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SHIPPING TO HONDURAS


If you are shipping anything from the USA or Canada to Honduras, Cargomax International has the best service, the best transit times, and the best rates. We have offices in North America to assist you in real time, no matter what you need.

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 Ameri-ca.
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 HONDURAS


RO/RO SHIPPING SERVICES TO HONDURAS

Ro/Ro (Roll on/Roll off) shipping service to Honduras:

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 Honduras?

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 HONDURAS

CONTAINER SHIPPING SERVICES TO Honduras 

Cargomax International offers ocean container service from the USA, Canada, China, and Europe to Honduras. Our services include the ports of Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla and Puerto de San Lorenzo 

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 Honduras? 

 

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 HONDURAS

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 Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo 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 HONDURAS

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

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 HONDURAS


Honduras is a small country in Central America bordered by Guatemala in the north, El Salvador in the west, and Nicaragua in the south. However, despite these many borders, Honduras has both Pacific coastline and Carribean coastline. A central part of the Mayan empire, the first recorded contact between Europeans and Mayans occurred in 1502 when Christopher Columbus landed on the Bay Islands off the Honduran coast. The Republic of Honduras gained independence from Spain in 1821. The primary language of Honduras is Spanish, and 90% of the local population is Mestizo, descended from both European and indigenous ancestry.

The Honduran economy is primarily based in small agriculture, with some small manufacturing and a growing textiles industry. Honduras is rich in natural resources, however, including timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, coal, and hydropower. The main agricultural industries are bananas, sugar cane, coffee, citrus, beef, and shrimp. Primary exports include apparel, coffee, shrimp, auto parts, cigars, bananas, gold, palm oil, fruit, lobster, lumber. Because of its dependence on agriculture, this small country is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters such as hurricanes. In many ways, the country is still recovering from the total destruction of 1998’s Hurricane Mitch. But of all the Central American countries, Honduras has managed to carry an impressive economic growth rate for several years. Their primary trade partners are the U.S., Germany, Belgium, Mexico, China, and their Central American neighbors.

Despite this growth rate, Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Central America, with over 60% of its population living below the poverty line. Security for foreigners in the country remains a concern for many companies. However, thanks to investment from foreign initiatives and a nationwide push to level inequality and reduce poverty, violent crime numbers are dropping.

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS TO THE HONDURAS


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 Honduras or our colleagues at import-hnd@cargomaxintl.com

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

Please verify with import-hnd@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-hnd@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-hnd@cargomaxintl.com prior to importation.

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

import-hnd@cargomaxintl.com

Q&A General Question :

CAN I SEND A CAR TO THE HONDURAS?

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

CAN I SEND A TRUCK TO THE HONDURAS?

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

CAN I SEND MACHINERY TO THE HONDURAS?

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 Honduras, 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 Honduras.  

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 Honduras, please feel free to contact us at:

sales@cargomaxintl.com  

Contact information

CARGOMAX INTERNATIONAL INC,
Panama customer service center

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

Customer services information:
Email: Honduras@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 authority of Honduras 

Website: https://www.aduanas.gob.hn/regimen-del-viajero-2/ 

DONATION CARGO

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

For Organizations: RNC Number (Registro Nacional de Contribuyentes)

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

• Original bill of lading freighted.

• List of donated cargo with its value

• Weight of merchandise

 

Customs authority of Honduras 

Website: https://www.aduanas.gob.hn/regimen-del-viajero-2/ 

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 authority of Honduras 

Website: https://www.aduanas.gob.hn/regimen-del-viajero-2/ 

Container and Ro/Ro routes services


Cargomax International guarantees these negotiated rates to most Honduras ports and airports from the following list of countries:

UNITED STATES TO HONDURAS

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Jacksonville, Florida to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Baltimore, MD to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Newark, New Jersey to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Port Everglades, Florida to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Port Miami, Florida to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Orlando, Florida to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Port Tampa, Florida to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Houston, Texas to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

CANADA TO HONDURAS

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Canada to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Mont-St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Bolton, Ontario, Canada to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

           

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Saskatoon, Saskatchewon, Ontario, Canada to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

ASIA TO HONDURAS

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

from Asia to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Shanghai China to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Busan Korea to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Kaohsiung, Keelung, Taiwan to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

EUROPE TO HONDURAS

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Europe to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Ste-Petersburg, Russia to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Hamburg, Germany to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Antwerp, Belgium to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Le Havre, France to Puerto Cortes, Puerto Castilla, Puerto de San Lorenzo

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 HONDURAS


 

Honduras has 6 ports located on both coasts: Puerto Coxen Hole, Puerto de La Ceiba, Puerto Castilla, Puerto Cortes, Puerto de San Lorenzo, and Puerto Tela.

Most of these seaports are small and not suited for international shipping. Puerto Cortes is the only deep-water port in Central America and is the main hub for international shipping and containers. However, Puerto Castilla and Puerto de San Lorenzo both have storage capacity. San Lorenzo is also the only Pacific-facing port in the country.

Puerto Cortes

Located on the Northern Caribbean coast of the country, Puerto Cortes is the largest seaport in Central America and the 36th largest in the world. Because it is close to US ports in the Gulf, Puerto Cortes is part of the US Container Security Initiative.

Puerto Castilla

This port is located on the south side of the peninsula that shelters Trujillo Bar. It was founded as a shipping site for United Fruit at the turn of the century, and the small village port is now used primarily as a container terminal for Dole Fruit. There is also a small Honduran naval base.

Puerto de San Lorenzo

Located on Laguna de San Lorenzo and sometimes referred to as Puerto de Henecan, San Lorenzo is the only Pacific-facing port in Honduras. It can accommodate limited containers, and has road only access.

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS IN HONDURAS


International Cargo airports in Honduras

There are many airports in Honduras, but only four that can accommodate international travel and cargo. Of these, Toncontin and Ramon Villeda Morales are the biggest, and handle the most shipping to and from the US and Canada.

Golosón International Airport

Located on the westside of La Ceiba, the third largest city in Honduras, Goloson is served by 4 domestic Honduran airlines and one international line, Cayman Airways.

Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport

Located on the island of Roatan, about 30 miles off the cost of Honduras, the international airport of Coxen Hole is served by three domestic Honduran airlines and 11 international airlines.

Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport

Also known as La Mesa International, Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport is located 7 miles south of San Pedro Sula, and is the largest, busiest airport in Honduras. It handles over 150 international and domestic airlines.

Toncontín International Airport

Located 6 miles south of the capital city of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Toncontin International Airport is notorious for being a dangerous runway approach. However, improvements to the facility have increased safety, and the airport is the second busiest in Honduras, and served by 9 domestic and international airlines.

COUNTRIES THAT HAVE TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH THE HONDURAS


Honduras currently has 10 free trade agreements. 

FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

 Peru
Canada
Central America – European Union
Central America – Mexico
Northern Triangle – Columbia
Taiwan (Republic of China)
DR-CAFTA
Central America – Panama
Central America – Chile
Central America – Dominican Republic

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ROAD TRANSPORTATION

AIR TRANSPORTATION

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