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CONTAINER SHIPPING SERVICE TO GUATEMALA


If you want the best container shipping service to Guatemala, 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 Guatemala ports, including Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla. We are a reputable logistics service provider that always offers the best rates, best transit times, and the best customer service in the industry. 

Since we provide service to major ports like Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla, there’s no question that Cargomax International will properly handle your containers from the door of your supplier to your designated port. 

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/ 

 

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.

 

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

With this service provided to major ports like Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, you can be confident that Cargomax International will properly handle your project cargo from beginning to end. For more information, please register with our following online services:

 

• Online tracking 24/7 

• Online rates for all customers registered on our own platform 

• Online documentation 24/7 

• Online cargo release verification in the terminals of Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla 

 

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

We always strive to stay one step ahead of our competition. We invest in manpower not only in North America but also in Guatemala, which allows us to book your containers and follow up with our personnel in Guatemala 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 your shipping needs are important, so we are present every step of the way, from beginning to end. This is why Cargomax International invests in local offices and a dedicated presence. 

When you ship with Cargomax International, you are working with a company of dedicated professionals who strive to provide the best service. 

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

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Q&A GENERAL ASKED QUESTIONS


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SHIP A CONTAINER TO THE GUATEMALA?

From USD 800.00 to over 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 COSTOMS IN GUATEMALA?

Customs Authority in GuatemalaConsultas Aduanas – Portal SAT

CONTAINER TERMINALS IN GUATEMALA


SANTO THOMAS TERMINAL

Santo Tomas de Castilla port for Ro/Ro service, automobiles, vehicles, Ro/Ro machinery, static cargo, and OOG (out of gauge) cargo: 

 

TERMINAL IN SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA: 

Km. 294, Puerto Santo Tomas de Castilla, Izabal PBX 

 

Tel:(502) 7720-4040

Website: EMPORNAC – Empresa Portuaria Nacional Santo Tomás de Castilla (santotomasport.com.gt) 

PUERTO QUETZAL TERMINAL

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

 

TERMINAL IN PUERTO QUETZAL

APM Terminals Puerto Quetzal,
Recinto Portuario Quetzal, kilometro 102.371, Autopista a puerto San Jose, Escuintla, Guatemala.  
Guatemala, Republic of Guatemala 

 

Tel:+502 7929-2900 

Email: info@apmtquetzal.com 

BARRIOS TERMINAL

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

 

TERMINAL BARRIOS 

9na Calle, final, Las Champas 

PUERTO BARRIOS, Izabal Guatemala 

 

Tel: +502-7931-7040

Website: www.puertobarriosonline.net

DESTINATION PORTS IN GUATEMALA


Santo Tomas de Castilla port for Ro/Ro service, automobiles, vehicles, Ro/Ro machinery, static cargo, and OOG (out of gauge) cargo:

Santo Tomas de Castilla port for Ro/Ro service, automobiles, vehicles, Ro/Ro machinery, static cargo, and OOG (out of gauge) cargo: 

 

TERMINAL IN SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA: 

Km. 294, Puerto Santo Tomas de Castilla, Izabal PBX

 

Tel:(502) 7720-4040

Website: EMPORNAC – Empresa Portuaria Nacional Santo Tomás de Castilla (santotomasport.com.gt)

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

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

 

TERMINAL IN PUERTO QUETZAL

APM Terminals Puerto Quetzal,
Recinto Portuario Quetzal, kilometro 102.371, Autopista a puerto San Jose, Escuintla, Guatemala.  
Guatemala, Republic of Guatemala 

 

Tel:+502 7929-2900 

Email: info@apmtquetzal.com 

BARRIOS container terminal for static cargo, OOG (out of gauge) cargo, and container service:

9na Calle, final, Las Champas 

PUERTO BARRIOS, Izabal Guatemala 

 

Tel: +502-7931-7040

Website: www.puertobarriosonline.net

CONTAINER ROUTES TO GUATEMALA


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

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

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

CANADA ORIGIN PORT AND CITIES

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

From:   Bolton, Ontario To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Calgary, Alberta To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Chilliwack, British Columbia To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Edmonton, Alberta To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Grande Prairie, Alberta To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Lethbridge Alberta To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Montreal, Quebec To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   N. Battleford, Saskatchewan To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Toronto, Ontario To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Regina, Saskatchewan To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Truro, Nova Scotia To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Vancouver, British Columbia To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Winnipeg, Manitoba To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

LATIN AMERICAN PORTS AND CITIES

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

ARGENTINA

From: Zarate, Argentina To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Buenos Aires, Argentina To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

BRAZIL

From: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Rio Grande, Brazil To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Santos, Brazil To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Suape, Brazil To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Zarate, Brazil To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Paranagua, Brazil To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

CHILE

From: Arica, Chile To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Iquique, Chile To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   San Antonio, Chile To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Santiago, Chile To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Valparaiso, Chile To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

MEXICO

From: Altamira, Mexico To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Polotitlan, Mexico To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Mazanillo, Mexico To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Veracruz, Mexico To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Nuevo Laredo, Mexico To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

PANAMA

From: Manzanillo, Panama To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

ASIA

CHINA

From: Fujian, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Fuzhou, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Guangdong, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Hainan, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Hebei, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Hong Kong, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Jiangsu, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Liaoning, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Macau, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Shandong, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Shanghai, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Shenzhen, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Tianjin, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Zhejiang, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Xiamen, China To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

KOREA

From: Busan, Korea To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Seoul, Korea To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Pusan, Korea To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

JAPAN

From: Narita, Japan To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Tokyo, Japan To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

TAIWAN

From: Kaohsiung, Taiwan To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Keelung, Taiwan To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Taichung, Taiwan To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   Taipei, Taiwan To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

EUROPE

GREAT BRITAIN

From: Maltby, United Kingdom To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From:   London, United Kingdom To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

DEUTSCHLAND

From: Meppen, Deutschland To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

THE NETHERLANDS

From: Moerdijk, Netherlands To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

SPAIN

From: Barcelona, Spain To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From: Bilbao, Spain To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From: Ocana, Spain To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From: Madrid, Spain To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From: Valencia, Spain To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

ITALIA

From: Caorso, Italy To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From: Genoa, Italy To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From: Naples, Italy To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

FRANCE

From: Le Havre, France To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From: St. Aubin sur Gaillon, France To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

MIDDLE EAST

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

From: Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

AUSTRALIA

AUTRALIA

From: Brisbane, Australia To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
From: Geelong, Australia To: Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

Contact information

CARGOMAX INTERNATIONAL INC,

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

 

Customer services information:
Email: guatemala@cargomaxintl.com

Phone: 1-829-956-5190 Cell Phone: 1-809-440-8662

 

Pricing Email:
sales@cargomaxintl.com

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

 

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