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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Ghana

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost Of Shipping A Container To Ghana

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

Ghana Container Shipping Cost

Planning on shipping a container to Ghana or anywhere in the African continent is not everyone’s cup of tea. The process of container shipping to Ghana can be a stressful experience. To add to your problems, you are also liable to choose the correct insurance, the right container size, the best time to avoid the volatile nature of international shipping prices, and so on.

You can avoid most problems by opting for the right moving agency to ship your container to Ghana. Three Movers is an experienced freighting agency that specializes in worldwide container shipping, including Ghana.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Container Shipping To Ghana

Most people don’t know, but there are a total of five factors that contribute to the final pricing of any shipment across the world. Some of the popular ones are the weight or volume of the items, the choice of transportation, and the total distance covered. The unknown ones are as follow:

The destination port in Ghana

Ghana coastline touches the Gulf of Guinea in the North Atlantic Ocean, and its seaports are equipped with good shipping facilities to inland cities. Some of its major seaports are the Port of Takoradi and the Port of Tema. You can also ship your container via air freight to the Kotoka Airport or the Kumasi Airport, as these two are the only international airports in the country.

Time of the year

The months of January, February, August, and September are considered the peak season in the international freighting industry. The costs of international shipping rise exponentially during these months.

Cost Of Shipping Household Goods To Ghana

You should pay for the volume of your shipment when sending household products to Ghana. Shipping to Ghana averages $115 per cubic meter. Using a full-service moving company means you'll have to pay extra for services like packing, loading, unloading, furniture assembly, disassembly, etc. If you don't have a lot of items to transport, package shipping services may be a more cost-effective option for you. Shipment and delivery services like FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, etc. all have websites you may visit.

Which size of shipping container works best for me?

You can opt for two container sizes that are generally used in shipping house furniture through freighting services. Both the 20ft and 40ft containers are spacious enough to store the furniture of a three-bedroom house. But the 40ft container does give you a better value for money as it can also be used for shipping cars or a mini-truck.

However, if you do not have a large volume of the item, you can also share a part of a single container. The LCL (less than container load) arrangements can be made where you can share one-third part of a 20ft or a 40ft container if you only have a handful of boxes to ship.

Cost Of Shipping 40 FT Container To Ghana

On average shipping, a full load of 40 FT containers costs around $2,000. For less than a container load, the average cost is $115 per cubic meter of space. If you want to ship cars or other objects that need special attention, the cost will be extra. To move a 40 FT container to Ghana with 2 standard-sized cars, the price can easily reach $5000.

Cost Of Shipping 20 Ft Container To Ghana

On average, the cost of shipping a 20 ft container to Ghana costs around $1,750. The LCL cost per cubic meter is the same as a 40 ft shipping container i.e. $115 on average. The cost will increase if you want to ship a car and other things that need extra attention. It can cost more than $2,000 to transport a single car in a 20 ft container. You can help decrease the cost by choosing the right company for container shipping services. Three Movers has helped people to move 20 ft containers from the UK, India, USA, and many other countries at affordable rates.

Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Ghana

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 Ghana of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1752
40 ft Container $1957
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL $115/CBM
Household Goods $735
Personal Effects $595
International House Moving Costs

International shipping service for a household move to Ghana services – quick, easy, and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $735
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $2807
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $3205
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $4105
Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2156
SUV (Container) $2203
Sedan via RORO $1157
SUV via RORO $1225

Understanding the different types of freight transportation

You can ship your container to Ghana through both means – ocean freight and air freight. The air freighting options offer a quick-moving experience, but it does come with a hefty price tag. On the other hand, the sea freighting options are slow, but they are almost five times cheaper than air freight. If time is not a constraint, we suggest you go with the more affordable and cleaner alternative of container shipping via sea.

Additional Shipping Costs

Some other international shipping costs are as follows:

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

International shipping companies raise their prices once every month as a general rate increase (GRI) to cope with the huge demand. When the demand for container shipping falls, they lower the costs to increase the demand, and the cycle continues throughout the year. To avoid paying the extra rate, make sure that the CRD of your shipping container does not fall within the dates of GRI implementation.

What’s Next?

After reviewing the aspects of shipping your container to Ghana, it’s time to get an affordable quote from Three Movers container shipping services. Go to our website and fill out the form which acts as an online freight calculator. Or, you can also call on (888) 202-0036 for the same.

Many shipping companies load containers with both personal goods and commercial cargo to make the container ship cost effective.

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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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