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How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Container from Colombia to USA?

Because a range of elements, some of them variable, are involved in calculating the price to ship a container from Colombia to the USA, it’s difficult to provide any standardized guide to rates.

The best way to get an accurate price is to request quotes from some freight forwarders and then compare them.

For example, when we prepare an FCL quote for a customer, the factors we take into account include:

  • The type of container (e.g. dry or refrigerated) required
  • The size of the container (20-foot or 40-foot) to be used
  • The route and distance between your preferred ports of loading and discharge
  • The service required (Port-to-port, door-to-door, or other)
  • The weight and classification of the cargo to be shipped
  • Fuel prices
  • Port charges and handling fees
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How Much Does it Cost to Ship a 20-foot Container?

To ship a 20-foot container between Colombia and the USA, expect to pay an average price from $1,500 to $2,500 (USD).

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How Much Does it Cost to Ship a 40-foot Container?

Shippers typically pay an average price from $2,500 to $3,500 (USD) to ship a 40-foot container from Colombia to US destinations.


Ocean Freight from Colombia to USA

Shipping your freight as a full-container-load (FCL), or, for a smaller shipment, as a less-than-container-load (LCL) is an ideal way to maximize the many benefits of ocean freight shipping.

In comparison with other ocean freight formats, LCL and FCL shipping processes are less complex and services easier to access. Secure in a shipping container, your exports from Colombia to the USA are protected from the elements and from excessive handling.

If your goods consignment is not large enough to justify paying for exclusive use of a container, we recommend that you choose an LCL freight forwarding service. LCL shipping is ideal for shipping a few pallets, and simplifies the shipping process, since you don’t need to consider the type and size of container, for example.

On the other hand, FCL freight travels in isolation from that of other shippers, and is perfect when you want door-to-door transportation of a large volume of goods.


Top 5 Container Shipping Routes to USA from South America

Colombia is just one of the South American countries from which we help shippers to transport and import goods to the USA. Five of our most popular routes link destinations in the United States with ports in South America, namely in the following countries:

  • Brazil
  • Peru
  • Chile
  • Uruguay
  • Argentina

Top 5 Container Shipping Routes from Colombia to South America

While a substantial volume of the freight we move from Colombia is bound for US destinations, we’re also trusted by Colombian exporters dealing with many other countries, including those further south.

The vastness of the South American continent makes ocean shipping a practical method of freight transportation, with routes from Colombia to the following five countries proving especially popular with our customers.

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Brazil

Related Services


Ocean Freight

For the maritime legs of your shipments, you can choose either full container load (FCL) or less-than-container-load (LCL) shipping.


Road Freight

When you need to get your goods moved to and from ocean freight terminals and/or consolidation/deconsolidation centers, our road freight services, which include container drayage, FTL and LTL trucking, make it as simple as can be.


Integrated Shipping for Industry

While container shipping is a standardized practice, goods for some industries require special handling practices and conditions. We offer specialized container services for US imports connected with the following industries:

Main Ports in United States

We ship FCL and LCL freight from Colombia to destinations spanning the length and breadth of the United States, including the 20 key US container ports listed below.

Shipping container to Jacksonville
Shipping container to Savannah
Shipping container to Charleston
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Shipping container to Mobile
Shipping container to Tampa
Shipping container to Miami
Shipping container to Port Everglades
Shipping container to Seattle
Shipping container to Tacoma
Shipping container to New York
Shipping container to Newark
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Shipping container to Oakland
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Shipping container to Long Beach
Shipping container to San Francisco
Shipping container to Portland