Shipping cargo to Puerto Rico, whether it is for the first time, or on a regular basis, can be a challenging experience. There are many elements to consider when shipping to Puerto Rico.
If you are in Canada or the US and not entirely familiar with the Latin American market, you should consider a cargo shipping company that knows the business culture, the language, the customs regulations and has a proven track record of success when it comes to freight shipping to Puerto Rico.
During the past 20 years, our specialized logistics and freight forwarding services to Puerto Rico helped various importers & exporters to continue developing stronger relationships with their clients.
Using our expertise, our vast network of carriers and extensive knowledge of the business culture, we are able to offer a wide range of freight shipping services, to and from Puerto Rico, by ocean and air.
OCEAN FREIGHT - SHIP CONTAINER TO PUERTO RICO:
Looking to ship container to Puerto Rico? We offer door to door, door to port and port to port transportation services to Puerto Rico from any place in the world.
The major ports of Puerto Rico are the port of San Juan - one of the biggest container terminal in the Caribbean islands
- and the new Port of the Americas in Ponce, which is expected to become the major port in the region.
Our ocean shipping solutions will accommodate any type of specialized transportation and container to Puerto Rico: Standard FCL containers, open tops, flat racks, RORO transportation (Roll-on/ Roll-off), break bulk / oversized and heavy cargo
AIR CARGO TO PUERTO RICO:
Thanks to our vast network of air freight carriers we offer daily and weekly departures to the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and the Rafael Hernández International Airport. Our air freight solutions to Puerto Rico, include airport-to-airport, door-to-door, airport-to-door and door-to-airport services, among others.
Latin American Cargo’s Charter Services
is also the perfect solution if you need your freight imports to be transported quickly and cost-efficiently to Puerto Rico.
Regulations in Puerto Rico are not only very different from the ones in the US or Canada, communication methods and business etiquette are also very distinct:
● Corporate culture in Puerto Rico is relationship-driven. Puerto Ricans value trust, honor & camaraderie. They attach great importance to developing personal relationships rather than formal business connections which is the norm in the US or Canada. Therefore, it is important to develop easy going business “friendships” as Puerto Ricans may be more loyal to you personally rather than to the company you represent.
● Flexibility and spontaneity are also common traits of Puerto Ricans although in Puerto Rico, punctuality is more valued than in other South American countries.
It is also important to consider the language as a possible barrier: Although English is widely spoken amongst the business class, the average person could have more difficulties and would only speak Spanish.
Despite the growing importance of China in international trade, countries such as the USA, Mexico or Canada are the source of key imports to Puerto Rico. They provide agricultural raw materials, chemicals, food, petroleum, machinery, transport equipment, manufactured goods, ores and metals or textiles.
The increasing number of bilateral free trade agreements have contributed to a sharp upswing in the Puerto Rican economy, and consequently created a dynamic impact on its global supply chain.
As a result, the need for shipping to Puerto Rico from the US, Canada or Mexico has been increasing exponentially during recent years.
With LAC by your side you will reinforce your cargo shipping capability for your exports to Puerto Rico.
Our experienced professionals are very familiar with the market requirements in Puerto Rico which is very important to avoid delays during the importation process. We provide you with all the necessary tools to break into the local market, headache free.