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FCL 20ft & 40ft Containers

Shipping Container to Albania | Moving to Albania

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Shipping to Albania from Australia

When shipping a 20FT or 40FT container (FCL) to Albania you are paying a fixed sea-freight rate (subject to USD/AUD exchange rates) and may fill up as little or as much of the sole-purpose container as you wish.

With this type of service, the container space is not shared with other cargoes and your goods are not handled from one container to another at several points during transit such as is the case with shared container services, rather, the goods stay in the same container they were packed at origin, until delivery at the final destination.

What size shipping container do I need for moving my personal effects to Albania?

20FT shipping containers have inner dimensions as follows and a capacity of 33m3//1,158cubic feet:

5.90m x 2.35m x 2.38m // 19.35 ft x 7.71 ft x 7.80 ft

20FT containers are usually sufficient for an entire 2-3 bedroom house contents

40FT shipping containers have inner dimensions as follows and have a capacity of 67m3//2,372cubic feet:

12.01m x 2.35m x 2.38m // 39.39 ft x 7.71 ft x 7.80 ft

40FT containers are usually sufficient for an entire 2-3 bedroom house contents and a motor vehicle, or, an entire 4-5 bedroom house contents.

40FT (High Cube) shipping containers have inner dimensions as follows and have a capacity of 76m3//2,679cubic feet:

12.01m x 2.35m x 2.69m // 39.39 ft x 7.71 ft x 8.82 ft

40HC containers are 30cm//1foot higher than a standard 40FT container and are designed for when that little bit of extra space is needed for excess cargoes.

What if I wish to ship only a smaller volume of goods to Albania?

If you wish to send only boxes and/or minimal amounts of furniture, our shared container services (LCL) may be the best option for you.

The minimal charge in our shared container services is 1m3//cubic metre, equivalent to approximately 10 standard moving cartons (tea-chest size), these cartons are 43cm x 41cm x 60cm each. See our LCL page here for more information about this type of shipping service.

Are you planning on Moving to Albania?

We provide self pack options or professional packing services (should you require them) to move your household goods and/or motor vehicle/s in 20FT and 40FT shipping container/s from your door in Australia to your door in Albania.

If you have owned and used the goods for more than 6 months, and are planning to move back to Albania after being outside of the country for more than 12 months, you may be eligible to import your goods tax/duty free.

Required documents for import:

  • Passport photo page and entry stamp
  • Residence permit (if applicable)
  • NIPT (ID of taxable person)
  • Bill of Lading (provided to you once the goods are shipped), original
  • Comprehensive inventory list in Albanian, stamped by Albanian consulate at origin
  • Letter of authorisation to apply for duty free import obtained from General Director of Customs
  • Power of attorney for the destination agent to complete import customs clearance on your behalf

Required documents for vehicle importation: Certificate of title and registration, Purchase invoice, Drivers Licence. B/L shipping document needs to state the chassis and engine numbers, cubic capacity, year of manufacture and brand/model.

If you are considering moving to Albania speak to one of our friendly professionals to assist you with all your shipping related questions, call us on (02)9575-7614.