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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Democratic Republic of the Congo

Published on 2021-08-25

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Democratic Republic of the Congo?

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Democratic Republic of the Congo Container Shipping Cost

Shipping a container isn’t an easy process. There’s documentation to consider for the items that you send, budgeting for several different factors, packaging properly to ensure the safety of your items, and much more. Honestly, this is one type of move that you’ll want to leave to professionals. Three Movers is exactly who you’ll need. We ship containers all over the world all the time, including to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We are experienced in all the logistics necessary to pull off a successful international shipment. Let us enlighten you on what goes on in this kind of process.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

Anywhere you ship a container to, you’ll run into the same issues. You have to consider the weight of your cargo if shipping by air, or the volume if shipping by sea. You need to think about the taxes and fees related to the destination port. You have to make sure you choose the correct method of transportation for your freight, and you also have to consider the time of the year. Did we mention that distance is also a huge factor? Logically, the further away you are shipping the more you’ll need to pay.

Out of all these variables, one that you can control that will really affect the final price is the time of the year. There are peak seasons in the shipping industry in which demand is much higher, which reduces the availability of equipment and containers. This can result in an increase in charges.

Which Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

While there are several types and sizes of containers, you will most likely be working with one of two sizes: 20ft or 40ft. The 20ft container has about 25-28cbm (cubic meters) of space that you can use. This is about the size of a garage. To help you visualize, it can store about 100 washing machines. The 40ft container can store twice as much (54-58cbm) without being twice as expensive.

There are also two types of container load modes that you can choose from. Full Container Load (FCL) and Less Than Container Load (LCL). FCL is for those who can fill up a container completely. It’s the most cost-effective option, and it has the benefit of keeping your items safer due to being all pushed together. A loose object in a container can end up causing damage. LCL is the option for those that don’t have that many items but still need to ship them internationally. To make up for the smaller load, your container will be shared with other customers.

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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Democratic Republic of the Congo

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 Equatorial Guinea of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $2095
40 ft Container $2757

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL $179/CBM
Personal Effects $874
Household Goods $1352
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $1527
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $3190
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $3613
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $4294

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2287
SUV (Container) $2387
Sedan via RORO $1845
SUV via RORO $1954

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

There are 3 types of freight to choose from. You can go with land, sea, or air freight transportation. For land freight, you have the option of using a truck or a train. Trucks have more flexible schedules but have to account for traffic which makes them slower. Train freight, on the other hand, is faster and cheaper, but not all places will have the infrastructure in place for this option.

If you aren’t connected to the destination country by land, neither of them will be an option. In those cases, you’ll choose between a cargo plane or a ship. Shipping by air can be very expensive, as the cost for the weight of the cargo can quickly add up. However, it’s a significantly faster option than sea freight. Sea freight does have the benefit of being around 5 times cheaper, as it doesn’t care as much about the weight of your items. You can talk to your freight forwarder to advise on the best shipping method that fits your budget and items.

Additional Shipping Costs

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

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

You should seriously consider getting insurance coverage for your shipping voyage. International shipping is more secure than ever, but it’s still a complex process where you won’t want to be in a position where you are liable for damages. It’s a no-brainer to get coverage. Ask your shipping company about it. Insurance rates are traditionally based on the monetary value of your items as opposed to the weight or volume.

What’s Next?

Now you are ready to get started. The next step is to get a quote. It’s the only way to make heads or tails of what you’ll be looking at in terms of budget. Simply fill out our web form or call us at (888) 202-0036.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to the Democratic Republic of Congo?

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to the Democratic Republic of Congo?
To clear customs processes and comply with all applicable rules and regulations, be sure to prepare all of the appropriate import papers. Knowing the right documents to prepare is essential for a smooth import and export process. The government’s usual trade policy, the type of products being imported, and the particular commodities being imported to the Democratic Republic of Congo all influence the import paperwork required.

The following is some of the most frequent documentation necessary for international container shipping:

● 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

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

No, shipping containers aren’t resilient to water. They are, nevertheless, water-resistant. They can resist the impacts of inclement weather.

The majority of ISO shipping containers feature vents on the long sides, towards the top of the container wall, to allow for ventilation and decrease the possibility of moisture build-up. These vents must, however, are tiny to guarantee that no water enters the container during its course.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

The FCL routes are straightforward. The shipping team will not open or update the container once your items have been placed inside. Your container will be delivered to its destination port or the location specified in your contract.

Meanwhile, the process of LCL shipping is more difficult or complex. The container will be opened and updated at numerous ports since it contains cargo from diverse persons. As a result, LCL shipments take longer to arrive than FLC shipments.

What Kind of Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to the Democratic Republic of Congo?

In most cases, you are required to pay for the customs fees. These are fees, charges, and taxes placed on products carried internationally from one country to another. These fees are added to the shipping expenses of the carrier and vary by item and location. Each country has its own set of regulations and limitations.

If you’re shipping a container to the Democratic Republic of Congo, you need to prepare a commercial invoice, packing lists, bills of lading/air waybill, import license, pro forma invoice, the U.S. shipper’s export declaration, an insurance certificate, and often a certificate of origin are also required.

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

A freight forwarder is a company that arranges commercial transportation for the goods of other businesses. The freight forwarder is generally responsible for cargoes until they reach their destination, depending on the trade and transportation conditions agreed upon, such as the Incoterms from the International Chamber of Commerce.

Customs brokerage is in charge of knowing all export and import laws and regulations and ensuring that they are followed in order to make exporting items as simple as possible for the individual or business.

The NVOCC’s operation includes container sales, stuffing, and transportation to gateway ports. NVOCC workers are in charge of issuing bills of lading and distributing goods internationally. They work with shipping firms to ensure that a certain number of units are transported each year. In exchange, the shipping company offers NVOCC members lower rates. As a result, NVOCC rose to the top of the container trade manufacturer rankings.

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 that a carrier is transporting. When a courier transports an item to a certain location, the bill of lading also functions as a shipping receipt. This document should be signed by an authorized person from the carrier, shipper, and recipient, regardless of the mode of transportation.

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

You are not required to be present. Your presence is not always needed when a container is being delivered. You may have someone accept or sign the paperwork for the container delivery. We do advise that you be there when the container comes so that it may be put in a location that is convenient for you. If there’s no one to receive the container, the shipping team will likely place your container in the most convenient location.

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

The manufacturer and the materials used on the container define the allowed container weight. The container’s doors and CSC plate usually show volume and dimension information.

The weight restriction for a 20ft container is 25.000 kg/55.126 lb. The maximum cargo capacity of a 40ft container is 27.600 kg / 61.200 lb.

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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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