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Ship Container to Puerto Rico

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Over the past 20 years, our specialized logistics and freight forwarding services to Puerto Rico have aided several importers and exporters in maintaining and strengthen their connections with their customers. Ship Container to Puerto Rico, shipping a container and ocean freight have been our priority

We can provide a wide range of freight shipping services, to and from Puerto Rico, by ocean thanks to our knowledge, vast network of carriers, and in-depth understanding of the business culture.

Utilize our ocean forwarding services to ship container to Puerto Rico, or any other cargo. When transporting freight to Puerto Rico from anywhere in the world—including the US, Canada, China, Europe, and more—we are your most trustworthy partner thanks to our expertise and knowledge.

Planning to send a container to Puerto Rico?

Ameritrans Freight International provides  cost effective services from USA to Puerto rico including door-to-door, door-to-port, and port-to-port. Ship Container to Puerto Rico

The two main ports in Puerto Rico are the Port of San Juan, one of the largest container terminals in the Caribbean islands, and the brand-new Port of the Americas in Ponce, which is anticipated to overtake San Juan as the principal port in the area.

Any form of specialized transportation and container to Puerto Rico can be shipped using our ocean shipping solutions: Standard full container load containers, RORO (Roll-on/Roll-off) transportation, break bulk/oversized, and heavy freight.

Major Breakbulk and container Shipping ports:

Ports of San Juan, Ponce/The Americas, and Mayagüez

It could take up to eight days to ship container  to Puerto Rico a by the ocean to Puerto Rico.

Duration for container shipping

Ocean freight shipment is perhaps the best option if you send goods to Puerto Rico for business purposes. As a result, you’ll need to factor in an eight- to ten-day wait time while sending your goods there. You will have more shipping alternatives if you ship directly to consumers.

Accurate forecasting for your supply chain may be necessary if you operate a distribution facility in Puerto Rico and consistently complete sales there. You need to predict needs at least eight days before the due date if you don’t want to run out of product.

Greatest shipping to Puerto Rico

The route between Barcelona and San Juan has the longest transit time for delivering a container to Puerto Rico, taking an average of three weeks. The following biggest routes are Bilbao to San Juan and Zaragoza to San Juan, both of which take a mean of three weeks.

The quickest route to Puerto Rico

The route between Madrid and San Juan, with an average transit time of 20 days, is the quickest for shipping a container to Puerto Rico. The next quickest routes take an average of 20 days between Valencia and San Juan and 23 days between Algeciras and San Juan.

5 best ports for delivering containers to Puerto Rico

Ameritrans Freight international works at many different ports across the world, allowing you to send your container internationally. You may quickly request an estimate, check prices, and reserve your shipment using our online platform. You can get a fast price for the shipping of your goods, whether it is FCL or LCL. Don’t forget to get limitless quotes and browse the primary locations along global commerce routes.


origin Destination.
Miami San Juan
Jacksonville San Juan
Barcelona San Juan
Valencia San Juan
Philadelphia San Juan

The cost to ship a container to Puerto Rico

We offer affordable and economical rates for shipping a 20-foot FCL from the US to Puerto Rico. Just contact us to give an immediate quotation for your ocean freight shipment. Ship container to Puerto Rico is what  our clients prefer

Suppose you’re considering sending a 40-foot FCL and 40 HC container from the US to Puerto Rico. In that case, Ameritrans Freight provides you with the lowest rates for container shipping for your ocean freight shipment with more than 4 routes.

Estimated shipping rates For Container Shipping

Jacksonville fl – San Juan      From $4,351

Miami – San Juan               From $5,224

Algeciras – San Juan           From $5,708.

Barcelona – San Juan         From $7,910.

Bilbao – San Juan             From $10,639.

Car shipping using containers

Container shipping is the most well-liked for delivering a car to Puerto Rico. Driving your car overseas by the container and ocean freight is still the safest alternative because your cargo is kept enclosed throughout shipping. If you’re moving a fancy car, container shipping is the way. However, the cost is a little bit higher than RORO shipping costs.

A container is also your best bet if you wish to move abroad and export your car. There is usually enough room left within the container so that you may carry your household goods and personal items on top of your car.

Shipping household goods to Puerto Rico

We offer a few different shipping options for sending household goods to Puerto Rico. Container services consist of two parts: communicated and isolated.

When utilizing a shared service, you just pay for the volume that is shipped. Because not everyone has enough cargo to fill a 40-foot container, this strategy is frequently used.

If you’re merely relocating from a one-bedroom condo, there’s a strong chance you won’t fill your container, so there’s no use in spending more than you have to. We can complete several consolidations to each month because of our volume and expertise. As a result, you won’t have to wait too long for your purchases.

If you have a short timeline, we may supply clients with a specialized shipping container that is 20 or 40 feet long for a predetermined charge.

It is not a problem to leave your car behind. Along with your furniture/household items, clothing, and other personal belongings, we can also send your car to Puerto Rico.

LCL is an option if you don’t have enough goods to fill the container. Delivery from the US mainland to the island typically takes one week, but before the things are transported to your Puerto Rican house, you must clear them with the tax office by submitting the required paperwork.

Documentation for Household goods

Household goods are subject to an excise tax of (currently) 6.6 percent even though there are no customs duties. You must submit specific paperwork, including the EEI form, an English inventory list, a bill of lading, and an original power of attorney in order to get your household items cleared through customs.

If you submit the wrong value for new items, tax officials will look into it themselves and may find you if there is a mismatch. Therefore, be careful to list the exact amount for any new items. You should budget $5,000 or more for this service, depending on where you are located and the size of the shipment.

An affordable option to contact a logistics company to move your belongings is to pack your moving trailer or container. This could help you save thousands.

Remember that your household belongings are subject to an excise tax and must be released and returned to the owner after passing through the Puerto Rico Tax Department. Non-essential items will be subject to tax at a rate of 6.6 percent of the value reported by customers. Most of your possessions would be considered taxable commodities, including furniture, clothes, books, computer and telecom equipment, sporting goods, musical instruments, cameras, toys, electrical devices, and more.

How to ship to Puerto Rico

Booking with Ameritrans Freight international will make sending to Puerto Rico simple. We’ll quickly provide you with a shipping quote for your shipment after we know its dimensions and final destination.

Here, you may place an order and select the courier service that best matches your needs in terms of price and how quickly you need the delivery delivered. Afterward, print the customs forms and shipping labels, attach them to the cargo, and the courier will ship your items to Puerto Rico based on whether you’ve scheduled a pickup or drop-off.

By linking you with inexpensive courier services like DHL, we assist private citizens and small businesses every day in saving money on shipping.

Giving the recipient’s phone number is usually a good idea when ordering a courier online because it will make it easier to reach them if there are any problems with the arrival of your product.

Make a record of your shipments to Puerto Rico

Due to the fact that it is a personal delivery, shipping to Puerto Rico does not need to go through customs. However, a commercial invoice and electronic export information are required if the shipment’s value exceeds $2,500 US. Items entering Puerto Rico are subject to tax, so the commercial invoice will need to indicate the goods’ value and type. The appropriate tax exemption number can be used to request a tax exemption. Many shipping businesses will assist you in compiling your papers.

Customs regulations for Puerto Rico

The only distinction between shipping domestically and to Puerto Rico is the additional paperwork needed. If a single product costs more than $2,500, the U.S. Census Bureau now requires an Electronic Export Information filing unless it is exempt from federal laws. This requirement applies to all shipments to Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Automated Export System of the U.S. Census Bureau accepts online submissions from all shippers (AES). Additionally, shipments will include a conventional bill of lading listing the declared worth of the commodities and a business invoice describing the products. Before being released and sent back to the owner, items are subject to an excise charge and must go through the Puerto Rico Tax Department.

Main imports in Puerto Rico

  • Trucking equipment
  • Telecommunications equipment.
  • Motor vehicles and parts.
  • Medications

Main exports in Puerto Rico

  • Petroleum,
  • Motor vehicles,
  • Tractor parts and accessories,
  • Electronics,
  • Telecommunications equipment,
  • Medical equipment.

Main trading partners in Puerto Rico

  • The United States.
  • Mexico
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea.
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • The United Kingdom.


  1. How should cargo be shipped to Puerto Rico?

Regarding costs and delivery times, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is frequently the best and most convenient option for mailing to Puerto Rico. Why? That is because USPS treats shipments to this US territory in the same manner as it treats shipments to one of the U.S. states.

  1. To Puerto Rico, can you ship by USPS Ground?

US Postal Service Ground reaches Puerto Rico, while UPS and FedEx Ground don’t. Only one of the three major U.S. shipping companies—USPS—offers ground delivery to Puerto Rico. The others are UPS and FedEx. As a US Territory, USPS considers Puerto Rico a domestic destination.

  1. How much will it cost you to transport your possessions to Puerto Rico?

Expect to pay up to $5,000 for this service, depending on the region and the volume you are transporting. It might be expensive to have your belongings moved by a moving company; a better substitute is to pack your moving trailer or container. You might potentially save hundreds of dollars by doing this.

  1. How can I get my bulky goods to Puerto Rico?

If you need to send something heavier to Puerto Rico, UPS is the way to go because it allows goods up to 150 pounds and is less expensive than FedEx. Similarly, if you require something to be transported to Puerto Rico overnight or on the emergency next flight out, FedEx is your best option.

  1. What is the most affordable location to transport an automobile to Puerto Rico?

Given its proximity to you, Jacksonville is the most affordable port to transport your car from. After dropping off your car, you can take a direct trip to San Juan from Jacksonville International Airport.  To send your car from Jacksonville to San Juan requires you to pay about $1,200.

  1. How do I calculate the cost of shipping?

To determine the delivery cost, all you need to do is weigh the shipment. Get a shipping quote based on dimensional volume if the cargo is small yet heavy. It might be less expensive. Always use the product’s overall weight rather than the product’s weight when figuring out postage by weight.



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