Shipping to Chile

Our export services to Chile cover every aspect of the shipping process in order to simplify the process for our customers – so that they can have one main point of contact for their export shipping to Chile.

Sea freight vessel loaded with shipping containers

Export Shipping Services to Chile

For exports from the UK, freight forwarder Mercator can arrange for collection of the goods, packing of the goods (if required), export documentation, UK export clearance, delivery to the export port or airport, and sea or air freight to Chile.  We have a freight forwarder partner agent in Chile, who can assist with export shipments to Chile once the goods have arrived at destination.  Our agent in Chile will arrange customs clearance and delivery to the final destination (if required).  The level of export service you might want us to handle will depend on the INCOTERM you have agreed with your customer in Chile.

What to Expect When Shipping to Chile

Sea freight shipping to Chile takes around 30 days from the UK.  The main sea freight ports in Chile are Valparasio and San Antonio.  There are weekly sailings from various UK sea freight ports for shipping to Chile.  When calculating total transit time of goods from the UK to Chile, factor in time in the UK before the vessel departs and then time in Chile for the goods to go through customs clearance.

If your cargo to Chile is urgent, then you may opt for air freight to Chile.  Air freight departures are more regular than sea freight, usually once a day, and they take less than a day for transit.  Again, factor in handling, loading and clearance times either side of the shipment.  Air freight is more expensive than sea freight, but it is a good option if you are short on time, or if the goods are particularly small/light weight.

Sea freight shipping Vessel loading at port

Sea Freight Shipping to Chile

We can handle all sizes of cargo to be exported to Chile, from single pallets to full 20’ or 40’ containers.  Single pallets for sea freight will be consolidated into a less than container load (LCL) shipment.  LCL is a good option to bring freight costs down by sharing a shipping container.

Chile is an EUR1 country.  This agreement means that the EUR1 countries can trade with the EU and the UK and either have a special reduced rate of import duty, or in some cases zero duty.  When exporting to Chile in order to qualify, you will need to get an EUR1 movement certificate which will also certify that the goods are of EU or UK origin.  Mercator has the ability to get EUR1 certificates drawn up for exports to Chile.

Get in touch for your free quote today

If you have an export shipment to arrange for Chile, then get in touch with us to discuss options and to get a quotation for the freight: +44 2392 756 575, or email