“These guys were so amazing!”
Reliable Shippers For A Reasonable Price
Estimate moving cost in 30 seconds:
Customer Images
7790 people shipped using ThreeMovers last week

Affordable Cost Of Shipping A Container To Mozambique

Published by Chris Townsend

Affordable Cost Of Shipping A Container To Mozambique

Mozambique Container Shipping Cost

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

When shipping a container across the world to Mozambique, you’ll have to consider several factors. Based on this, you will discover a variation in shipping costs. Nevertheless, Three Movers are ready to assist you to ship your container with ease.

If you need to ship a container around the world, we are the shipping company for you. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to be aware of.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

There are multiple factors that affect shipping cost, but only 5 are considered critical. These are:

The Volume/Weight of the Goods

Ocean freight is more interested in the dimension of the goods while air freight is more interested in the weight of the goods. Therefore, the volume or weight of your goods will determine the type of shipping you will use; thereby affecting the shipping cost.

Type of Transport

The mode of transportation also determines the cost and time it will take for your goods to arrive at the destination. Freight shipping via Cargo plane is expensive, but quick. Sea freight transportation, on the other hand, is much slower but comparatively cheaper.

The Distance of the Journey

Shipping your container across a longer distance is far more expensive than a short-distance trip. Therefore, distance affects the shipping cost.

The Destination Port

Customs tariffs and service costs are unavoidable but differ from country to country. For Mozambique, you will be looking at a tariff range of 0-25% for imported goods. The destination port will most likely be Port Maputo.

The Time of the Year

May to October is the peak period for shipping in Mozambique. If you want better shipping deals, avoid shipping during the peak season as the higher demand will increase the costs.

Get instant rate quotes for shipping containers to Mozambique, international shipping and container shipping services

Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Mozambique

Which Size of Shipping Container Will Work Best for Me?

There are over 16 different types of shipping container, but most customers use one of two sizes. You will go with the 20ft or 40 container sizes.

How Big is a 20ft Container?

A 20ft container is able to store the contents of a three-bedroom home. Think of the size of an average garage. This means that you can fit a car, but there won’t be much space for anything else.

How Big is a 40ft Container?

A 40ft container gives you twice the space of a 20ft container without being twice the cost. If you need to transport the contents of a four-bedroom house, this is your size.

The Difference Between FCL and LCL

For customers that can’t fill a container by themselves, they can opt for A "Less Than Container Load" (LCL) mode of shipping. You will be using the same container as others, but won’t have to pay full cost.

If you don’t want to share the space, or have enough items to fill a container, you’ll be working with a Full Container Load mode.

Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates, use online freight calculator

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

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1740
40 ft Container $1880
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates, Cost effective method of shipping goods and personal items

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $720
Household Goods $785
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $525
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $2855
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $3255
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3825
Container Car Shipping, shipping line for shipping cars in empty container

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2315
SUV (Container) $2425
Sedan via RORO $1265
SUV via RORO $1340

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

Mode of transportation is an important consideration for shipping cost. The information below will help you make a choice on transportation:

Sea Freight

Sea freight in Mozambique is much cheaper than air freight. So, you can consider this means of transportation if you want to save costs.

Air Freight

It is the fastest way of shipping. However, the country only has one international airport. This creates more competition and makes it more expensive.

Truck Freight

Mozambique has so many unpaved roads with just 14 routes in its national highway network.

Train Freight

Mozambique has rail links that connect to three other countries in Africa. Train freight is less expensive and it is not affected by traffic or bad weather.

Additional Shipping Costs

You also need to consider the following additional shipping charges:

  • Customs duties: These differ from country to country and are unavoidable.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): The increase applied by shipping companies based on shifting prices.
  • Container inspection fees: If your container has to be inspected physically at the port, there will be an extra fee.
  • Inland delivery charges: If you opted for door-to-door shipping, you will be charged for the delivery. This will be more expensive than port-to-port but more convenient.
  • Quarantine fees: Only applies to certain countries. This is a fee for inspection of items that could carry diseases.
  • Insurance cover: The rate of insurance will be based on the value of your items.

What's Next?

To ensure that your goods are safely shipped to Mozambique, you need to employ the services of Three Movers. Fill out our web form now to get a free custom quote in minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Email Me

4.8/5 average star rating

Do You Want To Get Your Quote Instantly?

Get your quote and answer any questions you have by calling us:

Female Customer
© Copyright 2024 ThreeMovers.com