort has a year-round population of over 75,000.
The city of Phuket has the advantage of being served by an international airport, as well as a port, allowing to welcome easily its tourists, but also the goods arriving from the continent.
Logistics services in Pattaya
Located not far from the city of Bangkok, Pattaya is a seaside resort known internationally. It has a population of about 100,000 inhabitants, but also welcomes several million tourists each year.
The city also has the advantage of combining both air and sea freight. The airport of Pattaya-U-Tapao is indeed located at 40 minutes by car of the city. Being a coastal city, it has of course a port.
Logistics services in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand. Nicknamed the "Rose of the North", the city is home to nearly one million people. Considered an economic and cultural center, it attracts thousands of visitors.
Since freight cannot arrive by sea, Chiang Mai has an international airport to facilitate access to the northern provinces. The airport handles nearly 20,000 tons of cargo and 2,000,000 passengers annually.
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Transport terminals in Thailand
International ports in Thailand
Bangkok Port / Klong Toey
The Port of Bangkok, also known as Klong Toey, is the largest port in Thailand. Each year, this port handles more than 1.5 million TEUs. Recognized as one of the 100 largest container ports in the world.
Built in 1938, the port operated by the Port Authority of Thailand is located on the Chao Phraya River, in the Khlong Toei area, within the Thai capital.
After a boom in the 1950s, the port of Bangkok underwent major work to expand its activity in the 1980s, to cope with the significant growth that the port was undergoing. At that time, it handled nearly 98% of Thailand's imports.
Since the construction of a second port near this one in 1991, the tonnage of the port of Bangkok has been seen to decline. The flow of imports has indeed decreased by nearly 40% after 1995.
The port still handles 54% of the country's imports and exports.
In addition, an expansion project is underway. This includes the construction of a new, wider and deeper quay to accommodate larger vessels. Twin railroads will also be built.
The Major Seaport of Laem Chabang
Built in 1991, the port of Laem Chabang is the first port of the country. Located 130 kilometers south of Bangkok, the Thai capital, the port is under the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT).
Since its establishment, this port has simulated the growth and industry of the country. Handling nearly 6.9 million TEUs per year and covering 1026 hectares, the port currently contains 4 terminals, which are managed by private companies.
Today, Laem Chabang Port is in the middle of a development phase. This phase consists of reaffirming the port's position as a gateway to the country, improving the port's competitiveness, boosting investment opportunities, and consolidating its trade hub in the country.
With this new infrastructure, such as a 2,000-meter long and 800-meter wide U-shaped structure, the handling of "Super-Post Panamax" ships with a capacity of about 10,000 TEU will be possible from this port.
Thus, it is estimated that the port of Laem Chabang will eventually be able to handle 8 million TEUs.
Major Seaport of Sriracha Harbour Deep
Established in 1989, Sriracha Port is the country's largest deepwater port and the first private international port. It was founded with the aim of consolidating Thailand's economic strength as a gateway to world trade.
The port handles a wide range of goods, from containers and special equipment to bulk cargo.
Located near the port of Laem Chabang, near Bangkok, this port is accessible 95% of the year.
International airports in Thailand
Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Airport is Thailand's main airport. The airport is also ranked as the sixth-largest airport in Asia, and the twentieth largest in the world. Covering an area of 3,240 hectares, and with an initial capacity of 45 million visitors per year, the airport handles nearly 56 million passengers in total.
Located 32 km east of the Thai capital's city center, the airport only opened in 2006. Today, this airport is the central hub for the capital's domestic and international air traffic.
Fun fact, Bangkok airport has the highest control tower in the world. It also has the distinction of having the fourth-largest airport terminal in the world.
Bangkok-Don Muang Airport
Bangkok-Don Muang Airport is Bangkok's second international airport. It is the oldest airport in Asia, and one of the oldest international airports in the world. It was established in the early 20th century.
Despite a one-year closure following the opening of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok-Don Muang Airport reached over 40 million passengers in 2019.
Fun fact, the airport has a golf course installed between these two runways.
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Phuket International Airport is the port of entry for all domestic and international travelers coming to Phuket on vacation. It is the second-largest airport in Thailand in terms of cargo volume and passenger traffic.
Located 32km from the heart of Phuket town, the airport currently handles nearly 18 million passengers per year, despite the tsunami of December 26, 2004, which caused passenger numbers to drop by 77% in the three months following the disaster.
Composed of three terminals, the airport welcomed in 2015 nearly 20 flights per hour, for 23 departure flights.
Chiang Mai Airport
Chiang Mai International Airport is a gateway to all the northern provinces. Located in the southwest of the city, 4km from the city center, and 10minutes by cab, the airport is also a military base.
With over 11 million passengers in 2019, Chaing Mai Airport has both an international and a domestic terminal.
In 2014, the airport underwent major renovations, allowing the expansion of the apron for large aircraft. On the practical side, the airport is now open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The halls have also been enlarged.
FAQ | Freight forwarder & procurement agent in Thailand
What is the door-to-door service ?
With our door-to-door solution, we oversee the entire logistical process of your shipment, from your supplier's door to the final destination of your products. This service, which is our specialty, includes packaging, international freight, and customs clearance.
What services does DocShipper offer ?
We offer you customized services according to your needs. Our experts in the Sourcing, Logistics and 3PL departments support you in all your steps, from procurement to distribution. We also verify the compliance of your goods with the regulations of the destination country. We also supervise the quality control of your goods, and manage the transport and customs clearance.
Is DocShipper a freight forwarder ?
Yes and no. We have a unique business model: we support each of our customers in their purchasing, shipping, delivery and forwarding process, thanks to our 3 departments: Sourcing, Logistics and 3PL. Our customers only have to focus on promoting and selling their goods. DocShipper takes care of the rest!
How does DocShipper help me find a supplier ?
With our years of experience, we have built a network of certified agents and suppliers worldwide. Therefore, our database most certainly contains a supplier that can meet your needs. However, if none of them is suitable for you, our Sourcing department will search our network for a supplier capable of meeting your requirements, based on the criteria of your choice (quality, quantity, price...)
How much does DocShipper cost ?
Giving a price range is quite complicated. Indeed, even if some services have a fixed price, we provide customized solutions. The costs of a project can therefore be very variable. If you have any questions or need a quote, please contact our experts!
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