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Container shipping Antwerp to Monrovia

You are planning to ship a container from Antwerp to Monrovia (LRMLW)? Sea freight offers many opportunities: it’s perfect for heavy and bulky items, it is great for bulk goods and it’s more than 50% cheaper than air. Transporting a container overseas with dry bulk or cars can be done via e.g. Zim Integrated Shipping Services. When you want to forward a container, you can choose from all kind of containers. Shipping by sea is primarily divided into two types: (FCL) Full Container Load and a shared container (LCL). Via our experts we share dedicated information regarding international transport Monrovia (LR MLW). We share knowledge and up-to-date information about the different types of sea containers. Besides this we share a step-by-step import plan. Share your cargo and transport wishes and we get you a quote with the best rates and fastest transit times.

  • Ocean shipping is a very popular, safe and low cost-way to export or import international containers.
  • Compared to air transport, there are fewer restrictions and lower emissions.
  • Sea freight is excellent for worldwide movings and carrying ro-ro or vehicles.
  • The Port of Monrovia is one of the biggest ports of Liberia.
  • You can choose from the following containers: standaard 20 ft, 40 ft and 40 HC and Hard-Top, Insulated, Dry Van, Tank, Ventilated, Open-Top containers.

Shipping to Monrovia (LRMLW) from Antwerp (BEANR)

shipping container from port antwerp to port of Monrovia

Ocean freight shipping is a cost-effective option to ship goods internationally. Your articles are transferred in shipping containers. The freight forwarder (the middleman) will arrange the container. The cargo is transported by truck to the shipping vessel at the port of departure (POD) Monrovia (LR MLW), and will be shipped over the ocean to the consignee at the POD (port of destination). There are different kind of options: port-to-door, port-to-port, door-to-door, door-to-port. In the schedule below you can read different kind of info about the port of arrival.

Port of departurePort of Antwerp (BEANR)
Country of departureBelgium
Port of destinationPort of Monrovia
Country of destinationLiberia
Port CodeLRMLW
Transport Time+/- 15 days
Shipping costs$$$
Port addressC/O National Port Authority PO Box 14 Monrovia Liberia
Telephone number231221577

Freight Forwarder Antwerp – port of Monrovia

  1. Select shipment details

    Enter the departure port and the destination harbor. Also indicate whether you choose (FCL) full containers or partial shipments (LCL). You can also choose the size of the container (20 ft, 40 ft of 40 ft high cube).

  2. Prepare your package

    Firstly, make sure your goods are tightly packaged. To transport the cargo in good condition, it is best to pack the freight on pallets. Your load also need to be labelled in the right way.

  3. Documents Required for Exporting

    If you ship cargo to Monrovia (LRMLW), you must send relevant export documents (for the national customs): certificates of origin, packing list, commercial invoice, export/import customs declaration, bill of lading. A Bill of Lading is a document or contract provided by a carrier to a shipper confirming goods were received in an acceptable condition and that everything is ready to ship.

  4. Choosing the Incoterms

    Freight forwarders make us of incoterms to agree on the most important contractual terms and obligations for global trade. The agreed Incoterm determines who is the risk-bearing party for transit, insurance and customs clearance. Popular incoterms are Free On Board (FOB), Ex Works (EXW), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF).

  5. Track your cargo

    Use sea freight tracking to see where your cargo is right now. You can see in realtime when the cargo is departed from Port of Loading (POL), has arrived at the destination (POD) and when the cargo has reached its desired final destination.

Sea freight from Monrovia (LRMLW) to Antwerp (BEANR): find a container that suits your cargo

You are going to ship a container from port of Monrovia – (LR MLW) to port of Antwerp – (BE ANR)? It is crucial to pick the right container type. There are smaller and bigger boxes (20-ft, 40-ft) and multiple transport options (FCL shipping or LCL shipment). Well-known shipping lines are CMA CGM, Maersk, MSC. From the port, many freights are transported to cities such as Monrovia, Bensonville, Tubmanburg, Robertsport, Buchanan, Gbarnga, Ganta, Yekepa, Zwedru, Harper. In the following summary you will find extensive information and advice about the most popular container types. Our specialists also provide details about Flat Rack Container.

from harbor Monrovia LR MLW to antwerp BE ANR

What you need to know about the 20 foot container

20. ft. containers (which is a standard dry van) is the most preferred container size. They are relatively easy to ship, that means they are quite cheap. Suitable for all types of cargo, including furniture and movings. What you might not know: A TEU stands for Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

  • A very popular box for transporting cargo by sea.
  • The dimensions of a 20-foot container are: 6058mm x 2438mm x 2891mm.
  • Usually, 9-11 pallets are able to fit in one TEU.
  • In terms of weight load, the following applies: +/- 27.900 kg.

Explanation about a 40 FT container

The 40-foot container is identical to the 20-foot container, but once the size. Te 40ft is twice as big as the more standard 20ft. This makes it a popular choice for shipping large quantities of goods. Tip: you can also opt for a taller ‘high cube’ edition. They are 1 foot higher than a regular container. Stuff can be stacked high.

  • Perfect for larger shipments.
  • The format is universal: 12031 x 2346 x 2383 mm.
  • 1 FEU fit up to 20 Standard Pallets, and 24 Euro Pallets.
  • Important: maximum load weight of +/- 28.700 kg.

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Information about Full Container (FCL)

If you have enough goods to fill an entire container, it is best to book a full container. The abbreviation FCL stands for Full Container Load. You don’t need to share space with others like LCL. It is a popular transport method: efficient transit time, less potential for damage and it’s more cost-effective. Important to mention: it is not suitable for importers and exporters with lower shipping volume and there is only limited availability. Departing from another port? Also check out Rotterdam to Monrovia (LRMLW) or Hamburg to Monrovia (LRMLW).

  • The goal of FCL is that the container only holds your cargo.
  • Perfect for bulk, expensive and fragile goods.
  • Economically viable when the shipment occupies 15 m3 or more.
  • Available at: e.g. MSC, ONE, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, COSCO.

What is the meaning of LCL container?

If your cargo does not fill an entire 20-foot or 40-foot container, then your freight will be bundled with other freights. Logistics management organization handles this as a LCL (Less Than Container Load). The meaning of LCL is: you pay per m3 or per metric ton for space inside a complete container. The advantages of this option include: you will share all costs with the other suppliers, you spend less on inventory warehousing space and more options during peak shipping season. Watch out: when you ship enough volume to fill more than half a container, then FCL is a better choice. The shipping costs are calculated on the basis of the dimensions of the package i.e. the length, width.

  • The premise of LCL is that a partial container is booker for the freight.
  • The best choice for a charge between 3 m3 & 15 m3.
  • You only pay for the space you need in a shipping.
  • Capabilities at almost all international ports.
  • Available at: e.g. Evergreen, Wan Hai, ZIM, HMM, POL.

Other types of containers and customization

There are many different types of boxes available for freight forwarding. Shipping companies offer a suitable solution for every cargo type. The Dry van is the variant that most people will recognize. Special boxes are also being used for oil or petroleum, vegetables and fruit or very expensive items. Below you will find all common types in 1 overview. You can also check more information about shipping to Agadir (MAAGA), port of Ravenna (ITRAN), Portsmouth (USPTM) harbor and terminal Sodertalje (SESOE).

  • Bulk Containers: very suitable for dry bulk goods such as grain and coal.
  • Flat Rack Containers: the walls allows for the loading of cargo from the top and/or sides.
  • Hard-Top Containers: have a steel roof instead of a tarp.
  • High-Cube Containers: extremely functional for transporting light and large cargo.
  • Insulated Containers: for e.g. pharmaceutical products, fresh produce, beverages, frozen goods, and chemicals.
  • Open-Top Containers: for the transportation of goods like glass and marble blocks.
  • Palletwide Containers: perfect for transporting cargo on europellets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are ideal for the food and beverage industries.
  • Tank Containers: a cylindrical-shaped container primarily made of stainless steel.
  • Ventilated Containers: the best option for for organic products.

Kind of cargo: what kind of stuff are you going to ship?

Exporting load by sea from Antwerp (BEANR) to Monrovia (LRMLW) has a lot of pluses: it is very efficient, it is great for transporting bulky goods and containers can also be used for further transportation by road or rail. Much seen ocean cargo via sea import/export routes are: break bulk, neo bulk, liquid bulk, roll on/roll off, containerized. You can read more about it in the section below.

  • Car shipping: have your vehicle shipped to an international port.
  • House Moving: fast and cheap way for international relocations.
  • Removals (Household Goods): your household effects are shipped in a fast and secure manner.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. biofuels, diesel, gasoline, petroleum, kerosene, chemicals.
  • Dry Bulk: grain, iron ore, grain and salt, cement, plates, sand.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo.
  • Breakbulk: relates to trades where the cargoes are carried in unitized form.
  • Retail & other: load like toys, electronic goods, sports equipment, clothes, medical/pharmacy + shoes, machines, fashion, drinks, furniture.

FAQ: current topics around international transport

What is the estimated transit time from Antwerp to Monrovia?

Shipping a container from Antwerp (BE) to Monrovia takes on average 15 days. The total distance is approx. 3550 nautical miles (NM). That is about 6575 km. If you choose transport by sea, you have to take into account 2 important values (ETD and ETA). ETD provides information on the date and time the ship will leave the seaport. Estimated time of arrival (ETA) is the date and time that a shipment is predicted to arrive. Shipping time varies from case to case and depends on factors such as: displacement of the vessel, the sea conditions and possible maintenance.

What are the average costs of shipping container to Monrovia (LRMLW)?

Shipping rates from Antwerp (Belgium) to Monrovia (Liberia) are slightly above average. The total cost is determined by various ingredients such as cargo dimension, shipping time and the Incoterms you have agreed on. Send us a message for additional information, transit time and current rates.

Which customs documents do I need to provide?

When you are exporting goods to Monrovia, then there are some important customs clearance documents. The following documents need to be in place for effective and easy customs clearance. Commercial Invoice, Letter of Credit, Insurance Certificate, Bill of Lading, Packing List, Certificate of Origin. For more information, then we advise you to contact the customs of Liberia or check the official website for more info (

What are Incoterms and which ones should you know?

Incoterms define who is responsible for each phase of shipping process. For transport by ship we usually use CIF and FOB. Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) means the selling party arranges transportation and insurance to the port of origin. Free on Board (FOB) includes: the seller must arrange everything regarding the goods until they are loaded on a shipping vessel. There are additionally more Incoterms 2000 like Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Carriage Paid To (CPT), Ex Works (EXW), Free Alongside Ship (FAS) & Delivered At Place (DAP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP).

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