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Cost of Shipping a Container to Nicaragua

Published on 2021-09-02

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

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Nicaragua Container Shipping Cost

You may not realize it, but the price of shipping a container to Nicaragua is impacted by a number of factors. It could be because of the distance, customs fees, or even the season. As a result, shipping charges can vary significantly, which can be problematic at times. But don’t worry; Three Movers can help you ship your container to Nicaragua. With over twenty years of experience in this industry, we’re regarded as one of the best. We are shipping cargo through caribbean sea and pacific ocean to other central america countries.

This article will go over everything you need to know about shipping a container to Nicaragua or other international countries.

Factors That Affect the Costs of Shipping

When calculating the cost of shipping a container to Nicaragua or another country, there are some essential factors to consider.

The Volume/Weight of the Goods

The sort of shipment you choose will have a big impact on this. For example, sea freight prioritizes the size of your goods, whereas air freight prioritizes their weight.

The Mode of Transportation

The manner of shipment has an impact on both the cost and the time it takes for your items to arrive. Air freight is usually faster than sea freight, but it is also more expensive. On the other hand, sea freight is typically five times less expensive. As a result, you have the option of choosing your preferred form of transportation.

The Distance of the Journey

Everyone understands that the longer the shipping distance, the more expensive it is. Furthermore, whether your items are delivered from door to door or port to port, the cost of shipping is frequently influenced.

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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Nicaragua

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 Nicaragua of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $460
40 ft Container $575

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $520
Household Goods $655

International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $495
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1480
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2460
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3265

Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to Nicaragua 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 $1230
SUV via RORO $1370

The Destination Port

You will be charged a customs fee and an import tax if you export a package internationally. Customs duties and service fees are imposed by each country.

Shipments to Nicaragua are subject to the following taxes (which vary depending on the product):

  • Import Custom Duties (DAI), which are local tariff duties imposed on commodities imported in accordance with the Central American Import Tariff.
  • Excise Tax (ISC) is an indirect tax applied on commodities that are consumed selectively (e.g., tobacco, cigarettes, etc.).
  • VAT.

The Time of Year

There is always a peak season in international shipping. This is most common from August through October, with a smaller period in January and February. Because of the increased demand during these times, shipping is normally highly expensive, therefore, you may want to avoid exporting your goods during this period.


Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

Despite the fact that there are at least 16 different types of containers, a 20-foot or 40-foot container will most likely fit your needs. A three-bedroom apartment’s worth of belongings can fit inside a 20-foot container. A 20ft container, on the other hand, will not allow you to ship your car alongside your belongings. A 40-foot container is preferable because it can store twice as much. In addition, even though they are double the size, 40-foot containers rarely cost twice as much as 20-foot containers.

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation?

The amount of speed you require and whether or not you need to ship overseas will determine the mode of transportation you select. To transport goods, Nicaragua uses air freight, sea freight, and truck freight. Sea freight is the most popular mode of freight transportation. This is because it is frequently less expensive than other modes of transportation. It is, however, the slowest. If you need your goods to get in Nicaragua quickly, air freight is the ideal solution.

What’s Next?

Hopefully, you have a better idea of how much shipping costs. The next step is to get a quote. Fill out our web form or contact us at (888) 202-0036 to receive a free quote in minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While most of these documents are needed, some are conditional on the item being delivered or the source and target countries:

● Commercial and Proforma Invoices

● Bills of Lading

● Packing 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

Before moving a container to Nicaragua, be sure to have all of the needed papers. You can contact our customer service department to find out what documentation you’ll need to start shipping your container.

You do not need to be present when the container arrives. You may appoint someone to keep an eye on the process or complete the appropriate paperwork on your behalf. Yet, we strongly advise that you be around when the container is transferred so that you may sign the papers acknowledging receipt of the cargo.

If no one is present to receive the container, the shipping personnel will probably position it in the most appropriate location and will adhere to your shipping agreement’s instructions/requests.

The shipper is not obligated to split the cargo space of the container with the goods of other individuals in an FCL shipment. This enhances the security and efficiency of ocean freight transportation management. This is why it outperforms LCL in delivery time.

Furthermore, the route and method for LCL shipments are more complicated. The container is loaded with cargo from a range of persons and companies. It will be unloaded and loaded at different ports as a result.

Shipping containers are not usually water-resistant, but they are waterproof. They can only withstand the effects of bad weather.

Watertight containers are composed of materials that prevent water from passing through them. Watertight containers can also be used to transport liquids since they keep water out.

Vents are placed into the shipping container’s sidewalls to allow for ventilation and reduce the possibility of moisture. Two to ten vents are found in a 20-foot container, whereas four to twelve vents are found in a 40-foot container.

Shipping containers feature vents that are approximately 1 inch (2.5cm) square and covered with mesh to keep pests and insects out.

The laws of the country dictate what you can transmit and what you can’t. The products listed below are not permitted to be sent to Nicaragua. There are customs regulations for nicaragua ship containers. To minimize delays and detention at customs, make sure to follow the shipping instructions:

● Alcoholic beverages

● Animal products

● Animal skins

● Batteries, Haz

● Bearer Documents

● Bio Products, Haz

● Chemicals, Haz

● Coffee and Coffee Samples

● Cologne and Perfume, Haz and Non-Haz

● Communications equipment

● Corrosives

● Cosmetics

● Cosmetics, Haz

● Cotton

● Cotton seeds

● Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)

● Drugs, Non-Prescription

● Fire extinguishers

● Flammables

● Foodstuffs

● Gases

● Grain samples

● Ice, Dry

● Ice, Wet

● Infectious Substances

● Liquor, Haz

● Log and timber products from Liberia (wood-chips, poles, post, fence pickets, sheets, flooring, molding, pallet, tool handles, barrels, crates, tableware/kitchenware, shutters, blinds, cases/boxes/chests for jewelry and silverware, clothes hangers, clothespins, toothpicks, etc.)

● Magnetized Materials

● Medical samples

● Model Airplanes or Aero-Modeling

● Oxidizers

● Paints, Haz

● Perfume, Haz

● Perishables

● Phones/modems

● Plant products

● Plants

● Poisons (Toxics)

● Radar equipment

● Radio equipment

● Radios or parts thereof

● Seeds

● Telecommunications equipment

● Tobacco

● Toiletries, Haz

● Works of art

If you ship a package from the United States to another country, you could be charged a customs fee and an import tax. However, because each country is unique, be sure to check the Nicaraguan government’s website for information on importing items.

Nicaragua adheres to the CACM common import tariff schedule, which has rates ranging from 5% to 15%. There are ad valorem taxes, as well as particular consumption taxes (typically less than 15%) and sales taxes (15 percent). There are a few import charges that are too high, such as the 170 percent duty on chicken legs and thighs.

Cargoes weighing up to 30480 kg (67200 lbs.) can be transported using a 20-foot shipping container (67200 lbs.). In the meanwhile, a 40ft container’s maximum payload is 44,500 pounds (20,185kg).

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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





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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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