Cost Of Shipping a Container to Uganda

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

Uganda Container Shipping Cost
Uganda Container Shipping Cost

Shipping to any city or country worldwide can most times be a challenging endeavor, especially if have no prior experience in these types of services and if it feels like you’re doing it alone. But you don’t have to be alone on this journey. That is why Three Men And A Truck is here to guide you with the planning, logistics, and everything in-between. So, let’s get started by reading the information below.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping to Uganda

When planning to ship a container internationally, there are some factors that need to be taken into consideration such as:

  • The volume and weight of the items to be shipped: The more goods you put inside of the container, the more expensive it will be.
  • The mode of transportation used: Using air service is faster and more secure than sea freight services.
  • Distance: The farther the destination, the higher the price will be.
  • The peak period: Uganda is at its busiest months from June to September.
  • The destination port: Destination ports place a huge deal when it comes to import shipping. Kampala, one of Uganda’s destination ports, provides a list of country requirements, restrictions, forms, certificates, and key custom facts. These are:

Country Requirements & Restrictions

The Minister of Tourism, Trade, and Industry issued import certificates required for goods on a “negative list,” including:

  • used tires and certain types of batteries, and have a validity of six months.
  • Narcotics
  • Pornography
  • Counterfeit items
  • Cultural artifacts and other objects of cultural importance
  • Henna
  • Palm tree and any products thereof
  • Explosive material Restricted
  • Live animals – health certificate required along with complete and valid inoculations
  • Endangered species and any products or parts thereof as outlined by CITES maybe be brought in only with CITES permission
  • Medication
  • Hunting weapons permissible only with authorization obtainable from the Ministry of Interior
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Forms & Certificates

Uganda Revenue Authority requires some documents to clear the process of importation such as:

  • Import declaration
  • Content particulars
  • Supplier’s invoice
  • Documented evidence carriage of goods
  • Customs value declaration
  • Compliance information
  • Good release order evidence

Key Customs Facts

  • Certificate of Fumigation (for used items)
  • Certificate of Conformity (for beverages and foodstuffs)
  • Certificate of Inspection (for used vehicles)
  • Tax Identification Number certificate (Mandatory for all Cargo)

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 Uganda of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1355
40 ft Container$1555

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

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

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$65/CBM
Personal Effects$655
Household Goods$755
International House Moving Costs

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

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$555
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1556
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2457
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3341

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$947
SUV (Container)$1044
Sedan via RORO$1444
SUV via RORO$1577

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

It can get pretty overwhelming to plan for your container’s shipping voyage and its size will also add to your stress if you don’t have the right people to guide you throughout the process. That’s why Three Men And A Truck is here to make your journey smoother.

Most of our customers choose between 20-foot or 40-foot containers. The first option gives you an allowance that is as good as a three-bedroom house’s contents space. While the latter allows you to fit an entire average garage. This means you can ship a vehicle in it.

Other than this, you also have to consider its capacity that’s why we’re sharing with you the types of load modes. A full-size container goes along with the Full Container Load (FCL) option. If you don’t have enough items to fit this option, then you can choose the Less Than Container option (LCL) option.

Understanding The Different Types Of Freight Transportation

There are two ways to ship your container; it can either be via air or sea. Sea Freight Transportation can load even heavier items and you can save up in cost but its duration might hinder you to follow up with a deadline if you have one. If you don’t, then this would be the best option for you. Air Freight Transportation will offer you more security and will deliver the container at a much faster seed but the cost can rise up to 5x the rate compared to the other option.

What’s Next?

Now that you received the basic information about shipping a container to Uganda, then you may now contact Three Men And A Truck to assist you with the process. Just fill-up the form found on the web or give us a call at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

If the shipping company has a tracking system, the container’s current location may be verified at any time. The tracking number (container number/Bill of lading/Booking number) and the shipping line are required to track a container’s whereabouts. Enter both of these data onto a shipment monitoring website to find out where your cargo is and what its status is.

A tracking number is a unique identifier for a product or package. The tracking number is generally written on the shipping label as a barcode that may be scanned by anybody with a bar code reader or smartphone.

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Uganda?

The documents needed to ship containers to Uganda are governed by the Ugandan government’s normal trade policy as well as the items being imported. The products being imported, multilateral, bilateral, or unilateral trade agreements, and Uganda’s other trade rules all impact the documentation necessary for import into Uganda.

However, the documentation process for importing products into Uganda is generally the same in every nation. All WTO members require the same certificates and licenses for product and service entry. To offer you a better idea, this is the most common documents required for shipping a foreign container:

● Commercial and Proforma Invoices
● Bills of Lading
● Packing List
● Shipper’s Letter of Instructions (SLI)
● Automated Export System (AES) Filing
● Certificate of Origin (CO)
● Incoterms
● Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
● Operational Instructions
● Shipping Under a Letter of Credit

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Although most shipping containers are water resistant, they are not always watertight. Waterproof containers guarantee that they will be able to withstand all weather conditions. The contents of the containers will be wet if they are inundated or flooded.

In shipping containers, vents are frequent. They may be seen on the container’s sidewalls and roof. Vents are used to provide ventilation while also preventing moisture collection. These container vents are tiny, with a diameter of around 1-2 inches and mesh to keep insects and rodents out throughout the process.

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

If you’re exporting products to Uganda, you must check the country’s official website. This saves you time and money by excluding things that might cause delivery delays or raises in shipping costs.

The following are some examples of items that are prohibited in Uganda:

● Acids
● Alcoholic beverages
● Bearer Documents
● Bio Products, Haz
● Chemicals, Haz
● Corrosives
● Cosmetics, Haz
● Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
● Flammables
● Gases
● Ice, Dry
● Ice, Wet
● Infectious Substances
● Liquor, Haz
● Magnetized Materials
● Oxidizers
● Paints, Haz
● Perfume, Haz
● Poisons
● Tapes, video cassettes
● Toiletries, Haz
● Toy Guns
● Used/Old/Second-Hand appliances, computer hardware, computer parts, and electrical equipment

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is a document that lists the traded goods that are transported on board. It’s nothing more than a transportation agreement between a shipper and a shipping firm.

The logistics business delivers this documentation to the shipper (carrier).

A bill of lading specifies the carrier who will transport the goods to their target destination, as well as the terms under which the shipment will be delivered.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

The procedure and route are the main reasons why they have different transit times.

FCL shipments travel quicker since the routes are straightforward. The shipping personnel will not open or reload the container after your goods have been loaded. Your container will be delivered to the location specified in your contract or the intended destination.

On the other hand, most LCL shipments take longer to arrive because the container transports products from a range of persons. The container will be updated at different ports, and this makes the entire transport process more complicated than usual.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

You will have a tough time retrieving your container. The Bill of Lading acts as a receipt and proves that you own the items.

The majority of shipping companies go to great efforts to avoid losing money due to lost Bills of Ladings. As a result, they are requiring indemnifications and bank guarantees before they issue a new one.

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

It is often not necessary for you to be present at the time of delivery. You may simply get someone to oversee your delivery. Being around when the container is delivered, on the other hand, will allow you to give specific instructions to the shipping crew.

If no one is available to accept delivery on the scheduled delivery day, the transport crew will place your container in the most appropriate area and in accordance with your contract’s specifications.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

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

Afghanistan to Uganda
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Central African Rep to Uganda
Chad to Uganda
Chile to Uganda
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Congo to Uganda
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Uganda
Costa Rica to Uganda
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Cuba to Uganda
Cyprus to Uganda
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Denmark to Uganda
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Dominican Republic to Uganda
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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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