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Container shipping quotes for Colombia can cost as little as $650 from the port of Rio Haina, taking up to ten days for US shipping and five weeks to Spain. Colombia has become one of the most dynamic shipping economies in the western hemisphere thanks to an increase in petroleum exports. They’ve also gained a competitive advantage due to having sea ports on their Caribbean cost and Pacific coast. They export to the US, Panama, China, the Netherlands, Mexico, Germany and Brazil. Their top exports are petroleum, coffee, gold, and coal.
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If you’re facing issues with the port in Peru to ship your container to, you’ve come to the right place. With iContainers you can decide on the best port for you among the 3 ports in Peru we operate in from the US as well as 2 ports in Peru for ocean freight transport from Spain.
If you are wondering how long shipping your container to Colombia will take, you should know it will vary based on your chosen route. The longest transit time to Colombia is the route Dallas – Buenaventura, with an average of 36 days while the shortest is the route Oakland – Buenaventura, which takes around 10 days. The estimated transit time to ship a container from Spain (Bilbao or Vigo) to Colombia is 32 days on average.
There are quite a few factors to take into account when quoting ocean freight: shipment size and volume, type of container, Incoterm to be applied or the route between the port of origin and destination. Furthermore, certain aspects related to the nature of your goods could also lead to higher costs so if you’re looking to transport sensitive materials, remember you’re likely to have to pay the price.
Incoterms are a complex topic in which details can often be overlooked, as is the case with CIF and FOB. And yet, this is precisely what leads to issues between importers and exporters. The differences between CIF and FOB are mainly related to the party that holds responsibility for the goods during each stage of the shipping process. With CIF, it is the seller up until the cargo reaches the destination port, whereas with FOB, the seller relinquishes liability when the shipment is loaded on the vessel.
Standard dry shipping containers are the most commonly used type because of the range of sizes and capacities they come in. They are hermetically sealed and also suitable for dry bulk which is a very common type of commodity among shippers. However, it is not advisable to use these containers for sensitive cargo but rather for non-perishable goods since they aren’t equipped with ventilation or refrigeration.
There are a range of sizes and capacities to choose from among dry shipping containers. To give you an idea of available options, the smallest one (20ft) has a volume capacity of 1,172 CFT / 33.2 CBM, whereas the largest (45ft) can offer up to 3,122 CFT / 88.4 CBM. But if you’re handling small freight, you may want to go with a Shared Container (LCL) and cut your costs by only paying for the space your cargo takes up.
There are a number of factors to take into account when coming up with a list of documents you will need for your international shipping. Although you are sure to require certain compulsory ones (a Bill of Lading, a commercial invoice or a packing list, to name a few), others may be specific to the country you are shipping to and from or the type of cargo you’re dealing with.
iContainers is a digital freight forwarder based in Barcelona that assists thousands of companies and families around the globe in moving their merchandise internationally.
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