How much does it cost to ship a container from USA to Guatemala?

The price to ship a container from USA to Guatemala varies according to several factors, including the size of the container (20-foot or 40-foot), available shipping capacity, and the carrier’s schedule and itinerary. The price will typically range from around $1,000 (USD) to $6,000.

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How much does it cost to ship a 20-foot container?

If you want to ship a 20-foot container from the United States to Guatemala, you should expect an average price between $1,000 and $3,000. 

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How much does it cost to ship a 40-foot container?

You should expect an average price from $3,500 to $5,500 to ship a 40-foot container from the USA to Guatemala.


Ocean freight from USA to Guatemala

Low-cost transportation (in comparison to air or long-distance road freight) and flexibility are two of the primary benefits of ocean freight services from the USA to Guatemala. The cost is low due to the economies of scale offered by ocean carriers, and because the overall cost of maritime shipping is less than other international transportation modes.

As an example of the flexibility, you can choose between shipping a full-container-load (FCL) when you are exporting a sufficient quantity of freight from the USA, or opting to send smaller consignments as less-than-container-load (LCL) shipments, consolidated into full loads with goods belonging to other shippers.

FCL shipping is most practical, and economical, when you have enough freight to fill a 20-foot or 40-foot container. It’s also an ideal solution when you wish to ensure your shipment does not share container space with anyone else’s cargo. However, in this case, it might not be the cheapest way if your consignment is of a low volume.

If you only wish to ship goods from the USA to Guatemala in small quantities, an LCL service might be a preferable solution, as you only pay for the space your consignment occupies within a shipping container.


Top 5 container shipping routes to Guatemala from the Americas

Not in the United States? We ship containers from other countries in the Americas too, including those shown below.

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru

Top 5 container shipping routes from USA to South America

If you need help shipping containers to other countries from the USA, we provide ocean freight services to these five popular export destinations in South America:

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Argentina
  • Ecuador

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 Guatemala

We offer container freight forwarding services to four ports in Guatemala for FCL and LCL freight. 

Shipping container to Puerto Barrios
Shipping container to Santo Tomás De Santo
Shipping container to Santo Tomás de Castilla
Shipping container to Puerto Quetzal