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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Mauritius

Published by Chris Townsend

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

Mauritius Container Shipping Cost

If you want to ship a container to Mauritius, Three Movers is the company you need. We will help you understand all the elements involved in this complex operation so that you in turn have a good understanding of your bill. Our team of experts will help you plan your shipment to ensure you have a successful shipping process.

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Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Mauritius

When shipping a container internationally, you’ll need to consider the following:

  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped: The more the items you intend to ship, the higher the cost. The same goes for weight.
  • The type of transportation used: Transportation of cargo by air is faster, but the cost will be higher in comparison to shipping by sea.
  • Distance: Distance is an unavoidable factor. A higher distance between the two locations means more fuel costs.
  • The destination port: The destination port affects the cost of shipping cargo because port fees can vary. The main shipping port of Mauritius is Port Louis.
  • The peak period for shipping items to Mauritius is between August and October. Shipping during this period affects the cost of shipping.
International Container Shipping Rates Mauritius

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

There are a wide variety of shipping container sizes from which to choose. Most customers, however, opt for either a 20- or 40-foot container. A 20-foot container can hold the furniture and belongings from a three-bedroom home. One hundred washing machines is another way to think about this. When in doubt, select the 40-foot length.

Furthermore, you’ll have to choose between two types of load modes. If you are using the full size of the container, as most customers do, you’ll go with a Full Container Load option (FCL). On the other hand, if you don’t have enough items to fill the container you can opt for the Less Than Container Load option (LCL).

Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Mauritius

Cargo Container Shipping Rates Mauritius

Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

 40ft Shipping Container Mauritius

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to Mauritius of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$2330
40 ft Container$2750
Less Than Container Shipping Companies Mauritius

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$175/CBM
Personal Effects$1320
Household Goods$1550
International House Moving Services Mauritius

International house moving to Mauritius services - quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$980
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$3380
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$4330
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$5350
Container Car Shipping Rates Mauritius

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$2750
SUV (Container)$2805
Sedan via RORO$1650
SUV via RORO$1730
Mauritius Sea Freight Transportation

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

As an island nation, Mauritius only has access to two forms of freight transportation. You can opt to ship by air freight or ocean freight. Which one works best for you will depend on what matters most: cost or time.

If time is of the essence and the total price isn’t your biggest concern, opt for air freight transportation. This method is significantly faster, but around 5 times more expensive than sea freight services.

Sea freight transportation might be slower, but it has less of a concern with weight and it's the most cost-effective option. It is the volume that you’ll have to worry about. As such, you can ship heavier items with this method, if you don’t care too much about the duration of the voyage.

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Additional Shipping Costs

There are usually additional shipping costs when shipping a container anywhere. The ones to expect are:

  • Insurance: Insuring items adds to the overall cost of shipping. They are vital in providing much-needed cover for your cargo.
  • Custom fees: Mauritius has import tariffs ranging from 0% to 30%, depending on the item. There is also a 15% value-added tax on all imported goods.
  • Inspection: You might be charged for inspection of the shipped items. This will add to the overall cost.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): This is an adjustment of freight rates across specific trade routes. If the demand for shipping on a route increases, shipping costs might also increase.
  • Delivery Times: The delivery times can add to shipping costs. If a client requires express shipping, there will be additional costs.
Shipping Containers Going To Mauritius

Shipping A Container From South Africa To Mauritius

South Africa is one of the most common origin-destination for shipping containers going to Mauritius. That’s because South Africa is quite close to Mauritius compared to other major countries in the world. The distance between Port of Durban and Port Louis is 2868 KM.

Three Movers can help you ship from South Africa to Mauritius. We provide the most shipping rates from South Africa to Mauritius.

Mauritius Shipping Container Price

What’s Next?

Now that you know the basics of container shipping the next step is contacting Three Movers container shipping company for a free quote. You can fill out the webform or call us at (888) 202-0036.

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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. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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