CONSOLIDATED LCL CARGO SHIPMENT TO PANAMA OR FROM PANAMA
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Panama is a country with a very important coast line in the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, which gives Panama an extraordinary opportunity to develop a network of national ports dedicated to the handling not only of containerized cargo, but a wide variety of other kinds of cargo for the domestic and international market.
Among its main ports:
• Balboa Port, is the only container terminal in full operation from the Pacific, giving service to the different freight lines for the shipping activities, loading and unloading and transshipment of goods to the region.
• Panama International Terminal, is the main port of Panama located just by the to the Pacific Ocean of panama’s channel in Balboa’s sector. The land access system is through the panama train system.
• Manzanillo, this port has a handling capacity of 3.5 million TEUs. The transshipment operations are 85% of its containerized operations.
• Cristobal port, has the capacity of receiving and handling bulk containers, dry and liquid, vehicles, general cargo and special projects.
• Colon port, with a modern terminal for containers taking advantage of Panama’s geographical position and its connecting benefits to the country, offering a wide variety of logistic and sea services services.
If you wish to send your cargo to Panama through a reliable net of cargo consolidators or groupage companies, CONSOLHUB is undoubtedly your best option, offering you the best service options so you can choose the one that works best for you according to your needs and anytime you need, we are associated with the best international freight companies.
Imports to Panama and Exports to Panama
Panama was number 86 in 2016 of the World ranking of imports and exports, 85th most important economy of the world according to UN’s data. Panama’s economy has been developed through sea freight being one of the five main economic sectors of the country. Imported goods to Panama arrive mainly from Japan, China, USA, Colombia and Singapore. Panama’s main exports are passenger and cargo ships, sulphonamides, oxygen compounds, aminos, packed drugs and refined oil.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN YOU WISH TO IMPORT OR EXPORT CONSOLIDATED CARGO?
Something important to consider when you decide to export or import besides the costs and the transit time, is to know the main ports of origin as well as destination ports to identify which one will be the best options for LCL ocean shipping.
Ocean freight shipping has different costs that you need to be aware not only the ocean shipment price but also the origin and destination costs such as, customs, deconsolidation or local delivery. Likewise, you should consider having all the paperwork needed (whether you import or export) and checking the correct filling of the BL (Bill of landing) that stands for the cargo.
WHAT DOES CONSOLIDATED CARGO OR LCL MEAN?
The acronym means (less than container load) this load is put together from a group of different clients, in one container (it’s consolidated) and a service called consolidated cargo is generated. This is normally provided by groupage or consolidated ocean freight companies it is frequently used for smaller cargo not big enough to fill a complete container by itself. If you look for consolidated cargo, through CONSOLHUB we offer services door to door, port to port, port to door, and door to port, for consolidated cargo.
WHY IS CONSOLHUB THE BEST CHOICE FOR CONSOLIDATED SEA FREIGHT SERVICES?
At Consolhub you will find the best prices for consolidated cargo, thanks to our agreements with NVOCC and ocean cargo consolidators and the volumes we manage directly with the leading and best-known companies of sea freight. We are the link between the most specialized consolidating companies, being this our area of expertise.
WHY USE SEA FREIGHT?
In sea or ocean freight, different kinds of cargo are used, FCL cargo (Full container load) and LCL (Less container load) both are transported in containers of different sizes, among the most common are 20, 40 and 40 HC ft for specific loads such as perishable goods, or material that needs to be transported with an specific temperature, it is important that in order to ask for an import or export service, all the cargo details are known and shared in order to assign the right container and the right kind of operation so that the booking is correctly done.
To give you an idea of the total amount of cargo transported via sea, according to UNCTAD it goes as high as 80%, that is why it has become one of the fundamental factors of the world economy growth.