Container Shipping to Jamaica

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International Container Shipping to Jamaica

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 Jamaica.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Jamaica: Kingston, Negril, Port Antonio, Portmore, Spanish Town.

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Jamaica has been a member of WTO since 9 March 1995.

The following documents are required when importing goods in Jamaica: bill of lading or airway bill, certificate of origin, supplier invoice, packing list, declaration of value.

Free Trade Zones

Kingston Free Zone (KFZ)
Established in 1976, the Kingston Free Zone (KFZ) is situated on a 44-acre (18 hectares) site, next to the Kingston Container Terminal. The following features are offered at this location: easy access to air, sea and telecommunications services; no tax on profits; duty exemption on imports and exports; minimal customs procedures; wide market access through international trade agreements; adaptable, productive, English speaking workforce.

Tel: (876) 923-5274-8
Fax: (876) 923-602

Montego Bay Free Zone (MBFZ)
The Montego Bay Free Zone (MBFZ) was established in 1985 and is situated on a 95-acre (38.5 hectares) site to the south-west of the city of Montego Bay. This free trade zone offers the following: wide market access through C.B.I. & international trade agreements; highly trainable, adaptable, productive, English speaking work force; competitive wage rates; tax free profits 
Duty Exemption on imports and exports; minimal customs procedures

Tel: (876) 979-8696-8 or (876) 979-8091-2
Fax: (876) 979-8088

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.

Check out the estimated costs on importing your commodities from United States to the ports in Jamaica:

  20’ Container  40’ Container Transit Time
 East Coast - Kingston $1,678.00 $2,110.00 11
 West Coast - Kingston $2,806.00 $3,256.00 19

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.