Cost of Shipping a Container to Saint Kitts and Nevis

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Saint Kitts and Nevis?

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Saint Kitts and Nevis Container Shipping Cost
Saint Kitts and Nevis Container Shipping Cost

There are certain factors that affect the cost of shipping a container to Saint Kitts and Nevis. These factors lead to variations in the costs of shipping and can sometimes complicate things for you. Why not let a team of experts take care of that for you? Three Men And A Truck are ready to help you ship your container to Saint Kitts and Nevis without difficulty.

This guide will explain all the factors involved in shipping a container to Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

The factors that affect the cost of shipping a container to Saint Kitts and Nevis are:

The Volume/Weight of the Goods

Sea freight is more interested in the size of the goods while air freight deals mostly with the weight of the goods. The weight or volume of your goods will tell the type of shipping you should use.

Type of Transport

The mode of transportation depicts the time and cost it will take to deliver your goods to their destination.

The Distance of the Journey

Ideally, a shipment covering long distances is more expensive than a short-distance trip. Therefore, distance determines shipping costs.

The Destination Port

The customs tariffs and service costs for imported products are unavoidable. Saint Kitts and Nevis have a VAT of 17% for imported goods.

The Time of the Year

December to April is the peak season in Saint Kitts and Nevis. However, the best time for shipping is between May and June.

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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 Saint Kitts and Nevis of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$660
40 ft Container$745

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$55/CBM
Personal Effects$569
Household Goods$819
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Saint Kitts and Nevis services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$482
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1600
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2410
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3410

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1213
SUV (Container)$1316
Sedan via RORO$518
SUV via RORO$618

Which Size of Shipping Container Will Work Best for Me?

20ft and 40ft containers are the two types of containers that are most traditionally used when it comes to international shipments.

How Big is a 20ft Container?

A 20ft container has the ability to store the contents of a three-bedroom home, or about the size of an average garage.

How Big is a 40ft Container?

A 40ft container affords you double the space of a 20ft container with just a fraction of the expense. It is good value for money for customers with large cargos.

The Difference Between FCL and LCL

A “Less Than Container Load” (LCL) is a system designed by us for persons with small cargo volumes to share a container.

A “Full Container Load” (FCL) is a situation whereby a customer is using an entire container because his belongings exceed that of a one-bedroom apartment.

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

The information below will help you make a choice on the mode of transportation to use:

Sea Freight

Saint Kitts and Nevis have just one sea harbor at Basseterre that is capable of handling cargo ships. Sea freight is not as expensive as air freight.

Air Freight

Saint Kitts and Nevis have an 8001 runway airport in Basseterre with direct flights to London, New York, and Miami. Air-freight is the fastest means of shipping items between two global destinations.

Truck Freight

Saint Kitts and Nevis have a good road network with five main bus routes.

Train Freight

Saint Kitts and Nevis have a narrow gauge railway of 58km that is centered in Basseterre but circles the entire island. Train freight is not affected by weather conditions or traffic.

Additional Shipping Costs

You also need to consider other additional shipping charges such as customs duties, general rate increase (GRI), inland delivery charges, container inspection fees, insurance cover, and quarantine fees, while shipping your container to Saint Kitts and Nevis.

What’s Next?

The next thing to do is to seek the services of Three Men And A Truck so that your shipment to Saint Kitts and Nevis will arrive at its destination without any issue or complications. In need of a free custom quote, kindly fill out our web form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Documentation is a very important area in international shipping. This is why you must have the necessary documents required for importing an item(s) into a particular country.

In Saint Kitts and Nevis, you are required to have an import license, bill of lading, insurance certification, commercial invoice/packing list, and any other customs documents demanded by the customs authority of the country.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is a very important document issued by a moving company to their client that serves as a receipt to their cargo. It also has details of the terms of the contract between the moving company and the shipper.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

Losing the bill of lading is a huge deal as it is a very important shipping document. However, in the event of a loss of the document, you should get a letter from the shipping company detailing that the bill of lading is lost, a court order directing the carrier to make delivery to the holder of the title of the goods, and a letter of indemnity that is drafted by a bank or an insurance company.

What Type of Goods Am I Not Allowed to Ship to Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Like many other countries, there are certain items that you cannot import into Saint Kitts and Nevis. For instance, importing items like counterfeit currency notes, foods deemed unhealthy for human consumption by a competent public health authority, pornographic materials, hard drugs, knives, and publications associated with black magic is highly prohibited in the country, while firearms/ammunition, and rare species of plants/animals are amongst restricted items in the country.

What Kind Of Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Need To Pay When Shipping to Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Most items shipped into Saint Kitts and Nevis attract a duty of 25%. However, their tariffs vary based on the category of the imported goods and it is being calculated using CIF (cost, insurance, and freight). There’s a VAT of 17% that is levied on imported goods, and you are also expected to pay other tariffs such as custom service charge, import duty, and excise duties (depending on the items you are bringing into the country).

What Is the Difference Between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Although they are both levies placed by the government of a country on goods, they aren’t exactly the same kind of fee.

Shipping duties are placed with the intention of reducing dependency on foreign products, while shipping taxes are fixed calculated rates that are placed on purchased goods.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Most containers are built with small vents that can provide ventilation enough to reduce dampness in the container.

Also, containers are not built to be waterproofed, rather they are built to have the capacity of preventing rainwater from entering inside them. In cases whereby there’s a flood or the container submerges into the sea, water will be able to get into the container.

What’s the Difference Between These Three: a Freight Forwarder, a Broker, and an NVOCC?

NVOCC stands for Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier, and they normally render all the services of a carrier using their own bill of lading, while a broker is a middle person in charge of facilitating negotiation between a shipper and a carrier. Freight forwarder is the one that plans the shipment of the goods from a manufacturer to the market or final distribution point.

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

The weight of your cargo will be able to help you decide the kind of shipping container you should use for your shipment. For instance, the 20ft container is only capable of storing or carrying nothing more than 67,200lbs of goods, while the 40ft container can also take up to 67,200lbs of goods.

How Important is it to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Insurance for your goods is very important when indulging in international shipping because it serves as a means of restoring any lost/damaged items in your cargo that might have arisen due to environmental or natural factors (e.g., storm or hurricane).

Many countries in the world normally ask for your certificate of insurance before you can be allowed to complete shipping your goods to the country. This is why in some cases insurance isn’t only recommended, it’s mandatory.

Can I Track My Container While It is in Transit?

Yes, you can track your container while in transit. There is a container tracking system that is capable of telling you the whereabouts of your cargo.  All you need to do is provide your container number, bill of lading, booking number, and name of the shipping line, in order to locate the position of your container.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

Three Men And A Truck can help you ship a container from anywhere in the world to St Kitts & Nevis:

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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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