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Container Shipping Schedule & Transit Times to Cyprus

Moving overseas and in need of container shipping services to Cyprus? If you need to ship your personal belongings, household goods and furniture from UK to Cyprus, look no further. Get a free quote here or continue reading to get up-to-date container shipping transit times and information on prohibited & restricted items when shipping to Cyprus.

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UK to Cyprus Container Shipping Schedule

Destination Vessel Name Last Moving Date to Meet Vessel Sailing Date Port to Port Transit Time
Limassol MSC Cancun 17/05/2024 31/05/2024 16
MSC Nisha V 24/05/2024 07/06/2024 16
MSC Roshney V 31/05/2024 14/06/2024 16
MSC Cagliari IV 07/06/2024 21/06/2024 16

Restricted and Prohibited Items for Container Shipping to Cyprus

When shipping personal effects to Cyprus via container, understanding the customs regulations and specifically, the list of prohibited and restricted items, is crucial. It might be surprising to learn, for example, that importation of goods from countries under a United Nations Security Council and European Union embargo is forbidden. While most of your items should clear Cypriot customs without any issues, it's always advisable to verify in advance. A reputable moving/shipping company will be able to offer guidance & advice based on your inventory list.

Prohibited Items

The following table lists items that are absolutely forbidden for shipping to Cyprus:

  • Narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and other controlled pharmaceuticals
  • Obscene items, such as videocassettes, DVD’s, films, books, magazines etc.
  • Flick and double-edged knives
  • Counterfeit and pirated goods
  • Weapons of mass destruction, such as nuclear, chemical, toxic, biological weapons and similar substances
  • Goods used for illegal hunting of game
  • Counterfeit bank notes
  • Certain firearms and weapons as specified by the Cypriot law
  • Goods or materials that do not comply with specific Cyprus standards
  • Goods shipped or originating from countries under an embargo from the UN Security Council and the European Union
  • Unlicensed lottery tickets
  • Gambling machines, such as poker machines
  • Automatic tobacco vending machines
  • Imitation foodstuff consumer goods
  • Non-commercial distance purchase of firearms, non-firearms, and their parts, as well as ammunition

Restricted Items

Items in the following table are subject to restrictions and may require additional documentation to clear customs:

  • Air-rifles of a diameter not exceeding 1.77 inches or 4.5 mm
  • Animals and animal products
  • Cinematograph films
  • Explosives, cartridges for hunting guns, fireworks and similar goods
  • Flowers and plants
  • Goods included in the “Imports Regulation (Control and Regulation) Order of 1995
  • Goods of precious metals intended for the Cyprus market
  • Hand-cuffs
  • Honey and other bumble bee products
  • Hunting guns with a maximum of two cartridges per loading
  • Meat, fish, and cheese
  • Precursor chemicals
  • Sporting archers and their accessories
  • Sporting pistols
  • Telecommunications equipment compatible with Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta) infrastructure
  • Telecommunications wireless equipment, including ground satellite stations of the VSAT type
  • Wildlife and products thereof endangered by extinction (Washington Convention - CITES)

We recommend preparing an inventory list of all your belongings for a smoother shipping process from the UK to Cyprus. This will help ensure that all your items meet Cyprus shipping regulations.

Once the packing list is prepared, you must declare everything that you plan to bring. This can be done ahead of time by completing declaration forms for Cypriot customs, which we can assist with.

Certain items might be subjected to duty or taxes in Cyprus. Visit the Cypriot Customs & Excise Department for a complete list and detailed information.

At 1st Move International, we are committed to making your international move as easy as possible and we're here to assist with all of the paperwork and customs formalities associated with shipping personl effects to Cyprus via container. For further information on our customs clearance procedures or for a moving quote, please get in touch with us or complete the quick quote form on this page.

FAQ: Your Questions Answered

On average, it takes 16 days to ship a container from the United Kingdom to Cyprus.

Our faster shipping means we can get your belongings shipped faster, potentially saving you weeks or even months of waiting when using a typical mover who has fill a container with other customers' goods before shipping. Fast track your move with 1st Move International!

Yes, you can track your container from the moment it leaves the UK using our container tracking tool.

Here's a quick breakdown of the information in our shipping schedules:

  • Destination: These are the ports in Cyprus that we ship directly to. If your destination is not listed, fear not. We cover the whole of Cyprus and can provide a full door-to-door service to any town or city within Cyprus.
  • Vessel Name: Every vessel has a unique name which can be used to track from the moment it leaves the United Kingdom.
  • Last Moving Date to Meet Vessel: This is the last available moving date if you want to meet a particular vessel in time for its departure. We update our schedules every month and whatever your move date, there will be a vessel available for you. These dates are simply here for your information and to help with planning.
  • Sailing Date: The date on which the vessel is scheduled to depart.
  • Port to Port Transit Time: The estimated time, in days, it takes for the vessel to travel from the port of origin to the destination port.

Those who are conscious about their environmental impact when shipping to Cyprus may want to take steps to offset their emissions. To do this, you can use a sea freight emission calculator such as the one provided by Sinay. This tool allows you to calculate the carbon footprint per TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) of any given sea freight shipment.

To estimate the impact of your move, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the CO2 Calculator: Go to the Sinay CO2 calculator here.
  2. Enter Departure/Arrival Details: Input the departure and destination for your shipment/vessel.
  3. Calculate Emissions: The tool will calculate the CO2 emissions per TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit).
  4. How to Estimate for a Shared Container: For shared container shipments, use the volume of your packed belongings in cubic metres (m3) to estimate your share. We provide all of our customers with the precise volume of their shipment. Divide the emission figure per TEU given by the calculator by the total volume of a TEU (33.2 m3) and then multiply by the volume of your shipment. This will give you an accurate figure for the share of emissions generated by your move.
  5. How to Estimate for a Full Container: For full container shipments, simply multiply the emission figure per TEU given by the calculator by the number of containers that you are shipping, which in most cases will be 1. If you are using a 40ft container multply this figure by 2 instead.

Once you have your estimated emissions you can explore carbon offsetting options to mitigate your environmental impact. Common methods include participating in tree planting initiatives, investing in renewable energy projects, or purchasing carbon credits.

Still have a question? Let us know! Chat to our team live, give us a call or simply request a quote to learn more.

Trust Us with Your Move to Cyprus

With a heritage spanning over 25 years in the removals sector, we bring unparalleled expertise and bespoke services tailored to your needs.

We are committed to providing faster shipping and safer packing. We handle each item with care, ensuring your possessions arrive securely at their new Cypriot residence. As members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the British Association of Removers (BAR), we maintain the highest standards of professionalism and diligence in every move.

Ready to embark on your exciting journey to Cyprus? Request a free, no-obligation quote for our removal services today.

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