Cost of Shipping a Container To Maldives

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

Maldives Container Shipping Cost
Maldives Container Shipping Cost

How wonderful would it be to have everything packed and loaded into cargo in a single day, ready to be shipped overseas?

You may believe this is only feasible in a magical land, but Three Men And A Truck is here to prove you wrong. We are a holistic moving company with a national reputation for long-distance and local moves, as well as international relocations. We can ship your belongings anywhere in the world, including the Republic of Maldives.

What Are the Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping?

What are the things to keep an eye out for to manage your final budget effectively? Are there any red signs that you should be aware of?

Let’s see the answers to some of these questions:

  • The weight of your goods is directly linked to the container you select and, as a result, also affects the charge. You can choose from sizes such as 20′, 20′ cube, 40′, 40′ cube, and others. The Maldives’ government has established licensing procedures for restricted items such as alcoholic items, all products made in “Israel,” religious materials that offend Islam, and so on.
  • The distance between the Maldives and the United States is 9562.89 miles, which is a substantial distance that affects the cost of fuel per mile. You should also be wary of unanticipated increases in fuel prices for both aviation and sea freights, and insure yourself against them.
  • The peak season for container shipping from the United States to Asia is from June to October. Despite our best efforts to provide you with the cheapest deal, we don’t recommend shipping during these due to resource shortages and high demand.
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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 Maldives of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$645
40 ft Container$685

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$65/CBM
Personal Effects$535
Household Goods$595
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$470
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1640
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2050
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2755

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1360
SUV (Container)$1450
Sedan via RORO$940
SUV via RORO$1075

What Size of Container Works Best for You?

You may only need a modest space to move your household goods, or you may demand an entire container to transport automobiles and electrical equipment. Our experts can assist you in making an informed pick among the many containers.

Some of the types are:

  • High Cube Containers
  • Open Top Container
  • Thermal Container
  • Refrigerated ISO Container
  • Half-Height Container

There are two categories based on ownership, such as:

  • Customers that prefer solo occupancy book Full Container Loads (FCL). These require less time to deliver and are completely within the control of the client.
  • Less Than A Container Load (LCL) is a term that refers to a container that can be used for multiple occupancies. This type may cause a delay in reaching the destination due to the preferences of other occupants.

What Are the Types of Transport for Relocating Containers?

Our company provides services of air and shipping freights from the United States to the Maldives.

Air travel takes less time (about 2-4 days) and is much more expensive. There are weight limits of 20,000 pounds, and you cannot load heavier cargo.

Waterways are more cost-effective and weight-tolerant. They can, however, take up to 47-56 days to reach their destination, so they should be avoided if you need to get anywhere quickly. Their starting costs might be as little as 920.00 dollars from New York to Malé, for example.

What Other Costs Can Add Up to Your Shipping?

Fill out our quotation form and let us know what you need, and we’ll get you a custom quote straight away.

The following are some examples of generic added charges that may appear on your bill:

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

What to Do Next?

Choose us for world-class shipping services and to sit back and relax while we handle the difficult moving process.

Mail us at – info@threemenandatruck.com or drop a call at our toll-free number (888) 908-6496 right now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to the Maldives?

The Maldives Customs Service lists the documentation required upon shipping a container to the Maldives:

● Pre-Valuation Form
● Commercial Invoice
● Packing List
● Bill of Lading, Airway, or Courier Waybill
● Documents stating the costs borne by the buyer and the seller indicated in the Pre-evaluation form
● Insurance Policy for insured goods
● A bond receipt or Post Waybill for goods imported through post
● Courier Airway Bill or Delivery Order for goods imported through courier service
● Documents stating all the costs incurred for the goods to be brought to the clearing Customs port
● Documents stating the payment details or how the payment is to be made for the goods
● Proforma invoice or the purchase order
● Any agreement made in writing between the buyer and the seller
● Itemized list of prices for spares, components, types of machinery in case the prices are given in aggregates for such goods
● Original of the De-registration certificate if the imported interest is a pre-registered vehicle other than Motorcycles and Auto cycles
● If the imported good is a marine vessel, the “Additional Information Sheet for Marine Vessels Form” prescribed in the Schedule (18) of this Regulation
● Original of Certificate of Origin, if the preferential rate of duty is claimed
● Permits from relevant government authorities for goods requiring such permit for importation
● Any other information regarding the imported goods which the importer wants to share with Customs

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

You should absolutely get insurance when shipping a container overseas. A cargo insurance policy indemnifies the cargo interest. Most cargo insurance policies are underwritten on an “all-risk basis.” This means that the insured is covered for risk of loss or damage except for those risks that are expressly excluded in the policy, such as loss or damage due to willful destruction of the goods by the insured or the inherent vice of the goods.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to the Maldives?

Whether you’re taking a luxury trip to the Maldives to enjoy the place and its amenities, or you’re wealthy enough to settle on this small island, you might want to take into consideration what items are not allowed to enter the place.

● Narcotics and psychotropic substances
● Pornographic material (including sex toys) such as books, magazines, films, videos, DVDs, and software
● Religious materials offensive to Islam
● Live pigs
● Idols (for worship)

Other than the prohibited items listed above, restricted goods might require specific permits to import them:

● Liquor and alcoholic products
● Pork and its by-products
● Chemical and Chemical Products
● Pets
● Firearms/Explosives/Weapons and Ammunition
● Live Plants and Animals
● Medicine
● Tobacco and Tobacco Products
● Communication Equipment

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

Payments to Customs should be made in Maldivian Rufiyaa or by cheque drawn from a Maldivian Rufiyaa account. Where facilities are available, payments may also be made electronically. The payment of import duty should be made to Customs within 15 (fifteen) days from the date of the assessment of the Goods Declaration.

If the duty payment is not made within the period mentioned above, the goods declaration will be canceled. The goods declared in the canceled Goods Declaration can be released for import after submitting a new Goods Declaration.

What’s The Difference Between A Freight Forwarder, a Broker, And An NVOCC?

When shipping your goods to the Maldives, nothing is more important than ensuring the company you work with can deliver your service needs. That’s why we have to tap into the differences between two types of partner companies, such as Freight Forwarders and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs).

According to More Than Shipping, The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) classifies Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. They are considered the same during most transportation procedures due to their identical FMC classification, but there are several differences between the two. In the areas of multimodal transport and international maritime, these differences are especially apparent.

A freight broker is a person that serves as the intermediary between a freight transportation provider and the shipping client.

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

It would take at least seven days for the container processing and the necessary codes for billing updates after retrieving all essential data.

Do I Need to Be Present When My Container Is Delivered?

Yes, your presence is required when the container is delivered because your signature is needed for specific documents. You also have to supervise the moving team when the container arrives to check if the goods are damaged.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

Grenada to Maldives
Guatemala to Maldives
Guinea to Maldives
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Guyana to Maldives
Haiti to Maldives
Honduras to Maldives
Hungary to Maldives
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Indonesia to Maldives
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Jamaica to Maldives
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Jordan to Maldives
Kazakhstan to Maldives
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Kiribati to Maldives
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Korea South to Maldives
Kosovo to Maldives
Kuwait to Maldives
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Liechtenstein to Maldives
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Mali to Maldives
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Monaco to Maldives
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Myanmar, {Burma} to Maldives
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Nauru to Maldives
Nepal to Maldives
Netherlands to Maldives
New Zealand to Maldives
Nicaragua to Maldives
Niger to Maldives
Nigeria to Maldives
Norway to Maldives
Oman to Maldives
Pakistan to Maldives

Palau to Maldives
Palestine to Maldives
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Philippines to Maldives
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Russian Federation to Maldives
Rwanda to Maldives
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Maldives
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San Marino to Maldives
Sao Tome & Principe to Maldives
Saudi Arabia to Maldives
Senegal to Maldives
Serbia to Maldives
Seychelles to Maldives
Sierra Leone to Maldives
Singapore to Maldives
Slovakia to Maldives
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Solomon Islands to Maldives
Somalia to Maldives
South Africa to Maldives
South Sudan to Maldives
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St Kitts & Nevis to Maldives
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Sudan to Maldives
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Yemen to Maldives
Zambia to Maldives
Zimbabwe to Maldives

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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