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 448 $

Madrid - Chennai

From 448 $

Barcelona - Chennai

From 533 $

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
charleston - visakhapatnam
DV20
$ 570
DV40
$ 1,646
40HC
$ 1,835
new york - chennai (ex madras)
DV20
$ 580
DV40
$ 6,144
40HC
$ 4,900
savannah - mundra
DV20
$ 610
DV40
$ 1,220
40HC
$ 3,439

Shipping rates from Spain to India

valencia - mundra
DV20
$ 444
DV40
$ 976
40HC
$ 1,922
barcelona - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 444
DV40
$ 1,655
40HC
$ 1,574
valencia - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 444
DV40
$ 1,565
40HC
$ 1,379
madrid - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 444
DV40
$ 2,390
40HC
$ 1,774
barcelona - mundra
DV20
$ 475
DV40
$ 1,993
40HC
$ 1,635

Shipping rates from Netherlands to India

rotterdam - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 475
DV40
$ 1,868
40HC
$ 604
rotterdam - mundra
DV20
$ 534
DV40
$ 678
40HC
$ 678
rotterdam - chennai (ex madras)
DV20
$ 593
DV40
$ 855
40HC
$ 855
rotterdam - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 635
DV40
$ 946
40HC
$ 970
rotterdam - mundra
DV20
$ 651
DV40
$ 946
40HC
$ 946

Shipping rates from Mexico to India

lazaro cardenas - mundra
DV20
$ 981
DV40
$ 1,391
40HC
$ 1,391
manzanillo - mundra
DV20
$ 981
DV40
$ 1,426
40HC
$ 1,391
veracruz - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 981
DV40
$ 2,802
40HC
$ 1,057
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
$ 757
DV40
$ 855
40HC
$ 855
hamburg - jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva)
DV20
$ 757
DV40
$ 855
40HC
$ 855
bremerhaven - mundra
DV20
$ 757
DV40
$ 876
40HC
$ 876
hamburg - mundra
DV20
$ 757
DV40
$ 876
40HC
$ 876
hamburg - mundra
DV20
$ 857
DV40
$ 914
40HC
$ 914

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
$ 5,164
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - los angeles
DV20
$ 1,305
DV40
$ 1,587
40HC
$ 1,588
mundra - seattle
DV20
$ 1,305
DV40
$ 1,587
40HC
$ 1,588
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - long beach
DV20
$ 1,305
DV40
$ 1,587
40HC
$ 1,588
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - cleveland, oh
DV20
$ 1,385
DV40
$ 6,857
40HC
$ 5,482

Shipping rates from India to Spain

kolkata (ex calcutta) - barcelona
DV20
$ 167
DV40
$ 2,432
40HC
$ 2,432
mundra - barcelona
DV20
$ 604
DV40
$ 797
40HC
$ 797
mundra - valencia
DV20
$ 604
DV40
$ 797
40HC
$ 818
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - barcelona
DV20
$ 604
DV40
$ 817
40HC
$ 817
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - valencia
DV20
$ 619
DV40
$ 817
40HC
$ 817

Shipping rates from India to Netherlands

jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - rotterdam
DV20
$ 711
DV40
$ 958
40HC
$ 982
mundra - rotterdam
DV20
$ 729
DV40
$ 982
40HC
$ 982
mundra - rotterdam
DV20
$ 780
DV40
$ 1,148
40HC
$ 918
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - rotterdam
DV20
$ 810
DV40
$ 2,522
40HC
$ 2,051
tuticorin - rotterdam
DV20
$ 929
DV40
$ 1,378
40HC
$ 1,378

Shipping rates from India to Germany

jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - hamburg
DV20
$ 785
DV40
$ 1,076
40HC
$ 1,076
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - hamburg
DV20
$ 852
DV40
$ 1,219
40HC
$ 1,219
mundra - hamburg
DV20
$ 852
DV40
$ 1,220
40HC
$ 1,014
tuticorin - hamburg
DV20
$ 1,059
DV40
$ 1,802
40HC
$ 1,802
cochin - hamburg
DV20
$ 1,059
DV40
$ 1,802
40HC
$ 1,802

Shipping rates from India to Belgium

mundra - antwerp
DV20
$ 711
DV40
$ 1,321
40HC
$ 1,354
jawaharlal nehru (nhava sheva) - antwerp
DV20
$ 740
DV40
$ 1,147
40HC
$ 940
mundra - antwerp
DV20
$ 779
DV40
$ 918
40HC
$ 940
chennai (ex madras) - antwerp
DV20
$ 877
DV40
$ 1,229
40HC
$ 1,413
kolkata (ex calcutta) - antwerp
DV20
$ 1,069
DV40
$ 1,653
40HC
$ 1,712

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
AmericaMexicoManzanilloChennai (Ex Madras)68930$
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 Manzanillo - Chennai (Ex Madras), with an average of 68 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 106 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%