Shipping times and costs from Luanda, Angola to Los Angeles, United States of America

Shipping times
1 - 3 Days by air
25 - 30 Days by sea

1 Bedroom flat

Shipping costs by air £14,630 - £16,169
Shipping costs by sea £3,658 - £4,042

3 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £5,627 - £6,219

5 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £8,441 - £9,329

Shipping Container Costs to United States of America

If you’re looking for variety, Los Angeles is full of it. The mega multicultural city has got almost every natural feature, from mountains and forests to beaches and lakes. The city life is exciting here, but you don’t need to go far if you want a break from the skyscrapers and busy roads. In fact, the only thing that isn’t varied about Los Angeles is the weather; it’s super sunny almost all of the time. The City of Angels has 284 sunny days every year on average, which is really quite a lot of sun.

Different shipping options

You’ve got a decision to make: will you send your stuff by air or sea? The two main options in the world of international shipping are container ships and cargo planes. If you send your stuff via air then it’s pretty quick but also very expensive, while sending your stuff via sea is cheaper and slower. MoveHub heartily recommends using a container ship but it does require a bit of advanced planning. Most of our partners will provide you with a proper door-to-door service, but make sure you check with them before you agree on any terms. You also need to choose between a 20-foot and 40-foot container, which depends on how much stuff you want to bring.

Major shipping routes

The Port of Los Angeles is known as “America’s Port”, which is very misleading as America actually has a lot of ports, but it’s fair to say that LA’s is probably the most important. It’s the biggest in the country and receives about 20% of America’s annual cargo. The port stretches along 43 miles of waterfront and it really is a sight to see (‘colourful’ is an understatement). It promotes itself as ‘the port of possibilities’, but the only possibility we care about is the one where your stuff arrives quickly and safely.

American customs

The US love their rules and regulations. Customs is obviously something you need to get your stuff through but it’s not as daunting as it sounds. The main requirement is that you complete a “Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles”, which is basically where you tell America what you’re bringing into the country. Be honest, clear and specific and you’ll have no trouble. Check out the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website for more information.

Shipping Container Options

20Ft Shipping Container

Dimensions:
33 Cubic Meters
5.9m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)

Price: £5,627 - £6,219

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  • Boxes
    16 x medium boxes
  • Kitchen
    1 x american fridge, 1 x small fridge, 3 x kitchen appliances
  • Bedrooms
    1 x wardrobe, 1 x double bed, 1 x single bed, 2 x lamps
  • Lounge
    1 x sofa, 4 x chairs, 1 x table, 1 x armchair, 1 x television
  • Various
    1 x motorbike, 4 x bicycles

Please note that this is an estimate and is intended for rough guidance only.

40Ft Shipping Container

Dimensions:
67 Cubic Meters
12.03m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)

Price: £10,691 - £11,816

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  • Boxes
    28 x medium boxes
  • Kitchen
    1 x american fridge, 1 x small fridge, 3 x kitchen appliances
  • Bedroom
    1 x wardrobe, 1 x double bed, 1 x single bed, 2 x lamps
  • Lounge
    1 x sofa, 4 x chairs, 1 x table, 1 x armchair, 1 x television
  • Various
    1 x car, 1 x motorbike, 4 x bicycles

Please note that this is an estimate and is intended for rough guidance only.

Car shipped by sea freight

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

Base Price: £3,658 - £4,042

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £6,627 - £8,719

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Unusual Restricted Items

Narcotics
Narcotics and some medication containing prohibited substances
Absinthe
Absinthe which is not thujone free is prohibited.
Trademarked Goods
Any articles suspected of being counterfeit goods.
Soil, Livestock or Animal Pests
Soil, Livestock or Animal Pests are prohibited.
Weapons
Fully automatic weapons and semi-automatic weapons.
Pornographic materials
Pornographic materials are banned.