Cost of Shipping a Container to Dominica

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

Dominica Container Shipping Cost
Dominica Container Shipping Cost

There are numerous reasons why you might need to move containers to Dominica. Using shipping containers is one of the best ways to move your entire home, relocate your office, or ship a large quantity of produced goods.

Whatever your reasons are, Three Men And A Truck can provide solutions to help you ship your cargo to Dominica.

However, keep in mind that the shipping costs can vary depending on a variety of factors. With that in mind, here are some factors to consider when calculating the cost of carrying shipping containers!

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

The cost of shipping varies depending on the destination, route, service, product weight, and other factors. Here’s a quick overview to help you learn more about them:

  • The volume and weight of your items: This is an important consideration when determining shipping costs. If you have a large package, shipping will be expensive. The same is true for package weight. A larger box costs more to ship.
  • Transportation mode: The ways of delivery you select will have an impact on your international shipping charges. If you’re exporting overseas, you’ll be able to choose between air and sea freight. The cost of international shipping can differ significantly between the two. The cost of air freight is more than the cost of sea freight.
  • Distance: Long-distance shipments cost more than freight with a close destination. When determining how far your shipment will travel, carriers frequently employ dynamic geographic zones.
  • Season: International shipping, like any other industry, has busy periods. Summer and the days preceding Chinese New Year are the busiest times. Shipping prices will be higher than usual during these months.

Other things to think about while delivering commercial or personal items:

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

The peak season in Dominica lasts from October through January. If you ship during those months, expect higher freight prices.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?  

For residential and business freight, a 20ft or 40ft container is the ideal solution.

The contents of a three-bedroom house can fit within a 20-foot shipping container. It has 33 cubic meters (cbm) capacity, although the usable area is only about 25-28 cbm.

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Moreover, the 40-foot container has a capacity of 67 cbm. Although, it can only carry 54-58 cbm. Nonetheless, for shipping a large number of things, 40-foot containers are the best solution.

When shipping your things, you do not have to pay for the entire container. You can choose either FCL (Full Container Load) and LCL (less than container load) shipping.

If you choose LCL shipping, you will occupy a container with other people. Alternatively, if you opted for FCL, you’d have to pay for an entire container to transport everything. This method is both faster and safer because this container will only store your stuff.

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 Dominica of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1868
40 ft Container$2156

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$125/CBM
Personal Effects$795
Household Goods$855
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$685
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$3205
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$3804
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4505

Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to Dominica 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$1654

Different Types of Freight Transportation

Each mode of transportation has advantages and downsides. However, understanding them can help in determining the appropriate type of transportation for your container.

To give you an idea about it, here’s a breakdown of each form of transportation’s advantages and disadvantages.

For both local and intercontinental shipping, land transit is the most often employed mode of transportation. It has the advantage of being both simple and inexpensive. This approach, however, is only available to areas accessible by road or track. 

Air freight is also a viable option for transporting your stuff. It’s quick, and it’s the best choice if you’re simply moving a few boxes at a time. You can fly your container to Dominica, but this is an expensive mode of shipping.

You could use sea freight if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on shipping. Ships can carry far larger loads at a quarter of the price of air transportation. It is the chosen means of transport for sending huge objects in bulk. Even though it’s the most cost-effective international shipping method, it is also the most time-consuming. Your cargo could take several days to a few weeks to arrive at its destination.

What’s next?

Whether you’re shipping personal stuff or consumer products, Three Men And A Truck can keep your items safe during the overseas shipping route.

Contact us right now to learn more about how our solutions can help you optimize shipping and secure your cargo. You can fill out our web form or call us at (888) 908-6496 to get a free quote.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Dominica?

You may have heard of the glamorous part of traveling to a country like Dominica because of its fresh air, the availability of achieving serenity and silence, and feeling the power of nature.

But what you’re going to read below is about the not-so-fancy parts of shipping a container to Dominica – the primary documents needed for international shipping. This is what needs to be done—and done perfectly—to deliver your items successfully. With this, here is a list of 11 shipping documents for you to be aware of to have a more exciting Dominica experience!

● Proforma Invoice.
● Commercial Invoice.
● Packing List.
● Certificates of Origin.
● Country/Specific Certificates.
● Certificate of Free Sale.
● Shipper’s Letter of Instruction.
● Inland Bill of Lading.
● Ocean Bill of Lading.
● Airwaybill.
● Dangerous Goods Forms.
● Bank Draft.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

Imagine this: you enter a grocery store, pick up several items, and head straight to the cashier area to pay for those items. You were mindlessly looking around, checking if you have purchased everything you need, and the cashier suddenly handed you a detailed list of your purchased items. That list is just the same as a Bill of Lading.

The Bill of Lading is a document executed by a carrier, such as a railroad or shipping line, acknowledging receipt of goods and embodying an agreement to transport the goods to a stated destination. Bills of Lading are closely related to warehouse receipts, which contain a contract for storage rather than carriage.

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

Before you ship to Dominica, you must understand that you cannot bring or transport everything you own. Below is a list of goods that are not allowed to be sent to Dominica.

● Counterfeit coins
● Fictitious stamps
● Food unfit for human consumption
● Indecent or obscene articles (pornography)
● Infected animals
● Pistols in the form of stylographic pens or pencils
● Any goods bearing the Coat of Arms of Dominica

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

Duties, taxes, and surcharges levied on imports are:

● Import Duty. Import duties levied against goods are based on the cost, insurance, and freight (CIF) value and rates determined by the CARICOM Common External Tariff (CET). Interested persons can access the CET on the customs website www.customs.gov.dm.
● Customs Service Charge (S.R.O 7 of 2016)
● Environmental Surcharge (Solid waste management Act 1 & 2 of 2006)
● Excise Tax (S.R.O of 2015)
● Value Added Tax

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

Before scheduling a container delivery to your site, you must consider a few factors. You must know in advance the details about delivery fees, permitting requirements, ground conditions, and clearance space. The worst thing you can experience right after you ship your container is not having enough space to store it once it arrives.

A 20-foot storage container usually requires about 75 feet of straight clearance. A 40-foot storage container will need about 100 feet of straightforward clearance. For most containers, you need a minimum of 12 feet of width clearance and 20 feet of overhead clearance.

What’s The Difference Between a Freight Forwarder, a Broker, And An NVOCC?

When shipping your goods to a different country, nothing is more important than ensuring the company you work with is the right fit. That’s why we have to tap into the differences between two types of partner companies, such as Freight Forwarders and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs).

According to More Than Shipping, “The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) classifies Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. They are considered the same during most transportation procedures due to their identical FMC classification, but there are several differences between the two. One of these is that an NVOCC works as a carrier, while forwarders are only considered agents.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

In some cases, containers either get lost, destroyed, or even stolen. According to Allyn International, “To make the company pay for such commotion, purchase insurance beforehand. To prevent paying for additional costs, ensure that you have your Bill of Lading with you to protect the cargo against inevitable losses. In the event of failure, a cargo insurance policy indemnifies the cargo interest. Most cargo insurance policies are underwritten on an “all-risk basis.” This means that the insured is covered for risk of loss or damage except for those risks that are expressly excluded in the policy, such as loss or damage due to willful destruction of the goods by the insured or the inherent vice of the goods.”


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

Guatemala to Dominica
Guinea to Dominica
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Guyana to Dominica
Haiti to Dominica
Honduras to Dominica
Hungary to Dominica
Iceland to Dominica
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Israel to Dominica
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Ivory Coast to Dominica
Jamaica to Dominica
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Jordan to Dominica
Kazakhstan to Dominica
Kenya to Dominica
Kiribati to Dominica
Korea North to Dominica
Korea South to Dominica
Kosovo to Dominica
Kuwait to Dominica
Kyrgyzstan to Dominica
Laos to Dominica
Latvia to Dominica
Lebanon to Dominica
Lesotho to Dominica
Liberia to Dominica
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Liechtenstein to Dominica
Lithuania to Dominica
Luxembourg to Dominica
Macedonia to Dominica
Madagascar to Dominica
Malawi to Dominica
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Maldives to Dominica
Mali to Dominica
Malta to Dominica
Marshall Islands to Dominica
Mauritania to Dominica
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Mexico to Dominica
Micronesia to Dominica
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Monaco to Dominica
Mongolia to Dominica
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Myanmar, {Burma} to Dominica
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Nauru to Dominica
Nepal to Dominica
Netherlands to Dominica
New Zealand to Dominica
Nicaragua to Dominica
Niger to Dominica
Nigeria to Dominica
Norway to Dominica
Oman to Dominica
Pakistan to Dominica

Palau to Dominica
Palestine to Dominica
Panama to Dominica
Papua New Guinea to Dominica
Paraguay to Dominica
Peru to Dominica
Philippines to Dominica
Poland to Dominica
Portugal to Dominica
Qatar to Dominica
Romania to Dominica
Russian Federation to Dominica
Rwanda to Dominica
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Dominica
Samoa to Dominica
San Marino to Dominica
Sao Tome & Principe to Dominica
Saudi Arabia to Dominica
Senegal to Dominica
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Sierra Leone to Dominica
Singapore to Dominica
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Solomon Islands to Dominica
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South Sudan to Dominica
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St Lucia to Dominica
Sudan to Dominica
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Swaziland to Dominica
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Switzerland, {Eswatini} to Dominica
Syria to Dominica
Taiwan to Dominica
Tajikistan to Dominica
Tanzania to Dominica
Thailand to Dominica
Timor-Leste to Dominica
Togo to Dominica
Tonga to Dominica
Trinidad & Tobago to Dominica
Tunisia to Dominica
Turkey to Dominica
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Uganda to Dominica
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Uruguay to Dominica
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Vatican City to Dominica
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Zambia to Dominica
Zimbabwe to Dominica

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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