Container Shipping to Philippines

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International Container Shipping to Philippines

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 Philippines.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Philippines: Aparri, Batangas, Cebu, Manila, Quezon City.

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The Philippines has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995.

Here is the list of documents required for international shipping to the Philippines: Commercial Invoice, Bill of Lading or Airway Bill for air shipments, Certificate of Origin (if requested), Packing List, Applicable special certificates required due to the nature of goods being shipped and/or requested by importer/ bank/ letter of credit clause, (e.g. Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) license, Commercial Invoice of Returned Philippine Goods and Supplemental Declaration on Valuation, For Letter of Credit (L/C) Transaction, a duly accomplished Letter of Credit (L/C)  including Proforma Invoice, Import Entry Declaration for Advance Customs Import  Duty (ACID), For non-L/C Transactions, either Draft Documents against Acceptance (D/A),  Documents Against Payment (D/P), Open Account (OA) or self-funded, a Proforma  Invoice.

Free Trade Zones
Philippines has Subic Bayone Free Trade Zone, that is located 80 km northwest of Manila, in the province of Zambales, and a short distance north of the entrance to Manila Bay. It is strategically located near major international shipping lanes in the South China Sea. This zone offers a natural harbour that is protected on 3 sides by mountains and is only a three-hour drive from manila. The country has also special Economic Trade Zones.

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 Philippines:

  20’ Container 40’ Container Transit Time 
 East Coast - Cebu  $1,358.00 $2,020.00 37
 West Coast - Cebu $1,429.00 $991.00 23
 East Coast - Davao $1,433.00 $2,420.00 n/a
 West Coast - Davao $1,365.00 $2,249.00 n/a
 East Coast - Manila $1,473.00 $1,695.00 29
 West Coast - Manila $1,011.00 $1,156.00 21

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.