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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Tonga

Published on 2021-09-05

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

Tonga Container Shipping Cost


Tonga Container Shipping Cost

Getting to know the total cost of shipping a container to Tonga can be a little bit complicated, and this is a result of some factors which normally affect the shipping cost; thereby creating variations in international shipping rates.

This is going to serve as a guide for you to know all the necessary information regarding the factors that affect the cost of shipping to Tonga.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

Here, we are going to state and analyze all the factors that affect the cost of shipping a container to Tonga. You can also use our online freight calculator to check the cost for international shipment and international freight for our shipping services. Below are those factors and their analysis:

The Volume/Weight of the Goods

This is a crucial consideration because it dictates the type of shipping goods you will employ which in turn affects the cost of delivering your items. When shipping via air for instance the primary worry is with the cargo weight while shipping via sea the primary issue is with the cargo dimensions.

The Distance of the Journey

The total distance taken to complete your move will have an impact on the costs. This is because a long-distance move typically costs much more than a short-distance move.

Type of Transport

The transportation mode you select will also impact the costs and time it will take to ship your goods from one location to the other. For example, using air freight is a lot faster and more expensive than using sea freight.

The Destination Port

The customs duties of the destination port also affect the cost of shipping. The customs tariffs of Tonga are calculated based on the CIF (cost, insurance, and freight) of your goods.

The Time of the Year

The peak period for moving to Tonga is between July and August, so it’s best you avoid those months when shipping so that you may get a good deal.

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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 Tonga of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $940
40 ft Container $1230

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $520
Household Goods $665

International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $710
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1460
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2265
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3005

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO $795
SUV via RORO $855
Sedan (Container) $940
SUV (Container) $1160

Which Size of Shipping Container is Suitable for Me?

There are two particular types of containers that are normally used for shipping, and they are the 20ft and 40ft containers. although, there are also high cube containers for moving lots of goods.

How Big is a 20ft Container?

A 20ft container is a container whose interior is 19.4ft long, 7.9ft wide, and 7.10ft high. It’s roughly the size of a garage and it can easily hold the content of 2-3 bedrooms.

How Big is a 40ft Container?

A 40ft container is a container whose interior is 39.5ft long, 7.9ft wide, and 7.9ft high. As the name implies, it’s twice the size of a 20ft container; however, it doesn’t cost twice as much.

The Difference Between FCL and LCL

A “Full Container Load” (FCL) is a scenario whereby a customer uses an entire container for his shipment while a “Less Than Container Load” (LCL) involves having individuals with a smaller volume of goods sharing a container.

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

Sea Freight

Tonga has three harbors and a marine fleet of 7 ships, which contains two cargo ships (of over 1000 gt). It is the most ideal means to ship items into the country.

Air Freight

This is another logical means of shipping your goods into Tonga. The country has 6 airports with just one having paved runways.

Truck Freight

Although the country has about 680km of highways, only the roads in its capital city are in good condition. Nevertheless, it is the only means of transporting your goods via land in the country.

Train Freight

Tonga has no railway network.

Additional Shipping Costs

Tonga has other shipping charges allocated to imported goods aside from the VAT. These are:

  • Customs duties
  • General Rate Increase (GRI)
  • Quarantine fees
  • Container inspection fees
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Insurance cover

What’s Next?

Your next line of action is to use the services of Three Movers whenever you are shipping a container to Tonga. Kindly fill our web form and get a free quote in minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be time-consuming. That’s why Three Movers is here to guide you. Below is a list of documents necessary upon entering Tonga.

● Commercial Invoice

● Battery Statement

● Tax Documents and Shipping Labels

A Bill of Lading is a collection of trade goods’ records accepted on board. It binds a written contract between a client and a transport company.

If you lost the original Bill of Lading, the client wouldn’t get a duplicate unless the original document can be shown. You will be required to submit requirements to obtain another copy, such as a court order, letter from the shipper, bank guarantee, a commercial invoice and packing list, and a letter of indemnity.

To avoid problems, extra charges, and penalties, you should stay away from shipping to Tonga the following commodities:

● Perishable food products

● Live animals, plants, and seeds

● Any medicines and drugs

● Dangerous and Hazardous Goods are restricted and subject to approval and special procedures

● Aerosols

● Liquids

● Cash, Money orders, credit and debit cards

● Passports and other confidential documents

● Valuable jewelry, art, and antique

● To simplify, avoid sending to Tonga items considered dangerous or prohibited with regular parcel service at your local USPS office.

● If you pack in used boxes, erase all former shipping labels and marks, especially related to dangerous goods or hazardous materials.

● If you are not positive that some of your goods are legal for freight shipping to Tonga, do not put your entire shipment at risk. Leave it.

The liability for customs and excise duty arises:

● in respect of imported goods – when they are imported;

● in respect of exported goods – when they are accepted at the place of export for loading onto an aircraft or ship for export from the Kingdom of Tonga

● in care of goods made in Tonga – when the production, distillation, or manufacturing process is complete

● An excise declaration on a Customs form C must be lodged with the proper officer for authorization before any excisable goods being delivered into home consumption within Tonga.

For more information regarding the taxes, fees, and duties upon shipping a container to Tonga, please read here.

Before shipping a container to Tonga, you must first study the difference between taxes, tariffs, and duties.

● Customs duties are dependent on product information, while tariffs are fees incurred to products from countries for specific times. Lastly, tax rates are calculated on the absolute value of the goods imported into the country.

● Tariffs are fees imposed by a government for categories of products at specific times.

● In terms of implementation, VAT and GST are indistinguishable, but each is applied to various products based on the country importing into.

Before delivering a container to Tonga, you must consider a few factors. You have to know in advance some vital information about the following:

● Delivery fees

● Permitting requirements

● Ground conditions

● Clearance space

20-ft containers require a straight clearance of 75 feet, while 40-ft containers need a hundred. For its respective width, you will need a minimum of 12 feet of width clearance and 20 feet of overhead clearance.

It depends on how many shipments have arrived around that time frame, where your container is seated (the closer to the exit door, the better), and whether you hold a foreign or Tongan passport. Whenever I go to Tonga, barely anyone stands in the unfamiliar lane. If you do land and find it’s very crowded, go up to any of the workers and tell them you have a connecting flight to get to.

In some cases, containers either get lost, destroyed, or even stolen. To make the company pay for such commotion, purchase insurance beforehand. To avoid paying for miscellaneous expenses, ensure that you always have your Bill of Lading with you to save the container against inevitable losses.

A cargo insurance policy enforces the cargo interest. Most air cargo shipping policies are created on an “all-risk basis.” This means that the insured is covered for risk of loss or damage except for those risks that are expressly excluded in the policy, such as loss or damage due to willful destruction of the goods by the insured or the inherent vice of the goods.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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





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





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





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

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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