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SHIPPING TO GUATEMALA


If you are shipping to Guatemala, Cargomax International has the best service, the best transit times, and the best rates from the USA and Canada. We have offices in North America to assist you with all of your needs in real time.

With our online tools for pricing, booking, tracking, and documentation, we can assure the best service in the logistics industry.

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 con-duct 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 specif-ic 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 ser-vices, as well as the Council of Ministers of Economic Integration. It constitutes a firm step to-wards strengthening Central American economic integration.

 

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

SHIPPING SERVICES TO GUATEMALA


RO/RO SHIPPING SERVICES TO GUATEMALA

Ro/Ro (Roll on/Roll off) shipping service to Guatemala

Ro/Ro (Roll on/Roll off) shipping service to Guatemala: For transporting automobiles, cars, vehicles, buses, ambulances, fire trucks, tractor trucks, all other types of trucks, trailers, machinery, and much more, this is the most secure way of shipping via ocean transportation. Why? Because RO/RO carrier vessels have special inclines (ramps) constructed to enable vehicles to be loaded on and off the vessel using the vehicle’s own power. This is the safest, easiest, and most convenient way to transport drivable vehicles across continents.

How much does it cost to send a vehicle to Guatemala?

Between USD 350 and USD 1500 depending on the type, size, weight, and location of the vehicle being shipped. Cargomax handles small automobiles, high and heavy equipment such as trucks, truck and trailer combinations, bulldozers, excavators, mining equipment, and everything in between.

CONTAINER SHIPPING SERVICES TO GUATEMALA

CONTAINER SHIPPING SERVICES TO GUATEMALA

Cargomax International offers ocean container service from the USA, Canada, China, and Europe to Guatemala. Our services include the ports of Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla.

This service is offered on cellular vessels and involves direct sailing from the East Coast of the United States and service with transshipment from China, Europe, and Canada. Our services are offered from major ports with the standard equipment types, such as 20’ STD Dry, 40’ STD Dry, 40 HC Dry, 45’ STD Dry, 20’ FL Dry, 40’ FL Dry, 20’ OT Dry, 40’ OT Dry, 20’ RF, 40’ RF, and 40’ RFH containers.

How much does it cost to ship a container to Guatemala?

Between USD 800 and USD 4000, depending on the port of origin and service required, such as equipment types—20’, 40’, 40 HC, 45’, 20’ FL, 40’ FL, 20’ OT, 40’ OT, 20’ RF, 40’ RF containers.

LO/LO LIFT ON/ LIFT OFF SHIPPING SERVICES TO GUATEMALA

Cargomax International offers Lo/Lo services on breakbulk vessels for your project cargo from most ports on the East Coast of the USA and Canada to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, Santo Tomas de Castilla in Guatemala. Ports in China and Europe are also available. This service is provided on regular call from the US East Coast and on inducement from other origins.

How much does it cost to send cargo using Lo/Lo (lift on/lift off) services?

LoLo service can be tricky because everything is determined by the size of the cargo and the lifting points. The weight of the cargo must be well distributed when lifting onto and off the vessel.

For this service, there are many factors to consider, although the price will likely be 3000.00 or more, depending on the different factors involved.

OOG (OUT OF GAUGE CARGO) SHIPPING SERVICES TO GUATEMALA

How much it cost to ship cargo with OOG service to Guatemala?

Like Lo/Lo, this service is determined by the size of cargo, dimensions, and lifting points. The weight of the cargo must be well distributed, but instead of being lifted on/off the vessel, the cargo will be secured on a 20’, 40’, or 45’ Flat Rack container or 60’ 90’ Mafi equipment. Cargo will be secured by blocking and bracing with straps and chains. The cost of this service could be 3000.00 or more.

ABOUT GUATEMALA


Guatemala has always had a significant advantage when it comes to commerce and shipping. Since the early 16th century, when the Spanish moved goods and gold across the isthmus, Guatemala has represented the closest point between two vast ocean trade empires. Recently, the country completed the Guatemala Canal Expansion Project, which more than doubled the waterway capacity of this important route. While Guatemala itself has traditionally relied heavily on imported goods from around the world, in the last twenty years the country has experienced its own economic growth, with fisheries, bananas, coffee, and sugarcane being the most popular exports.

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS TO THE GUATEMALA


DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLES

    • • Bill of Sale or Commercial Invoice (signed by notary from the same state)
      • Original Bill of Lading
      • Original Title Registration of the unit (made to the consigne)

INFORMATION REQUIRED ON COMMERCIAL DOCUMENTATION

• Véhicule Make
• Véhicule Model
• Color of véhicle
• Year of véhicle Manufacture
• Engine CC
• Serial or Vin Number
• Actual weight
• Number of Axles for high and Heavy Commodities

YEAR OF MANIFACTURE RESTRICTIONS FOR IMPORT

Automobiles:

2015 = Until June 30th, 2021. 
2016 = July 1st , 2021 to June 30th, 2022. 
2017 = July 1st , 2021 to June 30tth, 2022. 

Tractor Heads

• 2005 = Until June 30th2021
200= July 1st, 2021 to June 30th, 2022.
• 2007 = July 1st, 2021 to June 30th, 2022. 

Any other type of truck that has no restriction must be verified with a Customs Broker in Guatemala or our colleagues at import-gtm@cargomaxintl.com

• Trailers: There are no years of manufacture restrictions for these commodities.

Please verify with Import-gtm@cargomaxintl.com prior to importation.

• Specialized Trucks: There are no years of manufacture restrictions for these commodities, but they must be proven to have the proper specialized features that make them specialized trucks.

Please verify with Import-gtm@cargomaxintl.com prior to importation.

• Yellow Equipment Construction for Specialized Machinery such as Caterpillar, John Deer, Volvo CE, Komatsu, International, XCMG, Sany, Liebherr, Doosan, Zoomlion. There are no years of manufacture restrictions for these commodities.

Please verify with Import-gtm@cargomaxintl.com prior to importation.

For additional information regarding Customs formalities, please feel free to contact:

Import-gtm@cargomaxintl.com

Q&A General Question :

CAN I SEND A CAR TO THE GUATEMALA?

Yes, but you must make sure customs regulations are respected.

CAN I SEND A TRUCK TO THE GUATEMALA?

Yes, but you must make sure customs regulations are respected.

CAN I SEND MACHINERY TO THE GUATEMALA?

Yes, but you must make sure customs regulations are respected.

RORO SHIPPING SERVICE BY ORIGIN TERMINALS AND PORTS


For shipping vehicles, cars, trucks, trailers, container chassis, buses, construction equipment, oilfield equipment, mining equipment, or machinery, we offer Ro/Ro shipping services from various cities in Canada and the U.S. to Guatemala, with our combined bonded driver service from most Canadian and U.S. cities to most ports in the East and Gulf coasts of the United States.

Find below a list of Ro/Ro Shipping Service origin hub terminals servicing from the U.S. and Canada origins to Guatemala.

Ro/Ro services and OOG services come from the following city terminals and Ports of Loading:

· Baltimore, Maryland

· Brooklyn, New York
· Brunswick, Georgia
· Calgary, Alberta
· Charleston, South Carolina
· Edmonton, Alberta
· Port Everglades, Florida
· Galveston, Texas
· Halifax, Nova Scotia
· Houston, Texas
· Jacksonville, Florida
· Montreal, Quebec
· Miami, Florida
· Newark, New Jersey
· Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
· Savannah, Georgia
· Tampa, Florida
· Toronto, Canada

Destinations:

For transportation rates into Guatemala, please feel free to contact us at:

sales@cargomaxintl.com  

Contact information

CARGOMAX INTERNATIONAL INC,
Guatemala

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

Customer services information:
Email: Guatemala@cargomaxintl.com
Phone:*

Pricing Email:
sales@cargomaxintl.com

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

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPORT SHIPMENTS


 

COMMERCIAL CARGO

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

For Organizations: RNC Number (Registro Nacional de Contribuyentes)

For Citizens: Cedula Number (Cedula de Identificacion Nacional)

• Original bill of lading freighted.

• Commercial invoice/Bill of sale

• Original vehicle titles registrations (for vehicles only)

• Packing list

• Weight of merchandise (gross weight, net weight per package)

• Certificate of origin

• Sanitary or Phytosanitary Certificates: Perishable and food products require an agriculture document stamped by a food inspection agency control from the country of origin.

 

Customs Autority in Guatemala

Website: https://portal.sat.gob.gt/portal/consultas-aduanas/

DONATION CARGO

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

For Organizations: RNC Number (National Taxpayers Registry)

For Citizens: The Cedula Number (National Identification Card)

• Original bill of lading freighted.

• List of donated cargo with its value

• Weight of merchandise

 

Customs Autority in Guatemala

Website: https://portal.sat.gob.gt/portal/consultas-aduanas/

PERSONAL EFFECTS AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

For Citizens: The Cedula Number (Cedula de Identificacion Nacional)

• Original bill of lading freighted.

• List of household goods and personal effects with the value of each item.

• Weight of merchandise (gross weight, net weight per package)

• Contract signed with the logistic company.

You must make sure to comply with all authorized quantities limitations and items to be imported under personal effect and household goods.

 

Customs Autority in Guatemala

Website: https://portal.sat.gob.gt/portal/consultas-aduanas/

Container and Ro/Ro routes services


UNITED STATES TO GUATEMALA

Some of these routes may include (Road, Rail and Ocean combined transportation)

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Jacksonville, Florida to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Baltimore, MD to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Newark, New Jersey to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Port Everglades, Florida to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Port Miami, Florida to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Orlando, Florida to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Port Tampa, Florida to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Houston, Texas to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

CANADA TO GUATEMALA

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Canada to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Mont-St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Bolton, Ontario, Canada to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

           

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Saskatoon, Saskatchewon, Ontario, Canada to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

ASIA TO GUATEMALA

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

from Asia to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Shanghai China to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Busan Korea to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Kaohsiung, Keelung, Taiwan to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

EUROPE TO GUATEMALA

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Europe to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Ste-Petersburg, Russia to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Hamburg, Germany to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Antwerp, Belgium to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Le Havre, France to Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Barrios, and Santo Tomas de Castilla

List of Containers and Details


20’STD (standard dry container)


dry cargo, truck parts, machinery parts, trailer parts, construction material, automotive parts and accessories, hospital equipment, dry food products, steel metal, paint, automobiles, vehicles, personal effects, pharmaceutical equipment, laboratory equipment, medical equipment, aircraft parts, engine parts and turbines.

40’STD (standard dry container)


Dry cargo, truck parts, machinery parts, trailer parts, construction material, automotive parts and accessories, hospital equipment, dry food products, steel metal, paint, automobiles, vehicles, personal effects, pharmaceutical equipment, laboratory equipment, medical equipment, aircraft parts, engine parts and turbines.

40’HC (High Cube dry container)


dry cargo, truck parts, machinery parts, trailer parts, construction material, automotive parts and accessories, hospital equipment, dry food products, steel metal, paint, automobiles, vehicles, personal effects, pharmaceutical equipment, laboratory equipment, medical equipment, aircraft parts, engine parts and turbines.

45’HC (High Cube dry container)


dry cargo, truck parts, machinery parts, trailer parts, construction material, automotive parts and accessories, hospital equipment, dry food products, steel metal, paint, automobiles, vehicles, personal effects, pharmaceutical equipment, laboratory equipment, medical equipment, aircraft parts, engine parts and turbines.

40’OT (Open Top dry container)


dry cargo, truck parts, machinery parts, trailer parts, construction material, automotive parts and accessories, hospital equipment, dry food products, steel metal, paint, automobiles, vehicles, personal effects, pharmaceutical equipment, laboratory equipment, medical equipment, aircraft parts, engine parts and turbines.

20’FR (Flat Rack dry container)


dry cargo, truck parts, machinery parts, trailer parts, construction material, automotive parts and accessories, hospital equipment, dry food products, steel metal, paint, automobiles, vehicles, personal effects, pharmaceutical equipment, laboratory equipment, medical equipment, aircraft parts, engine parts and turbines.

40’FR (Flat Rack dry container)


dry cargo, truck parts, machinery parts, trailer parts, construction material, automotive parts and accessories, hospital equipment, dry food products, steel metal, paint, automobiles, vehicles, personal effects, pharmaceutical equipment, laboratory equipment, medical equipment, aircraft parts, engine parts and turbines.

20’RF (Reefer container/temperature control)


dry cargo, truck parts, machinery parts, trailer parts, construction material, automotive parts and accessories, hospital equipment, dry food products, steel metal, paint, automobiles, vehicles, personal effects, pharmaceutical equipment, laboratory equipment, medical equipment, aircraft parts, engine parts and turbines.

40’RF (Reefer container/temperature control)


dry cargo, truck parts, machinery parts, trailer parts, construction material, automotive parts and accessories, hospital equipment, dry food products, steel metal, paint, automobiles, vehicles, personal effects, pharmaceutical equipment, laboratory equipment, medical equipment, aircraft parts, engine parts and turbines.

INTERNATIONAL SEAPORTS IN GUATEMALA


Puerto Quetzal

Located on the Pacific side of Guatemala, Puerto Quetzal is the largest Pacific seaport and a key location thanks to its proximity to the Panama Canal. It is 100km from Guatemala City. It is also a popular spot for cruise docking.

Port Quetzal is a huge sugar export location and is the most efficient sugar loading terminal in Central America. It also contains a liquefied gas terminal, a coal terminal, and a cruise ship terminal.

Puerto Barrios

Located on the Atlantic side of Guatemala, Puerto Barrios is the older and smaller of the two Atlantic ports. It was the main Atlantic port until 1976 when heavy earthquake damage destroyed the town and the port of Santo Tomas de Castilla was built. Since then, it has been rebuilt as a modern industrial port. Originally built by the United Fruit Company, it is 295km from Guatemala City. Built to be a railroad terminal that would help connect the country with American trade, it is still an important hub for fruit and vegetable exports, including Chiquita, Dole, and Del Monte.

Santo Tomas de Castilla

This is the largest Atlantic port in Guatemala, located 295km from the capital and connected by highway and railroad. Built in 1976 after an earthquake destroyed most of nearby Puerto Barrios, this modern facility not only handles cargo but is the main docking point for cruise ships visiting Mayan ruins in the area. Over 5 million tons of products and goods go through the port every year. It has terminals for liquid bulk, general cargo, containers, and cruise ships.

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS IN GUATEMALA


La Aurora International Airport

Located in the capital city Guatemala City, La Aurora is the main airport in the country, and the fourth busiest in Central America. It has undergone several modern renovations since 2007, with new gates and capacity added. It services 20 passenger airlines with 24 destinations and 15 cargo airlines with 14 destinations.

Maya Mundo International Airport

This is the second main airport of the country, located in the northern quadrant in the city of Flores, Guatemala. Despite being smaller than La Aurora, it is still one of the busiest airports in Central America, with most passengers coming to visit tourist destinations in the North. It currently services only 5 airlines, flying to Guatemala City and Belize.

COUNTRIES THAT HAVE TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH THE GUATEMALA


Guatemala has free trade agreements with several companies and is an active trade partner in the Central American Region. It is a member of the World Trade Organization and the CACM.

FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

European Union
United States
Mexico
Columbia
Taiwan
Dominican Republic
Panama
Chile
PREFERENTIAL TRADE AGREEMENTS
Ecuador
Belize
Venezuela
AGREEMENTS FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENTS:
Argentina
Austria
Belgium
Cuba
Chile
Finland
France
Germany
Israel
Italy
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Netherlands
Czech Republic
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey

PROJECT CARGO

ROAD TRANSPORTATION

AIR TRANSPORTATION

CARGO INSURANCE COORDINATION

Guatemala city
Guatemala coffee
Guatemala temple

Certifications & Associations