Your personal effects consist of things that you often care a great deal about. Our specialists fully understand this and take care of your shipment all the way.Rate request
It is very beneficial that the shipment of personal effects is well organized before shipping. We ask our customers to take a good look at the information on this site and read all the steps through.
Price calculations for shipments of personal effects are based on the size of the shipment. Therefore, it is important to estimate the size of the shipment. Here you can make these calculations. Personal effects calculator
It is easy to get a price quote for the shipment of your personal effects without any obligations. Please fill out this form and we will send you back an offer. Rate request
The packing list and shipping instructions is a list of contents for the customs authorities and the value of the shipment for the insurances. This form needs to be filled out and signed beforehand and sent to the Eimskip office. This document is only for shipments to and from Iceland.
The Packing list and Shipment instructions need to be filled out and signed before the shipment takes place. Please send this document to Eimskip’s office at the port of export.
When importing personal effects to Iceland:
Import Declaration for Household Effects, a statement for the customs authorities in Iceland regarding the import of personal effects. Please send this statement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When exporting personal effects from Iceland
If Eimskip can assist with the Customs papers in import land the docs will be sent to the owner to fill out and sign. Eimskip will also inform if any other papers are needed to clear the shipment from customs. If the owner must take care of the customs clearance himself it will be stated in the offer, to begin with. Papers must be printed out and signed before sent to Eimskip.
Please note the booking of appointment is in some cases required before delivering personal effects to the port. Please contact your local Eimskip office for details.
It is obligatory to purchase insurance for personal effects that are being shipped with Eimskip. We can assist you with your insurance needs in cooperation with Sjóvá.
Insurance premium through Eimskip and Sjóvá is paid with other shipping fees. For those who want to take care of the insurances themselves please submit the insurance certificate with other documents regarding the shipment of your personal effects.
It is important to pack your goods well before shipping. It is the sender’s responsibility to make sure everything is packed seaworthy. Everything must be loaded onto pallets or containers.
Where and when do I hand over my shipment?
Please note that all arrival times of trucks to the sender are estimated and can change without notice. The sender is responsible for the arrival of the truck at the loading point. In situations where there can be a risk of damage to the equipment due to difficult circumstances, it is illegal to park or drive with the container to the loading point all extra cost will be charged to the owner of the personal effects.
Included container loading time differs between countries but is usually around 1-2 hours. If it takes longer to load the container than included in the price offer, there is an extra charge for the waiting time of the car that is charged afterward. In some cases, there is no lift on the container trucks. Please contact Eimskip´s local office for further details regarding your shipment.
The following applies when shipping to and from Iceland:
Please note that goods that are subject to customs duties and fees should be handle according to rules and regulations that apply. Eimskip offers customs services, please contact your local office for more information.
Storage fees and container rental fees are not the same in all ports. Our local office will gladly help you out with more detailed information.
When shipping personal effects to Iceland the following applies:
Storage fee, personal effects shipped on pallets (Less than Container Load)
Container rental and Terminal charge, personal effects shipped in a container (Full Container Load).