Shipping to Panama from USA


When there is a need for shipping to Panama the USG shipping is the first place to contact and ask for a quote!  Regardless if your cargo is in the East or West Coast of the US, our team will give the most exact quote within less than twenty-four hours. If you don’t like to waste extra time on back and forth on your first shipping request to Panama please give us the type of commodity, volume, weight, and other needed information so we can offer the shipping rate instantly. Port of Balboa which is by far the busiest port in South America is mainly used for unloading and reloading of the vessels. When shipping to Panama from USA West Coast, the cargo will go to Balboa but it can also get delivered to Panama City. If you are shipping the same container via Miami to Panama, Colon is a better option. Regardless if you are an expat or returning citizen the shipping rate to Panama will be the same but clearance of the container is different but it is not very complicated either way as long you do not import restricted items and you make sure that your shipment is fully lawful with Panama’s regulation.

Shipping a car to Panama

You can easily import cars to Panama, but there will be a duty tax based on the value of the car so always have that verified before shipping your car. Shipping rates to Panama vary depending on the shipping options, we can move your vehicles either by container or Roll on Roll off. There is no problem to have household goods along with the car inside the container however it is important to create a packing list for the items that are inside the car. We will pick up the car from any place in the US and transport to our loading dock either in USA West Coast or East Coast and arrange the loading of the car into the container.  The cost to ship 4 cars loaded into the 40 feet container is $2985.

Shipping container to Panama: Any type of cargo may get loaded into the container and ship it to Panam and all type of containers is available for shipping to Panama from standard to the flat rack, open top and refrigerated. Your cargo to Panama transported by the carrier operation and the document processing gets done by USG team.  Due to years of relationship with some of the local Panama freight companies, USG offer door to door service if such service needed. With the door to door service, cargo delivery address is the consignee’s warehouse in Panama and consignee need to arrange the off-loading of the container.  Panama is an amazing place for retirement, especially if you are moving to Panama as a US Citizen. The formality to get the residency and live it is not very complicated and you can enjoy the duty-free import for shipping your household goods when your residency getting approved. See below, some rates if you are shipping container to Panama from the US :

Port of departure Port of Arrival Container Size Transit Time Rate for shipping
Los Angeles Balboa, Panama 20 8 $3295
Los Angeles Balboa, Panama 40 8 $3695

The rates are subject to space availability in the US!

Shipping boxes to Panama 

You may just have few boxes for shipping to Panama and there is no need to book a full container load for such request. The transit time from the US to Panama when shipping via ocean is very short so everybody in general use the sea freight however in case of emergency there is an option to ship your cargo by air to Panama.  The door to door delivery is also a solution when you don’t like to deal with the hassle of clearance and pick up from the airport. For shipping boxes to Panama via the ocean, you can deliver the boxes to one of our terminals in the US and from where we handle shipping of the boxes.

Panama is a thin country between Costa Rica and Colombia. With the fast-growing economy, this country demand for the product is high. With ports in almost every major city, receiving your goods couldn’t have been easier. Our team can help you transport your freight from anywhere in the US to any major city in Panama. The USG can work with your every shipping need. Panama Canal which is connecting the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic is the most important canal in the world handling about 300 millions of tons of shipping cargo. The main import from the US is Cosmetics, Organic, Electronic, and Machinery. For more information about freight to Panama, Please contact the Panama Embassy in Washington DC

Send us a rate request for shipping to Panama or give us call if ready to book!

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