Cost of Shipping a Container to Spain

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

Spain Container Shipping Cost
Spain Container Shipping Cost

Spain is one of the most popular places in the world. This country is expecting a large number of tourists yearly.

Since the ports in Spain are often busy, the cost of shipping a container to this country could be higher than usual. Also, there could be delays since plenty of cargo is arriving and departing every day in Spain.

Fortunately, you can avoid all those problems. Three Men And A Truck is a moving company with services available all over the world. We can guarantee that your shipment will arrive anywhere safely and on time.

But how much would it cost to ship a container to this country? Let’s take a look.

How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Container to Spain?

International shipping costs approximately $3,000. That price is for a full container load. Smaller cargo loads are usually cheaper, probably around $2000.

However, take note that the price is just an estimate. The shipping rates are influenced by a variety of factors such as container size, load size, transportation mode, and time of year.

To help you plan and budget your shipment to Spain, let’s discuss some of the factors that could affect the moving cost.

Your shipping cost would depend on the weight and size of your cargo. When sending products internationally, you’ll have to determine the size of the shipping container you’ll need.

Containers come in a wide range of sizes and costs. If you pick large containers and fill them with heavy items, it’s more likely that you will pay a lot more.

After picking the container size, you need to decide the type of freight transportation you will use. Your chosen method of transport would significantly affect your shipping cost.

There are a variety of options for sending a container overseas, each with its own set of costs, benefits, and drawbacks.

Lastly, be sure to avoid shipping your cargo during the peak season. Moving prices are higher than typical during busy periods in the shipping business. The peak port season in Spain is between June to August.

Aside from those, there are a few additional factors that influence your delivery costs:

  • 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 Spain of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$445
40 ft Container$795

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$55/CBM
Personal Effects$445
Household Goods$460
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$442
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1782
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2225
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3025

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$1160
SUV via RORO$1230
Sedan (Container)$1370
SUV (Container)$1460

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me? 

There are only two feasible options when it comes to transferring residential and commercial items. There are 20ft or 40ft containers.

A 20-foot container will be sufficient if you’re only moving a few items, such as the stuff of a two-bedroom house. Meanwhile, the 40ft container is ideal for transferring equipment or supplies for micro/small businesses.

The 40ft container is larger than the 20ft. It can hold more items, but you can still save cash from using it.

You can split the cost of using the container with another person if you use LCL (Less Than Container Load) shipment. This option is economical but sometimes complicated because your items are mixed with the other person’s.

If you want a straightforward shipping method, pick FCL or Full Container Load shipment. Pay for the entire container to ship your cargo.

Different Types of Freight Transportation

A container can be transported by land, air, or sea freight. Your location and the destination of your cargo will decide the best option.

If you’re exporting from the United States, you can choose between air and sea shipment. The cost of air transportation will be expensive, but the delivery process will only take a few hours.

The cost of maritime freight is lower. Your shipment, on the other hand, may take days or weeks to get to its destination.

What’s next?

Now that you know the factors that could affect the cost of shipping a container to Spain, 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 Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is necessary when moving containers. The bill of lading (BOL) serves as a freight receipt, a contract between a freight company and a shipper, and a title document. The bill of lading is a legal record that gives the shipping company all of the information it needs to handle and charge the shipment.

Furthermore, the receipt or Bill of Lading must include the following details:
● Names of consignor and consignee.
● Origin and destination points.
● Number of packages.
● Description of freight.
● Weight, volume, or measurement of freight (if applicable to the rating of the freight).

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

The condition and structure of the container determine the maximum payload that may be carried. You can often see the capacity and measurement information on the container’s doors and CSC plate of the container.

To give you a better idea these are the maximum weights for 20ft and 40ft containers:

20ft Container

● 2.300 kg/5.071 lb. Tare Weight (Empty Shipping Container)
● 25.000 kg/ 55.126 lb. Payload (Maximum freight weight that a container can transport)

40ft Container

● 3.750 kg/8.268 lb. Tare Weight
● 27.600 kg / 61.200 lb. payload

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

The internet, a GPS tracking device, or satellite imagery can all be used to locate a container. However, several companies today already provide their own container monitoring solutions. And this feature is also offered to their client.

To keep track of your cargo, just enter the tracking code on the delivery company’s website.

A tracking number is a numerical sequence assigned to any parcel or package that is being sent. It is scanned at the beginning of its journey, and for every change and handover, the tracking barcode is scanned, allowing you to track it all the way until it arrives at your address, which is scanned and registered as well.

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

Shipping duties are a type of cross-border tax imposed by Customs to help the government collect funds and protect local companies.

Customs officials in a country levy shipping taxes on certain imports and exports. In most cases, the value of the products is used to determine the sum of import taxes that must be paid. In certain cases, shipping taxes are referred to as import taxes, import fees, or tariffs.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

Your products will not be processed until you get a replacement Bill of Lading or confirmation. In these situations, you must immediately notify our customer service personnel so that we are aware of the issue and can assist you.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Cargo insurance is required to safeguard cargo against inevitable risks throughout the shipping process.

The safe delivery of cargo is not guaranteed by carriers. When being transported, the containers may be damaged unintentionally. When this occurs, the carrier’s liability for cargo loss or damage may be waived.

Under maritime law, ocean carriers, notably, are well-protected. There is no assurance that the ocean carrier will be held liable if your belongings are lost or damaged while being carried by water.

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Spain?

When moving a container internationally, the following documents are frequently requested:

● 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

While Spain does not impose limits on most items made in the United States, it does need import papers, which are explained below and do not represent a trade barrier for goods made in the United States.

Import Authorization: This is required for regulating imports that are subject to quotas. Despite the absence of quotas on U.S. products, this document may be necessary if a portion of the cargo comprises items produced or manufactured in a different country. The document is mostly utilized for statistics purposes or national security for items of US origin.

Prior notice of imports: This is for goods that move inside the EU Customs Union Area but are subject to statistical surveillance. The paperwork must be obtained by the importer and presented to the General Register.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

Once the cargo has been loaded into an FCL shipment, the container will not be opened. It will simply be transported to the agreed-upon location by the shipping company. It may be re-handled at a different port if direct service between sites is unavailable.

LCL shipments, on the other hand, are composed of a variety of cargoes from various consignees. Because it holds cargo from several persons or firms, the container will be opened and modified at several ports. LCL goods take longer to arrive than FCL shipments because of this.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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