Cost of Shipping a Container to the United Arab Emirates

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To United Arab Emirates?

United Arab Emirates Container Shipping Cost
United Arab Emirates Container Shipping Cost

Shipping a container to another country can be daunting. Just thinking about it can overwhelm the brain. Luckily, Three Men and a Truck is here to help you with your worries. We will help you understand the complexities of this operation, from its beginning until it reaches its destination. Our team of experts is willing to assist you in planning your shipment for a worry-free shipping process.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

There are a few main factors we have to think about when shipping internationally. Distance is the obvious one to be considered. The further away your shipment will be from the departure port, the more it’ll cost. What you’ll be using as transport is another factor. Sea freights will be slow but cost less. Air freights, on the other hand, will reach the destination faster but is an expensive option.

The volume or weight of the items will vary depending on your mode of shipping. The price is measured directly proportional to the number of items. It is important to remember that sea freights use volume and weight for air freight.

The destination port and the season of the year is something you have to think about too. For the UAE, Jebel Ali is one of the major ports and the biggest. The peak season for shipping is between August to October as people are gearing up for back-to-school and holiday seasons. It will affect your shipping cost.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

Choosing the appropriate container for your shipment understandably comes with a lot of questions. Like most people, you can start by checking out the 20ft or 40ft containers. The former can fit the contents of a small household (about three bedrooms) while the latter can accommodate double the amount. Another way of visualizing it is that the 20ft container can fit 50-60 fridges. More than that and the best option would be to use a 40ft container.

To make it better for you, you have two modes to choose from. If you want to fill the container up to the last square inch, which is a popular option, you’d want to go with the Full Container Load option (FCL). If you don’t have enough items to fill a container, you can always opt for the Less Then Container Load option (LCL).

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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 United Arab Emirates of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$855
40 ft Container$1040

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to United Arab Emirates.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$60/CBM
Personal Effects$460
Household Goods$575
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to United Arab Emirates services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$445
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1855
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2530
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3255

Container Car Shipping

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

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO$940
SUV via RORO$1040
Sedan (Container)$1370
SUV (Container)$1460

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

There are three types of cargo transportation methods you can choose from: land, sea, and air freight transportation.

Land freight transportation is the cheapest option but it is only available for countries connected by land.

Since you are shipping to the UAE, you can choose between sea and air cargo shipping. Shipping by plane is the fastest option but it has certain restrictions when it comes to your shipment’s weight. Shipping via cargo ships is more lenient when it comes to weight since they account for volume. They are significantly slower than planes, but they are also cheaper.

Additional Shipping Costs

There are a few more shipping costs to be considered. This is normal and something to be expected. They are:

  • Custom duties
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance

Insurance is important when shipping your items. This can ensure that whatever happens, you are well-protected. Insurance fees usually depend on the monetary value of your items rather than the weight or volume.

What’s Next?

Now that you have an idea of how to start your shipping process, your next step will be to get a free quote by contacting Three Men and a Truck. You can fill the web form or call us at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A shipping firm issues a Bill of Lading to a shipper (also known as a consignor) who sources and/or owns the products. It indicates that the goods have been received in good condition and are set to be delivered. The shipper will subsequently deliver the items to the agreed place.

A Bill of Lading is required for all shipments. When moving freight from point A to point B, a Bill of Lading is necessary (BoL). They’re legally binding documents that show who owns the items being transported.

What Kind of Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to the United Arab Emirates?

Import taxes on commercial products are imposed by the UAE based on the following factors:

● Whether or if the company is based on the mainland or in a free zone.
● The nature of the items being transported.
● The origin and end destination of the items being transported.
● Agreements on trade between the UAE and the exporting country.
● Any additional laws that apply.
● Tariffs and charges for imports.

The UAE has adopted a GCC common tariff in general, with customs taxes set at 5% of the CIF value of most items. However, alcoholic, carbonated, and sweetened beverage goods are subject to a 50% duty, while e-smoking devices (together with the tools and liquids used in them) and tobacco products are subject to a 100% charge. Pharmaceuticals and agricultural items, for example, are free from customs charges. Please visit the Unified Customs Tariff webpage for more information on tariffs.

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to the United Arab Emirates?

It is preferable to review the import laws of the United Arab Emirates to determine which papers are required. Your goods may be delayed or even stopped from reaching their intended destination if you do not have all of the required documents.

Prepare the needed paperwork ahead of time to minimize delays and ensure that your cargo arrives on schedule. The following are some of the most frequent documents needed when transporting a container internationally:

● 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

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

Both the FCL routes and processes are straightforward. The container will not be opened or modified after you’ve placed your things inside. It is delivered on time to the designated port, as per your contract.

LCL shipping entails dealing with numerous consignees, transporting products to various ports, and reworking containers. The major reason why this sort of package takes longer to arrive is because of this process.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

A lost bill of lading might cause significant delays in the transportation of your cargo from the port or delivery to its end destination.

If you misplace your BoL, you should obtain a replacement from your shipping company. However, the shipping firm may charge a fee and require the following documentation in order to create a new bill of lading:

● A written statement of loss;
● Packing list;
● Cargo commercial invoice;
● Letter of Credit – copy (when payment was made by Letter of Credit);
● Shipper’s approval;
● Letter of indemnity, LOI drew up by the shipper;
● Letter of indemnity, LOI drew up by the recipient;
● Bank guarantee;
● Formal request: release without OBL or Issuance of New Set OBL

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

Freight forwarders are companies or individuals responsible for the logistical and physical conveyance of goods. They keep in touch with everyone involved in the shipping process. Freight forwarders are responsible for preparing and filling out a wide range of legal documents and documentation.

A customs broker is a firm or organization that helps importers and exporters comply with the import and export rules of a country.

An NVOCC is a carrier that does not own the vessels required to deliver cargo from a client. They accomplish this by leasing or purchasing empty space in existing containers and filling it with cargo from their clients. As a result, the NVOCC is seen as a “carrier” by clients, customs, and international agencies, and is liable for the cargo. NVOCCs and Freight Forwarders are comparable in that an NVOCC handles the majority of the duties that a Freight Forwarder does.

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

The maximum payload that may be transported is determined by the container’s design and quality. On the container’s doors and CSC plate, the capacity and measurement information is generally printed.

To give you an idea, the cargo capacity of a 20ft container is typically 25.000 kg/ 55.126 lb.


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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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