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Cost of Shipping a Container to Switzerland

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost of Shipping a Container to Switzerland

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

Switzerland Container Shipping Cost

Do you know Three Movers ships items to Switzerland? Well, we do. Some things need to be considered when looking at the price of shipping. For a start, the distance the shipment has to travel and its size has to be considered. There is more, and we will help you understand what it all involves.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Switzerland

The things that will affect the cost of shipping are:

  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped: The heavier or bigger the item is, the higher the cost will be. Note that when packing up what you want to ship.
  • The type of transportation used: The use of air, sea, or land will affect the cost of shipping.
  • Distance: The farther the distance the cargo is going to travel, the higher the cost.
  • The destination port: Ports sometimes have different fees which can affect the cost of shipping, but the difference might not be significant.
  • Peak Shipping Season: Peak shipping season in Switzerland is between July and September. Peak period shipping can continue into November or begin as early as April depending on the year. If you ship during this period, your shipping rates will be higher than at other times of the year.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

You are looking at the items you want to ship and you don’t know what shipping container will contain it all. Do you rent the whole ship? You don’t need to do something that drastic. Items from a three-bedroom flat will fit into a 20ft container. That should help you gauge your cargo. If your items are more than that, then get a 40ft container.

If you will need a container for yourself then you will be using the Full Container Load (FCL) loading system.

What if your cargo isn’t plenty enough to fill a container? You will, in that case, need a Less Than Container Load (LCL) loading system. Your item will be loaded into a container with other clients’ items.

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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Switzerland

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 Switzerland of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $855
40 ft Container $1040
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $740
Household Goods $855
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $695
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1665
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2866
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3856
Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO $855
SUV via RORO $940
Sedan (Container) $1230
SUV (Container) $1460

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

Freight transportation of your items can be done in four main ways. There is the:

  1. Land Transportation: This is particularly important in transporting items to Switzerland as it is landlocked. Even if your pick transportation by sea, your items will be taken from the port of a neighboring country to the destination by land or rail.
  2. Rail: This is another particularly important means of transportation for the destination country. Switzerland has a very organized rail system. If you are shipping a lot of items from a neighboring country, transportation of freight by train is a good option as it is cost-effective.
  3. Sea: This is useful for large-volume items coming from distant countries. Items like household goods and cars are good candidates for Ocean freight transportation. Remember that the destination country is landlocked, therefore, making land transportation mandatory as a secondary means of transportation.
  4. Air Transportation: Air freight transportation can be the most convenient means of transporting items. Due to this fact, it is suited for transporting fragile or time-sensitive items like vaccines and small electronics. Note that the convenience comes at added costs.

Additional Shipping Costs

Speaking of added costs, there are costs that a shipping company have no control over and they are:

  • Insurance for your items.
  • Custom fees. Switzerland has an average import tax of 6.3%.
  • Inspection. Switzerland generally doesn’t have inspection fees.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI). If the shipping route is in high demand, shipping rates will increase.
  • Desired delivery time. The quicker you want the item to arrive, the higher the cost.

What’s Next?

Three Movers is the way to get the items you are interested in shipping to the destination. So, give us a call at (888) 202-0036 and get a free quote. You can also fill an online form for the same 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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