Cost of Shipping a Container to Serbia

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

Serbia Container Shipping Cost
Serbia Container Shipping Cost

You want to ship items to another country and you wonder what sort of things will affect the cost. For a start, the size or volume of the shipment and the distance the destination country is from you, are factors that will affect it. While you consider this, know that Three Men And A Truck ships items to Serbia. Let us help you understand things you need to know while shipping cargo.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Serbia

Five main factors would affect the cost of shipping a container, and they are:

  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped: The volume and weight of the item directly affect the cost of shipping.
  • The type of transportation used: The method of transportation picked affects the cost of shipping. Air is generally more expensive than sea transportation. 
  • Distance: The distance between the country of origin and the destination country will increase or reduce the cost of shipping. 
  • The destination port: Different ports have different fees and this can influence the cost of shipping. 
  • The peak period for shipping items to Serbia is between July and October. Shipping during this period can influence the cost of shipping because of high demand.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

If you don’t have experience in shipping containers, you might not know what size is appropriate for your items. Let us help you do the math. A 20ft shipping container will contain the contents of a three-bedroom flat. Alternatively, it will contain a single car with no space. If you know that your cargo is more than these estimates, a 40ft container will be a better option. 

If your items fill up a container and you don’t want to share the container with another client, then your load is called a Full Container Load (FCL). Not every shipment requires a container to itself. For such items, loading them with other items from different clients is done. This kind of load is called Less Than Container Load (LCL). Both are measured in cubic meters. 

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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 Serbia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$655
40 ft Container$855

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$65/CBM
Personal Effects$885
Household Goods$1280
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$555
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1265
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2665
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3225

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$1050
SUV via RORO$1150
Sedan (Container)$1350
SUV (Container)$1555

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

The primary methods of freight transportation are sea, air, ground, and rail. For Serbia, all methods of transportation are used because it is landlocked. 

Shipping containers to the country by sea is suitable for large cargo because it is more cost-effective. Cars, household items, and food are usually shipped by the sea. Since this country is landlocked, shipments by sea will still involve land transportation because the containers will be docked at another country’s port and then transported inland by vehicles or train.  

You could also consider transportation by air. In this case, it is important to note that costs might be higher than shipping by sea. It is usually suitable for smaller volume items and items of a time-sensitive nature.

Additional Shipping Costs

The previously mentioned primary factors that affect cost aren’t the only things to consider when shipping a container. Sometimes there are added costs like:

  • Insurance: You might have to pay a premium for your shipment.
  • Custom fees: Serbia has a free duty tax on shipments less than $50 in value. If it is above $50 then you will have to pay a 20% fee on the shipment. 
  • Inspection: Shipping to the country is bound to incur inspection fees. It is worth noting.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): This is the increase or reduction of shipping rates determined by the high demand of shipments through a route. For Serbia, the GRI might add to the shipping cost as they don’t own a seaport. 
  • Delivery Times: If you desire quicker shipping, you might pay a higher price.

What’s Next?

The next step is simple, call us at (888) 908-6496. Why? Three Men And A Truck aim to give you the best service possible at the most affordable price. We mean this and that is why if you call us, you will get a free quote for your shipment.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Serbia?

The documentation required to export containers to Serbia is determined by their government’s regular trade policy and the sort of products being imported. The paperwork required for import into Serbia is influenced by the items being imported, multilateral, bilateral, or unilateral trade agreements, and Serbia’s other trade regulations.

In every country, though, the documentation procedure for importing items into Serbia is essentially the same. For product and service entrance, all WTO members require the same certifications and licenses. This is the most frequent documentation necessary for shipping a foreign container, to give you a better understanding:

● Commercial and Proforma Invoices
● Bills of Lading
● Packing List
● Shipper’s Letter of Instructions (SLI)
● Automated Export System (AES) Filing
● Certificate of Origin (CO)
● Incoterms
● Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
● Operational Instructions
● Shipping Under a Letter of Credit

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

Yes, you can keep track of your container while it’s on its trip. To do so, make sure you have your shipment’s tracking number.

To monitor your container, go to the shipping company’s website and enter the tracking code.

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

It’s critical to visit or verify the official website of Serbia if you’re exporting goods to the country. This saves you time and money by avoiding the items, which might cause delays or increase shipping prices.

Here are some examples of goods that you are not allowed to bring into Serbia:

● Acids
● Antiques
● Artwork, Fine
● Batteries, Haz and Non-Haz
● Bearer Documents
● Bio Products, Haz and Non-Haz
● Checks, Cashier
● Checks, Payroll
● Checks, Personal
● Chemicals, Haz and Non-Haz
● Corrosives
● Cosmetics, Haz and Non-Haz
● Credit Cards
● Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
● Deeds
● Drugs, Non-Prescription
● Flammables
● Gases
● Ice, Blue
● Ice, Dry
● Ice, Wet
● Infectious Substances
● Ivory
● Liquor, Haz and Non-Haz
● Magnetized Materials
● Money Orders
● Oxidizers
● Paints, Haz
● Perfume, Haz
● Poisons
● Political Materials
● Toiletries, Haz
● X-Rays

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is necessary when shipping cargo. A bill of lading (BOL) is a shipping receipt, a freight carrier-shipper contract, and a title document all rolled into one.

The bill of lading is a legal document that gives the driver and carrier all of the information they need to properly handle and bill the transportation of goods.

The following is typical information seen on a bill of lading:

● Details about the shipper or NVOCC, such as the entire firm name, address, and contact information
● Details about the consignor, such as the entire firm name, address, contact information, and any required Tax ID numbers. A CNPJ number, for example, is assigned to cargo bound for the ports of Montenegro.
● Details, such as the complete name of the firm, its address, and contact information, should be included in the notification.
● Details about the freight forwarder, such as the entire firm name, address, contact information, and FMC number.
● The carrier’s Booking Number, as well as any internal reference numbers for the shipper, consignee, or package.
● Name of the vessel and the Voyage Reference Number
● Loading and Unloading Ports
● Number of the container

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

FCL shipments arrive faster since their routes are simple to follow. After your products have been put into the container, the shipping workers will not open or reload it. Your container will be delivered to the address indicated in your contract or to the destination site.

Most LCL shipments, on the other hand, take longer to arrive. The procedure and route are more complicated because the container carries items from a variety of people. The container will be updated at different ports.

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

It is not always required for you to be there for the delivery. You may always get someone to manage your transport process. However, being there when the container is delivered will allow it to be put in a location that is convenient for you.

If nobody is present to receive delivery on the specified delivery day, the transport crew will place your container in the most suitable location and according to your contract’s instructions/requests.

How Long Does It Take for Cargo to Clear Customs in Serbia?

Customs clearance usually takes less than 24 hours, although it can often take many days or weeks for items to be examined.

Serbia follows a standardized procedure for importing and exporting documentation (generally requiring a bill of lading, etc.). Serbia continues to align its paperwork with the EU.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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