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Shipping Container to Cyprus | Moving to Cyprus

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Shipping to Cyprus from Australia

When shipping a 20FT or 40FT container (FCL) to Cyprus you are paying a fixed sea-freight rate (subject to USD/AUD exchange rate/s) 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 (LCL), 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 Cyprus?

  • 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 Cyprus?

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 Cyprus?

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 Cyprus.

If you have owned and used the goods for more than 12 months, and are planning to move back to Cyprus after being outside of the country for more than 12 months, you may be eligible to import your goods tax/duty free in reasonable quantities and not for re-sale.

Required documents for import:

  • Copy of the importers passport photo page
  • Bill of Lading (provided once cargo is shipped)
  • Comprehensive valued inventory list in English, signed and dated
  • Proof of property rental/purchase/sale of residence at origin
  • Utility bills from origin (current and 12 months prior)
  • Residence Visa/Permit, Proof of employment – Work Permit or Work, Lease Agreement, Letter from Employer (if applicable)

Required documents for vehicle importation: Certificate of title and current/previous registration, Vehicle Purchase invoice, Drivers Licence, Insurance Policy. B/L shipping document needs to state the VIN, year of manufacture, vehicle model.

Consignee/importer must be present at the time of vehicle importation and vehicle needs to be imported within 6 months of transfer of residence to Cyprus. Returning Cypriots are allowed to import one vehicle duty free if they are moving to Cyprus and have resided abroad for 10 years.

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