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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Micronesia

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost Of Shipping A Container To Micronesia

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

Shipping a container to anywhere in the world is a complex process that requires a lot of documentation. This can quickly become a logistics nightmare for those that aren’t knowledgeable of how the process works. Whether you are shipping household items or commercial goods, Three Movers can help you with this process and we ship to multiple countries including Micronesia. Make use of our team of experts when planning your next international shipment.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Micronesia

The main factors to consider when transporting a container to another country are:

  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped: Weight is the factor by which they measure the cost of cargo when transporting by air, while volume is used for sea shipments.
  • The type of transportation used: Shipping to Micronesia means you will choose between sea or air freight transportation.
  • Distance: The distance between the two countries will affect the cost of shipping. Shipping from Australia to Micronesia, for example, will be cheaper than shipping from Nigeria.
  • The destination port: The destination port affects the cost of shipping cargo because port fees can vary. Micronesia has 4 shipping ports spread within 4 states. These are located at Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap, and Kosrae.
  • The peak period for shipping items to Micronesia is between August and October. This can extend to February due to Christmas and the Chinese New Year. Shipping during this period affects the cost of shipping.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

We could go over all 16 varieties of containers, but chances are you'll only use two of them in your daily life. Here we have both 20-foot and 40-foot containers. Usable volume ranges from 25 to 28 cubic feet in the former. A standard garage is about this size. Just to give you an idea, think of it as 100 washing machines.

The 40ft container has around double that available space (54-58cbm). This is the size you’ll need if you are transporting a vehicle plus additional items. The 20ft container can fit a vehicle, but it won’t have much space left.

A shipment that makes use of all the space available in a container is known as Full Container Load (FCL). This is the best and most cost-effective option for the majority of people. However, there are situations where a person’s cargo doesn't fill a container.

If you find yourself in such a place, consider the Less Than Container Load option (LCL). In LCL, the container is shared among many clients to ensure the totality of the space is used. This helps keep your items safer during the voyage.

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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 Micronesia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1360
40 ft Container $1640
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $330
Household Goods $430
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $480
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $2450
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2755
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3805
Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1640
SUV (Container) $1750
Sedan via RORO $685
SUV via RORO $735

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

As a country comprised of more than 600 islands, the only available methods of freight transportation for Micronesia are sea and air.

If you are shipping high volumes of cargo, you should use sea freight shipping. It is slower than transporting by air, but it has less of a concern with weight. It is also around five times cheaper.

However, if time is of the essence or the weight of your items isn’t too large, you can opt for using air cargo. It will arrive much faster than a ship, but it will also be much more expensive.

Additional Shipping Costs

There are usually additional shipping costs when shipping a container anywhere. The additional shipping costs 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: Micronesia has an average import tariff of 6.2%.
  • 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.

What’s Next?

The next step is contacting Three Movers for a free quote. You can fill out the online form 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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