Shipping times and costs from Belarus to Italy

Shipping from
Belarus
Shipping to
Italy
Shipping times
1 - 3 Days by air
3 - 6 Days by sea

1 Bedroom flat

Shipping costs by air £2,816 - £3,112
Shipping costs by sea £704 - £778

3 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £1,083 - £1,197

5 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £1,625 - £1,796

The cost of shipping is all dependent upon how much you need to ship, and how far. Read up on all you need to know about international shipping to your chosen country.

Shipping Container Costs to Italy

Italy is one of Europe’s most beautiful and varied countries. Famously shaped like a boot, the Mediterranean nation has got oodles of rural charm and some of the most stylish cities in the world. With the Alps in the north, the green hills of Tuscany in the centre and the white beaches in the south, Italy is stunning from top to bottom. In fact, over a third of the country is occupied by mountains, so you’re never far away from some delightful scenery. Italy has loads of cool cities to choose from and each one is different from the last, including the global fashion hub of Milan, the historical streets of Rome, the canals of Venice and the beaches of Naples. Of course there’s also the country’s unbeatable food scene, famed for its delicious pasta dishes, pizza and ice cream. Before you can start your new life in Italy, there’s some shipping information you should know about first.

Different shipping options

Most international relocations involve shipping a few belongings. If you’re moving to Italy, you’ll probably have some stuff you’d like to bring with you. There are two main options: air freight or sea freight.

Air freight offers a quick service; cargo planes can reach Italy from almost anywhere in the world in just 2-3 days. This is obviously very handy if you need to make a last-minute move. However, air freight is also very expensive, so it isn’t ideal for people who are moving on a budget.

Sea freight is much more affordable, typically costing around five times less than air freight. Container ships are slow and can take several weeks to reach their destination, but plan your move well in advance and this won’t be a problem.

If you choose sea freight, you will use either a 20ft container or a 40ft container. However, you don’t need to fill the whole container; if the total volume of your cargo is around 15 cubic metres or less, you will share the use of a container with other people in a process known as Less Than Container Load (LCL). Most of our shipping suppliers provide a full door-to-door service, which means they’ll take your things all the way from your old house to your new one.

Major shipping routes

With over 7000 km of coastline and a location right in the heart of the Mediterranean, Italy has naturally become a big player in the international shipping industry. There are seven major ports located across the country, and which one you ship to depends on where you’re moving to. The Port of Genoa is northern Italy’s most important container terminal, while down in the south it’s the Port of Naples. Other major ports include Augusta, Livorno and La Spezia. If you’re moving to the offshore island of Sardinia, you’ll be using the Port of Cagliari. Once your container touches Italian soil, it will go by truck or train to your new home.

Italy customs

The customs process sounds complicated but it’s fairly straightforward, and your shipping company will help you through it. You are required to create a clear and specific inventory of everything you’re bringing into Italy, declaring the value of each item. If the Italian customs officials are dissatisfied with your inventory, they will physically inspect your container and charge you extra fees. See below for an idea of the items that are restricted or prohibited by Italian customs.

People coming from within the EU do not have to pay duties or taxes on their household goods, but the rules are different for non-EU arrivals. If you are coming from outside the EU, you are entitled to a duty-free shipment of household goods but you need to meet certain conditions. The goods must be a) used, b) at least one year old and c) imported no more than six months after your arrival. Italian import duty rates tend to range between 0-17%, while VAT on shipments is 21%. Check out the Italian customs official 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: £1,083 - £1,197

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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: £2,058 - £2,274

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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: £704 - £778

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £2,083 - £3,697

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Unusual Restricted Items

Birds
Aviary ornamental birds from countries affected by Avian influenza are not permitted.
Pets
Cats, dogs and ferrets from the EU must carry pet passports and other appropriate documents
Meat and Milk Products
Meat and milk products as well as pet food containing animal products from non-EU countries are forbidden.
Medicine
Medicine from outside the EU and EEA is prohibited.
Cash
Amounts in excess of €10,000
Products from Protected Species
All products and parts of plants and animals listed in CITES