Cost of Shipping a Container to Chad

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

Chad Container Shipping Cost
Chad Container Shipping Cost

Three Men and A Truck extensively operate in the Central African countries and is your best bet to ship your container to Chad. The ports in Chad support both air freighting and sea freighting options. It is ultimately the owner’s decision to choose between them and get the best possible deal out of numerous options available. However, there are many other factors to consider too, and they are discussed at length below.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

There are five primary factors that determine the pricing of any shipping assignment. Along with the weight or volume of the shipment and type of transporting, other aspects like total distance covered, destination port in Chad, and time of the year the shipping happens also contribute to the final cost.

Chad does not have a coastline, and all the containers arriving through sea freight come to the port of Douala in Cameroon. From there, the inland shipping routes are employed to enter Chad from the port of N’Djamena. If you want to save a lot of time and a few bucks on distance miles, the air freighting options are a more likely choice.

Which size of shipping container works best for me?

The two major options you have while choosing a container are 20ft and 40ft. The 20ft containers are suitable for housing the furnishings of three bedrooms or six two-wheeler vehicles. If you are also exporting a car, then we suggest you go with the 40ft containers.

If the item load consists of only a few boxes, you can also opt for a part-load shipment or “Less Than Container Load”, where you can share the space of a single container with other people.

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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 Chad of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1995
40 ft Container$2407

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$175/CBM
Personal Effects$894
Household Goods$1172
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$1177
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2909
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$3303
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4104

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$2927
SUV (Container)$2997
Sedan via RORO$1655
SUV via RORO$1744

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

The two common types of freight transportation are sea freight and air freight. As we have discussed earlier, the better option to transport your container to Chad is air shipping. However, even after considering the extra distance miles, sea freight is still far cheaper than the cheapest air freighting option. So, if the time is not a constraint, we suggest you choose from the sea shipping options.

Additional Shipping Costs

There are some other costs involved in shipping your container to Chad:

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

Make sure to verify your shipment deal and check if they are offering you a port-to-port rate or a door-to-door rate. The deal on the former rate will only deliver the container to the destination port, and then you will figure out a bunch of logistics yourself to deliver your stuff to its ultimate destination. A full door-to-door service will save you the effort and any inland delivery charges.

What’s next?

Now that you know the variables involved in shipping a container to Chad, you can make an informed decision on choosing a good shipping company. To get an affordable quote on our services, fill the form on our website or call on (888) 908-6496 anytime.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Required When Shipping to Chad?

The documents required must be filed with the Ministry of Industrial and Commercial Development and Private Sector Promotion. The documents are:

● Commercial invoice. Four copies must be made and should preferably be in French.
● Certificate of Origin. Two copies preferably in French.
● Packing list. This should include the number and quantity per carton and be in numeric series.
● Bill of lading.

For specific items, two other documents are required. A Halal certificate, which states that frozen or fresh meat came from an animal that was slaughtered according to Islamic law must accompany the meat. Another additional document is a special permit for the import of pharmaceuticals.

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

A Non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) is a cargo consolidator who does not own any vessel but acts as a carrier legally by accepting the required responsibilities of a carrier who issues his own bill of lading. NVOCCs have been mistaken for freight forwarders for years. A freight forwarder is a company that arranges transportation of items on behalf of individuals or a firm. The forwarder assumes responsibility for the items to reach the destination. Freight forwarders can work in tandem with NVOCC but can’t exist as their own entity because they don’t have their own carriers or even containers. A broker is an individual that establishes and closes deals between shippers and carriers. Brokers are used when the carrier doesn’t want to be involved in the details of negotiation with shipping clients.

What Types of Goods Are NOT Allowed into Chad?

The country has a list of items that aren’t allowed into the country. If they must come in, special permits have to accompany them. Also, there are other items that have to be regulated by quantity. These items are Arms and munitions, pornography, narcotics, illicit drugs and explosives, and Charcoal. Animals brought into the country must have proof of vaccination.

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

Shipping taxes are fixed-rate levies placed on all items imported or exported out of a country. They are set by the government of the country and aren’t dependent on the type of item being imported. They are set to generate revenue from international trade and to fund the customs authority of the country. Shipping duties, on the other hand, are tariffs placed on specific items by a government to protect the country’s economy. They aren’t uniform as they are item-specific. 

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

Chad applies the Common External Tariff (CET). This tariff can be broken down into the Community Integration Levy (TCI), the Organization for Harmonization of Business Laws in Africa (OHADA) levy, and the Community Integration Contribution (CCI). These charges amount to 1.45% of the import value. Additional levies include 0.4 percent Community Preference Levy (TPC) on fish, meat, dairy, and other animal products; Advance Corporation Tax (IS) or Personal Income Tax (IRPP) of 4 percent of import value; and the Rural Intervention Fund (FIR) duty of 1-4 percent on agricultural products.

Are Shipping Containers Properly Ventilated and Watertight?

The general answer is yes, shipping containers are properly ventilated and watertight. However, ventilation might vary from container to container as some are designed to carry livestock and plants while others are just general-purpose containers. It is advisable to inspect the container to see if its ventilation is optimal. All modern containers are water-tight with seals blocking the influx of water. This is important to protect the contents of the container from water as it is transported by sea. However, as a container ages, it begins to lose some of its seals. This makes inspection important for used shipping containers.

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

Ideally, it should take less than a week for cargo to clear customs at the port. The reality is quite different. Depending on the item being imported and the accuracy of documentation, cargo can spend weeks at the port. Sometimes, political factors and security challenges can affect the clearance time of cargo in the country. This makes calculating the time for clearance of items quite difficult.

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

For the safety of your property, and documentation, you need to be present when the container is being delivered. It is good if you are present to inspect the condition of the container you ordered and see if it meets your requirements. Delivering the container might also come with space challenges that will require you to make more room for the container. Certain companies, however, allow their clients to be absent when the container is being delivered.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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