Container Shipping to Barbados

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International Container Shipping to Barbados

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 Barbados.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Barbados: Bathsheba, Bridgetown, Holetown, Speightstown, The Crane.

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Barbados was admitted to WTO (World Trade Organization) in 1995.

Documentation needed for import of goods: airway bills or bills of lading (depending on the means of import), The CARICOM document invoice. The supplier’s invoice documenting all products in the shipment, the C-60 form (a declaration of particulars relating to Customs Value), A C-63 form (indicating the shipped products, the weight, the shipper, the tariff code etc.  Also have to be attached). The commercial invoice and other essential Central Bank forms must also be presented to customs.

The use of a licensed customs broker is desirable for preparing import documents.

Free Trade Zones (Warehouses)

There are no free trade zones in Barbados. The Government permits products to be stored in licensed bonded warehouses with duties payable before the goods are sold inside the country.

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 Barbados: 

  20’ Container  40’ Container Transit Time
 East Coast - Bridgetown $2,335.00   $3,408.00 13
 West Coast - Bridgetown $4,170.00 $6,062.00 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.