Cost of Shipping a Container to Saint Lucia

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Saint Lucia?

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Saint Lucia Container Shipping Cost
Saint Lucia Container Shipping Cost

Everyone trying to ship cargo to other countries always has a question in mind. How much will it cost me? When that question is answered, another comes up. Why do I have to pay that much? Three Men And A Truck can help you answer both of these questions. This guide will inform you of the factors that affect the price of your shipping to Saint Lucia.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

Several factors affect the cost of shipping. However, some factors play a primary role in this. If not considered, they will no doubt affect your budget in unforeseen ways. We will discuss those that we consider as major influencers.

The Volume/Weight of the Goods

The size and weight of your cargo determine how easy it will be to move them, load, and unload them. The heavier the volume, the more effort it will require to move them. Moving companies charge more for heavy cargoes.

Type of Transportation

Choosing a freight plan affects how much you pay for your shipping. You have to choose between transporting your cargo by using a cargo plane or ship. Ships don’t cost much and you can save up to 30% of your budget by using the sea. However, you will need to ask yourself, can I get my cargo before I need them? Sea freight is cheap but takes time for cargo to arrive. If you want your cargo delivered quickly, you will need to use the cargo plane.

Cargo planes are fast but cost more for transporting bulky goods. Thus, if your goods are bulky, it is best to check for the sea freight rates and delivery date. Then, It is up to you to decide the best plan for your budget or need.

The Distance of the Journey

The transportation system charges more for longer journeys than for close-range transportation. The required traveling distance impacts the cost of shipping. 

The Destination Port

Every nation has a system for the calculation of its customs duties and tax rates. Saint Lucia currently uses the HS 2012 tariff system and calculates duties based on the volume of cargo.

The Time of the Year

Moving during peak shipping season can double the price of your budget. This is when moving companies may be too busy to find you a schedule. The months of April till June usually carry lower rates. In Saint Lucia, shipping in June may be faced with the challenge of heavy rains and September is unpredictable due to possible hurricanes. 

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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 Lucia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$748
40 ft Container$841

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects$649
Household Goods$849
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$542
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1490
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2460
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3460

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1243
SUV (Container)$1376
Sedan via RORO$548
SUV via RORO$668

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

The use of general goods containers of 20ft and 40ft is the common shipping choice. You can also choose from a wide range of other container types.

How Big is a 20ft Container?

A 20ft container is best for small cargo loads. It is 2.35m in width and can carry payloads of over 20000kg. If you cannot calculate the volume of your item, we can assist you with it.

How Big is a 40ft Container?

The 40ft container shares the same height and width as the 20ft but offers more in length. It carries more and is best for high-volume cargo.

The Difference Between FCL and LCL

Full cargo load service means that you will solely use the container for your cargo. Less than container load means that you will share the container with other clients.

Additional Shipping Costs

The following are other charges that require your consideration while planning:

  • Customs duties
  • General Rate Increase (GRI)
  • Container inspection fees
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance cover

What’s Next?

Getting a shipping quote. You can easily get one for free after filling our web form or call (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Saint Lucia?

Cargo shipping is a complex process. It may experience delays if you don’t have the required documents at any stage of the process. This is why you should be aware of the essential documents when shipping to Saint Lucia. Some of them include the bill of lading or airway bill, commercial invoice, packing lists, freight certificate, cargo arrival notice, tax document, and purchase order. You may need other documents based on cargo category or special state laws on the goods you’re importing.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A Bill of Lading is a vital document issued by a cargo-mover or agent to a cargo-owner or broker to serve as evidence of their transaction. It can serve other functions like negotiation document, inventory list, consignee validation document, etc. There are three types of bill of lading and each has its requirements for guiding shipping transactions. It is the most important shipping document.

What Happens If I Can Not Provide My Bill of Lading?

It is important to safeguard your bill of lading especially when it serves as a negotiation document. However, unplanned events may lead to its unavailability or loss. A lost bill of lading usually poses a problem or if it is not presented at customs clearance. You can get a bank guarantee to secure the release of your cargo or use a court order. A court order will involve an advert placement for the loss of the bill of lading, a letter of indemnity for the carrier company, and payment of certain attorney fees.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Saint Lucia?

Certain goods pose risk to national security and health so restrictions are placed on them. Arms and ammunition, and combustible items are not allowed as items for cargo or shipping in Saint Lucia. Other items like alcohol, animals, chemicals, drugs, currency, explosives, perishable foods, plants, and tobacco are also not allowed.

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

You will be required to pay taxes and duties imposed by the ports authorities and government. Custom duties are decided by your destination ports while shipping taxes are decided by the government.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Containers are designed to keep out water from rainfall and storms. Hence, most of them are classified as watertight. Most containers that has issues with ventilation are usually old ones. This is why we ensure that we ship your goods in a new container that is properly ventilated.

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

A freight forwarder is an inter-state or internationally licensed agent who assists a cargo owner with storing and shipping cargo. However, freight forwarders require vessels for cargo movement so they work with the non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC).

NVOCC refers to carrier organizations that transport cargoes with their vessels, while the broker assists the cargo owner with the customs clearing of their cargo.

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

Container capacity is based on the type of container. The basic general use containers of 20ft and 40ft can contain about 67,200Ibs and 67,200Ibs respectively. The type and nature of cargo also influence the capacity of the container.

How Important is it to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

The payment of premium for insurance removes the risk of business loss from the cargo owner, thus removing worry and anxiety about the safety of your cargo.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

A full cargo load (FCL) shipment involves only one consignee. Shipment movement is direct and cargo containers will not be reworked at other ports. Meanwhile, a less than container load (LCL) will have multiple consignees who may not be receiving their cargo at the same port. Containers may be opened and unloaded at several ports in different countries before getting to your port. Time will be spent and different routes will be taken before reaching your port. Consequently, this would lead to a longer delivery time for the arrival of your cargo.

How Much Space Is Required for Home Delivery?

Storage capacity calculation is usually based on your container size. A 20ft container (about 8′ wide) will require a truck of at least 10′ wide to deliver your goods conveniently.

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

It is possible to track a container in transit. You can use the container tracking system to track your cargo by providing your details of container number, bill of lading, and the shipping line.

Is My Presence Required When My Container Is Being Delivered?

The use of a broker does not mean that you should not be available during the delivery of cargo. It is advisable to be present for documentation purposes and to ensure that your cargo delivery is satisfactory to you.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

Afghanistan to St Lucia
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Andorra to St Lucia
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Argentina to St Lucia
Armenia to St Lucia
Australia to St Lucia
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Azerbaijan to St Lucia
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Bangladesh to St Lucia
Barbados to St Lucia
Belarus to St Lucia
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Belize to St Lucia
Benin to St Lucia
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Brazil to St Lucia
Brunei to St Lucia
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Central African Rep to St Lucia
Chad to St Lucia
Chile to St Lucia
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Colombia to St Lucia
Comoros to St Lucia
Congo to St Lucia
Congo {Democratic Rep} to St Lucia
Costa Rica to St Lucia
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Cuba to St Lucia
Cyprus to St Lucia
Czech Republic to St Lucia
Denmark to St Lucia
Djibouti to St Lucia
Dominica to St Lucia
Dominican Republic to St Lucia
East Timor to St Lucia
Ecuador to St Lucia
Egypt to St Lucia
El Salvador to St Lucia
Equatorial Guinea to St Lucia
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Ethiopia to St Lucia
Fiji to St Lucia
Finland to St Lucia
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Gabon to St Lucia
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Grenada to St Lucia
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Haiti to St Lucia
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Kuwait to St Lucia
Kyrgyzstan to St Lucia
Laos to St Lucia
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Lebanon to St Lucia
Lesotho to St Lucia
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Niger to St Lucia
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Panama to St Lucia
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Russian Federation to St Lucia
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Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to St Lucia
Samoa to St Lucia
San Marino to St Lucia
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Senegal to St Lucia
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Sierra Leone to St Lucia
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South Sudan to St Lucia
Spain to St Lucia
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Sudan to St Lucia
Suriname to St Lucia
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Switzerland, {Eswatini} to St Lucia
Syria to St Lucia
Taiwan to St Lucia
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Tanzania to St Lucia
Thailand to St Lucia
Timor-Leste to St Lucia
Togo to St Lucia
Tonga to St Lucia
Trinidad & Tobago to St Lucia
Tunisia to St Lucia
Turkey to St Lucia
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Uganda to St Lucia
Ukraine to St Lucia
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United Kingdom to St Lucia
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Uruguay to St Lucia
Uzbekistan to St Lucia
Vanuatu to St Lucia
Vatican City to St Lucia
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Vietnam to St Lucia
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Zambia to St Lucia
Zimbabwe to St Lucia

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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