Get a cost for shipping containers to Finland from the UK – best rates for 20ft & 40ft containers

Moving to Finland and need to ship your belongings? Our container shipping service to Finland combines the best prices with the best customer service for both expats going home and new migrants.

For 39 years our shipping services to Finland have helped families with all of their removal needs from cars, small shipments of furniture, tea cartons and personal effects to complete home removals including the kitchen sink!

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Door to Door Container Shipping to Finland

We offer a door to door full container shipping service to Finland from UK, as well as a part container (Less Than Container Load) shipping service to Finland including all major cities on a regular basis. PSS International Removals offer a variety of containers available for shipping goods to Finland.

Depending on your individual needs our expert shipping consultants will advise you on the best container size which would be suitable for you, usually, 40ft containers but 20ft containers are also available.

Often for European shipping from the UK to Finland we would recommend road freight rather than sea freight, but our Move Managers will recommend the best and most economical transport methods for your circumstances.

Your car and household effects in one container

When shipping a container to Finland, we can combine your household items along with your car inside your own container. We would position a container at your residence on your removal day and carefully load, secure and over crate or wall off your vehicle.

The remaining space inside the shipping container would be utilised by loading and stowing your professionally packed household effects. Your container will then be sealed at your door with a customs seal, your sole use container would then be returned to a UK port ready for loading on to a vessel for shipment.

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Shipping your container to Finland is easy with PSS

"Why choose PSS International in September 2021?"

  • Free home survey
  • Family run business for over 40 years!
  • We only handle Overseas Removals
  • Members of BAR Overseas Group
  • BAR Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme
  • FIDI Global Alliance (Worldwide Moving Association)
  • FAIM Accredited (Removal Quality Assurance Standard)

Shipping Container to Finland Reviews


STEP 1
Home Survey or Quote

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STEP 2
Help and Advice

Your dedicated Account Manager can help answer your questions and tailor your shipping requirements.

STEP 3
Quick and easy collection and shipping


Whether you are shipping your house contents boxes or furniture you will have our professional packing service.


STEP 4
Customs clearance & delivery to your new home


On arrival our agents will take care of customs clearance and deliver to your door.

Container Shipping to Finland cost calculator

Want to know how it will cost to send your belongings to Finland? Our free online Cost Calculator will help you estimate of the cost.

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FAQ Guide for shipping containers from UK to Finland

Below are answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about overseas container shipping to Finland. There is a lot to consider with international moving which is why we allocate you a Move Manager to guide you through the whole shipping process.

How long does shipping a container to Finland from the UK take?

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Shipping times to Finland can vary depending on the shipping option used and the end destination. Shared (part load) container shipping takes longer than a sole-use container load as different customers shipments need to be consolidated to fill one container.

Average Shipping Times to Finland from the UK

Dedicated Load (FCL) Part Load (Groupage) Air Freight
Up to 7 days Up to 3 weeks Up to 10 days

 

NB: These are approximate sea freight shipping times. You will need to allow additional time for customs clearance and final delivery to your destination.

How much does container shipping to Finland cost?

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Container shipping costs to Finland will vary considerably according to a number of factors such as exactly when and where you are from and too. Also the amount of packing required for your shipment.

To get a quick estimate you can use the container shipping cost calculator on this page.

Our shipping quotes are for a full international removal shipping service including packing, door to door delivery and customs clearance. Beware of cheap shipping rates that are only a basic port to port service which will mean additional packing costs and other fees.

Cheap container shipping rates from UK to Finland

We are also members of MTC (the Movers Traders Club) which provides us with economies of scale and allows us to negotiate the best sea freight rates with leading international shipping companies.

We are confident that we can offer you the cheapest rate to ship your container to Finland from the UK.

To get an accurate cost we suggest you book a free home or video survey.

How much is shipping insurance or shipment protection?

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We highly recommend you take out shipment protection cover or a marine insurance policy for your container.

We provide a very flexible shipment protection cover through Basil Fry & Company – the UK’s leading insurance broker for international removals and shipping:

  • Our policy is quick and easy to set up, simply complete our Shipment Protection valuation form with the items you would like to cover and their values.
  • Removal (we pack) consignments cover costs 3% of the total insurable value you declare.
  • Vehicle shipments cover costs 2% of the vehicles declared value.
  • Self-Pack (you pack) consignments cover costs 5% of the total insurable value you declare.
  • Baggage/Airfreight consignments, which are owner packed, will cost 5% of the total insurable value you declare.

What size or volume shipping containers do you provide?

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Shipping containers come in two standard sizes – 20ft and 40ft.

Our consultants will be able to advise you on what size meets your requirements.

We also have various shipping options to meet your needs including part load or shared containers.

If your belongings are shipped by road freight the dimensions of the lorry/van can vary considerably.

Size 20ft Container 40ft Container
Cubic Capacity (Volume) 1050 cu ft (29.73 CBM) 2100 cu ft (59.47 CBM)
Internal Length 19′ 3” (5.87m) 39’5” (12m)
Internal Dimensions Width 7’8” (2.33m) Height 7’9” (2.35m)
Door Dimensions Width 7’8” (2.28m) Height 7’5” (2.26m)
Weight 2230 kg 3950 kg
Cargo Weight 21700 kg 26500 kg

*Exact container dimensions and available volume may vary.

Shared or part load (LCL) shipping containers to Finland

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For smaller shipments we provide a shared or part load shipping container service. Your goods will be grouped together with those of other customers shipping to Finland so the costs can be shared based on how much you send.

This is sometimes referred to as groupage or LCL (Less than Container Load).

This method of shipping is very economical, but you may need to allow for increased shipping time as the contents of the container will need to be consolidated from different customers.

Sole use or full container load (FCL) to Finland

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For shipping larger amounts such as a full household removal to Finland, we can provide a container for your sole use.

We will arrange for the container to be delivered to your home where we will pack it and it will be customs sealed before heading to the port to embark for Finland.

This method of shipping has a number of advantages since you can fill your container with all your belongings.

As you have a full container for your sole use, it is also secure, economical and there are no delays in shipping – once it is full it can go directly to the ship for loading.

For dedicated road freight to Europe, you may also have the same crew for packing and unloading which can also be an advantage.

Which container shipping company do you use for sea freight to Finland?

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PSS International Removals are accredited by BAR and FIDI. We therefore only use accredited container shipping companies such as Maersk, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd and One to transport your belongings. This ensures the highest level of service.

By using the best international shipping companies for your move to Finland, you can be assured that your possessions will be taken care of.

For European road transport, our team will take care of your belongings at every step of the process.

Customs clearance when importing your container into Finland

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As part of our Finland shipping service we will take care of everything for you from door to door. This includes exporting your container from the United Kingdom and importing into Finland.

Our shipping quote includes basic customs clearance but not taxes, import duties and other customs charges such as any quarantine fees.

If we pack your container for you then we will compile a customs inventory on your behalf and we will also advise you of what other shipping documents are required.

With the UK leaving the European Union, customs requirements including customs documentation, customs charges, processes, duties and taxes are subject to change.

They will also depend on whether you are a UK citizen, have residential status or are an expat/citizen from Finland.

We recommend you check the FIDI Customs Guide for Finland which details the customs requirements for non-EU citizens.

We, therefore, recommend you check the latest customs requirements for importing your belongings in our FIDI Customs Guide for Finland.

Your PSS Move Manager will also be able to advise on the latest customs requirements for Finland.

Shipping container services for goods or personal effects to Finland

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Our container shipping service to Finland is designed for household goods, furniture and other personal effects for people moving to Finland.

If you need to ship commercial goods to Finland from UK we recommend you contact a commercial freight forwarder.

Container Shipping Ports in Finland

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We ship to all ports and onward destinations in Finland from the UK.

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