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Cost of Shipping a Container to Lebanon

Published on 2021-08-24

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

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Lebanon Container Shipping Cost

If you are thinking about shipping a container to Lebanon and the complex process of international shipping worries you, we have the solution. At Three Movers, we focus on offering the cheapest rates to our customers while handling their cargo with the highest level of care and professionalism. With over two decades of experience in the moving business, we are the company you want when you want to ship a container safely.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

Transparency is the cornerstone of our pricing policy. We break down all the factors that will impact the price of your quote to make sure you are satisfied with our terms. Here are the five major factors that affect the shipping cost of a container:

  1. The destination port.
  2. Your items’ weight and volume.
  3. The distance.
  4. The time of the year.
  5. The chosen means of transport

You might ask yourself what the time of the year has to do with shipping costs. Demand drives pricing decisions, and during the high season (January, February, August, and September), shipping lines experience a spike in demand, and so the cost rises as well.

The destination port affects the price through the charges incurred on arrival. Since ports in one country are not necessarily under a central authority, the charges may vary. The experience and knowledge of our team at Three Movers is valuable in such situations. We will recommend the ideal options based on your needs.

Other secondary factors that will affect the shipping cost include:

  • Insurance: Shield yourself from losses from unforeseen circumstances by paying a premium based on the value of your cargo.
  • Customs fees: Lebanon’s port and customs authorities will require you to pay the statutory import duties.
  • Inspections: This might not be necessary if your container is not selected for inspection. However, if it is, the inspection costs are passed on to you.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): Operators in the shipping industry protect themselves from making losses using the GRI. The rate is adjusted based on the changes in operating costs.
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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Lebanon

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 Lebanon of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1250
40 ft Container $1350

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods $535
Personal Effects $490
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $485
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $2000
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2500
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3200

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1750
SUV (Container) $1850
Sedan via RORO $1070
SUV via RORO $1130

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

Once you have decided that the best way to transport your items to Lebanon is to use a shipping container, your next step is to determine which size will be suitable. We have two options:

  1. The 20ft Container: If your items fit in a typicalthree-bedroom house or anything smaller than that, this size is the right one.
  2. The 40ft Container: If your items fit in a typical four-bedroom house or anything bigger than that, this is the size you need.

Once you figure that out, the next choice is whether to share the container or have exclusive use of it. The Less Than Container Load (LCL) option applies when you are willing to split the container cost with another party. The Full Container Load (FCL) option applies when only your cargo goes into the container. You can select this option when your shipment covers the container’s entire volume or if you simply prefer that your items not be mixed with those belonging to other people.

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

There are two options when shipping a container to Lebanon:

  • Air Freight: Your container will arrive in Lebanon in 2-4 business days. The cost of air cargo will be high, but you will enjoy the convenience of fast delivery.
  • Sea Freight Services: A ship will take 2-8 weeks to deliver your container to Lebanon. You get to enjoy the low costs and the pleasure of knowing that your shipping process minimized your carbon emissions.

What’s Next?

We have offered you some insight into the various factors that affect the cost of shipping a container to Lebanon. Take the next step and contact us for a free quote instantly. Please fill out your details on our website, and your quote will be available shortly.

We also have a toll-free number (888) 202-0036) that you can call, talk to a representative and get your quote afterwards. Three Movers are dedicated to offering you the cheapest solutions for container shipping while giving you peace of mind knowing your items will be safe.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A shipper (someone who supplies and/or owns the items – also known as a consignor) receives a Bill of Lading from a shipping company. It means the products have arrived in perfect condition and are ready to be shipped. The products will then be delivered to the agreed-upon location by the shipper.

For all cargoes, a Bill of Lading is necessary. A Bill of Lading (BoL) is required to transport freight from point A to point B. They’re legally binding documents that typically act as confirmation of ownership of the goods being transported.

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Lebanon?

Make sure you have all of the necessary import paperwork to clear customs and comply with relevant laws and regulations. For a successful import and export procedure, knowing what papers to prepare is critical. The import documentation required is influenced by the government’s typical trade policy, the type of items being imported, and the specific commodities being imported to Lebanon.

Some of the most common documents required for international container transportation are listed below:

● 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

Authentic shipping companies know the rules and requirements, they will guide you on the specific documents you’ll need, especially when rules changes.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

A misplaced bill of lading may be a major issue since it might prohibit your container from leaving the port or arriving at its destination.

If your BoL is lost, you should contact your shipping business so that a new one may be created. However, some of the following documentation may be required by the shipping line:

● A written statement of loss;
● Packing list;
● Cargo commercial invoice;
● Letter of Credit – copy (when payment was made by Letter of Credit);
● Shipper’s approval;
● Letter of indemnity, LOI drew up by the shipper;
● Letter of indemnity, LOI drew up by the recipient;
● Bank guarantee;
● Formal request: release without OBL or Issuance of New Set OBL

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

No, shipping containers are not completely waterproof. Nonetheless, they are water-resistant. They can withstand the effects of bad weather.

Most ISO shipping containers have vents on the sidewalls and the top or roof of the container wall to enable ventilation and prevent humidity build-up. These vents, on the other hand, are extremely small to ensure that no pests or insects enter the container throughout its journey.

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

The items listed are subject to extra restrictions when delivered to Lebanon. If you wish to bring one of the following products into this country, make sure to follow the shipping requirements to avoid delays and detention at customs:

● Acids
● Alcoholic beverages
● Animal products
● Animal skins
● Batteries, Haz
● Bearer Documents
● Bio Products, Haz
● Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
● Chemicals, Haz and Non-Haz
● Coal & firewood
● Coffee
● Cologne and Perfume, Haz and Non-Haz
● Communications equipment
● Compact discs
● Computer software
● Corrosives
● Cosmetics
● Cosmetics, Haz
● Diskettes
● Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
● Electronic Cigarettes
● Envelopes for Re-mailing
● Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
● Films: entertainment
● Films: promotional, training
● Flammables
● Foodstuffs
● Gambling devices
● Gases
● Graphite Products
● Herbal Products
● Herbal Tea
● Ice, Blue
● Ice, Dry
● Ice, Wet
● Infectious Substances
● Items offensive to Muslim culture
● Levi Jeans
● Liquids, Haz and Non-Haz
● Liquor, Haz and Non-Haz
● Magnetized Materials
● Medical samples
● Medical/dental supplies & equipment
● Military equipment
● Mineral Products
● Minerals
● Oil products
● Oxidizers
● Paints, Haz
● Perfume, Haz
● Perishables
● Personal Effects
● Phone Jacks
● Phones/modems
● Plants and Plant Products
● Poisons
● Powders
● Radar equipment

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

The FCL routes and procedures are simple to follow. Once your products have been placed within the container, the shipping crew will not open or update it. Your container will be delivered to its end destination. The simplicity of the overall procedure is one of the reasons why it’s quicker to arrive than LCL shipments.

LCL shipping is a more difficult or complex procedure. Because the container includes cargo from a variety of people, it will be opened and updated at a number of ports. LCL shipments, as a result, take longer to arrive than FLC shipments.

What’s the Difference between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Shipping taxes are charged by a country’s customs officials on goods that are brought into the country. The price paid for imported goods is typically decided by the item’s worth. In certain situations, import taxes are referred to as customs charges, tariffs, or import tariffs.

Meanwhile, the shipping duty is a tax levied by the government on goods imported from other nations. The price hike is intended to make the items less appealing to customers, prompting them to choose for the local market instead.

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

It is not necessary for you to be onsite. You may have someone receive or sign the cargo delivery documentation. However, we recommend that you be there once the container arrives so that it may be placed in a convenient position for you. If you are unable to be there, the shipping team will put your container in the most suitable location possible.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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