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Cost of Shipping a Container to Libya

Published on 2021-08-24

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

Cost of shipping a container to Libya
Libya Container Shipping Cost

When trying to figure out how to get your items to Libya, Three Movers will be happy to step in and ease your mind. We practice transparency in every business activity, including our pricing decisions. Our promise: no hidden charges whatsoever!

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

The price indicated on the quote you receive is not random. We consider various factors to ensure that its fair for all parties involved. The five main factors are:

  1. The destination port: Each port has its fees and each country has its taxes. There multiple ports that operate in Libya, such as the Tobruk and Khoms ports.
  2. The time of the year: Demand drives up prices during the high season (January, February, August, and September). 
  3. The distance: This one is pretty straightforward. A higher distance means more fuel and by extension more money.
  4. The chosen mode of transport: Sea, air, or land transportation.
  5. Your cargo’s weight and volume: Which one is used to rate your cargo will depend on the mode of transportation.

Beyond the main factors, we have others that may come into play. They include:

  • Insurance: Once you purchase the insurance policy, you will not need to worry about any unforeseen circumstances causing damage to your shipment.
  • General Rate of Increase (GRI): We balance our profitability with the operating costs by adjusting the GRI accordingly.
  • Customs Charges: Libyan tax laws will determine how much you pay on arrival.
  • Inspections: If your container gets inspected, the bill is passed to you for payment.
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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Libya

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 Libya of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1290
40 ft Container $1970

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL $125/CBM
Personal Effects $595
Household Goods $940
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $735
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $2450
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2840
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3804

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2250
SUV (Container) $2330
Sedan via RORO $1360
SUV via RORO $1450

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

While there are many types of shipping containers, you only need to choose between two standard options:

  1. A 20ft Container: If your cargo can fit a typical three-bedroom house or smaller, go with this size.
  2. A 40ft Container: If your cargo can fit a typical four-bedroom house or bigger, go with this option.

When you select the container that meets your needs, take the next step, and decide on your load options. If you have enough room in the container, you can choose the Less Than Container Load (LCL) option. It allows for cargo belonging to different parties to be loaded in the same container. You get to split the cost with the others. If your shipment does not leave enough room for sharing, go with the Full Container Load (FCL) option.

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

Your choice of freight transportation depends on whether you prioritize urgency or cost. If urgency is your priority, choose air freight, and your cargo will be in Libya in 2-4 business days. If cost is your priority, go with the cost-effective ocean freight option and wait for 2-8 weeks for the container to reach its destination.

What’s Next?

Now that you know all the elements of the cost of shipping a container to Libya, please call our toll-free number (888) 202-0036, and our representatives will help you generate an instant quote. Please feel free to use the form on our website to create a quote. Three Movers shipping company is your trusted partner in international moving. We handle your cargo with care to ensure it arrives in Libya without any damage. Trust us to offer you unbeatable offers when it comes to shipping household items and commercial goods.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The cargo determines how much space you’ll need for unpacking.

You’ll need lots of space to unload a 20ft cargo because it has 25-28cbm of usable area. This cargo space is the same as the room you need to hold ten or eleven regular pallets.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

The FCL routes are simple to follow. Once your goods have been placed within the container, it will not be opened or updated. It is quickly transported to the destination port, as agreed in your contract.

LCL shipping involves several difficult procedures, such as dealing with multiple consignees, getting goods to various ports, and reworking shipments.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

When shipping freight, a bill of lading is required. The bill of lading (BOL) acts as a freight receipt, a freight carrier-shipper contract, and a title document. The bill of lading is a legally binding document that provides all of the information necessary for the driver and carrier to properly manage and charge the freight shipment.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

If you lose your bill of lading, you should notify your carrier so that their shipping line may issue a replacement. If your cargo has already reached its destination and you will face demurrage or storage fees, or if you intend to clear the container quickly, you must notify them to release the bill of lading.

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

As long as the shipping firm offers a tracking system, the current position of the container may be traced at any time. To track a container’s whereabouts, you must supply the tracking number container number/Bill of lading/Booking number as well as the shipping line. Any of these three references may be used to track a container and discover where it is.

A tracking number is a unique identification number or code issued to a shipment or cargo. The tracking number is usually displayed as a barcode on the shipping label, which anybody with a bar code reader or smartphone may scan.

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

Each country has its own set of export and import restrictions and prohibitions.
If you want to send a container to Libya, be sure you go to their official website first. This can save you time and money by preventing over-packing of items, which might cause delays or an increase in shipping costs.

To give you a better idea, these are some of the products you may carry to Libya:

● Antiques
● Bearer Documents
● Collectible Coins and Collectible Stamps
● Cosmetics, Haz
● Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
● Deeds
● Drugs, Non-Prescription
● Film, Commercial
● Food, Non-Perishable
● Furs
● Ice, Wet
● Items offensive to Muslim culture
● Ivory
● Jewelry
● Liquid, Haz and Non-Haz
● Liquor, Haz and Non-Haz
● Tapes, Audio and Video

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Shipping 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 moisture build-up. These, on the other hand, aren’t always effective in stopping condensation on the roof’s bottom or on the walls.

Meanwhile, shipping containers are waterproof. They can withstand water and other harsh weather conditions. If a shipping container falls into the water while being transported by sea, it is intended to float. However, its content will likely get soaked in water. Not all shipping containers are watertight.

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

The maximum container weight varies depending on the type and grade of the container. The container’s doors and CSC plate carry the capacity and measurement information.

20′ and 40′ steel or aluminum containers are the most typical dry containers. The following are the maximum weights for several container types:

20ft Container

● 2.300 kg/5.071 lb.Tare Weight (Empty Shipping Container)
● 25.000 kg/ 55.126 lb. Payload (Maximum freight weight that a container can transport)

40ft Container

● 3.750 kg/8.268 lb. Tare Weight
● 27.600 kg / 61.200 lb. payload

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Cargo insurance is necessary to protect cargo from inevitable losses that occur during product transportation.

Carriers do not guarantee the safe delivery of cargo. There’s always the possibility that the containers will be damaged while being transported. To make matters worse, under the terms of the contract or by legislation, the carrier may be immune from obligation for cargo loss or damage.

Ocean carriers, in particular, are well-protected under maritime law. If your products are lost or damaged while being transported by sea, there is no guarantee that the ocean carrier will be held responsible.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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