SHIPPING TO ZIMBABWE
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So you are thinking of returning to Zimbabwe and are looking for a quotation to ship your household items and personal effects.
Shipping costs to Zimbabwe are expensive, Zimbabwe is a landlocked country and all shipments need to transit overland from the port of entry to inland freight terminals in Harare or Bulawayo where customs clearance will take place, and arrangements made to deliver your goods to your new residence in Zimbabwe.
Shipping routes vary and it is possible to arrange overland transit from the port at Durban in South Africa or Beira in Mozambique, transport will either be via truck or a train service. Currently the preferred route for container shipments to Zimbabwe is via Durban, as the port of Beira in Mozambique is highly congested and delays at the port can be anything between a few weeks to a few months.
If you are planning to send all your household goods and personal effects to Zimbabwe you will likely need a sole use shipping container (FCL) either a 20’ container or a 40’ container for shipping all your household goods home to Zimbabwe.
Budget costs will depend upon the service you require, service costs can be broken down into three distinct cost categories.
1. Ocean freight costs, which include transport of the container from the port to your residence or loading point in the UK, and return transport to the port, UK port handling charges, customs entries, ocean freight to the port of arrival (either Beira or Durban) and finally overland transport charges from Durban or Beira to Harare or Bulawayo terminals.
2. Packing and loading costs, are the international mover’s costs for export packing, wrapping and safely loading your household effects into the shipping container. The packers will also prepare a fully numbered and itemised packing list called an inventory of the goods loaded onto the container. This is essential for customs clearance purposes in Zimbabwe.
3. Customs clearance and delivery costs, on arrival of the container at Harare or Bulawayo terminals provision must be made to have the shipment customs cleared and delivered to your new residence in Zimbabwe. Our agent representative in Zimbabwe will make all the arrangements on your behalf, for customs clearance, delivery, unpacking and unwrapping and finally removal of the waste packing materials.
BUDGET COSTS FOR CONTAINER SHIPPING TO ZIMBABWE:
For a full service door to door as described above you should budget for between £8,500.00 to £9,500.00 for a 40’ container and £5,800.00 to £6,500.00 for a 20’ container. Costs are estimated and will depend upon your collection address in the UK and US$ exchange rate prevailing at the time (ocean freight charges are billed in US$ and most delivery agents in Zimbabwe bill in US$).
In order to save costs it is possible to undertake all the packing, wrapping and loading of the container yourselves. It is also possible to have a minimum service on delivery in Zimbabwe, and undertake the unloading, and unpacking yourselves.
It is also possible to arrange smaller shipments to Zimbabwe via an LCL service, (less than container load).
For a free no obligation quotation for your International Removal to Zimbabwe, either for a full service or a self pack and load container service contact one of our Move Coordinators on FREEPHONE 0800-998-7024.
We can also put you in touch with our preferred delivery agent in Zimbabwe who will be able to answer any queries regarding customs clearance and delivery procedures once your shipment arrives in Zimbabwe. An outline of the customs rules is detailed below:
CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT AT CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
Immigrants and returning residents (after absence of two years of more) may be allowed to import used household goods and personal effects duty-free. All goods must have been in customer’s possession prior to arrival goods imported must not be sold or disposed of within 12 months of date of entry
Shipping to Zimbabwe Documents Required:
Inventory (listing serial numbers of electrical appliances)
Immigrants or returning residents after an absence of two years or more also require: Declaration of Undertaking (Form C38)
Residence or Work Permit
Returning residents after an absence of less than two year also require: Immigrant’s Declaration Form
Proof of original export
Weapons and ammunition (application to import must be made to the Secretary of Home Affairs)
Citrus fruits, plants and seeds subject to an Import License
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products
Persons visiting Zimbabwe and Zimbabwean residents returning to their country, of at least 18 years, may import a maximum of 5 litres of alcoholic drink, of which no more than 2 litres can be spirits.
Antiques and works of art
Office equipment including computers, typewriters, fax machines, etc.
Forged documents and counterfeit money
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