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Cheap Cost Of Shipping A Container To Syria

Published on 2021-09-05

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

Syria Container Shipping Cost


Syria Container Shipping Cost

Any form of international shipping comes with unique elements that separate it from domestic shipping. Things that customers don’t normally think about become very important. Things like the cost and what affects the cost are common factors that have to be considered. This makes a person consider the effect size or distance will have on the cost of shipping items. You don’t need to think about everything because Three Movers is an international shipping company that ships to Syria and we will explain the bits of shipping that matter. 

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Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Syria

Some things that affect the cost of shipping, and why they are important, need to be explained to really grasp the magnitude of these projects. They are:

  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped: The bigger the cargo, the higher the cost of transporting it. This is why the volume and weight of cargo determine the cost of shipping container cargo.
  • The type of transportation used: Air cargo transportation is more expensive for all the reasons that make running an aircraft more expensive. This means it will cost more to transport by air than by sea or land.
  • Distance: It is cheaper to transport things over short distances than long distances. Therefore, the farther the distance between the two countries, the higher the shipping cost. 
  • The destination port: The destination port will determine the cost of shipping as different ports have different rules and tariffs.
  • Peak Shipping Season: The Peak shipping season is usually between July and September and shipping during this time might affect the cost of shipping to Syria.  

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

You don’t know what 20ft or 40 ft means in relation to the cargo you want to ship. Let us help you. Assuming you want to ship a car, you need a 20ft container. If you want to ship your car and the contents of a three-bedroom flat, then you need a 40ft container. 

Having a container to yourself makes the container a Full Container Load (FCL). If your load can’t fill a container and you don’t want to pay for a full container, you can select the Less Than Container Load (LCL) option. In this option, the cost of the space is calculated in cubic meters. 

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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Syria

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 Syria of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $940
40 ft Container $1160

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $766
Household Goods $844

International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $699
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1525
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2566
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3326

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO $885
SUV via RORO $980
Sedan (Container) $1280
SUV (Container) $1480

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

There are different types of transportation and the choice of method depends on different factors.

Transportation of cargo by land is useful when transporting items from neighboring countries. For example, it is possible to transport cargo into Syria from Jordan by land. However, note that transportation through land borders might not be as safe as sea transport. 

Moving items by sea is the most popular way of transporting freight long distances in the world. Transporting cargo to the middle-eastern country is no different. Sea freight shipping is good for heavy and large things like cars and machinery. It is the best option for cost-effective shipping.

In a case where you need your stuff in the country in no time, air freight shipping is your best option. It is also the safest for fragile items. Pay attention to the price though, because it will be higher than any other method of shipping.


Additional Shipping Costs

Some costs aren’t directly from the moving company. They are termed additional costs and they are:

  • Insurance.
  • Custom fees. Syria has custom fees of 20% value of your goods.   
  • Inspection. Inspection fees are generally at the discretion of the customs officers at the port. 
  • General Rate Increase (GRI). If the shipping route is in high demand, shipping rates will increase. War or insecurity will increase shipping rates as is the case with the destination country.   
  • Desired delivery time. If you want your items to arrive quickly, you will pay more. 

What’s Next?

Why not call Three Movers at (888) 202-0036 and get a free quote. You don’t want to call? Then get our free quote through our online form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the current political situation in the country, there is no current data on the average length of time it takes cargo to clear past customs. However, there have been reports of cargo taking anything from a week to several weeks to be cleared. This clearance time is also influenced by the border through which the cargo is shipped. If the cargo is docked at a seaport in a neighboring country, then transported by land into Syria, clearance times might reduce drastically. Contact the local Syrian port authorities for more details.

FCL is a type of shipment that consists of a container full of a single client’s load. This means the cargo has a single bill of lading, a single commercial invoice, and a single set of other documents. The container is also heading to one location. For LCL however, many clients’ items are in a single container making the clearing of the items more time-consuming and repacking after inspection more tedious. Each package has to be repacked and then transported by road to their various destinations. All these factors make FCL transit times shorter than LCL’s.

It depends on the supplying company. Most companies insist you be present while a few don’t. Whatever the arrangement, it is advisable that you are present when your container is being delivered. It makes inspection of the container by you quicker. You can refuse the delivery immediately if the container doesn’t meet your requirements. You also have the opportunity to monitor the delivery process and make sure nothing is destroyed on your property.

The documents required are based on the product imported, multilateral trade agreements, bilateral or unilateral trade agreements, and other trade policies of Importing country government. The import documents required also depend upon the nature of goods importing (General goods, Personal effects, Dangerous goods, Livestock, etc.). Generally, though, the documents required for importation are:

● Commercial Invoice and packing list issued by the seller of goods.

● Certificate of Origin issued by the competent authority of origin country of goods.

● Bill of Lading

● Import License. Where applicable.

Goods imported into Syria are subject to a customs duty and “unified” tax. Food and industrial raw materials carry low rates while luxury goods, such as automobiles, have rates of 150–250%. The unified tax is a surcharge on all imported goods and ranges from 6% to 35%. It is important to note that these tariff values change constantly and go as high as 80%, Consider contacting the customs of the country to get the updated exact figures.

A bill of lading is a document issued by a carrier to a shipper acknowledging that the cargo has been received for shipping. It is also a receipt of identification during the transportation of cargo. Any person with a bill of lading can claim possession of the goods being shipped. It contains the names and signatures of all the parties involved in the transportation of the cargo to the destination. It also contains the description of the items being shipped as well as specific instructions about their transportation and storage.

Prohibited items are extensive as Syria is very strict about what enters the country and the sanctions on the country influence the prohibited items list even further. Prohibited items include:

● Arms or related material

● Certain equipment and technology related to new electricity power plants or for the oil and gas or petrochemical industries

● Certain equipment, technology, or software to monitor or intercept internet or telephone communications

● Newly printed or unissued Syrian banknotes or coinage

● Certain luxury goods

● Certain materials, chemicals, micro-organisms and toxins, and equipment for processing those items

● Gold, precious metals, and diamonds(only if the recipient is the Government of Syria or an entity or body controlled by it or acting on its behalf).

The maximum weight that can be loaded into a container depends on the age of a container, the government restrictions on the maximum load that can be transported, the size of the container, and the type of the container. For most 20ft containers, the maximum weight they can be loaded with is 51,000lbs. A 40ft container that has no structural damage can be loaded with a weight of 67,000lbs. Note that containers loaded with such weights might be repacked into two containers for road transportation. 

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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





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





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





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

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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