The main calling points in Chile are Antofagasta, which is near a mining region, and Santiago, the capital city of Chile.  Most sea freight services call at both ports in the South American country.  We see many engineering and component parts being shipped to Antofagasta for the mining industry, and other commodities to Santiago.

There are direct sea freight shipping services to Chile, which sail via the Panama Canal.  Transit time for sea freight is approximately 24 days.  Air freight generally calls at Santiago, where it is unpacked and handled for its onward journey.

Mercator Cargo regularly handles shipments to Chile, and we have a partner agent based in Santiago.  Our partner agent will be able to clear your goods through customs and arrange for delivery to door.  This is a valuable part of our service.  Through our founding membership of the global freight forwarding network Marco Polo Line (MPL) we are able to offer this service in almost every country around the world.  Our contacts with local freight forwarders mean we have access to local information, such as customs and documentation requirements.

Our services to Chile can be comprehensive, or we can arrange just certain aspects:

  • Collection of goods from your base in the UK;
  • Delivery to warehouse or port in the UK;
  • Packing at a UK warehouse for transit;
  • Air or sea freight to Chile;
  • Marine insurance;
  • Documentation;
  • Customs Clearance in Chile;
  • Delivery to door in Chile.

Chile is an EUR. 1 country.  What does this mean?  An EUR. 1 form is a movement certificate, which is required for the movement of goods between EUR. 1 countries in order to claim a reduced rate of duty, or a zero duty rate, and to certificate the origin of the goods.

To discuss this further and to enquire about our shipping services to Chile, call our freight forwarding team today and talk to our export department – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email: sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk.

 

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