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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Greece

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost Of Shipping A Container To Greece

How Much Does It Cost To Ship 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.

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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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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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