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Cheap Cost Of Shipping A Container To Madagascar

Published on 2021-08-24

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

Cost of shipping a container to Madagascar

Moving to Madagascar, with its natural beauty and extensive beaches is a journey in itself. Making a list of household items and sorting through key assets, on the other hand, might be a messy process.

You require a comprehensive company, such as Three Movers, to manage your packaging, loading, container shipping overseas, and unloading, relieving you from the burden of worrying about every minute detail.

What Are the Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping?

You must be aware of the various elements of the procedure to make an informed and value-added conclusion. Our expert team seeks to deliver you with correct advice at no cost.

Here are some factors to look out for:

  • When choosing from a list of containers with varying sizes, the weight of your shipments is quite important. The general categories are 20′, 20’cube, 40′, 40’cube, flat-racked, and reefers. Careful attention should be given to the to-be-licensed materials cited by the government of Madagascar. Credit card blanks, knives, soil, and other items are among the materials listed.
  • The distance between Madagascar and the United States is 9,852 miles. Your final bill will be heavily influenced by the cost of fuel per mile. Other types of insurance plans, such as those covering natural disasters like storms or seasonal tides, can also raise prices.
  • The peak season for container shipping in the United States is from June to October. Companies are already booked due to high demand, and if you want to keep your budget under control, this period should be avoided due to sky-high charges.

What Size of Container Meets Your Requirements?

Different sizes of containers can also be combined with specific types of load modes. Our wide selection of possibilities provides you with a lot of information regarding the suitability of your specific package.

Some of the types are:

  • High Cube Containers
  • Open Top Container
  • Thermal Container
  • Refrigerated ISO Container
  • Half-Height Container

There are others based on individuality or sharing:

  • FCLs (Full Container Load) are for single-ownership. These are more expensive, but they may be used to move an entire household or workplace.
  • Multiple occupants choose Less Than A Container Load (LCL) and are supplied with a full list of items to follow. This option can help you save money on your final bill.
Shipping goods at cost effective and competitive prices

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 Madagascar of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $2230
40 ft Container $2650

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL $170/CBM
Personal Effects $1220
Household Goods $1450
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $950
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $3280
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $4230
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $5250

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2650
SUV (Container) $2705
Sedan via RORO $1550
SUV via RORO $1690

What Are the Types of Transport for Relocating Containers?

Three Movers provides air and sea freight services from the United States to Madagascar.

Air freight shipping is costly and weight restrictions must be considered. However, if you’re in a rush and need your cargo delivered in 4-5 days, they’re the greatest alternative.

The ocean freight routes are substantially less expensive. They can transport containers weighing up to 45,000 pounds and are frequently used for automobile transport. Starting prices for a 20′ container could range from $882 to $2,313 for a 40′ container.

What Other Costs Can Add Up to Your Shipping?

We can provide you with a specific list of services and recommendations once you complete our quotation form and indicate the start and endpoints with tentative dates.

We are very thorough and honest in our approach, and, as a result, also open about any additional costs that may arise. Some of these include:

  • Customs clearance duties
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance

What to Do Next?

Allow us to prove why we are the best option for you by trusting my brand with your valuables in overseas relocation.

You can simply send us an email at or call us at (888) 202-0036 to get a no-commitment quote today.

Shipping lines for full container loads

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Madagascar?

The following documents are mandatory for importers based in Madagascar:

● BSC (Bordereau de Suivi des Cargaisons, cargo follow-up document). Click here to fill-up the form online.
● Bill of lading or airway bill
● Bank payment
● Packing list
● Import declaration
● Certificate of origin

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

Imports into Madagascar are liberalized and do not require an import license, except for a few categories of items that are considered strategic by the Malagasy Government and which are specially regulated. 

● The importations of radioactive waste from nuclear power stations, hazardous goods, pornographic materials, counterfeit branded products, pirated goods, and goods bearing false indications of origin are prohibited.
● The imports of products such as arms, explosives, and drugs are subject to prior authorization. The same applies to imports of diamonds, gemstones, gold and platinum jewelry, and vanilla.
● Madagascar also maintains a special regime for imports of leaf tobacco.
● An import license is required for lubricants. In addition, Madagascar applies for prohibitions and mandates under multilateral environmental agreements to which it is a party.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

Since you already purchased at least a few items inside a grocery store, you experienced receiving a specific list of goods you bought from the cashier. This applies to the Bill of Lading wherein the shipping company provides a detailed list of services you availed from them.

The Bill of Lading is a paper created by a company confirming receipt of products and depicting a valid contract to ship the goods to a particular destination.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

If a Bill of Lading gets destroyed, stolen, or lost, the client won’t obtain another copy unless the original document is found. You are required to submit some requirements to receive another copy. The requirements include:

● A letter from the shipper
● Count order
● Letter of indemnity
● Bank guarantee
● A commercial invoice and packing list.

What’s The Difference Between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

It’s essential to learn how to distinguish between taxes and duties because they often get interchanged.

● Duties: Customs duty is a kind of tax gathered by customs as government revenue and to protect local industries. This includes anti-dumping taxes, trade tariffs, export duties, and excise duties.

● Taxes: Taxes are government fees placed on purchased products entering a country. This includes value-added tax, sales tax, and goods and services tax (GST).

What’s The Difference Between a Freight Forwarder, a Broker, And An NVOCC?

According to More Than Shipping, Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs are classified by The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. They usually get interchanged as the same during most transportation procedures due to their indistinguishable FMC categorization, but there are some differences between these.

A freight broker is responsible for the communication between a freight transportation provider and the shipping customer.

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

Like many developing countries, Madagascar collects a significant share of government revenue through customs duties, import taxes, and VAT on imports.  Although they have been lowered recently, tax and customs duty rates are still relatively high.

VAT is fixed at 20% for all goods irrespective of their origins. Certain exemptions exist, in particular for agricultural equipment, specific agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilizers, animal food, and vitamins), and staple goods such as rice and kerosene, which are exempt from customs duty and VAT.

Madagascar does not have significant formal non-tariff barriers to trade.

Can I Track My Container While in Transit?

Three Movers allows you to track your container while it is in transit. You can use one or all of these ways to do so:

● Automatic Identification System Tracking
● Live Satellite Imagery
● Personal, up-close monitoring
● GPS asset tracking
● Container Tracking Services

To learn more about these tracking ways, you can visit Marine Traffic’s website.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

● Waterproof: All new and used containers will be waterproof and come with a product guarantee. However, containers sold in “AS-IS” condition may have holes or crooked impairment, such as damaged corner posts. They are priced accordingly but are not guaranteed to be wind and watertight.

● Ventilation: Vents on the top part of the side walls are manufactured for shipping containers. These might make containers placed inside a wet or cold surrounding prone to moisture and eventually become rusty, so it would be wiser to have your ventilation checked now and then.

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

Since there is paperwork that requires your signature, you have to be present once your container arrives. Furthermore, you can use this opportunity to ensure your goods were delivered in excellent condition.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

Afghanistan to Madagascar
Albania to Madagascar
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Belgium to Madagascar
Belize to Madagascar
Benin to Madagascar
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Bolivia to Madagascar
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Botswana to Madagascar
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Brunei to Madagascar
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Cambodia to Madagascar
Cameroon to Madagascar
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Central African Rep to Madagascar
Chad to Madagascar
Chile to Madagascar
China to Madagascar
Colombia to Madagascar
Comoros to Madagascar
Congo to Madagascar
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Madagascar
Costa Rica to Madagascar
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Cuba to Madagascar
Cyprus to Madagascar
Czech Republic to Madagascar
Denmark to Madagascar
Djibouti to Madagascar
Dominica to Madagascar
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East Timor to Madagascar
Ecuador to Madagascar
Egypt to Madagascar
El Salvador to Madagascar
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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

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