Cost of Shipping a Container to Togo

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

Togo Container Shipping Cost
Togo Container Shipping Cost

Togo is a relatively small country in Western Africa, bordering Benin to the east, Ghana to the west, and Burkina Faso to the North. The country, which is officially known as the Togolese Republic, is known for its palm-lined beaches and hilltop villages.

As a reliable international moving company, Three Men And A Truck offers efficient container-moving services to the Togolese Republic. Indeed, the task of shipping a container to any foreign country, including Togo, could be bothersome for beginners. Hence, we’ve put together a decent directory that’ll help people interested in shipping a container to Togo understand how the cost of performing the undertaking is determined.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping a Container

When you want to ship a container to a foreign country, you must take note of the elements that influence the rates of shipping a container internationally. Generally, there are five (5) significant factors worth considering when shipping containers across international borders. These factors include the season of the year, shipping distance, weight, or volume of the shipment.

destination port, and means of transportation.

There are periods when the cost of shipping a container internationally increases substantially due to increased demand for shipments. Such periods are known as the “peak seasons”.  The primary peak season falls between August and October, while the second peak season lies between January and February.

Similarly, a greater magnitude of the shipping distance and the weight or volume of the shipment usually evoke a greater cost of shipping. In addition to that, different destination ports have their rules and policies that influence the cost of shipping. Most times, Government-owned destination ports charge less than privately owned destination ports.

The means of transportation employed when shipping a container also affects the cost. Typically, air freight transportation is the most expensive means of transporting a shipment.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

There are two types of shipping containers commonly used for the international shipping of goods. These are the 20 ft. container and the 40 ft. container. The 20 ft. container can normally hold 100 household washing machines. As mathematically expected, the 40 ft. container is capable of occupying twice the amount, that is 200 household washing machines.

Your choice of a container depends on the size of your goods. One interesting fact about the size of shipping containers is that the 40 ft. container doesn’t always cost twice the price of the 20 ft. 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 Togo of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1480
40 ft Container$1685

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$150/CBM
Personal Effects$805
Household Goods$1080
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$785
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1580
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2685
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4560

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$1280
SUV via RORO$1375
Sedan (Container)$2350
SUV (Container)$2410

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

In reality, there are various means of freight transportation. These include air freight transportation, ocean/sea freight transportation, land freight transportation, and rail/train freight transportation. Nonetheless, shipping a container to Togo requires two freight options, which are air freight transportation and ocean/sea freight transportation.

Your choice of freight transportations is dependent on your needs. If you desire your container delivered to your destination relatively faster, then you should consider air freight transportation. However, if you’re a fan of a large shipment and a cost-effective transportation means, then ocean/sea freight transportation will put a smile on your face.

Additional Shipping Costs

When shipping a container to the Togolese Republic, you may have to pay the following costs:

  • Togolese custom fees
  • Container inspection fees
  • General rate increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance fees
  • ECOWAS levy
  • Togolese Import Tax

Togo calculates its taxation using the CIF method. So, the import duty and taxes of the country are calculated based on the value of the imported goods and the shipping costs.

What’s Next?

Having been informed of how the cost of shipping a container internationally is determined, you need a quote to get your shipping plan started. Don’t worry; we’ll offer you an accurate quote free of charge. Just fill out our web form or call us on (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Togo?

When shipping a container to Togo, you must submit specific requirements to enter the country.

● Copy of the applicant’s passport
● Copy of the Notarized Bill of Sale
● A copy of the legalized Power of Attorney to the person responsible for signing the Bill of Sale
● Confirmation from an authorized radio company for the provision of GMDSS communications and payments for radio accounts (one of the companies included in the ITU)
● A copy of the updated Certificate of Good Standing of the owner company
● A readable copy of all previous flag certificates, including Certificate of Registration, Ship Station License, Minimum Safe Manning Certificate, CSR, Conventional Certificates from Class, DOC / ISSC / SMC.
● A readable copy of the Tonnage Certificate (to issue a new certificate under the flag of Togo)
● A copy of the updated Non-Encumbrance Certificate from the current register (not exceeding seven days)

For more detailed information about the required documents, click here.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Togo?

If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below to Togo, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations to avoid delays and holds at customs:

● Intercompany Data on CD-ROM/Disk
● Samples
● USB Sticks

In addition to the commodities requiring adherence to specific stipulations, it is prohibited to ship these items to Togo:

● Acids
● Biological Products
● Chemicals
● Cosmetics
● Drugs
● Hazardous Materials
● Jewelry
● Knives
● Liquids
● Lithium Metal Batteries
● Paints
● Passports
● Perfumes
● Personal Effects
● Products Made in Iran
● Poisons
● Weapons

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

When shipping a package to Togo, your shipment may be subject to customs duty and import tax. You need to be aware of the following:

● If the total value of your items is over 400 USD, the import tax on a shipment will be 18%. For example, if the declared value of your items is 400 USD, for the recipient to receive a package, an additional amount of 72.00 USD in taxes will be required to be paid to the destination country’s government.
● Customs duties are another charge which will be required to be paid.

What’s The Difference Between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

It’s essential to learn to distinguish between taxes and duties because they often get interchanged.

● Import Duty. A tax imposed by a government on goods from other countries. Increased prices on imported goods make these products less “desirable,” so buyers are encouraged to support the domestic market. You’ll find those import duty percentages vary for each category of goods, while VAT and GST are more consistent.
● GST. Goods & Services Tax. This tax is charged in stages, then reimbursed to everyone except the end buyer. It’s different from VAT because it’s a flat-rate percentage of the total transaction instead of a percentage of value-added.

What’s The Difference Between a Freight Forwarder, a Broker, And An NVOCC?

When shipping your goods to a different country, nothing is more important than ensuring the company you work with is the perfect fit. That’s why we have to tap into the differences between two types of partner companies, such as Freight Forwarders and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs).

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) classifies Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. They are considered the same during most transportation procedures due to their identical FMC classification.

Can I Track My Container While in Transit?

Three Men And A Truck allows you to track your container while it is in transit. You can use one or all of these ways to do so:

● Automatic Identification System Tracking
● Live Satellite Imagery
● Personal, up-close monitoring
● GPS asset tracking
● Container Tracking Services

To learn more about these tracking ways, you can visit Marine Traffic’s website.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

● All new and used containers will be waterproof and come with a product guarantee. However, containers sold in “AS-IS” condition may have holes or crooked impairment, such as damaged corner posts. They are priced depending on their capabilities but are not warranted to be wind and watertight.

● Vents on the upper part of the side walls are created for moving containers. These might make containers placed inside a wet or cold surrounding vulnerable to wetness and eventually become rusty, so it would be wiser to check your ventilation once in a while.

Do I Need to Be Present When My Container Is Delivered?

Yes, your presence is required when the container is delivered because your signature must legalize specific documents. You also have to supervise the moving team when the container arrives to check if the goods are damaged.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

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

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

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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