Cost Of Shipping A Container To Burkina Faso

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso Container Shipping Cost
Burkina Faso Container Shipping Cost

You are ready to start a new life in Burkina Faso, or you need to send bulky items over there using a shipping container. The first question that might spring to your mind is, “How much is this going to cost me?” At Three Men And A Truck, we offer international shipping services to many countries, including Burkina Faso.  Our rates are transparent, and we are always happy to tell you how we arrived at the price. We promise that no hidden charges will be added to your total.

Factors that affect the cost of shipping

When you plan to ship a container, the information on the factors that affect the cost will prove helpful. The more detailed information you have, the better your chance to create a plan that keeps the price at a minimum. Here are the five major factors that affect the cost of shipping a container to Burkina Faso:

  • The destination port.
  • The items’ weight and volume.
  • The time of the year.
  • The transport type.
  • The distance.

The shipping industry has two seasons where activities peak. The holiday retail peak season leads to a rise in shipping activities from August to September. The 15-day Chinese New Year that falls between January and February spurs another peak season. Since the market sets the prices, shipping during the high season is costly.

Once you are done selecting the shipping date, remember that costs vary depending on the destination port. The authorities at every port charge differently based on regulations and prevailing conditions.

If you feel like there is too much information to track, remember that the experts at Three Men And A Truck are here to ease your mind. We will guide you on what information is relevant and help you develop a shipping plan with the best value.

Other secondary factors will affect the cost of shipping:

  • Inspections: If your luggage is selected for inspection, that will mean additional charges to your bill.
  • Customs fees: The officials in Burkina Faso will charge you for importing a container into the country.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): The rate increases based on shipping operation costs.
  • Insurance: Settle your mind by purchasing insurance if anything happens to your items during the shipping process. 
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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 Burkina Faso of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1762
40 ft Container$1967

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$125/CBM
Personal Effects$745
Household Goods$599
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$745
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2907
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$3305
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4205

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$2256
SUV (Container)$2303
Sedan via RORO$1257
SUV via RORO$1325

Which size of shipping container works best for me?

When selecting a container size for your shipping needs, you want to ensure it is the right size. Here are two simple tips:

  • 20 ft container: suitable for typical 1-br, 2br, and 3-br houses.
  • 40 ft container: suitable for anything above 3br.

Once you have chosen your preferred container size, you can now select one of the two available load options:

  1. Less Than Container Load (LCL) Option: This allows you to split the cost of shipping with other parties to share the container.
  2. Full Container Load (FCL) Option: Only your items go into the container, which means you incur the container’s total cost.

Understanding the different types of freight transportation

The chosen type of freight transport will also impact the cost of shipping a container to Burkina Faso. Here are your options:

  1. Cargo Plane: Fast delivery within 2-4 business days. The price is relatively high compared to transport by sea.
  2. Sea Freight: Cost-effective and relatively fewer carbon emissions. Delivery times to Burkina Faso range from 2 to 8 weeks. 

What’s next?

At Three Men And A Truck, our capable team is always available and ready to guide you on the next steps. You can call our toll-free number (888) 908-6496, and a representative will generate a quote for you. Alternatively, visit our website and fill out your details for a free quote. Keep your property safe and your moving costs low with Three Men And A Truck.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Tell Me What a Bill of Lading Is?

It’s a document issued by a carrier to the shipper that details the type, quantity, and destination of the shipment. It also serves as the shipment receipt and it must accompany the shipment at all times, signed by an authorized representative from the carrier, shipper, and receiver.

I Lost My Bill of Lading. What Should I Do?

If this is the case, you must secure a court order which advises the carrier to deliver the shipment to the title-holder. You must also receive a letter of indemnity indemnifying the carrier against liability under the outstanding bill.

Does Burkina Faso Have Goods I’m NOT Allowed To Ship?

In general, you cannot ship items like hazardous materials such as gasoline, lighter fluid, charcoal, motor oil, propane tanks, scuba tank paint, paint thinner, fertilizer, ammonia, fireworks, fire extinguishers, guns, and ammunition. Things of high value such as jewelry, important documents, and sentimental items should not be included in the container. Perishable food items are also not recommended, as well as plants.

Specifically, there are some items you cannot bring into Burkina Faso. Below are the items you cannot ship to the country:

• Drugs
• Food
• Knives
• Lithium Metal Batteries
• Medicine
• Military Equipment
• Spices
• Personal Effects
• Pharmaceuticals
• Products Made in Iran
• Weapons

What Are the Documents Needed When Shipping to Burkina Faso?

All shipments going to Burkina Faso must provide the following documents:

• Bill of Lading;
• Shipping Delivery Order;
• Commercial Invoice;
• Packing List;
• Import Permit;
• Customs Import Declaration; and
• Certificate of Origin.

There are also additional documents and government permission needed for specific products. Below are examples of additional documentation that may be applicable:

• Health Certificate
• Ingredients Certificate
• Inspection Certificate
• Pre-Shipment Inspection certificate
• Phytosanitary Certificate/quarantine certificate
• Radiation Certificate
• Electronic Export Information
• Certificate of Health or Sanitation
• Generic Certificateof Origin
• Dangerous Goods Certificate
• Fisheries Certificate
• Fumigation Certificate
• Halal Certificate
• Dock Receipt and Warehouse Receipt
• ISPM 15 (Wood Packaging) Marking certificate
• Product manual or Product catalog
• Certified Engineer’s Report
• Chartered engineer’s certificate
• Product specification certificate

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

Shipping taxes are government fees placed upon imported goods. Consumption tax is still applied to all items imported to the destination country.

Shipping duties are a type of tax on cross-border that are collected by customs as government revenue and to protect local industries.

What Kind of Taxes or Fees Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to Burkina Faso?

Unless specified all goods imported to Burkina Faso are subjected to the following charges:

• Customs duties: 5% on CIF;
• Import Taxes (DFI): 4% to 9%, 26% or 32%, on CIF;
• Import Statistical Tax (TAX): 4% on CIF;
• Communal Solidarity Levies (PCS): 0.5% on CIF,
• Special Intervention Tax (TSI): 1%;
• Value Added Tax (VAT): 10 to 15%.

According to ICDT-OIC, Batteries, polyethylene bags, tomato purée, eggs, tiles, inner tubes, tires, wheat flour, frozen sea fish, bicycle spare parts are subject to a sliding scale protection tax (TDP).

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

You will need about 50’ of clearance for the delivery of a 20’ container. The containers are 8’ wide so you will need a minimum of 10’ of width clearance so that the trailer will have enough space to drop off your container. For a 40’ container, you will need around double the 20’ container’s measurements.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

It is important to ensure your cargo because once it is insured, you and your cargo will be well-protected from damages and other unprecedented situations that may arise during the shipment process. Even if you refuse to insure your items, most container rental companies will usually require you to ensure the container. International shipments are complicated processes and you never know what may happen. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

To know why their transit times differ, we first understand the difference between FCL and LCL.

Full Cargo Load (FCL) is when a consumer chooses to utilize the whole container. The client is responsible for packing and unpacking the container at the point of origin and destination.

Less Than Cargo Load (LCL) is when multiple customers’ items are shipped in one container. In this type of cargo load, the shipping line is responsible for packing and unpacking the goods for the customers.

Once shipped, the FCL shipment will reach the destination in one route without being reworked due to it being owned by only one consumer. This way, it will reach its destination faster than an LCL cargo which will have to stop at multiple ports due to it having items from different consumers with different intended destinations. Remember this distinction when planning your future shipment.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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