The ocean freight transportation to Costa Rica gives you the opportunity to trade with the largest exporting country in Central America. This country has signed a large number of free trade agreements with many countries in the region -including the United States of America-, as well as Singapore and the European Union since 2013. This trade agreement, along with inflation control, the sustained growth of the economy -currently by 4%- and the fact of being the most established democracy in South America make of the ocean freight transportation to Costa Rica a unique opportunity to open a new market for your business.
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.
The geographical location of Costa Rica causes maritime transport to be the main way for foreign trade. So far, the main origins of imports were, mainly, the United States of America, followed by China and Mexico. The exports are more diversified and the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union -signed in 2013- will result in a great change for its main seaports: Puerto Limón, San José, Caldera and Moín.
If you have a very tight schedule or your shipping is urgent, we suggest quoting an air freight shipment << take into consideration the limitations on air freight shipments concerning volume and weight >>by using the calculator provided by iContainers.