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

While we can share some general guidance to set expectations about the price to ship a container from Guatemala to the USA, ocean freight rates fluctuate all the time. To price a specific shipment, therefore it will be necessary to obtain some forwarder or carrier quotes for your LCL or FCL freight.

Any quote you receive will be based on variables relevant to your shipment. For example, pricing will be based on the route and distance involved in carriage, fuel prices, the current demand for carrier capacity, seasonality, and, of course, the size of the container (20-foot or 40-foot) that you require (in the case of FCL freight).

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How Much Does it Cost to Ship a 20-foot Container?

Shippers moving goods from Guatemala to the USA and wishing to ship a 20-foot container are typically paying an average price from $1,500 to $4,000 (USD). 

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

You should expect to pay an average price from $2,000to $6,000(USD) to ship a 40-foot container from Guatemala to US destinations.

Container Shipping Rates from Panama to USA

Our table indicates some approximate shipping rates from Guatemala to the USA. Cargo shipped in 20-foot containers typically attracts the cheapest rates for FCL transportation, since these units take up less room on vessels than 40-foot containers.

Rates for LCL services are not shown in the table, since pricing depends entirely on the volume of cargo to be shipped. If you have a small consignment of freight to ship from Guatemala to the USA, and would like some pricing information, please get in touch with us to request an LCL quote.

Country of Departure
Container Size FCL Rates From (USD)
From Puerto Barrios to Newark 20-foot $1,500
From Puerto Barrios to Newark 40-foot $2,000
From Puerto Barrios  to Charleston 20-foot $1,500
From Puerto Barrios to Charleston 40-foot $2,000
From Puerto Quetzal to Norfolk 20-foot $1,500
From Puerto Quetzal to Norfolk 40-foot $2,000
From Puerto Quetzal to Philadelphia 20-foot $1,500
From ManzaPuerto Quetzalnillo to Philadelphia 40-foot $2,000
From Puerto Quetzal to Miami   20-foot $1,000
From Puerto Quetzal to Miami   40-foot $1,500
From Santo Tomás De Castilla to Savannah  20-foot $1,500
From Santo Tomás De Castilla to Savannah  40-foot $2,000
From Santo Tomás De Castilla to Miami 20-foot $1,500
From Santo Tomás De Castilla to Miami 40-foot $2,000

How Long Does it Take to Ship from Guatemala to USA?

Container transit times from Guatemala to the USA can average anywhere between five and 30 days. The shortest transit times are associated with routes from Guatemala to ports in Southern US states, such as Texas, Louisiana, and Florida, which can involve less than a week of transit time.

Meanwhile, LCL freight to more northerly corners of the US can spend much longer times in transit, perhaps even as much as freight from Asian or European ports.

See our table for examples of average container transit times between ports in Guatemala and some of the main container terminals in the United States.

Route
Transit Days
From Puerto Barrios to Newark 13
From Puerto Barrios to Charleston 10
From Puerto Barrios to Norfolk 8
From Santo Tomás De Castilla to Philadelphia 7
From Santo Tomás De Castilla to Miami  7
From Santo Tomás De Castilla to Savannah  4
From Santo Tomás De Castilla to Miami 3
 
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Ocean Freight from Guatemala to USA

If you want the benefits of ocean freight and road freight combined, our integrated container shipping solutions offer the ultimate in convenience and reliability for your shipments from Guatemala to the USA.

We can ship your goods promptly and efficiently, via door-to-port, port-to-door, port-to-port, or door-to-door LCL and FCL services tailored to your requirements.

If you’d like exclusive use of a container for your shipment, or have a consignment of more than 16 cubic meters to transport, full-container-load (FCL) shipping will probably be the most suitable option. With door-to-door shipping your cargo’s integrity will be protected throughout transit, and FCL rates are typically the most economical for larger consignments.

For smaller consignments, we recommend less-than-container-load (LCL) freight forwarding, which involves consolidating your goods with those of other shippers in a container. You pay only for the space your freight requires, and if you opt for door-to-door shipping, we’ll take care of all necessary consolidation and deconsolidation, ensuring careful handling of your cargo from origin to final destination. 

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Top 5 Container Shipping Routes to USA from South America

Perhaps your container shipping requirements extend beyond importing from Guatemala to the United States. If you have freight to ship to US destinations from other countries, we offer the LCL and Freight services you need. For example, five of our top routes to the USA bring cargo from these South American Countries:

  • Peru
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Uruguay
  • Argentina

Top 5 Container Shipping Routes from Guatemala to South America

Along with routes to the United States, we offer a wide variety of LCL and FCL shipping services from Guatemala to destinations all over South America, including those in the following five countries.

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Brazil
  • Uruguay
  • Peru

Related Services

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Ocean Freight

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

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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.

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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 the USA

We provide LCL and FCL container freight forwarding from Panama to all major terminals in the United States, including the 20 ports listed below:

Shipping container to Baltimore 
Shipping container to Charleston
Shipping container to Norfolk
Shipping container to Houston
Shipping container to Jacksonville
Shipping container to Long Beach
Shipping container to Los Angeles
Shipping container to Miami
Shipping container to Mobile
Shipping container to New Orleans
Shipping container to New York
Shipping container to Newark
Shipping container to Oakland
Shipping container to Port Everglades
Shipping container to Portland
Shipping container to San Francisco
Shipping container to Savannah
Shipping container to Seattle
Shipping container to Tacoma
Shipping container to Tampa

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