Cost of Shipping a Container to the Solomon Islands

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Solomon Islands?

Solomon Islands Container Shipping Cost
Solomon Islands Container Shipping Cost

Many individuals overspend on transporting containers to other countries. If you want to keep your costs down, make sure to hire a reliable shipping business like Three Men And A Truck. We provide high-quality logistical services that help you save time and money. We can transport your cargo to any location in the world, including the Solomon Islands.

However, how much does it cost to move containers internationally?

Usually, your expenses would be around $3000. There is no clear answer to this because many factors influence transportation costs. To give you a better idea, here are the factors that affect the cost of shipping:

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

Many factors are determining your cost of shipping. However, the characteristics of your shipment, its destination, and the type of transportation all influence your expenses.

Furthermore, the time you ship your container will have an effect on the total cost.

Between June and August, the ports of the Solomon Islands will be very busy because these are the periods when most tourists visit the nation. If you’re shipping a container during these months, expect some increase in the shipping price.

Moreover, the following could also affect the cost of shipping your container to the Solomon Islands:

  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Taxes and Custom fees
  • Inspections
  • General Rate Increase
  • Storage
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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 Solomon Islands of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$460
40 ft Container$575

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$54/CBM
Personal Effects$695
Household Goods$890
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$695
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1495
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2565
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3425

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$845
SUV via RORO$910
Sedan (Container)$1350
SUV (Container)$1525

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me? 

You may transport your products to the Solomon Islands in either a 20-foot or 40-foot container.

The best solution for your cargo is determined by its features. A 20-foot container, for example, can hold 200 full-sized mattresses or 50 refrigerators.

A 40-foot container can hold twice as much, but even if it has a larger capacity, it does not always indicate that proportionally more expensive. That’s because the price changes according to the type of shipment. You can choose from FCL (Full Container Load) and LCL (Less Than Container Load).

You will be charged for the whole container in FCL. Even if it isn’t completely full, the moving company will move it. Meanwhile, you’ll share storage space and the cost of using the container in LCL.

Different Types of Freight Transportation

Air freight, sea freight, road (truck) freight, and rail freight transit are all examples of freight transportation.

The most cost-effective choice is land freight. It uses roads and railroads to transfer your cargo to a new location. Despite its low cost, this is not always the best option because it is limited to areas that can be reached by car or railway. So, if you’re shipping from the United States, land freight is not an option for transporting a container to the Solomon Islands.

To transport your cargo to the Solomon Islands, you may select between air and sea freight. Each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, so pick one that best fits your plan.

Air freight is a possible option because it would just take a few days to deliver. But if you are saving money, refrain from using this option. It charges the highest shipping fee amongst other types of freight transportation.

So, if you want to save money, sea freight is the right type of transportation for you. However, keep in mind that this kind of transport is slower than air freight. It’s possible that your belongings will arrive in a few days or weeks.

What’s Next?

Now that you know the factors that could affect the cost of shipping a container to the Solomon Islands, your next move is to contact us! We’ll give you a free quote then we can start packing your things.

You can call us at (888) 908-6496 or send us an email at info@threemenandatruck.com.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Essential Documents Needed When Shipping to the Solomon Islands?

The importance of documentation in international transportation cannot be overstated. This is why you must have all of the relevant documentation in order to import an item(s) into a specific country. You must have an import license, a bill of lading, insurance certification, a commercial invoice/packing list, and any other customs paperwork requested by the Solomon Islands’ customs department.

What Type of Goods Am I Not Allowed to Ship to the Solomon Islands?

Prohibited Items

● Counterfeit currency
● Indecent articles, films, and other media.
● Honey.
● Matches containing white or yellow phosphorus.
● Opium and other illicit narcotics.
● Royal arms.
● Flick knives, gravity knives, and knuckle dusters.
● War relics.

Restricted Items

● Live animals must be declared at the border, and importing them may require a permit
● All food products must be declared to Customs upon arrival, including meat, eggs, vegetables, nuts, and pet food.
● Prescription medication.
● Alcohol, including rum, brandy, and whisky.
● Arms and ammunition.
● Cannabis sativa.
● Worn clothing.
● Tear gas.
● Electrical equipment.
● Fireworks.
● Fluoroacetamide.
● Items of cultural significance.

What is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is a vital document that a moving company issues to their customers and serves as a receipt for their cargo. It also contains information on the moving company’s and shipper’s contract terms.

What Happens if I Lose My Bill of Lading?

The loss of a bill of lading, which is a vital shipping document, is a major setback. The best and simplest approach is to search for it because once you’ve lost the original bill of lading, you won’t be able to get another one. In the case that the bill of lading is lost, you should prepare a letter stating that the document has been lost, a court order requiring the carrier to deliver the items to the holder of the title, and a letter of indemnity drafted by a bank or insurance company.

What Type of Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to the Solomon Islands?

Import Duty Rate

Most imported goods are subject to four different ad valorem import duty rates: 20, 15, 10, and 5%. Certain importers, such as the Solomon Islands National and Provincial governments, consular and diplomatic missions, regional and international organizations, cultural, educational, health, religious, scientific, and meteorological materials, initial capital investment, registered charitable organizations, and raw materials or industrial inputs imported by manufacturers, are exempt from the duty.

What is the Difference Between Shipping Duties and Shipping Taxes?

Although they are both charges imposed by a country’s government on commodities, they are vastly different. Shipping duties are imposed to reduce reliance on foreign items, whereas shipping taxes are calculated rates imposed on acquired commodities. In other words, all purchases are subject to taxes, while imported goods are subject to duties.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Waterproof shipping containers do exist, although they are not widely used. Almost all shipping containers, however, are completely watertight. They’re water-resistant in the sense that they keep most rain, snow, and precipitation out. The containers, however, will leak if they are submerged or flooded. To prevent water or moisture from entering the container, most of our shipping containers have thick rubber seals around the doors. Since most containers have just one access point, water can be effectively stopped by hardening the region around the doors.

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

The weight of your cargo will assist you in determining the type of shipping container to employ for your shipment. For example, a 20-foot container can only store or transport 67,200 pounds of cargo, whereas a 40-foot container can likewise carry 67,200 pounds of cargo.

Can I Track My Container While It is in Transit?

Yes, you can track your container while in transit. At Three Men And A Truck, we have 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, to locate the position of your container.

What is the Difference Between Freight Forwarders, Freight Brokers, and an NVOCC?

A freight forwarder is a person or corporation that specializes in organizing shipments for individuals or businesses to obtain items from manufacturers or distributors. A freight forwarder is not involved in the transportation of goods. He is, nevertheless, a logistical expert.

A freight broker, on the other hand, is a person who acts as a middleman between a shipper and a shipping service provider.

A Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) is an individual that provides carrier services under their bill of lading. An NVOCC functions more like an independent agent than a forwarder.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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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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