Container Shipping to Greece

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International Container Shipping to Greece

When shipping your goods to another country, you'll want to import them economically. Get here all required information about rates and shipping services to help you make your container shipping process as easy as possible. Look through the information on free trade zones, customs requirements and rates on shipping your containers to Greece.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Greece: Athens, Kavala, Patras, Piraeus, Thessaloniki.

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Greece became a member of WTO in 1995.

The following documents are required for customs clearance: U.S. shipper's export declaration (for shipments over $2500 or for items requiring a license); commercial invoice (six copies); certificate of origin (if required); bill of lading or air waybill (two copies); insurance certificate; packing list (advised); and import license.

Free Trade Zones
There are 3 free trade zones in Greece: the Piraeus, Thessaloniki, and Heraklion port areas. Imports may be brought into these zones without payment of customs duties or other taxes and remain free of all duties and taxes if afterward transshipped or re-exported. In the same way, documents concerning the receipt, storage, or transfer of goods within the zones are free from stamp taxes.

When thinking of using FCL shipping option (20’ and 40’ containers), you should keep in mind the following advantages:
1) The container volume is all at your disposal;
2) You don’t have to have to wait for your order being consolidated with other orders shipped to the same destination;
3) Mind that your goods will stay in the container from the time of loading in the origin port to the time of unloading at the destination.

Here are the estimated costs on importing your container from United States to the ports in Greece:

 20’ Container 40’ Container Transit Time 
 East Coast - Piraeus  $1,835.00 $2,085.00 24
 West Coast - Piraeus $3,706.00 $4,971.00 37
 East Coast - Thessaloniki $1,835.00 $2,085.00 n/a
 West Coast - Thessaloniki $3,501.00 $4,566.00 n/a

To get the full cost of transportation you should add the following:

- Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF Charges) - $90 - $180
- Wharfage - $3 per MT
- Bill of Lading - $50
- Drayage from Terminal to Your Door (depends on the distance) - $220 (minimum) for 20’ and $235 (minimum) for 40’ container
- Fuel Surcharge - starts at $40
- Shipper's Declaration (Over $2,500.00) - $50
- Allowance for Industrial Goods - $100 - $150
- Hazardous Material - $100

Please note that these charges are subject to change. Request an online quote to get the fresh rates.