International Cargo Shipping

Transporting Business Cargo To and From Chile
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Chile is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. It is a long, narrow country that stretches roughly half the length of South America. Chile sits between the South Pacific Ocean to the west and Argentina, Bolivia to the east and Peru to the north. Because of its direct access to the water, and its appeal to tourists, Chile sees a lot of international trade coming through the country.

At Promptus LLC, we are experts in shipping between the US/Canada and South America! By offering a variety of safe and secure shipping methods via land, air, sea, or a combination of all three, we can help companies who are looking for the best rate and quickest shipping option for their goods!

Main Ports and Airports in Chile


There are over 25 ports in Chile, many of which are reserved for small or local transportation. However, there are a handful of ports that are involved in international transports and valuable cargo. Here are the most popular:

  • Port of Arica
  • Port of Iquique
  • Port of Lirquen
  • Port of San Antonio
  • Port of San Vicente
  • Port of Valparaiso

Puerto San Antonio is currently the largest seaport in Chile, operating off the Pacific Ocean, and the busiest in the entirety of South America. The Arica port is also on the Pacific Ocean and another major player in Chile’s trade industry.

There is only one airport in Chile that handles international cargo, the Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. It is also known as the Santiago International Airport or Nuevo Pudahuel Airport.

Import/Export Info Between the US/Canada and Chile

Chile’s export economy is ranked as the 41st largest in the world and the US’ 29th biggest trading partner. In 2016, there was a total of $24.2B generated in two-way trade between the countries.

The following year, the US ranked Chile as the 21st largest market for export, calculating $13.6B in exporting trade value, up 5.2% since the previous year. The top categories businesses have exported to Chile from the US/Canada include:

  • Mineral fuels
  • Machinery
  • Aircraft
  • Electrical machinery
  • Vehicles

Based on recent data from 2017, The US has ranked Chile the 32nd largest supplier of imported goods, which generated around $10.6B in trade value that same year. Some top imports from Chile include:

  • Copper
  • Edible fruit and nuts
  • Fish and Seafood
  • Wood and wood products
  • Precious metal and stone, such as gold

How Much Will it Cost Your Business to Arrange Transport To/From Chile

Promptus LLC is an experienced global logistics company with over 15 years of experience coordinating shipments to and from countries like Chile. Our team is expertly trained to assist you with all your ocean shipping, and warehouse and distribution needs, including getting you an affordable rate on import and export services between the US/Canada and Chile. Contact us at 1-877-776-6799 to get in touch with a Licensed Customs Broker!

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