Cost of Shipping A Container To Ireland

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

Ireland Container Shipping Cost
Ireland Container Shipping Cost

So, you want to ship items to Ireland, but you don’t know what will affect the cost of such a shipment. For a start, the size of your cargo, and the distance between the originating country and the destination country, will be a factor in determining the cost of shipping. There are other factors to consider, but first, know that Three Men And A Truck ships items to Ireland. We will help you understand what it all entails. 

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping To Ireland

There are many factors that can and possibly will affect the cost of shipping, but there are five main factors that are a certainty:

  • 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 Ireland is between July and October, and in very busy years can stretch to December. Shipping during this period affects 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 100 washing machines 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 called 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 Ireland 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 Ireland.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$67/CBM
Household Goods$480
Personal Effects$385
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$430
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1768
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2203
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2804

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1553
SUV (Container)$1634
Sedan via RORO$855
SUV via RORO$895

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

The primary methods of freight transportation are sea, air, ground, and rail. The first three methods are the most popular in bringing cargo into Ireland. Rail freight transportation is used inland to transport cargo within the country.

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. 

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: Ireland has import fees ranging from 0% for items below €135 to 2.5% for items above €135 in value. 
  • 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.
  • Delivery Times: The delivery times can add to shipping costs. If express shipping is required by a client, there will be 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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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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