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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Dominica

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost Of Shipping A Container To Dominica

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

Dominica Container Shipping Cost

There are numerous reasons why you might need to move containers to Dominica. Using shipping containers is one of the best ways to move your entire home, relocate your office, or ship a large quantity of produced goods.

Whatever your reasons are, Three Movers can provide solutions to help you ship your cargo to Dominica.

However, keep in mind that the shipping costs can vary depending on a variety of factors. With that in mind, here are some factors to consider when calculating the cost of carrying shipping containers!

How much does it cost to ship a container to Dominica?

The cost of shipping varies depending on the destination, route, service, product weight, and other factors. Here's a quick overview to help you learn more about them:

  • The volume and weight of your items: This is an important consideration when determining shipping costs. If you have a large package, shipping will be expensive. The same is true for package weight. A larger box costs more to ship.
  • Transportation mode: The ways of delivery you select will have an impact on your international shipping charges. If you're exporting overseas, you'll be able to choose between air and sea freight. The cost of international shipping can differ significantly between the two. The cost of air freight is more than the cost of sea freight.
  • Distance: Long-distance shipments cost more than freight with a close destination. When determining how far your shipment will travel, carriers frequently employ dynamic geographic zones.
  • Season: International shipping, like any other industry, has busy periods. Summer and the days preceding Chinese New Year are the busiest times. Shipping prices will be higher than usual during these months.

Other things to think about while delivering commercial or personal items:

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

The peak season in Dominica lasts from October through January. If you ship during those months, expect higher freight prices.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

For residential and business freight, a 20ft or 40ft container is the ideal solution.

Household items of a three-bedroom house can fit within a 20-foot shipping container. It has 33 cubic meters (cbm) capacity, although the usable area is only about 25-28 cbm.

Container shipping costs of full container loads

Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Dominica

The 67 cbm capacity of the 40 foot container is another impressive feature. Nevertheless it can only hold 54-58 cbm. Still 40-foot containers are the finest option for carrying a lot of items.

It is not necessary to pay for the entire container while exporting your belongings. Shipping options include FCL (Full Container Load) and LCL (less than container load).

LCL shipping requires you to share a container with other customers. In contrast if you went with FCL you would have to shell out for a whole container worth of shipping costs. This is a more convenient and secure option as your personal belongings will be the only ones stored in the container.

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 Dominica of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1868
40 ft Container $2156
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL $125/CBM
Personal Effects $795
Household Goods $855
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Dominica services - quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $685
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $3205
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $3804
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $4505
Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2807
SUV (Container) $2907
Sedan via RORO $1553
SUV via RORO $1654

Different Types of Freight Transportation

Each mode of transportation has advantages and downsides. However, understanding them can help in determining the appropriate type of transportation for your container.

To give you an idea about it, here's a breakdown of each form of transportation's advantages and disadvantages.

For both local and intercontinental shipping, land transit is the most often employed mode of transportation. It has the advantage of being both simple and inexpensive. This approach, however, is only available to areas accessible by road or track.

Air freight is also a viable option for transporting your stuff. It's quick, and it's the best choice if you're simply moving a few boxes at a time. You can fly your container to Dominica, but this is an expensive mode of shipping.

You could use ocean freight if you don't want to spend a lot of money on shipping. Ships can carry far larger loads at a quarter of the price of air transportation. It is the chosen means of transport for sending huge objects in bulk. Even though it's the most cost-effective international shipping method, it is also the most time-consuming. Your cargo could take several days to a few weeks to arrive at its destination.

What's next?

Whether you're shipping personal stuff or consumer products, Three Movers can keep your items safe during the overseas shipping route.

Contact us right now to learn more about how our solutions can help you optimize shipping and secure your cargo. You can fill out our web form or call us at (888) 202-0036 to get a free quote.

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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.

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