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Cost of Shipping a Container To Malaysia

Published on 2021-08-24

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

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Malaysia Container Shipping Cost

Malaysia’s 18th largest trading partner is the United States, which has permitted the refinement of container shipping throughout time. This industry has evolved with the aim to export industrial goods with the same level of ease and safety as home goods.

Our company, Three Movers is your finest alternative when it comes to shipping a container to anywhere in the world, including Malaysia. From customized budgeting advice to a variety of insurance products to packing, loading, and unloading services, we’ve got you covered.

What Are the Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping?

It’s critical to be conscious of your demands before hiring services, as it’s easy to be misled in the process. Even if you are new to the phenomenon, our skilled international shipping team gives you a varied array of options and definitive knowledge to inform yourself.

Some of the important factors are:

  • Depending on the weight of the cargo, you can pick between 20′, 20′ cube, 40′, 40′ cube, and various sized containers. Before importing specific goods, such as broadcast receivers, unprocessed coral material, seeds, coins, and cash (counterfeit), etc., the Malaysian government requires licensing.
  • The expanse of 9,371 miles separates the United States and Malaysia. The cost of fuel per mile will be higher than in other nearby locations. You should also think about various insurance packages for freight rate peaks, which could wind up costing you a lot of money.
  • The months of June through October are the busiest for importing containers from the United States to Malaysia. Due to the approaching holidays, we experience a lot of demand and are have trouble provisioning resources.  Shipping during these times could cost you much more than at any other time of the year.

What Size of Container Fits Your Needs?

For cost control, your requirements must be thoroughly explored and examined in advance. These depend on the nature and fragility of the cargo you’re delivering.

Some of the types are:

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

Further divisions based on ownership:

  • Customers that prefer solo occupancy book Full Container Loads (FCL). These require less time to deliver and are completely within the control of the client. Their charges are higher, ranging from $837.00 for a 20′ container to $920 for a 40′ container.
  • LCL stands for Less Than A Container Load and is used for multiple occupancies. This type of container is spontaneous when loading packages, but due to the preference of other occupants, it may cause a delay in reaching the destination.
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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 Malaysia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $640
40 ft Container $730

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods $535
Personal Effects $470
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International house moving to Malaysia services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $430
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1550
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $1850
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2200

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1250
SUV (Container) $1350
Sedan via RORO $850
SUV via RORO $925

What Are the Types of Transport for Relocating Containers?

Our company provides services of air and sea freight shipping from the United States to Malaysia.

Air freight shipping takes less time, around 4-5 days, and is much more expensive. There are 20,000-pound weight limits, and you cannot load heavier cargos.

Waterways are substantially affordable and more weight-tolerant. However, they can take up to 56-47 days to arrive at their destination and should be avoided if time is of the essence. From Los Angeles to Penang, for example, their starting expenses can be as low as 920.00 dollars.

What Other Costs Can Add Up to Your Malaysia Shipping?

We are a company that believes in being open and honest with our customers, even if it means informing you of potential price increases due to unforeseen situations. We can provide you with a highly tailored estimate if you fill out our quotation form.

Some of the costs are:

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

What to Do Next?

Three Movers isn’t just interested in boasting of its services; we also want to help customers make the best decision possible. Choose us to learn about shifting dynamics without having to do it yourself.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Malaysia?

Malaysian customs require the following documents for exporting products to Malaysia:

● Invoice
● Packing list
● Delivery letter
● Leaflet, catalog, or other related documents
● Insurance certificate, if insured
● Bill of lading/airway bill
● Letter of credit (if used)
● Permit, licenses/ certificates
● Proof of fare payment
● A declaration form (Customs Form No. 1) that indicates the number, description of packages/ crates, value, weight, quantity and type of goods, and country of origin
● Completed Custom forms should be submitted to Customs offices where the goods are imported or exported.
● All duties/customs clearance taxes imposed on imported goods will need to be paid in advance before the goods can be released. Taxes to be produced include import tax and sales tax.

Additional documentation may be required to certify U.S. content. U.S. exporters are advised to confirm documentary requirements before shipping.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

The Bill of Lading is a document executed by a carrier, such as a railroad or shipping line, acknowledging receipt of goods and embodying an agreement to transport the goods to a stated destination. Such a negotiable document of title, which calls for the delivery of goods, must be distinguished from negotiable commercial paper such as notes and bills of exchange.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

If the original Bill of Lading was lost, destroyed, or stolen, a new bill can’t be obtained unless the original has been found. The shipper, importer, or exporter will need to submit some requirements in the event of losing the lading.

● Letter from shipper
● Count order
● Letter of indemnity
● Bank guarantee
● Commercial invoice and packing list

For further details about these specific documents, click here.

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

The following goods are prohibited from importation:

● Reproduction of any currency note, banknote, or coin which are currently issued in any country.
● Indecent printings, paintings, photographs, books, cards, lithographic, engravings, films, videotapes, laserdiscs, color slides, computer discs, and other media.
● Any device which intended to be prejudicial to the interest of Malaysia or unsuited with peace.
● All genera of Piranha fish.
● Turtle eggs.
● Cocoa pods, rambutans, pulasan, longan, and Nam Nam fruits from the Philippines and Indonesia.
● Intoxicating liquors containing more than 3.46 milligrams per liter in any lead or any compound of copper.
● Daggers and flick knives.
● Broadcast receivers capable of receiving radio communication within the ranges (68 – 87) MHz and (108 – 174) MHz
● Sodium arsenate.
● Cloth bearing the imprint or duplicate of any verses of the Quran.
● Pen, pencil, and other articles resembling syringes.
● Poisonous chemical
● Lightning arresters containing radioactive material.

For products that are prohibited except under an import license, please click here.

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

Malaysia’s tariffs are typically imposed on a value-add basis, with a simple average applied tax of 6.1 percent for industrial goods.  For certain goods, such as alcohol, swine, poultry, and pork, Malaysia charges specific duties that represent incredibly high effective tariff rates. 

Duties for tariff lines where there is significant local production are often higher. The Ministry of Finance announced on July 16, 2018, that the SST is chargeable for the manufacture of taxable goods in Malaysia. The SST is also applied to import taxable goods into Malaysia at the rate of 5 percent or 10 percent, or a specific rate depending on the category of products.

More information on import declaration procedures and import restrictions is available at the Malaysian Customs’ website.

How Long Does It Take for Cargo To Clear Customs In Malaysia?

The process won’t take long and can be settled within a few hours if the documents are complete. To make the process easier, find a shipper or freight forwarder that has in-depth experience with Customs and, if possible, one that is registered as a Customs Agent.

For more information about the Customs, please visit the expanded website.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

In some cases, containers either get lost, destroyed, or even stolen. To avoid having to pay for such an event, purchase insurance beforehand. To prevent paying for additional costs, ensure that you have your Bill of Lading with you to protect the cargo against inevitable losses.

In the event of failure, a cargo insurance policy indemnifies the cargo interest. Most cargo insurance policies are underwritten on an “all-risk basis.” This means that the insured is covered for risk of loss or damage except for those risks that are expressly excluded in the policy, such as loss or damage due to willful destruction of the goods by the insured or the inherent vice of the goods.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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