Cost of Shipping a Container to Oman

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

Oman Container Shipping Cost
Oman Container Shipping Cost

How much does shipping a container to Oman cost? The answer to that depends on numerous factors because there are many things that could affect the overall shipping fee.

But despite that, you can still do things to help you keep your expenses to a minimum, like hiring a reliable logistics company.

Three Men And A Truck is one of the most trusted moving companies. We assure you that there will be no hidden charges when shipping your cargo anywhere in the world.

But to help you know and calculate your expenses, here are the different factors that could affect your shipping cost.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

You would probably spend around $2000 to $3000 in shipping a container to Oman. But that price could still go down if you have an idea of how freight companies calculate your shipping cost.

To help you with that matter, here are the factors that affect the cost of shipping:

  • Cargo type – The moving company will measure and weigh your cargo to calculate your shipping rate. If it exceeds the maximum limit, you will pay a higher amount because they might add the penalty fee to your shipping cost.
  • Location – If your cargo’s destination is far away from its origin, you will pay a higher moving fee. Most shipping firms will use the distance traveled by your shipment to compute your shipping fee.
  • Transportation mode – Each mode of transportation charges different amounts for the shipping fee.

Moreover, make sure to avoid shipping your cargo during the peak season because shipping fees are higher than usual during that period.

The busiest time in the shipping industry occurs during summer and around the Chinese New Year. Meanwhile, in Oman, the peak season starts in October and ends in April.

Though not as major as the ones mentioned above, the following can also have an impact on the overall moving costs:

  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Taxes and Custom fees
  • Inspections
  • General Rate Increase
  • Storage
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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 Oman of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1230
40 ft Container$2065

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$70/CBM
Personal Effects$780
Household Goods$985
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$460
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1585
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$1885
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2285

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1380
SUV (Container)$1485
Sedan via RORO$745
SUV via RORO$795

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

There are many types of containers, but the 20ft and 40ft containers are the ideal choices for household and business shipments.

The contents of a two-bedroom apartment can be stored in the 20ft container. If you need to transfer more than that, then 40ft containers are the best choice.

You can pay for the full container regardless of its contents. This is referred to as FCL or Full Container Load. If you choose this type of shipment, your container will be shipped even if it’s not full.

If you do not want to pay for the entire container, you can choose LCL or Less Than Container Load shipment. You will split the expense and storage space with another person or company.   

Different Types of Freight Transportation

There are three types of freight transportation, and each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. To give you an idea, here are the different types of freight transportation:

  • Land transit is the most utilized mode of transportation for local and intercontinental shipping. It has the benefit of being simple and inexpensive. This kind of cargo transportation, however, is confined to areas reachable by road or rail.
  • Air freight is a practical solution for moving your belongings to Oman. It’s quick and easy, and it’s the best option if you’re simply moving a few boxes at a time. However, keep in mind that this option is costly; your cost of shipping will be largely dictated by the weight of your cargo.
  • Sea freight can deliver bigger payloads at a lower cost. It’s even the primary mode of transportation for large amounts of cargo. Although it is the cheapest choice, it is also the most time-consuming. It might take several days to several weeks for your shipment to arrive at its destination.

Since you’re shipping a container to Oman, your only option is either air or sea transport. You can only use land transit if the destination of your cargo is reachable by road or railway.

What’s next?

Now that you know the factors that could affect the cost of shipping a container to Oman, your next move is to contact us! We’ll give you a free quote then we can start packing your things.

You can call us at (888) 908-6496 or send us an email at info@threemenandatruck.com.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Documents Are Needed For Shipping To Countries Like Oman?

There are a few important documents you need when shipping internationally. Below is a list of items you will need:

Commercial and Proforma Invoices
Bills of Lading
Packing List
Shipper’s Letter of Instructions (SLI)
Automated Export System (AES) Filing
Certificate of Origin (CO)
Incoterms
Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Operational Instructions
Shipping Under a Letter of Credit

There might be special products that will need special government permission or licenses. Additional documentation is essential to ensure the safety and security of the country it will be imported into. Examples of additional documents you might need are:

There might be special products that will need special government permission or licenses. Additional documentation is essential to ensure the safety and security of the country it will be imported into. Examples of additional documents you might need are:

• Health Certificate
• Ingredients Certificate
• Inspection Certificate
• Pre-Shipment Inspection certificate
• Phytosanitary Certificate/quarantine certificate
• Radiation Certificate
• Electronic Export Information
• Certificate of Health or Sanitation
• Generic Certificateof Origin
• Dangerous Goods Certificate
• Fisheries Certificate
• Fumigation Certificate
• Halal Certificate
• Dock Receipt and Warehouse Receipt
• ISPM 15 (Wood Packaging) Marking certificate
• Product manual or Product catalog
• Certified Engineer’s Report
• Chartered engineer’s certificate
• Product specification certificate

How Important Is My Bill of Lading?

The Bill of Lading is an official legal document that acts as receipt, title, and contract between the carrier and the shipper. It details the route of the shipment, the mode of transportation used, and the quantity of the goods. As a title, it passes the right to possession of the goods from one party to another.

What Happens If I Lost My Bill of Lading?

A Bill of Lading getting lost happens more commonly than you would think. If you do happen to lose yours, you must first notify your shipper. There might be other copies of the bill. If there are no other copies, you will be unable to generate a new one. There are multiple complicated steps that you and everyone involved in the shipping process will need to take to ensure that your goods are delivered.

What Are Prohibited And Restricted Items When Shipping To Oman?

Oman has a list of restricted and prohibited items just like every country in the world. As per Oman’s rules, there are quite a lot of items you might be prohibited from shipping into the country.

Prohibited items are goods forbidden by law to enter the country. Below is a list of items you cannot ship to Oman:

• Alcoholic Beverages
• Cash Letters
• Cigars
• Israeli Origin Goods
• Khanjars
• Lithium Metal Batteries
• Military Equipment
• Negotiable Bonds, Drafts
• Products Made in Iran
• Tobacco Products
• Acids
• Ball Bearings
• Bearer Documents
• Bio Products
• Checks, Cashier
• Chemicals
• Clocks/watches
• Coffee
• Communications equipment
• Compact discs
• Computer components & parts
• Computer software
• Corrosives
• Cosmetics
• Credit Card Blanks
• Credit Cards
• Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
• Drugs
• Electronic equipment
• Electronic games
• Film, Developed
• Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
• Films: promotional, training
• Flammables
• Foodstuffs
• Furs
• Gases
• Graphite Products
• Herbal Products
• Herbal Tea
• Blue Ice
• Dry Ice
• Wet Ice
• Infectious Substances
• Items offensive to Muslim culture
• Knives
• Laser disc
• Magnetized Materials
• Medical samples
• Mineral Products
• Oxidizers
• Paints
• Parts, machine & electronic
• Phones/modems
• Poisons (Toxics)
• Powders
• Radar equipment
• Radio equipment
• Radioactives
• Radios or parts thereof
• Seeds
• Spice
• Synthetic Marijuana (K2)
• Tapes, audio cassettes
• Tapes, video cassettes
• Telecommunications equipment
• Toys
• Walkie Talkies

What Are Additional Fees That I Might Be Paying When Shipping to Oman?

Foreign or non-American/GCC countries will adhere to Oman’s tariff schedule, which issues duties not exceeding 10%. The average rate of import taxes is 3.2%. Bilateral trade in industrial and consumer products, with exception of specific products like certain textiles and apparel products, is duty-free.

Is It Possible to Track My Cargo While It Is in Transit?

The “cargo tracking system” allows you to track your cargo. It also allows you to track your shipment at any time and from any location around the world. Your container number, Bill of Lading, booking number, and shipping line will all be required.

Are the Containers Safe and Well-Protected?

Yes. All of the containers used are waterproof and well-ventilated. They are manufactured with vents on the upper portion of the container walls and the floors are made of 5/4” pressure treated marine plywood made from tropical timber such as keruing, apitong, or bamboo.

How Long Will My Shipment Be In Oman Customs Before It Is Cleared?

LCL and FCL cargos require different processes, which is why they won’t be cleared at the same time. An FCL cargo can be cleared in 6-7 business days, an LCL cargo will be cleared in 7-9 business days, and an Air Cargo is possibly cleared within 4-5 business days.

Since Oman is an Islamic country, the schedule can change during Ramadan which is an important religious period for Muslims that happens annually. An FCL cargo will take 8-9 business days, an LCL cargo will finish clearing in 10-12 business days, and an Air Cargo will be cleared within 5-6 business days during this solemn period.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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