What is HS code [The ultimate guide ]

What is HS code? [The ultimate guide]

Nowadays, many people dream of starting their e-commerce platforms, expand to an international import-export business for a product or even consider drop-shipping to satisfy their global commands. Creating a Harmonized System (HS) Code should be necessary for such cases.
This guideline is everything you need to develop your online retail business and reach a larger market. We will provide you with various tips to develop your platform and aim bigger.

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How does the LCL Freight work ?

In sea freight there are two bulk containers: Low container loading (LCL) and full container loading (FCL). As the name suggests, LCL contains a product that takes less space than a full container, meaning you need to share containers and FCL simply means you have all the containers for you.

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International freight forwarder in Thailand

WHY is Siam Shipping, through Docshipper the best freight and customs broker in Thailand?

We are 100% Thai, with foreign Process and Management

Here Are Some of the Domestic Shipping Services We Provide:

Less than Truckload Shipping (LTL)

No worries if you do not need a full truck to transport your goods, we can make you enjoy our domestic trucking network. This will reduce your transportation costs. Indeed, we will group your goods with others.

Full Truck Load Shipping (FTL):

An exclusive trucking service through our network is available if you have a full truck of merchandise or equipment to transport. Security and speed will pace this transport so that your goods arrive at their destination without worries.

Manage Small Shipments in Cargo Vans:

We can offer a truck services, this service is the ideal solution for the transport of certain goods. For small shipments across the country, where if you need to carry goods throughout the country in a fast way these pickup trucks seem to be the ideal solution.

Rail & Intermodal Shipping:

Rail can be the solution for carrying your goods across Asia. We also propose intermodal transport, once transported on the loading docks your products are then dispatched by our trucking service.

Reefer Trucks:

You can also choose the temperature at which your merchandise will travel. Indeed, we have refrigerated trucks at adjustable temperature, so that your product is kept below the freezing point with a fresh temperature and a specific humidity level.

Flatbed & Heavy Haul Trucking:

Our heavy haul trucks are very useful and even essential to carry objects and machines very Heavy and bulky. We offer this service even through Asia with our platform trucks and the assistance of our team of project managers. We have already transported heavy and bulky objects like compressors and coolers from Thailand to all of Asia. So we can carry any type of machinery with our flatbed trucks.

Straight Truck Services:

We can also offer you fast shipping from point A to point B anywhere and anytime.

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Trucking in Thailand

Whether it is for domestic and international cargo, Docshipper offers you flexible road transport services. Indeed, between Thailand, China, Malaysia and Cambodia we have created cross-border trucking services with the aim of :

Utilize cross boarder trucks and connect to air or ocean service mode in Bangkok to transport all goods to ASEAN. This is called MTO (Multimodel Transport Operation), an integrated transport service via land, air and sea.

This provides an efficient and cost effective way of transport for customers and partners. To answer the requirements of our customers we sometimes outsource. Same in case we need to import cars . There is no delay when transportation is a must.

International road freight and Domestic road freight

Domestic Trucking Services in Thailand

Docshipper seeks to provide the best trucking services for your business and we give ourselves the means. For shorter and cheaper lead times to help our customers manage the offer. A service that will accompany you 24h / 24h every day of the week. While providing you with a domestic trucking service tailored to your specific logistical and budgetary needs. No matter the place in the world where you want to deliver your merchandise we can help you. By organizing domestic delivery and local distribution of your products throughout ASEAN.

International trucking service in ASEAN

Docshipper has developed a trucking network throughout the ASEAN region by developing its integrated trucking network that connects major cities. It was one of the first companies to offer this. For raw materials and finished products, we offer customers an airport that combines the flexibility of new routes, visibility, safety, additional capacity and the option of combined land, air and sea transport for raw materials and products finished.

The cross border – an alternative & cheap solution

The most economical solution is road transport, it offers about 40% reductions in relation to air freight, between Vietnam and Cambodia with Malaysia, Singapore, Laos and Thailand. In addition to offering transportation in the area, we offer our customers a truck-airplane solution which can dramatically increase the speed of transportation in Southeast Asia. We also have the latest GPS technology from in-container cameras connected to a command center in Bangkok.

Contact Docshipper Services Today

We want to have the most effective working relationship with our customers throughout the transportation process. If you are looking for a complete and cost-effective freight transport solution, for small shipments, bulky and bulky items or heavy machinery, Docshipper can transport it as quickly as possible. We are available by phone / Skype / Line / Whatsapp / Mail. You can also fill out the online form. And you can learn more about Docshipper and understand our secrets that made our reputation.


You are looking for logistics and/or sourcing services ? You need a dedicated assistance ?
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Storage Service Thailand

Our storehouse situated in Bangkok will offer you with a calm mentality, we worry regarding transportation everywhere in Thailand, Trucks, receiving and consignment, with the populace, forklift or winch.

Storeroom in Thailand by Docshipper, we as well present a massive service stuffing, fizz enclose, container boxes, timber crates or plastic pallets.

We propose storage space for standard or bulky consignment. Set it inside the store your commodities or set outside, for the automobile if needed. The safeguard protects our deposits at the entry that verifies and memo all coming and leaving.

Storeroom in Thailand by Docshipper, we as well apply evaluating apparatus, transporter and their average in goods crave to weigh up all consignment. Effectual July 1, 2016, the latest SOLAS guideline will involve distributors as well or their legislature to present a verified gross mass (VGM) for all consignment.

Moreover, Docshipper will take the worry of your weigh up it straight to our storehouse; we get the mass of the truck before and following the products. Even for a 40-foot bottle, we will be capable of verifying and managing the mass of your products.

Storage space in Thailand – The employees from our storehouse will be there from Monday to Friday 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM, but not simply Furthermore; we are now pompous to utter that some our services can be in act 24/24 7/7.

For any require unusual moment necessary and or on Saturday and Sunday, our group is at your removal, specially created for a job when headquarters hours are off. In the end, please take speak to 24 hours before capable a shift. Mainly significant our storehouse is open and free of charge for our consignment export or import.


Warehousing in Bangkok

We have been working with our clients since many years to offer customs agents and freight forwarders as well as global logistics services. In this sense, we are attentive to all needs and offer goods storage solutions perfectly adapted to their nature and volume.

Our warehousing service is complete as well as our delivery services and payment of all administrative procedures. Whether it is for the transport of furniture, perishable goods or flowers, we have all the infrastructure to pack and store your goods without affecting their quality.

During the storage of your goods, our teams carry out all the handling, the crating, the displacement and the conditioning of your articles.

Our warehouses are perfectly equipped and secured. They are at your disposal during all the time you need them. We are also putting in place a communication system that will enable you to carry out a real-time check of the movements of your goods. We are also authorized for customs storage of your goods in transit.

Docshipper– Professional of international Air freight

The organization of the cargo in a container or on a pallet and the load of the cargo in a plane seem to be a simple process. However, given that there are so many configurations different from devices as well as from ULD (Unit Load Devices, that is a pallet or a container) which adapt themselves to a configuration of the plane, it can involve a complicated enough process. To have the good measure for the cargo, as well as the correct weight is very important for determining the appropriate plane and the ULD.

Among the large number of configurations of planes and ULD, there are generally two available methods to reassure the freight in a plane. A method consists in reassuring the cargo on a skate, which is a pallet designed for planes. Above, an image of a pallet of aircraft shows the dimensions as well as what the pallet can look like to be in charge with the cargo and reassured by a net. A skate for plane is a metallic pallet which has rings D on his outer edges conceived to hold belts and ties to anchor the cargo on the skate. Skates are useful in the fact that most of the planes will support the use of skates and their sizes.

The most current sizes for the main bridge and the skates of low deck are (L x L x H) 238,5 “x 96” x 96 “(approximately 20 ‘ L) with a maximal brute weight of 30 000 lb and a volume of 1,174 ft3. The skate of 125” x 96 “x 96” (approximately 10 ‘ L) has a maximal brute weight of 15 000 lb and a volume of 606 pi3. The typical cargo for these skates is a cargo which can be grouped and reassured with ties and nets. Vehicles sent by air can be also subjected to a derailing stop of 20 ‘ with ties, except for the net for the transport.

Uld_01 maybe the method the most usually used to reassure the air freight is to use a container. The photo above shows the dimensions of a container of common low deck. There are numerous forms and sizes different from ULD used for the transportation of goods. The common dimensions of the upper deck are framed and should not correspond to the outlines of the plane (L x L x H) 125 “x 96” x 96 with a maximal brute weight of 15 000 lb and a volume of 606 pi3.

However, there are containers of upper deck which have a summit stuck or curved to adapt itself to the outlines of the plane with the dimensions, 125 “x 88” x 64 “with a maximal brute weight of 13,300lbs and a volume of 350 ft3. Most of the lower containers of platform will be stuck on one side or from both directions to adapt itself to the outlines of the plane. .

It is only an overview of the usually used ULD. Keep in mind it exists many more ULD with dimensions(size) and available varied specifications for various types(chaps) of cargo and configurations of planes.


Choose the optimal logistic service by combining quality and price

The export of heavy and delicate goods can require an additional protection. The use of a wooden packaging and a wooden wire netting should be used to keep this heavy or delicate load in complete safety everything via the supply chain.
There are some points to be considered during the use of a wooden packaging or a wire netting. This article covers what is generally used in the industry and the regulations which can apply to the use of the wooden packaging.

When the decision to use, wooden packaging is made, the next stage consists in glancing at the used wood and at the regulations(payments) for the wood about the treatment(processing) of the wood. To answer the question of devastating intrusive and plants, standards were developed by the international Standards for the phytosanitary measures (NIMP). Generally, treatments and marks for the wood are elements the most important to consider.

The wooden packaging must be certified when they are used for the international trade, a certificate must be thus delivered. The certification of the wooden phytosanitary packaging is freed (by the national Organization of protection of the plants (ONPV) of every country. The ONPV frees certificates for two methods used in the processing of the wood, the heat treatments and the chemical treatments. Heat treatments for the wood must be in accordance with the standards ISPM for weather and the temperature to affect a minimum of 132 degrees Fahrenheit (56 degrees Celsius) on the whole profile of the wood, including the pit.

The chemical treatments are also used as alternative in the heat treatment. The used chemical is known under the name of bromide of methyl. As for heat treatments, the chemical treatment for the wood must follow the standards NIMP.

The NIMP 15 proposes advice on 4 components specific to the labeling of the wooden packaging:

The orientation on the symbol is that he must be registered(recorded) according to national, regional or international procedures. He also must look like the symbol supplied below.

  • Zip code: The code of the country must be the two-digit size of the international Organization for the standards (ISO), for example, in the United States for the United States, the UA for Australia, GOLD for Romania. He must be also separated from the code of the supplier / supplier of processing by using a hyphen.
  • Code supplier / supplier of treatment: The code of processing is only and is supplied by the ONPV and confided to the producer of the wooden packing material or the supplier of processing who will place the marks on the wooden packaging material.
  • Code of processing: The code of processing is an abbreviation for the heat treatment ( HT) or the bromide of methyl ( MB). The image above shows a code of processing of ‘ HT ‘ and where he must be placed.

It is important to note that there are no ” international regulations ” concerning the use of wooden packaging materials ( WPM). However, there are agreed standards at the international level within the framework of the doctrine of the NIMP. These standards become regulations only when a country adopts the standards and applies the adopted standards as regulations. When the standards became a regulation, the country can adopt all or part of the standards NIMP and apply them with the aim of reducing pests and plants to enter their country.

Countries can adopt various aspects of the regulations ISPM, it is thus important to be aware(conscious) of regulations specific to the country when they export some freight by using wooden packaging. For example, the United States apply all the regulations of the NIMP 15 concerning WPM, Australia applies all the NIMP 15 as well as specific directives to the way the labeling is printed, and Panama has at present no requirement for WPM.

Packing services

To always be more complete on our services, Docshipper offers packing services. A way for our customers to save time but also to ensure the safety of their goods during the transport.

Docshipper offers:

  • Packaging for heavy product
  • Tailored packaging
  • Packing for fragile product
  • Packing for car parts
  • Packaging for stainless steel product
  • Packing for removal
  • Wooden boxes
  • Fumigation on wooden goods boxes

These gateways give to Thailand a strategic position in ASEAN. The country has become a pillar of Asian logistics, as it helps to connect the different countries to each other. The logistical and material capacities of the country’s employees as well as financial support and training of labor have been improved by the Thai government. Moreover, Thailand offers a wide range of services, which allow to take care of the requests as soon as possible.

These networks further enhance links with other suppliers or freight services within ASEAN. The efficiency of logistics operations is also reinforced by the development of electronic logistics, indeed customs procedures are now done in electronic format across borders. As a result, the time required to process this information is considerably reduced. Thailand attaches great importance to ASEAN’s membership of the citizens and to the citizens’ liaison with ASEAN.

The country has decided to set up a program to create “ASEAN libraries” in more than 20 provinces across the country. Several groups and organization, including youth and civil society organisations, were included in the program through regular dialogues to develop ASEAN policies. In addition, Thailand translated major ASEAN documents into Braille, Thai and English and produced audio tapes that will allow a wider segment of the population to have access to ASEAN information. The Kingdom is, after all, a community available to all and not just reserved for a few people.


Docshipper & Containerization services

Break Bulk Services

To ship ocean freight the most cost-effective method remains shipping container by cargo, but what products ship by this route? You may be required to carry your cargo by bulk shipping.

We use boxes, drums, bags or pallets to transport our goods as quickly as possible. Before the start of large container vessels, it was the most common method of sea freight. But this method required much more labor than the full load of the container (FCL) and also includes less container load transport (LCL). It can be considered that it is always the most appropriate means of transport for very bulky, heavy products or which have difficulty in adapting to the shape of the container. It should also be noted that smaller or less developed ports may not always be able to accommodate container ships.

Docshipper can facilitate the transport of merchandise throughout the journey if you have bulk cargoes. We have an extensive network of professional follow us and lots of experience in freight forwarding. We will be able to transport your goods in the safest way possible and for less.

Break Bulk Features & Benefits

When large and heavy goods (petrochemical, oil and gas, energy, shipping and mining) are to be moved, bulk shipments are very common. There are also goods such as wood, steel slabs, pulp, heavy machinery and project loading in this type of transportation. Indeed, there are some advantages to using these methods:

  • It allows the heavy energy and electric companies to move their equipment: the method using the break bulk, is the only one allowing the transport of certain equiments such as windmills and large drills
  • The goods can pass through small ports: the smaller ports are destined for decomposed goods and can not accommodate large container ships or tankers
  • It Makes It Easier to Keep Goods Separated: It is easier to use the break bulk to deliver goods in separate units. Indeed this way of proceeding will allow to separate them later.

Why Choosing Docshipper for Break Bulk Services?

Break bulk will require much more handling and therefore labor than handling the cargo in the containers. You have to be sure that the cargo company you work with is trustworthy. After 10 years in the maritime industry and after having to manage many complicated goods, Docshipper is the company that will perfectly meet all your needs.

Docshipper is there to accompany your merchandise throughout your shipping process. We will be there from the loading to its delivery at the desired location. We provide ground transportation by truck to platform. We will also keep you informed during all the transport of its advances, you will thus know all the time where is your cargo.

Despite the fact that our shipping method is a bit more expensive than container shipping services, our extensive network of partner companies allows us to negotiate the best freight rates available.

Docshipper Offer Quality control service on all your goods

To develop an effective Quality Control program, a company or brand must first think about the specific standards it wants to attribute to its product or service. A standard is intended to guarantee the origin, quality or safety of a product to the consumer. Once these standards are chosen, the company must decide on the quantity of Quality Control actions, such as the share of units to be controlled in a lot.

Once this is done, the data collected (percentage of units that do not pass the tests) and the results are transmitted to the management staff.

The company then takes corrective action (repair or reject units that have not passed the tests). If the tests have too many failures, the manufacturing process must be completely redesigned. In this case, the Quality Control must continue to prove that the company makes the necessary efforts to overcome its manufacturing defects.

These various measures allow a company to be able to assure its customers that the products marketed have been tested and approved before being made available to the public. They aim to reassure, but also to defend themselves judicially in the event of a dispute with a consumer.

The importance of the Quality Control

Quality Control means one or more procedure(s) designed to ensure that the manufacture of a product or the performance of a service corresponds to all the indications indicated to the customer so that it corresponds perfectly to Its requirements.

There is also another set of procedures, roughly like Quality Control, but not quite the same: Quality Assurance. Quality Assurance is defined as one or more procedures aimed at guaranteeing the consumer of a good or a service under development (before it is placed on the market), and meets the specific requirements. Quality Assurance, like Quality Control, can be used individually, as both simultaneously: this is called QA / QC.

Cargo Insurance: containt, policy and limits

5 main points about Siam Care Insurance Program

The insurance of freight (also called insurance – freight, marine insurance or logistic insurance) allows of protect a sender against the exhibitions and the risks because even the conscientious carriers cannot protect themselves against disasters.

Although rules INCOTERMS explain the responsibility of diverse loads during a delivery, they do not chair the loss or the cases of the damaged goods. The people who make a commitment in the international trade then have to make protect their freight by all over the world respected insurance companies which will save them from a partial or total loss of the investment.

1. What the insurance of freight and do you have to have it?

  • The insurance of the cargo protects the products of the sender (toys, tractors, electronic devices, etc.) against the losses and the damages during the international and domestic transport.
  •  You do not owe credit note of insurance cargo boat. If you choose not to insure separately, there is a minimal international cover planned by the Convention of Warsaw in 1929. It’s about 20 / kg for the international or domestic air freight. The cover of the maritime freight is 500 $ by bill of lading. If the value of your sending is superior, we recommend strongly a complete cover to protect your investment.

2. What cannot be insured within the framework of a standard insurance policy?

  • Diamonds, gold and money cannot be assured by virtue of an insurance policy of standard freight. There are subscribers who can insure these products, as Lloyds of London, but they are different politics. The loss of life and God’s acts are not assured.

3. How much costs the insurance of the cargo and are there limits?

  • That depends. What is the cargo? Where does it go? Who is the carrier of insurance? The subscribers of insurance for the freight have parameters just like insurance companies for houses, cars, etc.
  • There are limits. The maximum insurance of the cargo (also called Investments of the sender or the cover of any risks) is 110 % of the Value CIF (Value of the commercial invoice + Insurance + freight) and will pay the total value of the lost or damaged goods. To compare: the damage in Honda of ten years would not be paid off at Mercedes’s new rate.

4. Where may I buy it?

  • Your existing commercial insurance policy can cover you completely for all the damages bound to the goods of shipping or can cover up to a certain amount. It belongs to you, the sender, to know the limits of all your policies.
    Certain companies buy an insurance ” gap “. It’s the difference between what covers the commercial insurance policy and the authorized maximum. If you ever have an insurance on your commercial policy, there is no reason for paying twice. Also, there is no risk of sub-subjection. Unfortunately, a loss is a loss.
  • You can buy insurance policies of diverse companies specialized in this type of insurance

5. Who is the best to buy?

  • The agent and the company can make the difference in the same way as company of automobile insurance and insurance companie’s house can vary.
  • It is often preferable to obtain the cover of a company of approved logistics and the Head office of the safety of the authorized carriers, as Docshipper. Not only they use only insurers A Estimated, but they can also offer special price lists because of the business volume which they make with insurance companies.

The other advantage purshasing a logistic company is the convenience. They will go shopping for you, by comparing companies and their price lists for the different type of expedition and the specific products that you want to move.
· The logistic companies have experience about developing sensibilities at the risk. The work had a forklift truck which crossed it in an accident of distant warehouse. Although there is not a replacement for the work of the artist, at least dollars were recouped.

What is an International Freight Forwarder ?

Import and export are essential for many businesses. International shipping may represent great business opportunities, but the processes, paperwork and regulations involved can also seem very hard. However, you can be an international shipper accomplished without facing the pure logistics.

Then comes the role of Thailand international freight forwarders

This article will cover the basics of what a freight forwarder is, what are these features and why you should use one.

What is a freight forwarder or NVOCC?

This is a company specialized in the organization, storage, packaging and shipping of goods for individuals or professional organization. It usually provides a full range of services including: monitoring inland transportation, preparation of shipping and export documentation, warehousing, booking cargo space, negotiation of transport costs, cargo consolidation, cargo insurance and filing insurance claims.
This definition is somewhat ambiguous and seems technical, so we’ll just do a basic definition as follows:
“A freight forwarder is a company that organizes your import and export of your goods (personal effects or goods). ”

What a freight forwarder is actually?

The role of a freight forwarder is to organize international shipping by sea or air freight. It is important to know that cargo company does not move your freight by themselves.
Instead, it acts as an intermediary between a sender and various transport services such as cargo ships, trucking, air freight, packaging, customs clearance …

It aims to negotiate the best price to move the goods along. The freight forwarder will offer the most economical route by working on different offers and choose the optimal solution between speed, cost and reliability.
Freight forwarders manage the logistics of goods shipped from one destination to another, a task that would be a burden to their customers if they had to do it by themselves.
To comply with export documents and shipping conditions, many exporters are using a freight forwarder as an exporter agent. The freight advises and assists customers on how to move their goods more efficiently from one destination to another. Thorough knowledge of documentation requirements, regulations, transportation costs and bank practices can facilitate the export process for many companies.

Why should I use a freight forwarder?

A good logistics service can save you crucial time and potential headaches while providing reliable transportation at a competitive price. A freight forwarder is an asset to almost all companies dealing in international freight transport.

There are many advantages to using a freight forwarder. Here is a partial list:

1) A freight manages auxiliary services that are part of international logistics

  • Insurance
  • Customs Clearance
  • etc …

2) A Freight forwarder provides these services to professional and individuals:

  • Operating Documentation
  • Lading
  • Storage
  • Risk assessment and management
  • International Payment
  • etc …

Three manners to ship with the peace of mind

Adequate packaging and labeling of your freight

The packaging of the freight in the new boxes is ideal. Because boxes go and weaken in every use, the use of new boxes insures the integrity of the box in 100 percent. However, during the re-use of boxes, be conscious of the current integrity because it will determine the safety of the contents. If the shipping is particularly heavy, assure that the sewing is strengthened with hooks, some glue or the adhesive tape. Assure that the contents of the box are protected with one or two thumbs of packaging material or filling. Do not forget that every parcel must be correctly labelled, ideally, placed on the long side and the court of the package. Also, during the re-use of boxes, do not forget to eliminate all the existing labels and the bar codes, what will eliminate the confusions during the addition of new labels.

Palletization of the freight

Every time you send heavy or heavy articles or several packages of freight, the use of a wooden, plastic or aluminum pallet is essential. It will guarantee that your freight is reassured by bandaging or by rolling up your cargo in the pallet. By watching that the pallet is in good condition, without cracks or bends, it will help to avoid any damaged freight. Pallets also allow to move easily the freight with a forklift truck or a pallet. Pallets vary according to the dimensions and the capacity of the payload, it is thus important to consult your third supplier of logistics (3PL about the dimensions of the pallet and the weight limits. During the palletization of the domestic freight, the wooden, plastic or aluminum pallets are acceptable. However, when you use wooden pallets for the international sending, it is important to use some wood handled thermic. The use of wooden pallets handled thermic can eliminate molds and parasites who are known to damage the local botanical and animal species.

Bill of lading

Every domestic and international sending must contain a bill of lading. A bill of lading, or BOWL, is a legal document which serves at the same time as reception of sent goods, as well as contract of delivery. To perform the BOWL exactly and completely will assure that the freight is transported and delivered as wished. The BOWL will also help to insure you a precise invoice. Certain important fields which must be correctly performed on the BOWL are, but without limiting itself to it:

  • Sender – contains the information relative to the company, to the group or to the individual who frees the freight for the transport.
  • The addressee – can be used in an exchangeable way with the sender, contains the information relative to the company, to the group or to the individual who will be in charge of sending a sending to the desired destination.
  • Description – contains all the information relative to the type of parcel, sent articles, the marks or remarks.
  • Weight – details the weight of the freight and is a variable to determine the cost of the transportation of goods.
  • Class – is a digital indicator which is used on a national scale to classify the freight. Products are grouped in 18 classes between 50 and 500. The class is used as variable to determine the cost of the transportation of goods. National classification of the automobile freight ( NMFC).

Thailand is one of the major logistic players in ASEAN

ASEAN is a potential market which represents about 600 million consumers. It is composed of: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Thailand uses the policy of “three economic rings and five commercial bridges”. This strategy aims to derive great benefits from the country’s geographical position in Southeast part of Asia. The five commercial bridges are composed of several roads that can accommodate important transport flows to neighboring countries. They include the North Gate, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and southern China; The northeast footbridge, connecting Thailand to Laos, Vietnam, southern China and East Asia; The eastern gateway connecting Thailand to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam; The West Gateway linking Thailand to several BIMSTEC countries, particularly Bangladesh, India and Myanmar; And the southern gate, connecting Thailand to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Contact us today!

Do not hesitate to contact Docshipper by filling in the online form or by calling us, this will allow us to manage your shipment in bulk. Ask us about the best way to move your cargo. We will make the transportation process as easy as possible for you.


SIAM Shipping | Procurement - Quality control - Logistics


Alibaba, Dhgate, made-in-china... Many know of websites to get supplies in Asia, but how many have come across a scam ?! It is very risky to pay an Asian supplier halfway around the world based only on promises! DocShipper offers you complete procurement services integrating logistics needs: purchasing, quality control, customization, licensing, transport...

Communication is important, which is why we strive to discuss in the most suitable way for you!

Freight forwarder in Chiang Mai

Shipping from/to Chiang Mai? Yes, we can!

Custom Solutions

Siam Shipping's goal, through Docshipper group, remains unchanged to ensure the success of each task: to provide a customized offer to demonstrate our ability to be adaptable and proactive, while providing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, medium support, considering the time required.

We take care of all the necessary documents for the transport of your merchandise (commercial invoices, packing lists, certificates, customs documents, Bill of lading, etc.).

Then, all the part related to loading, handling and unloading is carried out, at the airports or ports located near your place of delivery, before carrying out customs clearance on import or export.

We guarantee a freight service to all the ports and airports of the world in record time.

Finally, your goods are transported to their destination. Customs duties and taxes payable by the shipper are determined by the value of the goods shipped and freight.

We carry out all your shipments with the utmost care in terms of packaging, transport or administrative documents. For shipments weighing less than 150 kg, we also offer door-to-door service.

When the public is asked what exactly the work of freight forwarders is, most have a vague idea of ​​the role of these entities in the transport of goods from point A to point B. However, the role of freight forwarders is in general the same, whether the cargo is moved over the ocean, air or land, even though there are differences in the way ocean freight flows in relation to air cargo. Here is a general description of the work that a shipping agent such as Docshipper can provide for its customers when they have goods to transport.

What we can do for you

– When customers choose to hire a freight forwarder such as Docshipper to transport goods, they hire it to act as a representative or agent to deal with the ocean or air freight business.
– For this reason, freight forwarders act as “travel agencies” for your transport. Rest assured, we take care of the customs, import and export rules and regulations of the countries concerned by the entry and exit of your goods.
– The freight forwarders must also be in contact with the oceanic line which will manage and transship the goods by reserving the storage space, confirming the schedules and ensuring the safety of your cargo.

Our responsibilities

Docshipper is authorized by the responsible authorities to handle international trade goods, as are other shipping agents.
– The Federal Maritime Commission issues licenses to shipping agents.
– It is very important to ensure that the agent with whom you book your products have the certifications to ensure the safety of your goods.

The shipping processes

  • The main role of a freight forwarder is to help the exporter or the shipper with the preparation of the documentation concerning your goods by reserving the storage space in the transit vehicle and ensuring that the Insurance costs, port charges, consular fees and handling charges are borne by the shipper and are covered in full.
  • An important service for a freight forwarder is to fully understand how to package the goods safely and efficiently.
  • The freight forwarder must also provide a service including the communication with local and at the destination agent, airport & port authorities.

Our Chiang Mai office and scope of services

Docshipper is an international transporter based in Thailand. Our worldwide based network of agent allows us to deliver the most efficient service in term of logistics. We adapt our self to our partner needs to build a win-win partnership. From the packing in your factory, your warehouse or your home to the arrival, we will handle every step of the transport.

Our multilingual team is well recognized for reactivity, efficiency and professionalism. Docshipper is here to advice, to handle administrative tasks and provide a proper logistic service. Your satisfaction makes every day our success

From Chiang mai to Bangkok : rail freight


Indeed, it is possible that your goods using the railway can be at your door thanks to all our expertise. Here is the path:

  • Stage 1 : The railway container is delivered by a truck to the quay
  • Step 2 : The loaded container is picked up by the truck and transported to the nearest rail center.
  • Step 3 : The rail freight shipment via rail to its predetermined rail ramp
  • Step 4 : At the rail track, the rail container is transferred via truck to the final destination.

Rail freight transit time CM-BKK : 1 DAY !

Multimodal transport

Docshipper can use several ways to transport your goods. We will give you some advises to maximize your transportation to generate value for your company.

Multimodal transport combined with the carrier network and our expertise ensures real cost savings and timely deliveries. We advise you to use a multimodal service if it’s difficult for you to find the place to your final location or when a way of transport is too expensive. Thanks to our network and our experience, for sure we will find a solution adapted to your wishes to move your goods. Multimodal transport offers reliable space so that your company can grow and operate step by step. PLS can help you find which way and route is better, whether your goods are being shipped by air, barge, rail, road or intermodal.

To reduce the cost and time of transporting goods between the shipper and the final customer, it is crucial to choose the best mode of transport. Each mode of transport has advantages and disadvantages depending on the way of freight used and for those ways of transportation, there is always a better way to choose.

Moving and relocate from/to Chiang Mai

Your personal effects deserve the best. We are an accredited international mover. From packing to unpacking through the administrative procedure, our team takes care of everything

Moving services from/to Chiang Mai

Docshipper provide worldwide moving service. Adapting our offers to customer’s needs, we propose different package in order to fulfil your needs in terms of budget and services.

We are able to handle every step of your international move from & to Thailand. Indeed, we are expert and guarantee a professional service from the departure with the packing to the arrival with the unpacking. We also provide additional services such warehousing service (self-storage), customs clearance or even specific shipment such boat or vehicles (car & motorbike mainly).

We can handle every kind of move: from the small volume of personal effects to an entire business office.

Chiang Mai: Handicraft export paradise

Chiang Mai, capital of the province of Chiang Mai, is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. It is located at aproximatively 700 kilometers from Bangkok, among some of the highest mountains in the country. The city is on the banks of the Ping River, the largest tributary of the Chao Phraya River.

In recent years, Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modern city, although it lacks the cosmopolitan gloss of Bangkok. It has many attractions for the thousands of foreign visitors who come each year. The historical importance of Chiang Mai derived from its strategic location on an old trade route. Long before the modern influx of foreign visitors, the city was an important center for the production of handicrafts, umbrellas, jewelry (particularly silver) and sculpture carved in wood.

While the city (nakhon thesaban) officially Chiang Mai only covers most of Mueang Chiang Mai district with a population of 150,000 people, urban sprawl now extends the city for several neighboring districts. This Chiang Mai metropolitan area has a population of almost 700,000 people, almost half of the total in the province of Chiang Mai.

History of Chiang Mai

King Mengrai founded the city of Chiang Mai (meaning “new city”) in 1296, and succeeded Chiang Rai as the capital of the Lanna kingdom. Mengrai constructed a moat and a wall around the city to protect it against raids from Burma. With the decline of the power of the Lanna kingdom, the city lost importance and was often occupied by the Burmese and Thais of the kingdom of Ayutthaya. As a result of the Burmese wars that ended with the fall of Ayutthaya in April 1767, the territory of Chiang Mai formally became part of Siam in 1774, when the Thai King Taksin snatched the Burmese, but the city was depopulated and its inhabitants abandoned between 1776 and 1791. During that period, Lampang functioned as the capital of what was left of Lanna.

Chiang Mai rose again as a cultural, commercial and production center to its present status as the unofficial capital of northern Thailand, and nationally as second largest city after Bangkok.

The people speak each other language Kham Muang (also known as Northern Thai or Lanna), but the Thai of Bangkok is used in education and communications. The old Kham Muang alphabet is studied only by scholars and Northern Thai is commonly written using the standard Thai alphabet.

Religious sites in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai has over 300 Buddhist temples (called wats in Thai). These include:

  • Chedi Doi Suthep, outside Chiang Mai.
  • Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep: the most famous temple in the area, built on a hill northwest of the city. This temple dates back to 1383. It is said that the builders chose the site by placing a relic of Gautama Buddha in the back of an elephant and letting the elephant roam until he came to a place where sounded the horn and circled before bedtime. This was considered as a sign of a suitable place to build the temple. The temple location allows magnificent views over the city on a clear day.
  • Wat Chiang Man: the oldest temple in Chiang Mai. King Mengrai lived here while overseeing the construction of the city. This temple houses two very important and venerated Buddha images – Phra Sila (a marble Buddha) and Phra Satang Man (crystal Buddha).
  • Wat Phra Singh: located within the city walls, dating back to 1345 and offers an example of the style of classic northern Thai architecture. It contains the Phra Singh Buddha, a highly venerated image, transferred here many years ago from Chiang Rai.
  • Wat Chedi Luang: temple with great stupa, founded in 1401 and dominated by a large Lanna style chedi which began building the same year, but it took many years to complete. An earthquake damaged the chedi in the sixteenth century.
  • Wat Ched Yot: located near the city, this temple built in 1455, hosted in 1977 the World Buddhist Council.
  • Wiang Kum Kam: settlement of an ancient city used by King Mengrai ten years before the founding of Chiang Mai. The site located south of the current city, has a lot of ruins of temples.
  • Wat U-Mong: a wat in a cave in the forest, in the hills west of the city, near Chiang Mai University. Wat U-Mong is known for its grotesque concrete statue of “Buddha fasting” and hundreds of Buddhist proverbs in English and Thai set in trees.
  • Wat Suan Dok: translates as “Temple field of flowers”, a temple of the fourteenth century located just west of the old city wall. It was built by the King of Lanna for a revered monk who came from Sukhothai for Vassa or “retreat of the rainy season. This temple has several unique features. One is the great ubosot the temple (” ordination hall “). it is unusual not only for its size but also because it is open to the sides instead of enclosed. Secondly, there are a lot of chedis containing the ashes of the rulers of Chiang Mai. the temple is also home to the Rajavidyalaya Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist university.

Cultural life in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai hosts many Thai festivals, including:

  • Loi Kratong (known locally as Yi Peng) is carried out on a full moon night in November. Thousands of people put to float on the canals boxes (krathong) decorated with flowers and candles to worship the goddess of water. Lanterns (khom fai) as hot air balloons, Lanna style, are released into the air. It is believed meant to help local people get rid of troubles and also taken to decorate houses and streets.
  • Songkran: It takes place in mid-April to celebrate the traditional Thai New Year. Chiang Mai has become one of the most popular sites to visit during this holiday. A variety of religious and recreational activities take place each year, along with parades and beauty contest “Miss Songkran”.
  • Flower Festival: lasts three days during the first weekend of February each year. This event occurs during the period when the temperate and tropical flowers Chiang Mai are in full bloom. The festivities include floral floats, parades, dances and traditional beauty contest.

Tourism in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a regional center for a number of activities, including:

  • Ethnotourism between the tribes of mountaineers: hiking in the mountains and local forests, on foot or by elephant, to visit native tribes such as the Akha, Hmong, Karen, Lisu.
  • Elephant Nature Park: approximately 60 km north of the city, about an hour by car, this park is home to 30 elephants rescued.
  • Visit to Doi Inthanon the highest mountain in Thailand, located in the national park area.
  • Other outdoor activities: mountain climbing, elephant riding, water sports on typical boats.

Night Market in southern city

  • Shopping: Chiang Mai has every night a great and famous bazaar for handicrafts and diverse goods. There are also numerous modern shops.
  • Thai massage: The side streets and main avenues of Chiang Mai offers a variety of massage of the feet and caraasí as curos Thai massage.
  • Local museums include the Art of the City, the Cultural Center, the Museum of the mountain tribes and the National Museum of Chiang Mai.


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