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Cost of Shipping a Container to Somalia

Published on 2021-09-04

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How Much Does It Cost Of Shipping A Container To Somalia?

Somalia Container Shipping Cost


Somalia Container Shipping Cost

There are several aspects that might influence the total shipping cost of a container.  However, before you can begin estimating these costs, you must first choose a dependable shipping partner, such as Three Movers. We are one of the cheapest shipping companies, that help you with customs clearance, sea freight services, commercial cargo, and air cargo among other shipping solution.

We offer transparency and we can guarantee that your cargo will reach Somalia safely.

If you opt to continue with our services, we will then give an estimate for your shipping. With that said, how much would it cost you to ship internationally?

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

Moving a container to another country might cost anywhere between $2000 and $3000. But bear in mind that this is only a guess. There’s no way to know the exact price because so many things can determine it.

Factors such as the dimensions of your shipment, type of transportation, and destination are used to calculate your shipping fee.

In addition to that, the time of when you’re going to ship your container has a significant impact on the entire shipping cost. Shipping costs are higher than usual during peak seasons because ports are congested with a big volume of arriving and departing cargo.

Somalia’s peak season lasts from the middle of October until the end of March. You should expect a higher shipping rate during these months.

Aside from that, here are additional factors that will influence your final shipping cost:

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

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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Somalia

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 Somalia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1545
40 ft Container $1985

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL $130/CBM
Personal Effects $895
Household Goods $1370

International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $855
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1760
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2965
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $4560

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO $1370
SUV via RORO $1545
Sedan (Container) $2330
SUV (Container) $2460

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

Your items and budget will determine the right size of container for your shipment. However, you may limit your choices to 20ft and 40ft containers. These are the best sizes for delivering residential and commercial stuff.

The 20-foot container is large enough to store the contents of an average apartment. Its storage capacity is sufficient to transport ten standard-sized pallets if you are shipping commercial assets.

The 40-foot option, on the other hand, has enough space to store the furnishings of a three-bedroom house or 20 standard-size pallets.

You can transport your container via FCL (Full Container Load) or LCL (Less Than Container Load).

To begin transporting your goods, you must pay for the full container if you choose FCL. Meanwhile, in LCL, you share the container’s space with another person. Needless to say, you and the other individual will share the cost of using the container.

Different Types of Freight Transportation

A container can be shipped by land, air, or sea. However, since your container is en route to Somalia, your choices are sea freight and air freight only.

Here is the distinction between the two to help you in selecting the best option:

  • Sea freight This method uses ships to move containers to different parts of the world. Because a normal cargo ship can carry around 18,000 containers, it is a cost-effective means of transporting large amounts across long distances.
  • Air freight transport shipments via an air carrier. Many individuals and organizations like this mode of transportation because it ensures that their cargo will arrive at its destination in a timely manner.

If you have financial flexibility shipping via airplane is your best option for transporting freight. Costing the most this choice would get you where you need to go in a matter of hours or days.

However if you are looking to cut costs sea freight service is your best bet. Shipping by sea is more cost-effective than shipping by air although it can take several days to several weeks to reach its destination.

What’s Next?

Now that you know the factors that could affect the cost of shipping a container to Somalia, 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

There will be quite a few documents that you will need when you are shipping internationally. Here is a list of documents that will be required of you:

Commercial and Proforma Invoices

Bills of Lading

Packing List

Shipper’s Letter of Instructions (SLI)

Automated Export System (AES) Filing

Certificate of Origin (CO)


Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Operational Instructions

Shipping Under a Letter of Credit

There are specific products that will need additional documentation, special licenses, or government permission. Below are some of the documentation that you might need when shipping to Somalia:

• 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 Certificateof 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

Somalia has banned certain items from entering its borders. For a smooth sailing shipment, make sure you don’t have these items.

• Pornography

• Asbestos

• All items offensive to Muslim Religion

• Alcoholic beverages

• Tobacco products (including e-cigarettes and vaping products)

• All commodities valued over US$20,000 without approval

• One-of-a-kind/irreplaceable articles such as artwork valued over US$500,000 each

• Flammables with a flash point of 140 degrees Fahrenheit or less

• Auto parts with fluids in them

• Fine art

• Fine jewelry

• Furs

• Pornography/obscene material

• Precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum in the form of bullion, coins, or ingots

• Watches valued over US$1000

• Weapons and weapons accessories

• Bullion and money of every description such as (but without prejudice to the generality of this clause) cash, banknotes, coins, currency notes, or currency of any kind

• Stamps (postage or revenue); vouchers; tokens; tickets of any kind; and credit, debit, or cash cards

• Time-sensitive or critical written materials or documents including, but not limited to, bids and contract proposals

• Contraband including, but not limited to, illicit drugs and counterfeit goods

• Livestock, bloodstock, and living animals

• Human remains

• Explosives

• Toxic Gas

• Infectious Substances

• Class 7 Radioactive Material including White I, Yellow II, Yellow III, and fissile material

All goods except duty exempted goods are required to be issued dutiable values, which vary in taxable value. Goods are usually calculated by totaling various government duties and other taxes.

These are examples of what you will pay:

• Perishable goods: 18.7598%

• Luxury items: 100%

• Agricultural Materials: 12.283%

Shipping taxes are issued based on a predetermined rate system which is then calculated on the total value of the products that will be imported. Shipping duties will vary, but they will be inevitably charged. They are based on the product’s characteristics. Taxes and duties are imposed by the government to protect local industries. The taxes and duties make the imported products more expensive than the local ones.

Yes. All of our containers are waterproof and well-ventilated. They are manufactured with ventilation holes on the top part of the container walls. The floors are made of 5/4” pressure-treated marine plywood made from tropical timber such as keruing, apitong, or bamboo.

Yes! It is possible to track your cargo even while it is intransit. There is something we call the “cargo tracking system” which can help you track your cargo from anywhere and anytime, wherever you are in the world. You can get details through this system including which port it’ll be delivered to and where it has been. In order to make use of the cargo tracking system, you will need your container number, bill of lading, booking number, and the shipping lines.

Yes. We require you to be present when the delivery truck drops off your container. You will need to sign off the delivery for the completion of the whole shipping process.  We’d also love for you to be there so we can see you satisfied with your service!

We require that you have a lot of space when you’re getting a home delivery for your container. A 20’ container will need around 50’ of straightway clearance, while a 40’ will need 110’ straightway clearance so that the space allotted will be enough for the container and the delivery truck. A minimum of 17’ overhead clearance is required, as well. Please do check the overhead clearance for any debris like branches and telephone wires.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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





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





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





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

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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