How much does it cost to ship a container to India

These are examples of the cheapest rates for 20 foot FCL container shipping to India’s ports:

Valencia - Chennai

From 450 $

Madrid - Chennai

From 450 $

Barcelona - Chennai

From 532 $

NEW YORK - Chennai

From 830 $

Miami - Chennai

From 860 $

Long Beach - Chennai

From 985 $

Veracruz - Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva)

From 981 $

Manzanillo - Chennai

From 1,014 $

Altamira - Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva)

From 1,247 $

Shipping rates from United States to India

new york - chennai (ex madras)
DV20
$ 100
DV40
$ 6,072
40HC
$ 4,234
charleston - mundra
DV20
$ 550
DV40
$ 1,457
40HC
$ 2,566
new york - chennai (ex madras)
DV20
$ 580
DV40
$ 6,144
40HC
$ 4,900
charleston - chennai (ex madras)
DV20
$ 640
DV40
$ 1,015
40HC
$ 1,015
norfolk - visakhapatnam
DV20
$ 650
DV40
$ 1,377
40HC
$ 1,377

Shipping rates from Spain to India

barcelona - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 446
DV40
$ 1,663
40HC
$ 1,581
valencia - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 446
DV40
$ 1,994
40HC
$ 2,013
madrid - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 446
DV40
$ 2,402
40HC
$ 1,782
barcelona - mundra
DV20
$ 477
DV40
$ 2,002
40HC
$ 1,643
valencia - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 502
DV40
$ 620
40HC
$ 620

Shipping rates from Netherlands to India

rotterdam - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 477
DV40
$ 1,877
40HC
$ 607
rotterdam - mundra
DV20
$ 537
DV40
$ 681
40HC
$ 681
rotterdam - chennai (ex madras)
DV20
$ 596
DV40
$ 859
40HC
$ 859
rotterdam - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 638
DV40
$ 951
40HC
$ 974
rotterdam - mundra
DV20
$ 654
DV40
$ 951
40HC
$ 951

Shipping rates from Mexico to India

veracruz - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 981
DV40
$ 1,057
40HC
$ 1,057
lazaro cardenas - mundra
DV20
$ 981
DV40
$ 1,391
40HC
$ 1,391
manzanillo - mundra
DV20
$ 981
DV40
$ 1,426
40HC
$ 1,391
manzanillo - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 981
DV40
$ 4,136
40HC
$ 1,391
manzanillo - chennai (ex madras)
DV20
$ 1,014
DV40
$ 1,134
40HC
$ 1,163

Shipping rates from Germany to India

bremerhaven - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 761
DV40
$ 859
40HC
$ 859
hamburg - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 761
DV40
$ 859
40HC
$ 859
bremerhaven - mundra
DV20
$ 761
DV40
$ 881
40HC
$ 881
hamburg - mundra
DV20
$ 761
DV40
$ 881
40HC
$ 881
hamburg - mundra
DV20
$ 862
DV40
$ 919
40HC
$ 919

How much does it cost to ship a container from India

Shipping rates from India to United States

jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - cincinnati, oh
DV20
$ 893
DV40
$ 4,952
40HC
$ 4,740
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - columbus
DV20
$ 1,237
DV40
$ 5,845
40HC
$ 5,845
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - los angeles
DV20
$ 1,305
DV40
$ 1,587
40HC
$ 1,588
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - long beach
DV20
$ 1,305
DV40
$ 1,587
40HC
$ 1,588
mundra - seattle
DV20
$ 1,305
DV40
$ 1,587
40HC
$ 1,588

Shipping rates from India to Spain

kolkata (ex calcutta) - barcelona
DV20
$ 168
DV40
$ 2,444
40HC
$ 2,444
mundra - barcelona
DV20
$ 607
DV40
$ 801
40HC
$ 801
mundra - valencia
DV20
$ 607
DV40
$ 801
40HC
$ 821
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - barcelona
DV20
$ 607
DV40
$ 821
40HC
$ 821
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - valencia
DV20
$ 622
DV40
$ 821
40HC
$ 821

Shipping rates from India to Netherlands

jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - rotterdam
DV20
$ 714
DV40
$ 963
40HC
$ 987
mundra - rotterdam
DV20
$ 732
DV40
$ 987
40HC
$ 987
mundra - rotterdam
DV20
$ 783
DV40
$ 1,154
40HC
$ 922
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - rotterdam
DV20
$ 814
DV40
$ 2,534
40HC
$ 2,061
tuticorin - rotterdam
DV20
$ 934
DV40
$ 1,384
40HC
$ 1,384

Shipping rates from India to Germany

jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - hamburg
DV20
$ 788
DV40
$ 1,082
40HC
$ 1,082
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - hamburg
DV20
$ 856
DV40
$ 1,225
40HC
$ 1,225
mundra - hamburg
DV20
$ 856
DV40
$ 1,226
40HC
$ 1,019
tuticorin - hamburg
DV20
$ 1,065
DV40
$ 1,810
40HC
$ 1,810
cochin - hamburg
DV20
$ 1,065
DV40
$ 1,810
40HC
$ 1,810

Shipping rates from India to Belgium

mundra - antwerp
DV20
$ 714
DV40
$ 1,327
40HC
$ 1,360
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - antwerp
DV20
$ 743
DV40
$ 1,153
40HC
$ 945
mundra - antwerp
DV20
$ 783
DV40
$ 922
40HC
$ 945
chennai (ex madras) - antwerp
DV20
$ 881
DV40
$ 1,235
40HC
$ 1,419
kolkata (ex calcutta) - antwerp
DV20
$ 1,074
DV40
$ 1,661
40HC
$ 1,720

Ship containers to different ports in India

Ship your container to India in FCL (Full Container Load) or LCL (Less than a Container Load) shipment at the best rate. iContainers operates in 24 ports in India from the United States and in 16 ports in India from Spain for ocean freight transport.

Estimated transit time to send a container to India

Continent of originCountry of originPort of originPort of destinationTransit time (days)20DV FCL
EuropeSpainMadridChennai (Ex Madras)67550$
EuropeSpainBilbaoChennai (Ex Madras)511,250$
EuropeSpainVigoChennai (Ex Madras)511,250$
EuropeSpainZaragozaChennai (Ex Madras)26460$
EuropeSpainMadridChennai (Ex Madras)20400$
EuropeSpainValenciaChennai (Ex Madras)20400$

Longest transit time to India

The longest transit time to ship a container to India is the route Madrid - Chennai (Ex Madras), with an average of 67 days. The next longest routes are Bilbao - Chennai (Ex Madras), with an average of 51 days and Vigo - Chennai (Ex Madras), with an average of 51 days.

Shortest transit time to India

The shortest transit time to ship a container to India is the route Madrid - Chennai (Ex Madras), with an average of 20 days. The next shortest routes are Valencia - Chennai (Ex Madras), with an average of 20 days; and Zaragoza - Chennai (Ex Madras), with an average of 26 days.

Top 5 routes for shipping containers to India

At iContainers, you can find 100 routes for sending containers to India. Here are the top 5 routes:

OriginDestination
AlgecirasChennai (Ex Madras)
BarcelonaChennai (Ex Madras)
Los AngelesChennai (Ex Madras)
New YorkChennai (Ex Madras)
ShanghaiChennai (Ex Madras)

Ship container to India: Import duty rates

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Average duty rate 13.5% 13.5% 13.4% 13.4% 13.8%
Maximum duty rate 150% 156% 150% 150% 150%