Cost Of Shipping A Container To Iraq

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

Iraq Container Shipping Cost
Iraq Container Shipping Cost

Are you a business owner who wishes to relocate your entire office to Iraq? Have you been offered a fantastic job opportunity across the country and are seeking services to help you avoid the stress of relocating?

Three Men And A Truck is the best solution for you. The answer to your “why” is that we are always assessing customer issues encountered during international relocations around the world and attempting to adjust our services as a result.

What Are The Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping?

Unlike other agencies that may try to fool you into selecting random services and containers that don’t match your demands, we are very careful about your cost control. Our company gives you reliable information so that you can make an informed decision that considers all of the tangents of shipping.

Some of these are:

  • Your cargo has a maximum payload capacity of 43,000 pounds. 20′, 40′, and 40′ cube containers are available to choose from the list. Imports of communist materials, herbs, and vitamins, knives, jewelry, and other items are all restricted by the Iraqi government. Before packing, these should be licensed.
  • Iraq and the United States are separated by 6,942 miles, which is a large distance. You must calculate your fuel per mile based on this. Natural storms or tidal variations, which could create delays in your transfer, can be insured by our company.
  • From June to October, container transportation is in peak season in the United States. If you want to stay on budget, avoid booking around this period because resources are scarce.

What Size Of Container Is According To Your Requirements?

You can select from a variety of containers in various forms and sizes, as well as by packaging requirements. Here are a few of them:

  • High Cube Containers
  • Open Top Container
  • Thermal Container
  • Refrigerated ISO Container
  • Half-Height Container
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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Iraq

The ones based on ownership are:

  • Full Container (FCL) is designed for single occupancy. This is the ideal option if you need to book one for big freight requirements and isolation. These are more expensive in comparison.
  • FCL stands for “Less Than A Container” and is used for numerous occupants. For cost savings, you can combine your parcels with others, however, there is a weight restriction.

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 Iraq of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1290
40 ft Container$1450

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects$645
Household Goods$735
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$595
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2160
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2660
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3250

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1530
SUV (Container)$1640
Sedan via RORO$940
SUV via RORO$1075

What Are The Types of Transport For Relocating Containers?

Three Men and A Truck offers air and ocean freight services, as well as other services.

Air transport is more expensive, but it takes roughly 4-5 business days to arrive at the desired port. There is a weight restriction on these, and if you go over it, you will have to make repeated journeys.

Oceanic routes can take 67 days and cost up to $1,405 to go from Boston to Umm Qasr. The most urgent option, however, is from Greensboro to Umm Qasr in just 4 days for $2,280. The ships can bear greater weight.

What Other Costs Can Add Up to Your Shipping?

You will be informed of the additional costs as soon as you complete our estimate procurement form. We want to give you a budget that is straightforward and free of misunderstandings.

These are :

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

What To Do Next?

Our nationwide presence is the consequence of a continuous evaluation of client complaints about the unavailability of such services in certain areas. We take pride in your satisfaction.

Simply mail us at or drop a call at (888) 908-6496 right now to get a no-commitment quote today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Documents Do I Need to Have When Shipping to Iraq?

When shipping internationally, you will need to provide some important documents. Below is a list of documents that will be necessary for your shipping process.

Commercial and Proforma Invoices
Bills of Lading
Packing List
Shipper’s Letter of Instructions (SLI)
Automated Export System (AES) Filing
Certificate of Origin (CO)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Operational Instructions
Shipping Under a Letter of Credit

There might be special products that will need special government permission or licenses. Here is a list of some of the products, the needed documentation, and the agencies you will need to acquire permission from:

● Advertising Stickers (Ministry of Financial and Commercial Control)
● Cosmetics (Ministry of Health)
● Dental Instruments (Ministry of Health)
● Diaries (Certificate of Origin)
● Electrical Items (Ministry of Information)
● Food (Ministry of Health)
● Medical Instruments/Medical Equipment (Ministry of Health)
● Medicine (Ministry of Health)
● Military Equipment (You will be needing a tax levy form to clear the goods duty-free. You will also need an import license issued by the Ministry of Interior.)
● Parts (Invoice must include the name, components, and the machine that will use the part)
● Software (Ministry of Communication)
● Audio/Video Tapes (May be delayed for censorship purposes.)
● Telephone Equipment (Ministry of Communication)
● Television (Ministry of Interior)
● Toys (Ministry of Interior)
● USB Sticks (Will require an invoice with the character of the USB stick and the value of the item.)
● Drones (Ministry of Interior)
● Oil and Gas Industry Equipment, and related products (Ministry of Natural Resources)
● Plants/Plant Products (Ministry of Trade)

How Essential Is My Bill of Lading?

The bill of Lading serves as the receipt and contract between a carrier and a shipper. It details everything about the shipment such as its mode of transportation, its destination, the value, and the like. It will also function as a document proving the ownership of the goods.

What Is the Maximum Weight That I’m Allowed to Ship to Iraq?

There are two types of weight to be considered when shipping internationally – Tare weight and gross weight.

Tare weight is the weight of the empty container. The most common containers used are the 20’ and 40’ containers. They are 4,500 and 8,500 pounds, respectively.

Gross weight is the weight of the container, including the maximum weight of its possible contents. For a 20’ container, the gross weight is around 55,000 pounds, while the 40’ container will weigh 67,000 pounds with the full extent of the content.

With this in mind, you will need around 50,500 pounds of contents to maximize a 20’ container and 58,500 pounds of total content weight for a 40’ container.

What Items Am I Prohibited/Restricted to Ship to Iraq?

Aside from the items generally prohibited or restricted to be shipped to all countries or territories, Iraq has its own specifications:

● Israeli Origin Goods
● Products Made in Iran
● Illegal Drugs
● Knives and deadly weapons
● Nuclear material – except for legitimate industry or medical purposes (must acquire the appropriate approvals)
● Meat and milk products
● Artifacts of important religious or historical importance
● Antique carpets
● Magazines, films, and other material that are against the public interest
● Pets and other animals, unless permission has been obtained
● Counterfeit money and goods
● Pornographic material
● Negotiable Bonds, Drafts

What Are the Customs Duties/Taxes That I Should Be Aware of In Iraq?

Effective on the first day of January 2019, the Iraqi customs author announced that they will start enforcing the levy and the collection of customs duties and import taxes that are applicable to goods and commodities imported into the country.

Duty-free import is issued on specific items within a threshold:

● 200 cigarettes
● 50 cigars
● 250 grams of tobacco
● Up to 1 liter of wine or spirits
● 500 ml of perfume in two small opened bottles
● Local currency (Iraqi Dinar or IQD) or foreign currency – must be declared upon arrival

The customs duty rates range from 0% to 50% depending on the product to be shipped.

Is There Any Way to Track My Cargo While It Is In-Transit?

Yes. There is something we call the “cargo tracking system” which will enable you to track your cargo anytime and anywhere. You will need important details about your shipment to do this.

I Want to Get My Container Delivered to My Home. Is That Possible?

Yes. We do offer home delivery for your storage containers! You will be required to have at least 50’ straightaway clearance for a 20’ container and 110’ straightaway clearance for a 40’ container. Make sure that you have enough space for the truck to maneuver and the container to be dropped.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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

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