Cost Of Shipping A Container To France

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

France Container Shipping Cost
France Container Shipping Cost

Several factors influence the cost of transporting a container to France. There are obvious things to consider, such as the distance to go and the amount of your cargo, but there are also other things to think about. Three Men And A Truck can assist you with this difficult task, and you will be glad you chose us. We can assist you in understanding all of the aspects that go into these projects so that you can make an informed decision. France is one of the nations to which we transport containers and requesting a quote is the first step in determining the cost of this procedure. However, there are a few factors you need to know to better comprehend the price.

Factors That Affects The Cost Of Shipping

Of all factors affecting the cost of shipping a container, five factors are considered the most important. The distance to be traveled, the weight or volume of your goods, the mode of transportation, the destination port’s fees, and the time of year are all factors to consider.

  • The distance to be traveled: A quick trip across the Mediterranean will cost you more than shipping your belongings halfway around the world. Whether you’re moving from port to port or door to door will also affect the cost of your move.
  • The weight or volume of your goods: it’s not technically one or the other because it depends on the type of delivery you choose. In sea freight, the dimensions of your items are most important, whereas in air freight, the weight of your goods is more vital. The more items you have, the more it will cost to ship them to your new residence.
  • The mode of transportation: Will your cargo be flown or shipped? The mode of transportation affects the price as well as the time it takes for your belongings to arrive. Air freight is usually faster and more expensive than sea freight, so if you have the time, go with the sea. When compared to air freight, sea freight is frequently five times cheaper.
  • The destination port’s fees: Every country has to charge customs taxes and service fees. They do, however, vary per country. An import tax of 20% of the entire value of your item is charged on shipments to France as at 2020.
  • The time of the year: Peak seasons exist in international shipping, just as they do in every other industry. Because demand is higher during the peak season, delivery prices are usually higher.
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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 France of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$185
40 ft Container$220

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$27/CBM
Household Goods$260
Personal Effects$220
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$310
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1225
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$1752
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2156

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1075
SUV (Container)$940
Sedan via RORO$735
SUV via RORO$795

Which Size Of Shipping A Container Works Best For Me?

The 20ft and 40ft shipping containers are the only two types of shipping containers to be aware of. This is the case since the rest (of which there are many) are largely for corporate or industrial moves.

A 20-foot container can usually hold three bedrooms’ worth of belongings, whereas a 40-foot container can hold twice as much. A 40-foot container is a better value for money if you have a lot of goods to transport.

FCL And LCL shipment

If the volume of items you want to carry is little, you may not need to pay for the full container. For those who only have a little amount of cargo, Three Men And A Truck has created a mechanism that allows numerous clients to share the space of a single container for people with modest amounts of cargo. This is known as an LCL (Less Than Container Load) or part-load shipment.

The contents of a one-bedroom flat may usually be moved in an LCL, but amounts greater than that will almost always require the use of a full container. This is known as an FCL (Full Container Load) or sole-use shipment.

Additional Shipping Costs

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

What’s Next

If you’re planning to ship anything and are having problems. Three Men And A Truck is standing by to assist you. Simply fill out our web form to receive a free personalized quote in minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Bill of Lading?

This is a transport document that stands as evidence of the contract of carriage entered between a carrier and the shipper or cargo owner. It is issued by the carrier to the shipper to serve as proof of the number and condition of the cargo before shipping. It also serves as an evidentiary document that the carrier received goods from a shipper.

What Happens if I Lose the Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is very important because it carries the name of the consigned recipient of the cargo. If you have misplaced yours or cannot provide it, you must take some necessary steps. You will need to place a local advertisement indicating the loss and the nullification of the missing bill of lading. A court order should be secured by you authorizing the carrier to release the cargo for an amount approved by the court. You should also send a letter of indemnity to the carrier and may be required to pay certain fees as a result of the loss.

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

State laws prohibit certain items due to the level of risk or dangers of their transportation. Some of them require special conditions or permits from the government. French laws prohibit the importation of ammunition, guns, animals, chemicals, plants, and other types of combustible items.

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

Shipping taxes are tariffs imposed by ports for maintenance purposes and they are calculated by the percentage of items. Shipping duties on the other hand are imposed for regulatory purposes and to curb excess importation.

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

A freight forwarder, a broker, and a non-vessel operating common carrier are different roles in the transport process. However, one individual or company can carry out the three functions on behalf of the cargo owner. The NVOCC is the carrier that is responsible for the transportation of the cargo from the seller to the buyer or from one location to another. It issues the bill of lading to a freight forwarder acting on behalf of the cargo owner or directly to the cargo owner. The freight forwarder is an individual or company who acts as an agent and assists the cargo owner with storage, freight rate negotiations, and the processing of shipping documents required for shipping. Meanwhile, a broker is mainly concerned with the customs clearing of the cargo. A broker may also assist in connecting the cargo owner with a shipping line or freight forwarder.

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

Container capacity varies according to type. Common shipping containers include 20ft and 40ft containers. Ideally, a 20ft container can contain about 25000kg of items, while its maximum load capacity is 30,400kg. A 40ft container also has a maximum gross weight of 30,400kg. 

How Important Is it to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Accidents can occur at any stage of transportation. They are neither planned nor predicted which is why insurance is necessary. It will cover the risk part of the business and ensure that you do not incur any form of loss.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

You must understand the meaning of the terms of full cargo load (FCL) and less than container load (LCL). Full cargo load means that you have the privacy of using an entire container while less than container load means that you will share the container with other users. By using the container alone, your cargo is transported directly to your port without unloading or transshipping at other ports. So, your cargo will arrive quickly and directly. The other option of less than cargo load involves sharing with other clients whose destination may be different from that of your cargo. Shipments may stop at other ports to unload containers and drop off items before continuing to your port.  This extends the time that it will take for your cargo to arrive.

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

You can easily estimate the space based on the capacity of your cargo and tell if you will need extra space for it. You can request our assistance and we will help you with the estimate based on our experience. You’ll need a 10′ truck to carry your container since the size of shipping containers is 8′ or thereabout.

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

It gives comfort to know the location of your cargo and monitor its progress. You can use the container tracking system to track your cargo. You will need your cargo information and documentation numbers to track your cargo.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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