Cost of Shipping a Container To Slovakia

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

Slovakia Container Shipping Cost
Slovakia Container Shipping Cost

When considering the cost of shipping a container, there are many things to think about. The weight of the cargo you intend to ship and the distance to the destination are obvious things that will affect the cost of shipping. Three Men And A Truck ships items to Slovakia and we will help you understand all the factors that will affect the cost of shipping your intended cargo.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Slovakia

Some factors will affect the cost of shipping because they are the metrics by which shipping is calculated.

The volume and weight of the items to be shipped will affect the cost of shipping. As the weight of what you want to ship increases, the cost of shipping will increase. This is the same for the volume.

The type of transportation used will affect the cost of shipping. Air travel in most cases is more expensive than sea transportation. Shipping to Slovakia, in particular, might be just as expensive by sea because it doesn’t have its own seaport so there may be added costs to get the items inland.

Distance to the destination will affect the cost of shipping. The farther the distance to the destination, the higher the cost of shipping.

The destination port affects the cost of shipping. Each port has its fees and duties. This affects the cost of shipping.

The peak period influences the cost of shipping. May to October is the busiest period for shipping in Slovakia. If you pick this period to send your goods, you might pay higher rates.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best For Me?

Knowing the size of shipping containers that will fit your cargo is very difficult. With our experience, we made it a tad easier. If you are moving the contents of your three-bedroom flat or 100 washing machines, you will need a 20ft container. Anything more than that will require a 40ft container. 

If you fill a container, the loading system is called Full Container Load (FCL). If your cargo isn’t that much and it comprises a few items, then you will require the Less Than a Container Load (LCL). Different items from different clients are aggregated into a single container. The payment rates for LCL 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 Slovakia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$470
40 ft Container$630

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$36/CBM
Personal Effects$345
Household Goods$385
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$345
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1770
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2275
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3045

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$1070
SUV via RORO$1165
Sedan (Container)$1465
SUV (Container)$1555

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

Most of the items shipped in the world are transported internationally by air and sea. However, for landlocked countries like Slovakia, land transportation is very important because that is how the sea cargo is brought into the country from the coastlines of neighboring countries.

Transportation by sea is good for high-volume cargo because heavy cargo can be easily transported and it is cost-effective.  

Freight transportation by air is suitable for small-sized packages. It is also particularly preferred for time-sensitive cargo. Note, that air transportation is more expensive than sea or land in most cases. 

Additional Shipping Costs

Sometimes there are added costs to the estimate that you are given. These added costs include:

  • Insurance: To have a cover for your items, you might need insurance and this adds to the overall cost. 
  • Custom fees: Slovakia has a value-added tax (VAT) of 10 or 23% depending on the type of item being imported. This is an added cost to consider.     
  • Inspection: Your shipment might be inspected and this adds to the overall cost of shipping. 
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): Certain shipping routes incur higher rates due to the high traffic that passes that route. Security also affects the cost of shipping. 
  • Delivery Times: Delivery times affect the cost of shipping as express shipping is more expensive than normal speed shipping.

What’s Next?

Head to our website and fill the online form for a free quote. You can also get a quote over the phone, also free. Call Three Men And A Truck at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Slovakia?

The nature of the imported commodities as well as the Slovakian government’s trade rules dictate the documentation required to transport a container to Slovakia. As a result, we have managers who will assist you in getting the necessary papers for your cargo to be transported to Slovakia. The bill of lading, original invoice, and/or proforma invoice are some of the most common import documents necessary to export from other countries to Slovakia.

What is a Bill of Lading?

The word “Bill of Lading” refers to a vital legal document that you must have on hand before shipping to any country. The Bill of Lading, often known as the BL or BoL, is crucial because it specifies the type of commodities, the number of goods, and the destination of the cargo. As a result, we must show it to the Slovakian Customs officials.

When your items are dispatched to the pre-specified region, the BL also serves as a shipment receipt.

What Happens if I Lose My Bill of Lading?

The Bill of Lading, as previously noted, is an extremely crucial piece of documents. As a result, you should make every effort to protect it at all times. This is because you won’t be able to receive a new Bill of Lading if you’ve lost your original Bill of Lading forever. For example, if it was fully burned in a fire or stolen, you won’t be able to replace it.

When these unfortunate circumstances arise, certain measures can be put in place to assist you with shipping your goods without a BoL. The best alternative is for the shipper to write a letter detailing the occurrence, seek a court order, issue a letter of indemnity, receive a bank guarantee, and present a commercial invoice or packing list.

As a result, if you’ve performed these steps and we’re satisfied, we can ship the items to Slovakia without a bill of lading.

What Type of Goods Am I Not Permitted to Ship to Slovakia?

Certain commodities are subject to certain regulations to enter Slovakia, and regardless of their worth or number, they require the authorization of the Slovakia government.

Preferably, a license must be secured before passing through customs, preventing the goods from being held.

The Slovakian government prohibits the following items:

● Animals
● Alcohol
● Antiques
● Asbestos
● Bullion and currency
● Chain letters
● Dangerous goods, and comb materials
● Electrical appliances
● Fur
● Hosiery
● Ivory
● Jewelry
● Lottery tickets
● Live trees and other plants
● Pornography
● Precious metals
● Reproductions of banknotes or designs resembling them
● Saccharine
● Seeds and fruit
● Shoes
● Toys

Why Do FCL and LCL Have Different Transit Time?

A “Full Container Load” shipment is one in which a customer uses an entire container to send his goods. An LCL shipment, or “Less Than Container Load,” involves many clients shipping their merchandise in one container with limited cargo volumes.

There will be a variation in travel time based on the factors involved in these two types of shipments because an FCL package does not need to be modified or redirected away from its planned route (i.e. from the loading port to the final destination). Due to several owners of the container’s contents, an LCL shipment will be altered and rerouted to multiple routes.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

The majority of shipping containers are built in such a way that rain cannot penetrate them once they have been sealed. It does not imply that they are waterproof, but rather that they are watertight. This is due to the fact that when submerged in a large amount of water (such as the sea), they are compelled to take in water.

Additionally, air vents are installed on opposite sides of a shipping container to guarantee that moisture is minimized and the container is properly ventilated. Most poorly ventilated containers have been used before. Nonetheless, you shouldn’t be concerned because we ship in new containers with adequate ventilation.

What Are the Differences Between Shipping Duties and Shipping Taxes?

The government levies taxes on citizens. You’ll have to pay taxes on anything you buy, whether you’re importing or exporting. In contrast, shipping duties are akin to indirect taxes imposed on consumers of imported goods. Shipping duties, to put it another way, are taxes levied on goods transported across international borders.

What Customs Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to Slovakia?

Slovakia uses the Brussels Tariff Nomenclature since it is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Customs taxes, value-added tax (VAT) of ten percent or twenty-three percent, and excise tax are all applicable to goods imported into Slovakia. On the 1st of January 2001, a 3% import surcharge was abolished. However, surcharges are levied on about 80% of imports in Slovakia.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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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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