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Cost of Shipping a Container to Qatar

Published on 2021-09-04

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

You may not know it, but several factors influence the cost of shipping a container to Qatar. Qatar with her striking stadium and innovative venue as a future mega event hosts like the world cup. It could be due to a variety of elements, including distance, customs costs, and even the season. As a result, shipping costs can vary greatly, which can be inconvenient at times. Don’t worry; Three Movers can assist you in transporting your container to Qatar. We’re considered as one of the best in the industry, with over twenty years of expertise.

For years, Three Movers has been delivering the promise of international shipping to hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers. We are an experienced international shipping company that provides moving services for small packages as well as large freight shipments. 

Our expertise covers shipments worldwide, all at affordable rates; we even offer free quotes! Whether you need to send a satellite to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qatar or relocate your business overseas, we can help. Take advantage of our expertise and knowledge in international shipping and contact us today! With extensive experience in international shipping, Three Movers is ready to serve you.

Everything you need to know about shipping a container internationally is included in this guide.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

There are several important things to consider when evaluating the container shipping cost to Qatar or another destination.

The Weight/Volume of the Goods

The type of shipment you select will have a significant impact. Sea freight, for example, places a premium on the size of your goods, whereas air freight places a premium on their weight.

The Mode of Transportation

Both the cost and the time it takes for your things to arrive are affected by the method of shipment. Although air freight is normally faster than sea freight, it is also more costly. Sea freight, on the other hand, is often five times less expensive. As a result, you will be able to select your preferred mode of transportation.

The Distance of the Journey

Everyone knows that the longer the shipping distance, the higher the cost. Also, the cost of shipping is frequently impacted by whether your things are transported from door to door or from port to port.

The Destination Port

If you export a shipment internationally, you may be charged a customs fee as well as an import tax. Each country imposes customs charges and service fees.

Customs duties are imposed on all commodities imported into Qatar, either as a proportion of the total value of the items (usually 5%) or on a per-unit basis. The value of items is calculated in accordance with the Customs and Ports Law’s regulations. It’s usually 5 percent for general cargo.

The Time of Year

In international shipping, there is usually a busy time. August through October are the most common months, with a lesser one in January and February. Since shipping is generally very expensive during these periods due to the increased demand, you might want to avoid exporting your goods.

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 Qatar of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1285
40 ft Container $1370

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $655
Household Goods $855

International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $650
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1545
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2330
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3095

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO $1545
SUV via RORO $1650
Sedan (Container) $1985
SUV (Container) $2060

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

Although there are at least 16 different types of containers, a 20-foot or 40-foot container will most likely transport your belongings. A 20-foot container can hold the contents of a three-bedroom residence. A 20-foot container, on the other hand, will not allow you to ship your car with other goods. It is advisable to use a 40-foot container because it can hold twice as much. Furthermore, despite their larger size, 40-foot containers are rarely twice as expensive as 20-foot containers.

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

The mode of transportation you choose will be determined by the amount of speed you desire and whether or not you need to ship internationally. Qatar employs air freight, sea freight, rail freight, and truck freight to deliver commodities. The most common modes of freight transportation in Qatar are sea and air freight. In most cases, sea freight is less expensive than other routes of shipping. However, it is the slowest. Air freight is the best option if you need your items to arrive in Qatar promptly.

What’s Next?

We feel you now have a better understanding of the cost of shipping. The next step is to obtain a quote. To receive a free quote in minutes, fill out our web form or call us at (888) 202-0036.

Three Movers cargo container and freight delivery services to Qatar


Frequently Asked Questions

The Qatar Distribution Company is the only source for importing alcohol, pork, and pork products.  Military and security items are forbidden unless licensed by local authorities. Narcotics, flammable and radioactive products are also banned. Any products that violate trademarks are also forbidden.

The GCC has approved exemptions for approximately 400 goods (including primary food products, such as live animals, fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, wheat, flour, rice, feed grains, spices, seeds for planting and powdered milk), diplomatic and consular imports, military and security products, civilian aviation, personal effects and used household items, passenger accompanied luggage and gifts, goods destined for charitable use, ships and other vessels for the transport of passengers and floating platforms, and products to be used for industrial projects.

You need to tap into the distinctive elements between two kinds of partner companies, such as Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and Freight Forwarders.

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) categorizes Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. They are often viewed as one during transportation procedures because of their similar FMC nature, but there are particular distinctions between the two.

A freight broker is a person that serves as the bridge between the shipping client and a freight transportation provider.

Qatar imposes a 5% ad valorem tariff on the cost, insurance, and freight (C.I.F.) invoice value of most imported products, including food products.

Qatar also has a 20% tariff on iron bars and rods, non-alloy hot-rolled steel, and 12-millimeter steel bars, as well as cement.

Customs duties of 30% are levied on imports of urea and 15% on imports of records and musical instruments.  The sale of pork and pork products is strictly regulated, only available at one store for non-Muslim residents of Qatar. Pork, pork products, tobacco products, and alcoholic beverages are 100% import duty.

Projects funded by the Qatar Industrial Development Bank(QIDB) can be granted a customs duty waiver to import machinery, raw materials, and other industrial inputs.

Customs duty is a kind of tax gathered by customs as government revenue and to protect local industries. This includes anti-dumping taxes, trade tariffs, export duties, and excise duties.

Taxes are government fees placed on purchased products entering a country. This includes value-added tax, sales tax, and goods and services tax (GST).

All importers are required by law to have an import license. Import licenses are issued only to Qatari nationals or the Qatari partner in a limited liability partnership and must be registered with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the supreme committee of rulers.

All imported meats, including beef and poultry products, require a health certificate issued by the country of export and a “Halal” slaughter certificate issued by an approved Islamic center in that country.

In Qatar, the letter of credit (L/C) is the most common instrument for controlling exports and imports.  When an L/C is opened, the supplier must provide a certificate of origin and a certificate from the ship’s captain or from the shipping agency stating that the vessel is allowed to enter doha port. 

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To clear goods from customs zones at ports or land boundaries in Qatar, importers must submit various documents, including a detailed customs declaration, bill of lading, certificate of origin, pro forma invoice, and import license.

Information on specific requirements should be obtained from the Customs and Ports General Authority.

General Authority of Customs

P.O. Box 81, Doha, State of Qatar

Phone: +974 4441-1149

Fax: +974 4441-4959

All new and used containers will be waterproof and come with a product guarantee. However, containers sold in “AS-IS” condition may have holes or crooked impairment, such as damaged corner posts. They are priced depending on their capabilities but are not warranted to be wind and watertight.

Ventilation. Vents on the upper part of the side walls are created for moving containers. These might make containers placed inside a wet or cold surrounding vulnerable to wetness and eventually become rusty, so it would be wiser to check your ventilation once in a while.

It can easily make us anxious to not know where the container we just shipped is, but Three Movers got your back. You may track your container while it is in transit, and you can use one or all of these ways to do so:

  • Personal, up-close monitoring
  • GPS asset tracking
  • Live Satellite Imagery
  • Container Tracking Services
  • Automatic Identification System Tracking

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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





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Pakistan to Qatar
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Peru to Qatar
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Vatican City to Qatar
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Yemen to Qatar
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Zimbabwe to Qatar

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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