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SHIPPING TO PANAMA


If you are shipping large cargo to Panama, Cargomax International is the best option available. We offer the best service, best transit times, and the best rates of any shipping company in the USA or Canada. We have offices in North America and Manzanillo to assist you with all of your needs in real time.  

 

Our customers have access to online tools for pricing, booking, tracking, and documentation, ena-bling us to offer 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 PANAMA


RO/RO SHIPPING SERVICES TO PANAMA

 Ro/Ro (Roll on/Roll off) Shipping service to Panama :

Ro/Ro (Roll on/Roll off) shipping service to Panama: For transporting automobiles, cars, vehicles, buses, am-bulances, 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 ve-hicle’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 PANAMA?

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 PANAMA

Cargomax International offers ocean container service from the USA, Canada, China, and Europe to Panama. Our services include the ports of Manzanillo, Colon, Cristobal, Balboa, and PSA Panama.
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 the Panama?

 

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 THE PANAMA

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 Manzanillo, Colon, Cristobal, Balboa, and PSA Pana-ma in Panama. 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 PANAMA

How much it cost to ship cargo with OOG service to the Panama?

 

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 se-cured 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 $3,000.00 USD or more.

ABOUT PANAMA


Panama has always played a key role in international commerce because of its strategic geographic location. Starting in the early 16th century when the Spaniards moved gold and other goods across the isthmus of Panama, it’s been a key part of shipping from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. More recently, the capacity of the Panama Canal was doubled, further increasing this small Central American country as a key shipping post. While Panama itself has traditionally focused on importing goods from around the world, the last 20 years has seen the country become an important exporter of bananas, coffee, fish, and sugarcane, leading to economic growth.

ABOUT THE PANAMA CANAL


The Panama Canal, in particular, has made Panama a vital location for international shipping. Con-struction of the canal was completed in 1914, ending the need to use elongated or dangerous ship-ping routes like Cape Horn, the Bering Strait, or the Straight of Magellan. At the time it opened, roughly 1,000 ships per year traveled through the canal. However, today that number is closer to 15,000 vessels per year. Also, after decades of other countries having control of the area surround-ing the canal, the Panama Canal Authority, which is under the jurisdiction of the Panamanian gov-ernment, manages all operations involving the Panama Canal.

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS TO THE PANAMA


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

• Vehicule Make
• Vehicule Model
• Color of vehicle
• Year of vehicle 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 Panama or our col-leagues at import-pan@cargomaxintl.com

· Trailers: There are no years of manufacture restrictions for these commodities.
Please verify with Import-pan@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-pan@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-pan@cargomaxintl.com prior to importation.

For additional information regarding Customs formalities, please feel free to contact:
Import-pan@cargomaxintl.com

Q&A General Question :

CAN I SEND A CAR TO THE PANAMA?

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

CAN I SEND A TRUCK TO THE PANAMA?

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

CAN I SEND MACHINERY TO THE PANAMA?

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 equip-ment, mining equipment, or machinery, we offer Ro/Ro shipping services from various cities in Canada and the U.S. to Panama, 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 Panama.

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 Panama, please feel free to contact us at:

sales@cargomaxintl.com  

Contact information

CARGOMAX INTERNATIONAL INC,
Panama customer service center

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

Customer services information:
Email: Panama@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 Panama
Website: https://amp.gob.pa/

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 Autority in Panama
Website: https://amp.gob.pa/

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 Panama
Website: https://amp.gob.pa/

Container and Ro/Ro routes services


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

UNITED STATES TO PANAMA

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Jacksonville, Florida to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Baltimore, MD to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Newark, New Jersey to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Port Everglades, Florida to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Port Miami, Florida to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Orlando, Florida to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Port Tampa, Florida to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Houston, Texas to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

CANADA TO PANAMA

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Canada to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Mont-St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Bolton, Ontario, Canada to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

           

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Saskatoon, Saskatchewon, Ontario, Canada to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

ASIA TO PANAMA

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

from Asia to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Shanghai China to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Busan Korea to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Kaohsiung, Keelung, Taiwan to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

EUROPE TO PANAMA

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

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Europe to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Ste-Petersburg, Russia to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Hamburg, Germany to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Antwerp, Belgium to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

 

Ro-Ro and Container Shipping Service:

From Le Havre, France to Manzanillo, Colon, Cristóbal, Balboa, PSA Panamá

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 PANAMA


Manzanillo International Terminal

Located on the Atlantic Coast, north of the Canal entrance, MIT is connected to Frances Field, the largest warehousing space in the Colon Free Zone. It is a full logistics complex with a first world con-tainer and Ro-Ro terminal, large container storage areas, a logistics park and a platform connecting sea, ground, railroad and air transportation services.

Colon Container Terminal

This modern container terminal is located in Coco Solo North, a province of Colon, making it an ideal seaport for goods coming in and out of the Colon Free Zone. It has both road and railroad access to the Free Zone.

Cristobal

One of the oldest ports in Panama, Cristobal is located in Limon Bay at the southern east part of Co-lon City and the Atlantic entrance to the Canal. This strategic location gives the port easy access to many important maritime routes. It is an important consolidation spot for containerized, bulk, liquid and general cargo.

Balboa

Balboa is the only container terminal fully operating to service the many shipping lines for loading, discharging and transshipping operations from the Pacific to the region. It connects major shipping services from the Far East and North America to the West Coast of South America, Central and the Caribbean. It handles dry, liquid, bulks and specialized cargo.

PSA Panama International Terminal

Located at the Pacific western-side entrance of the canal, PSA is a central hub for shipping lines that need to carry more cargo to Latin American countries. Built to handle materials for the Canal expan-sion, it now sports a first-class infrastructure.

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS IN PANAMA


Tocumen International Airport

Tocumen International Airport

Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport

Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport

Enrique A. Jimenez International Airport

Enrique A. Jimenez International Airport

Panama Pacifico International Airport

Panama Pacifico International Airport

Scarlett Martinez International Airport

Scarlett Martinez International Airport

Enrique Malek International Airport

Enrique Malek International Airport

COUNTRIES THAT HAVE TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH THE PANAMA


Panama 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

PROJECT CARGO

ROAD TRANSPORTATION

AIR TRANSPORTATION

CARGO INSURANCE COORDINATION

Ocean Freight
Panama city
Ocean Freight

Certifications & Associations