How much does it cost to ship a container to Honduras

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.

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Main ports in Honduras

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.

FAQs about shipping your container to Honduras

What is the estimated transit time for shipping a container to Honduras?

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.

What type of cargo can be sent in a container?

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.

How do you figure out shipping cost to Honduras?

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.

What container capacity do I need for my cargo?

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).

FOB vs CIF: What´s the difference?

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.

What paperwork is needed for international shipments to Honduras?

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.

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