Why export plastics and plastic derivatives from the US?

The US is a manufacturer and exporter of a wide range of goods, including plastics and plastic derivatives. In the US, the plastics industry is the country’s third-largest manufacturing industry, with a strong outlook-everything from injection molding companies to 3D printing is in high demand around the world.
The industry employs nearly 900,000 workers in the United States alone, making plastics an important building block within manufacturing and for the US job force in general. When plastics suppliers are included, the number employed rises, with the entire plastics industry accounting for roughly 1.4 million jobs nationally.


In 2014, the U.S. plastics industry exported goods valued at $62.1 billion, equivalent to 3.8 percent of all US exports for that year. The US exports these products to countries as diverse as Argentina, Hong Kong, Israel, and Malaysia.
Clearly, plastics and plastic derivatives should be important to anyone seeking to export from the US.

Transit times for maritime transport

Exporting goods from the US to the world encompasses a range of shipping times, depending on the exports’ultimate destination. For example, maritime transport times from either the East Coast or West Coast of the US to Europe range between 16 and 58 days; in the case of shipments going to the UK, this range is between 8 and 39 days. Maritime transport from Latin America via the South Atlantic, Caribbean, or Pacific can take between 6 and 58 days, while both northern and South Africa require between 31 and 82 days respectively. Shipping from China is between 14 and 50 days, while the Middle East requires 54 days.
We recommend that those arranging a shipment leave a window of about three months for arrival of their goods. This is because unpredictable incidents can add to transit time, as can customs clearance.

Door-to-door service to export plastics and plastic derivatives from the US to Spain

iContainers features a proprietary door-to-door service from the US to Spain that allows us to exercise excellent control and security over your shipments. This service includes the following:

  • You can secure an online quote and make reservations instantly simply by providing the zip code of your address of origin and that of your final destination. We are the only shipping business to offer this type of service.
  • Your goods will be picked up at the address you’ve indicated, and delivered to the port from which they will be shipped.
  • Your goods will be shipped to the appropriate port in the US.
  • We will manage issues related to customs clearance-excluding fees and duties.
  • Your shipment will be transported from the US port of destination to the address you indicated in your reservation

You can get an instant quote using the iContainers calculator; by calling us at +34911980990; or by emailing us at comercialb2b@icontainers.com.