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Old 15th June 2019, 06:32 PM
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Thanks HondaGuy! Look forward to the info. We had long talk last night and now more inclined to move over long term and pursue the "retirement dream" while helping some family members (kids) that need it. Still keep options open and always a plan B, since some point in hopefully distant future, I'd expect to hit a health/medical snag and need for me at least to move back home. Future is never known, so will enjoy the present.

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.... but I have no idea how much it cost to ship. I'll check the shipping documents and report back if I can find anything.
To get a rough idea. (2017 costs)

https://moverdb.com/container-shipping/

A 20 ft container from New York to Manila is about $US 700. Other direction might be more as more goods go that direction. That;s port to port, land transport costs will be a few bucks per mile plus loading and unloading costs.

I'd guess shipping speed would matter as well, next ship out might be more than if you are willing to wait a couple weeks for a ship with spare room.

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To get a rough idea. (2017 costs)

https://moverdb.com/container-shipping/

A 20 ft container from New York to Manila is about $US 700. Other direction might be more as more goods go that direction. That;s port to port, land transport costs will be a few bucks per mile plus loading and unloading costs.

I'd guess shipping speed would matter as well, next ship out might be more than if you are willing to wait a couple weeks for a ship with spare room.
Wow, I got ripped off then Rick, AU 8,700.00 door to door and well under half the distance from NY. to Manila, sent from Brisbane AU.
Mind you I did get 3 quotes and they were all similar but had more faith with OSS. at 400 bucks more. Glad I have no intentions of moving back.

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Wow, I got ripped off then Rick, AU 8,700.00 door to door and well under half the distance from NY. to Manila, sent from Brisbane AU.
Mind you I did get 3 quotes and they were all similar but had more faith with OSS. at 400 bucks more. Glad I have no intentions of moving back.

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Any breakdown on how much was land transportation costs and how much was sea transportation cost? If you were any distance for either port that would have a huge impact on the shipping costs.

Sea distance is not that big a factor, if you look at the different places. New York to Montreal is very close but almost 40% of the cost of New York to Manila. I also think that the volume of traffic on a route makes a big difference. A busy route will have lots of available options and competition while a less used route will have a lot less competition and options.
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Any breakdown on how much was land transportation costs and how much was sea transportation cost? If you were any distance for either port that would have a huge impact on the shipping costs.

Sea distance is not that big a factor, if you look at the different places. New York to Montreal is very close but almost 40% of the cost of New York to Manila. I also think that the volume of traffic on a route makes a big difference. A busy route will have lots of available options and competition while a less used route will have a lot less competition and options.
Yes definitely depends on shipping origin Rick and the way it's consigned.
Shipping container delivered to our house on the Sunny Coast one and a half hours north of the port on a tilt tray, 2 weeks sitting there for us to load, pick up with side lifter as it was about 8 tons, deliver to port. Ship to Manila, clearances etc. loaded onto semi trailer and freighted 6 hours north, a mini van accompanied the truck with 6 workers to unload and place where directed, then of course there was the trip back for them as well as off loading the container.
I had some initial quotes 2 years ago from a Brisbane company to do the same but they only landed it in Manila and it was up to me to find a forwarder, their cost was just under AU 6K so I am assuming OSS costs were 6 to 6.5 and the balance to the forwarders. Regardless it was relatively painless, there were no duties or taxes which amazed me,,,,,, expecting a big slug and as said everything arrived and nothing was broken or even scratched but we did pack everything very well.

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A semi tractor and trailer costs about $US 1 per km to operate. (That is North American prices with their lower fuel costs) Lets call it $AU 2 per km. Charge out rate will be at least double that so say you are 100 kms from the port then drop off and pick up would be $AU 800. (You pay both ways both times.) If it was a similar distance in the Philippines you can quickly get a quarter of your total cost just in land transportation alone.

It sounds like you also rented the container so add in something for that. They may even have added in a drop off cost for returning at a different location than your pick up spot. Depending on condition, buying a used container costs about $US 2 to 5 k. If buying watch out for ownership and these have serial numbers and people have been know to sell ones that they don't actually own. When scanned at a port the true ownership can come to light.

The web site I gave is sea shipping costs only, port to port with no additional fees or costs.

Bottom line is if you were happy with the service you got for what you paid then you got a good deal.
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To get a rough idea. (2017 costs)

https://moverdb.com/container-shipping/

A 20 ft container from New York to Manila is about $US 700. Other direction might be more as more goods go that direction. That;s port to port, land transport costs will be a few bucks per mile plus loading and unloading costs.

I'd guess shipping speed would matter as well, next ship out might be more than if you are willing to wait a couple weeks for a ship with spare room.
$700 sounds incredibly cheap. I have shipped a few cars from US to Dubai and a 20ft container port to port was $2,000.

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Our shipping container arrived yesterday morning, 2 weeks for Ben and I to pack, nearly 6 weeks sailing, only 3 days to clear customs, no extra fees. (Returning Filipino BIR tax exemption)
All the belongings were placed where we directed, now 60 to 70 boxes to unpack over the next few months, good to see our things here and nothing appears to be broken.

Great to deal with these companies.

Cheers, Steve.
I had the same type of result when shipping a 40 footer over when we moved back full time. They even assembled the stuff that had been broken down for the shipping container. Call me "surprised and happy"

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$700 sounds incredibly cheap. I have shipped a few cars from US to Dubai and a 20ft container port to port was $2,000.
The site lists New York to Dubai just over $1700.

Remember that is shipping only, not land transportation or any customs or other brokerage services. Single shipments can expect to pay more bulk shippers will get less.

So $2k USA to Dubai is not out of line. Perhaps a surcharge for vehicles due to potential hazardous materials like gasoline and oils in the container?
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The site lists New York to Dubai just over $1700.

Remember that is shipping only, not land transportation or any customs or other brokerage services. Single shipments can expect to pay more bulk shippers will get less.

So $2k USA to Dubai is not out of line. Perhaps a surcharge for vehicles due to potential hazardous materials like gasoline and oils in the container?
I shipped typically out of Florida, and cost was port to port without any transportation charges. i shipped a sailboat once, the land transportation charges from San Francisco to Florida were in excess of $2000.

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