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SHIPPING TO NICARAGUA


If you are shipping from the USA or Canada to Nicaragua, 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 NICARAGUA


RO/RO SHIPPING SERVICES TO NICARAGUA

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

Ro/Ro (Roll on/Roll off) shipping service to Nicaragua: 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 Nicaragua?

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 NICARAGUA

CONTAINER SHIPPING SERVICES TO NICARAGUA

Cargomax International offers ocean container service from the USA, Canada, China, and Europe to Nicaragua. Our services include the ports of . 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 Nicaragua?

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 NICARAGUA

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 Corinto, Sandino, San Juan del Sur, Puerto Cabezas, El Buff, and Bluefields in Nicaragua. 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 of 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 NICARAGUA

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

Similar to 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 NICARAGUA


Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, with over 50,000 square miles of incredible biodiversity bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. Nicaragua is known as the “Land of Volcanoes and Lakes” and is home to the second largest rainforest in the Americas. It is also home to six million people, who are a mix of European and indigenous descent. It is primarily an agricultural economy, with over sixty percent of its exports being cropped like coffee, bananas, cassava, cotton, and tobacco. The country’s strong trade partnership with Venezuela accounts for much of those exports, and in recent years Nicaragua has tried to diversify its offerings, introducing new crops like peanuts, sesame, onions, and melons. Mining is also a big industry sector, though it is less than 1% of the GDP. Lumber is also a valuable industry, though new restrictions are being enforced to help offset environmental impacts on the rainforest from lumber companies.

Like many countries in Central and South America, the government has a renewed interest in attracting ecotourism to the country and has made investments in that direction. Tourism is currently the second largest industry in Nicaragua.

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS TO THE NICARAGUA


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 Nicaragua or our colleagues at import-nic@cargomaxintl.com

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

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

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

import-nic@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 Nicaragua, 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 Nicaragua.  

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: Corinto, Sandino, San Juan del Sur, Puerto Cabezas, El Buff and Bluefields

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

sales@cargomaxintl.com  

Contact information

CARGOMAX INTERNATIONAL INC,

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

Customer services information:
Email: Nicaragua@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

 

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.

 

For additional info about Nicaragua’s custom regulations please contact:

CUSTOMS AUTHORITY OF NICARAGUA

Website: https://www.dga.gob.ni

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

 

For additional info about Nicaragua’s custom regulations please contact:

CUSTOMS AUTHORITY OF NICARAGUA

Website: https://www.dga.gob.ni

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.

 

For additional info about Nicaragua’s custom regulations please contact:

CUSTOMS AUTHORITY OF NICARAGUA

Website: https://www.dga.gob.ni

Container and Ro/Ro routes services


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

UNITED STATES TO NICARAGUA

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Jacksonville, Florida to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Baltimore, MD to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Newark, New Jersey to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Port Everglades, Florida to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Port Miami, Florida to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Orlando, Florida to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Port Tampa, Florida to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Houston, Texas to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

CANADA TO NICARAGUA

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Canada to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Mont-St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Bolton, Ontario, Canada to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

           

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Saskatoon, Saskatchewon, Ontario, Canada to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

ASIA TO NICARAGUA

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

from Asia to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Shanghai China to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Busan Korea to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Kaohsiung, Keelung, Taiwan to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

EUROPE TO NICARAGUA

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Europe to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Ste-Petersburg, Russia to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Hamburg, Germany to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Antwerp, Belgium to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Le Havre, France to Puerto CorintoPuerto Sandino, Bluefieldsand Puerto El Buff

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 NICARAGUA


 

Nicaragua has eight ports located on both coasts, however, only six are big enough to qualify as seaports. On the Pacific side are Corinto, Sandino, and San Juan del Sur. On the Caribbean side, you’ll find Puerto Cabezas, El Buff, and Bluefields.

Puerto Corinto

Located on the Pacific side of Nicaragua, Puerto Corinto is the largest, busiest seaport in Nicaragua. It is the only Pacific port for import and export shipments, the only Nicaraguan container port, and has a railroad terminus. The container terminal can handle bulk, liquid, and large shipments like cars.

Puerto Sandino

This small surfing town has remained a major port because of its crude oil supply line. It is connected to the capital city of Managua by highway, and is roughly 70km away. Cargo at Sandino is unloaded using barges, and there is a berth for solid cargo and one for liquid cargo.

Bluefields

The capital of the South Caribbean Autonomous Zone, Bluefields is the primary Caribbean-side port, exporting hardwood and seafood like shrimp and lobster. The small city only recently was connected to the west coast with a highway and transportation is very limited.

Puerto El Buff:

Located in Bluefields Bay, El Buff has very limited cargo capacity, and primarily functions as a Caribbean base for commercial fishing vessels.

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS IN NICARAGUA


Managua International Airport / Augusto C. Sandino International airport

While there are over 100 airports in Nicaragua, the airport in Managua, the capital city, is the largest, and the only one that handles international destinations and cargo shipments. Augusto C. Sandino International airport, also known as Managua International Airport, handles three cargo lines, with four international destinations including Miami, Panama, Bogota, and San Salvador. The airport also services 11 passenger airlines, with several American destinations.

COUNTRIES THAT HAVE TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH THE NICARAGUA


Nicaragua has free trade agreements with several countries 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
Mexico
Taiwan
DR-CAFTA
Panama
Chile
Dominican Republic
United States
South Korea 

 

 

PREFERENTIAL TRADE AGREEMENTS 

Columbia
Venezuela 

PROJECT CARGO

ROAD TRANSPORTATION

AIR TRANSPORTATION

CARGO INSURANCE COORDINATION

Nicaragua City
Nicaragua City
Nicaragua Monkey
Nicaragua Coffee

Certifications & Associations