How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Container to UAE?

The price to ship a container to Puerto Rico is calculated primarily on the basis of the following cost elements:

  • The country and port of origin for the shipment, and the port of arrival in the UAE.
  • Seasonality (freight rates are higher in peak season, for example).
  • The distance over which your container will be conveyed.
  • The size of the container (20-foot or 40-foot) in FCL shipping.
  • Weight and volume of LCL cargo.
  • The demand for shipping capacity.
  • Fuel prices.
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How Much Does it Cost to Ship a 20-foot Container?

We recommend that you budget for an average price from $1,200 to $1,700 (USD) to ship a 20-foot container to the United Arab Emirates.

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How Much Does it Cost to Ship a 40-foot Container?

An average price from $1,800 to $2,500 (USD) is currently realistic if you wish to ship a 40-foot container to the UAE using an FCL service.


Container Shipping Rates to UAE 

Container shipping rates to the UAE are calculated with a range of factors taken into account, such as container size, the shipping route (ports of departure and arrival), and other cost elements as mentioned elsewhere on this page. Our table provides examples of average FCL shipping rates.

If you use FCL shipping, you’ll find that prices for shipping 40-foot containers tend to be higher than for 20-foot containers, as indicated by the table data.

Please note that we haven’t included any rates for LCL freight forwarding, as pricing is based on the weight, volume, and dimensions of individual shipments. Indeed, that’s why if you plan to ship smaller volumes of cargo to the Emirates, LCL shipping will probably be the cheapest way to do it. 

UAE Container Shipping Services

Our complete range of ocean freight and road freight services are yours to choose from, making us a true one-stop service provider for container shipping to the UAE. Keep your logistics simple with our seamless integrated solutions.


Ocean Freight

We offer FCL and LCL ocean freight shipping to the United Arab Emirates, with service options to suit any organization, business, or individual importer.


Road Freight

When port-to-port container shipping is not enough to meet your needs, take advantage of our comprehensive road freight services, including full truckload (FTL), less-than-truckload (FTL) and container drayage, available in your freight’s country of origin and in the UAE.


UAE Container Logistics for Key Industries

Our customers who ship freight to the UAE span a broad spectrum of industries, but there are several key sectors for which we provide more specialized container logistics solutions. If you’d like to learn more about our work with the chemical, construction, food & beverage, electronics, or aerospace industries, please use the links below.

Ocean Freight to UAE

At Interworld Freight, we bring you all the benefits of ocean freight shipping in containers, the most straightforward and convenient method of transporting larger shipments to the UAE. Whether you choose full-container-load (FCL) or less-than-container-load (LCL) shipping, we have all your freight needs covered with our comprehensive door-to-door services.

If you’re not certain about the pros and cons of FCL versus LCL shipping, here are a couple of rules of thumb. In general, FCL shipping will be most appropriate if your freight can fill a 20-foot or 40-foot container to at least 50 to 60% of its capacity, or if you want exclusive use of a shipping container.

If you have a smaller consignment to ship to the UAE, LCL freight forwarding might be your best option, since you only pay for the space your cargo occupies. For example, it would rarely make sense to use FCL shipping if your consignment comprises just two or three pallets of merchandise or non-commercial goods. LCL shipping would be much more economical in such a case.



Top 5 Americas Container Shipping Routes to UAE

We connect the UAE with all its most prominent strategic trading partners. Talk to us about importing containerized goods into the UAE from the following countries, from which five of our most popular routes originate.

  • Puerto Rico
  • Colombia
  • USA
  • Honduras
  • Panama

Top 5 Container Shipping Routes from UAE to American Countries

Our container shipping services are especially popular with customers exporting from the UAE to North and South America. In fact, five of our top routes link the Emirates with the USA, Central, and South America. Learn more about them via the links below.

  • United States
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Panama
  • Costa Rica

Main Ports in UAE

We ship FCL and LCL freight to the UAE ports of Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, and Khor Al Fakkan.
  • Shipping container to Abu Dhabi
  • Shipping container to Jebel Ali
  • Shipping container to Dubai
  • Shipping container to Sharjah
  • Shipping container to Ajman
  • Shipping container to Ras Al Khaimah
  • Shipping container to Khor Al Fakkan