DO YOU HAVE FREIGHT SHIPPING TO-OR-FROM PERU?
If you happen to be importing from China, read on for this comprehensive guide to shipping to Peru, you will certainly find it useful. What follows includes shipping methods, transit times, costs, customs clearance, and the best shipping methods that can help you handle China-Peru shipments.
Peru is a country in western South America and is the third largest country in South America, after Brazil and Argentina.
Peru's largest trading partner is China, and the China-Peru Free Trade Agreement, signed on April 28, 2009, is the first comprehensive FTA China has signed with a Latin American country. The agreement strengthens the traditional friendship between the two countries and has deepened economic and trade cooperation.
Over the years, the shipping sector from China to Peru has developed air freight, ocean freight, door-to-door service, LCL, and FCL services. This service allows us to offer the most economical way to ship from China to Peru and to protect the availability of space when transporting cargo.
Among them, Air freight and ocean shipping are the two dominant methods.
We use our expertise to handle your goods so that you may generate more substantial relationships with your Chinese suppliers and customer in Peru.
If you are looking for the cheapest way of shipping to Peru, sea freight is the best solution.
More than 90% of the world’s total cargo is transported by sea every year, mainly thanks to its affordable shipping prices. Compared to other forms of shipping services, sea freight is superior especially when moving goods in bulk or cargo of large size, over a long distance.
Another advantage of sea freight is, it accepts almost all types of cargo.
The estimated transit time for container transportation from China to Peru is between 25 and 35 days from port to port. The number of days will vary depending on the required service route and sailing schedule.
When using sea freight, importers have two options, FCL or LCL.
In terms of size, there are three types of cube containers: 20-foot, 40-foot, and 40-foot high.
NOTE: A standard 40 foot container can accommodate 22 standard pallets, with a 20 foot container holding 10 pallets.
An FCL, or Full Container Load, means that your items are filled to the brim with a full container, either 20 feet wide or 40 feet wide. If you are moving a large volume, FCL shipping will save both time and money for you.
Another advantage of full container shipping is that your items are separated from other importers. It is also faster than LCL shipping because there is no need to consolidate or deconsolidate your items with other items.
However, FCL charging is conducted as a flat rate, regardless of whether your container is full or not.
LCL (Less than a Container Load) is the service to use if you don't have enough cargo to fill an entire container of shipping to Peru.
By sharing space with other consumers who are also shipping to Peruvian destinations, you will be able to store money while still having clear control of your shipment from China to Peru.
This also means that your delivery time may be a little longer as the packing and unpacking process takes place.
In addition to regular FCL and LCL shipments, we would recommend flat rack or open-top container solutions if you are transporting large and heavy cargo to Peru. And for temperature-sensitive cargoes, we can provide refrigerated containers.
Major ports in Peru：
Located 12 km from the capital Lima, the port of Callao is the largest and busiest port in Peru.
The port of Paita is a major seaport in the region. Paita is located 1,089 kilometers northwest of the country's capital, Lima, and 57 kilometers northwest of the regional capital, Piura. It is the second largest port in the country after Callao, in terms of container movement and the fifth in total cargo movement, and handles approx.
Matarani is a port city in the Arequipa region of Peru and a major port on the southern coast of Peru.
Other ports: Talara, Salaverry.
China is a very extensive country with many ports where goods can be transported by sea to Peru.
These ports include Shanghai, Shenzhen, Ningbo, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Dalian, Xiamen, and Hong Kong.
The biggest advantage of air transport is its speed. Goods leaving China can arrive in Peru within 3-7 days. This is ideal for high-value items, as they take less time in transit.
Please keep in mind that airfreight usually only involves shipping goods to an airport in Peru, not to the final destination of the inventory. Additional shipping arrangements must be made for your goods to reach their final destination.
JIKEship has developed a large network of airlines specializing in air cargo transportation, offering daily and weekly flights from major airports in China to any air destination worldwide.
Our shipping options include airport-to-airport, door-to-door, airport-to-door and door-to-airport services, among others.
This may vary in times when there is a high volume of goods moving as higher demand in the market. JIKEship can provide expert knowledge to your logistical needs in this area.
Jorge Chávez International Airport (IATA CODE: LIM)
Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport is located in Callao, about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from the city center of Lima. The airport is named after Jorge Chávez Daltenel, an icon of Peruvian aviation, and is one of the most modern airports in Latin America.
Lima Airport is the biggest and busiest airport in Peru.
The weight charged for airfreight is also calculated by actual weight or volume, similar to express delivery. However, air freight has its formula to calculate its dimensional weight,
which is: Length (cm) x Width (cm) x Height (cm)/6000.
Airfreight can be an economical option for shipments weighing less than 100 kgs, and with a volume that does not exceed 1.5 to 2 cubic meters – or, when you just need the goods to be delivered fast. The main benefit of air freight is exactly that.
Using express shipping, your items can reach their destination within 3-5 business days.
A variety of well-known carriers offer these services, like UPS, TNT, FedEx, and EMS. They all have good reputations for reliability, so you can rest easy knowing your items are rapidly making their way to their destination.
For cargoes sent to Peru, the declared product must be consistent with the actual cargoes, and the declared amount cannot be under-reported. If the local customs find that the declared goods do not match the actual cargoes, over-reporting or under-reporting the value of the fines may be paid by the consignee.
There is no simple answer to the "best method" of shipping from China to Peru.
Every shipment is different, and the shipping market is changing rapidly. Regardless of the situation, these criteria never change fast and safe delivery of cargo at the lowest possible shipping cost.
In this case, we will consider the following factors to determine the best shipping solution:
With so many changes and uncertainties, it is best to rely on a reputable and experienced freight forwarder with the expertise and experience to tailor the best shipping solution for you. Contact us if you are in need.
When shipping from China to Peru, please agree with the Peruvian customs agency to receive the merchandise and clear it through Peruvian customs.
Peru requires the labeling of value-added goods other than foods. If imported goods do not meet these customs clearance requirements, importers are allowed to properly label them in private warehouses.
For food products, labeling requirements are relatively simple. The product usually retains its original labels and the name and RUC of the manufacturer, importer or distributor must be added to the package.
All countries in the world have some restrictions on the import of some goods, and so does Peru.
The importation of used cars older than 5 years and used buses and trucks older than 2 years is prohibited. Used medical equipment is only allowed for individual physicians to purchase equipment for their use.
As one of the leading freight forwarders in China serving Peru, we have the logistics expertise and experience to achieve fast and secure cargo delivery from China to Peru and to ensure a first-class shipping experience.
If you are interested in transportation from China to Peru (Callao, Paita, Lima, Matarani, etc.), please contact us for a tailor-made transport solution and quotation for your China-Peru transportation.