Need to send a shipping container from UK to South Africa? Rapid Shipping offer a full range of container shipping services to South Africa. 20 foot container to South Africa, 40 foot container to South Africa and part container shipping from the UK to South Africa with weekly departures on all major shipping lines. Our sea container shipping service is suitable for both commercial and personal shipments and we offer ‘door-to-door’ and ‘door-to-port’ options to suit your needs.
Container shipping cost to South Africa
The cost to send a container from the UK to South Africa will depend upon the size of container and the loading point in the UK. We offer a choice of a 20 foot container to South Africa or a 40 foot container to South Africa. The further you are located from the port, the higher the inland transport costs will be. To minimise these costs, Rapid Shipping offer departures from all major UK ports and terminals. For containers sent on a door-to-door basis, the container shipping cost will also depend upon the distance from the port of arrival to the final delivery point.
To get a quote for container shipping costs to South Africa, please contact one of our sea freight experts on 01604 926201 or complete the quote request form at the top of this page.
For more information about our container shipping service and to see container sizes, please see our container shipping page.
20 Foot Container Shipping to South Africa
For personal and household shipments, a 20 foot container will hold the full contents of the average 3 bedroom house – or selected contents of a 4 or 5 bedroom house. For household container shipping we would usually arrange for one of our surveyors to visit your home to confirm that everything will fit into a 20 foot container. To arrange a free no-obligation home survey please contact our household removals team on 01604 926201 or complete the container shipping quote request form at the top of this page and we will contact you directly.
For commercial shipments we recommend that you check the container specifications on our container shipping to determine if a 20 foot container will be large enough for your requirements. If you need help working out your space and weight requirements just contact our shipping team on 01604 926201.
40 Foot Container Shipping to South Africa
A 40 foot shipping container to South Africa will typically hold the full contents of a 4 or 5 bedroom house. We would always recommend a home survey if your household removal is likely to require a 40 foot container. The difference in cost between a 40 foot container which is 3/4 full and one which is completely full can be significant. Our expert surveyors will be able to accurately calculate the space required for your goods.
Commercial shippers should check our container shipping page to ensure the dimensions of the 40 foot container will be adequate for your cargo. Where additional internal height is required a 40 foot ‘hi-cube’ container offers additional space – usually at no extra cost.
Packing & loading your shipping container to South Africa
If you are shipping household goods to South Africa then unless you have previous experience of international container shipping it is generally best to leave the packing and loading of your goods to us. Our staff will pack your goods to international export standards and create a numbered packing list. They will check all items as they are loaded and stacked into the container then lock the doors with a uniquely numbered seal. For more information about the export packing of household goods for sea container shipping, see our international removals page or contact our international removals department on 01604 926201.
For commercial freight container shipping to South Africa, most shippers will prefer to load their own cargo. We will place a 20 or 40 foot container at your premises for you to load. Once loaded the driver will lock the doors with a unique customs seal and the container will be returned to the port of departure for shipping. If necessary we can send a packing crew to your premises to pack and load goods to a container – or you can deliver goods directly to our warehouse for us to load into a container. For large or complex shipments we can receive your goods in multiple deliveries and store them until everything is ready to be loaded into a shipping container to South Africa.
Shipping your own container to South Africa
If you need to keep a container for an extended period of time – either for loading in the UK or for unloading in South Africa, then we offer the option to ship your own container to South Africa.
If you already own a container then we can arrange to collect it from your UK premises and ship directly to South Africa.
If you do not yet own a container we are able to supply brand new and refurbished sea-worthy containers suitable for shipping to South Africa. We can deliver to your UK premises in advance and leave for you pack and load at your leisure. Once you have finished loading the container we will collect it and deliver directly to the port for shipping to South Africa.
Get a quote for container shipping to South Africa
To discuss your container shipping requirements and get a market beating rate for containers to South Africa please call our shipping team on 01604 926201 or use the container shipping quote request at the top of this page.