Cost of Shipping a Container to Namibia

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

Namibia Container Shipping Cost
Namibia Container Shipping Cost

International shipping can be a massive headache when you don’t know your way around it. However, you can free yourself from these worries when you hire professionals to assist you, such as Three Men And A Truck. This article can guide you through the uncertainties of international shipping to Namibia.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Shipping

Shipping to Namibia is influenced by several factors which alter the shipping rates and delivery rates. The major ones are discussed below:  

The Volume/Weight of the Goods

Volume or weight is a primary consideration in international shipping. Cargoes are weighed before the price is decided. Heavy cargoes cost more to transport due to the difficulty it presents to move them. However, weight is less important than volume when it comes to sea shipping.

Type of Transport

Namibia has several modes of importation due to its borders of sea and land. Your choice will be determined by how much you’re willing to spend and the time of delivery.

The Distance of the Journey

Another factor of relevance is the distance between the pick-up and delivery locations. Charges are priced based on how far the journey will be.

The Destination Port

If your country is part of the South African Customs Union (SACU), customs duties should not be listed on your worries. Locations outside the union territories are taxed based on percentage and commodity category.

The Time of Year

Peak seasons affect shipping pricing both locally and internationally. Selecting your move date on off-peak seasons can save you lots of funds on your budget.

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Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

It is important to understand the different modes of transportation to choose the best for our plan and budget.

Sea Freight

Sea freight is about five times cheaper than air freight and will help you save a huge part of your budget. It charges less for bulky goods and easily transports cargo across national borders.  However, its bulky nature and vessel speed do not allow speedy delivery of cargo.

Air Freight

This easily is the fastest freight transportation. It is also expensive. So if you don’t mind the cost and you are working with a tight schedule, this is your best bet.

Truck Freight

This involves the transportation of goods through roads on land. It’s the quickest for transportation from neighboring countries. Delivery can also be carried straight to your home or office without stopping for loading or unloading on the way. It is flexible but expensive when compared to train freight.

Train Freight

It is a less expensive model of transportation on land. Its delivery schedule is more dependable than that of the truck freight as it is not easily affected by the weather. However, it will require transportation to your home or office after delivery.

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 Namibia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1760
40 ft Container$2060

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$130/CBM
Personal Effects$795
Household Goods$1160
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$1160
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1650
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2060
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2650

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1160
SUV (Container)$1230
Sedan via RORO$855
SUV via RORO$895

What Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

Container choice is essential for the comfort and safety of your cargo. It comes in different sizes and some are specially designed to meet special needs. The 20ft and 40ft containers are general commodity containers that are commonly chosen.

The Difference Between FCL and LCL

We have the full container load service for clients that want cargo privacy or can solely afford a container. The less than container load is for clients who cannot afford a container. Client’s whose cargo can’t fill a 20ft container can choose to share with other clients.

Additional Shipping Costs

Other charges that can affect your budget are listed below:

  • Customs duties
  • General Rate Increase (GRI)
  • Container inspection fees
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance cover

What’s Next?

Get a free quote and begin your shipping plans by filling our online form or call us at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is necessary when shipping containers. The bill of lading (BOL) serves as a freight receipt, a contract between a freight carrier and a shipper, and a title document. The bill of lading is a legally binding document that gives the shipping company all of the information they need to properly handle and charge the freight shipment.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

The delivery of your goods will be delayed until a fresh Bill of Lading is produced or confirmation is received from the shipper that the cargo may be released without a Bill of Lading.

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

When shipped to Namibia, the products on this list are subject to additional limitations. If you want to import any of the following items into the country, be sure you follow the shipping regulations to prevent customs delays and holds:

● Airline Ticket, Blank
● Alcoholic beverages
● Antiques
● Batteries, Haz
● Bearer Documents
● Bio Products, Haz and Non-Haz
● Checks, Blank Stock
● Checks, Cancelled
● Checks, Cashier
● Checks, Payroll
● Chemicals, Haz
● Corrosives
● Cosmetics, Haz
● Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
● Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
● Flammables
● Foodstuffs
● Furniture
● Furs
● Gases
● Ice, Blue
● Ice, Dry
● Ice, Wet
● Infectious Substances
● Magnetized Materials
● Medical Supplies
● Money Orders
● Oxidizers
● Paints, Haz
● Perfume, Haz
● Poisons
● Seeds
● Sports Equipment
● Stamps
● Stocks
● Stocks, Non-Negotiable
● Toiletries, Haz
● Watches
● X-Rays

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Yes, shipping containers have vents. Small pressure-activated vents near the ceiling on the sidewalls make shipping containers airtight and watertight. The purpose of these vents is to help with heat and moisture build-up. These, however, aren’t always successful in preventing condensation on the bottom of the roof or the walls.

Some of the shipping containers are also watertight and waterproof. They are resistant to water and other extreme weather. A shipping container is designed to float if it falls into the water while being transported by sea.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

One of the reasons it arrives faster than LCL shipments is the whole procedure’s simplicity. The FCL processes and routes are straightforward. The shipping team will not open or update the container once your items have been stored inside. Your container will simply be transported to its target destination.

LCL shipment is a more complicated and time-consuming process. The container will be opened and updated in a number of ports because it contains cargo from a variety of persons. As a result, LCL goods take longer to arrive than FLC shipments.

What is the Maximum Weight That Can Be Loaded into a Container?

The maximum container payload depends entirely on the container’s design and quality. The capacity and measurement information is printed on the container’s doors and CSC plate.

The most common shipping containers are 20′ and 40′ steel or aluminum containers. The maximum weights for various container types are as follows:

20ft Container

● 2.300 kg/5.071 lb. Tare Weight (Empty Shipping Container)
● 25.000 kg/ 55.126 lb. Payload (Maximum freight weight that a container can transport)

40ft Container

● 3.750 kg/8.268 lb. Tare Weight
● 27.600 kg / 61.200 lb. payload

What’s the Difference between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Customs officers in a country levy shipping fees on products that are carried into the country. The value of an item sets the value paid for imported products. Shipping taxes are also known as customs charges, tariffs, or import tariffs in some cases.

Meanwhile, the government levies a shipping duty on products imported from foreign countries. Customers are expected to be less interested in the products as a result of the price increase, pushing them to shop at the local market instead.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Cargo insurance is required to safeguard cargo from losses that are unavoidable throughout product shipment.

The safe delivery of cargo is not guaranteed by carriers. It’s entirely possible that the containers will be damaged during transportation. To make matters worse, the carrier may be exempt from liability for cargo loss or damage under the terms of the contract or by law.

Under maritime law, ocean carriers, in particular, are well-protected. There is no assurance that the ocean carrier will be held liable if your items are lost or damaged while being carried by water.

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

You do not need to be present on location. You may appoint someone to receive and sign the cargo delivery paperwork. However, we urge that you attend as soon as the container arrives so that it may be put in a location that is practical for you. If you are unable to appear, the shipping company will place your container in the most convenient area.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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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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