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Cost of Shipping a Container to Lesotho

Published on 2021-08-24

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

Cost of shipping a container to Lesotho
Lesotho Container Shipping Cost

The idea of figuring out all the details involved in shipping a container to Lesotho can be nerve-racking. Allow yourself peace of mind and let Three Movers break it down for you. We promise to uphold transparency in our pricing policy and guarantee no hidden charges. We believe that complete honesty about all the factors will help you make plans that best suit you.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

The cost of shipping a container is not something we randomly decide. Five main factors affect the shipping cost:

  1. The distance covered
  2. The selected transport mode: Depending on where you are shipping, you’ll have the option of ocean freight, air, or land freight transportation.
  3. The time of the year: The prices go up during the peak shipping season months, such as January, February, August, and September. This is due to the increase in demand for shipping services.
  4. The weight and volume of your cargo: Whether the cost of transportation is rated based on weight or volume depends on the method of transport selected. Sea freight uses volume, while air freight uses weight.
  5. The destination port: Each port has its charges and regulations. As Lesotho is a landlocked country, you will be most likely shipping by air or a combination of sea and land.

Other factors that will affect the shipping cost include:

  • General Rate Increase (GRI): We use the GRI to maintain our margins when our operating costs change in the shipping industry.
  • Insurance: Cargo owners are legally required to purchase insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances.
  • Inspections: If your cargo is singled out for inspection, you will bear the costs.
  • Customs fees: Lesotho’s port and customs authorities will require you to pay the legal import duties.
Ocean vessel with full container loads of household items and personal items
Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Lesotho

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 Lesotho of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1950
40 ft Container $2400

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL $146/CBM
Personal Effects $920
Household Goods $980
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $895
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $3060
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $3990
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $4900

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2430
SUV (Container) $2490
Sedan via RORO $1420
SUV via RORO $1470

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

When you are preparing to ship your items using a container, getting the size right is crucial. You have two choices:

  1. The 20ft Container: Anything below a three-bedroom house will fit into this.
  2. The 40ft Container: Anything above a four-bedroom house will require a container this size.

Now that you have your container, the next step involves selecting one of the two load options. Here are your choices:

  1. Less Than Container Load (LCL): Suitable when your items do not occupy the entire container. The shipping company will load cargo belonging to multiple parties in the container. The good news is that the cost will go down since you will share the container costs.
  2. Full Container Load (FCL): Your cargo is the only one in the container. This could be a personal decision or the lack of enough space for additional freight.

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

At this point, your cargo has been loaded in the container, and the next decision facing you is how to get it to Lesotho. You have two options:

  • Air Transport: Expect fast delivery, but high costs. Your container will arrive in Lesotho in 2-4 business days.
  • Sea Transport: EIt is the most cost-effective option but slow delivery. A ship will take 2-8 weeks to deliver your container to Lesotho.

What’s Next?

We know we cannot answer all your questions in a short article. That is why our friendly customer service representatives are always available on our toll-free number (888) 202-0036. Call us, and we will guide you accordingly.

You can also get a free quote (guaranteed competitive prices) on our website once you fill out the details. Trust Three Movers to handle your container shipping needs with diligence and professionalism.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Lesotho?

Lesotho’s import documents are defined by the government’s regular trade policy as well as the sort of items being imported. The documentation required for import into Lesotho is influenced by the goods being imported, multilateral, bilateral, or unilateral trade agreements, and the Lesotho government’s other trade policies.

For the admission of products and services, all WTO states require the same certifications and licenses. Here is the most typical paperwork necessary for foreign container shipment:

● 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 Lesotho?

If you’re shipping one of the goods below to Lesotho, be sure to follow the shipping instructions to avoid delays and detention at customs:

● Acids
● Airline Ticket, Blank
● Airline Ticket, Issued
● Antiques
● Artwork, Commercial
● Artwork, Fine
● Bearer Documents
● Bio Products, Haz and Non-Haz
● Checks, Blank Stock
● Checks, Cancelled
● Checks, Cashier
● Checks, Payroll
● Checks, Personal
● Checks, Travellers
● Chemicals, Haz
● Corrosives
● Cosmetics, Haz
● Credit Card Blanks
● Credit Cards
● Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
● Flammables
● Food, Non-Perishable
● Furniture
● Furs
● Gases
● Ice, Blue
● Ice, Dry
● Ice, Wet
● Infectious Substances
● Journals
● Liquor, Haz and Non-Haz
● Magnetized Materials
● Medical Equipment
● Medical Supplies
● Money Orders
● Oxidizers
● Paints, Haz
● Personal Effects
● Poisons
● Press Kits
● Radioactive material
● Seeds
● Stamps
● Stocks and Stocks Non-Negotiable
● Toiletries, Haz
● Watches
● X-Rays

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

The FCL courses are simple to follow. Once your products have been loaded into the container, the shipping workers will not open or reload it. Your container will be delivered to the port of end destination or the address indicated in your contract.

LCL shipment, on the other hand, is more difficult. Because it contains cargo from a variety of people, the container will be unloaded and updated at a number of ports. That is why most LCL shipments take longer to arrive than FLC shipments.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is paperwork that confirms functions as a receipt of goods for shipment and is issued to the owner of the items shipped by a carrier (shipping line) or an agency.

The documentation generally identifies the items being shipped, as well as the cargo’s origin and destination. Particularly, the following details will be included in the document:

● Name of the carrier
● Signatures of the ship’s Master and the carrier (or legal representatives)
● Details about the items being delivered (cost, quantity, weight, size, markings/numbers, and so on).
● Date and description of cargo being loaded aboard a ship
● The loading port and the destination port are noted.
● The consignee’s name
● Carrier terms and conditions (or a reference to these)
● Special instructions regarding the shipment

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

The national GST/VAT rate, as well as the item category and declared value, determine the taxes in a given country. The tax and duty thresholds are the points at which a person starts paying taxes on an item’s declared value.

Lesotho levies import taxes, which include VAT, purchase taxes, uplifts, and surcharges, as well as provincial taxes. Import duties and taxes are calculated using the CIF method, which means they are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as transportation costs.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

It will be difficult for you to retrieve your container. The Bill of Lading serves as a receipt and establishes your ownership of the goods.

Most shipping lines go to considerable lengths to prevent losing money due to lost Bills of Ladings. That is why bank guarantees and indemnifications are required if the document can’t be provided.

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

Both duties and taxes are sources of revenue for governments. This money is spent on government-funded social and developmental programs, such as education, health, and security.

Shipping duties are a type of tax on cross-border items that are collected by customs to help the government earn revenue and protect local companies.

Shipping taxes are government-imposed levies on goods carried into the country (imported). The consumption tax is still in place and must be collected by customs when the goods enter the country, even if they were purchased outside of the country.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

Afghanistan to Lesotho
Albania to Lesotho
Algeria to Lesotho
Andorra to Lesotho
Angola to Lesotho
Antigua to Lesotho
Argentina to Lesotho
Armenia to Lesotho
Australia to Lesotho
Austria to Lesotho
Azerbaijan to Lesotho
Bahamas to Lesotho
Bahrain to Lesotho
Bangladesh to Lesotho
Barbados to Lesotho
Belarus to Lesotho
Belgium to Lesotho
Belize to Lesotho
Benin to Lesotho
Bhutan to Lesotho
Bolivia to Lesotho
Bosnia Herzegovina to Lesotho
Botswana to Lesotho
Brazil to Lesotho
Brunei to Lesotho
Bulgaria to Lesotho
Burkina to Lesotho
Burundi to Lesotho
Cambodia to Lesotho
Cameroon to Lesotho
Canada to Lesotho
Cape Verde to Lesotho
Central African Rep to Lesotho
Chad to Lesotho
Chile to Lesotho
China to Lesotho
Colombia to Lesotho
Comoros to Lesotho
Congo to Lesotho
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Lesotho
Costa Rica to Lesotho
Croatia to Lesotho
Cuba to Lesotho
Cyprus to Lesotho
Czech Republic to Lesotho
Denmark to Lesotho
Djibouti to Lesotho
Dominica to Lesotho
Dominican Republic to Lesotho
East Timor to Lesotho
Ecuador to Lesotho
Egypt to Lesotho
El Salvador to Lesotho
Equatorial Guinea to Lesotho
Eritrea to Lesotho
Estonia to Lesotho
Ethiopia to Lesotho
Fiji to Lesotho
Finland to Lesotho
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Gabon to Lesotho
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Ghana to Lesotho
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Jordan to Lesotho
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Kiribati to Lesotho
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Kosovo to Lesotho
Kuwait to Lesotho
Kyrgyzstan to Lesotho
Laos to Lesotho
Latvia to Lesotho
Lebanon to Lesotho
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Libya to Lesotho
Liechtenstein to Lesotho
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Macedonia to Lesotho
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Malawi to Lesotho
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Mexico to Lesotho
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Monaco to Lesotho
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Myanmar, {Burma} to Lesotho
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Nepal to Lesotho
Netherlands to Lesotho
New Zealand to Lesotho
Nicaragua to Lesotho
Niger to Lesotho
Nigeria to Lesotho
Norway to Lesotho
Oman to Lesotho
Pakistan to Lesotho

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Panama to Lesotho
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Qatar to Lesotho
Romania to Lesotho
Russian Federation to Lesotho
Rwanda to Lesotho
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Lesotho
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San Marino to Lesotho
Sao Tome & Principe to Lesotho
Saudi Arabia to Lesotho
Senegal to Lesotho
Serbia to Lesotho
Seychelles to Lesotho
Sierra Leone to Lesotho
Singapore to Lesotho
Slovakia to Lesotho
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Solomon Islands to Lesotho
Somalia to Lesotho
South Africa to Lesotho
South Sudan to Lesotho
Spain to Lesotho
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St Kitts & Nevis to Lesotho
St Lucia to Lesotho
Sudan to Lesotho
Suriname to Lesotho
Swaziland to Lesotho
Sweden to Lesotho
Switzerland, {Eswatini} to Lesotho
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Uruguay to Lesotho
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Vanuatu to Lesotho
Vatican City to Lesotho
Venezuela to Lesotho
Vietnam to Lesotho
Yemen to Lesotho
Zambia to Lesotho
Zimbabwe to Lesotho

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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