Cost of Shipping a Container to The Netherlands

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

Netherlands Container Shipping Cost
Netherlands Container Shipping Cost

It is difficult to transport things from one place to another. When it comes to shipping from one country to another, though, it’s a very different story. Many things can go wrong due to the vast distance to be traveled. Three Men And A Truck, fortunately, can assist you in comprehending all of the factors that influence overseas shipment. You may rest confident that your shipment is in good hands with the services we provide.

The Netherlands is one of the nations to which we ship containers. The rates at which a container can be shipped, as well as the factors that influence them, will be discussed in this article.

Factors That Affect the Costs of Shipping

Several factors influence the cost of shipping containers to different nations, but five are particularly important. Because of their significance, you must be aware of them before shipping your goods. Factors such as the volume or weight of shipments, the mode of transportation, the distance to be covered by the shipment, the destination port, and the time of year are all aspects to consider.

The type of shipping to employ depends on the volume or weight of the shipments. Choosing between air freight and sea freight has an impact on shipping costs. You get to decide if you want to choose the expensive but fast way (air freight), or the slow but cheaper option (sea freight).

Customs fees and service costs are inescapable in every country’s destination port, although they differ from one to the next. The amount you must pay in customs and taxes is determined by each country.

The cost will also be determined by the time of year when shipping occurs. Shippers and retailers are busiest during the peak season, which runs from August to October. This is due to an increase in shipping costs as a result of the increasing demand for goods.

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Which Size of Shipping Container is Most Suitable for Me?

Today, there are around 16 different types of shipping containers. If you wish to transport goods to The Netherlands, you can pick between a 20ft or 40ft container, depending on the size and fragility of the goods.

If you’re not sure what size container to get, a 20ft container is roughly the size of three bedrooms. It can hold 168 Nascar tires or 4000 shoe boxes, whereas the 40-foot container can hold twice as much. Although the 40ft and 20ft containers have vastly different capacities, the 40ft container does not always cost twice as much as the 20ft.

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 Netherlands of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$245
40 ft Container$335

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$25/CBM
Personal Effects$295
Household Goods$375
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$245
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1285
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$1855
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2650

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$655
SUV (Container)$690
Sedan via RORO$940
SUV via RORO$990

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

There are several modes of freight transportation for delivering goods, but two are particularly important for shipping containers to The Netherlands. They are freight transportation systems by air or sea. The freight system you choose should be determined by delivery time and cost.

While air freight is the most cost-effective method of delivering products quickly, it is more expensive than sea freight. Sea freight is cheaper but usually slow. Using the sea freight method of shipping can help you save up to 80% of the money you would have spent on air freight.

Additional Shipping Costs

Aside from the principal factors that influence the cost of shipping products to the Netherlands, you may incur additional expenses, such as:

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to the Netherlands?

The Chamber of Commerce can provide you with the export documents (all in Dutch) listed below. Just click the URL attached to the record, and you will be directed to its form.

Certificate of Origin
EUR.1 /EUR-MED Movement Certificate
Legally binding electronic signature /Certified export documents
ATA-carnet

Other than the documents listed above, it would be best to consider some documents necessary upon shipping to the Netherlands.

● ATR Certificate
● Exporter Registry Form
● Supplier’s declaration for products of preferential origin
● Invoice declaration of status as acknowledged exporter

Be aware that under the new Brexit agreement between the EU and the UK, you may need to use different documents to import or export goods.

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

The Netherlands prohibits or restricts the importation of the following items:

● Waste material
● Radioactive substances and nuclear material
● Cash and securities above a certain threshold
● Pets
● Counterfeit articles
● Protected animal and plant species
● Animal products and foodstuffs
● Plants, flowers, fruit, and vegetables (phytosanitary products)
● Weapons, ammunition and dummy weapons, and explosives
● Medicines
● Drugs and drug precursors
● Cultural goods (such as art and antiques)
● Pleasure crafts (boats)
● Cars and motorcycles

What Is a Bill of Lading?

After receiving the goods into his charge, the master or agent of the carrier shall, on demand of the shipper, issue to the shipper a Bill of lading showing among other things:

● The leading marks necessary for identification of the goods as the same are furnished in writing by the shipper before the loading of such goods starts
● Either the number of packages or pieces or the quantity or weight as the case may be, as furnished in writing by the shipper via Maritime Act 1987.
● The apparent order and condition of the goods; provided, that no carrier, master or agent of the airline, shall be bound to state or show in the Bill of Lading any marks, number, quantity, or weight, which he has reasonable grounds for suspecting do not accurately represent the goods received, or which he has not had fair means of checking.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

According to Ilo, a notice of loss or damage and the general nature of such loss or damage is given in writing to the carrier or his agent at the port of discharge before or at the time of the removal of the goods into the custody of the person entitled to delivery thereof under the contract of carriage; such removal shall be prima facie evidence of the delivery by the carrier of the goods as described in the Bill of Lading.

Any clause, covenant, or agreement in a contract of carriage relieving the carrier or the ship from liability for loss or damage to or in connection with the goods, arising from negligence, fault, or failure in the duties and obligations, or lessening such liability otherwise than as provided, shall be null and void and of no effect.

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

There are three import levies on goods entering the Netherlands: import duties, VAT, and excise and consumption taxes.

● Dutch importers are liable for payment of these charges at the time of clearing the goods through customs. Temporary imports that will be re-exported are not subject to VAT. An importer may have to post a temporary bond for customs duties and taxes, which is canceled when the goods are taken out of the country.

● A Value-added tax (VAT) is charged on the sale of goods and services within the Netherlands. Unlike a customs duty, which is the same for all EU member countries, VAT is established by the tax authorities of each Member State and differs for each country. At each stage of the manufacturing and distribution chain, the seller adds the appropriate amount of VAT (tax on the amount of value that the seller added to the product, plus the amount of VAT passed on to the seller by the supplier) to the sales price. The tax is always quoted separately on the invoice.

● Excise taxes and consumption taxes are levied on a small number of products such as soft drinks, wine, beer, spirits, tobacco, sugar, and petroleum products. For imports, the excise tax is paid by the importer and is in addition to any customs duty or VAT.

How Long Does It Take to Clear Customs in the Netherlands?

When making international shipments, you often have to provide the recipient’s phone number, so they would probably call you if something were wrong. It might take a more extended waiting period if the customs have selected your package for inspection, and either you have a backlog, or they found something wrong with it.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

Afghanistan to Netherlands
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Congo to Netherlands
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Netherlands
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Denmark to Netherlands
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East Timor to Netherlands
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Estonia to Netherlands
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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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