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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Brunei

Published on 2021-08-25

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

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Brunei Container Shipping Cost

Are you thinking of shipping a container to Brunei? Are you worried about the hassle of the process of international shipping? Three Movers is the solution to your questions. We have spent over a decade in the moving business and have acquired an encyclopedic knowledge of all the intricacies of container shipping. We will advise you on all the steps you need to take and provide you with enough information to make the right choice.

Factors that affect the cost of shipping

Understanding the factors that affect the cost of shipping will help you gain insight into the price indicated on the quote. You can also use this information to adjust and minimize the cost. Five major factors affect the shipping costs to Brunei:

  • The distance.
  • The type of transport.
  • The time of the year.
  • The volume and weight of the items.
  • The destination port.

The time of the year affects the cost because prices shift based on demand. The months of January, February, August, and September experience high volumes of shipping activities, and the prices adjust based on demand.

The destination port is a factor because charges are not uniform worldwide or even within a specific country. Our experienced team at Three Movers has the knowledge to recommend the suitable destination port in Brunei that meets your needs and offers you the best value.

Other factors that will impact the shipping cost include:

  • Insurance: You will need to insure your cargo, and the value of your possessions will determine the premium amount.
  • Customs fees: Brunei’s customs and port authorities will subject your container to the fees and levies required under the country’s laws. 
  • Inspections: While just a tiny fraction of containers are physically inspected, yours may be one of them. In this scenario, the costs will be added to your final bill.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): Operations costs are the determinant of the GRI. Take note of the trends when selecting your preferred shipping date.
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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Brunei

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 Brunei of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $385
40 ft Container $430

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $480
Household Goods $530
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $480
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1290
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $1970
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2330

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1157
SUV (Container) $1225
Sedan via RORO $795
SUV via RORO $855

Which size of shipping container works best for me?

Once you have decided to move your items using a container, the next step is finding the right size. You have the option of a 20ft container if your items fit in a standard 3-bedroom house or a smaller size. Anything above that will fit in a 40ft container.

If you choose a 20 ft container but still have plenty of room left in the container, go with the LCL (Less Than Container Load) option. The LCL option allows you to share the shipping cost with another customer whose items will be placed in the same container. If your items fill the container or you simply do not want to share a container, go with the FCL (Full Container Loads) option.

Understanding the different types of freight transportation

When shipping a container to Brunei, you can use air or sea. Sea is ideal for non-urgent items. Your container should arrive in Brunei in 2-8 weeks. If you need your container to arrive fast, go with the air transport option. Your container will arrive safely in 2-4 business days. The fast convenience of air freight transport is reflected in the high cost. While sea freight may take longer, it is far much cheaper and environmentally friendly. 

What’s next?

Now that you know the details of the cost of shipping a container to Brunei, it is time to claim your free quote. Fill out your details on our website or call our toll-free number (888) 202-0036 for an instant quote at no cost. At Three Movers, we pride ourselves on exceptional service delivery and customizing our packages to suit the needs of every customer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Do I Need When Shipping to Brunei?

Clients shipping to Brunei must provide the following documents:

• Bill of Lading;
• Shipping Delivery Order;
• Commercial Invoice;
• Packing List;
• Import Permit;
• Customs Import Declaration; and
• Certificate of Origin.

There are also additional documents and government permission needed for specific products. Below are examples of products and the agencies in charge:

• Animal products or by-products meant for consumption (Halal Import Permit Issuing Board);
• Broadcasting equipment (Prime Minister’s Office);
• Chemicals (Ministry of Health);
• Communications equipment (Authority for Info-communication Technology Industry);
• Construction materials (Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources);
• Fireworks (Royal Brunei Police Force);
• Fish, aquatic creatures, or fishing equipment (Fisheries Department);
• Herbal medicines or foods (Ministry of Health);
• ‘Junk food’ (Ministry of Health);
• Mineral water (Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources);
• Non-motor vehicles (Royal Customs and Excise Department);
• Paraphernalia with government insignia (Adat Istiadat Department);
• Plants, live animals, or produce (Agricultural Department);
• Publication material in print or digital mediums (Royal Brunei Police Force);
• Religious books or goods bearing religious iconography (Internal Security Department); and
• Used motor vehicles (Land Transport Department).

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

It is important to know the difference between FCL and LCL shipments in order to answer why they have different transit times. FCL, or Full Cargo Load, is when a consumer uses the full container for his cargo. FCLs are usually packed and unpacked by the client at the point of origin and destination.

LCL, or Less Than Cargo Load, is when one container is being utilized by multiple shippers. In these cases, the shipping line is responsible for packing and unpacking the goods for the different consumers.

An FCL cargo, once shipped, will reach the point of destination without being reworked due to it being owned by only one consumer. This way it will reach its destination faster than an LCL cargo which can get reworked at multiple ports because it has multiple destinations.

Are There Goods That I’m NOT Allowed to Ship to Brunei?

Just like most moving companies, there are items you can’t ship to Brunei. Things like hazardous materials such as gasoline, lighter fluid, charcoal, motor oil, propane tanks, scuba tank paint, paint thinner, fertilizer, ammonia, fireworks, fire extinguishers, guns, and ammunition. It is also best not to ship high-value items such as jewelry, important documents, and sentimental items into the container. Perishable items are also not recommended, as well as plants.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

This is a legal document that works as a shipment receipt. It is issued by a carrier to the shipper that details the type, quantity, and destination of the shipment. It must accompany the shipment at all times, signed by an authorized representative from the carrier, shipper, and receiver.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

Shipping documents do get lost in transit. If this happened to you, there are a few steps you can take. First, you can place an ad or some kind of notice on your local press for the loss of the bill. Then you must secure a court order which advises the carrier to deliver the shipment to their title-holder. A letter of indemnity will also be received, indemnifying the carrier or any person injured by the delivery, against liability under the outstanding bill.

What’s the Difference between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Shipping duties are a type of tax on cross-border that are collected by customs as government revenue and to protect local industries. Shipping taxes are government fees placed upon imported goods. Even if it was imported, consumption tax still applies.

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

Brunei follows the Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) for all the goods imported to the country from member states of the ASEAN. For shipments and goods arriving from ASEAN member states, Brunei follows the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN).

As of April 2017, the majority of goods shipped to Brunei does not incur tariff. The few goods which do are charged five to ten percent.

Brunei has no other taxes on imports.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Every single one of the containers we use is waterproof and comes with a product guarantee, they are also manufactured with vents on the upper portion of the container walls. However, containers sold with an “As-ls” condition may have holes or some kind of damage. They are priced according to value, but they are not guaranteed to be water-tight.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

You will need insurance for your container and the items you put inside. Even if you refuse to insure your belongings, most container rental companies will require you to protect the shipping container. Insurance is necessary because it ensures that you and your items are well-protected during the shipment process.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

Afghanistan to Brunei
Albania to Brunei
Algeria to Brunei
Andorra to Brunei
Angola to Brunei
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Bahamas to Brunei
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Belize to Brunei
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Bolivia to Brunei
Bosnia Herzegovina to Brunei
Botswana to Brunei
Brazil to Brunei
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Cameroon to Brunei
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Cape Verde to Brunei
Central African Rep to Brunei
Chad to Brunei
Chile to Brunei
China to Brunei
Colombia to Brunei
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Congo to Brunei
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Brunei
Costa Rica to Brunei
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Cuba to Brunei
Cyprus to Brunei
Czech Republic to Brunei
Denmark to Brunei
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East Timor to Brunei
Ecuador to Brunei
Egypt to Brunei
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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.

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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