How much does it cost to ship a container to Germany

Shipping rates can vary largely according to not only to the country of origin and destination, but also to the chosen ports in each country and the shipping option prefered. iContainers operates in a wide range of ports worldwide, which will allow you to ship your container to Germany at the best rate in FCL (Full Container Load) or LCL (Less than Container Load). Pick your shipment mode, choose your preferred route and enjoy unbeatable prices!

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Main ports in Germany

Make sure you choose the best port for your ocean freight to Germany. At iContainers we operate in a wide range of ports worldwide from USA and offer the best rates for FCL or LCL shipments. Pick your container and ports, then sit back and let us take care of the rest!

FAQs about shipping your container to Germany

What is the estimated transit time for shipping a container to Germany?

Transit time for container shipments varies widely from one route to the next. That is, although Germany may be the final destination for your international shipping, it’s impossible to estimate the time it will take to arrive until you have defined a port of origin and destination.

What type of cargo can be sent in a container?

As far as dry cargo is concerned, shippers tend to find in standard dry shipping containers the best option for their freight. They come in several dimensions and capacities but are not refrigerated or ventilated, which is why they’re not suitable for perishable or sensitive cargo.

How do you figure out shipping cost to Germany?

Shipping rates to Germany are determined by a number of factors. Aside from the chosen port of origin and destination, they will also depend on the type of container you need, your cargo’s dimensions or the Incoterm to be applied.

What container capacity do I need for my cargo?

Standard containers can be found in several dimensions ranging from 20ft and 1,172 CFT / 33.2 CBM volume capacity up to 45ft and 3,122 CFT / 88.4 CBM. If your cargo is low volume, however, you may want to consider a shared container (LCL).

FOB vs CIF: What´s the difference?

CIF and FOB are frequently used Incoterms that define who is liable for the goods and who is in charge of costs during an international commercial transaction. Under CIF, sellers are responsible for both the cargo and the costs associated to it until it reaches the destination port. With FOB, this is only so until the goods are loaded on the vessel.

What paperwork is needed for international shipments to Germany?

Shipping documents aren’t mandated solely by the countries involved in the transaction. Other factors that weigh in on the required paperwork are the type of cargo being shipped or the selected Incoterm, for instance. Regardless of this, you will find any standard shipping procedure will require a commercial invoice, a packing list and a Bill of Lading, for instance. You can also check further requirements on your shipment to Germany here.

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