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Cost of Shipping a Container To Malawi

Published on 2021-08-24

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

Cost of shipping a container to Malawi
Malawi Container Shipping Cost

Even cinemas can’t deny how exhausting the entire moving procedure is. We observe them struggling through the bubble wrap and boxes before finally giving up. This could be the case for you as well if you are relocating to Malawi.

Our shipping company, Three Movers, is well prepared to save the day. We are a service provider that takes care of everything, from your shipments to unloading your container and delivering everything to your new home in another country.

What Are the Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping?

Even if you are in a hurry, it is vital to consider some elements of the shipment. Our company, with its qualified and trained staff, can offer you the information and resources you need to make an informed choice.

Some of the basic ones are:

  • Depending on the weight of your cargo, you can choose from a variety of container sizes, including 20′, 20′ cube, 40′, 40′ cube, reefers, flat-racked, and more. Malawi’s government is quite flexible about importing various materials in your shipment. However, only money orders that have been pre-approved for entry are allowed.
  • Malawi and the United States are separated by 8954.47 miles, which will affect the fuel per mile rate. To shorten the distance between the start and different endpoints, you must choose between different ports.
  • High-demand seasons should be avoided at all costs to avoid paying prices that are greater than the base price. Moving companies face a shortage of resources during the peak season in the United States, from June to October, and so they charge more.


What Size of Container Fits Your Requirements?

Industrial goods that require moisture and a cool atmosphere can’t be transported in a standard container, so you must be aware of the suitability of the container options for your shipment.

Our company can provide you with a variety of container types as well as cost-cutting choices.

Some of them are:

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

We have other options based on ownership, such as:

  • FCLs (Full Container Loads) is wholly owned by a single customer. You might also be able to load your cargo. These take less time to arrive at their location and provide total control. Depending on your needs, their prices might range from 1,565$ to 2,441$.
  • Less Than A Container Load, or LCLs, are a cost-effective alternative to full-size containers. Rather than needing to wait for the entire container to fill up, you can add your cargo as soon as they are fully packed. However, due to multiple occupancies, certain containers may be delayed.
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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Malawi

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 Malawi of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $2020
40 ft Container $2430

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL $148/CBM
Personal Effects $1010
Household Goods $1040
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $900
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $3070
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $4020
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $4940

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2440
SUV (Container) $2495
Sedan via RORO $1430
SUV via RORO $1480

What Are the Types of Transport for Shipping Containers?

Three Movers provides air and ocean shipping services from the United States to Malawi.

Air freight is delivered in a matter of days, usually within 4-5 days. Their prices are considerable, and there is a weight limit of over 20,000 pounds that must be considered to avoid having to schedule multiple flights for your huge cargo.

Ocean freight is a considerably more cost-effective choice. They can carry up to 45,000 pounds of weight, as well as your automobiles in a certain vehicle category. Their fees might start at $9 per pound.

What Other Costs Can Add Up to Your Shipping?

After you fill out our quotation form on the website and indicate the shipment specifics, our customer service will be able to assist you.

The additional costs that might add up are:

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

What to Do Next?

Our brand’s flawless service provision and customer happiness will be assured by our omnipresence across the United States. We want to create a culture where movement is less of a chore and more of a wonderful journey.

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Call us at our toll-free number (888) 202-0036 right now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Malawi?

According to customs regulations, the following documents can be demanded by customs officials:

● Advice notes
● Bill of lading
● Certificate of origin
● Commercial invoice
● Malawi Revenue Authority Form 12
● Customs declaration for Mozambique (transit document)
● Delivery order
● Malawi Revenue Authority Form 19
● Inspection report from scanner (transit document)
● Packing list
● Release order
● Report order

Malawi Revenue Authority customs forms are available online. Please click here.

Additionally, requirements vary slightly depending on the mode of transport into Malawi:

Transport by road vehicle:

● A complete list of the goods carried in the shipping container
● Copies of all waybills
● Copies of consignment notes

Transport by air cargo:

● Manifests of the cargo signed by an authorized person at the point of departure
● Lists of the passengers and crew
● Lists of any goods on board that are accompanying passengers (i.e., baggage)
● The clearance, if any, from the last foreign port
● The aircraft’s journey logbook

Transport by train:

● Copies of invoices
● Waybills
● Delivery and advice notes
● Other documents for goods which will enter at that port
● Lists of all goods carried on the train other than the cargo
● A “Clean Report of Findings” from the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) affiliate in the exporting country is also required

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

Before shipping a container to Malawi, you should take into consideration these prohibited or restricted products:

● Cement
● Cooking Oil
● Laundry Soap
● Fresh Milk
● Liquor (in plastic packaging or bottles)

For more information about the licenses required upon shipping an item to Malawi, please refer to this link.

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

Generally, import duties and excise taxes vary according to product, country of origin, end-use, and national interest decisions.  Depending on the good, import duty, excise tax, and value-added tax (VAT) may all be charged.

The Malawi Investment and Trade Center posts relevant information on its website.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

Have you ever paid a visit to a grocery store, gathered a few products, and walked directly to the payment section to pay for those items? The cashier handed you a particular list of the goods you bought. That list is the same as the Bill of Lading.

The Bill of Lading is a paper given by a transport rendering company, such as a shipping line or railroad, acknowledging acceptance of goods and showing a legal contract to deliver the items to your desired destination.

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

Upon planning to deliver a container to your site, you must consider several factors. You should know in advance the details about permitting requirements, clearance space, delivery fees, and ground conditions.

Most of the time, you will be required to allow at least 12 and 20 feet of width and overhead clearance, respectively, for containers. Furthermore, a 20-ft container would need about 75ft of clearance, while a 40-ft one needs about 100ft.

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

Before shipping a container to Malawi, you must study beforehand the difference between taxes, tariffs, and duties.

Custom Duties: Customs duties are incurred every time the client imports a product into Malawi. To determine how freely a product can be allowed into the country, the government fixed these fees. Duties will always be there no matter how much they change.

Tariffs: Tariffs are fees imposed by a government for categories of products at specific times. Like duties, a tariff’s percentage increase is calculated from the product’s import value, and the end-customer receives the fees. Consumer habits are affected by how fast the prices of imported goods change.

Import Taxes: Defined by the government, the standard percentage is the basis of import taxes by the additional cost added to any imported product entering the country. Depending on the country, it is called Value-Added Tax (VAT) or Goods and Services Tax (GST). In terms of implementation, VAT and GST are indistinguishable, but each is applied to various products based on the country importing into.

Can I Track My Container While in Transit?

Not knowing where your container is can make you feel uneasy, which is why Three Movers has the tools to help you with that. You may track your container while it is in transit, and you can use only one or avail all of these ways to do so:

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

To learn more about these tracking ways, click here.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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