Container Shipping to Guatemala from USA
Our primary goals is shipping containers to Guatemala from the USA and to accommodate the needs of your company. With more than 25 years of experience and shipping lines that depart from all major ports, we are able to ship goods that include anything from consumer and capital goods to cars, parts, and engines. We also ship foods, feeds and beverages, as well as industrial supplies and materials. Basically if it can fit in a container, it can be shipped!
Here's how it works:
If and when you place an order, we will only authorize your credit card to make sure the funds are there, but we won’t charge it quite yet. That will come later. Upon submitting your quote outlining the location of the goods, the product you plan to ship, and the size of the container you’ll need, we will let you know how much it will cost to ship a container to Guatemala from the USA. Once we see that your credit card has been authorized, we set the process in motion, dispatching our truck driver to your location along with an empty container, which you will fill and seal. Once that’s done, the driver heads to the departure port for loading of the container. From there, it’s on its way to Guatemala for unloading and pickup. What do you handle on your end? Simply mail a notarized original Bill of Sale to our offices for Customs clearance, in addition to providing the truck driver with a copy. The driver will also need a copy of the dock receipt, which we will give to you. Once these legalities are handled properly, you can then decide on your method of payment, which can be made by credit card, check, or bank transfer.
With limited logistics hassles on your end, you can rest assured we take care of the little things that are necessary, yet tedious. For instance, we will provide the appropriate documents in an effort to meet all export compliance standards here in the USA. When you trust us to handle all your container shipping needs, you have more time to remain focused on your business operations. We strive to provide you with relevant information on container shipping to Guatemala, which involves providing you with a quick, accurate shipping quote. We take pride in assisting your business to efficiently meet its container shipping objectives to Guatemala from the USA. Another way we help make the process smoother for both the sender & the receiver is to provide tracking information, if required.
Information For USA Based Companies -
Thinking about shipping a container to Guatemala? Be sure to look into whether or not a license is required when exporting your desired commodities or goods. Perhaps you’re not quite sure whether a license is needed. In this case, we can fill you in on that information upon receiving your quote form. A side note: the importer (receiver) is in charge of paying import duties once the product makes it to the destination port in Guatemala.
Commodity licensing requirements should be directed to the agency in charge. Typically the United States Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforces laws and regulations for all goods departing the USA. However, sometimes the CBP, although the general enforcer, delegates authority to other government agencies where certain commodities or goods are controlled. To illustrate this point, if a pharmaceutical company in the US chooses to ship a container to Guatemala, it will need a license from the Drug Enforcement Administration to export prescription drugs.
You can easily obtain agency information, phone numbers, and basic commodities that may indeed require an export license from you prior to shipping by viewing 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; or the Bureau of the Census websites. They all contain information about export control responsibilities and which government agencies have them. For those who are new to the international trade importing/exporting container business, learn from this source: US Customs & Border Protection - Basic Importing and Exporting.
Need a quote to ship a container to Guatemala for business purposes? Just fill out the quote form we provide and let us know what you are shipping so we can better assess if your shipment requires a permit or license to be exported. Click the big green "Get Rates" button!
Information for Guatemala Based Companies -
If a Guatemala-based business is interested in importing goods, it must find out beforehand if a license is necessary, especially concerning controlled goods or substances. If you fail to get the right license, you may face hard times, as it is a violation of law to import goods without the appropriate license. If the receiving company in Guatemala fails to prepare itself with import duties and/or permits, problems could come up upon receiving the shipment. At the time of container pickup, the receiver pays the import duties in Guatemala. We strongly urge the receiver to contact the Guatemala Customs Department to find out the latest import duty rates for the product that is being imported.
Shipping Container Measurements - 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC
In all our years of container shipping, we have found that many companies quite aren’t sure which size or type of container would be best for their products. This is why we’ve included our container dimensions here to show you the difference 20ft, 40ft, and 40ft HC (High Container) containers. Be sure to specify the size you require before asking for a quote, as pricing is quite different for each size. You’ll see the height difference between a 40ft container and a 40ft HC by glancing at the picture to the right hand side. Just an FYI, our most common container sizes are the 20ft container and the 40ft HC.Marine Insurance - Protecting Your Product
Insuring your goods can go a long way to protecting your assets. Why? Well, let’s say your equipment is broken or lost in shipment. According to COGSA (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act), the person or company on the Bill of Lading can legally get $500. Suffice to say, then, if you are shipping a container to Guatemala full of product worth $100,000 (USD), it’s best to insure your container shipment to avoid getting $500 in entitlements should something go wrong. Damages don’t always happen, but keep in mind the ship does rock at sea, which could cause damage within the container. This is why we recommend that you safely pack all products, especially fragile items such as electronics. If you’re wondering how much marine insurance is, this figure will depend on the value of your product, which we can assist you in calculating.
Protect your container shipments with marine insurance, even though it’s optional.
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 Guatemala, 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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