Cost Of Shipping A Container To Gabon

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

Gabon Container Shipping Cost
Gabon Container Shipping Cost

Shipping for business or relocating your property to Gabon does not need to be difficult. This is because Three Men And A Truck have proven to be reliable in providing the excellent service of guiding clients in the safe shipping of their products and properties across the world.

Factors Affecting The Cost Of Shipping

While we can help you ship your container to Gabon with ease, the following factors should be considered when choosing the freight option that will favor your budget and need.

The Volume/Weight Of The Goods

The weight of your products or properties affects the cost of your shipping to any country. Bulky shipping tends to cost more by air cargo transportation than by the sea. Since it is easier to accommodate large items on sea vessels.

Type Of Transport

International shipping to Gabon is possible through freight transportation to its airports or seaport on the gulf of guinea. Sea freight is the cheaper of the two options and costs way less than air freight. On the other hand, air freight offers the value of speed as your items get delivered quicker than sea which may take about 15 to 85 days based on distance.

The Distance Of The Journey

The factor of distance affecting the price of transportation applies to both humans and commodities. It’s also visible in the daily lives of commercial road users. Local and international transport fare is affected by the theory of the longer the distance, the more you pay for your transportation.

The Destination Port

Gabon’s major port of Libreville and other ports have similar charges on imports and a general tax average rate of 18 percent depending on the category of your items. However, considerations should be made on the rates and possible changes to them.

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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 Gabon of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1752
40 ft Container$1957

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$185/CBM
Household Goods$1225
Personal Effects$895
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$1140
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2807
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$3804
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4505

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1957
SUV (Container)$2156
Sedan via RORO$1075
SUV via RORO$1157

What Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

Container sizes determine what you can transport, which is why we will give you an estimate of the capacity of the commonly used containers of 20ft and 40ft.

How Big Is A 20Ft Container?

A 20ft container can easily carry the content of a three-bedroom apartment and is equivalent to the size of a standard single garage. It is the best choice for items with less volume or size.

How Big Is A 40ft Container?

A 40ft container by number contains twice as much as the 20ft container and provides more space and comfort for your items. It is the best choice in ensuring that you and your loved ones do not throw away any item of emotional attachment while moving to Gabon.

The Difference Between FCL and LCL

The full container load is used when you are paying for a full container for your shipments. Clients who can not estimate the size of items or feel they are too small to pay for the 40ft container may use the option of less than container load wherein you will share the container with other clients who took the same option for their shipping.

Additional Shipping Costs

Guiding you also means that we go the length to give you the required information to assist your planning financially and psychologically. This is why we are bringing to your notice these additional charges.

  • Customs duties
  • General Rate Increase (GRI)
  • Container inspection fees
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance cover

What’s Next?

Having mentioned the factors influencing the cost of shipping to Gabon, it is time to provide you with the last needed item, a quote. You can get it for free by simply completing our web form or call us at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Gabon?

All shipments entering Gabon must be accompanied by a BIETC certificate, according to Gabonese customs regulations. The BIETC certificate must be validated at least five days before the vessel’s arrival. The Gabonese authorities have given 5 to 15 days for the BIETC certificate to be validated, depending on where the loading port is located on the continent.

All products entering Gabon must also be accompanied by a bill of lading and an invoice. Farm produce (including meat and poultry) requires import permits and sanitary certificates, and hazardous products (weapons, explosives, chemical products) require permits as well. Other products do not require an import license in Gabon.

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

Gabon and its neighbors are bound by Central Africa’s import tariff scheme. For items manufactured within a CEMAC member country, there are no import duties. Among the other fees are:

● 5% for Category One items (e.g., basic products)
● 10% for Category Two products (e.g., raw materials)
● 20% for Category Three products (e.g., intermediate products such as most food)
● 30% for Category Four products (all other products).
● Processing Fee (Redevanced’utilisation du systèmeinformatique, RUSID) can range from 2% to 80% of the insurance and freight costs (CIF).

In addition, the Value Added Tax (VAT) is usually 18%. Mineral water, cement, sugar, and chicken produced in Gabon are all subject to a 10% VAT reduction. Milk, butter, margarine, cereals, medicine, medical supplies, and fertilizer are all VAT-free.

What is the Difference Between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Duties are a sort of indirect tax imposed by the government on the customer. They are taxes that are imposed on both domestically produced and imported items.

Taxes are government-imposed taxes on goods imported into a country (imported). The consumption tax remains in effect even if the things were purchased outside of the country and must be collected by customs when the goods enter the country.

The main distinction between taxes and duties is that duties are a type of tax levied on things entering or leaving a country, whereas taxes are levied on almost every purchase. The entire import and export costs of a commodity are affected by both of these factors.

What is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is evidence of a carriage contract between the “Carrier” and the “Shipper” to transport the cargo in compliance with the sales contract. The carrier or their agency issues a bill of lading to the shipper or their agent in exchange for receiving the cargo. The BOL is proof that the carrier received the items from the shipper or their agent in excellent order and condition. It means that the things can be transferred to the BOL holder, who can then claim the goods or sell them to someone else.

What Happens if I Lose My Bill of Lading?

Because of how crucial the bill of lading is when it comes to shipping, losing it might result in increased workload and expenditures for you. In this scenario, you’ll need a comprehensive letter from the shipping firm stating that the bill of lading has been misplaced.

Oftentimes, the letter is insufficient to compensate for the lost bill of lading. As a result, you must obtain a court order directing the carrier to transfer the items to the holder of the title, as well as a letter of indemnity (which should be drafted by a bank or insurance company).

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

Containers of 20ft and 40ft are the two most common sizes used for international cargo shipping. When shipping your cargo, it’s crucial to keep track of the weight of the items you’ll be packing into these containers.

A 20-foot container can carry a maximum cargo weight of 67,200 pounds, whereas a 40-foot container can also carry a maximum cargo weight of 67,200 pounds.

How Important Is it to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

This is critical. You may believe that you do not need to insure your products because the distances between them are low. Alternatively, you may feel they are not liable for insurance because you misread the terms of sale.

Whatever the conditions, anything can happen to your cargo while it is in transit, including damage or theft, whether you like it or not. In order to protect yourself and your business, you must ensure that your shipment is sufficiently protected by cargo insurance.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof?

Although there are a few waterproof containers, the fundamental philosophy behind creating a container is to make it watertight, that is, to prevent rain from entering the container (when closed). However, if the container sinks into the ocean or is flooded, it will inevitably absorb water.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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Congo to Gabon
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Gabon
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Czech Republic to Gabon
Denmark to Gabon
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East Timor to Gabon
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Equatorial Guinea to Gabon
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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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