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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Afghanistan

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost Of Shipping A Container To Afghanistan
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Ocean Shipping to Afghanistan has always been our challenge, and people are always looking for ways to make it easy. However, many reliable Ocean shipping services are available at the cheapest shipping rates. But it is still going to take several days to ship the average Ocean freight to Afghanistan.

How Much Does It Cost Of Shipping A Container To Afghanistan?

Afghanistan Container Shipping Cost

Calculating the shipping cost to Afghanistan involved in shipping a container to another country is considerably complex. You have to consider the transportation method, size of the container, distance, customs fees, and many more variables. Three Movers has teams of experts knowledgeable in all the logistics involved, and we ship to Afghanistan. Let us give you an idea of how the whole process works.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping A Container To Afghanistan

There are 5 main factors when it comes to the cost of shipping a container: weight or volume of cargo, the transportation method to use, the distance to travel, the destination port, and the time of the year.

Whether weight or volume is more important to cost will depend on the transportation method you use. For air shipping weight is more important while for sea volume is a bigger factor. In both cases, the number of items will affect the final cost directly.

The time of the year is important because International shipping has seasons. The months between August and October are traditionally considered the peak season. This means prices will be higher, and capacity more limited. If you want a lower price, you should consider shipping at other times.

Which Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

While there is a wide variety of shipping containers you can use, the standard sizes are 20ft and 40ft. A 20ft shipping container traditionally can hold the contents of a three-bedroom house while the 40ft one can handle double of that. You should use a container that better matches the size of your home.

If you have a smaller home you could opt for “Less than Container” (LCL) option. This allows people to share container space to save on costs when they don’t have that many items to ship. On the other hand, if you plan to take your whole house, you can hire Full Container Loads (FCL). Therefore, people who want to take their all belongings can opt full container load/ full container shipping,

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Shipping

Shipping goods to Afghanistan can be done via ocean freight, air freight, truck, or train. When relocating internationally without crossing an ocean, you can employ the latter two options. You can choose between air freight and sea freight for shipping containers to Afghanistan. The primary distinctions between them are in terms of timing and price. The cost of transporting goods by sea is roughly 5 times less than that of transporting them by air.

But, there is a major drawback to shipping through sea: it takes a lot longer. Choose sea transport if you can spare the time. Choose air travel if you need to go somewhere quickly and can afford the added expense.

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Additional Shipping Costs

There are a few additional shipping costs that you need to consider:

  • Custom duties
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance

Custom duties are inescapable. You will have to pay taxes based on your destination country. The fees for traditional and quarantine-related inspections will depend on the country you are shipping to.

Since Afghanistan is a landlocked country, your container cargo will have to be delivered inland. You could opt for port-to-port, but then you would have to move your belongings from the point of delivery. Door-to-door might be more expensive but it’s far more convenient.

Typical Shipping Prices – What is its price?

The standard shipping rates to Afghanistan from USA is running from 1,100-5,000 dollars.

Since there aren't any ports of Afghanistan; therefore, the vehicles that get shipped there go by Pakistan using containerized or RORO, i.e., roll-on, roll-off

Time and price get estimated. They vary and depend upon the vehicle's type along with the season

Price and delivery

Ground transport price saves due to the vehicle's delivery on the nearby port

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The price is for a car in an attached container of 20 ft; such a way is the most reliable and secured way of transporting international vehicles. Other things can include in the container for helping you with saving money while moving.

By the roll-on, roll-off technique, it is cheap, along with shipments getting completed in fewer days. You can contact us to get a free RoRo quote

If your intentions are for an extension of your stay in Afghanistan, then you might be considering taking your car along with you. Whether as a student or as an employee because it is a place where having your can proves to be worthy

With all the things happening in Afghanistan, going there for a stay can be challenging. Having a vehicle of your own makes it better to travel freely along with avoiding language barriers and some other issues that people face when they move abroad.

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Some of the major cities for container load shipments to Afghanistan are

  • Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Jalalabad
  • Kandahar
  • Herat

Vehicles that We Transport To Afghanistan

Vehicles we transport to Afghanistan are often cars, but other than that, we also transport motorcycles.

Ship Your Car Afghanistan

There are various ways for shipping available

After you contact the Embassy of Afghanistan for the recent information regarding the shipment of the vehicle from the U.S., consider various exporting/shipping procedures available for you.

The most inexpensive among these is RoRo shipping; this exporting/shipping method requires the vehicle to remain vacant with some exceptions. Just spare tires, a car jack, and floor mats can be inside the car while shipping. The car rolls onto and off the ship.

The different well-known way is the container method; this method allows you, fill the container and vehicle along with other goods and belongings. The container is mainly in two different sizes. They can get shared with others too. In this case, the cost gets splitter.

While air shipping also serves for the shipment of vehicles, this method is more preferable for the landlocked countries, yet it is known to be expensive; therefore, most people don't afford such shipment.

You are keeping in view that all the ports don't accept the RoRo method. Ensure that one accomplishes somewhere nearby; therefore, you can retrieve the vehicle when it gets imported or arrives. A port does not hold the car for the rightful owner. You should be present on the day of the vehicle's arrival.

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Process for registering vehicles in Afghanistan

  • Documents needed to ship a vehicle in Afghanistan
  • Reasonable vehicle shipping company Afghanistan
  • Customs clearance
  • Proof of purchase
  • Valid visa
  • Copy of invoice
  • Packing waybill & list

Shipping heavy and oversized cargo and equipment to Afghanistan

Shipping these materials to other countries is not an easy task with nothing; you might want appropriate equipment and materials and haulers. Not forgetting, you have to abide by foreign substance policies that are usually sole for an individual without previous knowledge and understanding. Fortunately, we are here to help.

Most likely, cargo can't fit in a full container loads of 40ft as it considers to be oversized. Nevertheless, if the load works in a container yet exceed the weight limits for standard size, it is also regarded as heavy equipment. Following are a few examples of oversized and heavy equipment shipped overseas.

  • Agricultural & engineering equipment
  • Heavy vehicles and large trucks
  • Cranes
  • Pile drivers
  • Oversized engines
  • Hydraulic equipment
  • Forklifts, dump trucks, and bulldozers
  • Industrial equipment
  • Motorhomes and RVs
  • Excavators and backhoes
  • Other farm equipment, combines, and tractors

Over here, it gets ensured a secured transport of heavy material from the U.S. to Afghanistan. We also comply with the foreign policies; therefore, cargo is not refuted accessible intonation. Throughout the shipping process, you benefit from guidance to monitor the shipment's whereabouts by satellite tracking service.

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Auto Transport Afghanistan

Depending upon the cargo and the path for carrying out the deliveries, many other shipping options are available. A few among them are safer than the others, while a few are cheaper than others. Our experts help you in deciding but here is more insight.

The shipping options we have are:

Lift on, lift-off

With the help of a crane, we can safely lift the cargo onto ships. Once they reach a nearby port in Afghanistan, it gets similarly lifted off the tanker; this service applies mainly to the crated heavy materials and non-op vehicles.

Roll On/Roll Off

Though all the seaports don't work except shipping cargo with this method, it's the most inexpensive way of transportation; this shipping method helps the motorized equipment pieces or the vehicle rolls off and onto the ships' by a ramp.

Container loads Shipping

This way works to charge a little more, but it isn't accessible for shipping heavy equipment. If the heavy cargo fits in a container, you can request this transportation method. The ceilings and walls of the container give ultimate protection between the cargo's travels.

Flat Rack Shipping

This procedure uses shown to frame shipping containers. Low and walls, the container cargo is safe for the frame to transport structure with the cargo safe located on the ship to get delivered. Depending on the weather condition, the shipment can get protected and wrapped by plastic sheeting or shrink wrap.

Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to Afghanistan of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1590
40 ft Container $1750
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to Afghanistan.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $755
Household Goods $850
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Afghanistan services - quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $745
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $2290
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2860
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3450
Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to Afghanistan via RoRo and container ships. Ship cars, trucks, suvs, atv's, boats, RV's, heavy equipment and more.

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1730
SUV (Container) $1810
Sedan via RORO $1050
SUV via RORO $1080

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Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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