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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Bahamas

Published on 2021-08-21

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

Bahamas Container Shipping Cost
Bahamas Container Shipping Cost

Several factors influence the cost of shipping a container to the Bahamas. There are obvious factors to consider, such as the size of your cargo and the distance to travel, but there are additional factors to consider. Three Movers can assist you in navigating this complicated process, and you will be glad you chose us.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

Five factors are considered to be the most essential of the many that must be considered. You already know that distance and cargo size are two significant cost variables, but you must also consider the mode of transportation, the season, and the destination. In the instance of the Bahamas, you’ll want to double-check the fees and taxes involved.

Furthermore, the time of the year also plays a role due to the peak shipping season. The peak season of the Bahamas is between August and October. During these times, there may be a spike in demand for services, which may impact your costs.

Which Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

A total of 16 different types of shipping containers are available today. There are just two types of shipping containers to be aware of: the 20ft container and the 40ft container. This is the case since the rest are primarily for business or industrial moves. In most cases, a 20-foot container can hold the contents of three bedrooms, while a 40-foot container can hold twice as much. Even though 40-foot containers are double the size of 20-foot containers, they rarely cost twice as much. A 20-foot container can accommodate roughly 200 mattresses or 100 washing machines (though not at the same time).

In addition, a 40-foot container is a better value for money if you have a lot of items to transport. A 20-foot container, for example, will be insufficient for your other items if you have a car that you cannot leave behind. As a result, you’ll almost probably need a 40-foot shipping container if you plan to transfer your car as well as other home items.

Full container loads by a container shipping service
Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Bahamas

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 Bahamas of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1250
40 ft Container $1850

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods $580
Personal Effects $400
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $500
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $2350
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2880
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3870

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2340
SUV (Container) $2400
Sedan via RORO $1225
SUV via RORO $1290

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

You have two alternatives when it comes to Bahamas shipping: air freight or ocean freight. You should expect a substantially longer trip time with a lower cost if you ship via sea freight. To be exact, it’s 5 times lower than air freight. Therefore, go for the sea if you want cost-effective shipping and don’t mind the duration your goods will take to arrive.

Additional Shipping Costs

After you’ve chosen your preferred mode of transportation, you’ll need to factor in some additional shipping costs. Here are a few shipping services costs that you need to consider:

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

When cargo is shipped to the Bahamas, it can be picked up quite easily at the port or airport, at least in terms of distance. If you don’t have a way to transport your belongings to the final destination, you should consider using a door-to-door service.

What’s Next?

You now have all of the necessary information; all you need is a quote to get started. We can provide you with a free and precise quote for your new shipments to the Bahamas. Fill out our web form or give us a call at (888) 202-0036.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Bill of Lading?

Have you ever purchased an item from a grocery store and you were given a list of your purchased items right after? That’s what you call a grocery receipt. The same applies to the Bill of Lading.

This document is written and given by a carrier acknowledging receipt of the purchased items, their current condition, and validating an agreement to transport the goods to a stated destination.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to the Bahamas?

Prohibited Goods

• Meat, provisions, fruits and vegetables, and any articles intended for human food, which are unfit for human consumption.
• Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, photographs, books, cards, lithographic or other engravings, or any profane or obscene article.
• An underwater gun being any manufacture or device other than the device known as a Hawaiian Sling whereby a missile may be discharged underwater.
• Any article which bears a design in the imitation of any currency or banknote or coin in current use in The Bahamas or elsewhere.
• Copies of works in respect of which the owner has given notice to the Comptroller

Restricted goods are defined as follows:

• Goods imported for any business (within the meaning given to that by Section 2 of the Business License Act) unless the importer of the goods produces for inspection by the Comptroller, a current Business License issued under the provisions of The Business License Act.
• All goods, the importation of which is restricted under the provisions of any law for the time being in force in The Bahamas.
• Firecrackers and impact flash facilities save those, which in the opinion of the Comptroller, are not dangerous.
• Firearms, fireworks, unless special authorization by the Commissioner of Police.
• Trailers, being trailer caravans for use as living quarters, offices, workshops, or similar purposes unless specifically authorized by the Minister.
• Mechanical games and devices are set in operation wholly and partly by the insertion.

How Long Does It Take for Cargo to Clear Customs in The Bahamas?

Please be aware that once your container enters to clear customs, it may take from 24 to 72 hours for details to be received and processed. It may take another 1-3 days for the point customs to clear the processed item, re-enter the delivery cycle, and be delivered to your exact destination.

When sending outside the Bahamas, you must check whether the customs officials can easily see your items. Intricately packed items may need to be opened especially if it crosses the list of restricted or even prohibited items.

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

Before deciding to schedule container delivery to your destination, you must consider several factors. You should know in advance the details about:

• Delivery fees
• Permitting requirements
• Ground conditions
• Clearance space.

The worst thing you can experience right before you ship your container is the logistical nightmare of receiving it if you don’t have the space for it. That’s why you should do your homework on specific site requirements!

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.

What’s The Difference Between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Before shipping a container to a country, you should first study the difference between taxes, tariffs, and duties. According to DCL Corp, “Customs duties are based on product characteristics, while tariffs are fees applied to specific products from particular countries to particular times. Lastly, tax rates are fixed and calculated on the total value of the product imported into the country. Each country has different fee obligations, with different speeds, rules, and forms. To ensure that you comply with both the primary and more specific product certification requirements, you must work with trusted international partners.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Due to the complexities involved in shipping a container internationally, sometimes damage can’t be avoided. This makes it so getting insurance coverage is a no-brainer. It will protect you from having to pay costly damage in the event of any kind of problem, even in cases of theft. To prevent paying for additional costs, ensure that you have your Bill of Lading with you to protect the cargo against inevitable losses. In the event of failure, a cargo insurance policy indemnifies the cargo interest. Most cargo insurance policies are underwritten on an “all-risk basis.” This means that the insured is covered for risk of loss or damage except for those risks that are expressly excluded in the policy, such as loss or damage due to willful destruction of the goods by the insured or the inherent vice of the goods.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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