Belize is a country on the eastern coast of Central America, the only country in Central America whose official language is English. Belize has a population of just under 350,000 as of 2014, and the lowest population density in the Western Hemisphere; however, the country’s population growth rate of 1.97% per year is one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere. If you’re an importer, you should explore ocean freight transportation from the US to Belize.
Belize has a small, mostly privatised enterprise economy primarily based on export of petroleum and crude oil, agriculture, agro-based industry, and merchandising, with tourism and construction becoming increasingly important. Belize has five commercial banks, the largest and oldest of which is Belize Bank.
Belize is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Central American Integration System (SICA), and is the only country to hold full membership in all three regional organisations. Learn more about ocean freight transportation from the US to Belize.
The most suitable container choice for you can be determined by your shipping volume. We recommend engaging a full container load (FCL) if the volume of your shipment is equal to six or more standard pallets. While a 40-foot container can carry 22 standard pallets, a 20-foot shipping container takes ten. FCL is also a good choice if you wish to isolate your goods from those of other importers.
Otherwise, for smaller shipments, a shared container (LCL)-also called groupage-is a good choice that sees you pay only for the space you require. Please consult iContainers for rates and other important information.
Air freight may be more appropriate for your needs than ocean freight in instances in which your shipment is urgent or your deadline tight. Air freight comes with some limitations on volume and weight; iContainers provides a calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.