Container Shipping to Ecuador


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International Container Shipping to Ecuador

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 Ecuador.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Ecuador: Cuenca, Guayaquil, Machala, Quito, Santo Domingo.

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Ecuador was admitted to WTO in 1996. Ecuador took serious steps to loosen and make better the predictability and transparency of the trade regime through autonomous, regional and multilateral initiatives, with all the tariff lines bound and MFN rates progressively reduced under WTO and other regional agreements.

When shipping goods to Ecuador, casual importers fill out the declaration form and attach a copy of the local identification document. As for the frequent importers, they should register their data through the private banks duly authorized by the central bank of Ecuador or related offices. They will also require a tax contributors register (RUC) and proof of legal organization as a formal business or corporation.

Free Trade Zones (Warehouses)

Five free trade zones have been established in Ecuador. These free trade zones provide for: the import of raw materials and machinery free of duty; the export of finished and semi-processed goods; raw materials without duty; and a tax exemption for all business transactions and contracts which take place in the zone.

Phone: (593-2) 562-565
Fax: (593-2) 562-258

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 Ecuador:

 20’ Container 40’ Container Transit Time 
 East Coast - Guayaquil $1,504.00 $2,054.00 11
 West Coast - Guayaquil $1,981.00 $2,681.00 26

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.