Container Shipping to Lithuania

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International Container Shipping to Lithuania

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 Lithuania.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Lithuania: Kaunas, Klaipeda, Marijamopole, Taurage, Vilnius.

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Lithuania has been a member of WTO since 2001. As a result of the WTO entry Lithuanians decreased gasoline import duties from 15% to 10%, what drove gasoline prices and general consumer prices down. Lithuania also had to cancel sugar excise tax and reduce sugar import tariffs, what led to decrease in consumer prices for sugar and most sugar containing products. Reduced bureaucracy and market access can be illustrated by significantly reduced stamp duties and licensing requirements for import and wholesale of alcohol, oil products and certain financial services.

The following documents must be provided for customs inspection of the imported goods: commercial invoice, an import license or permit; documents confirming the origin, quality certificates, transportation documents, packaging inventory, documents certifying that import duties or taxes have been paid.

Free Trade Zone

In 1995 Lithuanian Parliament voted in agreement of the Law on the Fundamentals of Free Economic Zones. Nowadays Lithuania has three free trade zones, in Siauliai, Klaipeda and Kaunas. The largest airport in the Baltic States is located in Siauliai, Kaunas is an air, road, and rail hub, and Klaipeda is the largest port.

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 Lithuania:

 20’ Container 40’ Container Transit Time 
 East Coast - Klaipeda $1,586.00 $1,886.00   22
 West Coast - Klaipeda $2,616.00 $3,515.00 38

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.