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Affordable Cost Of Shipping A Container To Sierra Leone

Published by Chris Townsend

Affordable Cost Of Shipping A Container To Sierra Leone

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone Container Shipping Cost

Attempting to figure out all the things that will affect the cost of what you want to ship can be impossible for someone that hasn’t done it before. You might’ve thought of the effect the volume or size of your cargo will have on the shipping cost. There is also the distance to the destination to consider. Three Men And A Truck is an international shipping company that ships to Sierra Leone and we will help you understand the things you need to know if you intend to send items there.

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Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Sierra Leone

Some factors will affect the cost of shipping as they are the metrics by which freight shipping is calculated. They are:

  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped: If your cargo is heavy, it will be more expensive to ship than if it is lighter. This is particularly true when transporting by plane.
  • The type of transportation used: Although air is quicker in its delivery times, it is more expensive and this must be considered.
  • Distance: The farther the distance between you and the destination the higher the cost.
  • The destination port: Ports have their own rules and regulations and these rules might incur more freight costs.
  • The peak period: The peak shipping time to Sierra Leone is Between May and September. Christmas might extend the peak period to December. Cargo shipping during this period might incur more costs than other times of the year.
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Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

What if you want to ship everything in your three-bedroom flat or your car, or 50 fridges? If you want to ship anything close to this in volume, you will need a 20ft container. If your cargo is more than this, then you should look into using a 40ft container.

There are two types of container loads. There is the Full Container Load (FCL) option which is a container full of a single client’s cargo. Then there is Less Than Container Load (LCL). The container is filled with items from different clients. LCL is measured in cubic meters.

Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Sierra Leone

Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Loaded (FCL) Shipping Price

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to Sierra Leone of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1481
40 ft Container$1681
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects$815
Household Goods$1110
International House Moving Rates in Sierra Leone

International house moving to Sierra Leone services - quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$715
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1510
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2615
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4510
Container Auto Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$1210
SUV via RORO$1315
Sedan (Container)$2150
SUV (Container)$2210

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

Most items are shipped to countries through air, sea, and land. For Sierra Leone, air and sea are the most popular ways through which cargo is brought into the country. Land transportation is used when the cargo is coming from neighboring countries for door service.

The shipping method you use if you have large-volume cargo is sea freight shipments. Items like shipping cars, household items, electronics, and food items are usually shipped by sea. It is important to note that shipping by sea might take a while so if you have time-sensitive items don’t use the sea.

Air freight services is very suitable for items that you need to arrive quickly or fragile items. Air shipping, although more expensive in comparison to sea transportation, is more suitable for small parcels than sea transportation.

Terminal to Terminal Cotainer Shipping Sierra Leone

Additional Shipping Costs

There are always added costs to the main cost of shipping and they are usually factored into the initial estimates. They are:

  • Insurance: You might need insurance and that will add to the shipping cost.
  • Custom fees: Sierra Leone’s import fees range from 15% of the full value of your items. So, your custom fees will depend on what you are shipping.
  • Inspection: Your shipment might be inspected at the port and this will add to the cost.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): If the shipping route is particularly popular or dangerous, the shipping rate might be increased.
  • Delivery Times: If you need shorter than average delivery times, you might have to pay a premium.
Cost To Ship A Container To Sierra Leone

What’s Next?

Looking at all these factors and added costs, it is clear that you need professional help. Call Three Movers for such help at (888) 202-0036 for a free quote.

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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. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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