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Cost of Shipping a Container to Pakistan

Published on 2021-09-03

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

Pakistan Container Shipping Cost for container shipping services companies


Pakistan Container Shipping Cost

The cost of shipping residential and commercial items abroad is not always the same.

With that said, it’s advisable to get assistance from a single moving company. In this way, you can get an estimate of how much you will need to spend to move your items.

Three Movers is a container shipping service company that’s offering high-quality logistics services all over the world, even to Pakistan. We can assure you that we can move your cargo safely to its destination without worrying about hidden charges or any red flags.

But how much does it really cost to ship a container to Pakistan?

How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Container to Pakistan?

A full container load costs around $3,000 to ship internationally, while smaller container loads are often less expensive.

But keep in mind that the container shipping costs are determined by a number of factors, including container size, load size, container shipments mode, and time of the year. We’ll go through each area in detail below to help you plan and budget for overseas shipping expenses.

  • Container size: Just like when sending a shipment domestically, you’ll need to figure out what size shipping container you’ll need when exporting goods overseas. Shipping containers are available in a variety of sizes and prices, with most taking up between 20 and 40 feet of area. The bigger choices are more expensive to ship, but they provide more packing and shipping space.
  • Shipment mode: There are numerous ways to send a container internationally, and each has its own pricing, benefits, and downsides.
  • Time of the year: The shipping industry has peak seasons, and shipping rates are higher than usual during these periods. In Pakistan, the busy period in ports starts in May and ends in June.

In addition to that, here are other factors that affect your shipping cost:

  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Taxes and Custom fees
  • Inspections
  • General Rate Increase
  • Storage

It’s a good idea to think about insurance options if you’re moving your belongings overseas in case your they get lost or destroyed. Insurance charges will, of course, add to the total shipping costs, so do your research and factor these costs into your budget.

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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 Pakistan of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $795
40 ft Container $895

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $655
Household Goods $740

International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $460
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1585
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $1885
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2285

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1380
SUV (Container) $1485
Sedan via RORO $745
SUV via RORO $795

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me? 

When it comes to moving residential and commercial stuff, there are only two viable alternatives. These containers are either 20ft or 40ft in length.

If you’re relocating a few items, such as the contents of a two-bedroom house, a 20-foot container will suffice. The 40ft container, on the other hand, is perfect for relocating micro/small business equipment or supplies.

The quantity of your load would also affect the cost of shipping your container abroad.

If you are shipping a container full of your items, it will be FCL or Full Container Load shipment. You’ll be paying for the entire container to move your cargo.

In case your items are not enough to fill an entire container, you can share its cost and storage space with other people. This type of shipment is called LCL or Less Than Container Load.

Different Types of Freight Transportation

You can transport a container via land, air, or marine freight. The best choice is determined by your location and the destination of your shipment.

But let’s say you’re shipping from the United States. You have the option of shipping by air or by water. The transport charge for air freight will be high, but the delivery procedure would only take a few hours.

Sea freight services, on the other hand, is less expensive even if you are shipping heavy items. However, it takes days or weeks for your cargo to reach its destination.

What’s next?

Now that you know the factors that could affect the cost of shipping a container to Pakistan, your next move is to contact us! We’ll give you a free quote then we can start packing your things.

You can call us at (888) 202-0036 or send us an email at [email protected].

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you ship internationally, you will need a lot of documents. Below is a list of the most important documents you will be needing if you want to do international shipping:

  • Commercial Invoice.
  • Packing List.
  • Import Customs Declaration.
  • Bill of Lading & Sea Waybill.
  • Certificates (production, vessel, phytosanitary)
  • Arrival Notice.
  • Certificate of Origin.
  • Importer Security Filing (local customs requirements)
  • Letter of Credit.

Depending on what you will ship, you may need special licenses and government permission. Additional documentation is required for certain products. Here is a list of some documentation you might be needing:

  • 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

It is the most essential document during your shipment process. The Bill of Lading serves as the receipt, title, and contract between the carrier and the shipper. It also details everything about the shipment from the destination port to the number of goods.

Every country that you can ship to has a list of prohibited and restricted items. These are goods or commodities that you are not allowed to import into the country. In Pakistan, there is an extensive list of those items. Check out the list below to know which ones you cannot ship into Pakistan:

  • Any translation of the Holy Qur’an that does not include any Arabic text
  • Goods or containers that are obscene or pornographic
  • Factory rejects or low-quality goods in job lots
  • Used oils
  • Fireworks and other explosives
  • Used or re-treaded tires
  • Personal brewing equipment
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Used electrical items
  • Ham and Pork
  • Forms
  • Lithium Metal Batteries
  • Passports
  • Temperature-Controlled Perishables
  • Precious Metals
  • Products Made in Iran
  • Telecommunication Equipment
  • Acids
  • Antiques
  • Bearer Documents
  • Bio Products
  • Chemicals
  • Communistic Materials
  • Corrosives
  • Cosmetics
  • Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
  • Drugs
  • Flammables
  • Furs
  • Gases
  • Industrial equipment
  • Infectious Substances
  • Knives
  • Magnetized Materials
  • Maps
  • Mineral Products
  • Oxidizers
  • Paints
  • Phones/modems
  • Poisons
  • Radioactives
  • Satellites
  • Satellite Parts
  • Seeds
  • Ship spares
  • Shipments from Israel
  • SIM Cards
  • Stamps
  • Tapes, video cassettes
  • Textile articles
  • Tobacco and Tobacco Leaves
  • Toiletries
  • Transparencies
  • Used Goods
  • Viagra
  • Vitamins

Customs Duties in Pakistan are based on the International Harmonized System. They are issued based on the product’s value. It ranges from 0 to 25%.

FCL, or Full Cargo Load, is a kind of shipment in which the contents fill one container. The client avails of this option and utilizes the container alone. The packing and unpacking of the contents from the departure point to the destination will be taken charge of by the client. Once it is sent for shipping, the cargo will go straight to the destination without being reworked.

A Less Than Cargo Load (LCL) involves multiple clients’ goods packed in one container. The shipping company will pack and unpack these shipments. Once it is sent for shipping, the cargo can go through different ports and will be reworked at each destination.

The FCL shipment is notably faster than an LCL shipment, but it is less efficient if you don’t have enough items to fill one container.

Yes. You can track your cargo with something we call the “cargo tracking system”. To do so, you will need your container number, your Bill of Lading, your booking number, and the shipping line.

You will need around 50’ straightaway clearance for the delivery of a 20’ container, while a 100’ straightaway clearance is needed for a 40’ container. An overhead clearance of 17’ is also required. Please have the overhead clearance cleared of debris.

Yes. It is important to get insurance for your cargo to ensure that you and your shipment are well-protected from damages, losses, or any unprecedented circumstances. It is in your best interest to be insured especially in business transactions such as a shipping process.

Going through all the processes of filing the paperwork, perfecting the package, in-transit period, customs clearance, and local delivery within the country, the shipment may take between 3 weeks to 4 months. Since Pakistan is an Islamic country, it may be further delayed during Ramadan, an important religious period for the Islamic religion.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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





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





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





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

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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