Cost of Shipping a Container to Mali

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

Mali Container Shipping Cost
Mali Container Shipping Cost

Without proper guidance, transporting a container to a foreign nation can be a difficult task. As a result, we’ve decided to make this arduous task a piece of cake for you at Three Men And A Truck. We also ship containers to a variety of destinations across the world, including Mali.

In light of these facts, we’ve created a guide on how to assess the costs of shipping a container to Mali. This guide also reveals the factors that influence the rates.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

The volume/weight of products, shipping distance, port of destination, mode of transport, and season of the year all have a role in determining the cost of shipping a container overseas.

The time of year has an impact on the cost of transporting a container. The “peak season” is when shipping costs rise. Higher demand for shipments is seen during the peak season, which falls between August and October every year.

With an increase in the volume/weight of goods and an increase in the shipping distance, the cost of transporting a container internationally increases. Government-run ports are typically less expensive than privately controlled ports. The mode of conveyance used to transport a container has an impact on the shipping cost. The most cost-effective mode of shipping is usually sea freight.

Which Size of Shipping Containers Is Most Suitable for Me?

You have the option of using a 20ft or 40ft container to deliver shipments to Liechtenstein. The weight/volume of the shipments determines your decision. A 20-foot container can house 200 full-sized mattresses or 50 refrigerators, whereas a 40-foot container can hold twice as much. Despite the fact that a 40-foot container has double the capacity of a 20-foot container, it rarely costs twice as much.

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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 Mali of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1920
40 ft Container$2380

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$141/CBM
Personal Effects$895
Household Goods$980
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$880
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2999
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$3940
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4795

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$2390
SUV (Container)$2460
Sedan via RORO$1390
SUV via RORO$1470

Difference Between FCL and LCL

If you have enough things to fill a shipping container, the shipping process will be sped up because your items will be quickly loaded into the container. As a result, unlike groupage, you won’t have to wait for it to fill up before utilizing it.

If you only have a small load and aren’t in a rush, groupage (sharing a container) may be a better choice. This mode of transportation is the most cost-effective, but it is also the slowest. The term for this type of partial shipment is “less than a container load” (LCL).

A volume larger than this, on the other hand, will need the full use of the container. A “full container load” (FCL) is the term for this type of shipment.

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

Air freight, sea freight, road (truck) freight, and rail freight transport are all examples of freight transportation. However, air freight transport is the most widely employed means of freight transportation while shipping goods to Mali. This is due to the fact that Mali is a landlocked country with no connection to the sea. Moreover, if you don’t want to waste time waiting for your items, air freight transportation is the way to go because it’s the fastest means of shipping.

Additional Shipping Costs

Some of the additional shipping expenses you’re likely to encounter when shipping to international countries include:

  • Insurance
  • Container inspection fees
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Custom duties
  • General rate increase
  • Quarantine fees

What’s Next?

Now that you have all of the details, all you need is a quote to get started. We can provide you with a precise quote that is free of charge. Simply complete our web form or call us at (888) 908-6496 to get started.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Mali?

Companies planning to import must present evidence of official business status.
The goods are put in transit at the Port of Dakar (Senegal), cross the border at Kidira (Senegal), and Diaboli (Mali) before being authorized for consumption at Kati (entrance to Bamako). These products include the following:

● Milk
● Heavy or Light Motor Vehicle
● Pharmaceutical Products
● Cereals
● Hydrocarbons
● Edible Oil

For more detailed information on the certification needed to present upon arrival of these products, visit the Trade Portal Mali website.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A Bill of Lading is a compilation of trade goods received on board. It creates a written contract between a transport company and its client.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

The customer wouldn’t obtain a new copy unless the original document was found. You will be required to submit several requirements to receive another copy, such as:

● A letter from the shipper
● Count order
● Letter of indemnity
● Bank guarantee
● A commercial invoice
● Packing list.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

In case of an emergency such as losing your container, you must be prepared beforehand to prevent yourself from stressing out or incurring heavy losses.

What is cargo insurance anyway? Cargo insurance protects your container’s value and ensures its safety from physical damage.

Why avail cargo insurance? By deciding to spend a small fraction of your items’ value, you’re protecting your rights for when the day the unexpected occurs.

For more cargo insurance details, read here.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Mali?

Below is a list including goods that are prohibited from entering Mali.

● Narcotics
● Foreign products labeled as originating in Mali are prohibited imports

The following products require prior approval from the relevant ministry.

● medicines
● veterinary products
● vehicles larger than sedans
● arms and ammunition
● tobacco products
● fishing nets with holes less than 50 millimeters in diameter.

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

Before shipping a container to Mali, you need to know the average tariff rates and types when exporting to the market.

As a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mali’s tax policy distinguishes between intra-regional trade (characterized by a regime of preferential tariffs between regional partners) and extra-regional trade (subject to the power of Common External Tariffs or CET).

Mali applies taxes on imports, including essential goods, inputs or intermediate goods, and consumer goods with progressive tax rates. There is no discrimination based on country of origin.  Mali encourages the import of solar and renewable energy equipment by providing tax incentives. Cultural goods, including books, also benefit from low tax rates.

Along with many other African countries, Mali adopted a draft law to increase taxes on imports by 0.2 percent to be paid by non-African Union countries to contribute to the funding of the African Union’s budget following the signature of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

For more information on tariffs, please visit the websites of the Mali Trade Portal and the Customs Office.

What’s The Difference Between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Before shipping a container to Mali, you must first study the difference between tariffs, taxes, and duties.

Customs duties are incurred every time the client imports a product into Ethiopia. Duties will always be there no matter how much they change.

Tariffs are fees imposed by a government for categories of products at specific times. Like duties, a tariff’s percentage increase is calculated from the product’s import value, and the end-customer receives the fees.

Import Taxes are the standard percentage that is the basis of import taxes by the additional cost added to any imported product entering the country. It is called a Value-Added Tax (VAT) or a Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Can I Track My Container While In Transit?

It can easily make us anxious when we have no surveillance equipment over our container, but Three Men And A Truck has your back. You can track your container while it is in transit, and you can use one or all of these ways to do so:

● Personal, up-close monitoring
● GPS asset tracking
● Live Satellite Imagery
● Container Tracking Services
● Automatic Identification System Tracking

To learn more about these tracking ways, click here.

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

Yes, your presence is essential because you will have to sign some documents. You should also check if your items are in good condition and there are no missing goods.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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