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

Pricing a container shipment to Guatemala requires information specific to the shipment, such as the ports of origin and destination, the size of the container (20-foot or 40-foot) you wish to use, and in some cases, the volume of your freight consignment.

That’s why the best way to learn the price to ship a container to Guatemala is to talk to some forwarders or carriers and perhaps get a quote or two.

In case a very general idea of pricing is sufficient for you at this stage, we’re sharing a few guidelines on this page. However, if you have goods you want to send to Guatemala as LCL or FCL cargo, we encourage you to request a quote, so we can give you accurate price guidance.

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

At current container freight rates, it should be possible to ship a 20-foot container to Guatemala for 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?

As a general guide, an average price from $2,500 to $3,500 (USD) is realistic to ship a 40-foot container to Guatemala.

Container Shipping Rates to Guatemala

If you’re interested in information about shipping rates to Guatemala because you plan to send a container there, we recommend that you get in touch with us for a quote, or to discuss your plans, so we can give you an accurate price at current rates.

Of course, it’s wise to talk to a number of service providers to compare prices for container shipping to Guatemala. That said, our prices are highly competitive—and it’s also wise to note that the cheapest rates don’t always represent the best value.

If your interest is more general right now, you might find our table of interest. It shows some general price ranges for shipping both 20-foot containers, typically the cheapest to ship, and 40-foot containers, which cost a little more but provide double the freight capacity.

Port of Loading
Port of Discharge Container Size FCL Rates From (USD)
Puerto Quetzal Miami, FL 20-foot $2,300
Puerto Quetzal Miami, FL 40-foot $2,450
Puerto Quetzal Los Angeles, CA 20-foot $3,850
Puerto Quetzal Los Angeles, CA 40-foot $4,850
Santo Tomás de Castilla Houston, TX 20-foot $2,200
Santo Tomás de Castilla Houston, TX 40-foot $2,350
Puerto Barrios New York, NY 20-foot $2,400
Puerto Barrios New York, NY 40-foot $2,550
Puerto Quetzal Savannah, GA 20-foot $2,500
Puerto Quetzal Savannah, GA 40-foot $2,650
Santo Tomás de Castilla Charleston, SC 20-foot $2,600
Santo Tomás de Castilla Charleston, SC 40-foot $2,750

How Long Does it Take to Ship a Container to Guatemala?

Average transit times to ports in Guatemala vary according to the containers’ country of export, and even the port of departure in larger countries such as the USA and China.

Since Asian ports are some of the furthest points from Guatemala, shipping containers from the Asian region involves some of the longest transit times, as you can see in our transit-time table.

Containers from some European ports, particularly those in the Eastern Mediterranean, can spend a similar amount of time at sea as those from Asia. Meanwhile, transit times from Western Europe are a little shorter.

Our table provides some more examples of transit time to Guatemala for containers from overseas, and for more specific information about shipping durations, our team will be pleased to help if you get in touch with us..

Port of Loading
Port of Discharge Transit Times (Days)
Shanghai, China Puerto Quetzal 32-37
Hong Kong, China Puerto Quetzal 30-35
Rotterdam, Netherlands Puerto Quetzal 20-25
Antwerp, Belgium Puerto Quetzal 19-24
Hamburg, Germany Puerto Quetzal 18-23
Valencia, Spain Puerto Quetzal 15-20
New York, USA Santo Tomás de Castilla 8-12
Miami, USA Santo Tomás de Castilla 5-8
Los Angeles, USA Santo Tomás de Castilla 20-25
Santos, Brazil Puerto Barrios 10-14
Singapore, Singapore Puerto Quetzal 32-37
Jebel Ali, UAE Puerto Quetzal 27-32
Sydney, Australia Puerto Quetzal 36-41

Guatemala container shipping services

The multimodal utility of shipping containers is a compelling reason to send goods to Guatemala as FCL or LCL ocean freight. With our integrated ocean and road freight services, you can take full advantage of that versatility by dealing with us as your sole freight forwarder, and seeing your freight move seamlessly from its origin to its final destination in Guatemala.


Ocean Freight

Our ocean freight forwarding services include FCL and LCL container shipping to Guatemala, including integrated trucking where required. We also provide specialized container shipping support to several specific industries.


Road Freight

If you need your imported goods moved from a Guatemalan port to its final destination, or require domestic FTL or LTL trucking to multiple locations within Guatemala, our road freight solutions offer countrywide transportation coverage.


Honduras Container Shipping: Industry-Specific Services

At Interworld Freight, we cater to shippers in all commercial sectors, but we offer specialist support and services to companies importing to Guatemala for the construction, food & beverage, aerospace, electronics, and chemical industries.

Ocean freight to Guatemala

When you want all the benefits of ocean freight shipping, without the complications, Full-container-load (FCL) and less-than-container-load (LCL) services from Interworld Freight are just the ticket.

Enjoy the flexibility to ship your goods to Guatemala as FCL freight when you have enough to fill a 20-foot or 40-foot container, or if you don’t want them to share a container with other importers’ shipments, or as LCL cargo when you don’t want to wait to accumulate a full load or are simply shipping a smaller quantity.

In terms of costs, LCL freight is best for smaller shipments, since you are charged only for the space your cargo will occupy in a container. Meanwhile, FCL is ideal for consignments of more than 15 cubic meters in size. With FCL shipping, the larger your consignment, the lower will be the unit costs for sending it to Guatemala.


Top 5 container shipping routes to Guatemala from America

Shippers across the Americas trust us to bring their imports to Guatemala. Here are the countries from which some of our top routes originate.

  • Brazil
  • Ecuador
  • USA
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • The Bahamas

Top 5 container shipping routes from Guatemala to America

In addition to our inbound container freight services to Guatemala, we’re happy to help you send outbound cargo. Our top routes from Guatemala are those favored by shippers importing to the following American countries.

  • United States
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Ecuador

Main ports in Guatemala

We can ship your FCL or LCL freight into Guatemala via the following container gateways.

  • Shipping container to Puerto Barrios
  • Shipping container to Santo Tomas De Santo
  • Shipping container to Santo Tomas de Castilla
  • Shipping container to Puerto Quetzal