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Shipping costs to Kolkata, India

Shipping to Kolkata, India From Luanda, Angola

Shipping Times

1 - 3 days by air

15 - 20 days by sea
Estimated Shipping Costs to Kolkata, India

1 bed flat

£2,184 - £2,413
£8,736 - £9,654

3 bed house

£3,360 - £3,713
N/A

5 bed house

£5,040 - £5,570
N/A

Shipping Container Costs to Kolkata, India

Formerly known as Calcutta, the city of Kolkata is the second biggest city in India and is East India’s centre of education, culture and commerce. Kolkata is also North and East India’s primary location for finance and is home to the Calcutta Stock Exchange. Whilst there are many restaurants in the city serving up all sorts of international cuisine, you must sample some of the delicious local dishes, such as macher jhol, beguni and panipuri. Having previously held the title of India’s capital city, Kolkata has a rich cultural heritage and is known as the birthplace of modern Indian artistry and literacy. The spectacular Belur Math Shrine is an iconic landmark in Kolkata and the temple uniquely combines Hindu, Islamic and Christian motifs in its architecture. Two of the city’s most popular sports are football and cricket and you can catch a game or two at one of the city’s high capacity sporting venues, such as Eden Gardens and Salt Lake Stadium. Several schools and universities are located in Kolkata, teaching in both English and the city’s native language, Bengali. In fact, the city houses a good number of first-rate research facilities, such as the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research. But before you become completely captivated by Kolkata’s charm and artistic heritage, it is necessary to figure out the transportation of your household items. Two shipping container sizes are available, the first being a 20-foot container, which can hold the contents of a 3-bedroom house. The second is a 40-foot container, which can hold a vehicle, along with the contents of a 3-bedroom house, or the items from a 4 or 5-bedroom house only.

40ft Shipping Container

67 Cubic Meters | 12.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 40ft Container

Price: £6,384 - £7,055

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20ft Shipping Container

33 Cubic Meters | 6.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 20ft Container

Price: £3,360 - £3,713

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Car Shipping Costs to Kolkata, India

In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.

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Car Shipped by Sea Freight

Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)

Base Price: £3360 - £3713

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £4,360 - £6,213

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Unusual Restricted Items

Live Birds and Other Animals

Animals

All live animals, including pets, are subject to restrictions.

Counterfeit Items

Home & Garden

All counterfeit and pirated goods are prohibited.

Antiquities

Home & Garden

All ancient objects and artefacts are completely prohibited.

Pornographic Materials

Media

Pornographic materials are banned.

Narcotics and Psychotropic Drugs

Medicine

Narcotics and any substances that can cause addiction are prohibited

Currency

Money

Foreign currency notes must not exceed US$5,000

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