Cost of Shipping a Container to Sweden

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

Sweden Container Shipping Cost
Sweden Container Shipping Cost

You might want to ship a container and not know where to begin. To begin with this, Three Men And A Truck ships items to Sweden. There are things that you should consider when shipping to the European country. The size of your cargo and the distance to the destination will affect the cost of shipping. There are, of course, other things to consider. Let us walk you through them. 

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Sweden

When looking at an estimate, it is easy to wonder how the shipping cost is calculated. The following things are used to calculate the shipping cost:

  • The type of transportation used: Not all means of transportation are equal and that applies to shipping cargo. Air, sea, and land aren’t the same cost and your choice of transportation will affect the cost of shipping.
  • Distance: The distance to the destination will influence the cost of shipping. The farther away it is, the higher the shipping cost.
  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped: With an increase in either volume or weight, comes an increase in shipping cost and vice versa. 
  • The destination port: Depending on the port your cargo arrives at, your shipping cost might be more or less as different ports have different fees and procedures. 
  • Peak Shipping Season: The general peak shipping period is between August and October but can extend to November. Shipping at this period incurs higher shipping costs than other parts of the year. 

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

Are you planning on shipping a car? Or the contents of your three-bedroom flat? Do you have 100 washing machines to ship? Then, a 20ft container will be adequate for your needs. If you however plan on shipping more than this, a 40ft container will be a better option.

There are two types of container load and you must know this as it can affect the cost of shipping.

If your cargo fills a shipping container, or you want a shipping container to yourself, then the kind of load you should choose is the Full Container Load (FCL).

On the other hand, assuming your cargo won’t fill a 20ft container, you can opt for a Less Than Container Load (LCL). In this type of loading, different items from different clients are put together in the same container. 

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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 Sweden of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$435
40 ft Container$755

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$50/CBM
Personal Effects$455
Household Goods$498
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$452
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1752
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2325
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3045

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$1170
SUV via RORO$1260
Sedan (Container)$1360
SUV (Container)$1480

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

Transportation of cargo by sea is very popular in the European Country. Its ports are very accessible by ships and they are very organized. This mode of transportation is particularly good if you have high-volume or cost-sensitive items to ship, with the clause that you don’t mind waiting a bit.

Transportation of freight by road is possible if the cargo is coming from Norway or Finland. In that case, the cost-effectiveness of road transportation from neighboring European countries cannot be beaten.

If your items are time-sensitive or fragile, air freight transportation is the way to go. It might cost more, mind you, but you will get your items in time.  

Additional Shipping Costs

Additional shipping costs are usually costs that don’t come directly from the company but have to be added to the bill:

  • Insurance: Insurance isn’t free and having it for your items will add to the overall cost.
  • Custom fees: For certain items from certain European Union Countries, importing into Sweden is duty-free. For others, it can range from 0-15%.  
  • Inspection: Depending on the items you are shipping in, you might pay for inspection and that will add to your shipping cost. 
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): If the traffic on the shipping route to the country is in high demand there will be a general rate increase. 
  • Delivery Times: Assuming you want your items to arrive faster than the normal times, you will have to pay more for quicker delivery.

What’s Next?

Fill our online form and get a free quote for your shipping needs. Alternatively, you can call us at (888) 908-6496 for the same free quote. Three Men And A Truck is a sure way of shipping your items to Sweden. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

Cargo tracking is possible through our container tracking system. Your container number, booking number, and name of the shipping line are the needed details to track your cargo. You can use this system and monitor your cargo until it arrives at your destination port.

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

Most shipping is carried out with the aid of the general-purpose containers of 20ft and 40ft. A 20 ft container is designed to carry a maximum weight of about 67,200Ibs while a 40ft container likewise carries about 67,200Ibs.

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Sweden?

Certain documents are essential to successfully transport your cargo to Sweden. The following documents are important and will be required at various stages of your cargo transportation:

● A bill of lading.
● Commercial invoice.
● Parking list.
● Freight certificate.
● Cargo arrival notice.
● Import license.
● Tax document.
● Battery statement.
● Purchase Order.

You may have to provide more or less than the number of listed documents as requirements can be affected by cargo type.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is a document issued to a cargo owner or agent to serve as evidence of a contract of carriage. It is an important document that is needed for cargo shipping. It can also serve as a receipt document that can confirm the number of items and the conditions for receiving them.

What Happens if I Lose the Bill of Lading?

Every bill of lading carries the name of the consignee or consignees. A consignee is the buyer or receiver of cargo at the destination port. Without the bill of lading your cargo will not be released as there is no evidence to authenticate the receiver. However, there are certain measures to get your cargo released to you:

● You are to place an advertisement on the press to indicate the loss and nullify the original bill.
● You will write a letter of indemnity to the carrier to indemnify the carrier from any loss suffered in cargo delivery or release.
● You will secure a court order authorizing the shipping line to deliver the goods to the holder of the title of goods for an approved rate.
● You may be charged by the court to pay an inconvenience or attorney fee to the carrier.

However, some shipping lines may accept a letter of indemnity or joint liability from a bank.

What’s the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder, a Freight Broker, and an NVOCC?

These are the three main service agents that assist the cargo owner with the successful transportation of cargo. A freight forwarder will take charge of negotiating the freight contract, provision of a storage facility, and arrangement of cargo movement. In addition, freight forwarders process all relevant shipping documents on behalf of the cargo owner. Some freight forwarders also perform the role of NVOCC and freight broker.

Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) refers to carrier agencies that own the vessels or air carriers used for cargo transportation. They work with the freight forwarder or directly with the cargo owner to transport cargo to the delivery port. NVOCCs also issue a bill of lading to serve as evidence of the contract between them.

A freight broker is a customs clearance agent who assists the cargo owner with the customs clearing process. Freight brokers also link cargo owners with freight forwarders and sometimes directly to shipping lines or carriers. However, their main function is to process custom clearing documents and ensure cargo release.

Why Do FCL and LCL Have Different Transit Time?

A Full Cargo Load (FCL) freight plan allows the privilege of the sole use of your container. This means that you will be the only consignee to your container and your cargo will be booked on a carrier that will come directly to your port. No time will be wasted on stopping at other ports or drop-off the items of other clients.

A Less Than Container Load (LCL) freight plan allows you to share your container space with other clients. This means that you will not be the only consignee to your container. Your carrier will stop at several ports where it will unload your container and drop the items of other clients. The process will take time and extend the supposed delivery time.

What Type of Goods Am I Not Allowed to Ship to Sweden?

In modern times, the movement of goods across national borders is faced with a high level of scrutiny. This is due to the level of risks posed by them and the need to avoid accidents or endanger citizens. These are some of the major items facing transport restrictions:

● Animals.
● Chemicals.
● Drugs.
● Currency.
● Guns and ammunition.
● Perishable foods.
● Plants.
● Tobacco.
● Other combustible items.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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