Shipping to Israel from USA

Shipping to Israel from USA 

Shipping to Israel from USA

Planning to ship a container to Israel from the USA? Lean on USG Shipping to get it done for you. We have competitive rates and an easy process that gets your order going quickly and efficiently. Do you need to ship a package via air freight or ocean? Don’t worry, we have convenient air freight shipping to Israel and container shipping to Israel that can get your goods to their destination fast.

Our specialty lies in shipping goods from the USA to Israel, as we export anything from packages to multi-container shipments.

To obtain prompt pricing, fill out the quote form above. Simply enter your pick-up location, the final destination and the type of goods you want to ship. We’ll get back to you within an hour. Let us pick up your shipment anywhere in the USA or Canada!


We also offer DOOR TO DOOR services. Ready to learn more about shipping overseas to Israel? Get in touch with USG Shipping, where we make air freight and ocean shipping a breeze.


About Israel

Israel, located in the Middle East subcontinent, shares borders with Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Palestinian Territories, and the Gaza Strip. The rules and regulations regarding cargo shipping to Israel will vary upon your status. Some of the statuses of people shipping to Israel include Oleh Hadash, Katin Hozer, Ezrach Oleh and Toshav Hozer. Rules for shipping your freight are therefore associated with your status. 

For example, those with Oleh Hadash status may import a variety of items tax free, such as two computers per family and furniture for household use. As an Israeli citizen who has not been in Israel for more than six years may have Toshav Hozer status, which affords them certain tax discounts on shipping cars to Israel.

Israel has a strong economy, boasting $61 billion dollars in exports and $66 billion dollars in imports. The top exports for Israel are:

  • Diamonds
  • Packaged Medications
  • Refined Petroleum
  • Medical instruments

The top imports are:

  • Diamonds
  • Electronics
  • Crude Petroleum
  • Computers

Restricted Items for Shipping to Israel:  Some items are prohibited from importation into Israel, such as weapons, drugs, alcohol and plants. All printed material such as books and pictures, or anything that contains data such as films, tapes, movies, video, DVDs, computer software and CD-ROM/flash drive, need to be packed together and easily searchable by customs officials.  It is helpful if you pack all these things together with a detailed inventory list.

Regulations For Cargo Shipping:  Based on your status, you can ship your household goods free of duty to Israel. If you are moving to Israel, all your belongings need to be in your possession for at least 12 months, to ensure you are not importing anything for future sale (which would be subject to taxes and duties). Tax and duty rates are based on the costs (value), insurance costs, and freight costs of the items, or the "CIF value."

Please note: tools, instruments, camping, and sporting equipment are not usually duty free but you can still ship them. You can ship most cars to Israel but certain types can't be imported. Cars are not duty free. Depending on your status, you will have to pay taxes based in part on a percentage of the total value of the imported vehicle. You can use your U.S. driver’s license for up to a year once you arrive in Israel, but you will need to get an Israeli license if you plan to stay longer.

For Israel, we offer sea freight to:

Shipping to Haifa

Shipping to Ashdod

USG Shipping offers airfreight services to all the airports in Israel. Please send us your request and we will provide you with the most competitive rate along with any other requested information.

Shipping Boxes to Israel:

If you are looking to ship 50 lbs. or more to Israel, please contact us and we can offer you the rate based on door-to-door, door-to-airport, or door-to-port services. We offer consolidation service to Haifa and Ashdod in Israel. We also offer ocean and air freight to Israel for shipping your boxes. The cost of shipping to Israel is calculated per the volume, weight, and origin of your shipment. Our international express service to Israel includes door to door service for non-freight items such as small box and courier service. Whether you’re a small business that needs to send packages or an individual customer who needs to send gifts for the holidays, contact us and we will handle your cargo from any point of origin in USA (door) and ship it to Israel (door). Our contractual volume discount with FedEx and DHL allows us to offer this unique door to door service that you cannot find with other companies. We also provide our U.S. address as a shipping point for customers living abroad who wish to purchase U.S. merchandise. Once your purchase is complete, we can move the items to Israel or any other country of choice. 

Shipping Household Goods to Israel:

With all the services listed above, USG will help you ship your goods to Israel via air or ocean. We offer moving services from your door to the nominated port in Israel with affordable rates as we do have direct contract services with different ocean carriers, and no middle companies that increase the value of the moving services. Our team will provide you the rates and guide you step-by-step to successfully accomplish your move. 

Shipping to Israel is not a challenge when you hire a reliable and bonded company like US General Shipping. We have an extensive network of drayage companies that allow us to provide door to port service from any location in USA via the closest port of exit. This specialized service allows you to pack your own cargo at your door according to your convenience and pace. We understand moving can be hectic, which is why our shipping process is streamlined and catered to your needs. 

In addition to our Full Container Load (FCL) service from any point in the USA, we also offer comprehensive Less than Container Load (LCL) service for commercial and personal items. We understand sometimes you might not have enough cargo to complete a container, but you need to move the goods nonetheless. Our comprehensive LCL service offers guaranteed weekly service from all major U.S. ports to Ashdod and Haifa, Israel. If you need a quote for your LCL shipment, please contact us with your dimensions and piece count, and one of our team members will assist you immediately. 

Heavy machinery and oversize cargo shipping from US to Israel:

US General Shipping offers comprehensive service from all major ports and auctions for heavy machinery like excavators or bulldozers to any of the two major ports of Ashdod and Haifa. From the ports of Galveston, Jacksonville, Wilmington, and Baltimore, we offer RoRo service for heavy machinery and boats. For cargo that cannot be shipped by roll on roll off, we offer specialized dismantling and packing service for containerized shipping. Additionally, we can ship jet skis and motorcycles in 40'HC containers to Israel. We have a dedicated transport and logistics network that specializes in heavy machinery transport from dealerships and major auctions. Our team of professionals will ensure you get the best possible rate for high and heavy items.  

Shipping to West Bank via Ashdod port in Israel: 

All shipments to and from West Bank (Palestine) must go through Israeli Customs authority by default. In addition to providing comprehensive shipping and logistics solution to all major ports in Israel, we also provide shipping services to West Bank via Ashdod, Israel. Our network of agents can handle custom clearance and transfer of goods from Ashdod port to West Bank. We handle FCL shipments for HHG, furniture, vehicles, and commercial goods to West Bank. In addition to our containerized shipments, we also provide comprehensive RoRo shipments from all major East Coast ports and Galveston to Ashdod and Haifa, Israel.

Air freight and specialized shipments from US to Israel:

One of our most popular shipping services from the U.S. to Israel is our comprehensive air freight and express air shipment coverage. We can move your commercial or personal goods from any point in USA and transfer it to all major airports in Israel on a priority basis through airline cargo or FedEx and DHL. In addition to commercial air freight, we also provide comprehensive coverage of vehicle shipment via plane. We can move any car on a priority basis from LAX, Dulles, Miami, and Chicago. To complement our specialized vehicle shipping to Israel, we also provide import clearance, EPA, DOT paperwork and exemption for imported vehicles from Israel for both ocean and air import. If you have a vehicle you would like to export to the USA as a temporary import, we can handle your import shipment from A to Z . 

Commonly exported commodities and products from USA to Israel 

The United States and Israel have a combined trade volume of $47.1 billion USD, thus making Israel not only one of America's closest political and military allies, but also an essential trading partner. The U.S. and Israel have had a mutual free trade agreement (FTA) since 1985. Ever since the implementation of FTA, the trade volume has increased and continues to grow in an upward trend. Below are the most commonly exported commodities from US to Israel (2017). 

  • Precious metal and stone export from US to Israel ($5.0 billion ) 
  • Machinery export from US to Israel ($1.4 billion) 
  • Aircraft export from US to Israel ($1.2 billion) 
  • Electrical machinery export from US to Israel ($989 million) 
  • Optical and medical instruments export from US to Israel ($643 million) 
  • Total agricultural export from US to Israel ($545 million) 

Cargo to Israel:

To avoid any complications before importing items to Israel, please always check the Israeli Customs Website and also contact them locally to attain all the information, as far as import regulation and tariffs. Shipping cargo, moving furniture, car, vehicle, and relocation to-and-fro Israel and USA. Below you'll find details of Israeli Embassy , Washington D.C.