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Container shipping Rotterdam to Huasco

Are you looking for ways to ship a container from Rotterdam to Huasco (CLHSO)? Sea freight has many pluses: e.g. you can transport high volumes for a reasonable price, it’s transparant and containers can also be used for further transportation by road or rail. Ship a container overseas with refrigerated cargo or factory parts can be done via e.g. Sea Lead Shipping. Freight forwarders offer all kind of containers. Transporters make a distinction between (FCL) full containers and a partial filled container (LCL). Via our freight forwarders you will receive useful information regarding international transport Huasco (CL HSO). We share knowledge and useful information about the different types and ways of sea freight. You will also find a a practical step-by-step plan where we explain everything in 5 steps. Send you shipping details and we will gladly send you a tailor-made offer with great prices and shipping conditions.

  • Ocean shipping is a very popular, sure and affordable way to ship your goods to anywhere in the world.
  • Compared to air transport, it is far cheaper and you can easily transport large shipments.
  • Sea freight provides services for international removals and the transit of break bulk or consumer goods.
  • The Port of Huasco is a frequently chosen port in Chile.
  • Popular container types are: 20 footers, 40 footers and Dry Van, Insulated, Hard-Top, Open-Top, Refrigerated, Tank containers.

Shipping to Huasco (CLHSO) from Rotterdam (NLRTM)

shipping container from port rotterdam  to port of Huasco

Ocean freight shipping is a cost-effective solution for shipping goods across the seas internationally. Your personal stuff is put on a container with pellets. The freight forwarder will reserve a container for you. The freight goes by truck to the shipping vessel at the port of Huasco (CL HSO), and will be shipped over the sea to the recipient at the destination harbor. They can get you services like port-to-port, door-to-port, door-to-door, port-to-port. In the next section you will find practical information about the POD (Port Of Destination).

Port of departurePort of Rotterdam (NLRTM)
Country of departureNetherlands
Port of destinationPort of Huasco
Country of destinationChile
Port CodeCLHSO
Transit Time+/- 38 days
Shipping prices$$$$
Local addressCalle Concheria 104, Huasco 111 Region, Huasco, Chile
Telephone number5654531011

Freight Forwarder Rotterdam – port of Huasco

  1. Shipment details

    Enter the port of origin and the POD. Specify your preference: a full container for yourself (FCL) or partial shipments (LCL). Also choose the size of the container (twenty foot, forty foot or a high cube).

  2. Pack you load

    Firstly, ensure the cargo is packed appropriately for carriage. To limit damage, make sure everything is securely placed on pallets. Your load also need to be labelled in the right way.

  3. Documents Required for Exporting

    In the situations that you export goods to Huasco (CLHSO), you should organize required export documents (for the purpose of national customs): packing declaration, export/import customs declaration, certificates of origin, packing list, bill of lading. A Bill of Lading is a document or electronic invoice released by a shipping agency or carrier to the shipper to acknowledge that they have received the goods and confirm that the items are well packed for shipment.

  4. Agree on who bears the risk (Incoterm)

    Incoterms are important to define the seller’s and buyer’s responsibilities. The chosen Incoterm decides who bears responsibility for e.g. transport, insurance and the relevant documents for transport. Frequently used incoterms are Ex Works (EXW), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF), Delivery Duty Paid (DDP).

  5. Cargo Track & Trace

    Use cargo tracking to check where your cargo is right now. You can check easily when the vessel is departed from POL (Port of loading), has arrived at the destination (POD) and when the cargo was transported to the ultimate recipient.

Sea freight from Huasco (CLHSO) to Rotterdam (NLRTM): choose container

You need to ship a container from port of Huasco – (CL HSO) to port of Rotterdam – (NL RTM)? It is important to pick the right container type. You can choose from large and small sizes (20 ft, 40 ft) and different terms and conditions (LCL shipping or FCL shipping). You can have your cargo transported by multiple shipping lines. There is a good connection to important cities in the area. In the text box below we help you choose the right type and provide info about the most popular container types. Check also more information about Refrigerated Containers.

from harbor Huasco CL HSO to rotterdam NL RTM

Specifications of a 20 foot container

20 FT containers (also known as dry van) is the most common and available size. They are very efficient, that means they are quite cheap. Ideal for the transportation of bulk goods and household goods and removals. Good to know: The acronym TEU stands for Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

  • This box is widely used for sending goods with transport ships.
  • A 20-foot container has the following dimensions: 5.90m x 2,35m x 2,39m.
  • It can contain 11 Euro-pallets on a single level.
  • You must take into account a maximum permitted weight of +/- 27.600 kilogram.

What you need to know about the 40 foot container

In addition to the small one, there is also a larger 40 foot container. They are very suitable for e.g. industrial goods and retail products. This makes it very economical for shipping large sea freight. In conclusion, you can also opt for a taller ‘high cube’ version. Thereby you have a little more height. This ensures that your cargo/goods can be loaded higher.

  • Used for dry freight of all kinds.
  • In terms of format, this type comes out to: 12.025m long x 2.352m wide x 2.393m high.
  • 1 FEU fit up to 20 Standard Pallets, and 24 Euro Pallets.
  • Important: maximum load weight of +/- 28.600 kg.

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What does FCL container mean in shipping?

If you want to ship a lot of cargo, then it is usually better to book a full container. The abbreviation FCL stands for Full Container Load. You don’t need to share space with others like LCL. The advantages are great: It guarantees a faster transit time, less risk of damage during the logistics process and you pay lower price per unit. Pay attention to the disadvantages: it is not suitable for importers and exporters with lower shipping volume and the financial risk is much greater. Sending the sea freight from another port? Also see Antwerp to Huasco (CLHSO) and Hamburg to Huasco (CLHSO).

  • The premise of FCL is that an exporter is fully booking one or more shipping containers.
  • Very suitable for goods with a large dimension.
  • Recommended for shipments from 15 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, COSCO, MSC.

What is a Less than container (LCL)?

If your cargo does not fill a whole ocean freight container, you can use be made of a shared container. Transport specialists call this Less Than Container Load (LCL). LCL Means that means that you share the container with other importers. The advantages of this option include: you’re only charged for the space you are using, you can save on inventory costs and lower sourcing risk. Important: if 50% of the container consists of your goods, then you better go for FCL. LCL cost is calculated by the volume in m3 and the weight of the freight.

  • The idea of LCL is that your cargo will be placed into a partial container.
  • A suitable choice for transport with a size between 3,5 m3 & 13 m3.
  • You just pay for the used volume of the full container.
  • More Availability During Peak Season.
  • Available at: e.g. Yang Ming, Wan Hai, Evergreen, POL, ZIM.

What other types of containers are there

The range of boxes is very diverse for ocean transport. Each type of cargo needs a different solution. The most popular version is of course the Dry van. There are also special possibilities for oil, petroleum, and freshwater, flour, coffee or cocoa or unique high value cargo. You can read more about it below. Also check other destinations such as Paradip Garh (INPRT), port of Bolama (GWBOL), Kaohsiung (TWKHH) harbor and terminal Bahrain (BHBAH).

  • Bulk Containers: very suitable for dry bulk goods such as as grain, feedstuffs, spices.
  • Flat Rack Containers: the walls allows for the loading of cargo from the top and/or sides.
  • Hard-Top Containers: a specialized version of general dry van (with special roof).
  • High-Cube Containers: extremely functional for transporting light and large cargo.
  • Insulated Containers: for shipping of products that need to be maintained at specific temperatures.
  • Open-Top Containers: is a shipping box without a roof.
  • Palletwide Containers: designed to accommodate a larger amount of Euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are used for goods which need to be transported at a constant temperature.
  • Tank Containers: suitable for different modes of transportation, and built to carry hazardous cargo.
  • Ventilated Containers: are fitted with additional ventilation holes.

Main types of ocean freight: what kind of stuff are you going to ship?

Exporting cargo by ocean from Rotterdam (NLRTM) to Huasco (CLHSO) has a lot of pluses: low maintenance cost, high sea vessel load capacity and very flexible. Relevant ocean cargo categories exported via sea lines are: roll on/roll off, neo bulk, dry bulk, containerized, liquid bulk. You will find all the information in the box below.

  • Car shipping: transport your vehicle to the other side of the world.
  • House Moving: affordable and reliable way for international relocations.
  • Removals (Household Goods): have your household effects delivered quickly and reliably to another house.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. diesel, biofuels, petroleum, hydrogen, kerosene, gasoline.
  • Dry Bulk: iron ore, coal, grain but also plates, sugar, salt, sand.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): a type of shipping that is used for transporting things such as vehicles.
  • Breakbulk: small containers of freight are unloaded from pallets and packed into the ship’s hold.
  • Retail & other: items like electronic goods, clothes, art and antiques, medical/pharmacy, toys or fashion, food, drinks, machines, shoes.

FAQ: current topics around international transport

What is the estimated transit time from Rotterdam to Huasco?

Shipping a container from Rotterdam (NL) to Huasco lasts about 38 days. The distance to be covered is about 9300 nautical miles. 1 NM is about 1.85 km. The total distance is 17224 kilometers. When you send something by sea, you have to pay close attention to ETD and ETA. ETD means the Expected or Estimated Time of Departure. Estimated time of arrival (ETA) is the date and time that a shipment is predicted to arrive. The exact shipping time has several factors: draft and speed, weather and type of cargo.

What are the average costs of shipping container to Huasco (CLHSO)?

Shipping rates from Rotterdam (Netherlands) to Huasco (Chile) are relatively expensive. The total sum is determined by various factors such as cargo volume and weight, shipping route and exchange rates. Fill in the request form for current rates and transit times.

What customs documents are needed?

When you are exporting goods to Huasco, then the customs clearance will also pass. You will need the following documentation: Bill of Lading, Letter of Credit, Packing List, Insurance Certificate, Commercial Invoice, Certificate of Origin. For additional information, you can contact the customs of Chile or view the website of the port/government (

Which incoterm is best for me?

The Incoterms decide which party will cover insurance fees for the shipment. Popular terms for waterway transportation are FOB and CIF. Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) means the exporting party pays for the cost and freight of bringing the goods to the destination port of the buyer’s choosing. Free on Board (FOB) means the selling party is fully liable for the freight until all cargo is on the ship. Other popular Incoterms 2000 are: Free Carrier (FCA), Ex Works (EXW), Carriage Paid To (CPT), Free Alongside Ship (FAS) and Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP), Delivered At Place (DAP).

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