Cost Of Shipping A Container To Bangladesh

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

Bangladesh Container Shipping Cost
Bangladesh Container Shipping Cost

In the course of shipping your products across the border, you may encounter certain difficulties. You may be required to provide legal documentation, secure permits, and once your cargo reaches the border, it will have to go through a customs house. An Inspector will also go through the items contained in the shipment before it’s allowed into the country. All these shouldn’t scare you because an experienced company like Three Men And A Truck can assist you in shipping your container to Bangladesh.

You have come to the right place if you’ve been looking for a way to ship your container. This guide will walk you through the cost involved in shipping a container to Bangladesh and the factors affecting it.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

There are 5 crucial factors to be considered when determining the cost of shipping a container. They include the traveling distance, volume or weight of your goods, means of transportation, destination port fees, and time of the year.

You might be a little surprised at the last one, but there’s a peak season when it comes to international shipments. This can start in Mid-August (summer) with a smaller one between January and February. The increased demand for services during these times can have an inflated effect on your costs.

Which Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

There are varieties of shipping containers, but it’s likely that you’ll be utilizing a 20ft or a 40ft holder for your items. 20ft compartments can commonly hold the substance of three rooms, with 40ft compartments holding twofold that sum. You can ship a car in a 20ft container, but there won’t be space left for any other thing. You should consider the 40ft container if you’re shipping a vehicle and other additional items.

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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 Bangladesh of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1250
40 ft Container$1850

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$58/CBM
Household Goods$580
Personal Effects$400
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$500
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2000
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2500
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3800

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1850
SUV (Container)$1920
Sedan via RORO$939
SUV via RORO$1050

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

The method of transportation you’ll utilize will depend on how you want your shipment to move. It is also dependent on overseas shipping. You’ll need to confirm if the shipping is done port to port or you have full house-to-house service.

You may require sea or air cargo transportation in most cases. Sea is slower but much more affordable. If you’re particular about speed, make use of air freight. Bear in mind that weight is a major concern over volume for air shipping.

Air freight offers the fastest way to transport goods to Bangladesh, though it is the most expensive form of international shipping.

Additional Shipping Costs

The following are additional shipping costs you should take note of:

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

Shipping to Bangladesh implies the load can be picked up at the port or air terminal effortlessly, at least in terms of distance to them. You should in any case think about door-to-door services if you don’t have a means of taking your things to the ultimate location.

What’s Next?

We hope this has been of help in enabling you to understand shipping costs better. Now all you need to get started is a price quote. Simply fill out our web form or call us at (888) 908-6496 to get a free one from us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Bangladesh?

Are you traveling to Bangladesh for its raw and untouched-by-civilization nature? Or are you just shipping some goods to your relatives or product purchasers? Well, before you start packing your stuff and shipping them directly to Bangladesh, you need to know the basic details about what needs to be collected and presented to the Bangladesh customs departments.

The necessary documents when shipping to Bangladesh are a letter of credit authorization form, a bill of lading or airway bill, a commercial invoice or packing list, and a certificate of origin.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

We have all experienced running for an errand into a grocery store, right? And we always receive a list of our purchased items afterward. That’s how a Bill of Lading works.

The Bill of Lading is a document drafted by a carrier that certifies the receipt of the goods, their current state/condition, and their destination. This document is a must in any kind of international shipment.

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

The Import Policy Order is the primary legislative tool governing customs tariffs.  Tariffs are a significant source of government revenue, which dramatically complicates efforts to lower tariff rates. Bangladesh levies tariffs at four primary levels of imported goods and publishes the applied rates on the Bangladesh Customs website.

Generators, information technology equipment, raw cotton, textile machinery, certain types of machinery used in irrigation and agriculture, animal feed for the poultry industry, certain drugs, medical equipment, and raw materials imported for use in specific sectors are generally exempt from tariffs.  Samples in reasonable quantities can be carried by passengers during travel and are not subject to surcharges; however, models are subject to taxes if sent by courier.

The average Most Favored Nation (MFN) tariff rate is 14.0 percent, with average rates for agricultural products higher than for industrial goods.  The maximum MFN applied rate is 25 percent.  Products subject to rates of from 5 to 25 percent include general input items, essential raw materials, and intermediate and finished goods. 

Bangladesh provides concessions for the import of capital machinery and equipment, as well as for specified inputs and parts, which makes determinations of tariff rates a complex and non-transparent process. 

Other charges applicable to imports are an advance income tax of 5 percent; a value-added tax of zero to 15 percent, with exemptions for input materials previously mentioned; and a supplementary duty of zero to 500 percent, which applies to luxury items such as cigarettes, alcohol, and perfume.

Bangladesh has abolished excise duties on all locally produced goods and services, with certain exceptions. 

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

The Import Policy Order 2015-18 was introduced by the Government of Bangladesh back on February 15, 2016. The Import Policy Order 2015-18 emphasized easing the imports of raw materials for use in export-oriented industries. The country of origin must be noted on all products, product packaging, or containers.

However, for imports of coal, cotton, aluminum, and export-oriented garment and industrial-related raw materials, the country of origin is not required. Nuclear radiation tests are mandatory for imported milk, dairy, edible oil, vegetable seeds, grains, and other food products.

How Long Does It Take for Cargo to Clear Customs on Bangladesh?

We know that you want your container to arrive and be received in Bangladesh within a day or less, but you should know that it would take five to seven days for your cargo to clear customs in their country. That’s why if you are shipping some perishable items, please take note of the duration of customs checking.

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

Since you will be required to sign for the delivery of the container, and any other necessary documents, your presence is needed. Plus, you should be there to give any instructions necessary for the unloading of the container, in case there’s any special requirements.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Unfortunately, sometimes containers can get lost, destroyed, or even stolen. You should get some form of insurance coverage to avoid having to deal with the headaches that come with sorting out liability for damages. To prevent paying for additional costs, ensure that you have your Bill of Lading with you to protect the cargo against inevitable losses. In the event of failure, a cargo insurance policy indemnifies the cargo interest. Most cargo insurance policies are underwritten on an “all-risk basis.” This means that the insured is covered for risk of loss or damage except for those risks that are expressly excluded in the policy, such as loss or damage due to willful destruction of the goods by the insured or the inherent vice of the goods.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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