4 ways to cargo your goods from Saudi Arabia

Cargo is defined as goods that are carried on a ship, aircraft, or motor vehicle which is the transportation of goods in bulk. There are many options to cargo goods from Saudi Arabia to India, Pakistan or any other country such as DHL, door to door cargo through the sea, door to door cargo through Air and cargo through Saudi post.

Just a few days ago, I had to send around 30kg of dates that are a traditional Arabic dried fruit. I had to get these delivered from Riyadh to Islamabad that is the capital of Pakistan.  I was worried because 30 kg of dates is a HUGE parcel and I knew it would cost me way more than I had been expecting.

  1. DHL, Aramex, and FedEx

I went to DHL, Aramex, and FedEx to find out their rates for sending a 30-kg parcel to another country and the prices they quoted were high.

I did not know of any other cargo service which teased me a bit but anyway I had to send them somehow, so I did my homework and tried to find out what is the easiest and less expensive way of sending the cargo! 

I found DHL, Aramex, and FedEx very expensive to send cargo to India, Pakistan, the Philippines or any other country. The door to door cargo from Saudi Arabia is a much better option.

  1. Door to door cargo through Sea

The door to door cargo by sea picks the goods from your place in Saudi Arabia and delivers it to the destination country whether it is India, Pakistan or any other country. The medium used for cargo goods is Sea.

They take around 40-50 days for the parcel to be delivered and the price for door to door cargo from Saudi Arabia to India and Pakistan is SR 3 per kg.

However, there are insurance costs as well as extra costs for electric parcels such as fridges, etc. They also take extra money if someone wants to get their parcel wrapped properly in plastic.

Along with this, there are more services like this available in Batha, Riyadh and in Bani Malik, Jeddah. You can find the cheapest cargo from Saudi Arabia to India, Pakistan or any other country.

  1. Door to door cargo through Air

The door to door cargo by Air from Saudi Arabia to any country in the world including India, Pakistan, and the Philippines is available.

This takes 15 to 25 days and the cargo rates from Saudi Arabia to India is SR 6.7 to 7 per kg and they do take extra charges for electric items or your parcel packed in plastic wraps, like in sea cargo. The door to door cargo service providers is available in Riyadh Batha and in Bani Malik Jeddah.

  1. Cargo through Saudi Post

The fourth option to cargo goods from Saudi Arabia to any country in the world is through Saudi Post. This is sent by air and delivered to the receiver’s home.

Saudi post cargo takes around 7 to days for the parcel to be delivered and the cost is SR10 per kg however they do not allow electrical or liquid items to be sent.

There are several places where Saudi Post is in Riyadh and the one I went at was in Mursalat, Riyadh. They have different price quotes for worldwide shipping though which can be checked on their website: https://sp.com.sa/en/Pages/default.aspx

The maximum number of KGs that the Saudi post allows is 20 kg, but they allow you to send numerous parcels. However, they do open your parcel to check it, so you should carry tapes/pens/markers and scissors and anything else that you would need to wrap the parcel after its done checking.