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

The price to ship a container from Jamaica to the USA is determined by several factors, including:

  • The route over which the container is to be shipped
  • The size of the container (20-foot or 40-foot)
  • The type of container (e.g. dry or refrigerated)
  • The season
  • The distance between ports of departure and arrival
  • Type of cargo
  • Availability of space for containers on vessels
  • Fuel prices
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How Much Does it Cost to Ship a 20-foot Container?

Currently, you can ship a 20-foot container from Jamaica to the USA for an average price from $1,000 to $2,000 (USD).

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

Currently, you can ship a 40-foot container from Jamaica to the USA for an average price from $1,500 to $3,000 (USD).


Ocean Freight from Jamaica to USA

Whether you choose to send your freight from Jamaica to the United States as a full-container-load (FCL), or consolidated along with other freight using a less-than-container-load (LCL) service, the benefits of ocean freight shipping are magnified when you transport your goods as containerized freight.

That’s because the economy of shipping by sea is combined with extra security and protection for your cargo, and because direct handling of your goods is kept to a minimum.

FCL shipping is especially suitable if you’re concerned about exposure of your freight to manual handling, or require it to be isolated from other shippers’ goods. It’s not necessary to fill the container, but, of course, you will get the best value for money if you do.

Otherwise, for a smaller shipment, you can minimize costs with LCL shipping, which means your freight will be consolidated, with other shippers’ goods, into a full container load. It’s a less costly method if your consignment will occupy less than 15 to 16 cubic meters of container space.


Top 5 Container Shipping Routes to USA from South America

Along with shipping containers from Jamaica, we coordinate transportation for imports into the USA along several trade lanes from South American countries. Click on the links below for details of our top South America–USA shipping routes.

  • Brazil
  • Peru
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Venezuela

Top 5 Container Shipping Routes from Jamaica to South America

If you have freight to ship from Jamaica to destinations other than those in the USA, Interworld Freight can help. For example, our five top container shipping routes from Jamaica to South America bring goods of all types into the following countries.

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Chile

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 Houston
Shipping container to New Orleans
Shipping container to Mobile
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Shipping container to Newark
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