Shipping to Sweden from Thailand

Shipping to Sweden from Thailand is quite popular as there are over 70 Swedish companies operating in the Kingdom of Thailand today. The business relationships between Sweden and Thailand are over 100 years old.

Cargo Destinations in Sweden

With a glance at the map, it is easy to see that Sweden is well positioned as a regional hub for goods going into and out of the Baltic region. The busiest and most popular airport for goods arriving via air freight is the Stockholm-Arlanda airport located just north of the city of Stockholm. 

While there are multiple ports along the coasts of Sweden, the largest is the Gothenburg port that handles over 30% of the goods going into and out of Sweden via ocean freight. Over two thirds of Sweden’s industrial capacity is located within 500 kilometers of the Gothenburg region. 

Air freight to and from Sweden 

Air freight is fast and readily available between Sweden and Thailand. Typical transit time from Bangkok to Stockholm is 4 days. Of course there is a down side, specifically cost. As a good rule of thumb, if your shipment weighs more than 100 kilograms, it is cheaper to ship via ocean freight if time permits. Under 100 kilograms? – you will find that the costs are similar between ocean and air freight. 

Ocean Freight to Sweden 

For many businesses, shipping via ocean freight using an LCL or less than container load is the preferred option. Your goods travel in a container that will have other shippers goods in it that are going to the same destination. Transit time between Gothenburg port and Bangkok will be between 30 and 60 days, depending on the time of the year and the carrier. 

The alternative is an FCL or full container load booking. This can be either a 20 foot or 40 foot long container that you will rent for the trip. If your shipment is large enough, this will be the most cost effective option. For many individuals that are relocating between Sweden and Thailand, shipping all of your personal items in a dedicated container can provide peace of mind as well as safety of your belongings. 


Bringing goods into Sweden is a fairly straight forward process, but it is advisable to hire a professional freight forwarder to manage the documentation. Freight forwarders are familiar with customs requirements and documentation needs throughout the world. Having the invoice, packing lists, Certificate of origin, bill of lading or airway bill are the minimum types of documentation required to move your goods into Sweden. 

If you have good or cargo that needs to transit from Thailand to Sweden, the professionals at Eagles air and Sea will be happy to make the shipment trouble free. 

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