Cost of Shipping a Container to Moldova

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

Moldova Container Shipping Cost
Moldova Container Shipping Cost

Are you looking to ship a container to Moldova but don’t know where to start? Is the prospect of managing all the necessary documentation worrying you? Worry no more. Three Men And A Truck is here to take care of all the logistics involved for you. We are a company with an established record of successful shipments to Moldova, and multiple countries around the world. While we will take care of all the details for you, we want you to understand what goes into this type of endeavor. For this reason, we will share the details of what this operation entails.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Moldova

There are main factors to consider when it comes to calculating the cost of shipping a container. These are:

  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped: Your cargo will be priced based on its weight or volume depending on the type of transportation you choose. The former applies to air transport, while the latter is used for cargo ships.
  • The type of transportation used: Transportation of cargo by air is faster, but the cost will be higher in comparison to shipping by sea.
  • Distance: The distance between the two countries will affect the cost of shipping. Shipping from Poland to Moldova, for example, will be cheaper than shipping from Canada.
  • The destination port: The destination port affects the cost of shipping cargo because port fees can vary. Moldova’s main port is the port of Giurgiulești.
  • The peak period for shipping items to Moldova is between August and October. This can extend to February due to Christmas and the Chinese New Year. 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. Let us make the estimation a bit easier. The contents of a three-bedroom house can fit into a 20ft shipping container. A 20ft shipping container, alternatively, can take 48,000 stacked bananas. If you know your intended cargo is more than this, it would be a good idea to look into using a 40ft container.

The available size of a container is calculated in cubic meters (cbm). For instance, a 20ft container has about 25-28cbms of usable space, while a 40ft container has 54-58. While the 40ft container has double the space, it isn’t always double the price.

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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 Moldova of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$645
40 ft Container$735

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$80/CBM
Personal Effects$595
Household Goods$735
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$595
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$940
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$1290
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2050

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$795
SUV (Container)$855
Sedan via RORO$450
SUV via RORO$500

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 common methods of transporting cargo into Moldova.

Cargo transportation by land is possible if the items are coming from neighboring countries.

However, in most cases, cargo is transported by sea or air. Cargo ships take significantly longer than cargo planes, but they can handle a larger load and cost around five times less. Planes are much faster, but you will have to worry about the weight of your cargo.

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: Moldova has an average import tariff of 5.3%. 
  • Inspection: You might be charged for inspection of the shipped items. This will add to the overall cost.
  • 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. The possibility of a war on trade routes can also increase the cost of shipping.

What’s Next?

You should be all set to start your shipping project. The final step is contacting 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

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Moldova?

The person conveying goods and vehicles across a customs border or the authorized customs broker representing an importer must declare goods and vehicles for customs clearance.

A customs declaration must be filled out for every commercial invoice.  A customs declaration has to be accompanied by a contract, invoice, certificate of origin, customs transit document, packing list, terminal handling receipts, and certificate of conformity.

Companies may have to submit business registration documentation, licenses, and other authorizations, which will vary depending on the product and business activity.

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

The list below includes goods that are prohibited from being exported to Moldova:

● Moldovan legislation has special provisions dealing with strategic goods, weapons, munitions, dual-use goods, radioactive and toxic substances, and food products.
● Certain restrictions apply to ethyl alcohol, tobacco products, and oil products. The import of such products is subject to license or permission from various authorities, most notably the Licensing Chamber.
● Temporary import prohibitions are also applied in line with the latest updates on hazardous diseases from the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) and based on EU legislation for certain diseases.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A Bill of Lading is a collection of trade goods’ records accepted on board. It binds a written contract between a client and a transport company. It makes the transaction binding enforceable.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

If you lost the original Bill of Lading, you can’t get a duplicate unless the original document can be shown. You will be required to submit certain documents to obtain another copy, such as a court order, letter from the shipper, bank guarantee, a commercial invoice and packing list, and a letter of indemnity.

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

It’s essential to learn to distinguish between taxes and duties because they often get interchanged.

Customs duties are a kind of tax gathered by customs as government revenue and to protect local industries. This includes anti-dumping taxes, trade tariffs, export duties, and excise duties.

Taxes are government fees placed on purchased products entering a country. This includes value-added tax, sales tax, and goods and services tax (GST).

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

When shipping your goods to Moldova, ensure that the moving company you are working with is the right fit to support your shipping needs. That’s why Three Men And A Truck is here to guide you as you tap into the distinctive elements between two kinds of partner companies, such as Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and Freight Forwarders.

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) categorizes Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. They are often viewed as one during transportation procedures because of their identical FMC nature, but there are certain distinctions between the two.

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

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

While overall Moldovan customs and trade laws comply with WTO requirements, inconsistent implementation of WTO rules sometimes remains a barrier to trade.  These inconsistencies, such as the imposition of arbitrary requirements of additional certificates or permits, informal use of quotas on some imports, or discriminatory treatment of companies importing foreign-manufactured goods can constitute non-tariff barriers to trade.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Some service rendering companies also experience emergencies, and transport companies fall into that trap as well. The number of containers lost at sea is surprising! That’s why we need insurance policies.

To prevent paying for additional costs, ensure that you have your Bill of Lading with you to protect the cargo against inevitable losses. In the event of failure, a cargo insurance policy indemnifies the cargo interest. Most cargo insurance policies are underwritten on an “all-risk basis”.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

All containers will be waterproof and come with a product guarantee. They are priced accordingly but are not guaranteed to be light and watertight.

Vents on the upper part of the side walls are manufactured for shipping containers. These might make containers placed inside a wet or cold environment prone to moisture and may accumulate rust, so it would be wise to have your ventilation checked now and then.

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

Your signature is essential for the delivery documents. That’s why you have to be around once the moving team arrives. This is also the best time to guide the team when the container is delivered so you can check if the goods are still intact.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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