At Promptus LLC, we assist companies looking to ship cargo into Latin America and the Caribbean Islands. Whether you need to coordinate an LTL (less-than-load) or FTL (full truckload) shipment, we can help!
Main Ports and Airports in Ecuador
Most of Ecuador’s seaports are small, and many operate on bodies of water within the country. Here are the most popular ports:
- Balao Terminal
- Portuaria de Esmeraldas
- Port of Guayaquil
- Port of Manta
The Port of Guayaquil is the central hub for most of the country’s imports and a large percentage of their exports. It is actually a riverport, operating off the Guaya River just under 45 miles from the Pacific Coast.
Many airports in Ecuador serve both domestic and international flights. However, not all handle the cargo transports coming in and out of the country. These are the busiest airports, cargo-wise:
- Mariscal Sucre International Airport (Quito)
- José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (Guayaquil)
- Cotopaxi International Airport (Latacunga)
Important Trade Data Regarding the US/Canada and Ecuador
Ecuador has the 70th largest export economy in the world. It is the US’ 42nd most significant trading partner and generated a total of $11.2B in two-way revenue in 2017. Currently, Ecuador is the US’ 43rd best export market, with earnings up 15.8% since 2016, a total of $4.8B. The top items we export to Ecuador from the US and Canada include:
- Mineral fuels
- Electrical machinery
- Paper and paperboard
In 2017, Ecuador became the US’ 41st biggest import market, grossing $6.2B in trade revenue, an increase of 4% since 2007. While the US and Canada receive various goods from Ecuador, some of our top imports include:
- Fish and seafood, such as crustaceans
- Edible fruits and nuts, such as bananas and plantains
- Live trees and plants
How Much Does It Cost to Transport Goods To/From Ecuador
Promptus, LLC is a freight forwarding company that operates out of South Florida and helps to facilitate cargo shipments between countries such as Ecuador and other places throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to ocean shipping services, we can help you get through CBP paperwork with a licensed Customs Broker. Contact us today at to get a quote for our services!