Cost of Shipping A Container To Indonesia

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

Indonesia Container Shipping Cost
Indonesia Container Shipping Cost

There are factors that have to be considered when shipping items internationally. The size of the cargo and the distance to be shipped are examples of such factors to consider. Three Men And A Truck provides international shipping services, including shipping to Indonesia. First, let us help you understand these factors surrounding the cost of shipping.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping To Indonesia

There are five main factors that would affect the cost of shipping a container, and they are:

  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped: The bigger or heavier the cargo to be shipped, the higher the cost.
  • The type of transportation used: Transportation of cargo by air is faster, but will increase the cost of shipping when compared to shipping by sea.
  • Distance: The distance between the two countries will affect the cost of shipping. 
  • The destination port: The destination port affects the cost of shipping cargo because port fees can vary. 
  • The peak period for shipping items to Indonesia is between July and October, and in very busy years can stretch to December. There is usually a lighter peak period between January and February because of the Chinese New Year. Shipping during this period can affect the cost of shipping.

Which Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

Without experience, it will be difficult to estimate the right shipping container size for your cargo. Don’t worry, we have simplified the math. The contents of a three-bedroom house can fit into a 20ft shipping container, assuming the occupants of the house weren’t hoarders. A 20ft shipping container, alternatively, can contain 48,000 bananas or a single car. If you know your intended cargo is more than this estimation, it would be a good idea to look into using a 40ft container.

These estimations assume your items will fill the container. This kind of shipping is termed Full Container Load (FCL). There are situations where a person’s cargo doesn’t fill a container. Three Men And A Truck has provisions for that, and it is called Less Than Container Load (LCL). In LCL, shipments from different clients are aggregated into a single container and exported. The cost of shipping in LCL is calculated by cubic meters.

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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 Indonesia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$430
40 ft Container$480

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods$430
Personal Effects$365
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$330
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1225
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2068
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3205

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1157
SUV (Container)$1225
Sedan via RORO$685
SUV via RORO$735

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

The primary methods of freight transportation are sea, air, ground, and rail. The first two are the modes of transportation that are most applicable to international shipping. Both sea and air freight transportation are used to export items to Indonesia, with sea freight transportation accounting for 90% of all imports.

The choice of method depends on the kind of item being shipped. If the cargo is made up of household items or a car, shipping by sea is a more suitable option. The cargo is packed and loaded into the container. Then the container is transported by sea, and it arrives at the seaport where it is offloaded, cleared by the authorities, and then sent to the intended destination. It might be transported by a smaller shipping vessel, as the country is made up of small Islands. 

There is also the option of freight transportation by air. It can be quicker than sea transportation, but it is usually more expensive. Smaller items, fragile items, or items that are time-sensitive, will benefit from freight by air.

Additional Shipping Costs

There are usually additional shipping costs when shipping a container anywhere. The additional shipping costs to expect are:

  • Insurance: Insuring items adds to the overall cost of shipping. They are vital in providing much-needed cover for your cargo.
  • Custom fees: Indonesia has import fees ranging from 0% for books and electronics to 40% for other items. There is also a fixed Value Added Tax (VAT) of 10% on all imported goods. All these fees add to the shipping cost.
  • Inspection: You might be charged for inspection of the shipped items.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): This is an adjustment of freight rates across specific trade routes. If the demand for shipping on a route increases, shipping costs might also increase. Shipping costs might also increase if shipping routes have security challenges like piracy or insecurity at docks.
  • Delivery Times: The delivery times can add to shipping costs. Choosing express shipping will have additional costs.

What’s Next?

 The number of variables to consider when shipping a container can bring anxiety, but there is a way to tackle this task. Contact Three Men And A Truck for a free quote. You can fill the online form or call us at (888) 908-6496

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Important is it to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Insurance for your shipment is extremely important and required. This is because the insurance on your items will normally cover any damages or losses that occur during the transportation of the goods, and most nations require an insurance certificate for imported goods.

What is the Difference Between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Although both charges are imposed on commodities, their application and aims are different. For example, taxes are imposed on all commodities purchased in the country, whereas duties are imposed primarily on imported goods to minimize dependency on foreign goods.

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

These three terms are frequently misunderstood; nonetheless, they are not interchangeable. NVOCC’s services are always used as service providers, not as agents. Under their bill of lading, they provide all of the services of a carrier.

Freight brokers serve as middlemen between shippers and carriers. They can work in a variety of countries, although they usually focus on a certain region.

Freight Forwarders specialize in the management of personal and business shipments. They are not, however, involved in transportation. They’re also certified to work in different countries throughout the world.

What Type of Goods Am I Not Permitted to Ship to Indonesia?

Indonesia has a number of commodities that are restricted. The majority of these items are likewise prohibited in other nations. Illicit and narcotic substances, firearms and ammunition, counterfeit notes and coins, pornographic materials, and a variety of other items are illegal in Fiji.

Some commodities, on the other hand, are restricted and require a license and permit from the Indonesian government and authorities before being admitted into the nation by customs.

How Long Does It Take for Cargo to Clear Customs in Indonesia?

In the event of air freight, a clean, clear consignment (without any documentation gaps or restricted/prohibited commodities) will take 3-4 working days, and in the case of sea freight, 12-15 working days.

It’s worth noting that processing ITAS and IMTA takes an average of 4-6 weeks. Because the consignee must be physically present in Indonesia for the clearance to commence, the consignee must time the arrival of shipment within three months.

Is it Possible to Track My Container While it is Still in Transit?

Yes, it’s a distinct possibility. At Three Men And A Truck, we only have your best interests at heart. We offer a tracking system that allows you to keep track of your cargo’s progress and receive updates from time to time. 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.

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

Containers exist in various sizes and can only hold a certain amount of weight. You should be able to load items with a gross maximum weight of 67,200 pounds (30,400 kg) inside a 20-foot container. The gross maximum weight of the 40ft container is the same as the 20ft container, which may surprise you. They can carry up to 67,200 pounds, or 30,400 kilograms of goods.

Do I Need to Be Present During the Delivery of My Container?

Your presence at the delivery location will make it easier for us to ship your products to their final destination. When you’re present, you’ll be able to keep an eye on how we treat your belongings. Being there at the delivery site will also help to avoid long-term problems. You’ll also need to sign some delivery documents, which you’ll only be able to accomplish if you’re present at the delivery location. In conclusion, the answer to the preceding question is YES. You should be present at the time of delivery of your goods.

What Are the Essential Documents Needed When Shipping to Indonesia?

The following documentation must be provided by businesses importing into Indonesia:

● A commercial invoice signed by the manufacturer or supplier showing the documents as truthful and correct.
● Three endorsed originals and four non-negotiable copies of the bill of lading.
● Certificate of insurance
● Packing list
● NIB/import permit
● Customs import declaration

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Not all shipping containers are waterproof; you’ll commonly find that shipping containers are only watertight. This aids in the prevention of precipitation, snow, or rain. However, these containers will almost certainly leak if submerged in water or flooded.

Some containers, particularly those that have already been used, may not be sufficiently ventilated. As a result, you should inspect the container’s vents on a frequent basis. We provide the greatest service at Three Men And A Truck by providing you with the best shipping containers that are adequately ventilated.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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.

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