Cost of Shipping a Container to Chile

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

Chile Container Shipping Cost
Chile Container Shipping Cost

Shipping a container load of items through international waters or air space is a headache itself, and an additional challenge is choosing exemplary moving service to do it.

Three Men And A Truck offers international shipping, covering all the South American countries, including Chile. They estimate the cost involving the shipping of a container after taking note of various factors. For your consideration, we have briefly discussed them below in the article.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

The shipping companies calculate the cost of shipping your container to a different country like Chile by citing factors like weight or volume of the shipment, the destination port in Chile, the choice of transportation, the total distance covered by the ship or airplane, and the time of year.

The final factor is the most significant one as the cost of shipment rises significantly if it is being completed during the peak season (August and September). Also, try to avoid the time after the Chinese New Year (January and February) as it is also considered as the peak season in the freight industry.

Which size of shipping container works best for me?

Assuming that your shipping needs are not industrial, the two best shipping containers for you are 20 ft and 40ft. The 40ft containers are more spacious and can hold almost double the volume of goods than 20ft containers without double the cost. It is also a perfect choice if you are shipping a car to Chile.

On a different note, if the cargo volume is far less and only consists of a handful of boxes, you can go with the Less Than Container Load (LCL) to ship them in a shared container. However, if it is over 15 cbm, you will have to choose Full Container Load and rent the whole 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 Chile of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1075
40 ft Container$1296

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$65/CBM
Personal Effects$430
Household Goods$530
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$480
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2303
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2807
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3205

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1752
SUV (Container)$1868
Sedan via RORO$1225
SUV via RORO$1296

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

The city of San Antonio has the 13th busiest seaport in South America and has an internationally well-connected airport. So, you can ship your container to the port of San Antonio through air or water mediums. However, if the shipment is not urgent, you can save most of your money by choosing the sea freighting option, which is five times cheaper than air freight.

Additional Shipping Costs

The additional shipping costs that you have to incur while shipping your container to Chile are as follow:

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

A new GRI (General Rate Increase) cycle occurs almost once a month when the demand is at a peak prompting a rise in shipping rates. As the demand falls, the shipping companies lower the prices, and demand rises back again. It is a cycle that keeps the rates very volatile. We suggest you plan your shipping in such a schedule so that your Cargo Ready Date falls before or after a new GRI.

What’s Next?

By now, you know the insights of shipping a container to Chile ports. To sum up your hunt for a good shipping service, go to the Three Men And A Truck website and get a free quote after filling the form. You can also get in touch with our experts by calling at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens If I Lose the Original Copy of the Bill of Lading?

There are many reasons why a bill of lading might get lost, destroyed, or stolen. If the original copy isn’t missing, a letter can be written to the carrier to issue copies of the original. If the original, however, is lost, a court order gotten from a court of competent jurisdiction should be issued to the carrier. A letter of indemnity should be given to indemnify the carrier or a person injured by delivery against liability under the outstanding original bill. A voluntary surety bond, without a court order, is binding on the parties to the bond. A court order doesn’t relieve a carrier from delivering the goods within the agreement of the original bill of lading. An advertisement in the press should also accompany this procedure.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

FCL and LCL shipments have different times because of what they are. FCL is by its nature is a type of container load that belongs to a single client. This means that the cargo has a single bill of lading, a single commercial invoice, a single permit, and a single destination. LCL on the other hand has more than one client and this means that there are multiple documents and multiple destinations. It makes FCL have shorter transit times than LCL. Recently though, there have been express consolidation methods in LCL to reduce transit times.

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

The U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) came into force on January 1, 2004. Since January 1, 2015, all trade between the U.S. and Chile became duty-free (zero tariffs).  For those products not of U.S. (or other FTA country) origin, Chile generally applies a uniform 6 percent tariff. Certain other imported luxury goods incur a 15 percent tax upon entry into Chile. These include beer, chicha, cider, wine, and champagne; gold, platinum, and white ivory articles; jewelry and natural or synthetic precious stones. In addition, there is a 19% Value-added Tax (VAT) added to all imported goods that is also imposed on domestic goods.

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

A standard ISO shipping container can be loaded with a maximum weight of 67200 lbs. for general purpose containers and up to 99,207 lbs. for flat racks. However, the regulated weight is 44,000 lbs. A 40ft container can theoretically carry twice the weight of a 20ft container but in practice, the maximum weight for strong containers is 67,000 lbs. It is reduced to 44,500 lbs. in most conditions. The lowered weight values are put in place to protect the structural integrity of the container. Items are loaded carefully to ensure that the weight is evenly distributed.

How Important Is Insurance for My Cargo?

Insurance is important in every industry as it provides cover in an adverse event. This also applies to the shipping of cargo. Due to the distance cargo travels and the change of hands it undergoes, mishaps are likely to occur. Cargo can be stolen, lost, destroyed, or damaged. Insurance will protect the parties involved when such things happen. It is easy to see insurance as an unnecessary additional cost but if the insurance is cheaper than replacing the cargo, it becomes a good investment. Although there is compulsory insurance that covers little, there are more robust insurance plans that have wider coverage and actually protect the customer from liability. 

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Chile?

Generally, the country has very few prohibited items. Most of the items that are restricted are agricultural products. Livestock, animal products, embryos and semen, and other plant-based agricultural products are restricted and require a special permit for importation. This also includes ornamental products as well as seeds and grafts.

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

For a 20ft container, an adequate amount of space will be 30ft in length, 15ft wide, and 15ft high. This will allow for maneuverability. For a 40ft container, the length is the main difference and that is usually 60-80ft. If you can’t provide such a space, consider paying for the delivery of your container with a crane.  

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

Yes, you can track your container while it is in transit. Just ensure that the service is offered when negotiating with the shipping company. If tracking comes with additional cost, consider paying as it will help you monitor the long journey your container will take. It will give you peace of mind and if something goes wrong, you will know where to begin the inquiry.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

Afghanistan to Chile
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Central African Rep to Chile
Chad to Chile
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Congo to Chile
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Chile
Costa Rica to Chile
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Cuba to Chile
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Dominica to Chile
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East Timor to Chile
Ecuador to Chile
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Fiji to Chile
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Guatemala to Chile
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Palau to Chile
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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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