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Shipping Merchandise To and From Peru
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Peru is known for its magical wonder, Machu Picchu, which brings in a great amount of tourism into the country; and its natural resources such as copper, silver, and gold – making it a big player within the trade industry. If your business is looking to export cargo from the U.S. or Canada to Peru, we can help! We assist in finding the best transportation options for both LTL (less-than-load) and FTL (full truckload) shipments and by offering land, air, and sea shipping options, we can streamline our services to provide the fastest, most reliable transportation method.

Main Ports and Airports in Peru


While there are over 100 ports in Peru, cargo trade is centralized within six main hubs:

  • Port of Callao
  • Port of Paita
  • Port of Salaverry
  • Port of Iquitos
  • Port of Ilo
  • Port of Matarani
  • Port of Talara

The Callao Port is the biggest commercial seaport in the country, followed by the Port of Matarani. The other ports help to regulate the goods coming in and out, as they all specialize in certain merchandise.

Peru handles lots of air traffic both domestically and internationally, as such, there are plenty of airports throughout the country to facilitate this type of travel. However, only a couple are available for cargo:

  • Jorge Chávez International Airport (Lima)
  • Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (Cusco)

Import/Export Info Between the US/Canada and Peru

Peru is the US’ 35th largest cargo trading partner, it generates around $18.5B annually in both imports and exports, based on data from 2016.

In 2017, the United States ranked Peru as our 30th largest export market. Within that year, we grossed $8.7B in exports, which is a 110% increase since a decade earlier, in 2007. Top exports from the US and Canada include:

  • Mineral fuels
  • Machinery
  • Cereals, such as corn
  • Electrical machinery
  • Plastics

As far as imports go, Peru ranks as the 38th most significant supplier of trade goods, grossing around $7.3B in 2017, a 16.5% increase since the previous year. Some of the US’ most popular imports from Peru include:

  • Metals
  • Mineral fuels
  • Edible fruits and nuts
  • Knit apparel
  • Vegetables

Count on Us to Arrange Freight Shipments To/From Peru

At Promptus LLC, our team is expertly trained to assist your business in finding the best rate for international shipping to Peru. Our South Florida staff can specifically provide you with ocean shipping services, in addition to warehousing and distribution options, and any customs paperwork that may be necessary. Contact us at 1-877-776-6799 to get in touch with one of our Licensed Customs Brokers and learn more about our freight forwarding services today!

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