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Cost of Shipping a Container to Uruguay

Published on 2021-09-03

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

Uruguay Container Shipping Cost


Uruguay Container Shipping Cost

Shipping a container internationally sounds like an overwhelming task but Three Movers is here to make it easy for you. We will gladly assist you from the planning stage to the end of your shipment process. Our team of experts is here to make sure that you are free from worry and stress throughout the whole thing.

Three Movers is a moving company offering full packing services, storage options, and transportation services. We offer affordable rates with reliable service. Three Movers is an international shipping company offer container shipping services as well as air cargo and ocean freight shipping services. 

Our team of trained professionals is available 24 hours a day to take care of your shipping needs. We offer a variety of international Container Shipping service including air cargo and ocean shipping freight. Our highly trained professionals and freight forwarder will make sure your package arrives on time and intact. Call us today for more details! 

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

With international shipments, there are a few main factors to consider. There is volume/weight of the items to be shipped since the more items or the heavier they are, the more it’ll cost. Next, your choice of transport. Sea freights cost cheaper in comparison to air freights but it is a slower option than the latter. You must also consider the distance to be traveled by your shipment from the point of origin. The farther it is, the higher the cost.

Port fees will vary from port to port and can affect the total cost of your shipping. Since you are shipping to Uruguay, there are 8 ports to be considered especially the Port of Montevideo which is considered the country’s major port.

Shipping in between the months of August to October will also affect the freight shipping rates. This is due to the fact that these months are considered peak season for shipment.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

You can choose between the 20ft and 40ft containers. The 20ft container can fit 3 bedrooms’ worth of items or approximately about 400 flat-screen TVs. The 40ft container can fit double the 20ft container’s amount.

If you think that a 20ft container is too large for your shipment, you can always choose the Less Than Cargo Load option (LCL). This is a group shipment option that ships your items in a container shared with other customers. If you feel like you can fully load a container, the Full Cargo Load option (FCL) is also available.

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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 Uruguay of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $788
40 ft Container $871

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $639
Household Goods $889

International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $552
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1790
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2760
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3260

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1263
SUV (Container) $1396
Sedan via RORO $598
SUV via RORO $668

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

There are three types of transportation modes: Land, Sea, or Air. Since you are shipping to Uruguay, you can choose between sea and air.

Sea freight transportation: Shipping process by sea is the slowest option available. However, if you’re shipping large volumes of cargo, this is the way to go. It is about five times cheaper than air freight transportation.

Air freight transportation: If you want a faster option, this is the one for you. Shipping using a cargo plane can only take a few days in most cases. However, this is the most expensive out of all the options. Weight is also a factor to be considered when it comes to this mode of transportation.

Additional Shipping Costs

When shipping internationally, there are additional shipping costs to be considered. This is normal and to be expected. They are:

  • Custom duties
  • Container inspection fees
  • VAT
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Insurance
  • Quarantine Fees

Additional fees like Custom Duties are unavoidable. However, this will largely differ depending on the destination country and port. Depending on the location, you might be charged with general inspection, customs clearance, and quarantine fees.

Insurance is a must for every shipment as this ensures that you are well-protected in case any kind of damage or accident occurs during the shipment process.

What’s Next?

Now that you’re equipped with basic working knowledge on shipping to Uruguay, your next step will be to contact Three Movers. We will be available to give you a free quote. You can fill the web form or call us at (888) 202-0036.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You will need a series of documentation for your international shipping. Below is a list of every essential document that you will need:

• Commercial Invoice.

• Packing List.

• Import Customs Declaration.

• Bill of Lading & Sea Waybill.

• Certificates (production, vessel, phytosanitary)

• Arrival Notice.

• Certificate of Origin.

• Importer Security Filing (local customs requirements)

• Letter of Credit.

For specific products, you will be needing additional documentation, special licenses, and government permission. Below is a list of documents you might need:

• 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 Certificate of 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

The Bill of Lading serves a lot of functions: receipt, title, and contract between the carrier and the shipper. This is the most important document that you will acquire during the whole shipment process. Port details and quantity of the goods are also detailed in this piece of paper.

Prohibited items are items that are not allowed to be shipped into the country. Below is a list of products you are prohibited to ship into Uruguay:

• Acids

• Alcoholic beverages

• Animal products

• Batteries, Haz

• Bearer Documents

• Bio Products, Haz

• Books: hardback/paperback non-comm

• Chemicals

• Communications equipment

• Compact disc

• Computer software

• Corrosives

• Cosmetics

• Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)

• Drugs, Non-Prescription

• Electronic equipment

• Flammables

• Foodstuffs

• Gases

• Ice, Wet

• Infectious Substances

• Liquor

• Log and timber products from Liberia (wood-chips, poles, post, fence pickets, sheets, flooring, molding, pallet, tool handles, barrels, crates, tableware/kitchenware, shutters, blinds, cases/boxes/chests for jewelry and silverware, clothes hangers, clothespins, toothpicks, etc.)

• Magazines, periodicals, journals

• Magnetized Materials

• Medical samples

• Oxidizers

• Paints

• Perfume

• Phones/modems

• Plant products

• Plants

• Poisons

• Powders

• Radioactives

• Seeds

• Shoes

• Tapes, audio cassettes

• Tapes, video cassettes

• Textile articles

• Tobacco and Tobacco Leaves

• Toiletries

• Cash Letters

• Electronic Cigarette / Vaping Product

• Eye Wear

• Negotiable Bonds, Drafts

• Products Made in Iran

• Toys

Uruguay’s tariff structure comprises of rates that range from 0% to 35%. The products subject to a tariff of more than 20% are sunflower and cardamom oil; soybean oil, margarine, and other fixed vegetable fats and oils; milk and cream; mozzarella; cane or beet sugar; fruit and nuts; rubber-soled footwear; and motor vehicles for the transport of passengers and goods.

Fully Load Cargo (FCL) is when a client utilizes one container for all of the goods that will be shipped. The client is responsible for packing or unpacking the cargo from the point of departure to the destination. Once it is sent for shipping, it will go directly to the port of call.

If you don’t have enough cargo to fill up an entire container, shipping via LCL is the best option for you. It is a mode of loading where other LCL shipments are consolidated. Shipping lines are responsible for the packing and unpacking of these cargoes. The shipments will have to be reworked and reorganized through each port. This causes possible delays for the cargo.

Definitely! It is possible to track your cargo intransit using the “cargo tracking system”. This system allows you to track your shipment from anywhere and anytime in the world. You will need your container number, your Bill of Lading, your booking number, and the shipping line.

It is important that you get insurance during your shipment process because this will ensure that you and your cargo are well-protected just in case of damages, losses, and other unprecedented circumstances that may arise during the shipment process.

According to the latest data available, the average amount of days until the cargo is cleared in Uruguay is 2 days.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

Afghanistan to Uruguay
Albania to Uruguay
Algeria to Uruguay
Andorra to Uruguay
Angola to Uruguay
Antigua to Uruguay
Argentina to Uruguay
Armenia to Uruguay
Australia to Uruguay
Austria to Uruguay
Azerbaijan to Uruguay
Bahamas to Uruguay
Bahrain to Uruguay
Bangladesh to Uruguay
Barbados to Uruguay
Belarus to Uruguay
Belgium to Uruguay
Belize to Uruguay
Benin to Uruguay
Bhutan to Uruguay
Bolivia to Uruguay
Bosnia Herzegovina to Uruguay
Botswana to Uruguay
Brazil to Uruguay
Brunei to Uruguay
Bulgaria to Uruguay
Burkina to Uruguay
Burundi to Uruguay
Cambodia to Uruguay
Cameroon to Uruguay
Canada to Uruguay
Cape Verde to Uruguay
Central African Rep to Uruguay
Chad to Uruguay
Chile to Uruguay
China to Uruguay
Colombia to Uruguay
Comoros to Uruguay
Congo to Uruguay
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Uruguay
Costa Rica to Uruguay
Croatia to Uruguay
Cuba to Uruguay
Cyprus to Uruguay
Czech Republic to Uruguay
Denmark to Uruguay
Djibouti to Uruguay
Dominica to Uruguay
Dominican Republic to Uruguay
East Timor to Uruguay
Ecuador to Uruguay
Egypt to Uruguay
El Salvador to Uruguay
Equatorial Guinea to Uruguay
Eritrea to Uruguay
Estonia to Uruguay
Ethiopia to Uruguay
Fiji to Uruguay
Finland to Uruguay
France to Uruguay
Gabon to Uruguay
Gambia to Uruguay
Georgia to Uruguay
Germany to Uruguay
Ghana to Uruguay
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Grenada to Uruguay
Guatemala to Uruguay
Guinea to Uruguay
Guinea-Bissau to Uruguay
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Haiti to Uruguay
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Ivory Coast to Uruguay
Jamaica to Uruguay
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Jordan to Uruguay
Kazakhstan to Uruguay
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Kiribati to Uruguay
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Korea South to Uruguay
Kosovo to Uruguay
Kuwait to Uruguay
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Laos to Uruguay
Latvia to Uruguay
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Lesotho to Uruguay
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Malawi to Uruguay
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Maldives to Uruguay
Mali to Uruguay
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Mexico to Uruguay
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Moldova to Uruguay
Monaco to Uruguay
Mongolia to Uruguay
Montenegro to Uruguay
Morocco to Uruguay
Mozambique to Uruguay
Myanmar, {Burma} to Uruguay
Namibia to Uruguay
Nauru to Uruguay
Nepal to Uruguay
Netherlands to Uruguay
New Zealand to Uruguay
Nicaragua to Uruguay
Niger to Uruguay
Nigeria to Uruguay
Norway to Uruguay
Oman to Uruguay





Pakistan to Uruguay
Palau to Uruguay
Palestine to Uruguay
Panama to Uruguay
Papua New Guinea to Uruguay
Paraguay to Uruguay
Peru to Uruguay
Philippines to Uruguay
Poland to Uruguay
Portugal to Uruguay
Qatar to Uruguay
Romania to Uruguay
Russian Federation to Uruguay
Rwanda to Uruguay
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Uruguay
Samoa to Uruguay
San Marino to Uruguay
Sao Tome & Principe to Uruguay
Saudi Arabia to Uruguay
Senegal to Uruguay
Serbia to Uruguay
Seychelles to Uruguay
Sierra Leone to Uruguay
Singapore to Uruguay
Slovakia to Uruguay
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Solomon Islands to Uruguay
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South Africa to Uruguay
South Sudan to Uruguay
Spain to Uruguay
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St Kitts & Nevis to Uruguay
St Lucia to Uruguay
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Switzerland, {Eswatini} to Uruguay
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Thailand to Uruguay
Timor-Leste to Uruguay
Togo to Uruguay
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Turkey to Uruguay
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United Arab Emirates to Uruguay
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United States to Uruguay
Uzbekistan to Uruguay
Vanuatu to Uruguay
Vatican City to Uruguay
Venezuela to Uruguay
Vietnam to Uruguay
Yemen to Uruguay
Zambia to Uruguay
Zimbabwe to Uruguay

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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