Cost Of Shipping A Container To Benin

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

Benin Container Shipping Cost
Benin Container Shipping Cost

Moving overseas is an adventure in itself, but the thought of the processes that will consume a significant amount of your time is exhausting even to consider. You must be concerned about the efficient tracking of your container, as well as the services you’ll select to ensure that it arrives securely at its destination.

Are you having trouble deciding between the various companies that can help you with everything?

Three Men And A Truck takes care of everything for you, from packing and loading valuables into our heavy-duty trucks to unloading your containers at the overseas port. Our list of serviced countries includes Benin.

What Are The Factors That Influence Container Shipping?

Several defining factors can influence your decision of shipping and possibly help you save money depending on the time of year.

  • Weight of Your Container: The precise capacity of the container is critical for it to be safely installed on the truck, avoiding any spillage. The maximum gross weight of the container should not exceed 67,200 lbs. Our experts will ensure that you stay within the Benin shipping limits during packing.
  • Distance to be Covered: The cost per mile varies greatly depending on where you transport it from and the type of containers you choose. To travel 6,275 miles between the United States and Benin, prices can range from $1,958 to $5,158.
  • Time of the Year: It is always wise to adhere to the low-cost moving seasons of the year. A long peak season can be seen around mid-August and a shorter one in mid-October. These times register high demand and container supplies are all occupied, as a result, you have to pay a lot extra than the usual rates.

What Are The Types of Transport For Relocating Your Container?

For your container, you have the option of shipping through, air, road, or train transportation. There is a weight limit for air freight, whereas shipping is more weight enduring. Though railway relocation is environmentally friendly, not every country has a flexible network. Benin doesn’t.

The ocean routes from the United States to Benin are extremely advantageous. The longest transit routes, such as those from Long Beach to Cotonou (Benin), take 72 days, while the shortest routes, such as those from Columbus, take only 4 days. Vehicles can also be shifted across the highways.

However, the choice is entirely up to you, and we can offer our unbiased advice.

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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 Benin of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1850
40 ft Container$2000

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$150/CBM
Household Goods$800
Personal Effects$580
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$800
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2800
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$3200
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3800

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$2300
SUV (Container)$2350
Sedan via RORO$800
SUV via RORO$850

What Size of Container Is Right for You?

Depending on your package requirements, our company offers a variety of container options. Dry storage containers, car carriers, insulated thermal containers, refrigerated ISO containers, and a range of other options are available.

There are two load categories based on the size of your cargo. These are :

  • Full Container (FCL): This category allows customers to book a full container for themselves. If your packages are particularly sensitive and need to be kept separate from others at the port, this is a great choice. This also allows you to transfer large amounts of material at once.
  • Less Than a Container (LCL): This is the type in which your items are shipped together with others in a single container. You are given an inventory list to follow, and as a result, it costs you less than the former.

What Other Costs Can Add Up To Your Shipping?

Peak seasons, as shown, can have a significant impact on your budget. Because the holiday season is the best time to start relocating, there is a major container and truck shortage.

You will additionally be charged an Emergency Bunker Surcharge (EBS) to compensate for any unexpected increases in fuel prices during or around your shipment. Safeguarding your belongings with insurance is also a mandatory action that can add up quickly.

Our consultants will offer you all accounting reports and additional fees in a transparent manner so that you can make an informed decision.

How Do You Get a Quote From Us?

To receive a personalized quote right away, fill out the three-step form with your starting place, destination, and dates.

Mail us at info@threemenandatruck.com

Call our toll-free number (888) 908-6496 today

We are a company that is well-equipped with all of the resources you would want during this massive process to assist you in shifting smoothly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My Container Is Being Delivered to My Home. How Much Space Is Required?

The space depends on the content of the cargo.

If you are unpacking a 20ft cargo, you need plenty of space, especially if it’s full because it has 25-28cbm. of usable space. That is equivalent to ten or eleven standard-sized pallets.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

FCL routes are straightforward. The container is not opened or modified once your items have been put inside it. As negotiated in your contract, it is promptly transshipped to the target hub port.

Many complicated procedures are involved in LCL shipping, such as dealing with several consignees, getting shipments to different ports, and reworking is required for shipments.

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

The present location of the container may be tracked at any moment as long as the shipping company provides a tracking system. You must provide the container number/Bill of lading/Booking number as well as the shipping line to track a container’s position. You can monitor a container and see where it is using any of these three references.

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

The maximum container weight varies depending on the manufacturer and material. The container’s doors and CSC plate carry capacity and measurement information.
The 20′ and 40′ dry containers, built of steel or aluminum, are the most popular. Here is the maximum weight for these container types, according to the logistics and transportation business DVS:

20ft Container

● 2.300 kg/5.071 lb. Tare Weight (Empty Shipping Container)
● 25.000 kg/ 55.126 lb.Payload (Maximum freight weight that a container can transport)

40ft Container

● 3.750 kg/8.268 lb. Tare Weight
● 27.600 kg / 61.200 lb. payload

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

Here is a quick explanation of each item:

A freight forwarder is a firm that specializes in organizing product storage and shipment on behalf of its shippers. It generally offers a comprehensive range of services, including inland transportation tracking, shipment and export documentation, storage, cargo space booking, freight negotiation, freight consolidation, cargo insurance, and insurance claim filing. Freight forwarders typically ship under their own bills of lading or air waybills (also known as house bills of lading or house air waybills).

Ship Brokers are most commonly seen in the chartering market, where they operate as a go-between between ship owners and charterers, but they may also be present in the sale and purchase market, where they negotiate between buyers and sellers of ships.

A Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) is a non-vessel-operating common carrier that provides all of the services of an ocean carrier but does not operate the boats. The NVOCC produces its own bill of lading (often referred to as a House Bill of Lading, or HBL) that contains almost identical data fields as the vessel operator’s equivalent Master Bill of Lading, each acting as a contract of carriage for separate parties.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Shipping containers are not waterproof, but they are water-resistant in the sense that they will keep out typical weather and rain/snow/precipitation for the most part. However, if the containers are immersed, they will get wet, and if they are flooded, they will get wet as well.

The majority of ISO shipping containers feature vents on the long sides, towards the top of the container wall, to allow for ventilation and decrease the possibility of moisture build-up. However, these vents must be tiny in order to prevent water from entering the container throughout its journey.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is a needed document when transporting freight. The bill of lading (BOL) serves as a freight receipt, a contract between a freight carrier and a shipper, and a title document. The bill of lading is a legally binding document that gives the driver and carrier all of the information they need to handle and charge the freight shipment appropriately.

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

International shipping, like local shipment, includes a list of prohibited products. Each country has its own export and import rules and bans.

Whenever you want to send a container to Benin, assure to first visit their official website. This will save you time and money by preventing you from packing things that may lead to delays or a raise in shipping expenses.

Here are some of the goods you may transport to Benin to give you a better idea:

● Acids
● Batteries
● Bearer Documents
● Bio Products
● Chemicals
● Corrosives
● Cosmetics
● Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
● Flammables
● Gases
● Ice, Blue
● Ice, Dry
● Ice, Wet
● Infectious Substances
● Knives
● Liquor
● Magnetized Materials
● Oxidizers
● Paints
● Perfume
● Personal Effects
● Poisons
● Precious Stones
● Radioactive products
● Shipments that require cold storage, (no storage availability)
● Toiletries


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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