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Cost of Shipping a Container to Kiribati

Published on 2021-08-22

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



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Kiribati Container Shipping Cost



There are several stumbling blocks when it comes to international shipping, especially if you have no prior experience. Each country has its own set of rules. You don’t have to be concerned, though, since Three Movers is here to make things simple for you.



We help ship containers to countries all across the world, including Kiribati. You’ll need to receive a quote, which is entirely free, to figure out how much this procedure will cost. However, there are a few things to grasp first.



Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping



When moving a container internationally, there are numerous issues to consider. However, there are five key factors to consider in general. The following are the details:



  • Your cargo’s volume and weight
  • The mode of transportation
  • The amount of time it will take to deliver your package/
  • Charges that must be paid at the destination port
  • The season (the time of the year)



Which Size of Shipping Containers Works Best for Me?

The most frequent sizes utilized for shipment are the 20-foot and 40-foot shipping containers. The contents of a three-bedroom apartment may be transported in a 20-foot container, whereas a four-to-five-bedroom house can be transported in a 40-foot container). Despite its larger capacity, the 40-foot container is not twice as expensive as the 20-foot container.

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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Kiribati

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 Kiribati of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $735
40 ft Container $855

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $290
Household Goods $385

International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $330
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1640
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2160
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2545

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1360
SUV (Container) $1450
Sedan via RORO $940
SUV via RORO $1075

Difference Between FCL and LCL

If you have enough stuff to fill a shipping container, the shipping process will be accelerated because your items will be loaded into the container rapidly. As a result, unlike groupage, you won’t have to wait until it’s completely full before using it.

If you have a little load and aren’t in a hurry, groupage (sharing a container) can be a better option. This is the most affordable means of transit, but it is also the slowest. “Less than a container load” is the term for this kind of partial cargo (LCL).

In contrast, a volume greater than this will need the usage of the entire container. This is referred to as a “full container load” (FCL).

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

Depending on your products, suppliers, and trading practices, you may need one or a combination of freight transportation (air cargo and ocean freight) to get your cargo to the right place.

Kiribati is a small island republic in the Pacific Ocean. It is difficult to get to and from Kiribati, and there is restricted access. Due to the island’s isolation, regular flight or ocean freight services are the main methods to get to Kiribati. Kiribati has two international airports, one each on the islands of Tarawa and Kiritimati. Shipping products through air freight is usually costly in Kiribati so you may want to use sea freight. Sea freight services are frequently used since they are less expensive. However, the lack of enforcement of the Maritime Act, which has an impact on safety, is a problem with inter-island shipping services in Kiribati.

Additional Shipping Costs

You may incur additional delivery expenses, such as:

  • Insurance
  • Container inspection fees
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Custom duties
  • General rate increase
  • Quarantine fees

What’s Next?

To get started, all you need is a quote now that you have all of the information. As a shipping company, we can offer you an accurate, no-obligation quote. Simply fill out our web form or give us a call at (888) 202-0036 for cost effective Kiribati shipping.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

It is not necessary for you to be there when the container comes. You can enlist someone to monitor the procedure and sign the necessary documents on your behalf. However, we urge that you be there when the container is delivered so that you may sign the paperwork indicating that you have received the cargo.

If no one is available to retrieve the container, the shipping staff will most likely place it in the most suitable area and will follow the instructions/requests in your shipping agreement.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Unfortunately, shipping containers aren’t completely waterproof. They are, nevertheless, water-resistant. They can resist the impacts of inclement weather.

Watertight containers are made of materials that do not allow water to flow through. By keeping water out, watertight containers may also be utilized to transport liquids.

To provide for airflow and lower the risk of condensation, vents are built in the sidewalls of the shipping container. A 20-foot container contains two to ten vents, while a 40-foot container has four to twelve vents.

To block pests and insects away, shipping containers have vents that are roughly 1 inch (2.5cm) square and topped with mesh.

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

If you’re shipping stuff to Kiribati, be sure to check out their official website first. This will help you save time and money by avoiding the packing of items that could lead to delays or raise delivery costs.

To give you an idea, here are some of the items that are not allowed on overseas shipping:

● All commodities valued over US$20,000 without approval
● One-of-a-kind/irreplaceable articles such as artwork valued over US$500,000 each
● Flammables with a flash point of 140 degrees Fahrenheit or less
● Auto parts with fluids in them
● Fine art
● Fine jewelry
● Furs
● Pornography/obscene material
● Precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum in the form of bullion, coins, or ingots
● Watches valued over US$1000
● Weapons and weapons accessories
● Bullion and money of every description such as (but without prejudice to the generality of this clause) cash, banknotes, coins, currency notes or currency of any kind
● Stamps (postage or revenue); vouchers; tokens; tickets of any kind; and credit, debit or cash cards
● Time-sensitive or critical written materials or documents including, but not limited to, bids and contract proposals
● Contraband including, but not limited to, illicit drugs and counterfeit goods
● Livestock, bloodstock, and living animals
● Human remains

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

A freight forwarder is a company that arranges commercial transportation for the goods of other businesses. The freight forwarder is generally responsible for cargoes until they reach their end location.

Customs brokerage services facilitate the movement and delivery of goods across international boundaries. They are in charge of comprehending all of the shipping rules and regulations and ensuring that they are followed in order to make exporting and importing items simple for any individual or company.

NVOCC is an acronym that stands for Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier.” The sales, stuffing, and transit of containers to gateway ports are all part of the NVOCC business. The employees of NVOCC handle the bill of lading issuing and overseas distribution. They make arrangements with shipping companies to ensure that a specific number of units are shipped each year. In exchange, the shipping line provides the NVOCC discounted prices. As a result, NVOCC became the leading trade maker for container shipments.

What Kind of Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to Kiribati?

If you ship a container from the United States to a different country, you will pay a customs fee and an import tax.

Customs tax applies to all products imported into Kiribati. The fee cost varies depending on the classification of the products in question, ranging from 5% to 150 percent. Luxury items, such as perfumes, have higher import tariffs.

The price of importing products varies per country, so visit the Kiribati government’s website for more information.

What is the Maximum Weight That Can Be Loaded into a Container?

A 20-foot shipping container can transport cargoes weighing up to 30480 kg (67200 lbs.). Meanwhile, the maximum payload for a 40ft container is 44,500 lbs. (20,185kg). 

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

You can track the location of your container using GPS tracking devices, such as those present in most automobiles.

However, several businesses now use their own container tracking system. This allows them to keep track of the exact location of their fleet’s ships at all times.

The shipping tracker systems also help them keep their clients fully informed about the progress of their shipment. Your cargo container’s whereabouts may be tracked online, or you can be alerted via phone or email.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

Afghanistan to Kiribati
Albania to Kiribati
Algeria to Kiribati
Andorra to Kiribati
Angola to Kiribati
Antigua to Kiribati
Argentina to Kiribati
Armenia to Kiribati
Australia to Kiribati
Austria to Kiribati
Azerbaijan to Kiribati
Bahamas to Kiribati
Bahrain to Kiribati
Bangladesh to Kiribati
Barbados to Kiribati
Belarus to Kiribati
Belgium to Kiribati
Belize to Kiribati
Benin to Kiribati
Bhutan to Kiribati
Bolivia to Kiribati
Bosnia Herzegovina to Kiribati
Botswana to Kiribati
Brazil to Kiribati
Brunei to Kiribati
Bulgaria to Kiribati
Burkina to Kiribati
Burundi to Kiribati
Cambodia to Kiribati
Cameroon to Kiribati
Canada to Kiribati
Cape Verde to Kiribati
Central African Rep to Kiribati
Chad to Kiribati
Chile to Kiribati
China to Kiribati
Colombia to Kiribati
Comoros to Kiribati
Congo to Kiribati
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Kiribati
Costa Rica to Kiribati
Croatia to Kiribati
Cuba to Kiribati
Cyprus to Kiribati
Czech Republic to Kiribati
Denmark to Kiribati
Djibouti to Kiribati
Dominica to Kiribati
Dominican Republic to Kiribati
East Timor to Kiribati
Ecuador to Kiribati
Egypt to Kiribati
El Salvador to Kiribati
Equatorial Guinea to Kiribati
Eritrea to Kiribati
Estonia to Kiribati
Ethiopia to Kiribati
Fiji to Kiribati
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Korea South to Kiribati
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Myanmar, {Burma} to Kiribati
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Nauru to Kiribati
Nepal to Kiribati
Netherlands to Kiribati
New Zealand to Kiribati
Nicaragua to Kiribati
Niger to Kiribati
Nigeria to Kiribati
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Oman to Kiribati
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Qatar to Kiribati
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Russian Federation to Kiribati
Rwanda to Kiribati
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Kiribati
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San Marino to Kiribati
Sao Tome & Principe to Kiribati
Saudi Arabia to Kiribati
Senegal to Kiribati
Serbia to Kiribati
Seychelles to Kiribati
Sierra Leone to Kiribati
Singapore to Kiribati
Slovakia to Kiribati
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Solomon Islands to Kiribati
Somalia to Kiribati
South Africa to Kiribati
South Sudan to Kiribati
Spain to Kiribati
Sri Lanka to Kiribati
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Sudan to Kiribati
Suriname to Kiribati
Swaziland to Kiribati
Sweden to Kiribati
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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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