Delivery of Coconut Charcoal Briquettes for Hookah from the Factory in Indonesia

How to deliver coconut charcoal briquettes from Indonesia

coconut charcoal staffing into container
coconut charcoal staffing into container

Delivery of coconut charcoal briquettes for hookah from the factory in Indonesia can be done only by sea freight in 20″ or 40″ containers.

It is impossible to send charcoal by LCL (less container load), i.e. when you send only one or two pallets of charcoal. The container should be fully loaded with charcoal only.

This requirement is due to the fact that coconut charcoal briquettes are assumed as DG (dangerous goods) and cannot be mixed with other goods. While shipping container with charcoal is stored on a special safe place at the vessel.

Delivery by air is not economically good, as price of sending charcoal by pallets via airfreight is from 2 to 5 USD per kg. SO it cost twice more to deliver goods then goods itself.

Besides it, as factory we produce charcoal in batches with minimum volume of 3.5 tones per batch.

So, the delivery of coconut charcoal can be done only by sea freight. The most common is to use 20″ containers. This size of the container can feet from 18200 to 19200 kg of coconut charcoal (cube size) and just 15500 kg if the shape is the finger.

We recommend not to use pallets as they consume about 15% of the space in the container.

Delivery time

coconut charcoal briquettes container staffing
coconut charcoal briquettes container staffing

Estimated transit time of container from Semarang (IDSRG) to the port of:

  • Port Klang (MYPKG) 3-5 days
  • Jeddah (SAJED) 22-32 days
  • Port Said (EGPSD/E) 19-23 days
  • Barcelona (ESBCN) 25-30 days
  • Rotterdam (NLRTM) 25-30 days
  • Hamburg (Deham) 24-29 days
  • Antwerpen (BEANER) 25-30 days
  • Gdynia (PLGDY) 40-45 days
  • St. Petersburg (RULED) 40-45 days
  • Novorossiysk (RUNVS) 30-45 days
  • Los Angeles (USLAX) 30-36 days
  • New York (USNYC) 34-41 days
  • Melbourne (AUMEB) 18-35 days

We are able to ship from Semarang or Surabaya ports. Please keep in mind that we have to book vessel in advance. It takes 1-3 days to choose and confirm shipping line.

Not all shipping lines accept coconut charcoal as dangerous goods (DG). Besides it the price for shipping of DG is more expensive then usual shipping.

Staffing of coconut charcoal is done at our factory in Magelang, Central Java. After that truck goes to port of Semarang or Surabaya.

It takes about 5 to 19 hours to reach port of Surabaya. Then container is weighted, fumigated and lifted to the feeder vessel. Feeder vessel goes to Port Klang or Singapore to move containers to the Mother Vessel.