Cost Of Shipping A Container To The Gambia

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

Gambia Container Shipping Cost
Gambia Container Shipping Cost

Transporting goods from a region to another has its difficulties. But when it involves shipping from country to country, it is a whole different affair. Because of the large distance to be covered, so many things can go wrong. Luckily, Three Men And A Truck can help you in understanding all the variables that affect international shipping. With the services we offer, you can be assured that your shipment is in perfect hands.

We ship containers to several countries including the Republic of the Gambia. In this article, the rates at which a container can be shipped and the factors that affect it will be featured.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

The cost of shipping containers to different countries is affected by various factors, but five of them are most significant. Because of their importance, it is necessary to understand them before you ship your goods. These factors include volume or weight of shipments, mode of transportation, distance to be covered by shipment, destination port, and time of the year.

The volume or weight of shipments will determine the type of shipping that you will use, whether sea or air freight. Each having its effect on the cost of shipping.

In the destination port of every country, customs duties and service charges are unavoidable but they vary from country to country. The arrival destination of your goods will determine how much you have to pay in the way of customs and taxes.

The time of the year when shipping occurs will also determine the cost. Between the period from around August to October each year, which is known as the peak season, is the busiest time of the year for shippers and retailers. This is due to the higher demand for goods causing an increase in shipping costs.

Which Size Of Shipping Container Is Most Suitable For Me?

If you want to ship goods to the Republic of the Gambia, depending on the amount and fragility of goods, you can choose between the 20ft or 40ft container.

If you’re confused about the size that is right for you, a 20ft container is roughly the size of three bedrooms. It can accommodate about 168 Nascar tires or 4000 shoe boxes, while the 40ft container can hold twice that quantity. Although both containers are largely different in their capacities, the price of the 40ft container is not necessarily twice that of the 20ft.

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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 The Gambia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1860
40 ft Container$2300

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$130/CBM
Personal Effects$945
Household Goods$790
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$850
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2900
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$3900
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4705

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$2150
SUV (Container)$2300
Sedan via RORO$1220
SUV via RORO$1290

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

There are various types of freight transportation for delivering goods, but for shipping containers to the Gambia, two are most essential. They are air and sea freight transport systems. Your choice of the freight system to choose should be made depending on delivery time and cost of delivery.

While air freight is the best option for the quick delivery of goods, it is more expensive than the sea freight system. The sea freight is low cost. Shipping through this means can help you save up to 80% of the money you will spend on air freight.

Additional Shipping Costs

Apart from the major factors that affect the cost of shipping  goods to the Gambia, there are other costs you may meet, which include:

  • The Gambia custom duties
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance fees
  • ECOWAS levy

As a member of ECOWAS, the Gambia applied for the bloc’s common external tariff (CET) and since its implementation in 2017, it has reduced the Gambia’s average tariff rates. The five tariff rates available in the country are 0, 5, 10, 20, and 35 percent, with a 1.55 percent processing fee, and an ECOWAS levy of 0.5 percent on all imports.

Shipping into the republic of the Gambia occurs by two major means, the air and sea freight system. Shipments by sea are to Banjul, the principal port of the Gambia, which receives about 300 ships annually.  While air freight is through the country’s only International airport, the Banjul International Airport, at Yundum.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Freight forwarders assist their clients with the shipping of their goods and then go one step further. In addition to transporting commodities, freight forwarders can also store things for their clients. Freight forwarders, on the other hand, are in charge of international shipments that travel from one country to another or across several countries. To ship their cargo, they frequently employ personal bills of lading. They also assist clients in, booking cargo space with an ocean or air carrier, and they can negotiate transportation pricing.

Freight brokers connect shippers and carriers, and they oversee freight transit. However, freight brokers do not take control of the cargo. Freight brokers are largely responsible for shipments that originate and end in the United States. This is because, while a freight broker can handle international operations, they are usually restricted to a single location.

NVOCC, unlike freight forwarders, can create their own bill of lading based on any worldwide standard. NVOCCs act as both a shipper and a carrier to their clients. To put it another way, they act as a middleman for shippers, doing 100% of the work.

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to The Gambia?

To achieve free entry for diplomatic shipments, the agent must receive needed customs documents prior to the shipment’s arrival (applies to household goods and vehicles).

Bill of lading, commercial invoice, certificate of origin, custom import declaration, and health certification (for applicable food or agricultural commodities) are all required for imports to The Gambia. Non-sale certificates are also required (must state that the owner of the goods will not sell personal items).

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Not all shipping containers are waterproof; instead, they are water-resistant in the sense that they will keep out the majority of rain, snow, and precipitation. The containers will, however, leak if they are submerged or flooded. Shipping containers are entirely watertight in the vast majority of cases. To prevent water or moisture from entering the container, the majority of new shipping containers have thick rubber seals around their doors.

Why Do FCL and LCL Freight Have Different Transit Time?

Because their routes are simple, FCL is faster. Once your goods have been loaded into the container, it is not opened or changed. In essence, it is transshipped directly to the final hub port. As a result, the average time for an FCL to arrive at its final port is 42 days.

LCL is made up of a number of different shipments from several consignees. Following that, the goods will be distributed to various areas. All of these commodities, however, will be unloaded at a single hub port and rebuilt before being exported and distributed to their different ports. Because the LCL procedure is time-consuming, it takes roughly 51 days or more for them to arrive at their destination.

What Type of Goods Am I Not Allowed to Ship to The Gambia?

Some of the goods not allowed in The Gambia include:

Free import

● 200 cigarettes
● 50 cigars
● 250 grams tobacco
● 1-liter wine or beer
● Up to D1000.00 in other items

Prohibited

● Firearms, explosives, and ammunition – unless otherwise authorized.
● Knives and other lethal weapons
● Counterfeit goods and money
● Illegal narcotics
● Pornographic material
● Plants, and plant products such as fruits, seeds, potatoes, certain other vegetables, and bulbs – unless otherwise permitted.

How Much Space is Required for a Container Delivered to My Home?

To deliver a 40′ container, the vehicle must have around 110′ of clearance. To deliver a 20′ container, you’ll need about 50′ of immediate clearance. The trailer will need a minimum of 10′ width space to drop off your container because containers are 8′ wide.

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

A 20-foot reefer container has a payload capacity of 27,400kg. A 20ft container can carry a maximum gross weight of 30480 kg / 67200 lbs. for general purpose containers, while flat racks may transport up to 45,000 kg (99,207 lbs.).

A 40ft container may carry the same maximum gross weight (30480kg / 67200 lbs.) as a 20ft container for general purpose containers. Flat Racks can carry up to 60,000 kg (123,276 lbs.), whereas reefer containers can handle up to 35,000 kg (77,161 lbs.).

Can I Track My Container While It is in Transit?

The answer is an unequivocal YES. A container tracking system can offer port information as well as tell you where your sea cargo is in the world. At any time, you can keep track of the container’s current location. To trace the location of a container, you must supply the container number/Bill of lading/Booking number as well as the shipping line. Any of these three references can be used to track a container and discover where it is.


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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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