Ocean freight shipping to Peru

Peru can be considered as the largest growing economies in South America that will rise in the upcoming years. The exports exceed the imports due to the mining and agricultural impulse.
This is why the freight forwarding service to Peru is key for its development. It’s air transportation through El Callao airport has been categorized as one of the most important in the region, which is fundamental for the international connections. This city is the home to one of the most attractive ports in Peru for their ocean transportation.

FCL or LCL for your ocean freight to Peru

The first question you should ask yourself when planning an ocean freight to Peru is whether doing it in a Full Container Load (FCL) or in a Less Container Load (LCL), also known as groupage.

Shipping a container to Peru does not mean that you have to fill it completely, using the maximum capacity is ideally which will be described below. Your goods will not be share with any other exporter, which means you will avoid any contamination problems of any type as this only your load. Anyhow, it is usually less expensive, but if you are sending 6 standard pallets in a 20-foot container, or 12 standard pallets (or more) in a 40-foot container, the most profitable solution for shipping freight to Peru is the Full Container Load (FCL).

Consequently, remember that iContainers offers the best rates for sending a container to Peru.

Ocean freight routes to Peru

Peru have different trade ports due to its geographical location and a high percentage for trade operations which are made by sea. Wondering where does iContainers makes its routes to Peru, here you have three of them:

Port of El Callao

The Port of El Callao in Peru is located on the central coast and is the main seaport for traffic and for its storing capacity.
It has five docks, eleven warehouses, four container areas and five container yards. The container traffic in this terminal has expand through the years, due to the increase in demand from foreign countries.

Port of Matarani

This is the second busiest seaport in Peru after the port of El Callao. It is located in the Islay District, being one of the three seaports in the Peruvian South Pacific.
Its infrastructure is modern and can handle different types of loads, having two cranes and container services: transfers, consolidation, stacking, repairing, energy supply for refrigerated containers; assembly and disassembly.

The Port of Matarini is connected to the South of Peru, Brasil, Bolivia and the Brazilian Atlantic Ocean. It also receives cruises and is becoming a usual seaport for the cruises along the South Pacific Ocean, which is a good way to boost the tourism and show the travelers the beauties of Arequipa.

Port of Paita

The port of Paita is one of the most important seaports in the north region of the country. Its cargo is focused on agricultural, mineral, fishery and petroleum products.
During the last years, the infrastructures of the Port of Paita have been enlarged and upgraded, making it the second national seaport concerning the movement of containers for import and export from North Peru.