Cost of Shipping a Container to Suriname

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

Suriname Container Shipping Cost
Suriname Container Shipping Cost

A person that wants to ship items will first and foremost consider the cost of shipping. In considering the cost, the person will have to think of the distance the items have to travel, how big the items are, and how heavy they are. They might think about what moving company to use as well. For the last factor, we have a simple solution. Three Men And A Truck ships to Suriname. For all the other factors affecting the shipping of items, we have an explanation that can guide the person. 

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Suriname

If a person wants to know what will affect the cost of shipping, the following factors are a good place to start:

  • The type of transportation used: Air transportation is more expensive when transporting people and the same goes for cargo. This means the type of transportation you pick will affect the cost of shipping.
  • Distance: The further your cargo has to travel, the more expensive it will be. For example, shipping from Brazil to Suriname will be cheaper than shipping from Greenland.
  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped: The volume and weight of your item will affect the cost of shipping. An increase in volume will lead to an increase in the cost of shipping your cargo.
  • The destination port: Depending on the port that your shipment arrives at, the cost of shipping might be higher or lower as different ports have different rules.
  • Peak Shipping Season: A lot of shipping to and from Suriname, happens between July and October. If you plan on shipping your cargo at this time, plan months ahead, and prepare for higher shipping rates.  

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

Do you know that for general purposes, shipping container sizes can be divided into two sizes? There are the 20ft shipping containers and the 40ft shipping containers. The 20ft containers will be enough to move all your family’s items if you all lived in a three-bedroom apartment. If on the other hand, you live in a mansion, or you want to ship two or more cars, you will need a 40ft container.

In the situations listed above, you will need a container for yourself. In such a case, your load will be called a Full Container Load. In other situations, you won’t be using a container alone because you don’t have much to ship. Your things will be aggregated with other clients’ items. This kind of loading is called Less than Full Container Load (LCL).

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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 Suriname of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$896
40 ft Container$982

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$62/CBM
Personal Effects$586
Household Goods$777
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$565
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1955
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2854
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3540

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1343
SUV (Container)$1484
Sedan via RORO$686
SUV via RORO$756

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

Assuming you want to ship some items to Suriname, you have three options of land, air, and sea.

If your cargo is coming from a neighboring country like Guyana, land might be a viable option of transportation as it will make the transportation as straightforward and as cheap as possible.

If your items are coming from a farther country, sea freight transportation is a viable option. It is particularly useful for high-volume items and items for business purposes.

For time-sensitive items, of lower volume and weight, transportation by air is a good option. Note that it might be more expensive so, if you are looking for a cost-effective method, consider sea transportation.   

Additional Shipping Costs

Apart from the main factors that affect the cost of shipping, other things might add to it. They are:

  • Insurance: Items being shipped to another country should have a form of insurance as a cover for damage or loss.
  • Custom fees: In Suriname, custom fees range from 0 to 50% of the value of the goods.  
  • Inspection: There is a chance that your items will be inspected and that inspection will come at a cost.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): If a shipping route has high traffic, the shipping rates might increase. This is called GRI and it is driven by demand. 
  • Delivery Times: There is a standard shipping time with items but if you desire faster shipping times, you might have to pay more.

What’s Next?

Call Three Men And A Truck at (888) 908-6496 or fill our online form and get a free quote. This is the proper next step to take. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Bill of Lading?

When transporting your cargo, the bill of lading is a crucial document to have. It is a mandatory document for shipping to Suriname since it acts as a document that contains important information about the items being sent. It contains information on the things you’re sending and where they’re going. It can also be used as a receipt once your shipment has been delivered.

What Happens if I Lose the Bill of Lading?

The loss of a bill of lading can cause a slew of problems for both the shipper and the carrier. There are numerous procedures to follow in order to recover a lost bill of lading. This is because you will not be able to obtain a duplicate of the bill of lading if the original document is lost. The shipper must, however, submit a document releasing the carrier from any liability and provide a bank guarantee to fulfill the carrier’s financial obligations.

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

These three terms are sometimes misunderstood, but they must not be used interchangeably. The services of NVOCC are never used as agents but as service providers. Under the terms of their bill of lading, they provide all of the services of a carrier.

Shippers and carriers use freight brokers as middlemen. They can work in a variety of nations, but they usually specialize in one.

Freight forwarders are experts in the transportation of both personal and business items. They do not, however, participate in the transportation of the goods. They’re also authorized to work in a number of countries throughout the globe.

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

Suriname’s tariff structure is divided into nine categories, ranging from 0% to 50%. Import tariffs from CARICOM member countries range from 0% to 20%. Import tariffs from the United States range from 0% to 50%. Juices and non-alcoholic beverages from CARICOM member states are exempt from tariffs, whereas raw materials are subject to a five percent levy. These goods from other nations are subject to a 10% duty. Semi-manufactured articles are subject to a 10% duty, while finished products are subject to duties ranging from 15% to 20%.

In addition to the tariff, the government levies a 0.5% statistical fee, a 1.5% consent right fee of the C.I.F (Cost Insurance and Freight), and a 10% sales tax. Tobacco and alcoholic beverages are subject to an extra levy.

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

Just like other countries, Suriname has a list of prohibited and restricted items. Some of them are:

Prohibited Items

● Pesticides.
● Chemicals.
● Waste that is chemical or radioactive.
● Chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, as well as the materials used to manufacture them.
● Goods obtained in the nation of origin illegally.

Restricted Items

● Firearms and ammunition.
● Fireworks and explosives.
● Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.
● Mercury.
● Pesticides.
● Radioactive minerals.
● Live animals and items derived from them, such as eggs, hides, and feathers.
● Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
● Seeds, as well as propagation materials like soil.

What Are the Essential Documents Needed When Shipping to Suriname?

Companies who intend to import items that require a license should submit an H-99 Form to the Ministry of Trade and Industry to apply for the license. A health certificate may be required for some imported goods. The importer must complete the International Trade Form for Goods and Services (IT form) and the Single Administrative Document for goods that do not require a license for importation.

The IT form, the Single Administrative Document, the original invoice from the supplier, the bill of lading, the import license (H-99 form) (if required), and the health certificate (if applicable) should all be provided to the Customs Office once the products have arrived in Suriname.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

There are waterproof shipping containers available, however, they aren’t always available. Most shipping containers, on the other hand, are completely watertight. They’re water-resistant in the sense that they’ll keep the majority of rain, snow, and precipitation out. However, if the containers are wet or submerged, they will leak. To prevent water or moisture from entering the container, the majority of our shipping containers include thick rubber seals around the doors.

Oftentimes, you’ll find that shipping containers that aren’t well ventilated are used ones. This is why we ship goods with new, well-ventilated containers to avoid moisture.

What is the Difference Between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Many people confuse shipping taxes and shipping duties. However, they’re not the same. A government levies taxes on all purchases of goods and services in the country. Shipping duties, on the other hand, are imposed on products imported into a country.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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