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Cost of Shipping a Container to North Macedonia

Published on 2021-08-24

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To North Macedonia?

Macedonia Container Shipping Cost
North Macedonia Container Shipping Cost

Do you intend to ship a container outside of your own country? If you answered yes, you should be aware of several obstacles you may face. These obstacles shouldn’t discourage you though, because Three Movers has you covered. We transport goods to several nations throughout the world, including the Republic of North Macedonia.

The purpose of this guide is to inform the public about the rates at which a container may be shipped to the Republic of North Macedonia, as well as the significant factors that impact the pricing.

Factors That Affect the Costs of Shipping

Five (5) key factors impact the cost of moving products across national borders. It’s only natural to think about them before delivering your goods, given their unquestionable importance. These factors include shipment volume/weight, mode of transportation, shipping distance, destination port, and peak season.

In the Republic of North Macedonia, the peak season, or the time of year when there are the most requests for cargo to be transported, usually occurs between Mid-August and the end of October each year.

Furthermore, international shipping costs are determined by the volume/weight of packages as well as the distance traveled. Increases in transportation distance and volume/weight of cargo usually result in higher shipping costs. However, not all modes of transportation come with the same costs. Although air freight is the quickest mode of shipping, it is often five times more expensive than sea freight. However, while sea freight is less expensive, it is often a slow mode of transportation.

Which Size of Shipping Container Is Most Suitable for Me?

In today’s world, there are at least 16 different types of containers. When shipping a container to the Republic of North Macedonia, however, you have the option of using a 20ft or a 40ft container, depending on the weight and volume of the consignment. A 20-foot container can hold about 200 mattresses or 400 flat-screen televisions, whereas a 40-foot container can hold twice as much. Although a 40-foot container has double the capacity of a 20-foot container, it does not always cost twice as much.

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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 Macedonia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $895
40 ft Container $1155

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $490
Household Goods $540
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $380
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1860
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2300
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2800

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1630
SUV (Container) $1750
Sedan via RORO $940
SUV via RORO $1070

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

International shipments to the Republic of North Macedonia use three main modes of transportation. These modes of freight transportation are air, train, and truck. The mode of transportation you choose is determined by your requirements. If you need your product to arrive in a shorter amount of time, air freight shipping is the way to go. However, keep in mind that it is rather costly.

North Macedonia is a landlocked country with no access to the sea. As a result, you won’t be able to ship a container to the country by water. The country’s land borders go through Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa. However, crossing any of these bodies of water is banned.

Additional Shipping Costs

When transporting a container to the Republic of North Macedonia, you’ll almost certainly incur some additional shipping fees. They are as follows:

  • Customs duties
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Insurance
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees

A country’s taxation is determined by the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and declared value. The import duty and taxes in North Macedonia are computed using the CIF system, which means the value of the imported items as well as shipping expenses are taken into account.

What’s Next?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Documents Should I Prepare for Shipping to North Macedonia?

There are several documents that you’ll need if you want to ship to North Macedonia. They will provide everyone involved in the shipment process with all the details that are needed.

Below is a list of important documents to obtain:

• Bill of Lading;
• Shipping Delivery Order;
• Commercial Invoice;
• Packing List;
• Import Permit;
• Customs Import Declaration; and
• Certificate of Origin.

Some products are restricted in North Macedonia. To ship them, there will be additional documents, special licenses, and government permissions needed. Here is a list of possible documents you may need if you’re shipping restricted products:

• Health Certificate
• Ingredients Certificate
• Inspection Certificate
• Pre-Shipment Inspection certificate
• Phytosanitary Certificate/quarantine certificate
• Radiation Certificate
• Electronic Export Information
• Certificate of Health or Sanitation
• Generic Certificate of Origin
• Dangerous Goods Certificate
• Fisheries Certificate
• Fumigation Certificate
• Halal Certificate
• Dock Receipt and Warehouse Receipt
• ISPM 15 (Wood Packaging) Marking certificate
• Product manual or Product catalog
• Certified Engineer’s Report
• Chartered engineer’s certificate
• Product specification certificate

Can You Describe to Me What a Bill of Lading Is?

The Bill of Lading is one of the most important documents you will need during the shipment process. It is a legal document that is issued by the carrier to the shipper. It also serves as a receipt used to confirm that the goods are received in good condition. It is also the title to the condition of the goods detailing the shipment, its port of departure, and destination.

What Would Happen If I Lost My Bill of Lading?

Losing your Bill of Lading happens more commonly than you think. If this happens, the shipper or the client must first notify the issuer of the bill because there might be more than 1 original copy. If there are no other copies, a new bill cannot be generated. You and the other people involved will have to go through several steps including securing a letter of indemnity.

What Goods am I Prohibited or Restricted from Shipping to North Macedonia?

There are specific items that you cannot import into North Macedonian territory. These are:

• Bulk Beeswax
• Cannabis Seeds
• Cosmetics (requires approval from the Ministry of Health, private persons are prohibited)
• Food Supplements
• Gambling Devices
• Jewelry
• Lithium Batteries
• Meat
• Medical Instruments (requires approval from the Ministry of Health, private persons are prohibited)
• Military Equipment
• Products Made in Iran
• Smoked Salmon
• Arms and Ammunition
• Wild Flora and Fauna
• Acids
• Alcoholic beverages
• Animal products
• Animal skins
• Bearer Documents
• Bio Products
• Chemicals
• Coffee and Coffee Samples
• Cologne and Perfume
• Corrosives
• Cotton seeds
• Drugs
• Flammables
• Gases
• Graphite Products
• Blue Ice
• Dry Ice
• Wet Ice
• Infectious Substances
• Leather goods
• Liquids
• Liquor
• Magnetized Materials
• Medical samples
• Medical/dental supplies & equipment
• Oxidizers
• Plants
• Plant products
• Poisons
• Radioactives
• Samples sent to private individuals
• Satellites
• Satellite Parts
• Seeds
• Tea
• Technical Drawings
• Tobacco
• Toiletries

Are There Customs Duties/Taxes That I Should Be Aware of When Shipping to North Macedonia?

Customs Duties apply to most products imported into North Macedonia. Some countries signed a bilateral Free Trade Agreement, as well as countries participating in multilateral trade agreements. They will be charged preferential tariffs. The customs tariffs range from 0 to 35%. Customs tariffs are revised and amended annually, so it’s best to do your research.

I’m Getting My Container Delivered At Home. How Much Space Would I Need?

It’s best to have as much space as you can when having your storage container delivered at home. For a 20’ container, we recommend that you have a 50’ straightaway clearance. A 40’ container will need around 110’ straightaway clearance. An overhead clearance of around 17’ is also advised.

Is FCL Faster Than LCL? Why?

Yes. FCL, or Full Cargo Load, is faster than Less Than Cargo Load (LCL). 

A Full Cargo Load shipment is when a customer uses one container for all of the items that will be shipped. The customer is responsible for filling the container at the point of departure and unpacking it upon arrival. Once it is shipped, the container will go straight to the destination.

LCL, or Less Than Cargo Load, is a mode of loading in which multiple shipments from different clients are put together into one container. The shipping company will be in charge of packing and unpacking the container in each port it goes through. It will get reworked and reorganized through each port, which is why an LCL shipment is slower than an FCL shipment.

Should I Get Insurance for My Shipment?

Yes. You should get insurance for your shipment to ensure that you and your cargo are well-protected from damages, losses, and other unprecedented circumstances that may arise during the shipment process. With transactions like shipping internationally, it is in your best interest to get insurance.

Even if you refuse to get insurance for your items, the container rental company will often require you to insure their box.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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