Cost of Shipping a Container to Poland

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

Poland Container Shipping Cost
Poland Container Shipping Cost

While carrying your items across the border, you may encounter certain difficulties. Once your shipment reaches the border, you may be required to produce legal documents, get permissions, and have it inspected by customs. An inspector will examine the contents of the shipment before allowing it into the nation. All of this should not dissuade you; a professional company like Three Men And A Truck can assist you in shipping your container to Poland.

If you’re looking for a way to get your container to Poland, you’ve come to the perfect place. This guide will walk you through the expenses of shipping your container and the factors that affect them.

Factors That Affect the Costs of Shipping

There are five crucial factors to consider when evaluating the cost of transporting a container. Distance traveled, volume or weight of items, mode of transportation used, destination port taxes, and time of year are all points to consider.

The last point should come as no surprise, given that international shipping has a peak season. Every country, including Poland, experiences a peak season, which has a significant effect on shipping rates. This normally starts in mid-August (summer) and ends in January or February, with a smaller one in between. There is a stronger demand for services during certain times, which might lead your costs to rise dramatically.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

Shipping containers are available in a range of sizes, however, your belongings will most likely be shipped in a 20ft or 40ft container. A twenty-foot container can often store the contents of three rooms, whereas a forty-foot container can transport twice as much. A car will fit into a 20-foot container, but there won’t be much room for anything else. A 40-foot container, on the other hand, has plenty of room for your car and other items. The 40ft container should be considered if you’re shipping a large number of things.

Difference Between FCL and LCL

If you’re carrying a small number of items, you might not need to pay for the entire container. We’ve devised a system that allows clients with tiny cargo volumes to share a container. “Less than a container load” (LCL) refers to this type of incomplete cargo.

If you’re shipping the contents of a one-bedroom apartment, LCL is an excellent choice. In contrast, a volume more than that will necessitate the use of the entire container. A “full container load” is the term for this (FCL).

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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 Poland of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$335
40 ft Container$375

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$36/CBM
Personal Effects$455
Household Goods$620
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$442
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1472
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2075
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2675

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$690
SUV via RORO$795
Sedan (Container)$1040
SUV (Container)$1160

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

How quickly you want your shipment to arrive will dictate the kind of transportation you choose. It also depends on the country of destination and international shipping. You must determine if the shipping is done from port to port or from door to door.

In comparison to other industrialized countries, trucking and road transport in Poland account for the lion’s share of freight traffic, while other modes have much smaller cargo market shares.

The following is a breakdown of the Polish transport and logistics industry by mode of travel:

  • Road = 75.19%
  • Railway = 14.32%
  • Sea = 3.90%
  • Pipeline = 6.32%
  • Inland waterway = 0.22%
  • Air = 0.04%

Additional Shipping Costs

When shipping to Poland 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 this information has helped you better understand shipping costs. All that’s left for you to do now is get a quote. Simply fill out our web form or call us at (888) 908-6496 to get one for free.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Poland?

● The Single Administrative Document. The SAD describes goods and their movement worldwide and is essential for trade outside the EU or non-EU interests. Goods brought into the EU customs territory are, from the time of their entry, subject to customs supervision until customs formalities are completed.
● Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI). An EORI number must be formally requested from the customs of the specific member state to which the company exports.
● U.S. – EU Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA). Shipping to a trader with AEO status could facilitate an exporter’s trade. Its benefits include expedited processing of shipments, reduced theft/losses, reduced data requirements, lower inspection costs, and enhanced loyalty and recognition.
● Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). REACH applies to all chemicals manufactured or imported into the EU in quantities exceeding one metric ton.
● Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
● Restriction on Hazardous Substances RoHS
● Cosmetics Regulation
● Agricultural Documentation (Photo sanitary and Sanitary Certificates)

For more information regarding the required documentation upon entering Poland, click here.

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

Various goods and commodities are subject to import (and export) restrictions to protect the safety and lives of humans, animals, and plants, safeguard national security, or preserve artistic, cultural, or intellectual property.

There is an online customs tariff database, called TARIC, which is designed to show various rules applying to specific products being imported into the customs territory of the EU or, in some cases, when exported from it. To determine if a product is prohibited or subject to restriction, check the TARIC for that product for the following codes: 

● CITES Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species
● PROHI Import Suspension
● RSTR Import Restriction

For information on accessing the TARIC, visit the Import Requirements and Documentation Section through this link.

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

When shipping your goods to Poland, nothing is more important than ensuring the company you work with can deliver your service needs. That’s why we have to tap into the differences between two types of partner companies, such as Freight Forwarders and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs).

More Than Shipping said that The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) classifies Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. They are considered the same during most transportation procedures due to their identical FMC classification, but there are several differences between the two. In the areas of multimodal transport and international maritime, these differences are especially apparent.

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

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

All new and used containers will be waterproof and come with a product guarantee. However, containers sold in “AS-IS” condition may have holes or crooked impairment, such as damaged corner posts. They are priced depending on their capabilities but are not warranted to be wind and watertight.

Ventilation. Vents on the upper part of the side walls are created for moving containers. These might make containers placed inside a wet or cold surrounding vulnerable to wetness and eventually become rusty, so it would be wiser to check your ventilation once in a while.

Can I Track My Container While in Transit?

It can easily make us anxious when we have no constant updates over the container we just shipped, but Three Men And A Truck got your back. You may track your container while it is in transit, and you can use one or all of these ways to do so:

● Personal, up-close monitoring
● GPS asset tracking
● Live Satellite Imagery
● Container Tracking Services
● Automatic Identification System Tracking

To learn more about these tracking ways, click here.

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

The Tariff Browser contains data from the TARIC system (goods nomenclature, duty rates, restrictions, tariff quotas, tariff ceilings, and suspensions) and national provisions (VAT, excise tax, regulations, and non-tariff measures).

The Browser is maintained by the Customs Department of the Ministry of Finances within the framework of the Integrated Customs Tariff Information System – ISZTAR3.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

To prevent paying for additional costs, ensure that you have your Bill of Lading with you to protect the cargo against inevitable losses.

Once this event happens, a cargo insurance policy enforces the cargo interest. Most cargo insurance policies are underwritten on an “all-risk basis.” This means that the insured is covered for risk of loss or damage except for those risks that are expressly excluded in the policy, such as loss or damage due to willful destruction of the goods by the insured or the inherent vice of the goods.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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