Cost Of Shipping A Container To Republic of the Congo

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Republic of the Congo?

Republic of the Congo Container Shipping Cost
Republic of the Congo Container Shipping Cost

If you want to ship a container to Congo, or anywhere else in the world, you’ll have to deal with a lot of planning, documentation, and logistics. If you are not experienced with this, it can easily become overwhelming. Fortunately, Three Men And A Truck is more than experienced in dealing with these types of shipping processes. We have a proven track record of excellence and will take care of your needs with efficiency and care.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Shipping

No matter where you’ll ship your container to, there are always the same things to consider when it comes to cost. The distance to travel is an obvious element at play. The further away you are sending your container, the more it’ll cost. The way you choose to transport it is also important. Some forms are slower than others, like sea freight, but they come with benefits in costs. Air freight is faster than most, but can quickly become very expensive.

Next, there’s volume or weight, depending on the mode you selected. For sea freight, volume is the measure they use in regards to the cost of transport. For air, it’s weight. The price will be directly proportional to the amount of items to transport.

Finally, the destination port and the season of the year are things that you’ll have to keep an eye out for. You will always have to pay taxes on every country you ship to, but the service fees can be different depending on the port. The time of the year is important because certain months have increased shipping activity, and this directly translates into higher costs.

Which Size Of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

There are several types and sizes of containers, but people normally work with two: 20ft or 40ft. The former is better for smaller households (about 3 bedrooms of content), while the latter can accommodate double the amount. A 20ft container has 25-28cbm (cubic meters) worth of space, which is about the size of a garage. A 40ft container has 54-58cbm of usable space, so you can comfortably fit a vehicle and many more items in it.

If you don’t have enough items to fill either, you could select an alternate style of load. Full Container Load (FCL) is the traditional option, best for those that have enough to fill a container. The alternative is Less Than Container Load (LCL), where you share the space of a container with other customers.

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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 Republic of the Congo of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$2300
40 ft Container$3400

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to Republic of the Congo.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods$3550
Personal Effects$3250
International House Moving Costs

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International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$2228
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2550
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2725
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3047

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$2080
SUV (Container)$2125
Sedan via RORO$700
SUV via RORO$650

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

Depending on where you are located, and where you are shipping, you’ll be using sea, air, or land freight transportation.

Land freight transportation is the cheapest option, and very effective when it is available. However, if you aren’t connected to the country by land it won’t be a choice.

In other cases, you’ll choose between sea and air cargo shipping. Shipping by cargo plane is the fastest option but it has a limit on the amount of weight you can send. Cargo ships on the other hand don’t have as many limits for weight. Volume is what they account for. However, they are significantly slower than planes, but they are also 5 times cheaper.

Additional Shipping Costs

There are a few additional shipping costs that you need to consider:

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

Custom duties are unavoidable, and will largely depend on the destination country and port. Depending on where your container docks, you might have to cover fees for general inspection, and quarantine inspections. If you are sending your items from the port directly to a location, that will incur extra charges. However, this is the most convenient way to do it.

What’s Next?

All you need now to get started is a price quote. It’s crucial to have one in order to know what kind of budget you’ll need. We can offer you a reliable quote that’s also free. Simply fill out our web form or call us at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Documents Are Required When Shipping to Congo-Brazzaville?

In shipping to Congo-Brazzaville, certain documents must accompany your goods. Such documents are as follows:

● Bill of Landing
● Invoice
● Insurance Certificate
● Packing List
● Certificate of Origin
● Certificate of Analysis
● Purchase Order
● Import License
● Legal Undertaking
● Certificate of Free Sale

What Goods Are Prohibited to Enter Congo-Brazzaville?

Illegal drugs, ammunition, explosives, harmful materials, hyacinths, pornographic materials, and deadly weapons are not allowed in Congo-Brazzaville. Some goods need specific permissions before they can be allowed into the country. Items that are restricted include second-hand materials that are intended for investments, coins, and banknotes. They also require GDRC authorization before they can be approved for importation.

Do I Have To Pay Taxes, Fees, or Duties When Shipping To Congo-Brazzaville?

If you’re into any economic activity in Congo-Brazzaville, they are all subjected to the VAT laws. You have to pay the VAT rate of 18 percent on any product you buy except Glass and Butane gas. The VAT rate is at a reduced rate of 5%. In the republic, all goods are bonded by this law except if given an exception.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

You must attach a bill of lading to your cargo on every shipment. This document identifies the type, quantity, and destination of your goods. This legal document can only be issued by the carrier to the shipper. It performs a lot of functions as well as serving as a form of receipt for your goods after they have been delivered.

What Can I Do If I Lose The Bill Of Lading?

It is better not to lose the bill of lading. This is because you cannot get another copy of the bill unless the original is provided. However, in cases where the bill of lading is lost, the shipper has to clear the carrier of all indemnity by writing a letter indicating that the letter got lost. The shipper should also provide a banknote to protect the carrier financially.

How Long Does It Take for Cargo to Clear Customs in Congo-Brazzaville?

In Congo-Brazzaville, every shipment must undergo clearance and be completed within 14 days. The clearance involves checking all documentation and items to ensure the safety of the country. However, if you have items that are sensitive in your shipment, your clearance might take longer.

Why Do FCL And LCL Have Different Transit Times?

The Full Container Load (FCL) is generally very fast unlike the Less Than Container Load. The LCL is most suitable for small-scale businesses and is also subject to stopping at different locations. However, the FCL on the other hand is more suitable for those shipments that require high-security levels and don’t stop at locations. It also has fewer risks than LCL does. If your business is just starting, the most applicable to you is the LCL.

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

You have to be present at the delivery of your shipment. This is because you would be able to direct our workers to the right destination and at the same time, ensure that all your goods are in perfect condition. Your presence at the delivery site will also enable you to sign the necessary documents. At Three Men And A Truck, we have professionals who will handle your shipment for you with all professionalism.

Can I Track My Container While It Is Still in Transit?

At Three Men And A Truck, we provide tracking systems that enable you to monitor the movement of your container from one point to another. This will enable you to monitor your as it moves towards your destination. So, the answer is yes, you can track your container while it is still in transit.

Are All Shipping Containers Waterproof and Do They Have Proper Ventilation?

Not all shipping containers are waterproof. Most of them are watertight and cannot absorb moisture. You do not have to worry about finding a shipping container. Hiring us for your shipment would take the load off you as we would do everything to get the suitable container for your shipment.

Also, some containers have little or no ventilation, but we will make use of containers that are well ventilated as required for your goods.

Is It Important for Your Cargo to Be Insured?

The answer is yes. You cannot predict how the shipment of your cargo will go, nor can you predict its circumstances. To protect yourself and your goods from unforeseen events, you must insure your cargo. Protect yourself from inevitable events and losses that might happen in the process of conveying your goods down to your destination by insuring them.

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

In a 20ft container, the maximum weight that can be loaded is 44,000 lbs, which are equivalent to 19,958kg. A 40ft container can hold 44,500lbs, equivalent to 20,185kg.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

Guatemala to Congo
Guinea to Congo
Guinea-Bissau to Congo
Guyana to Congo
Haiti to Congo
Honduras to Congo
Hungary to Congo
Iceland to Congo
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Iraq to Congo
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Ivory Coast to Congo
Jamaica to Congo
Japan to Congo
Jordan to Congo
Kazakhstan to Congo
Kenya to Congo
Kiribati to Congo
Korea North to Congo
Korea South to Congo
Kosovo to Congo
Kuwait to Congo
Kyrgyzstan to Congo
Laos to Congo
Latvia to Congo
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Lesotho to Congo
Liberia to Congo
Libya to Congo
Liechtenstein to Congo
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Macedonia to Congo
Madagascar to Congo
Malawi to Congo
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Maldives to Congo
Mali to Congo
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Mauritania to Congo
Mauritius to Congo
Mexico to Congo
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Moldova to Congo
Monaco to Congo
Mongolia to Congo
Montenegro to Congo
Morocco to Congo
Mozambique to Congo
Myanmar, {Burma} to Congo
Namibia to Congo
Nauru to Congo
Nepal to Congo
Netherlands to Congo
New Zealand to Congo
Nicaragua to Congo
Niger to Congo
Nigeria to Congo
Norway to Congo
Oman to Congo
Pakistan to Congo

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

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

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