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FCL 20ft & 40ft Containers

Shipping Container to Germany | Moving to Germany

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Shipping to Germany from Australia

When shipping a 20FT or 40FT container (FCL) to Germany 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 Germany?

  • 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 Germany?

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 Germany?

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 Germany.

If you have owned and used the goods for more than 6 months, and are planning to move to Germany 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. Proof of living outside of Germany is required i.e. utility bills, bank statements, property purchase or rental receipts etc,

Required documents for duty free import:

  • Copy of the importers passport photo page
  • Bill of Lading (provided once cargo is shipped)
  • Comprehensive valued inventory list in German or English, signed and dated
  • German Residency Registration Confirmation (ANMELDEBESTÄTIGUNG)
  • Proofs of living outside of the EU for a period of at least 12 months, property lease//purchase, utility bills etc documents need to current (less than 3 months old)
  • Customs Statement declaring the goods imported duty free will not be sold or lent for at least 12 months.

Required documents for vehicle importation: Proof of purchase and receipt of payment, Certificate of title, Current/Previous registration, Passport, for German nationals proof of absence from Germany for at least 12 months.

Vehicle/s needs to be comply with European emission regulations. The motor vehicle needs to be listed on the container manifest inclusive of make/model/year/VIN, engine kilowatt power, and, registration plates identification if applicable.

If you are considering moving to Germany speak to one of our friendly professionals to assist you with all your shipping related questions, call us on +6129575-7614.