Cost of Shipping a Container to Cameroon

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

Cameroon Container Shipping Cost
Cameroon Container Shipping Cost

The cost and ways of shipping a container to other countries are not always the same. The total cost of your shipment will be based on several factors, including the season, load size, and shipping services.

Three Men And A Truck is a moving company that covers many places, such as Cameroon. We offer services that ensure you that your package will arrive at its destination safe and sound.

You also have different options to send cargo to Cameroon, and you can do it without spending too much. To know more about this, here’s what you need to know about the cost of shipping to Cameroon.

How much does it cost to ship a container to Cameroon?

The cost of shipping a full container to another country is determined by several factors, like container size, destination, and shipment mode. We’ll go through each factor in detail to better help you plan and budget your international shipping costs.

  • The volume or weight of your items: The dimensions of your shipment affect the cost of shipping by sea freight. In contrast, the weight of your cargo is the most important factor in determining the cost of an air freight shipment.
  • The type of transportation will have a big effect on the shipping cost. For instance, air freight is usually more expensive and faster compared to marine freight.
  • Distance: Shipping costs are computed based on the distance between the item’s origin and its destination. If the delivery distance is too great, the delivery fee will be higher.
  • Destination Port: At the destination port, you should expect to pay import taxes and service fees. The fees may differ by country, so the entire cost is determined by the intended destination of the shipping container.
  • Time of year: International shipping, like any other industry, has peak seasons. Summer and the days following the Chinese New Year are the busiest times. During these periods, shipping costs will be higher than usual.

Other factors to consider when shipping commercial or personal items:

  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Taxes and Custom fees
  • Inspections
  • General Rate Increase
  • Storage

The peak tourist season in Cameroon is from June through August. If you plan on moving your cargo during these months, expect to pay more for shipping. Don’t be concerned about shipment delays because Cameroon has four ports that handle domestic and international freight.

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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 Cameroon of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1957
40 ft Container$2303

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$155/CBM
Personal Effects$795
Household Goods$1075
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$1075
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2807
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$3205
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4005

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$2807
SUV (Container)$2907
Sedan via RORO$1553
SUV via RORO$1634

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

You can pick between a 20ft or a 40ft container for household or commercial shipment.

A 20-foot container can hold the contents of a three-bedroom house. It has a volume of 33 cubic meters (cbm). However, the useful area is just 25-28cbm.

The 40-foot container, on the other hand, has a total capacity of 67cbm but can only hold 54-58cbm. If you have a large number of items to ship, 40-foot containers are the best option. They can include the contents of a four-bedroom house.

When moving your belongings, you are not obliged to pay for the entire container. You and other people can share the space of a single container. This shipping method is known as LCL or less than container load.

LCL is suitable for relocating the contents of a one-bedroom apartment. If you have a large number of items to ship, however, FCL (Full Container Load) or sole-use cargo is the best option.

Typically, you would pay for an entire container to ship all of your things together. This method is quicker and safer because the container will only carry your items.

Different Types of Freight Transportation

There are several options for shipping a container internationally. Each has its own pricing, benefits, and downsides.

  • Land transport: This method is commonly used in domestic and intercontinental moves. It has the advantage of being both inexpensive and quick. However, this method is restricted to destinations that can be reached by road or track.
  • Air freight: Air freight has the advantage of being exceptionally fast and efficient. It might be the better option if you’re only exporting a few boxes at a time. You can air freight your container to Cameroon. However, do note that this method is expensive.
  • Sea freight: This is the most cost-effective but time-consuming way of international shipment. Sea freight can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the route and destination.

What’s next?

Whether you’re transporting personal belongings or consumer goods, Three Men And A Truck can keep your items safe throughout the international shipping process.

To know more about how our solutions can help you streamline logistics and protect your shipment, contact us now. You can call us at (888) 908-6496, or use our web form to get a free quote.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Freight Forwarder and How Is It Different from a Broker, and an NVOCC?

Freight Forwarder is a multi-function operator who handles the movement of goods from point to point on behalf of the cargo owner. A freight forwarder ensures there is a smooth transition of cargo from the shipper to the destination including organizing all the paperwork. A broker, on the other hand, is an agent who makes sure business deals are smoothened out and finalized between shippers and carriers. Brokers get clients for specific carriers. An NVOCC (Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier) is a company or firm that offers shipping services including carrier transportation to shippers without owning a vessel. An NVOCC usually rents space on carriers and offers all the carrier documents in its name to the clients. An NVOCC usually gives a bill of lading in its name.

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

The taxes and fees you will pay when shipping to the country are dependent on the type of item. There are four categories of tariffs imposed on goods entering the country. They are:

I. Primary necessary goods: Category 1. This category has 0% tariffs
II. Raw materials and equipment goods: Category 2. These are tagged with 10% custom duties rates.
III. Intermediary and miscellaneous goods: Category 3. Items in this category get 20% fees.
IV. Fast-moving consumer goods. Category 4. These are tagged with 30% tariffs.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

The bill of lading is a document issued by a carrier to a shipper detailing the contents of a shipment including the route it will be transported through. The document details the cargo being transported, with any special instructions, and typically has the terms of the contract printed on the back of the bill. It is used as a receipt for cargo and it is proof of ownership once it gets to the destination.

What Types of Goods Am I PROHIBITED From Shipping into Cameroon?

Some items are prohibited from being imported into the country while others need to be inspected and can only be imported in controlled quantities. The following items are prohibited:

➔ Counterfeit goods
➔ Certain cooking oils
➔ Certain whisky
➔ Some insecticides
➔ Chemicals
➔ Industrial or household wastes
➔ Radioactive substances including radioactive wastes

Some other items are restricted and require special permission to be imported. They are pharmaceutical products, edible meat, explosives, and cigarette boxes. For a more comprehensive list of prohibited and restricted items for import, check the Cameroon shipping datasheet.

Is There a Difference between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Shipping duties are fees collected on imports by a country’s customs authorities. Shipping taxes are those that a country puts on all transactions done in importation and exportation. The difference between the two is that shipping duties depend on the item being imported while shipping taxes are a fixed rate and apply to every importation or exportation transaction.

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

The maximum weight that can be loaded into a container depends on the kind of container. Most 20ft containers can take a maximum load of 44,000 lbs. For 40ft containers, there is a wider range of maximum loads they can carry. For some, the maximum load is 46,000 lbs. while others go as high as 67,000 lbs. It all depends on the make of the container.

How Long Does It Take for Cargo to be Cleared by Customs in Cameroon?

It can take from a week to many weeks depending on the backlog of uncleared cargo available. Long clearance times are common during peak shipping periods.

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

If a container is being delivered to your home, make sure you have a sizable front yard because a 20ft container will occupy a space of 160 square feet while a 40ft container will occupy a 320 square feet space. You can use simple tape to measure the length and width of your front or backyard and multiply to see the available space you have.

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

In most cases, you can track your container as it is shipped. The availability of tracking is usually stated in the agreement for shipping. It is advisable not to ship your items with companies that provide no form of tracking.

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

Yes, you need to be present when a container is being delivered. It is important so you can inspect the container and confirm that it meets your requirements. It is also good you are there to finalize the documentation of delivery of a container. The third reason is space. If you need to take your car out of the driveway to make room, it will be important that you’re available.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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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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