iContainers is an online logistics platform optimized to help your business easily access the global trade environment. We digitalize international freight forwarding services to simplify global logistics & facilitate trade.
Sea freight shipping rates to and from Honduras range from $900 to over $4,000 depending on the destination and container size. Honduras has a population of over eight million and has seen a high rise in economic growth over the years in comparison to neighboring countries. Honduras is rich in natural resources, fruits, coffee, sugar cane, and several minerals. They also have an increasingly large textile industry, and they’ve been seeing an annual increase of 0.5% in their export economy.
"iContainer´s platform is very user-friendly and provides us with the ease of mind with their automated pre-alerts. We highly recommend their services and diligent follow-up on rates and shipment status"
Sales Executive at Transworld GLS
iContainers, as a provider, stands out for its level of service and quick responses. They verified the reservation as soon as the operation was opened.
Patrick G. Waddle
General Manager at Advance Global Logistics
The ability of iContainers' platform to provide a quick quote exceeded my expectations. It looked very simple, but at the same time it was exactly what we were searching for.
Business Development Manager at Prime League Inc.
Pick your preferred port in Honduras to ship your container – both in FCL (Full Container Load) and LCL (Less than a Container Load) – to with iContainers. We operate in 4 ports in Honduras for ocean freight transport from the United States and 1 port in Honduras from Spain.
Shipping a container to Honduras can take from 5 days (New Orleans – Puerto Cortes) to 36 days (Algeciras – Puerto Cortes). Other routes to Honduras include Valencia, Spain – Puerto Cortes, which takes 28 days on average or Memphis – Puerto Cortes with an average estimated transit time of 7 days. As you have probably already realized yourself, the estimated transit time to ship your container to Honduras will vary based on your chosen route.
The first thing you should consider when trying to figure out your shipping costs is the kind of service you require for your goods. Your shipment’s size and volume, the container you pick, your selected Incoterm and your chosen route are only a few of the aspects that will determine the final price. In addition, specific conditions such as those required by sensitive cargo are likely to incur in higher costs.
Incoterms are commercial agreements between importers and exporters that define – among other aspects – the extent of liability held by each party involved in the shipping process. And this is precisely the main difference between FOB and CIF: under FOB, the seller is held liable for the freight until it is loaded on the vessel; with CIF, liability is only transferred to the buyer once the goods reach the destination port.
Standard dry shipping containers tend to be the best choice for shippers looking to transport dry bulk due to the variety in sizes and dimensions they come in. They are suitable for dry commodities or non-perishable cargo since, although hermetically-sealed, they don’t offer air-flow or temperature control so they are not appropriate for freight that includes sensitive goods.
Based on your cargo’s size and dimensions, you can choose from four different container capacities. Dry shipping containers come in sizes as small as 20ft with a volume capacity of 1,172 CFT / 33.2 CBM and as large as 45ft with a volume capacity of 3,122 CFT / 88.4 CBM. If your freight is small and doesn’t require a full container of the dimensions mentioned above, you should consider using a Shared Container (LCL).
Navigating through the murky waters of international shipping paperwork is not fun – we feel you. The first step you need to take is getting hold of general documents required in any regular shipping procedure (a Bill of Lading, a commercial invoice or a packing list, for instance). Then, have a think about the specifics of your cargo. For instance, what countries are involved in the shipping? Specific information such as this or the type of goods you’re transporting will no doubt require complimentary forms.
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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