Cost of Shipping a Container to Central African Republic

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Central African Republic?

Central African Republic Container Shipping Cost
Central African Republic Container Shipping Cost

There are numerous things that can go wrong on the shipping voyages. Significant damage to goods in the container, losing the items to irresponsible handling, disruptions in the shipping routes, etc., are few names on a big list. Three Men And A Truck provides an easy solution for these problems by offering meticulous shipping services to the Central African Republic at affordable rates. Our international shipment liaisons are fully insured for a satisfying and secured client experience, from packing to unloading.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

There are multiple factors determining the final cost of a shipping assignment. Most people take only the volume or weight of the goods and the journey distance into account and calculate a wrong estimate for shipping of their container. It also depends on your choice of transport, the destination port in the Republic, and the time of the year (whether it’s peak season or the offseason).

If you want to keep the costs minimal, avoid shipping your container during the peak season that lasts from August to September every year. The charges you will pay during the peak season are almost double to off-season costs.

Which size of shipping container works best for me?

If your shipping container is not concluding industrial moves, then there are basically two types of container sizes you can pick from – 20-foot and 40-foot. Needless to say, the 40ft container has more space that can easily hold the furniture or goods of a four-bedroom house or more. The smaller 20ft container is about the size of a single garage and can fit the contents of a three-bedroom house or 200 full-sized mattresses, for example. If no heavy vehicles are included in your list of items, you can comfortably go with the 20ft container.

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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 Central African Republic of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1997
40 ft Container$2403

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to Central African Republic.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$175/CBM
Personal Effects$895
Household Goods$1175
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Central African Republic services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$1175
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2907
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$3305
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4105

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$2907
SUV (Container)$2987
Sedan via RORO$1653
SUV via RORO$1734

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

You have two options to ship your container to the Central African Republic – through air or sea. The air freighting options are available, but they are very limited and expensive. If the urgency is not an issue, you can use the economical alternative of sea freighting to get your container shipped to the Bangui port.

Additional Shipping Costs

There are some additional shipping costs that you should take note of:

  • Custom duties and taxes
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance for the container and goods inside

You can pass on the insurance for your goods but not for the container. Most container rental companies will lease you the container with the conditions that will require you to have it insured beforehand. If you decide to insure your goods, make sure to get one that will extend the protection to the new location they are shipping.

What’s next?

After checking out all the aspects involved in shipping your container to CAR, it’s time to get a free quote on the pricing. Head to the Three Men And A Truck website and fill the form or call on (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

If the container is loaded to its maximum capacity, the weight of the cargo must be distributed as evenly as possible over the floor area. This prevents the weight from being concentrated in a particular part of the floor area, increasing the chances of damage. Putting this into consideration, a 20ft container can carry a maximum weight of 44,000 lbs. and a 40ft container can carry a maximum of 44,500 lbs. This is based on an average. Individual carrying capacities of shipping containers can be determined by reading the tag on the door of containers placed by manufacturers.

What Types of Goods Are Restricted/Prohibited from being Shipped to the Central African Republic?

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited from being shipped into the country. If you desire to import substantial quantities, a permit will have to be obtained. Restricted items are dogs, cats, foreign currency, weapons, ammunition, cameras, and film.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

The bill of lading is a required document to move a freight shipment. The bill of lading functions as a receipt of freight services, a contract between a freight carrier and shipper, and a document of title for the receiver of the cargo. The bill of lading is a legally binding document providing the carrier with all the details needed to process the freight shipment and invoice it correctly. It also contains special instructions for the storage and transportation of specific items.

I Lost the Bill of Lading. What Can I Do?

Shipping documents get missing or destroyed from time to time but, is it the end of the world if the original bill of lading gets missing? There are things that can be done if the bill of lading has been lost. However, these steps can be strenuous. They are:

1. Placing an advert in the local press stating that the original bill of lading has been lost or nullified.
2. A court order advising the carrier to deliver the goods to the owner of the goods for an amount determined by the court.
3. A letter of indemnity indemnifying the carrier from any liability under the outstanding original bill of lading.
4. Attaching a bank guarantee to the letter of indemnity to strengthen the legality of it. 

What Kind of Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to the Central African Republic?

The type of taxes and duties you may pay depends on what you are shipping to the country. Duty-free items are usually small packages that arrive by air transportation. Other duty-free items include printing materials, books, dictionaries, maps, and other printed items. Textiles and wheat flour are also duty-free items. None duty-free items are categorized into 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, and 30% tariff categories depending on the item. For example, there is a 10% tariff on petroleum products and a 30% tariff on cigarettes.  

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

First, cargo insurance is a necessary expense of conducting business with a transportation, logistics, or shipping company. Consider the consequence of forgoing this type of coverage. Cargo insurance is important because it protects against extensive damage or loss due to outside circumstances or external forces beyond the control of the shipper. A sweet spot for insurance coverage is when the insurance premium is less than the cost of replacing the product if it got lost or damaged.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

The very nature of LCL (consolidation of several shippers’ goods, processing multiple sets of documents per container, sorting goods per customer upon unloading) leads to longer transit times. This, however, is being tackled with certain express LCL shipping methods. So, the transit times of LCL aren’t consistently longer than FCL anymore. Still, in most cases, FCL shipping times are shorter because there is less paperwork and one destination for the cargo.

How Much Space Is Required to Receive a Home Delivery of a Shipping Container?

Normally, 20-foot storage containers require about 60 or more feet of clearance space. This is to help the delivery crew maneuver the container to a convenient position. 40-foot containers require about 100-150 feet or more. The total space you need will depend on the container size, type of truck, and equipment required. The service may need to use a forklift or crane to unload the container if there’s not enough space. This delivery method will cost you more than a basic truck delivery.

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

Yes, you can track your container while it is in transit. Most shipping companies offer tracking services. You should request tracking services as it gives you peace of mind knowing that the cargo is progressing towards its intended destination.


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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