UK Kenya Shipping offers Cargo containers which are heavy-duty metal containers which are manufactured in standard lengths of 40ft and 20ft. Other names for freight containers are containers and sea containers.

The UK Kenya Shipping standard dimensions of the containers make moving them from truck to ship or train easy. It is called intermodal transport. It is because the cargo is transported by more than one mode of transport. Carriers transporting products long distances by rail or worldwide by seagoing vessels use freight containers.


UK Kenya Shipping containers are essential parts of all shipping, commerce, and industry. They store different products that must be conveyed from one part of the world to another.

The type of container you choose determines whether your freight will arrive safely at its destination. When selecting a freight container, you must consider the type of cargo to be shipped and any special services required. Containers can vary in construction, materials, structure, and dimensions. 


Shipments can be part containers (PCL) or full containers (FCL). UK Kenya shipping is generally cheaper if done by ship or train. The transit time is significantly longer than transporting goods by plane or truck. The cost of shipping a container from UK to Kenya is from 1000$ to 2000$.  

Some of the more common types of freight containers used in the United Kingdom today are:



UK Kenya Shipping containers are the most frequently used cargo containers. You can find them in different sizes that ISO standardizes. UK Kenya Shipping containers come in 10-foot, 40-foot, and 20-foot dimensions. As the name suggests, they are used for transporting dry goods.


Flatbed containers usually have foldable sides. This feature allows the sides to be folded to create a flat support for carrying various materials.


If you want to transport materials longer than expected, UK Kenya Shipping is the best right choice. These bins have fully removable tops to create an open space at the top to accommodate materials of any height.


They are containers equipped with doors at both ends. They are beneficial for quickly unloading and loading materials. Tunnel containers have several advantages. For starters, they’re great for loading forklifts and pallets. Double doors at both ends mean that when combined with the installation of a steel bulkhead, the 20ft unit can be made into two 10ft units.


These containers are ideal for oversized cargo. They feature doors that can be converted to fully open sides, giving you much more room to load cargo. 


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Tractor transport

Heavy haulers transport tractors of all sizes across. 


Heavy Equipment freight uses all types of trailers. We provide the best trailer tracking solution to fit your needs. Find out more below! 


RGN trailers are detachable gooseneck trailers. It is a type of low floor where the creating ramp is. Discover our RGN trailer trucking solutions now!   


 Step trailers have multiple levels. Drops down in places, lowering the load to the ground. Read more about our flatbed truck transport solutions now   


UK Kenya shipping offers Flatbed trailers which are one of the most common types on the road. They work for a wide variety of heavy equipment transportation. Please find out how we can provide low-loader trailer solutions to meet your needs!


How much does it cost to ship a container to Kenya?

Here are some examples of the cheapest rates for shipping 20ft FCL containers to Kenyan ports:

Shipping cost from UK-Mombasa is 2163$-3000$

Shipping costs from the UK to Kenya are 2000$-2500$ 


UK Kenya shipping Containers are shipped to various ports in Kenya.

Ship your container to Kenya with UK Kenya shipping at the best rate. Containers operate one port in Kenya from the UK and one port in Kenya for sea cargo transportation.

Ship containers to Mombasa

Longer transit time in Kenya

The longest transit time to ship a container to Kenya is the Dallas – Mombasa route, with an average of 4 to 6 weeks. The other most extended courses are St Teresa – Mombasa, with an average of a few days, and Worcester – Mombasa, with an average of 54 days.

Shorter transit time to Kenya

The shortest transit time to ship a container to Kenya is the UK – Mombasa route, with an average of 51 days. The fastest ways are Nashville – Mombasa, averaging 51 days, and New Orleans – Mombasa, averaging 51 days.


How much does a used container cost in Kenya?

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UK Kenya Shipping has been marketing and selling used shipping containers for over a decade in Nairobi, Kenya.

One question that cannot be ignored, especially in social media marketing, is the price of used containers.

The question of price keeps coming up no matter how many times you post your articles.

It is understandable because what is the use of a capital-intensive investment, like buying a container without comparing the price?

For this reason, we suggest that you refrain from calling everyone in the container business and making endless conflicting notes when comparing prices.

We as UK Kenya Shipping also strive to help individuals investing in used containers in Kenya and East Africa to make informed decisions and participate safely in sea container transactions.

You all know very well what they say about a deal that is too good to be true.

Using our years of experience in the used container trade, in-depth knowledge of the industry, and market research, we have developed this most up-to-date price guide on the different types of containers available in the Kenya market.

This article provides an indicative price range for different types of containers based on the latest industry information.

These prices may vary slightly for a few reasons, which we will see later. The prices mentioned here also do not include transportation, logistics, production, or special operations.

So let’s dive in.

What to consider when buying used shipping containers in Kenya

As mentioned above, the price of used containers depends on several factors. These factors can be natural or manufactured, just like in any other business environment.

What should you pay attention to when comparing used container prices?

1. Look for hidden costs

It is essential as you may come across unscrupulous retailers offering ridiculous prices to entice you into buying their products. Of course, they won’t list everything in their quote and leave out some critical container details and add them later to get their money back.

It is, therefore, essential to ask about every detail before committing your money to an exchange. If you feel something needs to be corrected, ask for clarification.

At UK Kenya Shipping Containers, we believe in transparency and fairness.

Therefore, as requested, you will receive a complete quotation from us with all the details, including other related costs such as delivery, storage, and any additional handling costs.

In general, some of the additional costs to consider when buying a used container in Kenya are:

If you require a full quote from UK Kenya shipping don’t hesitate to contact our marketing team at our email address and telephone number at the top of this website.

2. Type of container

UK Kenya shipping containers are available, from standard to custom-built and specialty containers such as reefer containers.

In Kenya, most used sea container dealers prefer the standard 20- and 40ft intermodal containers.

There are 10-foot containers in other parts of the world. However, these 10ft containers are uncommon in the Kenyan used container market and can only be purchased on pre-order.

UK Kenya shipping has also gained popularity in the Kenyan container market due to its use for storing perishable goods.

The coolers act as mobile cold rooms and can be equipped with a clip generator or portable generators, making them ideal for transporting and storing perishables in remote areas.

When buying used containers in Kenya, you should consider the type of container and its suitability for the project you wish to undertake that’s why you should choose UK Kenya shipping.

The price of the containers will also vary depending on the type of container. For example:

A standard 20ft intermodal shipping container used in Kenya costs about 200,000ksh to 250,000ksh.

A standard 40ft intermodal shipping container used in Kenya costs about 300,000ksh to 400,000ksh.

A 20ft reefer container in Kenya costs around 1.1m.

A 40ft reefer container in Kenya costs around 1.2m

The cost of other custom containers varies according to the design, size, and other external factors.

If you need one of these containers in Nairobi or any city in East and Central Africa, don’t hesitate to contact UK Kenya shipping and we will be happy to help you find one at an unbeatable price.


Shipping containers come in many shapes and sizes, depending on their intended use. We as UK Kenya shipping have low-volume, high-volume, extra-large, and round ISO tank containers.

It is why freight companies and their customers need to know the exact dimensions of a container before engaging in logistics.

Fortunately, the UK Kenya shipping has standardized container sizes to avoid such logistical challenges.

Additionally, some freight companies have developed online calculators to support container sizing for those looking for quick calculations.

With used shipping containers, it is always advisable to have a good idea of the size of the shipping container you wish to purchase.

It’s also essential to accurately measure the final resting place where you intend to place the container.

If you are dealing with professionals like UK Kenya Shipping, you need not worry; our experienced team takes care of these details.

Most of the containers in the Kenyan used container market are large containers.

4. Container condition and quality 

Buy a used container and not a new container. The state of the container and its quality will therefore be an essential factor, especially in the price.

It means that as a buyer, you must also be careful not to buy something in horrible condition. As you can see here, we have provided the prices as a range as we understand that quality is an essential factor affecting the price of used containers in the Kenyan market.

If you see someone offering you an attractive price well below the prices listed here, ensure something else is compromised. Quality!

You can get highly cheap containers, but their condition will only guarantee a short shelf life. It should be fine when dealing with a reputable seller who purchases their used containers from trusted shipping companies with all paperwork intact.

5. Previous use

Some used containers may be contaminated due to their initial use while transporting toxic or corrosive materials. I t can be dangerous, especially if you plan to use the container as a grocery store, home, or office space.

Previously used harsh chemicals can also cause excessive wear and thus make the container of poor quality. Some used containers can be broken or bent in certain areas due to port mishandling during transit.

All these factors come into play when the seller evaluates a used container. As a buyer, choose something that will serve you long and provide good value for money, not just the cheapest option.

If you find buying a used container overwhelming, worry no more because, at Premium Containers, we have your back. Let us know your needs, and we’ll make the whole process so easy you won’t even notice you lifted a finger.


What are Cargo Container Trailers? 

Mini Cargo mobile shipping container

Container trailers

Regarding storage, nothing beats the stability, accessibility, and versatility of container trailers. Once relegated to the shipping world, these container trailers are finally being recognized as the storage champions they are.

Container trailers are made from corrugated steel and are some of the most muscular storage units you can find; they keep your business gear, documents, and anything else you place in them safe from almost anything nature can throw at them.

While we hate to brag, UK Kenya shipping in container trailers. We have been in the storage business for decades and have many cargo storage containers available.

Haven’t you sold the magic yet? No problem! We like good challenges.

Why Ship Container Trailers?

As the name suggests, container trailers were initially used to haul cargo through some of the toughest waterways and terrain in the world. They were good at this job due to their strength and ability to maintain structure and integrity in any setting.

Put it another way:

 These containers are sturdy enough to carry items across continents, oceans, deserts, and forests. If they can handle a cross-country winter trek, they’ll be more than equipped to keep your most prized possessions safe all year.

UK Kenya shipping is more than just challenging. They are also much cheaper than other storage units. Solid and affordable? They are sold.

Using a maritime container trailer

The list of uses our customers have found for our container trailers. They love the ease of use and portability of our container trailers, and their shape and size make it easy to adapt these units to whatever storage needs arise.

These include:

Stow construction equipment, materials, and supplies overnight or when construction sites are unattended; storage of unused or seasonal retail inventory;

Maintain registers, archives, and documents in active construction sites and office buildings, car dealerships, health clinics, etc.;

Storing medical equipment and emergency supplies in hospitals, health clinics and medical facilities;  Storage of audio equipment, lighting equipment, and tickets/merchandise at festivals and outdoor events;

Store equipment and supplies at auto dealerships and body shops.

Our container trailers can also be used as:

A gathering place for outdoor festival technology; A space to sort and organize your inventory; A secure site for ordering and completing essential documents and files.

One of the things we like best about these units is that they are ready for anything. Since all our container trailers are delivered empty, adding items like tents and shelving to best suit your needs is easy.

Who would use a container trailer?

UK Kenya shipping containers are like storage chameleons; they can handle almost any storage need you give them (or throw at them).

While we have outlined some of the more common applications of our container trailers above, the question arises, “Who are these container trailers for?” Well, that’s easy: everyone.

Mobile Mini is proud to serve over 20 industries, and our customers include companies in the following sectors:

  • art and entertainment
  • Automotive sector
  • agriculture
  • Build
  • Education
  • health care
  • Hospitality
  • While this list is long, it is by no means exhaustive. If you run a business and need reliable storage, UK Kenya shipping are right up your alley!

The mini mobile difference

Regarding container trailer rentals, UK-Kenya shipping is hard to beat. We have various container trailer options to meet most commercial and residential storage needs. From standard and extra-large combos to desktop/storage combos, you’d need help finding a storage need that was too big or too small for the UK Kenya shipping.

Now let’s talk about security. UK Kenya shipping is only worth the locks you put on it. As much as you want to keep things like rain, snow, and ice out of these bins, you also want to keep your stuff safe inside. That’s why UK Kenya shipping uses a patented three-wing locking system that is virtually theft resistant; not even drills can penetrate these locks.

Last but not least, we are also the best for service. UK Kenya shipping customer service team is here to guide you throughout your rental experience. From UK Kenya shipping selection to delivery, collection, and technical support, when you rent with UK Kenya shipping, you have a comprehensive team to support you at every step.

Delivery, collection, and collection are all included in your order. Most containers are delivered within one working day, and when all is said and done, we will provide that empty container to you, leaving your site as new.

If you encounter a change of venue during your rental, no problem. Just give us a call; we bring your empty sea container trailer to where you need it. 


 Cargo transport companies

UK Kenya shipping company is a  reliable freight company near you for efficient freight transportation. Discover an extensive network of trusted suppliers offering freight forwarding, logistics, and supply chain solutions. Compare services, rates, and customer reviews to choose the best transport company.

What are Freight Companies?

UK Kenya Shipping is one of the Freight forwarding companies, also known as freight or logistics companies, specializing in moving goods and cargo from one place to another. These companies provide various services to facilitate the transportation of goods, including shipping, warehousing, packing, and distribution.

Freight companies can handle a variety of cargo, including general cargo, perishables, hazardous materials, oversized or heavy loads, and more. They operate through various modes of transportation, such as air, sea, road, and rail, depending on the specific requirements of the shipment.

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Award-Winning Logistics Company:

As an award-winning company, Freight Center is recognized for its excellence in the logistics industry while UK-Kenya shipping is the best shipment recommended for shipments from the UK to Kenya. This award demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing a high-quality service.

Being a part of the UK-Kenya shipping company underscores Freight Center’s commitment to service and professionalism. This ownership status often reflects qualities such as discipline, integrity and attention to detail, which can translate into exceptional customer service and efficient cargo handling.

Unmatched History and Experience: 

With years of experience and many miles of successful shipments, Freight Center has built a solid foundation of expertise in the logistics industry. This experience enables them to address potential challenges and ensure smooth freight transportation.

Competitive Pricing: 

Freight Center understands the importance of cost-effective solutions. Offering competitive pricing, they strive to provide value for their customers while maintaining the highest service standards. It ensures that customers get the best possible rates for their goods shipments.

An extensive network of freight companies:

 UK Kenya Shipping Freight Center has built a dedicated and respected network of freight companies in the industry. This network allows them to leverage the resources and capabilities of various partners, giving customers access to multiple options and solutions for their specific shipping needs.

End-to-End Shipping Support: 

Freight Center manages the entire shipping process from pickup to delivery. This comprehensive approach ensures that customers can rely on Freight Center to manage all aspects of their cargo, giving them peace of mind and saving time and effort.

Excellent Customer Service: 

Customer service is the hallmark of Freight Center. Their commitment to customer satisfaction sets them apart from the competition. They prioritize providing exceptional customer service, recognizing that it is vital in building lasting trusting relationships.

When customers choose UK Kenya shipping to handle their cargo, they can be confident that the company will do everything possible to meet and exceed their expectations.

With its experience, extensive network, competitive pricing, and commitment to customer service, UK Kenya shipping aims to be your number-one choice for finding the best freight companies.

Services offered by transportation companies usually include:


 Coordinate and manage the shipment of goods from origin to destination, including transportation arrangements, documentation, customs clearance, and tracking.


provision of freight transport services using trucks, ships, aircraft, or trains to transport goods domestically or internationally.


UK Kenya shipping provide storage and inventory management solutions for goods in transit, ensuring they are secure and accessible when needed.

Packaging and Labeling: 

Assist with packaging and labelling requirements to ensure safe and compliant transportation of goods.

Customs Brokerage:

Assistance with customs procedures, documentation and compliance to facilitate the smooth movement of goods across international borders.

Last Mile Delivery:

Handling the final delivery stage from a fulfillment center or warehouse to the recipient’s location, often involving local courier services.

Tailored transport solutions

At Freight Center, we as UK Kenya Shipping pride ourselves on providing tailor-made transportation solutions that meet the specific needs of our customers. We understand that every shipment is unique and are committed to providing freight forwarding solutions tailored to your needs.

Whether you have a simple shipping inquiry or a complex logistical challenge, our expert team provides the experience, guidance, and ingenuity to meet your shipping requests. We take the time to listen and understand your specific needs so we can design a transportation solution that fits your business.

With our extensive network of trusted carriers and logistics partners, we have the resources and capabilities to handle various cargo types and shipping requirements. From small packages to oversized loads, domestic shipping to international logistics, we have the knowledge and experience to tackle the complexities of the shipping industry.


UK Kenya Shipping is a freight forwarder that specializes in coordinating and managing the transportation of goods from origin to final destination. They act as intermediaries between shippers and carriers and perform various logistical tasks such as documentation, customs clearance, cargo insurance, and tracking.

Transport companies:

UK Kenya Shipping is one of the transport companies that mainly specializes in road haulage of goods by truck. They offer LTL (LTL) and FTL (Full Load) services depending on the size and volume of your shipment. Transportation companies are vital to national transportation and provide door-to-door services.

Air Freight Carriers:

Air freight forwarders specialize in transporting goods by air. They operate cargo planes or use the cargo hold of passenger planes to transport goods quickly and over long distances. Air carriers offer fast transit times, making them suitable for urgent and high-value shipments.


The UK-Kenya shipping Shippers focus on facilitating the transportation of goods through sea lanes. They coordinate shipments, manage documentation, and work with shipping lines, consolidators, and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) to arrange container or bulk shipments.

Rail carriers:

Rail freight carriers specialize in transporting goods by rail. They provide convenient and efficient transportation solutions, especially for long-distance land transportation. They are often used for bulk products, such as coal, grans

Third-Party Logistics Service Providers (3PL):

Third-party logistics providers provide comprehensive solutions, including freight forwarding, warehousing, inventory management, order fulfillment, and supply chain optimization services. 3PL providers are intermediaries between shippers and various transport and logistics service providers.

Transport companies:

UK Kenya Shipping is one of the freight companies that specialize in handling specific types of cargo or offering technical services. For example, some companies focus on temperature-controlled or perishable goods, hazardous materials, oversized or heavy freight, pharmaceuticals, auto cargo, or live animals.

Freight Center

Freight is a full-service freight logistics company primarily focused on using web-based tools to help businesses and individuals meet their freight transportation needs. With a network of over 100 reputable and well-known carriers

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Our commitment to customer satisfaction drives us to do everything possible to ensure your cargo is delivered safely, efficiently, and on time. We leverage our industry expertise and advanced technology to optimize your supply chain, streamline processes, and maximize profitability.

When you choose Freight Center, you can rest assured that you will receive personal attention and service of the highest standard. We are committed to creating value for our customers by providing innovative and customized transportation solutions that meet or exceed your expectations.

Discover the difference between customized transportation solutions with Freight Center. Contact us today to discuss your shipping needs, and let us demonstrate our commitment to your success.

Freight Center specializes in finding freight companies to transport your shipment. We have years of experience and have discounted rates from many leading suppliers.

Our online transport quote gives you instant results by comparing available companies. Setting up a free account takes just a few minutes, and there is no obligation to ship with us. Booking is available online, or contact us free of charge for assistance from an in-house sales agent.

Transportation companies play a vital role in global trade and supply chain management, enabling companies to move their goods efficiently and effectively.

They provide the expertise, infrastructure, and resources to handle the complexities of freight transportation, allowing companies to focus on their core business by relying on specialist logistics providers to manage their shipping needs.

Several freight companies specialize in different aspects of freight transportation and logistics. Here is a detailed explanation of some common types of freight companies:

Freight Forwarders: 

Freight Forwarders play a vital role in the logistics industry, specializing in coordinating and managing the transportation of goods from the point of origin to the destination.

As intermediaries between shippers and carriers, they perform various tasks, including documentation, customs clearance, cargo insurance, and tracking.

Haulage Companies: 

Haulage companies, also known as haulers or carriers, specialize in transporting goods by road using trucks. They offer LTL (LTL) and FTL (Full Load) services for shipments of various sizes and volumes. Their reliable and efficient services form the backbone of supply chains and facilitate the movement of goods across the country.

Air Freight Forwarders:

Air Freight Forwarders excel at moving cargo by air, using cargo planes or cargo space on passenger planes to move shipments quickly over long distances.

With their ability to provide fast transit times, air freight carriers are particularly suited to urgent and high-value shipments. These companies often have specialized airport facilities, including cargo terminals, warehouses, and cold storage.


Shippers facilitate the transportation of goods by sea and handle import and export shipments. They are vital in arranging container or bulk cargo shipments and work closely with shipping lines, consolidators, and non-marine common carriers (NVOCCs).

Shippers handle essential tasks such as documentation, container booking, cargo consolidation, and customs clearance, offering flexible port-to-port or door-to-door delivery options.

Rail Transportation Companies: 

Rail transportation companies are known for their cost-effective and efficient solutions, especially for long-distance land transportation. With extensive railway lines and intermodal facilities, they provide smooth transfer of goods between trucks, trains, and sometimes even ships.

Rail freight companies often transport bulk goods such as coal, grain, and raw materials. Their services offer a sustainable and reliable alternative to transporting goods, with benefits such as lower fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Third-Party Logistics Service Providers (3PLs): Third Party Logistics Service Providers are total service providers specializing in managing various supply chain aspects. In addition to freight forwarding, they offer a wide range of services, including warehousing, inventory management, order fulfillment, and supply chain optimization.

As intermediaries between freight forwarders and transport or logistics service providers, 3PL providers tailor their solutions to the customer’s needs.

Specialty Transportation Companies:

 Specialty Transportation Companies focus on handling specific types of cargo or providing technical services tailored to particular needs.

These companies excel in temperature-controlled or perishable goods, hazardous materials, bulky or heavy freight, pharmaceuticals, automotive transportation, or live animals. Their expertise and attention to detail enable them to meet the unique challenges and requirements of this type of specialized cargo.

Many freight companies like UK Kenya shipping may offer a combination of services to meet different modes of transport and logistics needs. The specific type of transportation company you choose will depend on the nature of your transportation, shipping requirements, budget, and other factors.


How much does the freight cost

Airfreight from the UK to Kenya starts from 8.50 pounds a kilo. The door to door includes Kenya custom clearance and sea service starts from 1.50 pounds a kilo, door to door.

UK Kenya Shipping is considered an essential part of the supply chain cycle. It can be necessary that it has become the glue that binds every link in the supply chain to its neighbors

Also, if the wrong decision is made, the shipping costs can lead someone to close or lose a deal. Therefore, it was evident that knowing which mode of transportation is best for each shipment and how to calculate the costs correctly is very important to the company’s profit and loss.

Choosing which shipping model to use for a shipment usually depends on several factors. Some of these factors are weight, dimensions, shipment value, cargo description, urgency, pickup, and drop-off location.

some shipments are too large to pass through a regular plane, some goods are also considered too risky to be transported by air, and most (if not all) airlines refuse to ship them (such as fireworks or another cargo explosive).

When we as UK Kenya shipping have all the necessary data, the picture becomes much more straightforward, and the decision can be made more confidently.

However, in a standard scenario, the longer the transit time, the lower the shipping cost. For example, a shipment of 1000 kg by sea LCL (Less than Container Load) will be much cheaper than air transport. In comparison, air freight with this weight is usually cheaper than courier service.

The cost calculation of each mode of transport differs depending on whether it is air, land, or sea transport. The formula is different, and the name of each cost is also other.

Calculation of AIR FREIGHT costs:

With airfreight, we can find costs calculated per kg (or lb) and other costs calculated per set of documents (per shipment). Before getting to the air travel formula, we should review weight types.

With air freight, we know the net weight, the gross weight, the volumetric weight, and the billable weight. As definitions: Net Weight: The actual weight of the cargo without packing material and pallets.

 Gross Weight:

The total weight of the shipment, including pallets, packing material, etc, is indicated on the cargo scale. 

Volumetric weight: the weight of the cargo as a function of volume (the ratio in air transport is 1:6, each cubic meter is equal to 166,667 kg)

Billable weight:

the weight on which the shipping costs are calculated is usually more significant than the gross and unit weights.

The formula in air travel calculations is 1:6, meaning every cubic meter is converted into 166,667 kg. Mathematically, it will be:

Volume weight = (Length cm x Width cm x Height cm) / 6000

For example, if a shipment measures 100 x 100 x 100 cm with a weight of 275.0 kg

The gross weight will be 275.0 kg according to the scale. The volume is one cubic meter (CBM), so the weight per unit.

In conclusion, the loadable weight is 275.0 kg (more excellent than the weight per piece).

If the air freight rate is: Uk$1.75/Kg, the total air freight is US$481.25 (or 1.75 x 275 kg).

Air travel calculations are more than just equations; this should suffice for simple, straightforward cases.

Sea Freight Calculation:

Sea freight or ocean freight is known as an economical mode of transportation. However, it can be expensive in some cases. There are two types of sea freight shipments.

The first is FCL (Full Container Load), and the second is LCL (Less than a container Load). Both use the same container (20 FT, 40 FT, 40 HC, …etc.), but on the side, you pay to use only part of that container and not all, which is cheaper.

FCL (Full Container Load) Calculations:

The math is straightforward since whoever pays here pays for the whole box. There are costs per TEU – Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (40 FT/40 HC equals two TEU) per container and shipment. If the INCOTERM is EXW, the consignee (or buyer) will pay for almost everything related to the load.

For example, if freight costs container, export preparation costs $100.00 per document set (or shipment), and freight expenses container. If the load is two containers from 40 feet, the costs will be calculated a

Trucking and export authorization.

Using the same example above, the shipper pays freight and export clearance.

While the consignee covers the transportation.

LCL (Less than Container Load) Calculations:

With this mode of transport, shipping costs are often reduced to a superficial level. As the payment only covers part of the container and not the whole box, it is not based on a “per container” price as with FCL but on gross weight/volume as with airfreight.

Except in LCL shipments, the ratio of weight to book (called W/M in LCL movement) is “1:1”, which means that each cubic meter equals 1 ton. We as UK Kenya shipping will have freight quote rates per W/M (weight or size (volume), whichever is greater) or per shipment.

For example, if the weight of a shipment is 3.0 tons while the unit dimensions (1.20 meters x 1.50 meters x 1.00 meters) are four pieces. Freight is per W/M, the freight cost is USD 600.00, and the export cost is USD per shipment. Based on the above, the shipping costs are:

Weight: 3.0 tons Volume: 1.20 x 1.50 x 1.00 x 4 (pieces) = 7.20 CBM (cubic meter)

The calculations take into account the volume and not the weight.

shipping cost:

Transportation cost:

Export Customs: 

The total cost is: 

Naturally, shipping this shipment by air based on a weight of 3 tons (3,000 kg) will cost more than on a basis.

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Ground Freight Calculation:

Transporting goods by land is very similar to transporting goods by sea. We as UK Kenya shipping have FTL (Full Truck Load) and LTL (Less than Truck Load) shipments. Everyone has their calculations.

In FTL, you will be paid for all the space on board the truck, so that the rate will be mainly the cost of transport plus some additional costs for fuel.

But on LTL movement, there is a report worldwide except  (depends more on raw material, density, and shipment volume).

In other countries, the ratio for land transport LTL calculations is 1:3 (1 tonne – 3 cubic meters), or one cubic meter equals 333 kg.

Subsequently, the calculations can follow the same path in air transport:

After spending all that time discussing how to choose the best cost per shipment and calculate the cost per weight, this may be the best way to save additional costs for the company and make decisions to learn more about your shipping needs.

Imagine if you could do this lengthy process in minutes?!!! This idea gave UK Kenya shipping the notion of digital forwarding.

It is a concept where the entire process of quoting, rate calculation, weight/volume estimation, and shipping process is automated to put you in a comfortable position and give you better control over the progress of your orders.

With UK Kenya shipping Freight platform, the entire process, from requesting quotes to reviewing shipping documentation and starting shipment location tracking, takes at most 3 minutes. Such ideas exist only to improve our lives!


 UK Kenya shipping delivery and shipping to Kenya

Kenya has always been a popular destination for expeditions, and it has some of the most beautiful natural areas that attract many people throughout the year. Wandering people and cultures also contribute to bringing wonder and beauty to Kenya. Located in West Africa, shipping pallets to Kenya by sea is simple and convenient as it has its port in Mombasa and CFS warehouses in Nairobi.

We as UK Kenya shipping can arrange door-to-door and, in some cases, door-to-door shipments. Our dedicated transport company has been in business for many years, so you can rest assured that we will provide you with the best pallet delivery service.

We as UK Kenya shipping will put you in touch with our customs agent, and at the end of the pallet reservation, you will be asked for the necessary documentation so there are no shipment delays.

If your shipment is urgent or in a hurry, we can ship door-to-door air freight anywhere in Kenya. From the bustling capital to remote villages, local experts work with our major courier companies to deliver your packages on time.

Both services are trackable and require signatures on delivery. When you are ready to complete your booking or need an online quote, enter your details on our UK Kenya shipping website, and if the price is not visible, enter a Special Quote, and a member of our sales team will contact you. 

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