The iContainers price includes all the services needed until the cargo reaches the destination port. These services are:
Trucking from zip code (if pick-up service was selected) to the port of departure
Customs declaration for export
Local port expenses at origin
Ocean freight to destination port
Cargo insurance (optional)
The price does not include the arrival expenses at the destination port or warehouse. These expenses may include handling, port handling, port taxes, customs, warehouse expenses and deconsolidation. iContainers does not include any trucking from the arrival port or warehouse to the final destination.
Our price excludes possible taxes or duties that the import may incur at the destination port. Most countries exclude household goods from having to pay taxes or duties when the client fulfills the local customs requirements.
It is necessary for our clients, to look for a customs broker at their final destination, inquire about the costs upon arrival at the destination port, customs requirements and if any taxes may apply to you cargo.
Differences between Full Container Load and Less Container Load
The FCL service is used when transporting bulky cargo or large volumes occupying more than 15cbm or if transporting any vehicle. With this service, the space inside a 20ft or a 40ft container is completely used by the exporter.
The LCL service is used when sending smaller volumes (approximately less than 350cbft/10cbm). With this service, you can book and pay for a specific volume inside a container shared with other people or companies.