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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Colombia

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost Of Shipping A Container To Colombia

How Much Does It Cost Of Shipping A Container To Colombia?

Colombia Container Shipping Cost

The cost of shipping a container to Colombia may vary from the pick-up station and this is also dependent on several factors.

Roughly, that should cost you between 5 and 27 million Colombian pesos, but as stated, many underlying factors determine the relative cost of shipping a container of any size.

Three Movers is a world-leading shipping service and if you would like to ship a container to Colombia, we are at your service.

We know people have difficulty calculating their cost of shipping; that's why in this article we're going to help you understand the elements involved in determining the shipping costs of your containers.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Shipping

The final price of shipping a container depends on a variety of variables. The item's volume or weight, the mode of transportation, and the season all play a role.

The season is a dynamic component that we brought up earlier. You can save money on shipping costs by purchasing during the off season.

You can discover the lowest prices if you visit Colombia in the shoulder seasons (May and August through November).

Shipping costs typically increase from the beginning of December to the middle or end of January due to increased demand during this time of year. It turns out that this holds true between mid-June and late August as well.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

The types of containers most commonly used in shipping are two: 20 and 40-foot containers. They differ mainly in appearance and storage capacity. To familiarize yourself with both, a breakdown of their size is as follows:

  • Length: 5.9m/19.4ft for 20ft and 12.03m/39.5ft for 40ft container
  • Height: 2.39m/7.9ft for 20ft and 2.39m/7.9ft for 40ft container
  • Width: 2.35m/7.8ft for 20ft and 2.4m/7.9ft for 40ft container
  • The 20ft container has a pay load capacity of 25,000kg/55126.9lbs, and a cubic capacity of 33.2m2/1172cu.
  • The 40ft variant has 27600kg/61200lbs as its pay load capacity and a cubic capacity of 67.7m2/2389cu.

Given the size of the two containers, let's take a look at their carrying capacity.

  • An EU standard pallet (European pallet is 1.2×0.8m) for each 20ft container is 11 Euro pallets, and 23 to 24 in 40ft container.
  • A EUR2 standard pallet (is 1.2×1m) for each 20ft container is 10 to 11 Euro pallets, and 20 or 21 in 40ft container.
  • North American standard pallet (is 1.016m×1.219m) for each 20ft container is 10 pallets, and 20 in 40ft container.

Taking into account these variations in both containers, the amount of load you have will determine the cost of your shipment.

However, if the amount of goods you have is less than a container, you do not need to pay for a full container because you can share container spaces with other customers; we call this Less Than Container Load (LCL). Furthermore, if your goods could occupy a whole container, it is called Full Container Load (FCL).

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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Colombia

The difference between the two is that, with LCL, your goods and that of others are packed into one container, but with minimal costs, while in the case of FCL, you pay higher as your goods occupy the entire container.

Besides being cheap when it comes to LCL, FCL has more advantages because you can ship faster, more secure, and also other items that may not be favorable to be contained along with other people's cargo.

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 Colombia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $895
40 ft Container $1075
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $430
Household Goods $490
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International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $385
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1868
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2303
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2807
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Sedan (Container) $1868
SUV (Container) $1957
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SUV via RORO $1634

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

When it comes to shipping your goods to Columbia, there are two common ways, ocean freight, and air freight.

There is a large disparity between the two, which is why you must explore your options and also consider your priorities in advance.

Sea freight has the advantage of cost; it could be five times cheaper, if not more when compared with air freight.

However, when it comes to faster shipping and secure transport of your goods, air freight is your best chance.

Additional Shipping Costs

As mentioned earlier, factors that influence shipping costs include the volume and weight of the item, period of the year, distance, and mode of transportation.

But that's not everything.

There are potential incremental costs due to other procedures such as:

  • Custom Fees
  • Insurance
  • General Rate Increase (GRI)
  • Inland Delivery Charges
  • Quarantine and Container Inspection Fees etc.

What’s Next

The above tips will give you a generalized idea of the factors taken into account when determining the cost of shipping a container to Colombia.

As the rate depends on a number of factors that may not have been identified here, the best way to get the right estimate is to get in touch with Three Movers for the lowest shipping rates ever.

So, get moving with a free quote from us. We can still be reached at (888) 202-0036.

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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. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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