Ocean Freight Transportation to Panama
Full Container Load (FCL) or Less than a Container Load (LCL)-Groupage
FCL is perfect for those who want to make sure their cargo is not contaminated or exposed to the products belonging to other traders. Besides, if you intend to send a volume of 10 or 21 standard American pallets, a 20 or 40-foot container will be the most profitable choice, a 20 and 40-foot container holds 10 and 21 standard American pallets, respectively; notice that each pallet measures 39.37 in. wide and 47.24 in. long. Consider that FCL shipping is a cost-effective solution when you are able to fill up more than half of a container.
However, if you don't need your products isolated for your ocean freight transportation to Panama, or you can't fill up a container, the "groupage" will let you save on shipping costs, as you share the container with other traders.
Check our rates in iContainers.com to know more about shipping a container to Panama.
Maritime routes to Panama
- Panama City Panama City is the capital of the country and has one and a half million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. It boasts full land and air transportation infrastructures, as well as its own Municipal Dock. Check more details by visiting the AMP website (Panama Maritime Authority)
- Port of Manzanillo Also known as Manzanillo International Terminal, this commercial seaport services shipping lines moving through the Panama Canal, the Caribbean Sea or the Atlantic Ocean, providing a transfer service and Logistics Park 24/7. It has a sophisticated Information System, as well as complete logistics equipment, highlighting its 15 post-Panamax portal cranes and other cranes, top picks, tractors, trailers and other equipment.
- Port of Balboa The Port of Baloba is located in the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal and has an annual cargo traffic of around 2.76 million TEUs, covering 182 hectares for storage and with five berths. It is considered the main container terminal in this area of the Pacific Ocean and can handle liquid or solid bulk, as well as special and refrigerated cargo.
- Port of Colón Colon Container Terminal -as this seaport is known- covers 74 hectares, with all the necessary equipment for container transfer, load and unload on its three piers on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. Thanks to its location, it has a land access to the Colón Free Zone and rail, which makes it an excellent distribution center.