How to export goods to Chile by boat

International trade reaches virtually every country on the planet. Exporting goods to Chile on a container ship involves following a series of carefully planned steps to ensure a successful outcome. Different areas of this Andean country are destination points for the shipment of goods from other nations in the Americas, as well as from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

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Before embarking on this process, it is essential to obtain an exporter and importer registration document from Chile’s National Customs Service. In addition, if exporting from Spain to Chile, it is essential to also register with the Tax Agency’s REX system. Of course, specific import regulations must be complied with, and we must also be aware of the international trade treaties between Chile and the country of origin of the products.

Along with these first basic indications, it is recommended that you consider several other aspects:

  • Container ship: select the appropriate type of container (for example, 20 or 40 feet) and decide between FCL (Full Container Load) or LCL (Less than Container Load) freight according to the goods to be shipped.
  • Proper labeling and packaging: adding internationally recognized labels on the products will be vital so that the shipment is not delayed. The goods must be well packed, with special attention to perishable products such as food, which need to be refrigerated and kept under certain humidity and temperature conditions.
  • Present documentation: our merchandise must have all the necessary documentation attached, such as the commercial invoice, packing list and certificate of origin. This will be very helpful when passing through customs at origin, transit, and destination.
  • Choose the best trade route: transit time across the Atlantic Ocean can vary between 20 and 40 days. This will depend on whether the container ship is traveling from Europe, Africa, or the Middle East, or across the Pacific Ocean if it is coming from Asia, another region of the Americas or Oceania. Knowing how long the voyage will take will help us to calculate the most economical cost. We must also add the passage through special zones such as the Panama Canal.
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In order to carry out a successful commercial expedition involving maritime transport to Chile, it is very interesting to get the advice of a specialized freight forwarder to help us with the bureaucratic procedures, which in many cases are tedious and complex.

At Logisber we are very familiar with maritime transport to any Chilean city such as Santiago, Valparaíso, Concepción, Antofagasta, and Puerto Montt. Chilean companies import a wide variety of products and goods.

  • Food, such as fresh fruits, fish, seafood or meat
  • Beverages, such as wine
  • Machinery of all kinds through the break bulk system
  • Metals such as copper products
  • Pharmaceuticals such as medicines or vaccines
  • Chemicals and other dangerous goods.

If your company needs to ship products to Chile and you want it to be done by container ship in a personalized, safe, traceable, and efficient way, contact Logisber now. Our team that specializes in maritime transport will advise you on the type of commercial shipment that best suits your company’s needs and goods.