Cost of Shipping a Container to Georgia

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

Georgia Container Shipping Cost
Georgia Container Shipping Cost

Moving your stuff to Georgian ports in a container requires you to have meticulous planning beforehand. From the size of the container to a reliable insurance partner, there are multiple choices you must make carefully to avoid an unpleasant experience in shipping your container. Three Men and A Truck has completed thousands of shipping assignments to Eastern Europe, especially in Georgia, and they should be your first call to move your container overseas. Check out the various aspects of container shipping below.

Factors that affect the cost of shipping

The known factors involved in calculating the shipping cost are the weight or volume of the items, the choice of transportation, and the total distance covered by the ship or the airplane. However, there are also two other factors involved that significantly affect the shipping prices of a container.

  • The time of the year – The international shipping industry has a peak season that occurs every year in January, February, August, and September. During this time, the prices of shipping services are considerably high, and you should avoid shipping your container to Georgia in these months if possible.
  • The destination port – Georgian ports like Batumi, Poti, Kulevi, and Suspa have access to the Black Sea and are well-connected to the international shipping routes. You can also ship your container to either of these two major airports of the country – Tbilisi, and Kutaisi.

Which size of shipping container works best for me?

The two common shipping container sizes used for furniture moving are 20ft and 40ft. The 20ft containers can easily accommodate the furnishings of a three-bedroom house. However, the 40ft containers offer a better value for money, and they can store furnishings of up to four bedrooms and more. If you are shipping a car or mini-truck, 40ft containers are a clear choice for you.

On a different note, if you have only a couple of boxes, you can rent a part of a single container, sharing the space with up to two more people. This arrangement is called Less Than Container Load (LCL).

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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 Georgia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$795
40 ft Container$855

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$79/CBM
Personal Effects$685
Household Goods$735
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$685
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1075
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$1360
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2160

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$855
SUV (Container)$895
Sedan via RORO$595
SUV via RORO$645

Understanding the different types of freight transportation

The two types of freight transportation mediums are air shipping and sea shipping. While the air freighting options are more popular and fast, they are almost five times costlier than sea freight. It is also not a cleaner option as the ships release the lowest carbon emissions compared to any other mode of transport in the world. However, if the shipment is urgent, we suggest you choose the air freight as it will move your container to Georgia within one to three days from anywhere in the world.

Additional Shipping Costs

There are some additional shipping costs that you may have to incur while transporting your container to Georgia:

  • Custom duties and taxes
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance for the container and goods inside

Most companies give the renters a port-to-port rate, and they wind up with multiple logistics to resolve and get their stuff delivered to its original destination. While choosing a moving service, verify that they are offering you the door-to-door delivery rate to avoid additional inland delivery charges.

Insuring your container and its content is an important decision to make. Due to the complexity of international shipping, you’ll want to make sure you are covered in case of an emergency. The insurance rates are based on the monetary value of your items.

What’s Next?

We hope that the information presented above is sufficient to help you make an informed decision on shipping your container to Georgian ports. Start your planning by getting an affordable quote on our website or call on (888)- 908-6496 anytime.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Bill of Lading?

In international shipping, the bill of lading is one of the most crucial documents. It’s utilized to make sure an exporter gets paid while an importer gets their goods. A bill of lading can be used as both a receipt and a title document for cargo.

What Happens if I Lose My Bill of Lading?

First and foremost, you don’t want to misplace your bill of lading. If an original Bill of Lading is lost, damaged, or stolen, you will not be able to obtain a replacement until the original BoL is located and recovered. Nonetheless, if the BoL cannot be found or retrieved, the shipper, exporter, or importer is expected to take a number of steps to permit transportation without the BoL.

As a result, a letter from the shipper, a court order, a letter of indemnity, a bank guarantee, a commercial invoice, and a packing list are all required. We can ship your products with a Bill of Lading (BOL) once these documents have been delivered and thoroughly inspected by us.

What Type of Goods am I Not Permitted to Ship to Georgia?

Some of the prohibited items for shipping in Georgia include:

● Illegal drugs
● Weapons, Explosives and ammunition-unless prior authorization has been secured.
● Knives and other potentially lethal weapons
● Pornographic materials
● Objects of national importance –unless authorization to do so has been obtained.
● Plants and animals

What Are the Documents Needed When Shipping to Georgia?

When it comes to transporting cargo to Georgia, one of the most crucial things to remember is to have the proper documentation. The following documents are required:

● Copy of passport
● Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
● Packing list
● Detailed inventory
● Pro-forma invoice
● Transportation cost confirmation
● Power of attorney, notarized (non-diplomats)
● Import letter (from accredited organizations)
● Copy of diplomatic card (diplomats)

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

In Georgia, duty rates on imported items are divided into three categories: 0%, 5%, and 12%. Duty-free status is granted to about 90% of items. Food, clothing, agricultural goods, construction materials, organic surface-active agents, and other goods produced in whole or in part in Georgia are among the principal categories of goods subject to increased taxes. Alcoholic beverages are subject to a combined rate of customs taxes. For products worth less than 3000 GEL ($1,079), a cost of €5 ($5.6) is levied on each customs declaration, while for goods worth more than 3000 GEL ($67), a tax of €60 ($67) is charged.

What is the Difference Between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Shipping taxes are tariffs depending on the total value of goods being shipped into the country. Meanwhile, shipping charges are tariffs placed by a country’s government on imported commodities in order to limit the country’s reliance on foreign goods.

How Important Is it to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Although cargo insurance is not required, it is highly advised that you insure your goods in the event of a disaster. By insuring your goods, you can safeguard them from the unavoidable losses that can occur while shipping.

Similarly, while no one desires certain undesirable unforeseeable occurrences, such as robbery or vehicle accidents, they may be caught off guard. As a result, freight insurance is required.

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

A freight forwarder is a person or corporation that specializes in organizing shipments for individuals or businesses to obtain items from manufacturers or distributors. A freight forwarder is not involved in the transportation of goods. Nonetheless, he is a logistics expert who deals with foreign freight on a regular basis.

A freight broker, on the other hand, is a person who acts as a middleman between a shipper and a shipping service provider. Unlike freight forwarders, they normally work in a specific area.

An individual that provides carrier services under their BoL is known as a Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC). An NVOCC functions more like an independent agent than a forwarder.

Why Do FCL and LCL Have Different Transit Time?

The fundamental reason for the disparities in transit time between FCL and LCL is that an FCL user’s container has a straightforward shipping path, whereas an LCL user’s container is intended to visit multiple destinations. This is because FCL shipment only requires one person, whereas LCL shipping necessitates the participation of numerous people. As a result, LCL takes longer to reach its destination than FCL.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

While certain containers are waterproof, this is not true of all of them. Instead, most containers are watertight. Furthermore, vents are built into the upper portion of the lateral walls of containers. These vents aid in the proper ventilation of the containers. Nonetheless, it’s critical to inspect the vents on a regular basis because they’re prone to condensation and rusting when exposed to cold or wet conditions.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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