Cost Of Shipping A Container To Egypt

Published on 2021-08-22

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

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Egypt Container Shipping Cost

How should I pack to comply with Egyptian government restrictions on prohibited items? For all of the paperwork, which agency should I go to? Is it a good idea to pack my belongings and then load them onto the moving company’s container?

Three Men And A Truck is here to help you with all of your questions. For overseas relocation, it is always strongly recommended to use a professional packing service to avoid any loss of valuables and to receive expert advice on what to pack. We will also give you expert advice on various prices and container options.

What Are The Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping?

For freight delivery, we also offer a door-to-door service. All forms of domestic products, official digital assets, factory machinery, and other items can be loaded into our containers.

The factors are the following:

  • Your cargo can weigh anywhere from 250 to 45,000 pounds. This will influence whether you choose a 20′, 40′, or 40′ cube container. We will also supply you with a list of restricted commodities charted by the Egyptian government, such as antiques, used medical devices, open medicine or tools, honey, and so on, to obtain a license.
  • The 6,833-mile distance between Egypt and the United States will affect the cost per mile. Other expenditures, such as convenience fees, fuel price fluctuations throughout the year, insurance policies, and the addition of domestic delivery to the destination, may add up.
  • The peak seasons in the United States are usually from mid-August through mid-October. Because of the paucity of trucks and container numbers, this time should be avoided for reservations. Rates have also grown as a result of worldwide governments’ economic recovery efforts following the ongoing pandemic.

What Size Of Container Is According To Your Requirements?

You may need dry containers for industrial goods that require a moisture-free environment for preservation, as well as a separate container for your vehicles. We have a huge list of such categories that we will supply you with.

Such as :

  • Flat Rack Containers
  • Open Doored Containers
  • ISO Reefer Containers
  • Insulated Containers
  • Thermal Containers

The other two major types are :

  • Parties requiring exclusive occupancy should choose Full Containers (FCL). These have plenty of room for all of your packages and machinery. The prices for 20′ containers range from $1,166.00 to $1,661.00 for 40′ containers.
  • LCL stands for Less Than A Container and is used by individuals who want to save money. This enables users to transport their packages in the same container as the others. Partially relocating a residence might cost anything from $69.30 per cubic meter to $528.00.
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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Egypt

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 Egypt of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $895
40 ft Container $940

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL $58/CBM
Personal Effects $430
Household Goods $480
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $480
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1868
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2303
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $2807

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $1553
SUV (Container) $1634
Sedan via RORO $940
SUV via RORO $1075

What Are The Types of Transport For Relocating Containers?

For the distance between Egypt and the United States, we may supply air freight and sea freight shipping services.

Air cargo can take 2 to 4 business days to arrive and can be deployed in an emergency. There is a 35,000-pound weight limit, which will constrain your packing options. $170.00 is the minimum charge.

The maritime routes can take up to 32 days to get to your destination. They can, however, be supplied with greater weights of up to 45,000 pounds. Container prices range from $1,166.00 to $1,405.00 for SUV-carrying vessels.

What Other Costs Can Add Up to Your Shipping?

The additional fees must be considered to avoid being misled. All of the information will be included in our final bill, and there will be no hidden expenses.

These will generally include :

  • Customs clearance and duties
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance

Our website has a quotation form that you can fill out and receive a quick customized price and consultation from our customer care.

What To Do Next?

After booking your first reservation with us, you will be automatically eligible for a 20% flat exclusive discount on your future relocation.

Simply mail us at – info@threemenandatruck.com or call at our toll-free number (888) 908-6496 today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Egypt?

The papers necessary for a shipment to be accepted by Egyptian authorities are listed below:

● Commercial Invoice
● Certificate of Origin
● Packing List
● Bill of Lading
● Pro Forma Invoice
● Letter of Credit

The Egyptian importer of an inbound shipment must sign into the online e-portal and submit the required shipping documents.

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

The list below includes the name of goods that are prohibited from being exported to Egypt:

● Vehicles
● Beef and Beef Products
● Poultry Parts
● Seed Potatoes
● Soybean Meal (White Mold)
● Medical Equipment and Supplies

For more detailed information about the restricted goods listed above, visit the International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Prohibited and Restricted Imports Guide website.

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

Modifications in custom fees included total custom exemptions on all medications related to infectious, chronic, psychiatric, and neurological diseases. A new tariff item has also been introduced covering sterilized, and polymer-ethylene manufactured surgery bags.

Agricultural and nutritional products have received the lion’s share of facilities offered by the new customs tariff, such as fish products, fishery goods, and fruits (tangerine, in particular).

Regarding automotive products, custom fees have been reduced for 1600 CC engine power vehicles operating both with oil and electric engines from 40% down to 30%, and for higher engine power ones from 135% down to 100%. New 10% discounted tariff categories have been introduced for tires of Tuk-tuk (3 wheels vehicles).

For more information about the taxes, fees, and duties required when shipping to Egypt, visit the International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Import Tariffs Guide.

What’s The Difference Between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

It’s necessary to acquire an understanding of how to discern taxes and duties from each other because their usage mostly gets interchanged.

Duties: Customs duty is a type of tax compiled by Egyptian customs as government earnings and to defend local communities. This is made up of export duties, submerging taxes, excise duties, and trade tariffs.

Taxes: A tax is a government payment gained from purchased goods entering a country. This involves goods and services tax (GST), bargaining tax, value-added tax (VAT).

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A Bill of Lading is a record of trade goods received on board. It establishes a written agreement between a client and a transport company. It makes the transaction binding and legal, and includes references to the amount of goods to be shipped and their condition.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

In case you misplace, unintentionally destroy, or lose the Bill of Lading to a thief, you won’t be able to acquire a replica without the provision of having the original copy found. You are required to present specific requirements to obtain another copy. These documents are a court order, bank guarantee, letter of indemnity, a letter from the shipper, and a packing list and commercial invoice.

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

When shipping your goods to Egypt, it is essential to ensure that a company renders to your needs efficiently. That’s why the Three Men And A Truck’s team will guide you while you study the distinction between two kinds of connecting companies which are the Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and the Freight Forwarders.

Freight forwarders serve as agents for shippers, whereas NVOCCs serve as carriers for shippers. The latter manage or hold cargo containers, whereas the former does not operate or own containers. Freight forwarders typically own and operate the warehouses they use to load and unload cargo at airports and seaports, whereas NVOCCs do not. Warehouses are owned by only large NVOCCs that perform nearly all freight forwarding functions.

Freight brokers are the ones that serve as the bridge between the shipping client and the freight transportation provider.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Some service rendering companies also experience emergencies, and transport companies fall into that trap as well. The number of containers lost at sea is surprising! That’s why we need insurance policies.

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”.

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

● 20-foot storage containers require about 75 feet of straight clearance.
● 40-foot storage containers demand 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.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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