How Much Does Shipping a Container to Cyprus Cost?

Planning a move from the UK to Cyprus and need to transport your furniture or personal belongings in a container? It's important to acquaint yourself with the costs that come with international container shipping. Here, we provide insights into the potential costs of international container shipping when moving from the UK to Cyprus. Additionally, we detail the key shipping options available and highlight their benefits for shipments headed to Cyprus.

Short Answer: The average cost for shipping a 20ft container to Cyprus is around £1,435.00 while the average costs to ship a 40ft container to Cyprus is around £2,175.00. Shared container costs start from £996.00.

Container Shipping Costs from the UK to Cyprus

Please find below current container shipping rates from the UK to Cyprus. Container shipping costs are based on the size or volume of your move. The bigger the move, the higher the cost. Collection, packing and destination charges will also affect the final price, so please ask us for a quote.

Destination Port Shared Container Cost (GBP) 3 Bed House - 20ft Container Cost (GBP) 4-5 Bed House - 40ft Container Cost (GBP)
Limassol From £996 £1,350 £2,100
Larnaca From £1,065 £1,415 £2,165
Nicosia From £1,065 £1,540 £2,260

Why Ship to Cyprus in a Sole Use Container

Choosing a sole use container to ship your household goods to Cyprus has several benefits:

  1. Space: Sole-use container services provide the use of a full 20ft or 40ft container for our customers, making it ideal for those moving larger quantities of belongings such as the contents of a 3+ bedroom home.

  2. Speed: Once your container is loaded and ready to go, we'll book it on the next available sailing to Cyprus. No waiting.

  3. Security: All containers are security sealed and tracked. We will provide you with a reference number that you can use to track your container using our container tracking service. On arrival, your container will be cleared by customs and can be delivered to straight your door. No handling of individual items.

Why Ship to Cyprus in a Shared Container

Shipping your household goods in a shared container, often referred to as a "groupage" service, also has a number of advantages:

  1. Cost effective: Sharing container space also means sharing costs. This is the most cost-effective service and is especially suitable for those smaller movers.

  2. Ideal for Smaller Moves: If you don't require a full container, our shared container services make it easy to utilise container shipping routes without paying for an entire 20ft-40ft container. This service is perfect for smaller moves (typically less than the contents of a 3-bed home).

  3. Secure Professional Packing: All of your items are professionally packed and palletised to ensure maximum protection during the move. Our expert packing makes the most use out of the space within a container, ensuring that you only pay for what you need when shipping personal belongings overseas.

Main Container Shipping Ports in Cyprus

Cyprus, with its extensive coastline, is home to several major ports that play an integral role in the transportation of goods to and from the UK and other countries across the globe. Here are some of the main container shipping ports in Cyprus:

  • Port of Limassol: The Port of Limassol is the largest port in Cyprus, serving as a significant maritime hub for the region. It is a bustling port that handles the majority of the country's container traffic - 600,000 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) annually. The port is well-equipped to manage a diverse range of goods, making it a primary choice for many international shipping routes.
  • Port of Larnaca: The Port of Larnaca, located on the southern coast of Cyprus, is a secondary port that supports container and passenger shipping, handling 250,000 TEUs annually. Though not as large as Limassol, it plays a significant role in facilitating trade across the Mediterranean region.

Trust Us with Your Move to Cyprus

Whether you choose a sole-use or shared container for shipping your household goods internationally you will be assured of a professional, courteous and stress-free move from 1st Move International.

Our experienced team is here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your move is as seamless as possible. We're committed to providing you with the best service and value for money with our faster shipping and safer packing, regardless of the size or complexity of your move.

To get your container moving quote from the UK Cyprus simply get a free, no-obligation quote and one of our move managers will send a quote and go through the services options we have available. Let's embark on this journey together.

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