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Cost of Shipping a Container to Myanmar

Published on 2021-09-02

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

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Shipping a container to another country is a complicated endeavor that is affected by several factors. However, Three Movers is more than capable to assist you with this. We can ship your container to Myanmar, or anywhere else, with ease at international shipping rates.

Let us break down the key factor that go into container shipping for you. 

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

Below are factors that affect the cost of shipping a container to Myanmar:

The Volume/Weight of the Goods

Whether you are charged by the volume or the weight of your cargo will depend on the type of transportation method chose. If you ship by air, weight is your biggest concern. Volume is king for sea shipments.

Type of Transport

The means of transportation is another factor that dictates the cost and time for your goods to arrive at their destination. Air freight is faster but expensive while sea freight is less expensive but slower.

The Distance of the Journey

This one is pretty obvious. The longer the voyage the more it will cost shipping items.

The Destination Port

Taxes and fees at the destination port are unavoidable. Myanmar has a range of 0 to 40% as customs tariffs for imported goods. For Myanmar, you’ll probably ship to the ports of Bassein or Moulmein.

The Time of the Year

October to February is the peak season for shipping in Myanmar. Peak shipping periods are those where most people are using shipping services. The increase in demand will translate into an increase in costs.

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What Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

There are two main types of containers that are related to shipping: the 20ft and the 40ft.

How Big is a 20ft Container?

A 20ft container is equivalent to the size of a single garage. It can contain the belongings of a three-bedroom apartment. To give you a better picture, imagine a room filled with 100 washing machines. Measure in cubic meters, is around 24-28cbm.

How Big is a 40ft Container?

A 40ft container provides almost double the space of a 20ft container with little addition in price. It is the best value for your money when moving large items. It has around 54-58cbm of usable space.

The Difference Between FCL and LCL

There are two loading modes for your container depending on your needs. If you don’t have enough items to fill a container, you can opt for Less than a Container load or LCL. Here you will share the container space with other customers.

On the other hand, if you can fill a container you would go with FCL or Full Container Load. This is the most cost-efficient option, although it is more expensive.

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 Myanmar of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1370
40 ft Container $1985

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $520
Household Goods $655

International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Myanmar services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $690
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $2150
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2460
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3825

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1855
SUV (Container) $1985
Sedan via RORO $1040
SUV via RORO $1160

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

Another consideration for shipping cost is the mode of transportation. Take a look at the different options available below:

Sea Freight

Myanmar has over 24 cargo ships and three seaports. Sea-Freight is less expensive than air freight and an ideal means of shipping in Myanmar.

Air Freight

Air-Freight is so much faster and more expensive than sea freight in Myanmar. However, the country has just two airports that are capable of handling large Jets. This provides more competition and makes shipping more expensive.

Truck Freight

Myanmar has only one expressway and 3200km of paved road in its network. It is the best way to move your items via land in Myanmar.

Train Freight

Myanmar has no rail links to other countries and Trains are slow in the country.

Additional Shipping Costs

The following additional shipping charges need to be considered by you:

  • Customs duties
  • General Rate Increase (GRI)
  • Container inspection fees
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance cover

We recommend getting insurance for any international shipping project. While these are safer than ever, they are still complicated and accidents can happen. Insurance rates are based on the total value of your items, as opposed to their weight or volume.

What’s Next?

You should employ the services of Three Movers today to guarantee the smooth shipping of your container to Myanmar. To get a free custom quote, kindly fill our web form now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The amount of area required for unpacking is determined by the container load.

Since a 20ft container has 25-28cbm of useable area, you’ll need a lot of room to unload it. This storage area is equivalent to the space required to store ten or eleven standard pallets.

A shipping firm issues a Bill of Lading to a shipper (someone who sources and/or owns the products, also known as a consignor). It indicates that the items have arrived in great condition and are ready to transport. The shipper will subsequently deliver the items to the agreed-upon location.

A Bill of Lading is required for all shipments. Transporting freight from point A to point B necessitates the use of a Bill of Lading (BoL). They’re legally enforceable documents that serve as proof of ownership of the items being transported.

The procedure and FCL routes are straightforward. The container will not be opened or updated after your stuff has been placed inside. It is delivered quickly to the port of destination, as specified in your contract.

LCL shipping entails a number of complex operations, including dealing with numerous consignees, transporting products to several ports, and reworking cargoes.

For customs clearance, you must comply with the government rules and regulations. Also, make sure you have all of the required import papers.

Knowing what the customs documents to prepare is essential for a successful import and export process. The following are some of the most frequent documents necessary for international container transportation:

  • Commercial and Proforma Invoices
  • Bills of Lading
  • Packing List or inventory list
  • Shipper’s Letter of Instructions (SLI)
  • Automated Export System (AES) Filing
  • Certificate of Origin (CO)
  • Incoterms
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Operational Instructions
  • Shipping Under a Letter of Credit

To give you a better understanding, below are some examples of items you can’t move to Myanmar:

  • Currency and coins that are counterfeit
  • All types of narcotic drugs and psychotropic chemicals Pornographic material
  • Playing cards
  • Myanmar pagodas and goods with the Buddha’s symbol
  • Ammunition and weapons
  • Antiques and archeologically significant artifacts
  • Endangered wildlife species
  • Other banned goods in accordance with existing legislation

In addition to that, on May 25, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce published Notification No. (38/2020) on the change of the import prohibition list, which went into effect.

  • Beverage
  • Cigarette
  • Prohibited goods in line with current legislation

A missing bill of lading could be a big problem because it can prevent your cargo from departing the port or getting to its destination.

If your BoL is misplaced, you must contact your shipping company to get a new one made. However, the shipping line may require some fee and the following paperwork to produce a new bill of lading:

  • A written statement of loss;
  • Packing list;
  • Cargo commercial invoice;
  • Letter of Credit – copy (when payment was made by Letter of Credit);
  • Shipper’s approval;
  • Letter of indemnity, LOI drew up by the shipper;
  • Letter of indemnity, LOI drew up by the recipient;
  • Bank guarantee;
  • Formal request: release without OBL or Issuance of New Set OBL

The present location of the container may be tracked at any moment if the shipping company provides a tracking system. You need the tracking number (container number/Bill of lading/Booking number) as well as the shipping line to track a container’s whereabouts. Enter both of these information to a parcel tracking website to know the location or status of your cargo.

A tracking number is a unique identifier or code assigned to a package or cargo. The tracking number is generally placed on the shipping label as a barcode that may be scanned by anybody with a bar code reader or smartphone.

No, shipping containers aren’t totally impervious to water. They are, nevertheless, water-resistant. They are resistant to the impacts of inclement weather.

To provide ventilation and avoid humidity build-up, most ISO shipping containers feature vents on the sidewalls and the top or roof of the container wall. These vents, however, are exceedingly tiny in order to prevent pests and insects from entering the container throughout its voyage.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

Three Movers can help you ship a container from anywhere in the world to Myanmar, {Burma}:





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





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





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

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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