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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Greece

Published on 2021-08-24

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

Cost of shipping a container to Greece
Greece Container Shipping Cost

Three Movers is the company you need if you are looking to ship a container internationally. We service a growing list of countries, including Greece. When shipping a container, you’ll want a company that’s experienced and reliable. Our track record of successful shipments speaks for ourselves. Don’t lose your mind over the documentation required, different customs duties, and all other logistical nightmares of international shipments. Let us worry about that.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

When shipping containers internationally, you’ll have to worry about the distance to travel, the method of transportation, the volume or weight of your cargo, the destination port, and the time of the year. Distance and destination might sound like the same thing, but they are very different elements. Distance is pretty straightforward, with more travel meaning more fuel, and by extension more money. However, the destination port will have an impact on the customs duties and services fees, not to mention making sure you have the appropriate documentation.

Whether your cargo will be sized up based on volume or weight will depend on the type of transportation you choose. Cargos ships don’t have much of a problem with high weight loads, but they have limited space. Volume is their main concern, whereas shipping by air means weight will be more important.

Which Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

When shipping containers you have many options to choose from in terms of size and function. Most people go with the 20ft or 40ft versions. The 20ft container is for those who have a number of goods equivalent to about three bedrooms worth of stuff. If you are going anything higher, or want to include a car with other goods, you are better off getting a 40ft container. A 40ft container has double the size, but it isn’t twice as expensive.

Next, you’ll have to choose between two load options. These options are called Full Container Load (FCL) and Less Than Container Load (LCL). FCL is the standard option, ideal for those that have enough goods to fill up a container. This is cost-effective, and it has the additional benefit of keeping your belongings safe. A container that isn’t full could have items moving around, which could result in damages. To avoid that, you should select LCL if you can’t fill a container up. In this mode, you’ll share a container with others to ensure everything is packed up tightly.

Truck load of shipping boxes and commercial goods from western Europe
Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Greece

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 Greece of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $855
40 ft Container $1075

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods $530
Personal Effects $480
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $385
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1868
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2303
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2807

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1634
SUV (Container) $1752
Sedan via RORO $940
SUV via RORO $1075

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

Shipping to Greece means choosing from air freight or sea freight.

If you ship by sea your cargo will most likely go through the port on Piraeus. An ocean freight shipment is slower than air, but about 5 times cheaper. If the duration of the voyage isn’t a concern, or you have a huge volume of goods to ship, we recommend this option.

However, if time is of the essence, you should go with air shipping. Cargo planes are significantly faster, if much more expensive. You should budget appropriately if you want to ship via this method.

Additional Shipping Costs

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

  • Greece customs clearance and duties
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance

Greece generally has low duties for industrial goods, ranging from 5% to 14%. However, many products have reduced duties or even none at all by virtue of trade agreements. Inspections aren’t always necessary, especially in cases where your container can be scanned electronically.

From all the extra possible fees, insurance is one you shouldn’t opt-out of. Getting insurance coverage for an international shipment is a smart move. While this industry becomes more effective with every technological advancement, you still don’t want to be in a position where you are liable for damages if something were to happen. The rates of insurance are based on the monetary value of your goods.

What’s Next?

We hope this information has helped you understand what goes into the process of shipping a container internationally. This is a project you should consult with a professional. To get started, you should get a quote. Contact us to get an accurate quote that’s also free of charge. Simply complete our online form or call us at (888) 202-0036.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Documents Needed When Shipping to Greece?

You will need to complete these documents to be able to ship internationally. Here is a list of the most important document:

• Bill of Lading;
• Shipping Delivery Order;
• Commercial Invoice;
• Packing List;
• Import Permit;
• Customs Import Declaration; and
• Certificate of Origin.

For specific products, there will be additional documents, special licenses, and government permissions needed. Below is a list of possible documents you may need if you’re shipping certain products:

• Health Certificate
• Ingredients Certificate
• Inspection Certificate
• Pre-Shipment Inspection certificate
• Phytosanitary Certificate/quarantine certificate
• Radiation Certificate
• Electronic Export Information
• Certificate of Health or Sanitation
• Generic Certificateof Origin
• Dangerous Goods Certificate
• Fisheries Certificate
• Fumigation Certificate
• Halal Certificate
• Dock Receipt and Warehouse Receipt
• ISPM 15 (Wood Packaging) Marking certificate
• Product manual or Product catalog
• Certified Engineer’s Report
• Chartered engineer’s certificate
• Product specification certificate

I Have No Idea What a Bill of Lading Is. What Is That?

A Bill of Lading is an important legal document issued by the Carrier (the one who transports and delivers the goods) to a Shipper (the owner of the goods). It is used to confirm that the goods are received in good condition and are ready to be shipped. It also serves as the title to the goods, stating every important detail about the shipment.

What Steps Should I Take If I Lost My Bill of Lading?

Bills of Lading do get lost, that happens more commonly than you would think. First, you must notify your shipper because there might be more than 1 original copy. If there are no other copies, a new bill cannot be generated. You will have to go through several steps including securing a letter of indemnity.

What Are Prohibited and Restricted Goods When Shipping to Greece?

To ensure that your shipment process is smooth-sailing, do not include these items in your shipment. Here is a list of prohibited items in Greece:

• All forms of asbestos fiber
• All products containing the biocide dimethyl fumarate (DMF)
• Antiques
• Atlantic red tuna fish (Thunnus Thynnus) originating from Belize, Panama, and Honduras
• Certain U. S. Beef Hormones
• Computer software
• Cosmetics
• Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
• Diskettes
• Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
• Foodstuffs
• Furs
• Grain samples
• Illicit Narcotics and Drugs
• Jewelry
• L-tryptophane and any items having L-tryptophane as an ingredient
• Medical samples
• Medical thermometers containing mercury intended for human consumption
• Precious metals & stones
• Rubber erasers that are similar in appearance to food products that are easily ingested
• Seeds
• Ship spares
• Textile articles
• Tobacco
• Toys and games containing copper sulfate

What Customs Duties/Taxes Will I Be Paying When Shipping to Greece?

Greece imposes an import tariff that aims to protect domestic products and provides a source of government revenue. Many local industries in Greece are not yet large enough to compete in price with foreign products, either in markets abroad or in Greece itself. Imports from non-EU countries are subjected to the EU’s common customs tariff. Most raw materials are allowed to enter greece duty-free, while manufactured goods are charged based on rates between 5% and 7%. Textiles, electronics, and some food products have higher rates. Motor vehicles, yachts, and motorcycles are subject to special duties. In addition, Greece imposes an 8% to 18% value-added tax and special consumption taxes on alcohol and tobacco up to 150%.

How Much Space Do I Need If I’m Having My Container Delivered at Home?

For a 20’ container, you will need about 50’ straightway clearance. For a 40’ container, straightway clearance of 110’ is needed. The containers are 8’ wide so you will need 10’ of width clearance so that the delivery truck or the trailer will have enough space to drop off your container.

Why Is FCL Faster Than LCL?

To know why FCL is faster than LCL, we must understand what they both are.

FCL, or Full Cargo Load, is a type of load where the customer utilizes one container for all of the items to be shipped. It is the most secure type of loading and the customer will be responsible for packing and unpacking from the point of origin to the destination. Once it is sent in transit, it will go directly to its destination.

LCL, or Less Than Cargo Load, is when multiple customers opt to use a single container. All of the customers who avail of this option are grouped together, so most of the time, the container will have multiple destinations. Upon reaching each port, it will be reworked and reorganized which is why it is slower than the FCL.

Should I Get My Shipment Insured?

It is important to get your shipment insured because insurance protects you from any possible damages and unprecedented situations that may arise during your shipment process. Even if you refuse to get insured, the container rental company will usually require you to insure their container.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

Three Movers can help you ship a container from anywhere in the world to Greece:

Afghanistan to Greece
Albania to Greece
Algeria to Greece
Andorra to Greece
Angola to Greece
Antigua to Greece
Argentina to Greece
Armenia to Greece
Australia to Greece
Austria to Greece
Azerbaijan to Greece
Bahamas to Greece
Bahrain to Greece
Bangladesh to Greece
Barbados to Greece
Belarus to Greece
Belgium to Greece
Belize to Greece
Benin to Greece
Bhutan to Greece
Bolivia to Greece
Bosnia Herzegovina to Greece
Botswana to Greece
Brazil to Greece
Brunei to Greece
Bulgaria to Greece
Burkina to Greece
Burundi to Greece
Cambodia to Greece
Cameroon to Greece
Canada to Greece
Cape Verde to Greece
Central African Rep to Greece
Chad to Greece
Chile to Greece
China to Greece
Colombia to Greece
Comoros to Greece
Congo to Greece
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Greece
Costa Rica to Greece
Croatia to Greece
Cuba to Greece
Cyprus to Greece
Czech Republic to Greece
Denmark to Greece
Djibouti to Greece
Dominica to Greece
Dominican Republic to Greece
East Timor to Greece
Ecuador to Greece
Egypt to Greece
El Salvador to Greece
Equatorial Guinea to Greece
Eritrea to Greece
Estonia to Greece
Ethiopia to Greece
Fiji to Greece
Finland to Greece
France to Greece
Gabon to Greece
Gambia to Greece
Georgia to Greece
Germany to Greece
Ghana to Greece
Grenada to Greece

Guatemala to Greece
Guinea to Greece
Guinea-Bissau to Greece
Guyana to Greece
Haiti to Greece
Honduras to Greece
Hungary to Greece
Iceland to Greece
India to Greece
Indonesia to Greece
Iran to Greece
Iraq to Greece
Ireland to Greece
Israel to Greece
Italy to Greece
Ivory Coast to Greece
Jamaica to Greece
Japan to Greece
Jordan to Greece
Kazakhstan to Greece
Kenya to Greece
Kiribati to Greece
Korea North to Greece
Korea South to Greece
Kosovo to Greece
Kuwait to Greece
Kyrgyzstan to Greece
Laos to Greece
Latvia to Greece
Lebanon to Greece
Lesotho to Greece
Liberia to Greece
Libya to Greece
Liechtenstein to Greece
Lithuania to Greece
Luxembourg to Greece
Macedonia to Greece
Madagascar to Greece
Malawi to Greece
Malaysia to Greece
Maldives to Greece
Mali to Greece
Malta to Greece
Marshall Islands to Greece
Mauritania to Greece
Mauritius to Greece
Mexico to Greece
Micronesia to Greece
Moldova to Greece
Monaco to Greece
Mongolia to Greece
Montenegro to Greece
Morocco to Greece
Mozambique to Greece
Myanmar, {Burma} to Greece
Namibia to Greece
Nauru to Greece
Nepal to Greece
Netherlands to Greece
New Zealand to Greece
Nicaragua to Greece
Niger to Greece
Nigeria to Greece
Norway to Greece
Oman to Greece
Pakistan to Greece

Palau to Greece
Palestine to Greece
Panama to Greece
Papua New Guinea to Greece
Paraguay to Greece
Peru to Greece
Philippines to Greece
Poland to Greece
Portugal to Greece
Qatar to Greece
Romania to Greece
Russian Federation to Greece
Rwanda to Greece
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Greece
Samoa to Greece
San Marino to Greece
Sao Tome & Principe to Greece
Saudi Arabia to Greece
Senegal to Greece
Serbia to Greece
Seychelles to Greece
Sierra Leone to Greece
Singapore to Greece
Slovakia to Greece
Slovenia to Greece
Solomon Islands to Greece
Somalia to Greece
South Africa to Greece
South Sudan to Greece
Spain to Greece
Sri Lanka to Greece
St Kitts & Nevis to Greece
St Lucia to Greece
Sudan to Greece
Suriname to Greece
Swaziland to Greece
Sweden to Greece
Switzerland, {Eswatini} to Greece
Syria to Greece
Taiwan to Greece
Tajikistan to Greece
Tanzania to Greece
Thailand to Greece
Timor-Leste to Greece
Togo to Greece
Tonga to Greece
Trinidad & Tobago to Greece
Tunisia to Greece
Turkey to Greece
Turkmenistan to Greece
Tuvalu to Greece
Uganda to Greece
Ukraine to Greece
United Arab Emirates to Greece
United Kingdom to Greece
United States to Greece
Uruguay to Greece
Uzbekistan to Greece
Vanuatu to Greece
Vatican City to Greece
Venezuela to Greece
Vietnam to Greece
Yemen to Greece
Zambia to Greece
Zimbabwe to Greece

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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