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Ship a container to Greece

Container shipping services to Greece offering the most reliable Ocean freight with the cheapest shipping rates to Greece with a faster transit time to ship a 20ft container or a, 40ft container to the major ports in Greece.

Shipping a container to Greece has never been easier than with BR LOGISTICS COMPANY, which provides the most reliable container shipping service to Greece.

Ship a container to Greece

Ship a container to the major ports in Greece: Port of Piraeus Athens, Port of Thessaloniki

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How much does it cost to ship a container to Greece?

  • How much does it cost to ship a container to Greece, the average price to ship a container to Greece is from $1150 to $4850 US Dollars.
  • The shipping timeline to ship a full container to Greece ranges depending on the size of the container (20ft or 40ft), and the schedule route, please contact our quotation team to receive a detailed rate to ship your container to the major container ports in Greece.

How much does it cost to ship a 20ft container to Greece, the average price to ship a 20ft container to Greece is from $1150 to $3250. The shipping timeline to ship a 20 foot container to Greece ranges depending on the route.

How much does it cost to ship a 40ft container to Greece, the average price to ship a 40ft container to Belgium is from $2150 to $4850. The shipping timeline to ship a 40 foot container to Greece ranges depending on the route.

Historical ocean freight rates to ship a container to Greece:

Will ocean freight rates go down to ship to Greece in 2023?, Yes the rates slowly began falling in the first quarter of 2023 and are expected to continue to drop, little by little. You calculate the ocean freight rate based on oil prices (BAF), cargo dimensions, weight, port of export, port of destination, and season congestion. The following annual chart is showing the prices and costs for the year 2023 for average maritime freight to send containers to Greece.

These prices do not include additional or unforeseen costs that may be added during the course of your reservation or shipment itself. These are not the current or final price to ship your container, please request a rate for an updated price.

How long does it take to ship a container to Greece?

The average transit time to ship a container to Greece is from 2 weeks to 6 weeks.

Estimated transit time to ship a container to Greece:

The average transit times and sailing schedule to ship your container to Greece from the major ports in the world as from the United States ports, Europen ports, and Asian ports.

Continent of origin Country of origin Port of origin Port of destination Transit time (days) 20DV FCL
40HQ FCL
Europe Spain Barcelona Port of Piraeus Athens 25 2250€
Europe Spain Valencia Port of Piraeus Athens 22 2000€
Europe Spain Algeciras Port of Piraeus Athens 18 1850€
Europe Netherlands Rotterdam Port of Piraeus Athens 2 450€
North America United States New York Port of Piraeus Athens 20 $2550
North America United States Miami Port of Piraeus Athens 25 $2850
North America United States Los Angeles Port of Piraeus Athens 40 $4850
North America United States Houston TX Port of Piraeus Athens 35 $3850
Asia China Shanghai Port of Piraeus Athens 40 $2850
Asia China Guangzhou Port of Piraeus Athens 35 $2250
Asia China Shenzhen Port of Piraeus Athens 35 $2250
Asia China Hong Kong Port of Piraeus Athens 35 $2250

Shortest transit time to ship a container to Greece:

One of the fastest transit times to ship a container to Greece is the route from New York United States to Port of Antwerp Greece with an average transit time from 20 to 25 shipping days. The next fastest route to ship your ocean container to Greece is from Valencia Spain to the major ports in Greece, with an average transit time of 30 to 35 days.

Longest transit times to ship a container to Greece:

The longest or slowest transit time to ship a container to Greece is from the port of Shanghai China, with an estimated average transit time between 40 and 42 days. The next longest route is from the port of Los Angeles USA, with an average transit time of 40 days.

How much does it cost to ship a container from USA to Greece?

How much does it cost to ship a container from USA to Greece?, the average price to ship a container from the United States to Greece is from $2850 to $4850 US Dollars.

Container shipping rates from USA to Greece

These are the average prices to ship a container from the United States to Greece with the cheapest rates for loading and shipping containers from the major ports in the United States to Greece for 20ft and 40ft containers (FCL) with all types of cargo such as: commercial cargo, vehicles, or personal effects for international shipments to Greece.

Container shipping service to Greece Type of container Ocean freight rates to Greece:
How much does it cost to ship a container from Boston to Greece. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from New York to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from New Jersey to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Norfolk to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Baltimore to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Charleston to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Savannah to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Brunswick to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Jacksonville to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Miami to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Houston Texas to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Galveston to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Freeport Texas to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from California to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Tacoma to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Washington to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Halifax to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2850 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT

How long does it take to ship a container from USA to Greece?

Estimated transit time to ship a container from the United States to Greece, the average transit time to ship a container from the USA to Greece is from 18 to 25 days.

How much does it cost to ship a container from Spain to Greece?

How much does it cost to ship a container from Spain to Greece?, the average price to ship a container from Spain to Greece is from 1150€ to 2500€ Euros.

Container shipping rates from Spain to Greece

These are the average prices to ship a container from Spain to Greece with the cheapest rates for loading and shipping containers from the major ports in Spain to Greece for 20ft and 40ft containers (FCL) with all types of cargo such as: commercial cargo, vehicles, or personal effects for international shipments to Greece.

Container shipping service to Greece Type of container Ocean freight rates to Greece:
How much does it cost to ship a container from Valencia to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €2500 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Barcelona a Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €2500 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Málaga to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €2500 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Vigo to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €2500 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Bilbao to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €2500 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Santander to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €2500 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Madrid to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €2500 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Canary Islands to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €2500 40FT

How long does it take to ship a container from Spain to Greece?

Estimated transit time to ship a container from Spain to Greece, the average transit time to ship a container from Spain to Greece is from 25 to 35 days.

How much does it cost to ship a container from Europe to Greece?

How much does it cost to ship a container from Europe to Greece?, the average price to ship a container from Europe to Greece is from 450€ to 3500€ Euros.

Container shipping rates from Europe to Greece

These are the average prices to ship a container from Europe to Greece with the cheapest rates for loading and shipping containers from the major ports in Europe to Greece for 20ft and 40ft containers (FCL) with all types of cargo such as: commercial cargo, vehicles, or personal effects for international shipments to Greece.

Container shipping service to Greece Type of container Ocean freight rates to Greece:
How much does it cost to ship a container from Belgium to Greece. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €450 20FT
average prices from: €650 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Germany to Greece. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €450 20FT
average prices from: €650 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Spain to Greece. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €2500 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from France to Greece. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €650 20FT
average prices from: €850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Portugal to Greece. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €2500 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Italy to Greece. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €2500 20FT
average prices from: €3500 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Switzerland to Greece. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €650 20FT
average prices from: €1000 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from United Kingdom to Greece. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €650 20FT
average prices from: €850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from The Canary Islands to Greece. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €2500 40FT

How long does it take to ship a container from Europe to Greece?

Estimated transit time to ship a container from Europe to Greece, the average transit time to ship a container from Europe to Greece is from 2 days to 25 days.

How much does it cost to ship a container from China to Greece?

How much does it cost to ship a container from China to Greece?, the average price to ship a container from China to Greece is from $1550 to $3850 US Dollars.

Container shipping rates from China to Greece

These are the average prices to ship a container from China to Greece with the cheapest rates for loading and shipping containers from the major ports in China to Greece for 20ft and 40ft containers (FCL) with all types of cargo such as: commercial cargo, vehicles, or personal effects for international shipments to Greece.

Container shipping service to Greece Type of container Ocean freight rates to Greece:
How much does it cost to ship a container from Shanghai to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $1550 20FT
average prices from: $3850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Qingdao to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $1550 20FT
average prices from: $3850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Shenzhen to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $1550 20FT
average prices from: $3850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Tianjin to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $1550 20FT
average prices from: $3850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Ningbo to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $1550 20FT
average prices from: $3850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Hong Kong to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $1550 20FT
average prices from: $3850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Guangzhou to Greece 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: $1550 20FT
average prices from: $3850 40FT

How long does it take to ship a container from China to Greece?

Estimated transit time to ship a container from the China to Greece, the average transit time to ship a container from China to Greece is from 25 to 42 days.

Price factor to ship a container to Greece:

The cost of shipping to ship a container to Greece from abroad will vary depending on the type of sea container you chose to ship, the fuel price (BAF), the dimensions and weight of the cargo, the shipping company or steamship line you hire to send the container, the destination port in Greece, the location of your cargo in abroad from where you plan to export it to Greece, and what route you choose to ship your container, if it is a direct route or with transshipment.

Only once we have that information we will be able to more accurately estimate the costs to ship your container to Greece from any port in the world.

 

Online container shipping rate calculator to Greece from overseas:

With BR LOGISTICS COMPANY and our ocean freight calculator you can request a rate online, we made over 10000 rates per year to ship containers to Greece. Get the most updated container prices from many carriers using the get a quote request.

How to export a container to Greece?

To export and then import a container to Greece via sea containers begins with an ocean freight cost of between $450 USD to $4850 USD for shipment from the port of export to the port of import in Greece, plus import fees from Greece customs that are applied on the import of goods to be imported into Greece, which will be an average of 1.84% to 11% tariffs + 24% European customs VAT, calculated on the cost, insurance and freight value (CIF), to pay import taxes in Greece. You are exempt from paying these tariffs or a lesser amount will be paid, when the importer apply for a trade agreement in Greece when it is established by some Greece regulations for imports without taxes to Greece. Likewise, everything must be effectively paid to Customs + other expenses not invoiced with the ocean freight or customs fee to carry out the container from the port of import, as the local port charges to import all kinds of general cargo to Greece.

Can i import cargo via container to Greece?

Can a container with commercial merchandise or moving goods be imported to Greece from Spain, Europe, China or the United States? The answer is Yes, I can import a container with merchandise, vehicles or moving home to Greece from the United States, Spain, Europe, or China if the cargo meets the import standards of Greece Customs, so that it can pass the procedure for import and nationalization of merchandise or vehicles in Greece.

What documents are needed for customs in Greece?

The requirements to import into Greece are to present the commercial invoice translated into English and the detailed packing list, which must indicate the details of the quantity, the type of product and the shipment location, and then provide the following documents to Customs in Greece:

Imports must have the following documentation:

  • Bill of lading manifest, which is used for the import, release, and tax purposes.
  • Tax Identification Number in Greece
  • Location of the tariff subheading, and commodity
  • Registration as a importer in Greece
  • Greece Customs Value Declaration
  • Debt Greece in Greece
  • Moving Inventory to Greece(original)
  • Have a trade or company patent in Greece that must indicate that you are dedicated to importing.
  • Phytosanitary Export Certificate from the country of origin (simple copy)
  • Demonstrate economic solvency in Greece
  • Establish the terms of the Incoterms agreement for importation.
  • Find a good customs broker in Greece
  • Shipping company’s original bill of lading, sea waybill or airwaybill
  • Packing list
  • Commercial invoice
  • Combined Certificate of Value and Origin (CCVO)
  • Power of attorney that authorizes your customs broker to clear de import for you with Greece Customs.

If you need more information to ship a container to Greece you can contact BR LOGISTICS USA o BR LOGISTICS EUROPE

www.brlogistics.net

Tel: +12012015020 USA
Tel: +34628279703 ESPANA
Email: info@brlogistics.net

Taxes and duties to import into Greece:

Taxes and duties for importing general items into Greece made abroad whether from The United States, China, or Asia are subject to tariffs. You have to pay the import tariffs of Greece Customs that, as a general rule of import, the ad valorem duty or tariff is paid, which is from 1.84% to 11% on the CIF value of the cargo in the container shipment. Additionally you will have to pay the value added tax (VAT) that corresponds to 24% in Greece. The VAT will be applied to the total price of the import in CIF Incoterm + the Customs tax (tariff). + the general import rates in Greece, if the import comes from the European Union or a country with EUR1 agreement it will exempted by international agreement between the parties and you can exonerate taxes or pay less than the before mentioned.

Import fees in Greece:

Most goods imported into Greece are subject to duty and Taxes, the rates vary, depending on the type of the product you want to import to Greece that are subject to the following rates:

Tariff rates and duties from 1.84 % to 11% + VAT 24%

How to ship a container to Greece?

The first step in shipping a container to Greece is to follow the step-by-step guide to shipping a container to Greece from the United States, the European Union, Spain, or China and provide your carrier or freight forwarder with the full details to ship your container to Greece.

Step-by-step guide to shipping a container to Greece:

  1. Search for companies specializing in container transport and offering shipping services to Greece.
  2. Request a shipping fee to Greece for your container shipment.
  3. Choose the best shipping company to send your container. Depending on your needs, you can choose the following types of sea containers, 20ft or 40ft.
  4. Provide the documents to the shipping company to make the reservation (booking) to send your container to Greece.
  5. Load and deliver the container to the port of export for and then satisfy the customs export process to Greece.
  6. Make the payment for freight and port expenses to the transport company (freight forwarder or shipping company).
  7. Send your container release or bill of lading to your customs broker in Greece.

Major Ports in Greece for shipping and importing cargo in containers

The Below list of ports are the best ones for shipping and importing cargo in sea containers to Greece, these are the most important port terminals in Greece for the importation of containerized cargo internationally.

Port of Piraeus Athens

Address: 10 Akti Miaouli Piraeus 185 38 Greece
Coordinates: 37° 56' 28" N 23° 38' 2" E

Port of Thessaloniki

Address: P.O. Box 10467 Thessaloniki GR-541 10 Greece
Coordinates: 40° 38' 6" N 22° 55' 6" E

What are the advantages of shipping containers to export your cargo to Greece?

Advantages of container shipping service to Greece:

  • Ocean freight rates are competitive.
  • You can send all kinds of transportable cargo.
  • Containers have good storage capacity.
  • They do not have weather problems for shipments
  • More international reach thanks to container ports all over the world
  • Streamlined procedures for exports and imports in Greece
  • Trip frequency & Schedule options with transhipments.
  • Fast shipping speed if you choose a good sea shipping route to Greece
  • You can send more weight than air transport
  • The cargo is protected inside the maritime container

Top 10 best shipping routes to ship containers to Greece

In BR LOGISTICS company we offer many options of routes to ship containers to Greece from Spain, the United States, Europe, and China. The following are the 10 most popular busiest shipping routes to the major container port in Greece used by exporters and importers around the world.

International origin port Destination port in Greece
Port of New York Port of destination: Piraeus Athens; Port Code: GRPIR
Port of Baltimore Port of destination: Thessaloniki; Port Code: GRSKG
Port of Savannah Port of destination: Piraeus Athens; Port Code: GRPIR
Port of Miami Port of destination: Thessaloniki; Port Code: GRSKG
Port of Houston Port of destination: Piraeus Athens; Port Code: GRPIR
Port of Los Angeles Port of destination: Thessaloniki; Port Code: GRSKG
Port of Shanghai Port of destination: Piraeus Athens; Port Code: GRPIR
Port of Shenzhen Port of destination: Thessaloniki; Port Code: GRSKG
Port of Guangzhou Port of destination: Piraeus Athens; Port Code: GRPIR
Port of Hong Kong Port of destination: Thessaloniki; Port Code: GRSKG

Best Shipping Companies to Ship Containers to Greece:

These are some of the top international shipping companies to send containers to Greece that strikes a delicate balance between fast and cheap international shipping services.

  1. Maersk line
  2. Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
  3. COSCO Group
  4. CMA CGM Group
  5. Hapag-Lloyd
  6. Ocean Network Express (ONE)
  7. Evergreen Marine
  8. Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation
  9. Orient Overseas Container (OOCL)
  10. Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM)

How to ship hazardous dangerous goods in containers to Greece?

How to ship hazardous dangerous good internationally to Greece? To ship a container with IMO or Hazmat dangerous products to Greece a series of shipping requirements must be met, such as the MSDS of the cargo to be shipped, the DGD for the maritime transport of dangerous goods and hiring a specialized shipping carrier or forwarder for the transport of dangerous goods internationally.

One of the most important steps in shipping hazardous materials by sea freight containers are Packing and documentation. Packing dangerous goods (Hazmat) is different than normal shipments.

List of steps to follow to send a container with dangerous goods (IMO-Hazmat) to Greece:

  1. Inform the shipping company of the type of IMO and cargo that you want to ship to Greece.
  2. Check that the IMO cargo is in good conditions to be able to be loaded on the ship.
  3. The container must be labeled on all its faces with the corresponding IMO label.
  4. Check with the shipping company that the IMO container will be accepted in Greece.
  5.  Make a booking with the shipping company like IMO to send the container to Greece.
  6. The Shipper or exporter of the container has to provide the MSDS of the merchandise to validate the parameters of hazardous materials
  7. Finally, the consignor or importer has to inform Customs in Greece that he is going to import an IMO container.

What is an IMO shipment?

An IMO shipment to Greece is the transport of dangerous goods, both in a container, as by plane, or land transport, the name IMO is due to the acronym  International Maritime Organization and includes all those dangerous transportable products and materials that due to their characteristics represent a risk to the safety of ships, planes, or trucks, to the health of the environment and people.

IMO types, classification of dangerous goods:

  • Class 1. Explosives.
  • Class 2. Gases.
  • Class 3. Flammable liquids.
  • Class 4. Flammable solids.
  • Class 5. Oxidizers and organic peroxides.
  • Class 6. Toxic.
  • Class 7. Radioactive material.
  • Class 8. Corrosive.
  • Class 9. Miscellaneous dangerous objects

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