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Cost of Shipping a Container to Laos

Published on 2021-08-22

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

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Laos Container Shipping Cost

Before you know the cost of shipping a container to Laos, you must first find a moving firm that will help you.

There’s a lot of moving companies available in your place or online. However, we can assure you that Three Movers will be the best option since our services cover different locations worldwide, such as Laos.

But how much does moving a container internationally cost?

How much does it cost to ship a container to Laos?

The typical cost of shipping a container overseas is around $2000 to $3000. However, keep in mind that this price is just an estimate because many factors can affect the overall shipping cost.

To give you an idea about it, here are the main factors that determine the cost of shipping your cargo:

  • Dimensions and weight of your items: Shipping can be expensive if you have a large shipment.
  • Type of transportation: The method of transporting your cargo will have a huge bearing on your shipping costs.
  • Distance: The distance traveled by your container will affect the shipping cost.
  • Destination port: The type of customs duties and taxes you have to pay will depend on the shipping port and country of your destination.
  • Season: Just like every other industry, international shipping has peak seasons. Summer and the days after Chinese New Year are the busiest seasons. During these months, shipping costs will be greater than usual.

If you are shipping a container to Laos, avoid doing it anytime from October to April. These are the months when ports in the country are receiving a large number of tourists and shipments.

Although not quite as important as the first five factors listed above, the following can also affect delivery costs:

  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Taxes and Custom fees
  • Inspections
  • General Rate Increase
  • Storage
Shipping lines with full container loads of household items and and shipping boxes of dry cargo
Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Laos

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 Laos of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $645
40 ft Container $795

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $595
Household Goods $645
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $530
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1535
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $1865
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2255

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1290
SUV (Container) $1360
Sedan via RORO $895
SUV via RORO $940

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

The container size depends on your items and budget. Although if you are moving residential or commercial stuff, a 20ft or 40ft container is enough.

Ten pallets or the contents of a two-bedroom house can fit inside a 20ft container. Of course, the 40ft container will double the storage.

Speaking of storage, you can split it with another person. If you do that, you and the other will also share the cost of using the container. This shipping method is called LCL or Less Than Container Load.

But if you want to use the entire container, you’re going to ship it through FCL or Full Container Load.

Different Types of Freight Transportation

You have three options to move your container to Laos:

  • Land
  • Air freight
  • Sea freight

But let’s assume you’re shipping from the United States, your option is either air or sea freight.

Moving your container through ocean freight is slower than air transport. The entire travel time could take a couple of days or weeks. But despite that, it’s a lot cheaper and easier to process. You can save a lot of money even if you are shipping during the peak season.

What’s next?

Now that you know the factors that could affect the cost of shipping a container to Laos, your next move is to contact us! We’ll give you a free quote then we can start packing your things.

You can call us at (888) 202-0036 or send us an email at [email protected].

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Obtaining freight insurance is not required. Although, it is strongly recommended in order to better protect your valuables from danger. It’s critical to weigh the cost of insurance against the potential for losses and collateral damage if you don’t have insurance.

Though an ocean carrier is legally liable, their liability is restricted to $500.00 USD per package or usual shipping unit, or the actual value of the goods, whichever is less. Meanwhile, air freight firms are only accountable for 19 SDR per kilo (about $24.00 USD). The bulk of freight is much more valuable than these rates. If you don’t have the appropriate insurance, you might lose a large percentage of the value of your goods.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Cargo containers are airtight and waterproof, with small pressure-activated vents near the ceiling on the sidewalls. These vents are designed to aid with heat and humidity build-up. However, they aren’t always successful in preventing moisture on the roof’s bottom or on the walls.

If a cargo container falls accidentally while being transported by sea, it is intended to float. If you need to store things in a shipping container in a rainy region, acquire a brand-new airtight container or a high-quality secondhand container with undamaged door seals that are still airtight to keep your cargo dry.

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Laos?

To find out which papers are required, go to the official website for Laos’ import regulations or guidelines. If you don’t have the proper documentation, your cargo might be delayed or even prevented from reaching its destination.

Make sure to prepare the essential documents before packing your belongings to avoid delays and guarantee that your cargo arrives on schedule. When moving a container abroad, these are some of the most common documents necessary:

● 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

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

For shipment to Laos, the following items are subject to additional restrictions. If you’re shipping one of the products mentioned below to this nation, make sure to follow the shipping guidelines to prevent delays and detention at customs.

● Acids
● Alcoholic beverages
● Animal skins
● Antiques
● Batteries, Haz
● Bearer Documents
● Bio Products, Haz
● Chemicals, Haz
● Computer software
● Corrosives
● Cosmetics, Haz
● Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
● Diplomatic mail
● Drugs, Non-Prescription
● Flammables
● Foodstuffs
● Furs
● Gases
● Grain samples
● Graphite Products
● Ice, Blue
● Ice, Dry
● Ice, Wet
● Infectious Substances
● Liquor, Haz

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is a statement that documents the traded items that have been taken on board in the shipping business. It’s a legal agreement between a shipper and a shipping company that forms a transportation contract. This documentation is delivered to the shipper by the logistics company (carrier).

The carrier who will convey the goods to their end location, as well as the terms under which the cargo will be transported, are specified in a bill of lading. Bills of lading can be transported by land, sea, or air.

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

According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the maximum payload for a standard loaded 40-ft container should be 67,200 lb. (It’s worth noting that foreign shippers, including trucks and container ships, don’t always accurately verify the weight of each filled container, resulting in overweight containers being loaded onto vehicles for delivery.)

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

The shipping company will convey the container to the client or the agreed-upon delivery location once it has obtained customs clearance. It’s better to be present so you can sign the appropriate documents and inform the moving crew where to place the container straight immediately.

You can select someone to oversee the operation on your behalf if you are unable to do so.

To prevent misunderstandings, you should negotiate how you wish to receive the items with the transport company or logistics services provider ahead of time. If you choose a company with good customers service, they will ensure everything is done as agreed.

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

You’ll need a space that’s equivalent to the volume of the container. For example, if you’re emptying a 20-foot container, you’ll need a place big enough to hold 10 pallets.

If you’re unloading a larger container, such as a 40ft container, the same principle applies. You’ll need a storage area that can hold twenty standard-size pallets.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

Grenada to Laos
Guatemala to Laos
Guinea to Laos
Guinea-Bissau to Laos
Guyana to Laos
Haiti to Laos
Honduras to Laos
Hungary to Laos
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Jordan to Laos
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Korea South to Laos
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Kuwait to Laos
Kyrgyzstan to Laos
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Niger to Laos
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Senegal to Laos
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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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