Cost of Shipping a Container to Nepal

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

Nepal Container Shipping Cost

You may run into some issues while transporting your goods across the border. You will have to produce legal papers, obtain permissions, and have your shipment inspected by customs once it reaches the border. Before the package is allowed into the country, an inspector will inspect the things within. All of this should not deter you because a reputable firm such as Three Men And A Truck can help you ship your container to Nepal.

You’ve come to the right site if you’re looking for a means to send your container to Nepal. This guide will walk you through the costs of shipping your container as well as the factors that influence them.

Factors That Affect the Costs of Shipping

When calculating the cost of transporting a container, there are five important criteria to consider. The distance traveled, the volume or weight of your goods, the mode of transportation used, destination port taxes, and the time of year are all factors to consider.

The last one shouldn’t come as a surprise because there is a peak season for international shipping. Every country has a peak season, which has a considerable impact on shipping costs. This usually begins in mid-August (summer) and is followed by a lesser one between January and February. During these times, there is a higher demand for services, which can cause your expenditures to skyrocket.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

Shipping containers come in a variety of sizes, but your stuff is most likely to be transported in a 20ft or 40ft container. Twenty-foot containers can often hold the contents of three rooms, whereas forty-foot containers can carry double that much. To give you a better idea, a car can fit into a 20ft container, but there won’t be much room for anything else. A 40-foot container, on the other hand, can easily fit your automobile and other belongings. If you’re shipping a considerable volume of items, the 40ft container should be considered.

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Difference Between FCL and LCL

You might not have to pay for the full container if you’re transporting a limited number of items. We’ve designed a mechanism that permits clients with small cargo volumes to share a container with others. This form of partial cargo is known as “less than a container load” (LCL).

LCL is a fantastic option if you need to ship the contents of a one-bedroom apartment. A volume more than that, on the other hand, will need the usage of the full container. This is referred to as a “full container load” (FCL).

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 Nepal of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$750
40 ft Container$790

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$65/CBM
Personal Effects$575
Household Goods$655
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$520
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1650
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2060
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3265

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1370
SUV (Container)$740
Sedan via RORO$795
SUV via RORO$795

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

The mode of transportation you choose will be determined by how quickly you want your shipment to arrive. It also depends on international shipping and the destination country. You’ll need to check whether the shipping is done port to port or door-to-door.

Raxaul–Sirsiya, and Jaynagar–Janakpur are the two railway lines that go across the country. The former is mostly utilized for the transportation of freight. Through the Sirsiya dry port container depot, container cargo can be imported into Nepal. Air freight using Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport is another option for transporting goods. It is impossible to ship goods by sea because Nepal is a landlocked country with no ocean boundaries.

Additional Shipping Costs

When shipping to Nepal or any other country, you should be aware of the following additional shipping costs:

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

What’s Next?

We hope that this information has aided you in better comprehending shipping prices. All that’s left now is for you to acquire a quote. To obtain a free one, simply complete our web form or call us at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Nepal?

After the arrival of the cargo, the CA approaches the TIA Customs with specific documents.

● Air waybill
● BBN 4 form of NRB
● Certificate of insurance
● Certified copy of L/C or advance payment
● COO (this is not strictly required except where imported goods are subject to a particular tariff concession on account of their place of origin)
● Enterprise registration certificate
● Invoice
● Letter of authority for CA
● Nepal Customs Declaration
● Packing list
● VAT registration certificate/PAN

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

● Products injurious to health: a) narcotic drugs such as opium and morphine; and b) liquor containing more than 60 % alcohol.
● Arms, ammunition, and explosives (except under government import license): a) materials used in the production of arms and ammunition; b) guns and cartridges; c) caps other than those of paper; and d) arms, ammunition, and other explosives.
● Communications equipment: wireless walkie-talkies and other similar audio communication equipment (except under import license of the GON).
● Valuable metals and jewelry (except permitted under bag and baggage regulations).
● Beef and beef products (Five-star hotels can import beef with a special license issued by the Department of Commerce).

For containers importing from Bangladesh or India, please visit the Nepal Trade Information Portal.

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

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

● Customs duties are incurred every time the client imports a product into Ethiopia. To determine how freely a product can be allowed into the country, the government fixed these fees. 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. Consumer habits are affected by how fast the prices of imported goods change.

● Import Taxes are defined by the government, the standard percentage is the basis of import taxes by the additional cost added to any imported product entering the country. Depending on the country, it is called Value-Added Tax (VAT) or Goods and Services Tax (GST). In terms of implementation, VAT and GST are indistinguishable, but each is applied to various products based on the country importing into.

How Long Does It Take to Clear Customs in Nepal?

The difficulties that are to be faced when following the Nepal customs clearance procedures might be pretty troublesome. You’ll have to be in contact with the customs officers to answer their questions. Another difficulty comes in the form of security procedures to confirm that you’re not trying to export/import anything that opposes a threat to the nation or the citizens.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Cargo insurance protects your container’s value and ensures its safety from physical damage. By deciding to spend a small fraction of your items’ value, you’re watching your rights for when the day the unexpected occurs.

For more cargo insurance details, read here.

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

The customs duty on imported goods is assessed based on their transaction price. The owner of the goods is required to submit to the Customs bills and invoices showing their worth, as well as other necessary documents relating to imports as demanded by the Customs to verify their transaction price.

My Container Is Being Delivered to My Home. How Much Space Is Required?

Imagine getting your container taken out of the ship because you forgot to do your assignment on researching the particular demands of your destination? You should know how much space your space container requires.

● A 20-foot storage container requires at least a straight clearance of 75 feet.
● A 40-foot storage container demands at least a straight clearance of 100 feet.
● For most containers, you need a minimum of 12 feet of width clearance and 20 feet of overhead clearance.

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 in signing particular documents. That’s why you have to be around once the moving team arrives. This is also the best time to guide the unit when the container is delivered to 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 Nepal:

Afghanistan to Nepal
Albania to Nepal
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Armenia to Nepal
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Cape Verde to Nepal
Central African Rep to Nepal
Chad to Nepal
Chile to Nepal
China to Nepal
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Comoros to Nepal
Congo to Nepal
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Nepal
Costa Rica to Nepal
Croatia to Nepal
Cuba to Nepal
Cyprus to Nepal
Czech Republic to Nepal
Denmark to Nepal
Djibouti to Nepal
Dominica to Nepal
Dominican Republic to Nepal
East Timor to Nepal
Ecuador to Nepal
Egypt to Nepal
El Salvador to Nepal
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Eritrea to Nepal
Estonia to Nepal
Ethiopia to Nepal
Fiji to Nepal
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Gabon to Nepal
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Ghana to Nepal
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Grenada to Nepal
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Guinea to Nepal
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Haiti to Nepal
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Hungary to Nepal
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Palau to Nepal
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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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