Cost Of Shipping A Container To Argentina

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

Argentina Container Shipping Cost
Argentina Container Shipping Cost

The logistics involved in shipping a container overseas are enough to give most people a headache. That’s where Three Men And A Truck comes in. If you are looking to ship a container to Argentina, or other countries, we’ll help you understand all the charges and costs associated so you don’t have to get an international business degree just to understand the process. Let’s take a look at the different variables in terms of cost.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

The big 5 you’ll be looking at are distance, size of cargo (charged by volume or weight), time of the year, destination, and method of transportation. The cost of the size of cargo is directly connected to the way you choose to transport it. Air travel, for instance, charges by weight while sea freight focuses on volume.

The main port in Argentina is the Port of Buenos Aires, so that’s where your freight will most likely go through. You can check what kind of fees and taxes will be charged in that case. The time of the year is important because of higher demand in some months. You’ll want to avoid shipping between August and October as those are considered the peak shipping season.

Which Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

If you are moving an amount of items equivalent to a 3 bedroom home, you’ll want a 20ft container. Anything bigger and you’ll need a 40ft one. If you are moving a car, the 20ft container has enough space for it but you won’t be able to pack much of anything else. You’ll want your items to be pretty tightly packed up together, as anything moving around can end up damaging your belongings.

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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 Argentina of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$580
40 ft Container$670

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods$310
Personal Effects$270
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$260
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1250
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$1950
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2500

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1250
SUV (Container)$1300
Sedan via RORO$690
SUV via RORO$760

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

Depending on where you are shipping from there are several options you could take. If you are in a country that has a land connection to Argentina, you could opt for truck or train freight. If that’s not an option, you can still go for sea or air freight. Sea freight tends to take significantly longer, but it’s about 5 times cheaper than air freight.

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

No matter where you are shipping, you’ll want to consider getting insurance. International shipping is more secure than it has ever been, but it doesn’t mean that nothing can happen to your belongings. It’s a no-brainer to get some kind of coverage. Insurance rates are usually based on the monetary value of your items, and not on the volume or weight.

What’s Next?

And that’s all of the critical information related to the price that you need to be aware of. One thing you still need to do before you get started is getting a price quote. We can offer you a reliable quote that’s also free. Simply fill out our web form or call us at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Argentina?

The following are a list of documents you are expected to have in your shipment to Argentina:

• Commercial Invoice: You need an original copy and three photocopies of this.
• Bill of Lading: You as well need at least a copy of this for custom purposes.
• Packing List (It is not necessarily required for identical commodities or in bulk.
• Insurance certificate
• Certificate of Origin

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Argentina?

The prohibited and restricted items to Argentina are as follows: Alcohol beverages, animal skin, animal products, artwork, Specific food additives and colorants, clocks or watches, cosmetics, coffee, diskettes, eyes glasses, and contacts, etc. In addition, the following commodities are liable to thorough inspection and being subjected to DJIA requirements. If these items do not meet the requirements, they will be returned to their shippers. Items such as cameras, cell phones, laptops, medicine, and pharmaceutical products are all restricted products in Argentina.

How Long Does It Take for Cargo to Clear Customs in Argentina?

To clear cargo with customs in Argentina takes about 48 hours. However, if you have very sensitive items in your cargo, it could take as long as ten days before you are cleared. In Argentina, there’s a classification system that is related to goods inspection.

At the green stage, it means custom clearance took place without inspecting physically. At the orange stage, only the documents are inspected while at the last stage, both goods and documents are inspected.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

Generally, FCL is very fast, unlike LCL. This is because it doesn’t require stopping at various destinations. FCL is more suitable for cargo that needs a higher level of security and has a very low damage risk. However, LCL is very much suitable for small-volume shipments.

Businesses with smaller orders should preferably make use of LCL. FCL means Full Container Load while LCL means Less than Container Load.

Do I Need to Be Present When My Container Is Delivered?

The answer is simple. You have to be there when your container is delivered. Our team of experts will handle your items professionally and ensure they get delivered safely. Hence, you have to be there when your container is delivered. This will enable you to ascertain if your expectations are fulfilled and also allow you to sign for the delivery to be completed.

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

Of course, you can. A container tracking system opens you up to the possibilities of knowing where your container is at each point in time. Three Men And A Truck offers this service and provides you with a tracking system to monitor your goods.

Do I Have To Pay Taxes, Duties, or Fees While Shipping To Argentina?

Argentina makes use of the common external tariff (CET) which ranges from 0% to 20% of all products.

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

Shipping Duties are like a tariff or tax that carriers pay when they transport goods from international destinations. This is paid in Argentina to control how goods flow into and out of the country. Taxes however have to be paid on all goods that are being imported or exported.

Are All Shipping Containers Waterproof and Retain Ventilation?

Most shipping containers can withstand moisture. There are different ways by which you can create ventilation in your shipping containers yourself. Three Men And A Truck wouldn’t even let you go through the stress of finding a suitable container for your shipping because we would do it all for you.

How Important Is It To Get Insurance For My Cargo?

Making sure your cargo is insured is preventing and protecting yourself against all unforeseen circumstances that might want to wreck you and your business. You need to do this to also protect yourself from inevitable losses that may occur during transportation.

I Want My Container Delivered To My Home. How Much Space Do I Need?

To receive a container in your home, you need to be very conscious of the space you have available. You need about 50 to 60 ft of space in a straight line for a container of 20ft, while you need a space of 100 to 120ft space for a container of 40 ft.

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

An NVOCC offers the services of a carrier using their own bill of lading.

Freight Forwarders are more like agents since they help their clients to identify shipping routes that are best for their clients to transport or ship their goods.

Taking the position of an intermediary between a shipper and a freight service provider is a broker. They help to facilitate information and communication between the shipper and the carrier.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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

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