International Cargo Shipping

Transporting Cargo To and From Ecuador
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Ecuador sits on the western edge of South America, bordered by Colombia to the north and Peru to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Ecuador is known for its natural wonders such as Cotopaxi, and it stands as the most biodiverse country per square mile. Its popularity is mostly due in part to the Galapagos Islands, which bring hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. As more and more tourists enter the country, their need for international trade, especially from North America, increases as well.

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

Seaports

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.

Airports

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
  • Machinery
  • Electrical machinery
  • Plastics
  • 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!

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