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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Belgium

Published on 2021-08-21

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

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Belgium Container Shipping Cost

Several factors influence how much it costs to ship a container to Belgium. Factors such as distance to travel and size of cargo are usually the first to come to mind but there are other important factors to consider as well. Three Movers will assist you with this difficult task and you will be glad that you choose to work with us.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

The key factors affecting the cost of shipping consist of the following:

Volume/Weight Of The Goods

It’s not officially one or the other because it depends on the shipping method you choose. When shipping by water, the dimensions of your items are most significant, but shipping by air prioritizes the weight of your goods. The more items you have, the more it will cost to ship them to your new location.

The Mode Of Transportation

The mode of transportation determines both the price and the time it takes for your belongings to arrive. Air freight is often faster and more expensive than ocean freight, so if you have the time, go with the sea. When compared to air freight, sea freight is frequently five times less expensive.

The Journey Distance

It will cost more to ship your belongings halfway across the world than across the Mediterranean. Also, whether you’re moving port to port or door to door will affect the cost of your move. The charge will be higher if your shipping company transports your belongings from receiving port or airport to the final destination.

Destination Port

Every country requires destination port customs duties and service costs. They do, however,  differ from one country to the next.  In some countries, the import tax levied on a shipment must be paid before the shipment can be delivered to the receiver.

Time Of The Year

Peak seasons exist in international shipping, just as they do in every other industry. During the busy season, delivery costs are typically higher.

How much do international shipments to Belgium cost
Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Belgium

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 Belgium of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $180
40 ft Container $260

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods $260
Personal Effects $290
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $260
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1250
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $1550
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $1850

Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to Belgium 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 $330
SUV via RORO $380

Which Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

You can choose from a range of container sizes, but you are most likely to go with a 20ft or 40ft container. If you’re exporting the contents of three bedrooms, a 20ft container is the best choice but it is advisable to use a 40ft option if you are shipping your vehicle with other items.

If the amount of items you want to deliver is small, you may not need to pay for the entire container. The less than container load ( LCL ) option allows multiple clients to share a container when the volume of items is not more than that of a one-bedroom flat. However, greater volumes require the full container load option.

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

Container shipment to Belgium majorly uses the two options of sea freight or air freight. The sea freight option provides you with a low cost of transportation but presents a disadvantage of a much longer trip time of about five times slower than the air freight option. Choose the sea option if you don’t care about the duration and you want to save costs. If time is of the essence, though, air freight is the best option. Another distinction between the two is that Sea freight places more significance on volume than weight. When it comes to air freight, things are reversed.

Additional Shipping Costs

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

❖      Custom duties and customs clearance

❖      Container inspection fees

❖      General Rate Increase

❖      Inland delivery charges

❖      Quarantine fees

❖      Insurance

Cargoes to Belgium can be picked up quite easily at the port or airport but the door-to-door service option is available if you don’t have a way of getting your items to the final destination or do not want to go through the stress of picking them from the port or airport.

What’s Next?

Now that you have the required information, all you need is a quote to get started. We can provide you with a free precise shipping quote. Simply complete our web form or give us a call at (888) 202-0036.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Belgium?

Failure to provide the required documents might result in significant delays, and it may even prevent you from leaving the port of origin. You’ll need the following documentation for international shipping to guarantee that your goods leave on time:

● Commercial and Proforma Invoices
● Bills of Lading
● Packing List
● Shipper’s Letter of Instructions (SLI)
● Automated Export System (AES) Filing
● Certificate of Origin (CO)
● Incoterms
● Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
● Operational Instructions
● Shipping Under a Letter of Credit

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading (BL or BoL) is a legal document that specifies the kind, amount, and destination of goods being transported by a carrier. When the courier transports the cargo to a designated location, the bill of lading also functions as a shipping receipt. This agreement must be signed by an authorized person from the carrier, shipper, and receiver and must accompany the sent items, regardless of the mode of transit.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

In these instances, shipping lines will need a bank guarantee that covers at least 100% of the cargo value and is valid for at least one year.

If you lose your bill of lading, you must notify your carrier so that their shipping line may issue a new bill of lading. If your shipment has already arrived at your destination and you are going to incur demurrage or storage costs, or if you need to clear the container quickly, you must notify them to release the bill of lading.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Typical shipping containers are air and watertight, although they do feature small pressure-activated vents on the sides near the roof. These vents are intended to aid with heat or moisture build-up. However, they are not always efficient in avoiding condensation on the roof’s underside or on the walls.

Shipping containers are built for sea transit and will float if they go overboard. If you wish to store items in a shipping container in an area with a lot of rain, you should get a brand-new airtight container or a top-quality second-hand container with intact door seals that are still airtight.

What is the Maximum Weight That Can Be Loaded into a Container?

Each container can have a varied maximum payload capacity (or weight). A 20-foot container can actually hold more weight than a 40-foot container, depending on the container. This is because 20′ containers weigh around 3,000 pounds less than 40′ containers. Load capabilities, however, vary, and this is not always the case. You should double-check this information with your provider before arranging your shipping.

A container’s maximum gross weight is limited to 67,200 pounds. This implies that the container’s total weight, including the cargo, cannot exceed 67,200 pounds. This, too, varies depending on the container.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

The most useful approach for protecting the value of your products from physical damage, theft, or general deterioration is to get marine cargo insurance. Cargo insurance is not usually covered for all shipping products, and this varies greatly by location. However, shippers and consignees can buy insurance coverage from specialized suppliers, major brokers, local agencies, websites, and freight forwarders on the open market.

It is not necessary to get cargo insurance. It is, nevertheless, highly advised in order to better safeguard your items from harm. It’s crucial to evaluate the price of insurance against the possible losses and collateral harm that might occur if you didn’t have insurance.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

In the FCL shipment, the container is carrying cargo for one shipper and one consignee, and it is not reworked anywhere after it is packed at the port of load and transported to the port of discharge as is. If there is no direct service from point to point, it may be re-handled at a different port.

Meanwhile, in LCL (or Groupage) cargo, the shipping line or groupage operator will load items from several shippers and consignees into the same container, which will then be shipped to multiple locations.

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

You can use GPS tracking systems to watch the movement of your container. If you choose this method, you have to purchase and manually attach it to your cargo.

Apart from that, you can also contact the shipping company to track or know the location of your cargo. Many shipping companies allow their clients to track their cargo using their tracking system.

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

We suggest that you be there when the container is delivered so that it may be put in a location that is practical for you. You are not obligated to be present. If you are not there, the shipping crew will store your container in the most appropriate location and comply with your instructions/requests as long as the onsite conditions permit.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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