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Cost Of Shipping a Container to Vietnam

Published on 2021-09-05

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

Vietnam Container Shipping Cost


Vietnam Container Shipping Cost

Shipping to any area worldwide is not going to be a one-man job. The logistics are enough to make anyone cross out the plan and just stay in their place. However, Three Movers isn’t an ordinary container shipping company. We have a team of professional experts trained and shaped to assist you throughout the shipping process, providing you the exact details for you to make the most accurate decision. And not only that; we also ship to Vietnam! So, let’s begin going through the most important aspects of shipping.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Vietnam

When shipping a container to a different country, there are several factors to consider such as the volume and weight of the items to be shipped, the type of transportation used, the distance, the destination port, and the country’s peak period. These factors determine the cost of shipping a container.

Since Vietnam is also connected to neighboring countries, truck freights can also be availed. But if you are shipping from the West or other faraway countries, you have two options; it’s either by sea or air.

You also need to take into consideration the volume and weight of the items to be shipped. The heavier the weight, the more costly it will be. The same goes for volume.

When it comes to destination ports, Da Nang around ho chi minh city is the one to go to in Vietnam. Destination ports should also be thought of because port fees may vary. There is a list of products or goods that this port won’t accept to be imported so you have to look out for that.

Vietnam’s peak period is during May, June, and September. If you don’t like being around busy crowds and paying expensive additional fees, avoid shipping during these months.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

It may get overwhelming to choose the most appropriate shipping container given all the options available. However, most of our clients pick between a 20-ft and a 40-ft container. A 20-ft container can fit the items of a 3-bedroom house. This is as big as an average garage which means that you can very much get a car shipped but must purchase another container for your other belongings if that’s the case. If you think you need more space, choose the 40-ft option instead.

In case you realize that the container is too spacious for your items, you can either share with another client or more, or you can just pay the extra price and take the containers as yours. The downside of sharing it with others is that there are certain items you may not be able to ship because the sharers might be against having those items near their belongings. The good thing is it will be less costly. That’s how the Less Than Container Load (LCL) works.

On the other hand, if you choose Full Load Container (FCL), not only does your container be shipped faster and more secured but you can also keep it to yourself.

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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 Vietnam of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $625
40 ft Container $810

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $535
Household Goods $645

International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $535
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1240
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $1660
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2165

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO $695
SUV via RORO $745
Sedan (Container) $890
SUV (Container) $945

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

There are two ways to ship your container; either via air or sea. Here are their differences:

  • Sea Freight Transportation. If you are saving up in cost and you don’t worry about its shipping duration, it is advisable to take the sea freight option.

  • Air Freight Transportation. If you are on a deadline to container shipped and you want your items to be more secured, then you can choose the air freight shipping. But you also have to pay 5x the price of the sea freight option.

Additional Shipping Costs

As already mentioned, shipping costs are affected by five factors such as:

  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped
  • The type of transportation used
  • Distance
  • The destination port
  • The peak period

But that’s not everything that you will pay for. Due to other shipping procedures, there are potential incremental costs and these are the Insurance, Custom fees, inspection, General Rate Increase (GRI), Delivery Times.

What’s Next?

Now that you know the general information of the factors considered in shipping a container to Vietnam, get in contact with Three Movers’s team so we can give you a free quotation with the lowest shipping rates and efficient services. Call 888 (202-0036).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, shipping freight to any country in the world mandates the presentation of various paperwork. Without these documents, shipping can’t take place.

In the case of Vietnam, these valuable documents are the Bill of Lading, Customs Declaration, Commercial Invoice/Packing List, and Certificate of Origin (CO). The Vietnamese customs officials make it compulsory for our movers at Three Movers to submit these documents to them. Sometimes, it may be necessary to present a shipper’s letter as well.

Hence, we expect all our customers interested in shipping to Vietnam to make provision for the paperwork listed above at a convenient moment.

It was noted that the Bill of Lading is part of the necessary documents when shipping a container to Vietnam. Perhaps, the Bill of Lading is the most essential shipping document. Its importance is reflected in the fact that it’s an official document that expresses the type, quantity, and destination of the goods being shipped. So, it’s mandatory for our carriers to submit it to the Vietnamese customs officials.

Another significant feature of the Bill of Lading is that it functions as a shipment when the shipping is completed.

In case you come across the abbreviations “BoL”, or ” BL”, remember that they refer to the Bill of Lading.

Due to the great value held by the Bill of Lading, it’s reasonable to put in substantial effort to protect it.

If you have a missing Bill of Lading, then you may think that you can get a replacement. However, in reality, it’s quite the contrary. A replacement is not offered in the case of a missing BoL. So, try to find or regain the missing BoL, if possible.

If you can’t recover the missing BoL, there are certain measures you must take to ensure the smooth shipping of your goods. These procedures will enable your shipment to be moved without a BoL.

Normally, these crucial procedures involve the provision of a shipper’s letter stating the occurrence, a court order, letter of indemnity, bank guarantee, commercial invoice, and packing list.

Once you provide this alternative paperwork and it has met the pass mark of our assessments, then your goods will be transported to Vietnam in the absence of a BoL.

Every country speaks against some types of goods that they don’t allow into their country.

The prohibited goods in Vietnam include chemical substances, radioactive materials, firearms, weapons, ammunition, explosives, currency, plants, seeds, hard drugs, alcohol, poison, animals, bioproducts, chemicals, and fresh food.

Furthermore, some books, films, and publications are regarded as restricted goods in Vietnam. Accordingly, it’s vital to confirm at the Vietnamese customs website if the goods you intend to ship to Vietnam are restricted before adding them to your shipment.

While you can’t ship prohibited goods to Vietnam, it may be possible to obtain permission from the necessary authorities to ship goods normally considered to be restricted to the country.

The estimation for the required custom taxes and duties relies on the freight weight, value, and product type.

When shipping to Vietnam, the tax-free threshold is 1000,000 VND. If the full value of your goods exceeds 1000,000 VND, the required import tax on a shipment will be 10%. For instance, if the declared value of your goods is 1000,000 VND, then you’ll have to pay an additional cost of 100,000 VND in taxes to the Vietnamese government for the recipient to receive the goods.

Certainly, we utilize waterproof shipping containers for some of our shipping. Nevertheless, we move most shipments with watertight shipping containers. Watertight containers are also advantageous because they deter the damages that could result from rain, snow, and precipitation.

Again, our shipping containers are designed with vents on the upper part of their lateral walls. So, they never lack ventilation.

This question depends on the shipping container in question. Normally, we use 20ft and 40ft containers for shipping.

A 20 ft container of 33.2 m³ typically possesses a tare weight of approximately 2,170kg. Alternatively, a 40 ft container of 67.7 m³ usually has a tare weight of about 3,750kg.

When it comes to their gross weights, both the 20ft and 40ft containers possess a gross weight of about 67,200Ibs.

Normally, it takes a few weeks for goods that arrive in Vietnam to be cleared by the customs officials.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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





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





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

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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