Cost of Shipping a Container to Trinidad and Tobago

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Trinidad and Tobago?

Trinidad and Tobago Container Shipping Cost
Trinidad and Tobago Container Shipping Cost

Trinidad and Tobago, recognized to have the wealthiest economy in the Caribbean, is a twin-island that is located off the Venezuela coast. Moving to Trinidad and Tobago can be pretty challenging due to several factors. However, do not be deterred because we’re here for you. At Three Men And A Truck, we aren’t limited to just moving your stuff from an old home to a new one. We are also involved in the activities of shipping goods to all parts of the world.

We can also help you with consultancy to ensure that you do not make shortsighted decisions as regards your shipping.

Challenges You Might Face in the Process of Shipping and How We Can Help

Damages or Mishandling of Items

The processes that some of your items go through in the shipping streams can be harsh. However, with the proper packaging devised by Three Men And A Truck, the risk of damages and mishandling in the shipping is drastically reduced. This is because our team of professionals will handle your goods with utmost care.

Little or No Knowledge of International Shipping

Another challenge that you might face in the process of shipping to Trinidad and Tobago is having little or no knowledge of international shipping. Shipping items overseas have a lot more paperwork than shipping locally. However, we will teach you what you need to know about shipping, how to file the paperwork, and also help you to track your shipment every step of the way.

Lost Items

Some shipping companies do not keep items entrusted in their care safe. As a result, there are so many reported cases of lost items. However, at Three Men And A Truck, we ensure that we monitor your shipment through the journey to avoid losing any item.

Security

The problem of security is a really important one. During shipping, your goods can go through five or six pairs of hands. As a result, security becomes a real issue that has to be attended to. Three Men and a Truck offers great services in ensuring all your goods are secure and in good positions. 

Sizes of Shipping Containers That Benefit Your Shipping Purposes

There are two most common types of shipping containers. They are 20ft and 40ft containers. The size of your shipping container will depend on the size of what you want to ship.

Although there are other shipping containers, most shipping companies would only accept the standard sizes of 20ft and 40ft. This is because smaller sizes of shipping containers are not easy to stack up. However, the bigger ones are easily stacked up. In cases where your items are relatively small, you can share a standard-sized container with another person who also has small items to ship. This would enable you to ship your goods by sea.

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Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Trinidad and Tobago

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 Trinidad and Tobago of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$686
40 ft Container$776

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to Trinidad and Tobago.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$53/CBM
Personal Effects$583
Household Goods$832
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$493
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1633
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2333
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3425

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1224
SUV (Container)$1325
Sedan via RORO$524
SUV via RORO$622

Factors That Determine or Influence Shipping Costs

Dimensional Weight

This is also known as package dimensions. This pricing technique focuses on the size and dimensions of the items you want to ship to determine the final shipping costs.

Package Weight

For this, the cost of shipping is determined by the weight of the items. In most cases, if the package weight weighs more than the dimensional weight, then the package weight would be used for the shipping cost.

Target Destination

The farther the target destination is, the higher the cost of shipping will be.

Customs Duty

When you are shipping across borders of different countries, you must take into consideration country-specific fees.

What’s Next?

Do you need help as regards shipping your goods to Trinidad and Tobago? Do you want to know more about all that it entails? We have more than capable hands that are ready to work with you and ensure a good delivery of your shipments at Three Men and a Truck.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Trinidad and Tobago?

Import of certain items may require a license issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Importers should inquire whether a permit is required before shipping the goods. The following documents are required for imports to Trinidad and Tobago:

● CARICOM Area Invoice, provided by the supplier
● Supplier’s invoice
● Copy of bill of lading or airway bill
● Declaration on the C75 or C76 form, signed by the importer
● Certificate of origin, provided by the supplier
● Certificate of health/sanitary certificate, if required
● Import license, if required

For more information, head to the International Trade Administration’s Trinidad and Tobago Country Commercial Guide.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Trinidad and Tobago?

The following items are prohibited and require an import license upon shipping to Trinidad and Tobago:

● 2, 4, 5_Trichlorophenyl (2, 4, 5_T)
● Aldrin, Dieldrin, and Endrin
● Animal oils, fats, and greases, unrefined
● Chlordimeform
● Coconut in all forms; including coconut seedlings, copra, desiccated coconut, coconut milk, and coconut cream (excluding coconut oil)
● Copra
● Dibromo chloropropane (DBCP)
● Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)
● Ethylene dibromide (EDB)
● Fatty acids and solid residues from the treatment of oils and fats
● Fresh fish (alive or dead), chilled or frozen: Shrimp, Lobster, Crabmeat
● Lead Arsenate
● Left-hand drive motor vehicles imported under section 45(A) of the Customs Act, Chap.78:01
● Live poultry
● Oilseed cake, meal, and other vegetable oil residues
● Oilseeds, beans, nuts
● Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) (Tariff Heading No. 2903) and mixtures containing ODS
● Equipment requiring the use of ODS (Tariff Heading No. 8414, 8415)
● Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, heat pumps and their parts for domestic and commercial use (Tariff Heading No. 84:18), air or vacuum pumps and compressors and their components, dehumidifiers, air conditioning machines/units and their parts
● Paper for wrapping tobacco or cigarette
● Parathion, ethyl
● Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
● Ships and boats (under 250 tons)
● Thallium and its salts
● Used right-hand drive garbage compactors exceeding 15 tons (15000kg) MGW
● Used right-hand drive vehicles
● Vegetable fats

Additional information on complying with import restrictions can be found here:
Trade License Unit
Customs and Excise Division

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

As a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), TT has implemented CARICOM’s Common External Tariff for goods, with import tariffs of up to 20 percent. Items including books, CDs, computer hardware and software, and scanners enter tariff-free. Auto parts, DVD players, and jewelry have a 30 percent tariff.

For social and/or environmental reasons, distilled spirits and wine, tobacco products, and motor vehicles are high excise taxes. More information can be found at the Ministry of Trade and customs service websites. Other taxes include a 12.5 percent value-added tax calculated by the percent of commodities for their customs value and a seven percent tax for imports purchased online.

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).

A freight forwarder acts like an agent for shippers; however, they do not own containers of their own. An NVOCC, on the other hand, has containers that they can rent out.

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.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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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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