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Cost of Shipping a Container to Lesotho

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost of Shipping a Container to Lesotho

How Much Does It Cost To Ship 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.
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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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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. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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