Container Shipping to Bahamas

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International Container Shipping to Bahamas

When shipping your goods to another country, you'll want to import them economically. Get here all required information about rates and shipping services to help you make your container shipping process as easy as possible. Look through the information on free trade zones, customs requirements and rates on shipping your containers to Bahamas.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Bahamas: Freeport, Nassau, Cooper's Town.

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Documentation required for import of goods: Entry forms are required by Bahamian Customs for goods shipping by sea, post or air.  An invoice (original or copy) is also required.  Goods can be cleared through

Customs without an invoice if the company-importer leaves a deposit (usually double the estimated duty) and agrees to give an invoice later on.

Free Trade Zones

The City of Freeport on the island of Grand Bahamas is a main free trade zone.

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) controles the free trade zone, under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (1955) whereby the Bahamian Government stated that businesses in the Freeport area will be duty free until 2054. The area of the land grants was increased to 138,000 acres.
Grand Bahama Development Company
Tel: (242) 352-6711
Fax: (242) 352-8310, (242) 352-9864

When thinking of using FCL shipping option (20’ and 40’ containers), you should keep in mind the following advantages:
1) The container volume is all at your disposal;
2) You don’t have to have to wait for your order being consolidated with other orders shipped to the same destination;
3) Mind that your goods will stay in the container from the time of loading in the origin port to the time of unloading at the destination.

Here are the estimated costs on importing your container from United States to the ports in Bahamas: 

 20’ Container  40’ ContainerTransit Time  
 East Coast - Nassau $2,058.00 $2,558.00 6
 West Coast - Nassau $4,473.00 $5,434.00 20

To get the full cost of transportation you should add the following:

- Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF Charges) - $90 - $180
- Wharfage - $3 per MT
- Bill of Lading - $50
- Drayage from Terminal to Your Door (depends on the distance) - $220 (minimum) for 20’ and $235 (minimum) for 40’ container
- Fuel Surcharge - starts at $40
- Shipper's Declaration (Over $2,500.00) - $50
- Allowance for Industrial Goods - $100 - $150
- Hazardous Material - $100 

Please note that these charges are subject to change. Request an online quote to get the fresh rates.