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Cost Of Shipping A Container To Zimbabwe

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost Of Shipping A Container To Zimbabwe

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

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The cost of shipping a container to Zimbabwe may vary by several factors that will affect its cost. Even though the Three Movers team has already sharpened its expertise in the moving and shipping business, the cost doesn’t always have the same range because our clients’ locations are different. We also know that if we adopt the one-size-fits-all mentality, then some of our needs won’t be attended to. And that is why we have multiple options available you can choose from. The details are listed below.

Three Movers is an international container shipping company that specializes in shipping cars, and international freight across the world. We are one of the top shipping companies available, with shipping container services for both commercial and personal use! We have every type of transportation option available, whether you need international or domestic moving. Our staff can help you find the perfect combination of shipping services to suit your needs in all shipping lines.

Cost Of shipping Container to Zimbabwe

Factors that Affect the Cost Of Shipping A Container To Zimbabwe

When shipping a container in Zimbabwe, there are several factors that will affect the cost. This includes:

  • The volume and weight of the container. The more items you fit onto your container, the higher the costs will be. The same applies to its weight.
  • The mode of transportation used. Commonly, there are two ways for you to ship your items. It’s either via sea or air.
  • The distance. The farther you are ship containers from the destination, the more expensive it will be.
  • The peak period. The busiest period in Zimbabwe is from July to October because their game viewing activities are at their peak. Make sure to plan this months before so you can avoid additional costs.
  • The destination port: Zimbabwe’s main port is located in Chiredzi. The reason why this affects the shipping cost is that there are certain country requirements, restrictions, forms, and certificates you need to be mindful of. Some wildlife products are banned through international conventions governing their trade, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The Government of Zimbabwe requires the following import documentation: a bill of entry plus relevant invoices, shipping documents such as a bill of lading, freight statements, and certificates of origin, especially for products entering from member states of SADC and the PTA.
Sea Freight Shipping Logistics Zimbabwe

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

There are two most commonly used types of containers: 20 and 40-foot containers. They differ in their storage capacity and appearance.

The amount of load you have will be a factor to consider in determining the cost of your shipment. The good thing is that if the number of goods is less than the container, then you won’t have to worry about the additional cost because you can share it with other customers. This is what we call the Less Than Container Load (LCL) option. On the other hand, if your items can fit a whole container, it is Full Container Load (FCL).

Besides being cheaper when compared to LCL, FCL is more advantageous because your container will be shipped faster, more secure, and you won’t have to worry about the items you fit in it because you have the space all to yourself.

Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Zimbabwe

Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Load (Fcl) Shipping Rates For Warehousing Services

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to Zimbabwe of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1650
40 ft Container$1855
Less Than Container (Lcl) Shipping Rates - Packaging, Crating

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects$855
Household Goods$1350
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$845
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1740
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2945
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4460
Container Car Shipping - Zimbabwe Shipping Container House

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$1340
SUV via RORO$1575
Sedan (Container)$2340
SUV (Container)$2410

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

Goods can be shipped to Zimbabwe through either the sea or the air.

  • Sea Freight Transportation. This course of action is recommended if there is no pressing time crunch. Although shipment time will be longer than with air freight, you can cut your costs by as much as five times.
  • Air Freight Transportation. We advise selecting this alternative if the speed of shipping is an important factor. It will help you save time and make your container safer at the same time. Yet, the price will increase to be at least five times as expensive as the cost of shipping over sea.

Additional Shipping Costs

As we already mentioned earlier, there are several factors to consider in shipping a container in Zimbabwe. Among are:

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

But that’s not all. You may need to consider other factors due to importing procedures such as:

  • Custom fees
  • Insurance
  • General Rate Increase (GRI)
  • Inland Delivery Charges
  • Quarantine and Container Inspection fees

Relevant Statistics

  • On average, approximately 850 shipping containers are sent to Zimbabwe each month.
  • More than 90% of the imported goods in Zimbabwe arrive via shipping containers.
  • The cost of shipping a standard 20-foot container to Zimbabwe ranges between $2,000 and $2,500.
  • Roughly 75% of the shipping containers destined for Zimbabwe are used for commercial purposes.
  • Zimbabwe's main ports handle over 25,000 shipping containers annually, contributing to its robust import-export trade.

General Facts

  • Shipping containers are widely used for transporting goods internationally.
  • Zimbabwe has a well-established shipping network, making it accessible for container transportation.
  • The main ports in Zimbabwe for receiving shipping containers are Beira and Durban.
  • Shipping containers can be transported by land or sea to reach Zimbabwe.
  • Proper documentation and customs clearance are required for shipping containers entering Zimbabwe.

What’s Next

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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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