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Cost of Shipping a Container to Germany

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost of Shipping a Container to Germany

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

Germany Container Shipping Cost

Three Movers specializes in shipping containers to European countries, including Germany. Their expertise can be seen in the exemplary track record for thousands of successful freighting expeditions over twenty years. However, choosing the right moving agency should be the least of your problems. If you plan to ship your valuables through a container to Germany, there are a few things you must not overlook. We have listed them down for you in the blog below. ocean shipping,

Factors that affect the cost of shipping

There are roughly five factors that affect the cost of freighting your container to Germany or anywhere in the world. Along with the weight or volume of the items, the choice of transportation, and the total distance covered, two other elements are also involved while calculating the shipping cost. They are as follow:

  1. The destination port in Germany – The two major seaports in Germany are Hamburg and Bremerhaven of Bremen. Port of Hamburg is the obvious choice for the shipments coming from the Baltic sea, while the Port of Bremerhaven is considered when the shipment is coming from the North sea. You can also air freight your container and choose from more than half a dozen airports as the destination port for your shipment.
  • The time of the year –The prices during January – February, and August – September (considered the peak season) are highly inflated. Thus, it would be best if you tried to ship your container in the offseason.

Which size of shipping container works best for me?

The two container sizes you can choose from to ship your belongings are 20ft and 40ft. The 40ft containers are double in space and do not cost much more than the 20ft containers. You can store the furniture of almost four and more bedrooms in a 40ft container, while the 20ft container is roughly the size of a regular garage room and can hold the furniture of a three-bedroom house. If you are shipping a car, we suggest you go with the 40ft container that can comfortably store it without any hassles.

You can also choose between Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than Container Load (LCL) for the container load. The former option is for those that can completely fill up a container, and it’s the most cost-effective one. However, if you don’t need the full space of the container the LCL option allows you to share it with others to reduce costs.

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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Germany

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 Germany of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $185
40 ft Container $260
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods $385
Personal Effects $330
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $330
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1225
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $1752
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2156
Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1075
SUV (Container) $940
Sedan via RORO $530
SUV via RORO $595

Understanding the different types of freight transportation

Air freight and ocean freight are the two types of shipping mediums that you can employ to transport your container to Germany. You can go with either as Germany has both – seaports and airports that are internationally well-connected.

Air freight is undoubtedly the best and quickest way to ship your container to Germany. However, if the shipment is not urgent, we suggest you choose sea freighting options as they are almost five times cheaper than air freight and produce the least carbon emissions than any other mode of transport.

Additional Shipping Costs

Some other freighting costs that you may have to incur are as follow:

  • Custom duties and taxes
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance for the container and goods inside

You can prevent any inland delivery charges by signing up the shipping contract at a door-to-door rate. The port-to-port rate may seem cheaper, but the additional cost of delivering your container from port to its original destination may leave you paying far more than the former rate.

What’s Next?

Now that you are aware of the logistics involved in shipping your container to Germany, you can start planning the expedition and hunting for the right moving service. Get your first quote by filling the form on Three Movers website or call on (888) 202-0036 anytime.

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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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