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Affordable Cost Of Shipping A Container To Tanzania

Published by Chris Townsend

Affordable Cost Of Shipping A Container To Tanzania

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

Tanzania Container Shipping Cost

There are various factors to consider before shipping a container abroad. And these factors have a significant impact on shipping costs.

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Three Movers is a top rated international shipping company that ships full container loads to Tanzania. We specialize in container shipment, shipping cars, courier services, Tanzania shipping lines and small packages to Tanzania or household items. Our new shipments schedules are updated daily for fast arrival date to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

The cost of shipping a container internationally is determined by several factors, including container size, load size, loading and delivery options, and shipping method. We'll go through each category in detail to assist you in planning and budgeting for overseas shipping costs.

Container Size

When exporting items internationally, you'll need to figure out what size of shipping container you'll need. Shipping containers are available in a variety of sizes and prices. The larger alternatives are more expensive, but they provide additional packing and shipping volume.

Load Size

The size of your load can also affect the price of shipping your container internationally. "Full container load (FCL)" and "less than a container load (LCL)" are the two categories used to describe load sizes.

Loading and Delivery Options

The way you load and deliver your items has an impact on the total cost. When it comes to loading and delivery methods, there are typically three options to consider. Port-to-port, door-to-door, and drop-and-fill are the three options.

As the name implies, "port to port" entails transporting your goods from one port to another. It's the most cost-effective option. The "door to door" option is the most straightforward and comprehensive option. The shipping company will load the products from your house or office, then unload and unpack them when they arrive at their destination. Door-to-door moving is often the most expensive choice.

Finally, in a drop and fill move, the freight company will deliver a shipping container to you, which you will be responsible for filling and unloading when it arrives at its destination.

Shipping Method

There are various options for shipping a container internationally, each with its own cost, benefits, and cons. There are three types of freight: land, sea, and air.

Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Tanzania

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 Tanzania of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1335
40 ft Container $1590
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL $69/CBM
Personal Effects $695
Household Goods $795
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $590
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1510
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2410
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3395
Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $980
SUV (Container) $1050
Sedan via RORO $1485
SUV via RORO $1560

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

  • Land Freight: Trucks and railroads are frequently utilized for domestic and transcontinental shipping. Land transportation has the advantage of being inexpensive and generally efficient, but it has the disadvantage of being limited to areas that can be reached by road or rail.
  • Sea Freight: This is the most cost-effective but also the most time-consuming method of exporting internationally. Sea freight delivery times range from a few days to several weeks, depending on the route and destination.
  • Air Freight: This isn't used often to send a container internationally because of its exorbitant cost. When compared to sea freight, air freight is more expensive and the fastest means.

Difference Between FCL And LCL

The term "less container load" (LCL) implies your stuff will most likely be shipped in the same container as someone else's. LCL is a wonderful choice for transporting small items or shipping on a tight budget. A full container load (FCL) implies your things are not mixed in with those of another party, it is a much easier alternative for both the sender and the shipping provider.

Additional Shipping Costs

You may incur additional shipping expenses, which include the following:

  • Insurance
  • Import duties
  • Storage fee (if the shipping company has to provide a temporary store for your goods
  • Value-added-tax (Tanzania's regular VAT rate is 18% in mainland Tanzania and 15% in Tanzania Zanzibar)
  • General Rate Increase

What's Next?

Whether you're transferring personal items or consumer products overseas, Three Movers can assist you in keeping your items safe during the shipment procedure. Simply fill out our web form or give us a call at (888) 202-0036.

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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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