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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Democratic Republic of the Congo

Published by Chris Townsend

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

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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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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