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Puerto Cortes (HNPCR)

Container shipping Antwerp to Puerto Cortes

Would you like to ship a container from Antwerp to Puerto Cortes (HNPCR)? Sea freight offers many opportunities: you can ship large volumes at low costs, it’s convenient and it is safe. Importing a container overseas with refrigerated cargo or semi-finished goods can be arranged by shipping companies such as Sea Lead Shipping. They can get you and a wide range of container types. An important point of attention is (FCL) Full Container Load and Less Container Load (LCL). Via this website we offer up-to-date information for international transport Puerto Cortes (HN PCR). You will find inside-information about the various sea container types. For this we offer a export plan in 5 steps. Describe what you want to transport and we will prepare a quote with extensive pricing details.

  • Ocean shipping is a fast, staunch and inexpensive way to ship your goods to anywhere in the world.
  • When you compare it with air shipments, there are fewer restrictions and lower emissions.
  • Sea freight is ideal for worldwide relocations and shipping liquid bulk or cars.
  • The Port of Puerto Cortes offers excellent transit options in Honduras.
  • The most commonly used containers are: 20 foot, 40 foot and Dry Van, Insulated, Flat Rack, Tank, Open-Top, Refrigerated containers.

Shipping to Puerto Cortes (HNPCR) from Antwerp (BEANR)

shipping container from port antwerp to port of Puerto Cortes

Ocean freight shipping is the most economical form of transportation. Your material is loaded into the container. Your freight forwarder ensures that a container is ready. A truck transports the cargo to the shipping vessel at the departure port Puerto Cortes (HN PCR), and will be shipped over the sea to the customs at the destination harbor. There are different kind of options: port-to-port, door-to-port, door-to-door, port-to-port. In the table below we share facts about the arrival port.

Port of departurePort of Antwerp (BEANR)
Country of departureBelgium
Port of destinationPort of Puerto Cortes
Country of destinationHonduras
Port CodeHNPCR
Transportation time+/- 27 days
Shipping prices$$$$
Office address15 calle Este, entre 1era Ave. y Zona Libre., 1 Avenida, Puerto Cortés, Honduras
Telephone number(504)665-0192

Freight Forwarder Antwerp – port of Puerto Cortes

  1. Details of your shipping

    Enter the port of origin and destination of shipment. Choose how you want to transport: FCL (Full Container Load) or LCL (Less than Container Load). Also choose the size of the container (twenty foot, forty foot or a high cube).

  2. Loading the freight

    Primarily, ensure the freight is properly packaged. To limit damage, it is best to pack the freight on pallets. Also make sure you have good labels.

  3. Customs document

    When you transport goods to Puerto Cortes (HNPCR), you need to share several export documents (for the national customs): bill of lading, commercial invoice, packing declaration, export/import customs declaration, certificates of origin. A Bill of Lading is a required document that is provided to the shipper to acknowledge the receipt of cargo and confirm that the items are well packed for shipment.

  4. Find your incoterms

    Freight forwarders make us of incoterms to define the rights and obligations of both the buyer and seller. The agreed Incoterm determines who bears responsibility for e.g. insurance, transport and all documents. Widely used incoterms are Free On Board (FOB), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF), Delivery Duty Paid (DDP).

  5. Follow your cargo live

    Use the Online Container & Freight Tracking System to check where your load is right now. You can see exactly when the shipping is departed from POL (Port of loading), arrived at Port of Destination (POD) and when it has arrived at the final destination.

Sea freight from Puerto Cortes (HNPCR) to Antwerp (BEANR): pick a container

You want to export goods and ship a container from port of Puerto Cortes – (HN PCR) to port of Antwerp – (BE ANR)? It is important to get a suitable container. There are different sizes (20-ft, 40-ft) and different terms and conditions (FCL shipping or LCL shipping). There are several international shipping lines that transport your cargo. The port offers an excellent connection to surrounding cities. In the section below you can read all important information about the most popular container types. You can also click directly to information about Import.

from harbor Puerto Cortes HN PCR to antwerp BE ANR

Specifications of a 20 ft container

20 ft. containers (sometimes also called dry van) is the most preferred container size. They are easy to transport, which means they are cheaper to ship. Widely used for transporting personal items or international removals. Some extra info: The acronym TEU stands for Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

  • This box is a very suitable choice for the transportation of cargo via ocean shipments.
  • A 20-foot container has a surface area of: 6,06 x 2,44 x 2,59.
  • The container can be loaded with 11 pallets.
  • You must take into account a maximum permitted weight of +/- 27.300 kilogram.

Information and benefits of 40 foot container

The 40-foot container offers twice as much space as the 20-footer. Many types of goods can be shipped within these boxes. This makes it an excellent choice for shipping large quantities of goods. Moreover, there are also special 40 foot containers such as the ‘high cube’ box. They are 1 foot higher than a regular container. Stuff can be stacked high.

  • Taller and bulkier than the standard containers.
  • The format is universal: L 12.19m x W 2.44m x H 2.59m.
  • It allows the transport of up to 28 pallets.
  • The max. weight is limited to +/- 28.500 kg.

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Details about Full Container (FCL)

f you have enough goods to fill one full container load, then renting a full container is the most interesting. Transport specialists call this Full Container Load (FCL). You don’t have to share space with others. There are many advantages to it: optimal transit time, less risk of damage during the logistics process and and it costs less at the bottom of the line. You have to pay attention to a few things: it is unsuitable for small goods exporters and it is harder to unload the FCL shipment. Have your cargo depart from another port? See also Rotterdam to Puerto Cortes (HNPCR) and Hamburg to Puerto Cortes (HNPCR).

  • The meaning of FCL is: your goods are stored in a fully owned container.
  • Suitable for as many small items on pallets as large goods.
  • When you send more than 10 standard pallets.
  • Available at: e.g. MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, ONE, COSCO.

When do i need a Less than container Load (LCL)?

If a large full container is unnecessary, you can ship it in a shared container with other shipments. This is known as LCL (Less Than Container Load). The concept of LCL is that you only pay for the space you need in a shipping container. You benefit from many advantages: you can save money on smaller shipments, you can save on inventory costs and it is faster during peak-season. Important: if you have a cargo load that is more than half a container unit, then it is often more interesting to go for an FCL shipping. The shipping costs are calculated on the basis of the dimensions of the package i.e. the length, width.

  • LCL means that your shipment is taking up only a part of a partial container.
  • A suitable choice for transport with a size between 2 m3 – 15,5 m3.
  • Cost-effective for freight forwarders with smaller shipment volumes.
  • There is always sufficient availability (every season).
  • Available at: e.g. Yang Ming, ZIM, Evergreen, HMM, Wan Hai.

Other types of containers and customization

You can choose from many types of boxes for shipping your cargo. There is a suitable solution for every type of cargo. The most common type is the Dry van. There are specially developed transport options for oil or petroleum, flowers, fruit or other special goods. Our specialist has placed a summary below. You can also check more information about shipping to Vado Ligure (ITVDL), port of Shekou (CNSHK), Belgrade (RSBEG) harbor and terminal La Guaira (VELAG).

  • Bulk Containers: used to ship a broad range of dry cargo like wheat, rice and corn.
  • Flat Rack Containers: it is flat and cargo can be loaded either from the sides or from the top.
  • Hard-Top Containers: used for bulk cargo like cement, automotive, construction goods, steel, etc.
  • High-Cube Containers: an intermodal storage unit with an external height of 9ft. 6in.
  • Insulated Containers: a type of packaging used to ship temperature sensitive products.
  • Open-Top Containers: enables oversized cargo such as timber and scrap metal to be loaded from the top.
  • Palletwide Containers: ideal for transporting euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are used for goods which need to be transported at a constant temperature.
  • Tank Containers: for the transport of all types of bulk liquid by rail, road and sea.
  • Ventilated Containers: ventilation is provided by openings in the top and bottom side rails.

Kind of load: What do you want to ship?

Exporting goods by sea from Antwerp (BEANR) to Puerto Cortes (HNPCR) has lots of advantages: attractive costs, best for Bulky Goods and containers can also be used for further transportation by road or rail. Much seen ocean cargo via sea import/export routes are: dry bulk, neo bulk, containerized, liquid bulk, roll on/roll off. Below we give an explanation.

  • Car shipping: a professional company ships your vehicle internationally.
  • House Moving: excellent logistic support in case of relocation.
  • Removals (Household Goods): have your household effects shipped to a new home.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. biofuels, petroleum, gasoline, hydrogen, chemicals, kerosene.
  • Dry Bulk: coal, iron ore, grain but also stuff like plates, sand, lumber, salt.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): one of the most flexible methods of shipping vehicles overseas.
  • Breakbulk: relates to trades where the cargoes are carried in unitized form.
  • Retail & other: cargo like clothes, art and antiques, medical/pharmacy, electronic goods, toys or food, drinks, fashion, furniture, shoes.

All about international transport (FAQ)

How many days are needed to ship from Antwerp to Puerto Cortes?

Shipping a container from Antwerp (BE) to Puerto Cortes takes approximately 27 days. The total distance is approximately 6450 nautical miles (nmi). That equates to 11945 km. In case of sea freight, you have to pay close attention to ETD and ETA. ETD means the Expected or Estimated Time of Departure. ETA It is the date and time that the vessel has been scheduled to arrive into port. There are many factors that determine the final shipping time: the boat speed, weather and maintenance.

How much does it cost to ship a container to Puerto Cortes (HNPCR)?

Shipping rates from Antwerp (Belgium) to Puerto Cortes (Honduras) are relatively expensive. The total cost is subject to various parts such as the size of the container, the total distance to the delivery destination and currency. Please contact us for a customised quote and extra info.

Which customs documents do I need for a shipment?

When you are sending goods to Puerto Cortes, then customs clearance is an important step. Exporters need to include the following documents with their goods: Certificate of Origin, Letter of Credit, Import/export Licenses, Packing List, Insurance Certificate, Commercial Invoice. For more substantive information and tips you can contact the customs of Honduras or navigate to the website of the port or the government (

Which incoterm is best for me?

The Incoterms decide which party will cover insurance fees for the shipment. For transport by ship we usually use FOB and CIF. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the selling party arranges all the costs up to and including the ocean freight to the required port. Terms of Free on Board (FOB): the seller is responsible for all expenses the goods until they have been placed on board of the ship. In addition, there are other Incoterms 2000 like e.g. Ex Works (EXW), Free Alongside Ship (FAS), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Free Carrier (FCA) and Delivered At Place (DAP), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP), Cost and Freight (CFR).

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