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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Austria

Published on 2021-08-21

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Austria?

How much does shipping goods to Austria cost?
Austria Container Shipping Cost

The cost of shipping a container to Austria varies greatly and is determined by a variety of factors. If you’re planning to relocate to Austria, you may find that calculating shipping costs is difficult. You don’t have to be concerned, though, because Three Movers is here to assist you. They can help you ship your belongings to Austria with ease because they have over two decades of experience. in container services.

Are you considering relocating to Austria? This guide can help you figure out how much it will cost to ship your belongings.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

Shipping companies evaluate their expenses based on five factors. They are the following:

The Volume/Weight Of The Goods

Since it depends on the type of shipping you select, it’s not officially one or the other. The dimensions of your goods are most crucial in sea freight, whereas the weight of your goods is more important in air freight. The more goods you have, the more money it will cost to ship them to your new home.

The Type Of Transport

Will your cargo be transported by air or by sea? Both the price and the time it takes for your belongings to arrive are determined by the form of transportation. Air freight is typically faster and more expensive than ocean cargo, so if you have the time, you should choose ocean freight shipping. That is often five times less expensive than air shipping.

The Distance Of The Journey

This one should go without saying. Shipping your belongings halfway across the world will cost more than a quick trip across the Mediterranean. Also, the cost of your move will be affected by whether it is port to port or door to door. If your shipping company transports your belongings all the way from your old front door to your new one, the fee will be higher.

The Destination Port

Customs tariffs and service fees are mandatory in every country. However, they differ from one country to another. The import tax imposed on a shipment in Austria is 20% of the total value of your merchandise. For example, if the declared worth of your goods is 500 EUR, an additional amount of 100 EUR in taxes must be paid before the shipments can be delivered to the recipient.

The Time Of The Year

International shipping, like any other industry, has peak seasons. Peak seasons in Austria are usually in the summer (from August and stretching to October). Prices for delivering goods to Langenstein port in Austria are usually higher since demands are greater during the peak season.

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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 Austria of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $740
40 ft Container $950

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods $400
Personal Effects $330
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Austria services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $450
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1550
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2000
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2870

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1250
SUV (Container) $1320
Sedan via RORO $800
SUV via RORO $850

Which Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

There are at least 16 different types of shipping containers, but you only need to be familiar with two: the 20-foot and 40-foot containers. The rest are primarily for corporate and industrial moves.

How Big Is A 20ft Container?

Items in a three-bedroom house can easily be packed into a 20-foot container. This means that furniture, beds, refrigerators, and storage bins can all fit inside. To put that in perspective, a 20-foot container is roughly the size of a single garage and can house a lot of goods.

How Big Is A 40ft Container?

A 40-foot container provides double the amount of room as a 20-foot container without costing twice as much. If you have a lot of items to transport, 40-foot containers are clearly the superior option. Unless you have one of those trendy minimalist homes with little furnishings, houses with four (or more) bedrooms will almost certainly require a 40-foot container.


You may not need to pay for the entire container if the volume of goods you wish to transport is small. For people with smaller amounts of cargo, Three Movers has designed a system in which multiple clients can share the space of a single container. This is referred to as an LCL (Less Than Container Load) or part-load shipment.

LCL is normally sufficient for moving the contents of a one-bedroom flat, but volumes more than that will almost always necessitate the use of a full container. This is known as an FCL (Full Container Load) or sole-use shipment.

Additional Shipping Cost

You’ll need to factor in some additional shipping costs once you’ve decided on your mode of transportation. The following are some of them:

  • Customs duties
  • General Rate Increase (GRI)
  • Container inspection fees
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance cover

What’s Next?

We hope we’ve clarified the several elements that influence the cost of transporting a container to Austria. Don’t worry if you’re planning to ship any goods and are encountering some difficulties. Three Movers is here to help you out on anything relating to Austria shipping. To receive a free bespoke quote in minutes, simply fill out our simple form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Austria?

Customs Declaration. A customs declaration must be completed to circulate goods originating outside the EU freely within the Austrian and European Union markets. The order must be made by an EU resident and submitted to the customs office where the goods are presented.


• Transit goods or goods temporarily imported
• Goods where the total value does not exceed 1000 EUR

For goods originating outside the EU, the following documents are also necessary when importing to Austria:

Invoice: The invoice must contain a detailed description of the goods to be imported, including:

• Weight
• Dimensions
• Quantity

and the following entries:

• Country of Origin
• Carrier (Forwarder)
• Recipient
• Export Country

Two copies of the invoice must be submitted to the customs office along with a freight confirmation or bill of loading.

Certificate of Country of Origin: A Certificate of Country of Origin is necessary to apply for preferential duty. Textiles are subject to additional regulations. For some goods, a non-preferential certificate is required.

Additional Regulations: Certain products require special licenses or certification, such as plant safety certificates and veterinary certificates. Endangered animal species must not be imported, and there are special regulations regarding the live transport of animals.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Austria?

Whether you are just traveling to Austria for a few weeks or you’re wealthy enough to move to the country for good, you should take into consideration the items you’re shipping. Why? Can you imagine the hassle of having to unpack your container on the customs ground only to remove a few restricted items just because you didn’t do your research homework? Plus, it can easily become costly to pay additional expenses.

The following goods are prohibited from shipment to Austria:

• Alcoholic beverages
• Animal skins (non-domesticated)
• Articles of exceptional value (i.e., works of art, antiques, precious stones, gold, and silver)
• Dangerous goods/Hazardous materials (following IATA regulations for Express and Expedited, and following ADR regulations for Standard)
• Firearms
• Furs
• Ivory and ivory products
• Live animals
• Money and negotiable items
• Perishable goods
• Personal effects (except to the USA)
• Plants
• Pornographic materials
• Seeds
• Tobacco and tobacco products
• Unaccompanied baggage.
• Watches exceeding the value of 500USD.

What Kind of Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to Austria?

According to the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, “If goods are imported by postal traffic from third countries, Österreichische Post AG issues a customs declaration for the individual consignments. For this purpose, it requires relevant documents and information such as order confirmations, invoices, payment receipts, import licenses, import certificates, etc.”

Furthermore, if the foreign trading companies do not charge the VAT directly to the customer, the import VAT is billed by the customs administration to Österreichische Post AG, which charges the costs for this to the recipient when the consignment is delivered. The Postal Service also charges a fee in the form of the customs clearance fee for the effort involved in collecting and providing electronic data.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Containers can be lost, destroyed, or stolen in some cases. It is recommended that you purchase insurance for your container ahead of time in order to make the company pay for such inconvenience. Please ensure that you have your Bill of Lading with you to protect the cargo against unavoidable losses in order to avoid paying additional fees. A cargo insurance policy protects the cargo in the event of a failure.

The majority of cargo insurance policies are written on an “all-risk” basis. This means that the insured is protected against loss or damage except for risks expressly excluded in the policy, such as loss or damage caused by the insured’s willful destruction of the goods or the inherent vice of the goods.

My Container Is Being Delivered to My Home. How Much Space Is Required?

Before scheduling a container delivery to your site, you should consider several factors. You must know in advance the information about delivery fees, permitting requirements, ground conditions, and clearance space.
A 20-foot storage container usually requires about 75 feet of straight clearance. A 40-foot storage container will need about 100 feet of straightforward clearance. For most containers, you need a minimum of 12 feet of width clearance and 20 feet of overhead clearance.

Do I Need to Be Present When My Container Is Delivered?

Yes, you should be on the site when the container is delivered because you are required to sign several documents. You also have to supervise the moving team when the container arrives so you can check if the goods are still intact and not destroyed.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

Three Movers can help you ship a container from anywhere in the world to Austria:

Afghanistan to Austria
Albania to Austria
Algeria to Austria
Andorra to Austria
Angola to Austria
Antigua to Austria
Argentina to Austria
Armenia to Austria
Australia to Austria
Azerbaijan to Austria
Bahamas to Austria
Bahrain to Austria
Bangladesh to Austria
Barbados to Austria
Belarus to Austria
Belgium to Austria
Belize to Austria
Benin to Austria
Bhutan to Austria
Bolivia to Austria
Bosnia Herzegovina to Austria
Botswana to Austria
Brazil to Austria
Brunei to Austria
Bulgaria to Austria
Burkina to Austria
Burundi to Austria
Cambodia to Austria
Cameroon to Austria
Canada to Austria
Cape Verde to Austria
Central African Rep to Austria
Chad to Austria
Chile to Austria
China to Austria
Colombia to Austria
Comoros to Austria
Congo to Austria
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Austria
Costa Rica to Austria
Croatia to Austria
Cuba to Austria
Cyprus to Austria
Czech Republic to Austria
Denmark to Austria
Djibouti to Austria
Dominica to Austria
Dominican Republic to Austria
East Timor to Austria
Ecuador to Austria
Egypt to Austria
El Salvador to Austria
Equatorial Guinea to Austria
Eritrea to Austria
Estonia to Austria
Ethiopia to Austria
Fiji to Austria
Finland to Austria
France to Austria
Gabon to Austria
Gambia to Austria
Georgia to Austria
Germany to Austria
Ghana to Austria
Greece to Austria
Grenada to Austria

Guatemala to Austria
Guinea to Austria
Guinea-Bissau to Austria
Guyana to Austria
Haiti to Austria
Honduras to Austria
Hungary to Austria
Iceland to Austria
India to Austria
Indonesia to Austria
Iran to Austria
Iraq to Austria
Ireland to Austria
Israel to Austria
Italy to Austria
Ivory Coast to Austria
Jamaica to Austria
Japan to Austria
Jordan to Austria
Kazakhstan to Austria
Kenya to Austria
Kiribati to Austria
Korea North to Austria
Korea South to Austria
Kosovo to Austria
Kuwait to Austria
Kyrgyzstan to Austria
Laos to Austria
Latvia to Austria
Lebanon to Austria
Lesotho to Austria
Liberia to Austria
Libya to Austria
Liechtenstein to Austria
Lithuania to Austria
Luxembourg to Austria
Macedonia to Austria
Madagascar to Austria
Malawi to Austria
Malaysia to Austria
Maldives to Austria
Mali to Austria
Malta to Austria
Marshall Islands to Austria
Mauritania to Austria
Mauritius to Austria
Mexico to Austria
Micronesia to Austria
Moldova to Austria
Monaco to Austria
Mongolia to Austria
Montenegro to Austria
Morocco to Austria
Mozambique to Austria
Myanmar, {Burma} to Austria
Namibia to Austria
Nauru to Austria
Nepal to Austria
Netherlands to Austria
New Zealand to Austria
Nicaragua to Austria
Niger to Austria
Nigeria to Austria
Norway to Austria
Oman to Austria
Pakistan to Austria

Palau to Austria
Palestine to Austria
Panama to Austria
Papua New Guinea to Austria
Paraguay to Austria
Peru to Austria
Philippines to Austria
Poland to Austria
Portugal to Austria
Qatar to Austria
Romania to Austria
Russian Federation to Austria
Rwanda to Austria
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Austria
Samoa to Austria
San Marino to Austria
Sao Tome & Principe to Austria
Saudi Arabia to Austria
Senegal to Austria
Serbia to Austria
Seychelles to Austria
Sierra Leone to Austria
Singapore to Austria
Slovakia to Austria
Slovenia to Austria
Solomon Islands to Austria
Somalia to Austria
South Africa to Austria
South Sudan to Austria
Spain to Austria
Sri Lanka to Austria
St Kitts & Nevis to Austria
St Lucia to Austria
Sudan to Austria
Suriname to Austria
Swaziland to Austria
Sweden to Austria
Switzerland, {Eswatini} to Austria
Syria to Austria
Taiwan to Austria
Tajikistan to Austria
Tanzania to Austria
Thailand to Austria
Timor-Leste to Austria
Togo to Austria
Tonga to Austria
Trinidad & Tobago to Austria
Tunisia to Austria
Turkey to Austria
Turkmenistan to Austria
Tuvalu to Austria
Uganda to Austria
Ukraine to Austria
United Arab Emirates to Austria
United Kingdom to Austria
United States to Austria
Uruguay to Austria
Uzbekistan to Austria
Vanuatu to Austria
Vatican City to Austria
Venezuela to Austria
Vietnam to Austria
Yemen to Austria
Zambia to Austria
Zimbabwe to Austria

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

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.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at [email protected]

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