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Cost of Shipping a Container To Kenya

Published on 2021-08-22

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

What's the cost of shipping a container to Kenya
Kenya Container Shipping Cost

Are you moving to Kenya and don’t know where to start looking for a container shipping service to move your valuables or office? It’s natural to feel exhausted as a result of your work schedule and the moving process. You could also be an entrepreneur looking for new business opportunities and need to hire a moving company to clear and move your former business.

Three Movers, with years of experience in customer service, will provide you with a variety of lists as well as competent advice to make everything go well. We are here to give you a service that is tailored to your specific needs.


What Are the Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping?

You must be aware of a variety of things that contribute to your final cost. It’s fairly common to be misled and end up paying more than you should have been charged. We not only supply you with quality service, but we also advise you on how to make the most cost-effective decision.

  • The weight of your entire shipment or contents determines the various container sizes. They can be 20′, 20′ cube, 40′, 40′ cube, flat-racked, open-topped, or reefers. Complying with Kenyan government rules for restricted materials, which can include communistic materials, booze, narcotic narcotics, or weaponry, and ammunition, amongst a variety of other things, is also required.
  • Kenya and the United States are separated by 8,533 miles, which is a significant distance when compared to other nearby locations. The longest and quickest trip times to Kenya are 54 days and 4 days, respectively, and you can choose between them depending on your urgency.
  • The peak season in the United States is from August to October when we have a lot of container shipping requests. As a result, special containers and cars are more difficult to arrange, resulting in a rate increase from the base price at other times.

What Size of Container Is According to Your Requirements?

Three Movers offers a variety of container types and sizes for you to pick from. For their longevity, they may require a cold or dry setting, which is entirely taken care of by the shipping company.

Some of these are:

  • High Cube Containers
  • Open Top Container
  • Thermal Container
  • Refrigerated ISO Container
  • Half-Height Container
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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Kenya

Then there’s the category of owning a container in its entirety or in part, which includes:

  • Parties who wish to load their packages securely and safely away from others choose Full Containers (FCL). There are various forms of material at times, and it is necessary to be cautious about segregation. The 40 ‘, for example, can cost up to $2,893.00, while the 20’ starts at $2,128.50 for a full container load shipping.
  • For multiple ownership and cost-cutting, Less Than A Container (LCL) is a viable option. They can load 20,000 pounds, which is less than the former. The charges might begin as low as $116.60 per cubic meter.

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 Kenya of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1750
40 ft Container $1860

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods $730
Personal Effects $790
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $535
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $2800
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $3200
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3800

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2300
SUV (Container) $2430
Sedan via RORO $1270
SUV via RORO $1350

What Are the Types of Transport for Relocating Containers?

Our company provides air cargo and ocean freight services from The United States to Kenya.

Airways are more expensive, but they are the best option when you need to move urgently. Your containers will arrive in 4 to 5 business days. However, there are weight restrictions with this choice.

Ocean shipping, on the other hand, is less expensive. You may load your ships with up to 45,000 pounds of cargo, including vehicles and heavy electronics. The transportation alternatives differ from one port to the next. For example, moving from Minneapolis to Mombasa might cost up to 3,871 dollars, whereas moving from Greensboro to Mombasa costs only 2,660 dollars.

What Other Costs Can Add Up to Your Shipping?

Fill out our quote form by guiding us to your needs, and we will get you a highly tailored quote right away.

Some of the general additional costs that may show up on your bill are:

  • Custom duties
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance

What to Do Next?

Choose us for world-class shipping service and to relax while we take care of the often laborious shipping process for you.

Mail us at [email protected] or drop a call at our toll-free number (888) 202-0036 right now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Kenya?

Here are the commonly required documents when shipping a container abroad:

● Commercial and Proforma Invoices
● Bills of Lading
● Packing List
● Shipper’s Letter of Instructions (SLI)
● Automated Export System (AES) Filing
● Certificate of Origin (CO)
● Incoterms
● Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
● Operational Instructions
● Shipping Under a Letter of Credit

If you’re shipping a container to Kenya, you’ll need the following documents:

● Import declaration form
● Certificate of Conformity (if applicable)
● Master Bill of Lading
● Packing List
● Commercial Invoice
● Exemption letter (if applicable)

Substantial delays will happen if you’re not able to file or present the necessary papers.

Do I Need to Be Present When My Container Is Delivered?

After getting custom clearance, the shipping firm will transport it to the customer or agreed-upon delivery location. Whether you are present or not, the container will be delivered to your location.

It’s preferable to be there so you can sign the necessary paperwork right once and advise the moving staff on where to park the container. If you are unable to supervise the procedure, you can appoint someone to do so on your behalf.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading sometimes referred to as a BOL, is a legal contract. It serves as a binding agreement between both parties and contains all required shipment information. It comprises the names of the shippers and consignees, as well as their contact information. The BOL also includes a detailed overview of the items being transported. This list will contain the shipment’s quantity as well as weight.

Any specific instructions for the cargo will be included in the bill of lading. If the consignee wishes that the shipper call the delivery site 24 hours prior to delivery, this notice might be written on the bill of lading.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Kenya?

There are many things that cannot be sent to another nation. If your container contains one of the prohibited products, the shipping procedure may take longer than normal. So, before you put your belongings into a container, make sure to be familiar with Kenya shipping laws.

The following goods are subject to additional limitations for shipment to Kenya:

● Acids
● All psychotropic drugs
● Anything that is flammable with a flash point of 14 degrees Fahrenheit or less
● Arms & ammunition
● Auto parts with fluids in them
● Batteries, Haz
● Bearer Documents
● Bio Products, Haz
● Bows, arrows, fencing foils & toys
● Chemicals, Haz
● Communistic Materials
● Coral & similar material
● Corrosives
● Cosmetics, Haz
● Counterfeit goods of all kinds
● Distilled Beverages
● Flammables
● Gases
● Genetically modified products
● Hazardous wastes & their disposal
● Hippopotamus Teeth
● Historical artifacts
● Ice, Blue
● Ice, Dry
● Ice, Wet
● Infectious Substances
● Ivory
● Liquids, Haz and Non-Haz
● Liquor, Haz
● Magnetized Materials
● Mangos and Herbal Grass
● Maps
● Matches
● Narcotic drugs
● Natural sponges of animal origin
● Oxidizers
● Ozone-depleting substances
● Paints, Haz
● Perfume, Haz
● Personal Effects
● Poisons
● Pornographic Materials
● Powders
● Precious metals & stones
● Precious metals, with the exception of fine jewelry
● Progeny eggs
● Radio Actives
● Rhinoceros horn
● Soap & cosmetic products containing mercury
● Spent fuel elements (cartridges) of nuclear reactors
● Telescope sights or other optical devices suitable for use with arms
● Toiletries, Haz
● Tortoise shell, whale bone & hair, antlers, hooves, nails, claws, and beaks
● Traps capable of killing or capturing game animals
● Used tires (for light commercial/passenger cars)
● Viagra

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

You can contact the shipping company to track or receive information about your shipment’s whereabouts.

Moreover, clients have access to several shipping companies’ cargo tracking systems.

If you utilize a shipping company’s tracking system, you simply need the tracking number.

A tracking number, sometimes called a tracking code, is a unique identifier assigned to each shipment that enables you to follow its movement between countries or even inside one country.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Cargo containers are usually not watertight, although they are water-resistant. It ensures they can endure all types of weather. If the containers are swamped or flooded, the contents will get saturated.

Vents are commonly found in shipping containers. They may be located on the container’s sidewalls and roof surface. Vents are installed to provide for airflow and to prevent moisture buildup.

These container vents are quite small, around 1-2 inches in diameter, and feature mesh to keep insects or vermin from entering the container during its voyage.

What’s the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder, a Broker, and an NVOCC?

Freight forwarders are firms or specialists that manage the logistical and physical transportation of products. They maintain contact with all parties engaged in the export process. Freight forwarders are in charge of creating and submitting a variety of papers and regulatory filings.

Custom brokers assist importers and exporters in compliance with a country’s import and export rules.

An NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) is a firm that arranges shipments for people or businesses to transport products from a manufacturer or producer to a market, consumer, or final point of distribution.

NVOCCs make contracts with shipping lines to ensure that a specific number of containers are shipped each year. In exchange, shipping lines provide NVOCCs preferential pricing.

Their primary responsibilities include sales, staffing, and container transportation to specified ports. Furthermore, NVOCCs have the ability to create their own Bill of Lading.

My Container Is Being Delivered to My Home. How Much Space Is Required?

You’ll have to get a space that’s the same area as the storage space of the container. For instance, if you’re emptying a 20-foot container, you’ll need to have a place big enough to hold 10 pallets.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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