Cost Of Shipping A Container To Albania

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

Albania Container Shipping Cost
Albania Container Shipping Cost

Shipping a container is a huge endeavor and it can be very difficult to navigate everything involved in it. Luckily for you, Three Men And A Truck has experienced, and a proven track record, when it comes to these types of services. We ship containers to a growing list of countries, including Albania. Here is some useful information to help you understand how the process works in terms of price.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

Multiple elements affect the cost of shipping a container, but only 5 of them are considered critical when it comes to planning. Distance is an obvious one, but you also need to think about the size of your cargo, the method of transportation, the destination port, and the time of the year.

The cost of your cargo will be rated depending on weight or volume, depending on the type of transportation. Weight for air travel, and volume for sea. If you are shipping to Albania, your freight will most likely go through the Port of Durrës, where they’ll be custom fees and service charges. You should try to avoid shipping containers during the August – October period, as this is considered the peak season for international shipping.

Which Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

Out of all the different shipping container options, only two are traditionally used for households. These are the 20ft and 40ft variants. The 20ft version is used for households of up to 3 bedrooms, while the 40ft version can handle 4 bedrooms or more. While the 20ft version is naturally cheaper, the 40ft container doesn’t double the cost. Your main concern is making sure everything fits, so go with the size that best matches your home.

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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 Albania of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$795
40 ft Container$940

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$56/CBM
Personal Effects$440
Household Goods$490
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$375
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1752
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2146
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2650

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1330
SUV (Container)$1390
Sedan via RORO$799
SUV via RORO$865

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

If you are in the same land as the country you are shipping to, you could opt for truck or train freights. Otherwise, you are looking at air or sea transportation. Sea transportation of freight is normally about 5 times cheaper than doing it by air. If your main concern is saving on costs, this is the option to go. However, it is also significantly slower than air transportation. If you are pressed for time, go for a cargo plane.

Additional Shipping Costs

There are a few additional shipping costs that you need to consider:

  • Custom duties
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance

Customs duties are a given. You will be charged taxes by the country you ship to in all cases. You could also be charged for the inspection of the container. However, technology has made it so electronic scans take care of this process in most places with no extra charges.

You should check whether your cargo will be delivered to the port or your house. While a port-to-port delivery is cheaper, it would be much more complicated to deal with the move if you don’t have a way to get everything to your place.

What’s Next?

The best way to get started is to ask for professional assistance. Three Men And A Truck will help you get going with a free quote. Simply fill out our online form or call us at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Documents Needed When Shipping to Albania?

Having the right documents is one of the most important things to do when it comes to shipping cargo to Albania. Based on this, it is required that while shipping your goods to there you should have in your possession a bill of lading or airway bill, commercial invoice, packing lists, freight certificate, cargo arrival notice, purchase order, and any other required documents for your goods.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

Bill of lading is one of the most important documents in international shipping which is used to ensure that an exporter gets paid while an importer receives its goods. A bill of lading can oftentimes serve as a receipt and document title for the cargo.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

Losing the bill of lading can result in additional workload and costs for you because of how important the document is when it comes to shipping. In cases like this, you will need to get a detailed letter from the shipping company indicating that the bill of lading is lost.

Oftentimes, the letter might not be enough to cover for the lost bill of lading; therefore, it is required that you get a court order telling the carrier to make delivery to the holder of the title of the goods, and a letter of indemnity (which should be drafted by a bank or insurance company).

What Types of Goods Am I Not Allowed to Ship to Albania?

Just like most countries in the world, there are certain items you are not allowed to ship into Albania. Items such as firearms, ammunition, narcotics, certain animals and plants are prohibited because they have been deemed to endanger lives and threaten public order.

What Kind of Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to Albania?

There are duty-free custom duties for agricultural and industrial goods that are imported into Albania from any European Union country. However, the maximum customs tariff is 15% which applies to luxurious products. VAT is indexed on the CIF (cost, insurance, and freight) of the goods i.e., value of the goods plus the duties on the goods.

What’s the Difference Between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Shipping taxes are tariffs that are calculated based on the total value of the goods that are being imported into the country, while shipping duties are tariffs imposed by the government of a country on imported goods in order to regulate the level of dependence on foreign products.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Although there are rare cases of containers that are waterproof, the general ideology behind building a container is to make it water-resistant i.e., built to prevent rainfall from entering the container (when closed). However, the container is bound to take in water if it submerges into the ocean or encounters flooding.

What Is the Maximum Weight That Can Be Loaded into a Container?

20ft and 40ft containers are the two major types of containers required for international shipping of goods. However, it is important to take note of the weight of the goods you will be loading to these containers whenever you are shipping your cargo.

A 20ft container has the capacity to carry merchandise that has a maximum weight of 28tons, while a 40ft container can only withstand a maximum cargo weight of 29tons.

What Is the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder, a Freight Broker, and an NVOCC?

Although the three of them are involved in the act of international shipping, they don’t perform the same functionality. Each of them has their own roles.

A freight forwarder is in charge of planning the shipment for an individual/company to get their goods from the producer to its final destination, while a broker helps facilitates negotiation between the owner of the ship and the charterers of the ship, and the NVOCC provides all the services of a carrier under their own bill of lading.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

In order to address the reason behind the differences in transit time for FCL and LCL, we need to know the meaning of these things.

FCL stands for “Full Container Load”, and it is a scenario whereby a customer uses a whole container to ship his cargo, while an LCL which stands for “Less Than Container Load” is a scenario in which one container is being shared by multiple shippers to ship their cargos. Having established this, the reason behind the differences in transit time for FCL and LCL is that there’s a straightforward shipping route for the container of an FCL user while the container for LCL users is meant to visit different locations. As a result, LCL transit time is longer than FCL.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

Three Men And A Truck can help you ship a container from anywhere in the world to Albania:

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

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

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

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 Chris@threemenandatruck.net

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