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Cost of Shipping a Container to Guatemala

Published on 2021-08-24

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Guatemala?

Cost of shipping a container to Guatemala, Central America
Guatemala Container Shipping Cost

It’s hard to ship a container to a different country like Guatemala. Aside from the laborious procedure of loading and unloading, you also need to arrange its transportation process.

Unless you have a ship and heavy equipment, chances are you’ll have to pay someone to assist you with moving your shipping container. Three Movers offers quality logistic services. We can take care of the entire process, from packing to unloading your stuff to the new location.

But how much does it cost to ship a container to Guatemala?

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

If you’re moving a container to Guatemala, you need to consider factors such as the weight of your items, transport mode, distance, and season.

Those factors will affect the overall cost of shipping. For example, bigger and heavier shipments might cost much more to transport abroad than lighter items. Shipping companies will charge you depending on the size and weight of your equipment.

If you’re going to move your cargo internationally by land or sea, the shipping cost will depend on the size of your product. Meanwhile, in air freight, the size is the main factor that determines the shipping fee.

Aside from that, another factor to look for in shipping cargo in Guatemala is the season.

Guatemala is receiving a large amount of traffic from December through March. During these months, there’s a high chance that moving rates will be higher than usual because the demand is getting higher than the capacity.

Though not as significant as the first four factors above, the following can also affect the shipping rate:

  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Taxes and Custom fees
  • Inspections
  • General Rate Increase
  • Storage

From that list, insurance is one factor that you should seriously consider. While international shipping is safer than ever for your goods, you don’t want to discover what happens in the event of a problem, and who is liable for damages without insurance. It’s best to be covered.

International shipments and freight shipping process to Guatemala city and other cities in Central and South America.
Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Guatemala

Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to Guatemala of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $1957
40 ft Container $2156

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to Guatemala.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Household Goods $430
Personal Effects $385
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Guatemala services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $480
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $2807
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $3804
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $4505

Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to Guatemala via RoRo and container ships. Ship cars, trucks, suvs, atv’s, boats, RV’s, heavy equipment and more.

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container) $2807
SUV (Container) $2900
Sedan via RORO $1225
SUV via RORO $1296

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me? 

The size of the container depends on the amount of your stuff you’re going to move.

If you have a lot of things to transfer, then a 40ft container would be enough. It has 285 sq ft (26.47m2) of floor space and 2,120 cubic ft (60m3) of volume. In other words, it can hold around 60 fridges.

In case the 40ft is too big, you can choose a 20ft container. It’s big enough to hold everything you need for a two-bed flat.

Furthermore, you have the option of not paying for the entire container. This shipping method is called LCL or less capacity load. You will share the space with another individual or business.

But if you don’t want to wait for others to fill in the space, you can pick FCL or full container load instead. In this shipping method, you will pay for the entire container, and the shipping company could move it even if it’s not full.

Different Types of Freight Transportation

Guatemala isn’t that far from the United States, but you can still pick either of the three shipping transportation methods.

You can move your cargo by land, air, or sea freight. The best option depends on your plan and budget.

You can move your container through land freight. It’s fast and not that expensive. Your cargo will arrive at its destination in just a matter of days. Ocean freight is also a cost-effective option, but it can take a little longer.

What’s next?

Now that you know the factors that could affect the cost of shipping a container to Guatemala, your next move is to contact us! We’ll give you a free quote then we can start packing your things.

You can call us at (888) 202-0036 or send us an email at [email protected].

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Guatemala?

The following is some of the most frequent documentation required for international shipping to Guatemala according to customs regulations:

● Commercial and Proforma Invoices
● Bills of Lading
● Packing List
● Shipper’s Letter of Instructions (SLI)
● Automated Export System (AES) Filing
● Certificate of Origin (CO)
● Incoterms
● Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
● Operational Instructions
● Shipping Under a Letter of Credit

If you’re going to ship a container to Guatemala, here are the required documents:

● Certificate of Origin for Sanitary Purposes
● State-Issued Certificate of Free Sale or Food and Drugs Administration (FDA)
● Commercial invoice
● Bill of Lading
● Certification of Origin
● Re-Export Certificate

Failure to file or produce the appropriate paperwork can create significant delays, and in the worst-case situation, your container may not be able to leave its origin port.

What Is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading, often known as a BOL, is a legally binding document. It functions as an agreement between all parties and provides all necessary shipment information. It includes the shippers’ and consignees’ names, as well as their addresses and phone numbers. A thorough summary of the things being carried is also included in the BOL. This list will include both the quantity and weight of the shipment.

The bill of lading will include any special instructions for the shipment. If the consignee requests that the shipper phone the delivery location 24 hours before delivery, this information can be placed on the bill of lading and read by the carrier.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Guatemala?

For shipment to Cyprus, the items below are subject to additional regulations. If you’re shipping one of the products mentioned below to this country, make sure to heed the shipping guidelines to prevent delays and detention at customs:

● Acids
● Alcoholic beverages
● Animal products
● Animal skins
● Batteries, Haz
● Bearer Documents
● Bio Products, Haz
● Chemicals, Haz and Non-Haz
● Coffee and Coffee Samples
● Cologne and Perfume, Haz and Non-Haz
● Communications equipment
● Corrosives
● Cosmetics, Haz
● Cotton seeds
● Drugs, Non-Prescription
● Fabrics & fabric samples
● Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
● Flammables
● Foodstuffs
● Gases
● Ice, Dry
● Ice, Wet
● Infectious Substances
● Liquids, Haz
● Log and timber products from Liberia
● Magnetized Materials
● Oxidizers
● Paints, Haz
● Perfume, Haz
● Perishables
● Plants and Plant Products
● Poisons (Toxics)
● Radio equipment
● Radioactive material
● Samples, textile
● Seeds
● Stone/mineral samples for analysis
● Substances containing sodium/calcium cyclamate
● Tapes, computer
● Tapes, video cassettes
● Tea
● Tobacco
● Toiletries, Haz

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

You can contact the shipping company to track or receive information about your shipment’s whereabouts.

Moreover, clients have access to several shipping companies’ cargo tracking systems.

If you utilize a shipping company’s tracking system, you simply need the tracking number.

A tracking number, sometimes called a tracking code, is a unique identifier assigned to each shipment that enables you to follow its movement between countries or even inside one country.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

It is not necessary to obtain freight insurance. It is, nevertheless, strongly advised.

Cargo insurance is by far the most efficient way to protect the value of your belongings from physical damage, theft, or ordinary wear and tear. Cargo insurance does not cover all shipping products, and coverage varies greatly by location.

What is the Maximum Weight That Can Be Loaded into a Container?

According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the allowable payload for a standard loaded 40-ft container would be 67,200 lb. (It’s worth noting that foreign shippers, including trucks and container ships, don’t always accurately check the weight of each filled container, leading to overweight containers being loaded onto vehicles for shipment.)

My Container Is Being Delivered to My Home. How Much Space Is Required?

You’ll need a place that’s the same size as the container’s storage capacity. If you’re unloading a 20-foot container, for example, you’ll need a space large enough to accommodate 10 pallets.

What’s the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder, a Broker, and an NVOCC?

A freight forwarder is an agency that manages the storage and transportation of commodities on behalf of its customers. Among the services it provides are inland transportation tracking, shipment and export documentation, warehousing, container space reservation, freight settlement, freight consolidation, cargo insurance, and insurance claim filing. Freight forwarders typically use their own bills of lading or air waybills to ship their goods.

Shipbrokers function as middle-men for shipowners and shipping firms. They are occasionally involved in the selling and purchase of ships, negotiating between buyers and sellers.

Even though it does not own the vessels, a non-vessel-operating common carrier (NVOCC) provides all of the services of an ocean carrier. The NVOCC generates its own bill of lading (also known as a House Bill of Lading, or HBL) with almost identical data fields to the vessel operator’s Master Bill of Lading, each functioning as a contract of carriage for separate parties.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

Three Movers can help you ship a container from anywhere in the world to Guatemala:

Afghanistan to Guatemala
Albania to Guatemala
Algeria to Guatemala
Andorra to Guatemala
Angola to Guatemala
Antigua to Guatemala
Argentina to Guatemala
Armenia to Guatemala
Australia to Guatemala
Austria to Guatemala
Azerbaijan to Guatemala
Bahamas to Guatemala
Bahrain to Guatemala
Bangladesh to Guatemala
Barbados to Guatemala
Belarus to Guatemala
Belgium to Guatemala
Belize to Guatemala
Benin to Guatemala
Bhutan to Guatemala
Bolivia to Guatemala
Bosnia Herzegovina to Guatemala
Botswana to Guatemala
Brazil to Guatemala
Brunei to Guatemala
Bulgaria to Guatemala
Burkina to Guatemala
Burundi to Guatemala
Cambodia to Guatemala
Cameroon to Guatemala
Canada to Guatemala
Cape Verde to Guatemala
Central African Rep to Guatemala
Chad to Guatemala
Chile to Guatemala
China to Guatemala
Colombia to Guatemala
Comoros to Guatemala
Congo to Guatemala
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Guatemala
Costa Rica to Guatemala
Croatia to Guatemala
Cuba to Guatemala
Cyprus to Guatemala
Czech Republic to Guatemala
Denmark to Guatemala
Djibouti to Guatemala
Dominica to Guatemala
Dominican Republic to Guatemala
East Timor to Guatemala
Ecuador to Guatemala
Egypt to Guatemala
El Salvador to Guatemala
Equatorial Guinea to Guatemala
Eritrea to Guatemala
Estonia to Guatemala
Ethiopia to Guatemala
Fiji to Guatemala
Finland to Guatemala
France to Guatemala
Gabon to Guatemala
Gambia to Guatemala
Georgia to Guatemala
Germany to Guatemala
Ghana to Guatemala
Greece to Guatemala

Grenada to Guatemala
Guinea to Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau to Guatemala
Guyana to Guatemala
Haiti to Guatemala
Honduras to Guatemala
Hungary to Guatemala
Iceland to Guatemala
India to Guatemala
Indonesia to Guatemala
Iran to Guatemala
Iraq to Guatemala
Ireland to Guatemala
Israel to Guatemala
Italy to Guatemala
Ivory Coast to Guatemala
Jamaica to Guatemala
Japan to Guatemala
Jordan to Guatemala
Kazakhstan to Guatemala
Kenya to Guatemala
Kiribati to Guatemala
Korea North to Guatemala
Korea South to Guatemala
Kosovo to Guatemala
Kuwait to Guatemala
Kyrgyzstan to Guatemala
Laos to Guatemala
Latvia to Guatemala
Lebanon to Guatemala
Lesotho to Guatemala
Liberia to Guatemala
Libya to Guatemala
Liechtenstein to Guatemala
Lithuania to Guatemala
Luxembourg to Guatemala
Macedonia to Guatemala
Madagascar to Guatemala
Malawi to Guatemala
Malaysia to Guatemala
Maldives to Guatemala
Mali to Guatemala
Malta to Guatemala
Marshall Islands to Guatemala
Mauritania to Guatemala
Mauritius to Guatemala
Mexico to Guatemala
Micronesia to Guatemala
Moldova to Guatemala
Monaco to Guatemala
Mongolia to Guatemala
Montenegro to Guatemala
Morocco to Guatemala
Mozambique to Guatemala
Myanmar, {Burma} to Guatemala
Namibia to Guatemala
Nauru to Guatemala
Nepal to Guatemala
Netherlands to Guatemala
New Zealand to Guatemala
Nicaragua to Guatemala
Niger to Guatemala
Nigeria to Guatemala
Norway to Guatemala
Oman to Guatemala
Pakistan to Guatemala

Palau to Guatemala
Palestine to Guatemala
Panama to Guatemala
Papua New Guinea to Guatemala
Paraguay to Guatemala
Peru to Guatemala
Philippines to Guatemala
Poland to Guatemala
Portugal to Guatemala
Qatar to Guatemala
Romania to Guatemala
Russian Federation to Guatemala
Rwanda to Guatemala
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Guatemala
Samoa to Guatemala
San Marino to Guatemala
Sao Tome & Principe to Guatemala
Saudi Arabia to Guatemala
Senegal to Guatemala
Serbia to Guatemala
Seychelles to Guatemala
Sierra Leone to Guatemala
Singapore to Guatemala
Slovakia to Guatemala
Slovenia to Guatemala
Solomon Islands to Guatemala
Somalia to Guatemala
South Africa to Guatemala
South Sudan to Guatemala
Spain to Guatemala
Sri Lanka to Guatemala
St Kitts & Nevis to Guatemala
St Lucia to Guatemala
Sudan to Guatemala
Suriname to Guatemala
Swaziland to Guatemala
Sweden to Guatemala
Switzerland, {Eswatini} to Guatemala
Syria to Guatemala
Taiwan to Guatemala
Tajikistan to Guatemala
Tanzania to Guatemala
Thailand to Guatemala
Timor-Leste to Guatemala
Togo to Guatemala
Tonga to Guatemala
Trinidad & Tobago to Guatemala
Tunisia to Guatemala
Turkey to Guatemala
Turkmenistan to Guatemala
Tuvalu to Guatemala
Uganda to Guatemala
Ukraine to Guatemala
United Arab Emirates to Guatemala
United Kingdom to Guatemala
United States to Guatemala
Uruguay to Guatemala
Uzbekistan to Guatemala
Vanuatu to Guatemala
Vatican City to Guatemala
Venezuela to Guatemala
Vietnam to Guatemala
Yemen to Guatemala
Zambia to Guatemala
Zimbabwe to Guatemala

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at [email protected]

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