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CONTAINER SHIPPING SERVICE TO COSTA RICA

If you want the best container shipping service to Costa Rica, Cargomax International is your ideal logistics partner. Many importers consider Cargomax to be the top logistics service provider when it comes to container shipping. We have the best prices from the United States and Canada to major Costa Rican ports, including Puerto Limon,Terminal Limón, Terminal Moin APM Terminals, and Puerto Caldera. We are a reputable logistics service provider, offering best transit times and the best customer service in the industry. 

Since we provide service to major ports like Puerto Limon (Terminal Limón, Terminal Moin APM Terminals) and Puerto Caldera, you can be rest assured that Cargomax International will properly handle your containers from the door of your supplier to their designated port. 

We provide an inventory of all sizes of containers, from 20’ standard, 40’ STD DRY standard or High Cube, 45’ STD DRY standard or High Cube, 20’ REF reefer, 40’ REF reefer, 20’ OT open top, 40’ OT open top, 20’ FL Flat Rack, 40’ FL Flat Rack, 20’ TK ISO Tanktainer, 40’ TK ISO Tanktainer. 

Cargomax International also coordinates with help from its agents for the land shipment of goods between various Central American countries.  

The following countries are the ones in the agreement:  

 

Nicaragua  

Costa Rica  

Honduras  

El Salvador  

Guatemala   

Panama 

 

Goods of all types, including trucks, vehicles, machinery, and construction equipment can be moved from one country to another without taxes until the item arrives at its final destination.  

 

Single Central American Declaration (DUCA) 

The Central American Single Declaration (DUCA) unites the three main customs declarations that protect trading between Central American countries. 

The DUCA integrates the Central American Single Customs Form (FAUCA), which is used to conduct intra-regional trade of originating merchandise. Commonly known as DUT, the Declaration for International Land Customs Transit, is used for the international land transit of goods in Central America. Finally, the Goods Declaration, which is called DUA or DM, is used for trade with specific countries outside the region. 

 

The DUCA has three modalities: 

The DUCA-F must be used to trade merchandise that originated in Central American. 

The DUCA-D must be used for the import or export of goods with countries outside Central America. 

The DUCA-T must be used for the transfer of goods under the international land transit regime. 

 

The application of the DUCA entered into force in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama as of May 7, 2019. 

 

This is a trade facilitation measure, which is the result of the efforts of the region’s customs services, as well as the Council of Ministers of Economic Integration. It constitutes a firm step towards strengthening Central American economic integration. 

 

For more information visit: https://www.sieca.int/index.php/plataformas-electronicas/servicios-en-linea/declaracion-unica-centroamericana/ 

 

Contact us via email, telephone, or WhatsApp for container shipping to the Costa Rica:

 

Pricing:  sales@cargomaxintl.com

Booking and documentation: roro@cargomaxintl.com

• North America: 1-800-535-6385 (Headquarters)

Israel Turgeon +1(514) 809-6007
Matias Simich +1(514) 927-6289

Our registered customers can also access our 24/7 online service:

• Online tracking 24/7
• Online rates for all customers registered in our own platform.
• Online documentation 24/7
Online cargo release verification in the terminals of Puerto Limon, Terminal Limón, Terminal Moin APM Terminals, Puerto Caldera 24/7

 

Since 2001, our corporation has made container shipping our specialty. Cargomax International has been specializing in the transportation of all types of containers for over 20 years.  

We are always a step or two ahead of our competition. We invest in manpower in both North America and Costa Rica, which allows us to book your containers and follow up with our personnel in Costa Rica until your goods are in your possession.  

Why do we do this?  

It’s because we know how important your cargo is to you. We understand that it puts you at ease to have us present every step of the way from beginning to end. Cargomax International invests in local offices and a dedicated presence. This is why when you ship with Cargomax International, you are working with a company of dedicated professionals that provide responsible service.  

If you are an existing importer, do not hesitate to give us a try; you will not be disappointed.  

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SHIP A CONTAINER TO THE COSTA RICA?

From USD 800.00 to USD 4000.00, depending on the city, port, and country you are shipping from. The price can also depend on the seasons and special circumstances. During 2020, containers from Asia skyrocketed in price due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the demand for Chinese products increased and steamship carriers were not able to fulfill the demand. As a consequence, we saw an increase in the cost of a container loading in China from approximately USD 2800 to as high as USD 13000 per 40’ container, between two and four times the regular price. The rise in prices of petroleum and fossil fuels has also played a huge role in the increase of all types of transportation.

WHAT IS AN OCEAN CONTAINER DRY BOX?

Containers are 20’, 40’, and 45’ boxes with all sides made of steel and a wooden floor. The wooden floor is used to properly block and brace the merchandise by using wood, chains, and cables with nails or screws driven into the floor. All of these containers are stowed and stacked onto each other in the form of blocks by interconnecting them using twist-locks. The twist-locks are inserted into each of the four corner castings. The corner castings are made of extended holes where the lug of the twist-lock secures itself. This is how containers are transported worldwide on cellular vessels.

WHAT IS A CELLULAR OCEAN VESSEL?

The cellular vessel is a type of ocean carrier that’s fully specialized in container transportation. Around the world, there are approximately 5,220 ocean cellular vessels at the service of the container transportation industry. Today, the biggest vessel can transport 21,413 TEUs, which is the equivalent of twenty-one 413 X 20’ containers or ten 706 X 40’ containers, with a maximum of 191,317 metric tons in weight.

WHAT IS A TEU?

A Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (TEU)  is a unit of measure used by steamship carriers; 20’ containers are measured as 1 TEU while a 40’ container is measured as 2 TEUs. 

WHAT IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CUSTOMS IN COSTA RICA?

CONTAINER TERMINALS IN COSTA RICA


PUERTO LIMON TERMINAL

Puerto Limon port for Ro/Ro service, automobiles, vehicles, Ro/Ro machinery, static cargo, and OOG (out of gauge) cargo and containerized cargo:  

 

TERMINAL IN PUERTO LIMON 

JAPDEVA Junta de Administración 

Portuaria y de Desarrollo Económica 

de la Vertiente AtlánticaEVA 

San José, Avenida 9 Calle 0 y 2 

Limón,  Costado Sur del Parque Vargas 

 

Tel: 2798-3417  /  Tel. 2233-1151 

Tel: 506-795-4747 

Website: http://www.japdeva.go.cr/  

PUERTO CALDERA TERMINAL

Puerto Caldera port for Ro/Ro service, automobiles, vehicles, Ro/Ro machinery, static cargo, and OOG (out of gauge) cargo:  

 

TERMINAL IN PUERTO CALDERA 

CALDERA, PUNTA ARENAS  

 

Tel: 2798-3417  /  Tel. 2233-1151 

Tel: 506-795-4747 

Website: http://www.japdeva.go.cr 

MOIN AMP TERMINAL

Container terminal for static cargo, OOG (out of gauge) cargo, and other container services:

 

TERMINAL MOIN AMP TERMINAL 

Roble Corporate Center, Escazú. Contiguo a Hotel Intercontinental, Piso 3 

Costa Rica

 

Tel: +506 25206501 

 

Customer Service:
Email:TCM.ServicioalCliente@apmterminals.com 

 

Commercial Team:
Email: departamento.comercial@apmterminals.com 

 

Human Resources:
Email: reclutamientocr@apmterminals.com 

 

Procurement:
Email:Procurement.costarica@apmterminals.com 

DESTINATION PORTS IN THE COSTA RICA


Puerto Limon port for Ro/Ro service, automobiles, vehicles, Ro/Ro machinery, static cargo, and OOG (out of gauge) cargo and containerized cargo:

TERMINAL IN PUERTO LIMON 

JAPDEVA Junta de Administración 

Portuaria y de Desarrollo Económica 

de la Vertiente AtlánticaEVA 

San José, Avenida 9 Calle 0 y 2 

Limón,  Costado Sur del Parque Vargas 

 

Tel: 2798-3417  /  Tel. 2233-1151 

Tel: 506-795-4747 

Website: http://www.japdeva.go.cr/  

Puerto Caldera port for Ro/Ro service, automobiles, vehicles, Ro/Ro machinery, static cargo, and OOG (out of gauge) cargo:

TERMINAL IN PUERTO CALDERA 

CALDERA, PUNTA ARENAS  

 

Tel: 2798-3417  /  Tel. 2233-1151 

Tel: 506-795-4747 

Website: http://www.japdeva.go.cr

Moin AMP Container terminal for static cargo, OOG (out of gauge) cargo, and other container services:

TERMINAL MOIN AMP TERMINAL 

Roble Corporate Center, Escazú. Contiguo a Hotel Intercontinental, Piso 3 

Costa Rica

 

Tel: +506 25206501

Customer Service
Email:TCM.ServicioalCliente@apmterminals.com 

 

Commercial Team
Email: departamento.comercial@apmterminals.com 

 

Human Resources
Email: reclutamientocr@apmterminals.com 

 

Procurement
Email:Procurement.costarica@apmterminals.com 

CONTAINER ROUTES TO COSTA RICA


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

Some of these routes may include road, rail, and ocean combined transportation

From:   Atlanta, GA To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Baltimore, MD To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Chehalis, WA To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Chicago, IL To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Columbus, OH To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Denver, CO To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Dixon, IL To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Everglades, FL To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Fort Worth, TX L To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Houston, TX To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Jacksonville, FL To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Kansas City, MO To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Kiefer, OK To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Las Vegas, NV To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Los Angeles, CA To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Medford, MN To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Miami, FL To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Minneapolis, MN To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Nashville, TN To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Newark, NJ To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  North East, MD To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  North Franklin, CT To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Orlando, FL To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Phoenix, AZ To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Pittsburgh, PA To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Sacramento, CA To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Salt Lake City, UT To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Tampa, FL To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Tipton, CA To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:  Wasilla, AK To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

CANADA ORIGIN PORT AND CITIES

Some of these routes may include road, rail, and ocean combined transportation

From:   Bolton, Ontario To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Calgary, Alberta To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Chilliwack, British Columbia To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Edmonton, Alberta To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Grande Prairie, Alberta To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Lethbridge Alberta To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Montreal, Quebec To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   N. Battleford, Saskatchewan To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Toronto, Ontario To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Regina, Saskatchewan To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Truro, Nova Scotia To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Vancouver, British Columbia To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Winnipeg, Manitoba To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

LATIN AMERICAN PORTS AND CITIES

Some of these routes may include road, rail, and ocean combined transportation

ARGENTINA

From: Zarate, Argentina To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Buenos Aires, Argentina To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

BRAZIL

From: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Rio Grande, Brazil To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Santos, Brazil To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Suape, Brazil To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Zarate, Brazil To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Paranagua, Brazil To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

CHILE

From: Arica, Chile To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Iquique, Chile To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   San Antonio, Chile To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Santiago, Chile To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Valparaiso, Chile To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

MEXICO

From: Altamira, Mexico To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Polotitlan, Mexico To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Mazanillo, Mexico To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Veracruz, Mexico To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Nuevo Laredo, Mexico To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

PANAMA

From: Manzanillo, Panama To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

ASIA

CHINA

From: Fujian, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Fuzhou, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Guangdong, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Hainan, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Hebei, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Hong Kong, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Jiangsu, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Liaoning, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Macau, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Shandong, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Shanghai, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Shenzhen, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Tianjin, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Zhejiang, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Xiamen, China To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

KOREA

From: Busan, Korea To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Seoul, Korea To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Pusan, Korea To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

JAPAN

From: Narita, Japan To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Tokyo, Japan To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

TAIWAN

From: Kaohsiung, Taiwan To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Keelung, Taiwan To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Taichung, Taiwan To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   Taipei, Taiwan To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

EUROPE

GREAT BRITAIN

From: Maltby, United Kingdom To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From:   London, United Kingdom To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

DEUTSCHLAND

From: Meppen, Deutschland To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

THE NETHERLANDS

From: Moerdijk, Netherlands To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

SPAIN

From: Barcelona, Spain To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From: Bilbao, Spain To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From: Ocana, Spain To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From: Madrid, Spain To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From: Valencia, Spain To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

ITALIA

From: Caorso, Italy To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From: Genoa, Italy To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From: Naples, Italy To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

FRANCE

From: Le Havre, France To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From: St. Aubin sur Gaillon, France To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

MIDDLE EAST

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

From: Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

AUSTRALIA

AUTRALIA

From: Brisbane, Australia To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica
From: Geelong, Australia To: Puerto Limon, Limón, Caldera, MoínCosta Rica

Contact information

CARGOMAX INTERNATIONAL INC,

 

Customs formalities information :
Email: Import-cr@cargomaxintl.com

 

Customer services information:
Email: costaricacargomaxintl.com
Phone: 1-829-956-5190 Cell Phone: 1-809-440-866

Pricing Email:
sales@cargomaxintl.com

Israel Turgeon +1(514) 809-6007
Matias Simich +1(514) 927-6289

 

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