Container Shipping to Russia

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International Container Shipping to Russia

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 Russia.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Russia: Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, Sochi, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg.

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Russia is not a WTO member yet.

The following documents are required to import goods into Russia: freight declaration; certificate of origin; certificate of conformity; testing protocols; import licences.

Labelling must be in Russian on its own, or together with another language. The information required on the label depends on the product but can often require the translation of technical information. It is important to add bar codes when applicable. Many imported products destined for sale or use in the Russian market must have a Certificate of Conformity issued by the Russian State Standards Committee (Gosstandart).

Free Trade Zones
There are no Free Trade Zones in Russia. But there are some free economic zones, free customs zones and free warehouses designed to encourage investment in specific areas. Customs duties do not apply in free customs zones and free warehouses. Free customs zones and free warehouses are located in customs areas (airports, seaports, railway and truck terminals).

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.

Check out the estimated costs on importing your commodities from United States to the ports in Russia:

 20' Container  40' Container  Transit Time
 East Coast - Moscow $4,585.60 $5,306.80 22
 West Coast - Moscow n/a  n/a n/a
 East Coast - Novorossiysk $1,841.00$2,391.00 n/a
 West Coast - Novorossiysk $4,621.00 $5,686.00 n/a
 East Coast - St. Petersburg $1,783.00 $2,158.00 22
 West Coast - St. Petersburg $4,126.00 $4,747.00 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.