Cost Of Shipping a Container to Tunisia

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

Tunisia Container Shipping Cost
Tunisia Container Shipping Cost

When shipping a container to Tunisia, you have several factors to consider. It also depends on where you are going to pick them up. There are certain restrictions and certifications that you will have to be wary of if you want a smoother transaction when it comes to shipping and its logistics. Sounds daunting, doesn’t it? This is why Three Men And A Truck is here to provide you generalized information on shipping costs.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Tunisia

When shipping a container internationally, there are some factors to consider when it comes to the cost such as:

  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped. The heavier the container is, the more costly it will be. The same idea applies to the number of goods inside of it.
  • The type of transportation used. There are two modes of transportation to choose from; it’s either via air or sea. Air freight is 5x more costly the most sea freight services yet it ships faster.
  • Distance: The greater the length of the place you’re shipping from, the more expensive it will be.
  • The destination port: Thelargest port in Tunisia is Rades Port which is located in La Goulette, Tunis. It can handle an 80% approximate of containerized traffic and movement of rolling units with over 300,000 twenty-foot equivalent units per year.
  • The peak period. If you don’t want expensive air freight transportation costs, it is best to avoid shipping a container during the months of February, April, and May. You can save more if you ship during the month of November while the demand for air freight services is low.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

It can easily become stressful to plan which mode of transportation you ought to avail for your container’s shipment, especially if you do it alone. What more if you try to look for the best shipping container that can fit your goods just right? That is why Three Men And A Truck is here to assist you throughout the process.

Most of our clients choose between 20-foot or 40-foot containers. Can you just imagine fitting the entire contents of a three-bedroom house into the container? That’s how a 20-foot is like. For a 40-foot container, just visualize an average garage and think of it as how huge the container will be. This means that you can easily fit a vehicle into it and have it shipped wherever you want to.

Other than your container’s size, you must also take into consideration its type of load mode. A full-size container usually goes best with the Full Container Load (FCL) option. On the other hand, if you don’t have enough goods to fit into the container, you will be advised to take the smaller choice which is called the Less Than a Container option.

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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 Tunisia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1680
40 ft Container$1885

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$180/CBM
Personal Effects$885
Household Goods$1380
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$885
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1780
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2985
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4860

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$1380
SUV via RORO$1875
Sedan (Container)$2380
SUV (Container)$2810

Understanding The Different Types of Freight Transportation

There are two ways to ship a container; it is either via sea or air. Air Freight Transportation would more likely ship your goods in a much faster duration of the voyage which can save you time and it will be provided with more security, but it is 5x more expensive than that of the Sea Freight option is usually slower if you are running after a deadline, but if you aren’t, then you will be advised to take this option.

Additional Shipping Costs

We have already mentioned the factors that might affect the shipping cost of your container and these are:

  • The volume and weight
  • The type of transportation used
  • Distance
  • The destination port
  • The peak period

But that’s not all to consider. Due to other shipping procedures, there are additional costs to expect. Among are:

  • Insurance.
  • Custom fees. Imported goods in Tunisia are subject to tariff rates that can go as high as 200%. These rates skyrocketed to 36% on goods like salmon, natural honey, avocados, and pineapples. Products like washing machines and video monitors were raised up to 30% tariff rates. Even products like lubricating oils, soap, adhesive preparations, tanning extracts, pesticides, pipes and hoses, screws, and drilling tools are now subject to a 15% tariff.
  • Inspection fees.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI). As the demand for shipping on aspecific route increases, the price goes up as well.
  • Delivery Times. If expedited shipping is required, additional costs will also prevail.

What’s Next

Now that you’re informed about the basics of shipping a container in Tunisia, you are now ready to contact Three Men And A Truck for a free quote. You can either fill the web form or give us a call at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

Once an accident happens, a cargo insurance policy enforces the cargo interest. Most cargo insurance policies are underwritten on an “all-risk basis.” This means that the insured is covered for risk of loss or damage except for those risks that are expressly excluded in the policy, such as loss or damage due to willful destruction of the goods by the insured or the inherent vice of the goods.

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Tunisia?

Tunisian law prohibits the export of foreign currency from Tunisia as payment for imports before the presentation to a bank of documents confirming shipment of the merchandise to the country.

Usually, freight forwarder or Tunisian Customs documents serve this purpose. Importers obtain hard currency for payment by presenting these documents to their commercial banks. To ensure payment, U.S. exporters have used confirmed, irrevocable letters of credit and letters of credit authorizing “payment against documents” in past transactions.

Other than applicable import license requirements, no specific documentation is required to import goods.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

The Bill of Lading is a document executed by a carrier, such as a railroad or shipping line, acknowledging receipt of goods and embodying an agreement to transport the goods to a stated destination. Such a negotiable document of title, which calls for the delivery of goods, must be distinguished from negotiable commercial paper such as notes and bills of exchange, which call for the money.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

The customer wouldn’t obtain a new copy unless the original document was found. You will be required to submit several requirements to receive another copy, such as a letter from the shipper, count order, letter of indemnity, bank guarantee, a commercial invoice, and a packing list.

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

It is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Tunisia:

● Advertising Literature
● Alcoholic Beverages
● Carpets
● Drugs
● Food
● Israeli Origin Goods
● Medicine
● Negotiable Bonds, Drafts
● Paints
● Parts
● Passports
● Personal Effects
● Playing Cards
● Products Made in Iran
● Shoes
● Wine

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

Imported goods in Tunisia can be subject to tariff rates as high as 200%, depending on the product. The 2018 Finance Law increased tariffs on certain products. Tariff rates were increased to 36% on products such as salmon, natural honey, avocados, and pineapples, and to 30% on washing machines and video monitors. Also, some products originally exempt are now subject to a 15% tariff, such as lubricating oils, tanning extracts, soap, adhesive preparations, pesticides, vinyl, pipes and hoses, hides and skins, kraft paper, sewing thread, natural pearls, screws, bolts, drilling tools, and dishwashers.

Goods are subject to an additional customs formality fee, currently amounting to 3% of the total duties paid on the import. Certain imports are also subject to a value-added tax (VAT). Tunisia’s introductory VAT rates are 19%, 13%, and 7%, with most goods covered by the 19% rate. Tunisia calculates VAT on the base price of the goods plus any import duties, surcharges, and consumption taxes. A consumption tax applies to certain imported and similar locally produced items. Rates on most products vary from 10% to as high as 150%. The highest rates apply to luxury items. Automobiles with large engine capacity also carry an increased consumption tax, with up to 277% for gasoline-fueled engines and 360% for diesel-fueled engines.

For more information, please visit the International Trade Administration’s Tunisia Country Commercial Guide.

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

Customs duties are dependent on product information, while tariffs are fees incurred to products from countries for specific times. Lastly, tax rates are calculated on the absolute value of the goods imported into the country.

Tariffs are fees imposed by a government for categories of products at specific times.

In terms of implementation, VAT and GST are indistinguishable, but each is applied to various products based on the country importing into.

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.

My Container Is Being Delivered to My Home. How Much Space Is Required?

Before delivering a container to Tunisia, you must consider a few factors. You have to know in advance some critical information about the following:

● Delivery fees
● Permitting requirements
● Ground conditions
● Clearance space

20-ft containers require a straight clearance of 75 feet, while 40-ft containers need a hundred. For its respective width, you will need a minimum of 12 feet of width clearance and 20 feet of overhead clearance.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

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

Grenada to Tunisia
Guatemala to Tunisia
Guinea to Tunisia
Guinea-Bissau to Tunisia
Guyana to Tunisia
Haiti to Tunisia
Honduras to Tunisia
Hungary to Tunisia
Iceland to Tunisia
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Indonesia to Tunisia
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Ireland to Tunisia
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Jamaica to Tunisia
Japan to Tunisia
Jordan to Tunisia
Kazakhstan to Tunisia
Kenya to Tunisia
Kiribati to Tunisia
Korea North to Tunisia
Korea South to Tunisia
Kosovo to Tunisia
Kuwait to Tunisia
Kyrgyzstan to Tunisia
Laos to Tunisia
Latvia to Tunisia
Lebanon to Tunisia
Lesotho to Tunisia
Liberia to Tunisia
Libya to Tunisia
Liechtenstein to Tunisia
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Luxembourg to Tunisia
Macedonia to Tunisia
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Malawi to Tunisia
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Mali to Tunisia
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Myanmar, {Burma} to Tunisia
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Nauru to Tunisia
Nepal to Tunisia
Netherlands to Tunisia
New Zealand to Tunisia
Nicaragua to Tunisia
Niger to Tunisia
Nigeria to Tunisia
Norway to Tunisia
Oman to Tunisia

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

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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