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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Liberia

Published on 2021-08-24

How Much Does It Cost Of Shipping A Container To Liberia?

Cost of shipping a container to Liberia, new shipments to Liberia
Liberia Container Shipping Cost

Our goal at Three Movers is to simplify the shipping process. If you have plans to ship a container to Liberia, you are in the right place. Our transparency policy ensures that you will know exactly how we arrived at the cost by the time you receive your quote.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

The price we charge you is the product of a combination of factors. The five main ones are:

  1. The preferred transportation mode.
  2. The distance covered.
  3. The time of the year.
  4. The weight and volume of your cargo.
  5. The destination port.

While most of these are self-explanatory, you may have some questions about the time of the year and the destination port.

The destination port is a factor because there are no universally accepted port charges. Each port has its pricing decisions and categories of charges.

The time of the year has to do with the high season in international shipping. When demand goes up during the high season (January, February, August, and September), prices follow the same trajectory.

Trust Three Movers to guide you in the right direction and help you make the right choice based on all relevant factors.

Apart from these main factors, other elements come into play.

They include:

  • Insurance: Peace of mind requires planning for all eventualities.
  • General Rate of Increase (GRI): We need to stay afloat and offer our services to you for years to come. The GRI is how we balance our prices with the changes in operating costs.
  • Customs Charges: The customs officials in Liberia will rely on their tax laws to determine how much you will pay in fees.
  • Inspections: If your container gets inspected, you foot the bill for the activity.
International shipping rates depend on the destination and shipping address
Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Liberia

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 Liberia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1968
40 ft Container $2400

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL $140/CBM
Personal Effects $820
Household Goods $955
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $880
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $3000
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $3950
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $4805

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2350
SUV (Container) $2450
Sedan via RORO $1320
SUV via RORO $1490

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

While there are many different containers for various industrial and perishable goods transport, we focus on residential use containers. That leaves you with two options:

  1. A 20ft Container: This is ideal for cargo that fits the typical 3-bedroom house or anything smaller than it.
  2. A 40ft Container: This one is ideal for cargo that fits the typical 4-bedroom house or anything bigger than it.

Once the container selection process is done, you need to choose either of the two load options below:

  1. The Less Than Container Load (LCL) Option: You get to split the shipping price with other parties whose cargo will be transported in the same container.
  2. The Full Container Load (FCL) Option: Only your cargo goes into the container.

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

When transporting a container to Liberia, you may select from two convenient modes of transport: air and sea. If you can wait the 2-8 weeks for arrival, sea freight is much more cost-effective than air shipping. Yet, if you have an urgent item that can’t wait more than two or three business days to arrive, air freight is your best bet.

What’s Next?

At Three Movers, we prioritize customer service, and all our representatives are well-informed to answer any questions you may have. Start by calling our toll-free number (888) 202-0036 and our representative will ease your mind and generate a free quote for you instantly. Also, feel free to fill out your details on our website and get your quote today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

It’s best to visit or check Liberia’s official website if you’re exporting products there. Doing this saves you time and money by preventing you from packaging things that might cause a delay or increase shipping expenses.

To give you a clearer understanding of what you can’t bring to Liberia, here are some examples:

● Acids
● Batteries, Haz
● Bearer Documents
● Bio Products, Haz and Non-Haz
● Communications equipment
● Computer components & parts
● Corrosives
● Cosmetics, Haz
● Credit cards (NI)
● Flammables
● Ice, Blue
● Ice, Dry
● Ice, Wet
● Infectious Substances
● Magnetized Materials
● Oxidizers
● Phones/modems
● Poisons
● Soil
● Telecommunications equipment

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

You do not need to be around for the delivery. You may always contract someone to supervise the whole thing for you. Although, it’s still a good idea to be there when the container is delivered so that it may be put in a convenient location for you.

If you’re not available on the delivery day, the transport team will place your container in the most convenient area and adhere to your contract’s instructions/requests.

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Liberia?

It’s a good idea to read up Liberia’s goods import rules to see what papers are required. Failing to submit the required documentation may cause substantial delays, and your shipment may be unable to depart the port of origin altogether.

Begin gathering the documents listed below to ensure that your shipments arrive on time. The following files are generally necessary for shipping to another country:

● 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

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

It’s simple to keep track of a container. All you need is the container number, document number, or booking number, as well as the shipping company that transported it. You may get this information by looking at your bill of lading.

If you know the container number, however, that is usually all the information you need to monitor your shipment. Input this number to the tracking system on the shipping company’s website.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is necessary when shipping freight. The bill of lading (BOL) serves as a freight receipt, a contract between a freight carrier and a shipper, and a title document. The bill of lading is a legal document that gives the driver and carrier all of the information they need to properly handle and charge the transportation of goods.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

If an importer loses BL, just ask the shipper or exporter how many negotiable and non-negotiable BLs they have on hand. If additional BL is available, you can ask them to send it to you. However, if the cargo has already arrived at its destination, you may be required to pay demurrage or detention fees to hold the items at the destination port warehouse. A shipper can request that the shipping line/forwarder re-issue the BL, or in an emergency, he can request that the shipping line/forwarder surrender it to the Importer at the destination, which I believe is possible with some formalities.

If you would request a new BL, the shipping company may require some of the following documentation:

● A written statement of loss
● Packing list
● Cargo commercial invoice
● Bank guarantee

How Long Does It Take for Cargo to Clear Customs in Liberia?

It generally takes less than 24 hours to clear customs. However, this time frame depends on Liberian laws. Also, if some of the required paperwork is missing, it might take days or weeks for your shipment to clear customs.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Shipping containers are not waterproof, but they are water-resistant in the sense that they will keep out typical weather and rain/snow/precipitation for the most part. However, if the containers are immersed, they will leak, and if they are flooded, they will leak as well.

Vents are installed in the long sides of the majority of ISO shipping containers, allowing for ventilation and reducing the risk of condensation build-up. Before they leave our yard, all of our storage containers are examined to verify that they are weatherproof and leak-free. They also feature ventilation, with each container having at least two vents.

Condensation is considerably less likely to occur in new shipping containers than it is in old shipping containers. It is beneficial to have extra ventilation placed along the top frame on opposing sides of the unit to allow for cross-ventilation in order to greatly decrease or eliminate the possibility of condensation.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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