Shipping to Puerto Rico

Honourocean makes shipping to Puerto Rico effortless, offering a wide range of services. Select from multiple shipping options and benefit from our expertise and competitive pricing.

At Honour Ocean, we recognize the challenges that can come with shipping to Puerto Rico. Yet, with our extensive freight services, these challenges are seamlessly addressed. As an industry leader, our profound expertise and experience guarantee the safe and timely delivery of your shipments.

Puerto Rico, nestled in the Caribbean as an unincorporated territory of the United States, is a bustling hub for both commercial and personal shipping needs. While its unique location might complicate logistics compared to shipping within the contiguous U.S., Honourocean is well-equipped with the necessary knowledge and resources to simplify these complexities.

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Why Choose Honourocean?

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There are many reasons to choose FreightCenter for your shipping needs to Puerto Rico:

  • We have the expertise and experience to ensure your shipment arrives safely and on time.

  • Convenience: We offer a range of shipping options and delivery methods to meet your specific needs.

  • Cost-Effective: We work with a network of carriers to provide you with the most cost-effective shipping options.

  • Customs Expertise: Our team of customs experts can help you navigate the complex customs process and ensure your shipment is cleared quickly.

  • Our devoted customer service team is on standby 24/7, ready to assist you with any inquiries or concerns regarding your shipment.

  • Technology: Our advanced shipping technology allows you to track your shipment in real-time and receive updates throughout the shipping process.

 

If you’re looking for a reliable freight forwarding company in China, Honourocean Shipping is a great option. 

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Shipping Options to Puerto Rico

At Honourocean, we offer a range of shipping options to Puerto Rico to meet your needs. Our services include:

  •  LTL (Less-than-Truckload) Shipping: 

    LTL (Less Than Truckload) shipping consolidates various small shipments from different customers into a single truck, enabling cost-sharing among customers. Rely on Honourocean’s experts to provide you with the most competitive rates and a wide range of options for all your LTL shipping requirements.

  • Truckload Shipping: If you have a larger shipment weighing over 15,000 pounds, truckload shipping may be the best option. This option provides the entire truck, ensuring your shipment arrives quickly and safely.

  • Air Freight Shipping: Air Freight Shipping is the ideal choice for time-sensitive shipments. We collaborate with all the major airlines to offer fast and dependable air freight services to Puerto Rico.

  • Ocean Freight Shipping: Ocean freight shipping is the most cost-effective option for large shipments that are not time-sensitive. We offer both Full Container Load (FCL) and Less-than-Container Load (LCL) possibilities to meet your needs.

  • Expedited Services

    Nationwide Expedited Trucking services ensure your freight is transported securely and swiftly. When your cargo demands rapid delivery, our freight shipping experts are equipped to expedite your shipment efficiently, whether it’s contained in one large box or constitutes a full truckload. Expedited shipping is the go-to solution for freight that requires swift transit, prioritizing delivery speed. This service is particularly crucial in urgent scenarios, like urgent engine repairs or replacements for essential machinery.

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    Specialized Freight Shipping

    Specialized transportation is a service tailored for items needing particular handling, equipment, or shipping conditions. It often encompasses high-value items, oversized cargo, or goods requiring temperature-controlled environments. Access the most dependable Specialized Freight Services rates from leading carriers effortlessly. Whether you need white glove service or international shipping, we have comprehensive solutions to support your needs.

What Documentation is Needed for Shipments to Puerto Rico?

  • A bill of lading (Required)

  • A Commercial Invoice (Required regardless of value)

  • A shipper’s export declaration with Electronic Export Information (EEI) – If the declared value exceeds $2,500

 

At Honourocean, our team of customs specialists is dedicated to guiding you through this intricate process. We’ll collaborate with you to guarantee that all essential paperwork is accurately completed and any requisite fees are promptly paid.

Customs and Duties

Navigating customs and duties presents a unique challenge when shipping to Puerto Rico. As a U.S. territory, there are no customs duties on items shipped from Puerto Rico to the mainland United States. Yet, an 11.5 percent sales tax is levied on products shipped from the United States to Puerto Rico. For more details, refer to U.S. Customs and Border Protection – San Juan.

Delivery Options

We offer a range of delivery options to Puerto Rico, including:

  • Door-to-Door Delivery: This is the most convenient option for most shippers. We will pick up your shipment at the point of origin and deliver it directly to the recipient’s door in Puerto Rico.

  •  Port-to-Door Delivery: If you are shipping a large or heavy item, port-to-door delivery may be the best option. We will deliver your shipment to the port in Puerto Rico, and the recipient will be responsible for arranging for transportation from the port to their final destination.

  • Port-to-Port Delivery: For the most cost-effective option, we offer port-to-port delivery. We will deliver your shipment to the port in Puerto Rico, and the recipient will be responsible for arranging for transportation from the port to their final destination.

  • DDP shipping

    we also supply door to door shipping from china to Puerto Rico.

Our mission is to add value for our customers by providing tailored shipping solutions that cater to their distinct needs. We aim to meet all shipping demands, from the simplest to the most complex, with expert advice, guidance, and creativity.

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What is the Cheapest Way to Ship to Puerto Rico?

if for small orders below 45kg, by express such as dhl, fedex is chepeast.

if more than 45kg, by air freight port to port cheaper;

if more than 1cbm, by LCL better ;

if more than 20cbm,by 20ft container shipping is cheapest.

also if use honour ocean DDP shipping(door to door including customs clearance and tax, it;s convenience.)

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How Long Does Shipping to Puerto Rico Take?

  • When shipping anything you must determine the delivery time of your goods. Fast shipping is typically costly, but cheaper shipping may be slower.

  • It may require 3-7 days by express, such as FedEx, or UPS.

  • Air freight: 14-21 days;

  • Ocean freight:

    • FCL (full container load): 30-35 days

    • LCL (less than container load): 35-40 days

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How Much Does it Cost to Ship to Puerto Rico?

  • Some average price estimates:

    Air Freight:

    • Small packages (<150 lbs): $5-$8 per lb

    • Pallet shipments: $3.50-$5 per lb

    Ocean Freight:

    • FCL (full container load):

      • 20′ container: $1,500-$3,000 container rate

      • 40′ container: $2,200-$4,000 container rate

    • LCL (less than container load):

      • 100-300 kg: $9 – $15 per cubic volume

Which carriers ship to Puerto Rico?

  • There are many ocean and air carriers that provide freight transportation services from China to Puerto Rico. Some of the major carriers include:

    Ocean Freight Carriers:

    • COSCO Shipping

    • Evergreen Marine

    • Wan Hai Lines

    • Yang Ming

    • PIL (Pacific International Lines)

    • OOCL

    • Hapag-Lloyd

    • Hyundai Merchant Marine

    Air Freight Carriers:

    • Cathay Pacific

    • Air China Cargo

    • China Airlines Cargo

    • SF Express

    • EVA Airways

    • AirBridgeCargo

    • China Southern Cargo

    • Lufthansa Cargo

    Logistics companies like Honourocean often utilize these carriers to arrange and coordinate door-to-door freight shipments from China to Puerto Rico. They contract space on vessels, route through intermediate hubs, prepare documentation, and handle Customs clearance on behalf of their customers.

Does FedEx/UPS/USPS Ship to Puerto Rico?

There are several courier services to Puerto Rico. When it comes to expedited shipping service, you will always receive the cheapest shipping option to minimize the shipping cost. Here’s an example service to use.

Do I have to pay duties and taxes when shopping from the US and shipping to Puerto Rico?

  • Yes. It usually requires tax and sales duties to buy goods from US markets and ships overseas. Almost all countries have different standards regarding taxes and duties. The De minimi value of each country determines whether shipments are liable for duty on the goods they are sent. The duty of the Buyer is calculated in the percentage of the price of a piece of goods (insuring & transportation). MyUS offers the option of paying for duty when shipping on eligible international shipping.

     

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Shipping to Puerto Rico FAQ

Q. What documents are needed?

When shipping, you are required to present a bill of lading and a commercial invoice to the driver at the time of pick-up. Additionally, if the value of any item surpasses $2,500, you will need to provide a shipper’s export declaration and electronic export information (EEI).

 This document identifies what’s being shipped and is also used for:

  • Listing the value of the package (which will determine the taxes due, if applicable)

  • Import control (This is a way to control the amount of shipments being sent to a particular location and is typically used to manage shipments abroad.)

  • Duty determination (A “duty” is a tariff paid on exported goods; this is typically used when shipping across international lines.)

 

Here are a few key elements to found on a commercial invoice:

  • Contact information for both the shipper and recipient

  • Description of the item being shipped and its usage

  • Why it’s being shipped to Puerto Rico

  • Where it was manufactured

  • The number of items in the shipment and value of each one

  • Total value of the shipment

Generally, goods entering Puerto Rico are subject to taxation. As stated by the International Trade Administration, the state sales tax stands at 5.5%. Additionally, there may be a municipal sales tax of up to 1.5%, making the total tax rates vary between 5.5% to 7%, depending on the municipal tax applied. Should a tax exemption be applicable, ensure to include the tax exemption number.

 

Q. What is door-to-door delivery?

Door-to-door delivery means we will collect your shipment directly from your business or residence and ensure it is delivered right to the recipient’s doorstep in Puerto Rico, whether they are located at a business or residential address.

 

Q. What is port-to-door delivery?

Port-to-door delivery involves transporting your shipment to a designated port (typically Jacksonville, FL) and then directly delivering it to the recipient’s doorstep in Puerto Rico, regardless of whether it’s a business or residential location.

Q. What is port-to-port delivery?

Port-to-port delivery entails transporting your shipment to a specified port, most commonly the Port of Jacksonville, whereupon arrival at the destination port, the freight is held for the recipient to collect or arrange onward transportation to the final destination.

Q. What shipping services are offered?

Our shipping services include LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) for shipments ranging from 150 to 15,000 pounds, ideal for smaller freight needs. Truckload shipping is available when you require a dedicated truck or container. For faster transit times, opt for Air Freight. If you’re seeking the most cost-effective option for full container loads (FCL) or less-than-container loads (LCL), Ocean Freight is your best choice.

 

Q. Is Puerto Rico considered United States for shipping?

Yes, Puerto Rico is recognized as part of the United States for shipping purposes because it is a U.S. territory. However, its island location means that shipping to Puerto Rico might encounter more limitations and incur higher costs than standard domestic shipments within the continental U.S.

Q.  Can I combine multiple packages into one shipment?

Absolutely! Members of Honourocean can benefit from our complimentary package consolidation services. You have the option to hold your packages for up to 30 days while you gather all your purchases. Once everything is in place, you can choose to consolidate your items into a single package. This consolidation can lead to significant savings, especially if you’re purchasing from China.

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