“These guys were so amazing!”
Reliable Shippers For A Reasonable Price
Estimate moving cost in 30 seconds:
Customer Images
7790 people shipped using ThreeMovers last week

Cost Of Shipping A Container To Zambia

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost Of Shipping A Container To Zambia

How Much Does It Cost Of Shipping A Container To Zambia?

Zambia Container Shipping Cost

A lot of planning, documentation, and logistics are involved if you’re shipping a container to Zambia or anywhere else in the world. It can get stressful especially if you have not experienced this beforehand. Luckily, Three Movers have already done these for such a long time giving them more than enough experience, knowledge, and expertise when it comes to these types of shipping processes.

Three Movers is an international shipping company that uses top-rated shipping lines to ensure all of your personal items arrive safely in dar es salaam, Tanzania. We've shipped over fifty thousand personal containers since we opened our doors. We'll ship anything from a single chair to a houseful of furniture, household goods, and more. You can save money by using our cost effective ocean freight services and air cargo moving service that are cheap compared to other moving companies. From cars and pets to international moves, no shipment is too big or small for Three Movers. Whether you're shipping full or empty container to anywhere in the world, check out our website today!

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping A Container To Zambia

No matter where you’re planning to ship your container to, there is always a list of factors to consider when dealing with cost. Here it is:

  • Distance. This is an obvious element in container shipping service. The farther the destination from your place, the more costly it becomes.
  • The type of transportation used. There are two ways to ship your cargo; it is either via sea or air. The air freight option will save you more time but it will be 5x more expensive compared to the air freight option.
  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped. The heavier the items inside the container, the more the cost increases. The same applies to its volume. It also depends on which type of transportation you used.
  • The peak period. Zambia’s busiest days are during June all throughout November which is the dry season.
  • The destination port. The destination port is also a huge factor in cost. In Zambia, you can find their main port in Port of Lusaka. You also have to keep in mind that this port has some restriction details if you’re importing goods from other locations. Some of which are:
  • Meat products require certain certifications from the Veterinary Department
  • Plants, Seeds, and Fruits require certifications from Mount Makulu Research Station
  • Food and Drugs are restricted by the Ministry of Health and Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority
  • Firearms and Ammunition are banned by the Zambia Police
  • Gemstones and Scrap Metal Export are restricted by the Ministry of Mines

To make sure if a particular item is allowed to ship to Zambia, contact Three Movers team now so you won’t feel alone in your shipping journey.

Which size of shipping container works best for me?

While deciding on a shipping method it is important to consider the container dimensions. Our prior customers often rent either 20-foot or 40-foot containers. Shipping containers come in lengths ranging from 20 to 40 feet. A 20-foot container can hold the belongings of a 3-bedroom home while a 40-foot container may hold twice as much.

A 20ft container is the same size as an average garage which is usually 25-28cbm. While a 40ft container has 54-58cbm of usable space which means that you can comfortably fit a vehicle inside of it and a few items in it, but you won’t if you’re planning to move to your destination permanently.

Now let’s head over to the Average Container Shipping Rates available:

  • Full Container Load. This is the best option in transporting lots of boxes which can support up to 45,000lbs. A 20ft container’s rate is $2300 while a 40ft container is $3400.
  • Less Than Container Load. This is the most affordable option if you want to save more money. An LCL’s rate is $390/CBM, household goods are priced at $3550, and personal effects are priced at $3250.

Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Zambia

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 Zambia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $2300
40 ft Container $3400
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL $390/CBM
Personal Effects $3550
Household Goods $3250
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $801
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1807
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2805
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3805
Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO $1405
SUV via RORO $1505
Sedan (Container) $1904
SUV (Container) $1990

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

There are two common ways to ship your goods to Zambia; either via sea or air.

There is a huge difference between the two options. This is why you have to understand how both works before proceeding into availing of one of these freight services. If you value your time and you are not worried about the possible costs, we suggest choosing air freight. Not only does it transport your goods faster, but it is also more accurate when it comes to your items’ security.

But if you are not running after a deadline, it is advisable to choose the sea freight services. It is 5x less costly than most air freight services.

Additional Shipping Costs

Other than the five main costs namely the volume and weight of the items to be shipped, the type of transportation used, the distance of your place to the location you’re shipping to, the destination port, and the city/country’s peak period, you also have to take into consideration additional shipping costs. The ones to expect are:

  • Insurance. This talks about the providence of your container’s much-needed cover. Without this, you will be forced to pay more if the cargo faced a shipping emergency. It’s better to be prepared than to suffer much loss.
  • Custom Fees. In Zambia, custom duty rates range between 0 and 40%. This is Value-Added Tax (VAT) charged on all imported goods. This tax is levied on selected goods.
  • Inspection. Some countries require inspection fees.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI). If the demand for shipping increases, shipping costs might also increase.
  • Delivery Times. If you require expedited shipping just like via air freight transportation, you will be required to pay additional costs because of transit time.

What’s Next?

Now that you are rich with generalized shipping cost knowledge, you may now either fill out our web form or you can call (888) 202-0036.

Find Cargo Containers For Freight Transport & Relocation

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Email Me

4.8/5 average star rating

Do You Want To Get Your Quote Instantly?

Get your quote and answer any questions you have by calling us:

1-888-202-0036
Female Customer
© Copyright 2024 ThreeMovers.com