Ocean Freight Transportation to Costa Rica
Full Container Load (FCL) or Less than a Container Load (LCL)-Groupage
If your cargo volume for ocean freight transportation to Costa Rica is 10 or 21 standard American pallets, then you should choose a 20 or a 40-foot container. The last ones can carry 21 standard American pallets, and each one measures 39.37 in x 47.24 in. in width and length, respectively. In addition, FCL will insure that your cargo won't be exposed to the cargo belonging to other traders. This is especially important if there could be any risk of contamination of damage caused by other trader's cargo sharing the container with your goods.
On the contrary, the "groupage" -sharing a container (LCL)- will let you save on shipping costs if you don't need such volume, as it is when you cargo volume doesn't fill up even half of a container or you are not much concerned by the risks of sharing the container.
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Maritime routes to Costa Rica
- Puerto Limón Puerto Limón is located 160 km from San José, the capital of Costa Rica, and shares container storage facilities with the near Port of Moín. Its strategic location in the continent and the proximity to the Panama Canal makes it the most important port in the country, from which the country exports goods valued over 7000 million dollars annually, according to Procomer (Foreign Trade Office of Costa Rica).
- Port of San José San José is the capital town, besides the politics and business hub in Costa Rica. Due to its proximity to the main seaports, it has quality communication infrastructures, including rail and airport, which makes it the perfect distribution and channeling platform for many of the goods arrived or produced in the country.
Many different types of agricultural foodstuff, beef meat and shellfish, along with medical equipment and electronic components make up the core of the Costa Rican exports. Likewise, this port receives a large amount of the raw product imports, consumer goods, petroleum and building materials.
More than 2300 vessels berth with containers, liquid or solid bulk, as well as Ro-Ro. This port is also a usual destination/stop port for many cruises in the Caribbean Sea. You can also quote a price for shipping a container to Puerto Limon with iContainers.
Get more info by visiting the JAPDEVA website (Administrative Board for the Ports and Economic development of the Atlantic Coast of Costa Rica).