Costs Of Shipping A Container To Finland

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

Finland Container Shipping Cost
Finland Container Shipping Cost

A variety of factors determine the cost of shipping a container to Finland. As a result, shipping rates might vary significantly, making it a problematic issue at times. However, you do not need to be afraid since Three Men And A Truck can help you ship your container to Finland. With over twenty years of experience, we are a seasoned and competent moving company. We’re known for making it easy for you to move your items across countries.

If you’re considering shipping a container to Finland, there are a few things you should be aware of, and we’re here to help.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

When calculating the cost of shipping a container, there are mainly five factors to consider:

The Volume/Weight Of The Goods

The sort of shipment you choose has a big impact on this. For example, sea freight is more concerned with your items’ size, however, air freight is more concerned with their weight.

Type Of Transport

The manner of transportation influences both the cost and the time it takes for your items to arrive. When compared to sea freight, air freight is often faster and more expensive. However, sea freight is typically five times less expensive. Hence, the choice of which method of transportation is preferable is yours to make.

The Journey Distance

Everyone understands that the longer the shipping distance, the more expensive it is. Furthermore, when your items are delivered from door to door or port to port, the cost of shipping is usually affected.

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The Destination Port

Customs tariffs and service costs are mandatory in every country. Non-EU import tariffs in Finland are quite low, especially for manufactured goods, ranging from 2.61 percent to 4.17 percent on average.

The Time Of Year

There is usually a peak season when it comes to international shipping. This normally happens from August to October, with a smaller one in January and February. Shipping is usually expensive during these seasons so you may want to steer clear.

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 Finland of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$645
40 ft Container$895

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$65/CBM
Personal Effects$530
Household Goods$595
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$480
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1553
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$1957
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2503

Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to Finland 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)$1453
Sedan via RORO$940
SUV via RORO$1075

Which Size Of Shipping Works Best For Me?

A 20-foot or 40-foot container will most likely convey your goods. A 20-foot container can often hold the contents of a three-bedroom, whereas a 40-foot container can accommodate double that amount. Even if they are twice the size, 40-foot containers rarely cost twice as much.

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

The type of transportation you choose will be influenced by the amount of speed you need and whether or not you need to ship internationally. In Finland, the most practical mode of international freight transportation is by sea, whilst rail and road are the most preferred modes of domestic transportation.

Additional Shipping Costs

Oftentimes, some additional costs come with shipping. They include the following:

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

What’s Next?

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of shipping costs. The next step is to obtain a price quote. To get a free quote in minutes, simply fill out our web form or call us at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Finland?

The documents needed for shipping a container to Finland depend on the nature of the imported goods and the trade policy of the Finland Government. Based on this, Three Men And A Truck have provided managers that will help you in the process of getting the right documents for your shipment to Finland.

Nevertheless, there’s a need to let you know that you are to possess major documents like a bill of lading, endorsed customs declaration by the National Board of Customs in Finland, a commercial invoice or packing list, insurance certification, and import license when shipping your container to Finland.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

In order to ship a container from one country to another, there is a particular document issued by the mover to the cargo owner that contains the terms of the cargo contract and most times acts as the receipt for the cargo. This particular document is known as the “bill of lading”.

What Happens if I Lose the Bill of Lading?

In rare cases whereby the bill of lading is lost, the moving company should create a well-detailed letter for the cargo owner that shows the bill of lading is lost. In addition to that letter, the cargo owner needs to get a court order, bank guarantee, and a letter of indemnity.

What Types of Goods Am I Not Allowed to Ship to Finland?

Just like every other country involved in international shipping, certain imported items are highly restricted in Finland; these items are placed on restrictions based on security, economic, and safety reasons. The items include:

● Alcoholic beverages
● Foodstuffs
● Pharmaceuticals
● Guns/Ammunition
● Endangered species of Plants and Animals
● Iron/steel/aluminum products
● Counterfeit products

What Kind Of Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Need to Pay When Shipping to Finland?

For any shipment to Finland that exceeds €150, you are required to pay a value-added tax (VAT), customs duties, ad valorem duty, excise duties, any other charges that are allocated to the category of goods you are bringing into the country.

The standard VAT rate for imported products is 24% and there are low duties charges for EU countries.

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

Although these are both levies placed on goods, their application and purposes differ. For instance, taxes are placed on any purchased items in the country, while duties are mostly placed on imported products to reduce reliance on foreign products.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Generally, most shipping containers are built in a way that they can prevent rain from entering into them once sealed shut; however, it doesn’t mean they are waterproof because when submerged in a large volume of water (e.g., the sea), they are bound to take in water.

Also, to ensure that dampness is minimal inside a shipping container, air vents are placed on opposite sides of the container.

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

The Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier (NVOCC) are the ones that take charge of transporting the container to gateway ports, while a broker helps in the negotiations process between a shipowner and the carrier, and a freight forwarder is the one that organizes the shipments plans and acts as the logistics expert.

What’s the Maximum Weight That Can Be Loaded into A Container?

There is a standard maximum weight requirement for cargo that is loaded into a shipping container.

If you are using a 20ft container, you are required to load a maximum cargo weight of 56,000lbs, while a user of a 40ft container can only load a maximum cargo weight of 58,000lbs.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Having insurance for your cargo is very important and necessary. This is because the insurance over your goods will tend to take care of any damages or losses that might be incurred during the shipping of the goods, and most countries usually demand an insurance certificate for your imported goods.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

FCL shipment is a shipment known as “Full Container Load” and it involves a customer using a whole container to ship his goods. LCL shipment is known as “Less Than Container Load”.It’s a shipment that involves multiple clients with small cargo volumes using one container to ship their items.

Based on the conditions involved in these two kinds of shipments, there will be a variation in their transit time as an FCL shipment does not need to be reworked or redirected away from its original route (i.e., from loading port to the final destination), while an LCL shipment will be reworked and redirected to various routes since there are multiple owners of the contents of the container.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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