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Cost of Shipping a Container to Micronesia

Published on 2021-08-25

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

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 the 16 different types of containers there are, but you most likely only need to know about two. These are the 20ft and 40ft containers. The former has 25-28cbm (cubic meters) of usable space. This is the size of an average garage. To help you picture it, it’s about 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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

It is prohibited to ship the following commodities to the Federated States of Micronesia:

● Bio Products, dangerous goods as classified by IATA, radioactive substances, graphite products, liquor, Haz, Soil
● Products made in Iran

What Is a Bill of Lading?

After receiving the goods into his charge, the master or agent of the carrier shall, on demand of the shipper, issue to the shipper a Bill of lading showing among other things:

● The leading marks necessary for identification of the goods as the same are furnished in writing by the shipper before the loading of such goods starts.

● Either the number of packages or pieces or the quantity or weight as the case may be, as furnished in writing by the shipper via Maritime Act 1987.

● The apparent order and condition of the goods; provided, that no carrier, master or agent of the airline, shall be bound to state or show in the Bill of Lading any marks, number, quantity, or weight, which he has reasonable grounds for suspecting do not accurately represent the goods received, or which he has not had fair means of checking.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

According to Ilo, a notice of loss or damage and the general nature of such loss or damage is given in writing to the carrier or his agent at the port of discharge before or at the time of the removal of the goods into the custody of the person entitled to delivery thereof under the contract of carriage; such removal shall be prima facie evidence of the delivery by the carrier of the goods as described in the Bill of Lading.

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

Customs duties are dependent on product information, while tariffs are fees incurred to products from countries for specific times. Lastly, tax rates are calculated on the complete value of the goods imported into the country.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Sometimes containers can get lost, destroyed, or even stolen because not all freight forwarders do the needful to protect customers’ items. To prevent paying for additional costs, ensure that you have your Bill of Lading with you to protect the cargo against inevitable losses.

If these events happen, a cargo insurance policy enforces 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.

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

When shipping a package to Micronesia from a different city or country, your shipment may be subject to a customs duty and import tax.

The import tax charged on a shipment will be 5% on the full value of your items. For example, if the declared value of your items is 100 USD, for the recipient to receive a package, an additional amount of 5.00 USD in taxes will be required to be paid to Micronesia’s government.

Customs duties are another expense which will be obliged for payment. These vary by category of products.

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 systems, you can visit Marine Traffic’s website.

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

Before delivering a container to Mauritius, you must consider a few factors. You have to know in advance some important information about delivery fees, permitting requirements, ground conditions, and clearance space.

20-ft containers require a straight clearance of 75 feet. You will need a minimum of 12 feet of width clearance.

40-ft containers need a hundred. For its width, it will require 20 feet of overhead clearance.

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

Yes, you should be available when the container arrives because you must sign specific documents. You can also take this opportunity to supervise the moving team when the container is delivered so you can check if the goods are not damaged.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

Afghanistan to Micronesia
Albania to Micronesia
Algeria to Micronesia
Andorra to Micronesia
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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 [email protected]

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