Cost of Shipping a Container to South Sudan

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To South Sudan?

South Sudan Container Shipping Cost
South Sudan Container Shipping Cost

Are you planning to ship a container to South Sudan? South Sudan is located in Africa. There’s a chance that you would pay more than usual when shipping cargo into this country.

To make sure that your cargo will reach its destination without paying too much, hire a reputable moving company. Three Men And A Truck is one of the most trusted moving firms. We are offering high-quality logistics that are available anywhere in the world.

But how much would it cost to ship a container to South Sudan? There’s no clear answer to that because various things are affecting the shipping rate.

To give you an idea about it, here are the factors that affect the cost of shipping.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

Shipping a container to South Sudan would likely cost between $2000 and $3000. However, if you understand how freight firms determine shipping costs, you may be able to get a lower price.

To help you understand, here are the main factors that influence shipping costs:

  • Type of shipment: The shipping rate depends on the weight and size of your cargo. In some cases, heavy items are more costly to transport.
  • Method of transportation: You would spend more if you choose the fastest way of transporting a shipment overseas.
  • Location: Moving companies are calculating the miles traveled by the cargo in determining the shipping cost.

Furthermore, make sure to check the busiest time in the ports of South Sudan. If you ship your cargo during a peak season, which runs from December to February, assume the delays and increased shipping rates.

Although not as significant as the above, these factors can also influence the overall shipping price:

  • 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 South Sudan of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1460
40 ft Container$1760

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$68/CBM
Personal Effects$695
Household Goods$995
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$650
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1455
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2550
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3255

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$890
SUV via RORO$985
Sedan (Container)$1260
SUV (Container)$1330

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

The most often used container sizes are 20 and 40-foot. They are enough to move residential and commercial stuff abroad.

The 20ft container can hold the items of a two-bedroom residence. If you intend to transport more, 40-foot containers are the ideal option. 

You can pay for the whole container regardless of its contents. This type of shipment is called FCL (Full Container Load). If you select this option, your container will be transported even if it is not completely full.

You can pick LCL (Less Than Container Load) shipping if you don’t like to pay for the full container. You and another person or company will divide the costs and storage space.

Different Types of Freight Transportation

There are three forms of freight transit, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. To help you pick the right choice, here are the different forms of freight transportation:

For local and transcontinental shipping, land transit is the most popular form of transport. It has the advantage of being simple and low-cost. However, this mode of freight transportation is limited to places accessible by road or rail.

Sending your stuff to South Sudan by air freight is a cost-effective option if your cargo isn’t too heavy. It’s simple and speedy, and it’s the ideal solution for transporting a few boxes at a time. However, take note that this is a pricey approach; your shipping costs will be primarily determined by the weight of your package.

Sea freight can transport larger cargo for less money. It’s the main option for moving huge volumes of material because it’s the least expensive option.

Though cheap, sea freight is also the most time-consuming option. Your package might take anything from a few days to several weeks to reach its destination.

What’s next?

Now that you know the factors that could affect the cost of shipping a container to South Sudan, 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

Which Documents Are to Be Prepared When Shipping to South Sudan?

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time-consuming. For importation into South Sudan, there are documents that are necessary and they are the bill of Lading, waybill, list of goods, HAC letter, MFNE letter, commercial invoice, certificate of origin, customs exemption certificate, SSMO certificate, IM form, Taxation letter, shipping company letter, HAC permit, travel authorization, and other relevant delivery documents like special permits for restricted items.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

Due to the importance of a bill of lading, loss or destruction of the bill is a serious matter. If the bill is lost, there are things that can be done. They are:

● If lost in transit attempt to track down the bill of lading.
● Contact the freight forwarder of the loss. They will have expert advice and experience with such a matter.
● Some carriers may accept a copy of the bill of lading in place of the lost original. Contact the carrier company to confirm if this is possible.
● Get a letter of indemnity guaranteed by a reputable financial institution.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to South Sudan?

Before shipping to South Sudan, it’s important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Items prohibited from being imported into the country include:

● Alcohol
● Animals
● Chemicals
● Currency
● Drugs
● Explosives
● Firearms
● Fresh Food
● Plants
● Seeds
● Tobacco

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

South Sudan has ad valorem duties assigned to specific categories of items. The duties for specific items are as follows: Mobiles 20%, Tablets 20%, Computers 20%, Cameras 20%, Accessories 20%, Accessories (Battery) 20%, Health & Beauty 20%, Fashion 20%, Watches 20%, Jewelry 6%, and Pets Accessories 12%. These shipping duties are changes regularly so it will be advisable to still contact the customs office of South Sudan. You can also contact Three Men And A Truck for more information on import tariffs in South Sudan.

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

The maximum weight that can be loaded into a container depends on the age of the container, the type of container, the size, and the government-approved, maximum, loading weight. Generally, 20ft containers can be loaded with a maximum of 51,000lbs but cannot be transported by road in most countries with that weight. Most governments have a 44,000lbs maximum weight limit for a 20ft container to be transported by road. A 40ft container can take a maximum weight of 67,000lbs. You should confirm the particular maximum weight allowed with the freight forwarder.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

It is important you get insurance for your cargo because it will give help you deal with loss or damage of cargo. Due to the distance, the cargo has to travel, many things that can go wrong. Insurance will be a good idea particularly when the items will be expensive to replace. Check the insurance to make sure it provides adequate cover as some insurance premiums are less expensive but offer little in terms of cover.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

They have different transit times for various reasons. FCL routes are pretty simple. Once your goods are loaded into the container, it is neither opened nor reworked. It is directly transshipped to the destination hub port as agreed upon in your contract. LCL shipments have many complex processes which include dealing with more than one consignee, transporting goods to various ports, reworking for cargoes. These, together with other factors, cause a longer transit time. LCL is composed of various shipments from different consignees. These cargoes go to different destinations. However, all of these goods will be discharged at a common hub port, where the container will be reworked prior to it being shipped and distributed to their designated ports.

My Container Is Being Delivered to My Home. How Much Space Is Required?

Normally, 20-foot storage containers require about 60 or more feet of clearance space and 40-foot containers require about 100-150 feet or more. The total space you need will depend on the container size, type of truck, and equipment required. The service may need to use a forklift or crane to unload the container if there’s not enough space, which will likely cost you more. In addition to space, consider the weight of the container because a container can weigh when loaded over 44,000lbs. In order for a delivery service to deliver safely, you need to make sure the surface the container will sit on is firm and not soft.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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Congo to South Sudan
Congo {Democratic Rep} to South Sudan
Costa Rica to South Sudan
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Cyprus to South Sudan
Czech Republic to South Sudan
Denmark to South Sudan
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Dominica to South Sudan
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East Timor to South Sudan
Ecuador to South Sudan
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El Salvador to South Sudan
Equatorial Guinea to South Sudan
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Sudan to South Sudan
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Taiwan to South Sudan
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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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