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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Barbados

Published on 2021-08-21

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

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Shipping containers internationally comes with its own elements. In light of this fact, Three Movers is set to get you apprised of the factors worth considering in such an endeavor to enable you to take a rational stand on the matter. We also ship containers to various countries, including Barbados.

The rudimentary step in finding out the cost of this undertaking is to request a quote. However, there are several significant points worthy of being noted to help you get more familiar with the rate.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

Amongst the elements that are considered to determine the cost of shipping a container internationally, 5 of them hold the most crucial value. These include the traveling distance, weight or volume of your shipment, means of transportation, fees of the destination port, and the particular season.

It may come off laughable initially when you’re told that season is a vital determinant of the cost of shipping, nonetheless, it is indeed one of the factors that you need to pay undiluted attention to.

When talking about international shipments, there’s something called a “peak season”.  The primary peak season usually falls between August and October and a shorter peak season exists between January and February. These periods of the year are characterized by higher demands of shipments and resultant more expensive international shipments.

Which Size Of Shipping Container Is Most Suitable For Me?

If you are shipping goods to Barbados, then you’ll definitely be employing a 20ft or a 40ft container to hold your items. A 20ft container is capable of accommodating the mass of goods that can be contained in a 3 bedroom flat, while a 40ft compartment can hold twice that amount. Although a 40ft compartment is twice in capacity, it normally doesn’t have twice the expense of a 20ft compartment. To give you a better view, a 20ft compartment can hold about 100 washing machines, or around 50 refrigerators (however not simultaneously).

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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Barbados

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 Barbados of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1850
40 ft Container $2800

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods $670
Personal Effects $540
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $580
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $2800
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $3200
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $4500

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $939
SUV (Container) $1000
Sedan via RORO $2350
SUV via RORO $2440

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

When conveying shipments to Barbados, two means of transportation are majorly used. These are air and sea freight transportation.

The means of transportation that you should utilize depends on your need. If you desire relatively faster shipping, then air freight transportation will be the suitable option for you. On the other hand, if you wish for more cost-effective shipping, then ocean freight transportation is your best bet. In addition to that, sea freight transportation is suggested to be the most effective means, even though air freight transportation is also reliable. Furthermore, you need to check if the delivery is done port-to-port, or whether door-to-door service is available.

Additional Shipping Costs

Shipments conveyed to Barbados can be claimed at the seaport or airport relatively easily, at least in respect to their location in the country. You could also try door-to-door service if you aren’t conversant with how to receive your goods at the ports.

Other shipping costs worth considering include:

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

While international shipping is relatively safer than it used to be, nobody will want to be in a position where they are accountable for any damages that occur along the line. Therefore, it is reasonable and necessary to ask about insurance coverage. Insurance is measured based on the monetary value of your items other than the weight or volume.

What’s Next?

Now you’re quite knowledgeable of the essential facts, you only require a quote to get started. We can offer you a detailed quote on your container shipping costs that’s also free. Simply fill out our web form or call us at (888) 202-0036.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Bill of Lading?

The Bill of Lading is a document signed by carriers, such as railroads or container shipping lines, that acknowledges receipt of goods and incorporates an agreement to transport the goods to a specified destination. Bills of Lading are closely related to warehouse receipts, which contain a storage agreement rather than a carriage agreement.

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Barbados?

Below are some of the documents that must be presented to customs when goods arrive in Barbados:

• Airway bills or bills of lading depending on the method of import;
• CARICOM document invoice (a commercial invoice is acceptable if all the required information is present);
• The supplier’s invoice documenting all items in the shipment;
• The C-60 form—a declaration of particulars relating to customs value;
• The C-63 form—indicating information including the items shipped, weight, shipper, and tariff code.

When import licenses are required, they must be obtained before importation.  The use of a registered customs broker is recommended when preparing export/import documents.

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

The importation of specific articles is restricted or prohibited to protect the community, to maintain animal and plant life, among other reasons. Prohibited articles such as illegal drugs and pornography will be seized, and persons may face penalties or prosecution. You won’t want to experience being locked up for using or selling these types of goods, especially during your travel period.

Restricted items may be released after inspection by the appropriate agency or detained until conditions of the restrictions are met.

Receipts are issued for all articles detained by customs.

Among the restricted items are Fruits and Vegetables. All fruits, vegetables, plants, cuttings, seeds, or unprocessed plant products must be declared to customs and presented for inspection by a Plant Quarantine Officer. Fresh fruits from certain countries are prohibited to prevent the spreading of pest and plant diseases. Particular plants, seeds, or cuttings may require an import permit and a phytosanitary certificate.

Request for import permits and further information should be addressed to:

Plant Quarantine Ministry of Agriculture, Graeme Hall, Christ Church, Barbados

Telephone number: (246) 428-4150

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

Traveling for personal reasons or moving to Barbados is exciting, especially if you’re planning to bring or ship all kinds of items. But you should be aware of the tax expenses that might show up if you ever decide to push through with your plan.

Excise tax is charged on four categories of goods:

• Alcoholic beverages
• Tobacco products
• Motor vehicles
• Petroleum products. 

Rates range from 5 to 60 percent. A 10 % excise tax before VAT is also levied on sweetened beverages.  A list of goods and imports that are exempt from excise taxes is available from the Barbados Customs Department.

Many essential food products, and some goods and services, have been zero-rated or exempted from the tax. Products that have been zero-rated or exempt include the items listed below:

• International Business Companies
• Financial services
• Water
• Medical services.

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

Tariffs are fees applied to specific products from specific countries at specific times, whereas customs duties are based on product characteristics. Finally, tax rates are set and calculated based on the total value of the imported product. Each country has its own set of fee obligations, each with its own set of rules, deadlines, and forms. Working with trusted international partners is essential to ensuring that you meet both the primary and more specific product certification requirements.

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

Yes, you must be physically present when the container is delivered because your signature will be required to sign specific documents. You also need to supervise the moving team when the container arrives so you can check if the goods are still intact.

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

A few factors must be considered before scheduling container delivery to your location. You must be aware of the delivery fees, permit requirements, ground conditions, and clearance space in advance.

Normal shipping containers such as the 20-foot storage container typically require 75 feet of straight clearance. A 40-foot storage container will require approximately 100 feet of straight clearance. Most containers require a minimum of 12 feet of width clearance and 20 feet of overhead clearance.

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

According to the SICE Foreign Trade Information System, “The authorities report that around 30% to 40% of imports are subject to documentary and physical inspection; and when other agencies are involved, the average time for goods to clear customs is around two days. The authorities confirm that Barbados has no PSI requirements.”

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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Bolivia to Barbados
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Botswana to Barbados
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Burkina to Barbados
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Cameroon to Barbados
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Central African Rep to Barbados
Chad to Barbados
Chile to Barbados
China to Barbados
Colombia to Barbados
Comoros to Barbados
Congo to Barbados
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Barbados
Costa Rica to Barbados
Croatia to Barbados
Cuba to Barbados
Cyprus to Barbados
Czech Republic to Barbados
Denmark to Barbados
Djibouti to Barbados
Dominica to Barbados
Dominican Republic to Barbados
East Timor to Barbados
Ecuador to Barbados
Egypt to Barbados
El Salvador to Barbados
Equatorial Guinea to Barbados
Eritrea to Barbados
Estonia to Barbados
Ethiopia to Barbados
Fiji to Barbados
Finland to Barbados
France to Barbados
Gabon to Barbados
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Ghana to Barbados
Greece to Barbados
Grenada to Barbados

Guatemala to Barbados
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Haiti to Barbados
Honduras to Barbados
Hungary to Barbados
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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.

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