Cost Of Shipping A Container To Ethiopia

Published on 2021-08-24

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

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International shipping is a complicated duty with innumerable moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity, and legal considerations. With this reality, Three Men And A Truck can assist you in understanding all there is to international shipping to enable you to make a reasonable judgment. 

We also ship containers to several countries, including Ethiopia. You need to request a quote to find out the cost of this process. But that aside, there are certain truths you need to be apprised of to facilitate you to have a proper understanding of the price.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

There are many circumstances to be evaluated when determining the cost of shipping a container, among which 5 of them are most significant. These are the distance to be covered during traveling, volume or weight of your cargo, method of transportation, fees charged at the destination port, and the time of the year. 

Concerning the last factor, it is worthy of noting that there are peak seasons when it comes to international shipping. August to October is traditionally a prime shipping time, with back-to-school and holiday shopping propelling consumers’ demands yearly.

Which Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

The 20ft and 40ft shipping containers are the most commonly used shipping containers and you’ll likely be using either of them. The 20ft shipping container has enough room for almost 100 household washing machines, and as you’d expect, the 40ft shipping container has double the capacity of the 20ft shipping container.

Although the 40ft container has twice the capacity of the 20ft container, doesn’t necessarily mean it has twice the cost.

The Difference Between FCL and LCL

You may not have to pay for the entire container if the number of items you’re shipping is not much. We’ve created a means for persons with small cargo volumes, in which many customers can share a container. This part load shipment is known as “less than a container load” (LCL).

If it’s the contents of a one-bedroom apartment you desire to ship, then LCL is a decent option. However, a volume larger than that will require the use of an entire container. This is called a “Full Container load” (FCL) or sole-use equipment.

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Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

In the modern-day supply chain, there exist a variety of flexible freight solutions to meet the unique business needs of organizations around the world. 

Depending on your products, suppliers, and patterns of trade, you may require one or a combination of freight options to get your shipments to the desired destination.

The types of freight transport are air freight, ocean freight, truck freight, and rail freight. You’ll be needing ocean or air freight transportation in most cases. Ocean freight is slower compared to air freight, but cheaper. If you’re interested in having a speedy shipment, then air freight is the best option for you.

Additional Shipping Costs

The following are few additional Shipping Costs you should bear in mind:

  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Container Inspection fees
  • Ethiopian custom duties
  • General rate increase
  • Ethiopian VAT

While international shipping is more secure than ever, you obviously don’t have any intention to be in a position where you are forced to incur any damages. Hence, you ought to get some information about insurance. Insurance is evaluated based on the financial worth of your goods instead of weight or volume.

When shipping goods to Ethiopia, you should consider door-to-door services and airport terminals. This is because Ethiopia is a landlocked country that lacks a national seaport. The major airport in Ethiopia is the Addis Ababa Airport which is open for the reception of shipments.

What’s Next?

Presently, since you know every one of the details, you simply need a quote to begin. We can offer you an exact quote that is additionally free. Just fill out our web form or call us on (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Some goods cannot be shipped by Three Men And A Truck and must not be sent by the clients. This is to comply with the restrictions for items entering Ethiopia to protect the safety, health, and overall well-being of the general public. The list below includes the name of goods that are restricted when shipping to Ethiopia.

● Narcotics and illegal drugs of any kind
● Pornographic materials
● Subversive materials (books, magazines, photographs, etc.)
● Firearms and ammunition
● Weapons
● Explosives

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Ethiopia?

When shipping a container to Ethiopia, you must understand that Customs will require specific goods to have detailed documentation upon entering the country. The following documentation is required to import products into Ethiopia:

* Airway Bill
* Agency agreement
* Bill of Lading
* Commercial Invoice
* Certificate of Origin
* Customs Import Declaration
* Foreign Exchange Authorization
* Import Licenses
* Preferential Certificate of Origin
* COMESA Certificate of Origin
* Packing List
* Phytosanitary Certificate
* Ethio-Sudan PTA Certificate of Origin:
* Quality Testing and Certification
* Fumigation Certificate
* Inspection Certificate
* Consular Invoice
* Tax Identification
* Transit Document

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

Before shipping a container to Ethiopia, you should first study the difference between tariffs, taxes, and duties.

When a client imports a product into Ethiopia, customs duties are levied. The government set these fees to determine how freely a product can be allowed into the country. Duties will always exist, regardless of how much they change.

Tariffs are fees levied by a government on specific products at specific times. Tariffs, like duties, are calculated as a percentage increase from the product’s import value, and the fees are paid by the end-user. The rate at which the prices of imported goods change influences consumer behavior.

Defined by the government, the standard percentage is the basis of import taxes by the additional cost added to any imported product entering the country. Depending on the country, it is called Value-Added Tax (VAT) or Goods and Services Tax (GST). In terms of implementation, VAT and GST are indistinguishable, but each is applied to various products based on the country importing into.

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

Custom Duties. The rate of customs duty ranges from 0% to 35% with an average rate of 17 percent.

Excise Duties and VAT. Other taxes may also be imposed on imports. These are excise duties on selected goods (e.g., tobacco), surtaxes on many imports, and a 15% value-added tax (VAT).

Excise Tax. Excise tax is assessed on eighteen classes of goods, applied equally to domestically produced and imported goods, and ranges from 10% for textiles and most other goods, to as high as 100% for alcoholic beverages.

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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 transport company and its client. It specifies how many items you are transporting, their condition, and their destination. It is mandatory for all container shipping projects.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

If the original Bill of Lading gets destroyed, lost, or stolen, the client won’t obtain a new copy unless the original document was found. You will need to submit several requirements to get another copy, such as a letter from the shipper, count order, letter of indemnity, bank guarantee, and a commercial invoice and packing list.

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

When shipping your container to Ethiopia, you must ensure that the company you work with is the perfect 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).

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) classifies Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. They are considered similar during most transportation procedures due to their identical FMC classification, but there are several differences between the two. In the areas of multimodal transport and international maritime, these differences are especially apparent. A freight forwarder is sometimes considered more of an agent because they do not have shipping containers of their own, while NVOCCs do.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Containers can be stolen, lost, or destroyed as a result of unfortunate events. Just looking at the number of containers that go missing each year is shocking! Please ensure that you have your Bill of Lading with you to protect the cargo from unavoidable losses and avoid paying for miscellaneous expenses. The cargo motive is reimbursed by a cargo insurance policy. The majority of cargo insurance policies are “all-risk” subsidized.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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