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Cost of Shipping a Container to Vanuatu

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost of Shipping a Container to Vanuatu

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

Vanuatu Container Shipping Cost

There are a lot of questions when it comes to being able to ship internationally. Some people don’t even know where to start. Three Movers is the company you need to call. You will be guided by our team of experts in every step of this complex operation, making sure that your shipment process will be smooth sailing.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

There are a few main factors to consider when shipping internationally. These are:

  • The volume/weight of the items to be shipped: Sea freight services take into account the volume of your shipment. The more you want to ship, the more costly it gets. Air freights focus more on weight.
  • The type of transport: Air freight is the fastest option available. However, it is also the most expensive. The sea freight shipping option takes its time to reach the destination, but it is significantly cheaper than the former. For an island country like Vanuatu, this would be the better option.
  • Distance: The farther the shipment will travel from its point of departure, the more costly it’ll get.
  • The destination port: It is possible to have varying port fees. In Vanuatu, there are two major ports that take international shipments: Port Vila vanuatu and Luganville. There are also smaller ports throughout the island country that can be considered.
  • Peak season: As of 2021, the peak season is between August to October. Shipping within this season will affect the cost of your shipment.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

There are 16 different types of containers to choose from but they are usually used by large businesses and companies. The two most common containers that customers use are the 20ft and the 40ft containers.

The 20ft container can fit about 100 washing machines, or approximately 3 bedrooms’ worth of items, assuming you are not a hoarder. If you are transporting a car, it’ll fit in this container but there won’t be any space left for other items. Just double that and that is the capacity of the 40ft container.

If your items aren’t enough to fill any of the containers, you can always opt for the Less Than Cargo Load option (LCL). With this option, you will be sharing one container with others who chose this mode.

The most cost-efficient option, especially if transporting a bulk of items, is the Full Cargo Load (FCL). You’ll have a whole container to yourself. If you can pack it up fully, this is also safer for your items.

Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Vanuatu

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 Vanuatu of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $586
40 ft Container $676
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $543
Household Goods $732
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $455
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1533
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2533
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3525
Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1254
SUV (Container) $1355
Sedan via RORO $554
SUV via RORO $652

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

Shipping to the island country of Vanuatu, you have two modes of transportation available:

  • Air Freight Transportation: Using this mode ensures that your shipment arrives in just a few days in most cases. This is the best option for those customers who are pressed for time.However, this can get pretty expensive especially when you’re shipping heavier items since weight is a critical consideration when it comes to this mode of transportation.
  • Sea Freight Transportation: If you are not in a hurry, this mode of transportation is a good choice. Using a cargo ship is guaranteed to be slow but it is one of the cheaper options. You can also ship heavier items with this mode of transportation without incurring expensive charges.

Additional Shipping Costs

International shipping lines can have some additional shipping costs. They are:

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

Custom Duty charges vary from country to country. In Vanuatu, rates on imports range from zero to 50%. The higher duty rates are mostly on luxury goods while the rates on basic necessity items ranges from 5% to 15%.

What’s Next?

Shipping to the beautiful island country of Vanuatu will be stress-free once you contact Three Movers. Get a free quote now! You can fill the web form or call us 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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