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

Any list purporting to indicate the price to ship a container to Honduras with any degree of accuracy would be out of date within a short time from publishing. There are so many factors involved in rate setting, such as the availability for shipping capacity and the demand for the same, fuel prices, and other economic forces.

Then, of course, there is the fact that pricing depends on the characteristics of the individual shipment, including elements such as the size of the container (20-foot or 40-foot) to be shipped, the countries and ports of origin and destination, the type of service that the shipper requires, and the route, schedule, and pricing policies of the chosen carrier.

A rough guide to pricing is possible, though, which is why we’ve put some information on this page relating to rates and prices for shipping containers to Honduras.

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

Current information indicates that an average price from $1,500  to $2,500 (USD) is to be expected by importers wishing to ship a 20-foot container to Honduras.

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

If you have plans to ship a 40-foot container to Honduras, current information suggests you will pay an average price from $2,500 to $3,500 (USD).

Container Shipping Rates to Honduras

The country and port from where your container departs, the route it takes, and the distance it will travel—these are just some of the factors used to determine shipping rates to Honduras. For that reason, a published guide to rates is impractical as a guide to understanding a price for your shipment.

We have provided a data table with some current price ranges for FCL shipping to Honduras in 20-foot containers and 40-foot containers. It may provide you with a very rough guide to establish pricing expectations for your cargo, and shows clearly, for instance, that smaller containers, such as a 20-foot unit, ship for the cheapest rates.

Port of Loading
Port of Discharge Container Size FCL Rates From (USD)
Puerto Cortés Miami, FL 20-foot $2,100
Puerto Cortés Miami, FL 40-foot $2,350
Puerto Cortés Los Angeles, CA 20-foot $3,750
Puerto Cortés Los Angeles, CA 40-foot $4,750
Puerto Castilla Houston, TX 20-foot $2,150
Puerto Castilla Houston, TX 40-foot $2,400
Puerto Lempira New York, NY 20-foot $2,300
Puerto Lempira New York, NY 40-foot $2,550
Puerto Cortés Savannah, GA 20-foot $2,450
Puerto Cortés Savannah, GA 40-foot $2,650
Puerto Castilla Charleston, SC 20-foot $2,500
Puerto Castilla Charleston, SC 40-foot $2,700

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

Container shipping is convenient, and cost effective, but transportation by ship takes place at a necessarily sedate pace. That’s why it’s critical to plan well ahead when exporting and importing by sea.

From Asian ports, containers typically spend several weeks in transit to Honduras, and a similar length of time from many European ports.

If you’d like a little more detail, please see our table for average transit times to Honduras for FCL freight from ports in various global regions.

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

Honduras container shipping services

At Interworld Freight, we know that container shipping doesn’t typically stop at the port of destination, and usually starts before the port of departure. A complete service means getting your freight to and from these ports as well.

That’s why we offer you the option to combine ocean shipping with over-the-road transportation, so you can arrange the entire shipping process with us, and know that your cargo is safe in our hands throughout.


Ocean Freight

Our extensive network of carriers makes it easy for you to access FCL or LCL ocean freight services to Honduras whenever you need it. Sailings to San Lorenzo and Puerto Cortes are available from many of the world’s major ports.


Road Freight

Our container drayage, full truckload, and less-than-truckload services are always available as standalone road freight options or can be integrated with our ocean freight solutions.


Honduras Container Shipping: Industry-Specific Services

While we help customers in all industries to ship their goods to Honduras, we offer specialized services for several key industries. If your company operates in the following sectors, our specialists will be pleased to help you with your container shipping needs:

Ocean freight to Honduras

Our less-than-container-load (LCL) and Full-container-load (FCL) shipping services bring you all the benefits of ocean freight, including the convenience and flexibility of shipping cargo in containers.

Container shipping is convenient because there are no complicated processes involved in loading, unloading, and transhipping your cargo. It’s flexible because you can choose from FCL and LCL services depending on your needs and the volume of goods you wish to ship.

For anything from a couple of pallets of goods, to as much as 15 cubic meters of freight, LCL shipping can be an economical way to move your cargo to Honduras. That’s as long as you don’t mind it traveling in a container shared by other shippers’ consignments.

If you need your goods to be isolated from others during transit, you might want to consider sending them as FCL freight instead. In any case, FCL often proves the most cost-effective way of shipping larger consignments (from 15 cubic meters of freight upwards). 


Top 5 container shipping routes to Honduras from America

If you’d like to know where most of the containers we ship to Honduras come from, here’s some information about the origin countries of our top five routes.

  • Brazil
  • USA
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • The Bahamas

Top 5 container shipping routes from Honduras to America

Container shipping between Honduras and its trading partners is a two-way street, so if you have freight to ship out of the country’s ports, we can help you with regular services to North and South America. Five of our most popular routes are used by exporters to send freight from Honduras to the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • United States
  • Chile
  • Bahamas

Main ports in Honduras

We can ship your LCL or FCL freight into Honduras via container terminals at Puerto Cortes and San Lorenzo.

  • Shipping container to Puerto Cortes
  • Shipping container to San Lorenzo