Easy, reliable, and cost-effective international air and sea freight shipping solutions to Puerto Rico

Shipping freight to Puerto Rico, whether for the first time or on a regular basis, can be a challenging experience. Therefore, you should always hire a freight forwarding company that understands the local business culture, language, and customs regulations, and has a proven track record of success in shipping cargo to Puerto Rico.

Over the past 20 years, Latin American Cargo has helped countless importers and exporters build stronger relationships with their clients by providing excellent logistics and freight forwarding services.

Our experience, combined with our extensive network of carriers, allows us to provide a wide range of international freight shipping services to Puerto Rico.

OCEAN FREIGHT SHIPPING TO PUERTO RICO

Do you want to ship containers, heavy-duty cargo, or vehicles to Puerto Rico? Latin American Cargo provides cost-effective and highly reliable ocean freight services to Puerto Rico, serving the port of San Juan – one of the biggest container terminals in the Caribbean islands – and the new port of the Americas in Ponce – which is expected to become the principal port in the region.

Depending on your requirements, you can choose from a variety of shipping methods, including door-to-port, port-to-port, and door-to-door delivery.

In addition to standard shipping solutions, we offer specialized sea freight services for all kinds of cargo, including humanitarian aid supplies, hazardous materials, or oversized shipments.

CONTAINER SHIPPING TO PUERTO RICO

FCL – Full Container Load

We offer full container load services to Puerto Rico in 20ft and 40ft containers. Should you require another type of equipment to handle the cargo, such as open-top containers, flat racks, reefers, or others, our specialized equipment division will offer you the best alternatives available.

LCL – Less Than Container Load

Our ocean consolidation service is the best solution if your shipment cannot fill an entire container. When using this service, the rate applicable is based on the volume of the cargo. Weight-based pricing applies, however, if the cargo exceeds the maximum permitted weight per cubic meter.
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RO/RO SHIPPING TO PUERTO RICO

Roll-On/Roll-Off is the cheapest and safest way to transport vehicles and heavy equipment to Puerto Rico. With RORO, your cargo is simply driven on and off a specific vessel, or towed using a modular transporter. Whatever the type and size of your wheeled or static cargo, we can ship it via RORO to Puerto Rico.
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BREAKBULK – PROJECT CARGO TO PUERTO RICO

Breakbulk shipping is the best option when your freight is too large or too heavy to fit into standard containers. Our Project Cargo team possesses the necessary experience to plan every detail proactively whenever you need to ship out-of-gauge cargo that must be loaded individually rather than in containers onto an ocean vessel.
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AIR FREIGHT SHIPPING TO PUERTO RICO

REGULAR AIR FREIGHT SERVICES TO PUERTO RICO

Thanks to our vast network of air freight carriers we offer daily and weekly departures to San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and Aguadilla Rafael Hernández International Airport, and a wide variety of shipping options, including airport-to-airport, airport-to-door, and door-to-airport.

We provide safe and reliable airfreight services to Puerto Rico for all your air transportation needs, including high-value and time-sensitive goods. We manage your shipments from start to finish, overseeing the entire logistics chain from the moment your cargo is picked up until it reaches its destination.
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AIR CARGO CHARTER SERVICES TO PUERTO RICO

Latin American Cargo’s air freight charter service is also the perfect solution if you need your freight exports to be transported quickly and cost-efficiently to Puerto Rico. Our PART CHARTER and FULL CHARTER options give you peace of mind, allowing your goods to be transported safely to Puerto Rico from any airport in the world.
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What makes us your ideal logistics partner?

Every country on every continent has a unique set of laws, guidelines, customs regulations, documentation requirements, controlled or prohibited goods lists, communication norms, and cultural biases.

If you want to be successful when importing or exporting to Puerto Rico, you will need a logistics partner who understands the local business landscape and speaks the local language.

Our team of professionals will provide you with the best shipping rates as well as superior freight forwarding services. You will be given expert shipping assessment, superior customer support, and tracking management. The combination of our experience, vast network of carriers, and local contacts guarantees that your goods will reach Puerto Rico quickly, safely, and worry-free.

In other words, as a specialized freight forwarder, we make it our mission to provide stress-free logistics services tailored to fit your needs when shipping to Puerto Rico.

IMPORT AND CUSTOMS PARTICULARS

When shipping internationally by sea or air to Puerto Rico for the first time, assistance will be highly recommended, since there are several restrictions, prohibitions, and guidelines to consider. Shipping to Latin America and the Caribbean is easier with LAC as we have overcome these obstacles many times and have developed a thorough understanding of the customs procedures.

What paperwork is needed for international shipments to Puerto Rico?

Documentation requirements vary depending on the category of goods being shipped and can get quite extensive. They usually include Commercial invoice, Bill of lading / Air waybill, Packing list, Insurance certificate, and Certificate of Origin (if required).

To avoid delays or hassles, your packing list must be as detailed as possible. Vague wording like “miscellaneous” attracts negative attention and further inspections.

What are the regulations and restrictions when shipping to Puerto Rico?

Regulations can be strict on certain categories of goods being imported to Puerto Rico. Prior authorization or special permits may be needed for certain items such as agricultural products, processed foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, or antiques.

Restricted and prohibited commodities include some types of used vehicles and machinery, used clothing and accessories, used tires, and all types of toxic wastes or dangerous residues.

What are the import duties and tariffs when shipping to Puerto Rico?

Tariffs and duties are usually calculated based on the total value of the shipment. Depending on how well documented the shipment is, these values may be determined on the spot by local customs officials.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PUERTO RICO

QUICK FACTS & ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT OF PUERTO RICO ( Source: IMF - World Bank, 2020/2021)

  • Capital: San Juan/ Other Main Cities: Bayamón, Carolina, Ponce, Caguas
  • Population: 3,263,584 (Urban Population: 94.0%)
  • Official languages: Spanish, English
  • Time Zone: UTC - 4
  • Currency: U.S Dollar (USD)
  • GDP: 103.14 billion USD / Growth: -3.9% / Per Capita: 31,429.9 USD
  • Total Imports of Goods: 23.00 billion USD
  • Ease of Doing Business Score (2020): 65th / 190

MAIN SEAPORTS AND FREIGHT AIRPORTS IN PUERTO RICO

  • Main Seaports: Port of San Juan, Port of the Americas (Ponce)
  • Main Airports: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, San Juan (SJU), Rafael Hernández International Airport, Aguadilla (BQN)

TRADE OVERVIEW OF PUERTO RICO

  • Main Imports: Motor Vehicles & Parts, Petroleum, Telecommunication Equipment, Medicaments, Trucking Equipment
  • Main Exports: Petroleum, Motor Vehicles, Parts & Accessories for Tractors, Electronics, Telecommunication Equipment, Medical Equipment
  • Business Opportunities: Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Machinery, Apparel, Food Products, Manufacturing, Agriculture
  • Principal Trading Partners: USA, Mexico, China, Canada, Japan, Brazil, South Korea, Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France)

Ship freight to Puerto Rico from anywhere in the world

Ship containers or any type of cargo to Puerto Rico with our ocean and air freight forwarding services. Our unmatched experience makes us your most reliable partner when shipping to Puerto Rico from anywhere in the world.

Eliminate logistics headaches with LAC, your best freight forwarder when shipping to Puerto Rico!

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