Cost of Shipping a Container to Seychelles

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

Seychelles Container Shipping Cost
Seychelles Container Shipping Cost

In your search to understand what will affect the cost of shipping to another country, you might get more confused than when you began. Well, we are here to explain what it all entails. Three Men And A Truck ship containers to Seychelles and from experience, we can tell you that the weight or volume of your shipment and the distance it has to travel, affects the cost of shipping. 

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Seychelles

Some factors will affect the cost of shipping. They are:

  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped: The more the volume or weight of your shipment, the more the cost of shipping.
  • The type of transportation used: Transportation by air is quick but it is more expensive than by sea, in most cases that is.  
  • Distance: The farther the shipment has to travel, the higher the cost of shipping. 
  • The destination port: Different ports have different methods of operation and this will affect the cost of shipping.  
  • The peak period: The busiest shipping time to Seychelles is between June and September. Sometimes, January and February are busy as well because of the Chinese New Year. If you ship your items during these periods the high demand might increase the cost of shipping.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

A 20ft container might sound strange to you if you don’t really know how big a 20ft container is. Well, to make it as simple as possible, we will use the contents of your house to explain. Think of all the items in a three-bedroom flat. That is what will fill a 20ft container. If you want to ship your car, know that it will occupy a 20ft container with no space to add anything else. If your items are more in volume than this, then consider getting a 40ft container.

If your cargo is enough to fill a container by itself, then your load will be called a Full Container Load (FCL). If your items are less than a container load, then your shipment will be aggregated with other clients’ items. This kind of load is called Less Than a 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 Seychelles of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1381
40 ft Container$1582

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$142/CBM
Personal Effects$855
Household Goods$1155
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$755
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1550
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2655
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4550

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$1250
SUV via RORO$1355
Sedan (Container)$2158
SUV (Container)$2250

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

Sea, air, land, and rail are the primary methods of transporting cargo. Shipping by sea and air are the two common methods of importing items into Seychelles.  

If you want to ship household goods, cars, or many items like bananas, shipping by sea is a better choice. For large-volume cargo sea freight is more cost-effective.  

Assuming your shipment is time-sensitive or fragile, you might want to consider transportation by air. It is more expensive than transportation by sea but it gets to the destination faster.

Additional Shipping Costs

There are always added costs to the main cost of shipping and they are worth considering. They are:

  • Insurance: If you want your items insured, your costs will increase.
  • Custom fees: Seychelles sets a 15% value import fee on any shipment being brought into the country. So, consider this added cost.  
  • Inspection: Your shipment might be inspected at the port and this will incur costs.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): This is the increase or reduction of shipping rates on certain routes due to the peculiarity of that route like high demand or insecurity. 
  • Delivery Times: The shorter the delivery time you request, the higher the cost. So, your requested shipping speed might add to the overall cost. 

What’s Next?

Now that you know what it all entails, there is one thing for you to do. Call Three Men And A Truck at (888) 908-6496 and get a free quote from us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is a legal document that is handed to the owner of the items being shipped and acts as a receipt for commodities delivered by a carrier (shipping line) or an operator.

This document generally includes a list of the items being shipped, as well as the shipment’s origin and destination. The paper will have the following information:

● Name of the carrier
● Signatures of the ship’s Master and the carrier (or legal representatives)
● Details about the items being delivered (cost, quantity, weight, size, markings/numbers, and so on).
● Date and description of cargo being loaded aboard a ship
● The loading port and the destination port are noted.
● The consignee’s name
● Carrier terms and conditions (or a reference to these)
● Special instructions regarding the shipment

What’s the Difference between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

A Shipping duty is a tax or levy levied by the customs authorities on products imported and exported at the direction of the Seychelles government. In terms of economics, the duty is imposed in order to produce income for the government.

Shipping duties are also imposed to prevent imported items from overwhelming the domestic market. As a result, local goods are protected against imported products’ domination.

Import taxes, on the other hand, is the total of customs duty and local taxes such as VAT, GST, and so on.

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

It’s simple to keep track of a container. Look for the container number, document number, or booking number on your bill of lading, as well as the shipping company that delivered it. These are the details you’ll need to use freight monitoring programs to track your container.

In some cases, having the container number is all you need to maintain track of your goods. Input this number into the tracking system on the shipping company’s website.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Even though not watertight, shipping containers are water-resistant. Rain and other weather conditions are not a problem for them.

Most ISO shipping containers include vents on the sidewalls, which provide for ventilation and reduce moisture buildup. Before the containers leave our yard, most of them are examined to verify that they are weatherproof and leak-free. They also feature ventilation, with each container having at least two vents.

Moisture build-up is far less likely in modern shipping containers than in older ones. They feature increased ventilation, which reduces or completely eliminates the risk of condensation.

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

The Harmonized System is used to classify goods in Seychelles (HS 2007). A restricted number of products imported into Seychelles are subject to an import duty, which is calculated based on the CIF value of the item when it arrives in Seychelles. If exports from the EU and COMESA fulfill the qualifying requirements, they will receive preferential tariff treatment from the EU and COMESA, respectively. Imports of capital equipment by new enterprises, raw materials and industrial throughputs, and personal belongings of persons taking up residence in Seychelles, excluding passenger cars, may be excluded from paying import duty at the discretion of the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment.

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

If you’re shipping one of the goods below to Seychelles, check the shipping instructions carefully on their official government website to avoid delays and detention at customs.

● Acids
● Batteries, Haz and Non-Haz
● Bearer Documents
● Bio Products, Haz
● Blueprints
● Checks, Blank Stock
● Chemicals, Haz and Non-Haz
● Corrosives
● Credit Card Blanks
● Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
● Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
● Flammables
● Furs
● Gases
● Ice, Blue
● Ice, Dry
● Ice, Wet
● Infectious Substances
● Knives (except cutlery)
● Liquor, Haz
● Magnetized Materials
● Oxidizers
● Paints, Haz
● Perfume, Haz
● Poisons
● Precious Stones
● Seeds
● Soil
● Toiletries, Haz

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

If you lose your BL, ask the shipper or exporter how many negotiable and non-negotiable BLs are available. If more BL is obtainable, you may ask them to give you a new one. If the cargo has already arrived at its destination, however, you may be charged demurrage or detention fees to hold the goods at the port warehouse.

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Seychelles?

To identify which papers are required, familiarize yourself with Seychelles import rules first. Failure to submit the appropriate documentation might cause substantial delays, and your consignment could be unable to depart its origin port.

Gather the paperwork listed below to ensure that your shipments arrive on time. The following files are commonly required for shipping to another country:

● 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


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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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