landed cost calculator

Landed cost calculator

Calculate the landed cost of your international import shipment instantly using our this online calculator.

What is landed cost?

The landed cost of your import shipment is al the financial outlay required to purchase the goods and import it. The landed cost is the cost price you use to determine whether an import venture is a viable business opportunity, given the potential profit margin you can maintain whilst charging your clients a competitive sales price.

To use this calculator you will need the following information:

  1. Your supplier’s sales contract and commercial invoice.
  2. The exchange rate at time of payment, or an estimate if you have not yet paid.
  3. The breakdown of cost for transport from your supplier to the international carrier.
  4. The cost of international carriage (freight). If you do not have a costing on freight yet, click here to get one.
  5. The breakdown of cost for transport from the international carrier to your premises.
  6. The cost of your cargo (freight) insurance
  7. The duty tax percentage of your goods. If you are not sure what this percentage is, please refer to our import duty directory.

Complete the appropriate fields using the above information to calculate the landed cost of your shipment. 

Landed Cost Calculator

  • Inherent Cost of Cargo

  • Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.
  • Freight Costs

    NOTE: Only type in the transport fees applicable to your inco term as indicated in the left handside column
  • Inland Transport Charges - Foreign Country
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.


  • Packing
  • Cost in Currency on Invoice
  • Rand Value

  • Road

  • Rail

  • Port (eg: wharfage)

  • Port (eg: THC, shipping fee)

  • Foreign Clearing Agent Documentation

  • Foreign Clearing Agent Agency

  • Foreign Clearing Agent Disbursements
  • International Shipping Fees
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.

  • International Freight Forwarding Fees
  • Cost in Currency on Invoice
  • Rand Value
  • Inland Transport Charges - Local Country
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.

  • Cargo Dues
  • Cost in Currency on Invoice
  • Rand Value

  • THC (Containers)

  • Landing Fees (Non Container)

  • Liner Release

  • Road haulage

  • Railage

  • FF Documentation Charges

  • Freight Forwarders Agency

  • Freight Forwarders Disbursement
  • Insurance Costs

  • NOTE: This may vary according to the incoterm used and personal preference. If included in the price given to you by your supplier or trasnport company do not add it in here.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.
  • Import Duties and Vat

  • (This should be the FOB value on the invoice)
  • Type your duty tax rate in here:
    (If you do not know your duty tax percentage you can get it from our Import Duty Look Up here)
  • AND / OR
  • + Expand to insert duty tax from schedule 1 Part 2 to schedule 2
    • Additional Duty

    • AND / OR
    • Additional Duty

    • AND / OR
    • Additional Duty

    • AND / OR
  • Totals

  • Landed Cost of Cargo

Have a question? Get in touch

Blog page

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Find more help with your import logistics, original resources, leading-edge training, and assistance with customs licenses on Trade Logistics. We know that sometimes it is best to speak to someone. Our consultants are available to give you Customs, import export and registration advice as and when you need it. Simply give us a call on 021 827 6200.

.