Cost of Shipping a Container to Cape Verde

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Cape Verde?

Cape Verde Container Shipping Cost
Cape Verde Container Shipping Cost

The price and mode of transport for moving a container to another country are not always the same. Your shipment’s entire cost will be determined by various factors, including the season, load size, and shipping options.

Three Men And A Truck is a moving company that serves various countries, including Cape Verde. We guarantee that your package will arrive safely at its destination.

How much does it cost to ship a container to Cape Verde?

Several factors affect the cost of moving a full container to another country, including container size, destination, and transportation method. We’ll go through each element in-depth to help you plan and budget for overseas shipping costs. These elements are:

  • The volume or weight of your items: The dimensions of your shipment affects the cost of sea freight shipping. On the other hand, the weight of your cargo is the main factor in calculating the cost of an air freight shipment. 
  • The mode of transportation will have a huge bearing on the shipping cost. Sea freight, for example, is typically less expensive but slower than air freight.
  • Distance: Shipping costs are calculated depending on the distance between the origin and destination of the item. The delivery price will probably be higher if the delivery distance is too great.
  • Destination Port: You would probably pay import taxes and service costs at the destination port. Because the fees vary by country, the total cost is governed by the shipping container’s intended destination.
  • Season: International shipping, like any other industry, has high and low seasons. The busiest seasons are the summer and the days after the Chinese New Year. Shipping costs will be higher than usual during these months.

 Other factors to consider when shipping commercial or personal items:

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

Peak seasons in Cape Verde occur between November and June. So, if you’re shipping during those months, expect to pay higher freight rates because ports will be receiving a high volume of exports and imports.

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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 Cape Verde of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1075
40 ft Container$1530

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$65/CBM
Personal Effects$430
Household Goods$595
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$595
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1670
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2640
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3604

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1860
SUV (Container)$1970
Sedan via RORO$1157
SUV via RORO$1225

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

A three-bedroom house can be packed inside a 20-foot container. Its volume is 33 cubic meters (cbm), but only 25-28cbm is the usable area. If you don’t know how much space that is, it can fit about 100 washing machines.

In comparison, the 40-foot container has a total capacity of 67cbm but can only hold 54-58cbm. If you need to ship a significant number of things, 40-foot containers are the best choice. They can contain everything in a four-bedroom house.

You are not required to pay for the whole container when transporting your possessions. You can share a container with other people. This type of shipment is known as LCL or less than container load.

LCL is ideal for moving the items of a one-bedroom apartment. If you need to ship a huge amount of items, FCL (Full Container Load) or sole-use cargo is the best option.

Usually, you would pay for a whole container to ship all of your belongings. Because the container will only transport your belongings, this method is both faster and safer.

Different Types of Freight Transportation

There are various choices for international container shipping. Each has its own pricing, advantages, and disadvantages.

  • Land transport: This mode of transportation is often utilized in both domestic and international moves. It has the advantage of being both cheap and fast. This method, however, is limited to places that can be reached by road or track.
  • Air freight has the benefit of being extremely quick and efficient. If you’re only exporting a few boxes at a time, this might be the preferable option. You can ship your container to Cape Verde by air. However, keep in mind that this method is costly.
  • Sea freight is the least expensive but most time-consuming method of international shipment. Depending on the route and destination, sea freight might take anywhere from several days to a couple of weeks.

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

A freight forwarder is a firm or business that specializes in arranging the shipping and storage of cargo on behalf of a shipper. A freight forwarder usually arranges inland transportation, documents needed for international shipping, among other things. The firm usually uses its bill of lading to transport the cargo to associates at the destination before it is transported to the client. A broker is an intermediary who attempts to seal a deal between a shipowner and a charterer. Brokers attempt to make the business transaction possible and smooth. They usually get a percentage of the deal as payment. NVOCC stands for Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier and they carry out all the carrier duties without actually shipping the cargo. They do it on behalf of the carrier, and then rent portions of the carrier’s shipping space to transport the clients’ cargo.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A Bill of Lading is a required document provided by a carrier to a shipper detailing a type of shipment, quantity, and the destination of the shipment. The document serves three main functions. It serves as a contract, a shipment receipt, and specifies the title of ownership of the cargo. One of the key importance of BOL is to ensure the delivery of goods to the importer and the receipt of payment by the exporter. It must accompany any cargo being shipped internationally.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Cabo Verde?

There are items that cannot be shipped with the regular permit into the country. They are alcoholic beverages, knives that aren’t cutlery, flammable objects, chemicals, credit cards, airplane tickets, poisons, precious stones, medicines, and weapons. These items aren’t under the automatic license and must be licensed separately to be shipped into the country.

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

Import duties are generally calculated on an ad-valorem basis. Ad-valorem means based on the value of the product. In addition to the duties above, imported products are subject to a Value Added Tax and Special Consumption Tax, which apply to specific goods. Tariffs range from 0% to 35% of the value of the product depending on the category the product falls in. For more information check the Cabo Verde official tariff sheet. The standard tax of the country is 15% for all purchases and that also applies to cargo. 

How Important Is Insurance for My Cargo?

Although insurance in cargo transportation is usually looked down upon, its importance cannot be over-emphasized. If a shipping company provides no insurance, the company might incur financial loss due to damage or loss of cargo. If the agreement with the client includes prepayment, the client will take the financial loss. This is why insurance is important for all parties involved as it makes the liability more bearable. Insurance gives protection against financial loss from damage due to wrong packaging, loss of cargo, abandonment of shipment, invasion, dishonesty of employees, damage due to collision among other things. 

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

It depends on what is being shipped. If it is a standard declaration, the minimum time is usually five days and the maximum is 16 days. If it is an advanced declaration, it ranges from three to six days. Most carriers use advance declaration because it involves declaring the characteristics of the cargo before the shipment is inspected. This saves time and reduces the time of clearance. 

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

The reason for this difference in transit times is embedded in both types of shipping. FCL involved a single shipper who owns all the cargo in the container. This means that the bill of lading and other documents are for a single client and are heading to a single destination. LCL on the other hand has numerous clients’ items in a single container and each has to be cleared at the port individually before they are sent to their various destinations. This makes FCL shipments arrive at their destinations quicker than LCL shipments. 

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

If a container is being delivered to your home, knowing the size of the container is very important. There are two common sizes of shipping containers and they are the 20ft and 40ft containers. Both sizes are 8ft in height. The area a 20ft container will occupy is 160 square feet. A 40ft container will occupy a 320 square feet space. So, measure your front or backyard and see if it can contain a container. To help you, most front lawns of average-sized homes can easily accommodate a 20ft container.


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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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