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Cost of Shipping a Container to Burundi

Published on 2021-08-25

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

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Burundi Container Shipping Cost

The cost of moving a container overseas differs widely. Shipping a full container overseas costs between $2,000 and $3,000, while smaller container loads are less expensive. The cost is affected by different factors, like destination and shipping services.

If you’re moving items to Burundi, we got you covered. Three Movers offers shipping services to Burundi. How much will our services cost you? Let’s find out!

How Much Does Shipping a Container to Burundi Cost?

The cost of moving a full container to another country is determined by various factors, such as container size, destination, and shipment mode. We’ll go through each factor in detail below to help you plan and budget your overseas shipping costs.

  • The volume or weight of your items – In sea freight, the shipping cost will depend on the measurements of your cargo. On the other hand, the weight of your items is the main factor that will determine the cost of shipping your items in air cargo.
  • Type of transport – The method of transportation will heavily affect the shipping cost. Air freight is typically faster and more expensive than sea freight. So if you’re not delivering time-sensitive items, it’s best to choose the ocean. Sea freight is often five times less expensive than air freight.
  • Distance: Shipping your belongings halfway around the world will cost more than sending them across the Mediterranean. The shipment cost will be affected by whether it is port-to-port or door-to-door. If the shipping company is transferring your things from your old front door to your new one, the fee will be higher. But despite this, we strongly advise using door-to-door services to avoid logistical issues.
  • The destination port: Customs tariffs and service fees are unavoidable during customs clearance, but they differ from each country. With that said, the final destination of your shipping container will decide the amount of taxes you must pay.
  • Time of the year: International shipping, like any other industry, has peak seasons. Peak seasons for international shipping happen during summer (between August and September) and shortly after the Chinese New Year. The demand is higher, and capacity is limited during the peak season. Therefore, the shipping costs would be higher than usual. If you want to get the best deals, avoid shipping during these months.

Other fees to consider when delivering business or personal items abroad:

  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Taxes and Custom fees
  • Inspections
  • General Rate Increase
  • Storage

In Burundi, peak seasons happen mid-year and during the holiday season. So if you’re shipping within those months, it’s best to choose door-to-door shipping. It’s more likely that the Bujumbura Port will be receiving a large number of exports and imports during that time. It may take days to process your container or items if you choose the port-to-port service.

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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Burundi

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 Burundi of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1755
40 ft Container $1865

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $735
Household Goods $795
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $538
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $2805
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $3205
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3805

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2305
SUV (Container) $2435
Sedan via RORO $1275
SUV via RORO $1355

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

There are many types of shipping containers, but you only need to be familiar with two: the 20-foot and the 40-foot. The other options are primarily for corporate and industrial shipments.

A 20-foot container can pack household items of a three-bedroom apartment. It has a volume of 33 cubic meters (cbm). However, there is usually only about 25-28cbm of usable area.

On the other hand, the 40-foot container has a total capacity of 67cbm, but roughly 54-58cbm is actually used. If you have a lot of items to transport, 40-foot containers are clearly the better option. Houses with four (or more) bedrooms will almost certainly require a 40-foot container.

You don’t have to pay for the entire container when transporting your belongings. You can ask the moving company to move your cargo through LCL shipping. In LCL, or less than container load, you will share a single container’s space with other individuals.

The contents of a one-bedroom flat could generally be transported using LCL. If you have a large number of things to send, FCL (Full Container Load) or sole-use cargo is the best option.

You should pay for a whole container to transfer all of your stuff together. Since the container will only include your items, this option is quicker and safer.

Different Types of Freight Transportation

There are various ways to send a container overseas, similar to how we ship domestically, each having its own pricing, benefits, and disadvantages.

  • Land transport (by truck or train): Trucks and railroads are often used in domestic and intercontinental moves, although they are not suitable for international shipping. Land transportation has the advantage of being inexpensive and generally efficient, but it has the disadvantage of being limited to destinations that can be reached by road or track.
  • Air freight is not a very common option for moving a container overseas due to its high cost. Air freight can be ten times more expensive than maritime freight. On the other hand, it has the advantage of being extremely quick and efficient. It may be a sensible option if you’re simply shipping a few boxes at a time. You can choose air freight to ship your container to Burundi. But if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on shipping, pick sea freight instead.
  • Sea freight, or transporting by container ship, is the most low-cost but also the most time-consuming method of shipping internationally. Sea freight can take anywhere from a few days to many weeks, depending on the route and destination. When shipping products between continents, however, a container ship is frequently the only option.

What’s next?

Whether you’re transporting personal belongings or consumer goods, Three Movers can help in keeping your items safe throughout the international shipping process.

To know more about how our solutions can help you streamline logistics and protect your shipment, contact us now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Documents That I Need for Shipping to Burundi?

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can make it feel confusing. Below is a list of what you need to make it less overwhelming for you:

• Commercial Invoice.
• Packing List.
• Import Customs Declaration.
• Bill of Lading & Sea Waybill.
• Certificates (production, vessel, phytosanitary)
• Arrival Notice.
• Certificate of Origin.
• Importer Security Filing (local customs requirements)
• Letter of Credit.

There might be additional government permits and special licenses needed for specific products.

I Don’t Know What A Bill of Lading is. Can You Explain It To Me?

The Bill of Lading is a transport document that states the carrier is obliged to deliver cargo in a designated place. It also serves as a shipment receipt, as well as, a document containing the terms of the contract of the shipment.

What’s the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder, a Broker, and an NVOCC?

Freight forwarders are responsible for transporting goods and shipments between two destinations. They are experienced in all modes of cargo transportation – rail, air, road, and sea. They may also process all relevant shipping documents. The freight broker is the middleman between shippers and carriers. Instead of being in charge of the physical shipment, they facilitate the communication between the shipper and the carrier. Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), as the name suggests, do not own or operate ocean transport vessels. Instead, they make arrangements with ship owners and shipping lines for the transportation of cargo under their own Bill of Lading.

What Am I Not Allowed To Ship To Burundi?

It’s best to know if there are any special arrangements needed for specific products, or if you’re allowed to send them at all. Below is a list of things you are prohibited to ship to the country:

• Illegal drugs
• Weapons, explosives, and ammunition
• Knives and deadly weapons
• Plant and plant products
• Meat and meat products
• Hazardous materials and dangerous goods
• Counterfeit money and goods
• Pornographic materials

A veterinary health certificate is also required if you’re importing pets into the country. A rabies vaccination certificate from the country of origin will also be required.

Are There Custom Duties and Taxes That I Have to Pay When Shipping to Burundi?

Burundi allows free import of some specific items, as long as they are within a certain threshold. Below is a list of those items:

• 1000 Cigarettes
• 1Kg of Tobacco
• 1 Liter of alcoholic beverages
• A deposit will be needed for any technical items being imported such as computers, phones DVD players, etc.

In most countries, if the gift exceeds a certain value, it is taxable, and Burundi is not an exception. Gifts and travel souvenirs with a value up to BIF 300 are non-taxable.

Does FCL and LCL Shipment Have Different Transit Times, Why?

First, we must know the difference between the Full Cargo Load (FCL) shipment and the Less Than Cargo Load (LCL) shipment.

Full Cargo Load (FCL) is when a customer fills one container with all the items to be shipped. The client is responsible for packing and unpacking this container from the point of origin to the destination. It will be delivered directly to the destination port without any reworking or rerouting and is faster than the LCL shipment.

Less Than Cargo Load (LCL) is when multiple customers utilize one container. The shipping line or company will pack the items of every single customer. Delivery of this kind of shipment takes place in multiple ports, which is why this is slower than the FCL shipment.

Is It Possible To Track My Cargo In Transit?

Yes. It is possible to track your cargo while it is in transit. The cargo transit system will allow you to track your shipment anytime and anywhere. To track your shipment, you only need to specify the container number/Bill of Lading/booking number and the shipping line.

How Much Can I Put Into My Container?

A 20’ container weighs around 4,500 pounds without contents while a 40’ container will weigh roughly around 8,500 pounds without contents. With maximum content, it will weigh 55,000 pounds and 67,000 respectively. With those in mind, a 20’ container can be filled with about 50,500 pounds of items and a 40’ container would allow for 58,500 pounds of goods.

I’m Not Sure If I Should Get Insurance for My Shipment. Should I Do That?

Insurance is important for every transaction. It ensures that you and your items are well-protected during the shipment process, just in case of cargo damage or other unprecedented situations. This is why for your interest and the interest of your business; insurance is something you definitely need.

It’s important to note that even if you refuse to get insurance for your items, the container rental company will usually require you to insure the shipping container you will be using.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

Guatemala to Burundi
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Haiti to Burundi
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Hungary to Burundi
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Jordan to Burundi
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Kiribati to Burundi
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Kosovo to Burundi
Kuwait to Burundi
Kyrgyzstan to Burundi
Laos to Burundi
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Lebanon to Burundi
Lesotho to Burundi
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Myanmar, {Burma} to Burundi
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Nicaragua to Burundi
Niger to Burundi
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Rwanda to Burundi
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San Marino to Burundi
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Senegal to Burundi
Serbia to Burundi
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Sierra Leone to Burundi
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South Sudan to Burundi
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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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