Container Shipping to Latin America from USA
With more than 25 years of experience shipping containers to Latin America, our international container shipping company features shipping lines sailing to all coastal countries within this continent. Products are ranging from consumer and capital goods to industrial supplies and materials. We also provide shipping of foods, feeds and beverages, as well as automotive vehicles, such as cars, parts, and engines. Here, we will give you the crucial information you’ll need to ship a container to Latin America, whether you’re the company sending the container or the company receiving the container. It’s easy for us to give you a quote for container shipping to Latin America. Our mission is to help your business streamline the container shipping process and you’ll quickly see the difference we provide over the competition. How does it work? We send one of our trusted truck drivers with an empty container to the location of your product here in the USA, which you will provide on the quote form. The truck driver will wait until the container is filled, then drive it to the shipping dock. This is where the container will be loaded onto the ship and sail off to its destination in Latin America. We can even provide you detailed tracking information upon request so both you and the receiver will know exactly where the shipment is at all times.
Information For The Exporter (USA Based Companies) -
Once you fill out the quote form, we will advise you whether or not a special license is needed, which is sometimes the case if your company is shipping a container to Latin America containing certain types of commodities/goods. Since the receiver is responsible for paying the import duties, you don’t have to worry about those. Import duties are payable upon product arrival at port.
Although the United States Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the governing body responsible for enforcing laws and regulations for all goods exiting the USA, other government agencies often have authority for certain commodities or goods, with authority delegated by the CBP. Consult with the lead agency in these cases for commodity licensing requirements. One example of this involves a pharmaceutical company shipping a container to Latin America; this company needs the proper license (issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration) to export its prescription drugs.
Conveniently, you can obtain agency information, phone numbers, and basic commodities/products which may require export licenses by visiting a variety of relevant websites, such as the U.S. Department of Commerce; Bureau of Industry and Security; Department of State; Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Office of Foreign Assets Control; and the Bureau of the Census. You’ll also find important information from other government agencies with export control responsibilities. Look to the following website for helpful content, especially for companies new to international trade importing/exporting containers: US Customs & Border Protection - Basic Importing and Exporting.
Information for the Importer (Latin America-Based Companies) -
It’s important to know all about import duties and/or permits, as issues may come up in the importing process. It can be confusing, as each Latin American country has its own import regulations and therefore handle imports, especially in areas of import compliance, in different ways. Keep apprised of import duty information for a specific country in Latin America by hovering your cursor over the "Container Shipping" tab to find your country. Remember, import duties are dependent on the type of products that are being imported. In regards to import duties, the receiving company pays these fees at the port of arrival.
Those companies that are in a Latin American country and need to ship a container to Latin America must get exact import duty rates for products by contacting their Customs Department. Find contact information for your Customs Department through a simple Internet search. The site can advise you on permit requirements for importing your goods.
Shipping Container Measurements - 20 Foot and 40 Foot
You may be confused as to which size container you need for shipping your product to Latin America. We utilize our extensive experience to help companies worldwide ship containers of all sizes to Latin America, so we have compiled a convenient list of container dimensions hereto help your shipping department know whether to use a 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC (High Container) container. You’ll see the height difference between a 40ft container and a 40ft HC in the image at the left. Since we help many companies, both small and large, export containers from USA to Latin America, we can assist you in selecting the right size for your needs. Most customers commonly choose the 20 foot container and the 40 foot HC.Marine Insurance - Protecting Your Product
Receiving companies can protect their valuable shipments by choosing the marine insurance option, the amount of which depends on the product value. Even though damages are rare, it’s a good idea to insure any breakable products, such as electronics, by adding marine insurance prior to paying. Take extra care to pack any fragile items, as it’s a good bet that the ship will rock during transit.
Why choose us over the competition?
We have a solid track record and are an Accredited Company registered with the Better Business Bureau. Click the BBB image to the left to validate our A+ Accreditation. When shipping a container to Latin America, both the sender and receiver should only work with a BBB Accredited business.
We are registered with the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission). Click the image to the left and Select "Organization Name" and type in "Ship Overseas". Here is proof of our FMC Certification (also known as a NVOCC License). Never use an international car shipping company who cannot prove they are certified with the Federal Government.
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