Cost of Shipping a Container to Romania

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

Romania Container Shipping Cost
Romania Container Shipping Cost

It is quite taxing to move items from one location to another. When it comes to shipping from one country to another, however, the situation is much more complex. Due to the large distance to be traveled, many things can go wrong.

Fortunately, Three Men And A Truck can help you understand all of the aspects that govern international shipping. With the services we provide, you can rest assured that your shipment is in good hands.

One of the countries to which we ship containers is Romania. This article will explain the rates at which a container can be shipped, as well as the factors that determine them.

Factors That Affect the Costs of Shipping

The cost of shipping containers to different countries is influenced by many factors, but five are particularly crucial. You must be aware of them before sending your items due to their importance. Aspects to consider include the amount or weight of shipments, the form of transportation, the distance the shipment must travel, the destination port, and the time of year.

The shipping method to use is determined by the volume or weight of the cargo. The cost of shipping is affected by whether you choose air freight or sea freight. You get to choose whether you want to go the pricey but quick route (air freight) or the slower but less expensive route (sea freight).

In every country’s destination port, customs duties and service charges are unavoidable, but they vary from one to the next. Each country determines the amount of customs duties and taxes you must pay.

The price will also be decided by the time of year when the shipment takes place. During the peak season, which spans from August through October, shippers and retailers are busiest. This is because shipping prices have risen as a result of increased demand for goods.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

There are around 16 different types of shipping containers available today. Depending on the size and fragility of the items, you can transport them to Romania in either a 20ft or 40ft container.

A 20ft container is roughly the size of three bedrooms if you’re not sure what size to acquire. It has the capacity to accommodate 168 Nascar tires or 4000 shoe boxes, but the 40-foot container has the capacity to house twice as much.

Despite the fact that the capacity of the 40ft and 20ft containers are considerably different, the 40ft container does not usually cost twice as much as the 20ft.

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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 Romania of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$460
40 ft Container$620

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$35/CBM
Personal Effects$335
Household Goods$375
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$335
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1760
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2265
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3095

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$1040
SUV via RORO$1160
Sedan (Container)$1460
SUV (Container)$1545

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

For delivering goods, there are various kinds of freight transportation, but two are particularly crucial for shipping containers to Romania. They are air or marine freight transportation systems. You should choose a freight solution based on delivery time and cost.

Air freight is the most cost-effective way to deliver goods rapidly, but it is more expensive than sea freight. Sea freight is less expensive, but it is frequently slow. You can save up to 80% of the money you would have spent on air freight by using the sea freight method of transportation.

Additional Shipping Costs

Some additional costs you might probably pay when shipping to Romania or other international countries include:

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

What’s Next?

Now that you have all of this information, all you need is a quote to get started. We can supply you with an accurate estimate with no obligation at no expense to you. Simply fill out our web form or call us at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Romania?

Before shipping a container to Romania, you have to prepare import documentation and other requirements.

● Single Administrative Document (SAD). Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI). U.S. – EU Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).
● Battery Certification.
● Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
● Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive.
● Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS). Cosmetics Regulation.
● Agricultural Documentation.
● Phytosanitary certificates are required for most planting seeds, fresh fruits, vegetables, and other plant materials.
● Sanitary Certificates (Fisheries).

For more information about the documentation and other certification needed in shipping a container to Romania, please visit Export Gov’s Romania Country Commercial Guide.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

Have you ever been to a grocery store to purchase some items, and in the end, the cashier gave you a list of your purchased goods? That’s how a Bill of Lading works.

A Bill of Lading that holds records of trade goods received on board. It establishes a written agreement between a transport company and its client.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

If a Bill of Lading gets destroyed, lost, or stolen, the client won’t obtain a new copy unless the original document is found. You will need to submit several requirements to get another copy. You may refer to the list below.

● A letter from the shipper, count order
● Letter of indemnity
● Bank guarantee
● Commercial invoice
● Packing list.

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

Listed below are the names of goods that are not allowed to enter Romania.

● Tobacco products
● Alcoholic beverages
● Meat and milk and any items thereof from non-EU countries except for limited amounts from Andorra, Croatia, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, and small quantities of specific products from other countries
● Protected species and products thereof, as listed by the CITES (Washington Convention), include ivory, tortoiseshell, coral, reptile skin, wood from Amazonian forests.
● Pets need to be identifiable (tattoo or an electronic identification system), vaccinated against rabies, and have a health certificate. For more information, please refer to the nearest embassy.
● Maximum of 10 kg of meat, milk, and dairy products coming from Croatia, the Færøer Islands, Greenland, and Iceland.
● Powdered milk for babies, food for children, and exceptional medical food (including pet food) may be allowed if they need not be prior refrigerated opening and that it is brand packaged food and the packaging has an original seal (unless in use at the time). Its quantity must not exceed 10 kg originating from Croatia, Færøer Islands, Greenland, and Iceland, and 2 kilograms if developing in other countries.
● Fish only if it is disemboweled and does not exceed the weight of 20 kg
● Currency – no restrictions if coming from an EU country. Declarable for all traveling outside the EU when the amount exceeds 10.000 euro or equivalent in another currency.
● Coats, fur, and leather shoes made of protected animals will need special authorization.

For more information about the restricted and prohibited goods in Romania, please visit Visa HQ’s Romanian Customs page.

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

In Romania, the standard rate of VAT is 19% and applies to the base of taxation for any taxable operation that is not exempt, or that is not subject to the reduced VAT rate. A reduced rate of 9% applies for services and goods such as prostheses of any type and accessories, except for dental prostheses, deliveries of orthopedic products, medicines for human use and veterinarian use, accommodations within the hotel sector, or with a similar function, such as campgrounds. The same reduced rate also applies to books, newspapers, and tabloids, including textbooks, except for advertising.

Given the magnitude of EU imports every year, it is essential that the value of such commerce is accurately measured for:

● Economic and commercial policy analysis
● Application of commercial policy measures
● Proper collection of import duties and taxes
● Import and export statistics

Address: Str. Alexandru Ivasiuc nr. 34-40, bl. 5, sector 6, Bucureşti, C.P. 60305
Phone: +4021 315 58 58
E-mail: relatiipublice@customs.ro; vama@customs.ro

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

In some cases, containers might get lost, destroyed, or even stolen. Even the number of lost containers every year is staggering! To prevent paying for additional costs, ensure that you can present your Bill of Lading with you to shield the cargo against inevitable losses. In the event of failure, cargo insurance policies indemnify the cargo motive. Most cargo insurance policies are underwritten on an “all-risk basis.”

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

Yes, you should be physically available when the container arrives. You must sign specific documents. It would help if you also supervised the moving crew when the container comes, but you may also allow a different person to manage.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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