Shipping in Costa Rica

To ensure smooth end-to-end delivery of your products, we offer strong inland transportation services in one single transaction. Our inland services connect key inland service points and major container ports with each other and to the rest of the world.

Supported inland service modes in Costa Rica

Barge-N

Barge

Rail-N

Rail

truck-y

Truck

Trucks provide flexible point-to-point service, delivering small loads over short to long distances over widely dispersed geographic areas.

Depot

Our inland services connect key inland service points and major container ports with each other and to the rest of the world. With rail coverage, trucking, barge, and depots, you don’t need to transact with multiple suppliers or coordinate several hand overs.

Depot Name Depot Address (#, Street, Zip code, Country) Barge Rail Truck
CRALJET EL TRIUNFO MERCANTIL SRL Yes
CRALJHL TRANSPORTES HL Aguas Zarcas Yes
CRBAOCO Cotrosa Yes
CRCALAC ALAMO CALDERA Yes
CRCALCIS Rada Caldera Yes
CRCALCT HyH Caldera Depot 2 Yes
CRCALTM Hyh Caldera Depot Yes
CRCARTG Transportes Grant Yes
CRCARTT TRANSPORTES TERRESTRES LA LIMA AYM Yes
CRLIZAC ATLANTIC CONTAINER TERMINALS Yes
CRLIZCT Rada Limon Yes
CRLIZLI LIVERPOOL DEL MONTE Yes
CRLIZPC PORT CONTAINER COSTA RICA Yes
CRLIZSE SELDECA DEL MONTE Yes
CRLIZSI SIMARITIMA DE COSTA RICA Yes
CRLIZTC TICONTAINERS SA Yes
CRMOIFA Rada Limon 2 Yes
CRPTSFE Ferropredios Yes
CRSJOAL ALAMO Depot San Jose Yes
CRSJOIR IRR SAN JOSE Yes
CRSJORL Rada Lagunilla Yes
CRSJOTER Terminal Contened Interoceanicos SA Yes

General

Inland haulage includes transportation from vendors to the port of shipment, and from discharge port to the point of stripping the ocean container by truck. 

We ensure that your products are moved at the right time to the right place. Whatever your need for inland transportation, you can count on us to deliver an effective and cost efficient inland haulage service.

As per government regulation, allowed weight for Costa Rican road is 21.50 tons with 2 axles, overweight should be moved with 3 axles (from 21.50 tons to 26.50 tons). The triaxle chassis cost is $150 per container.

Our inland haulage service includes:

  • Multiple modes of transport.
  • Large network of quality transport providers.
  • Constant monitoring and quality assurance.
  • Timely pick-up and delivery.
  • One-stop-shopping combining your land and ocean transport needs.

For quotations and tariff, please contact our Sales or Customer Service Department:
Phone: + 506-25435100

Inland service highlights

Country Name: Costa Rica
Highlight 1 Transfer of your merchandise /container from and /or to the port.
Highlight 2 6 hours to load / unload the container counted from the arrival of the vehicle to your plant (24 hours in the case of plantations).
Highlight 3 3 days of free chassis in export and import.
Highlight 4 One point of contact
Highlight 5 Security and reliability
Highlight 6 Simplicity in your process
Highlight 7 Simplification of your supply chain
Highlight 8 Capacity and flexibility in inland fleet
Highlight 9 Priority boarding from origin
Highlight 11 Availability of certified operators
Highlight 10 Capacity for refrigerated cargo
Highlight 9 End to End transparency in the cold chain with Remote Container Management (RCM):
Highlight 8 Genset at additional cost
Highlight 7 IMO Cargo handling
Highlight 6 Multistop at additional cost
Highlight 5 Availability of 3 axles trucks at additional cost
Highlight 4 Available VAS: cargo coverage, security scort, security padlock, electronic seal, transit documentation (DUA de redestino), fumigation, bonded warehouse

Ports

Port/Gateway Name Inland Location
Puerto Caldera CRSJO - San Jose
Puerto Caldera CRALJ - Alajuela
Puerto Caldera CRGRE - Grecia
Puerto Caldera CRHER - Heredia
Puerto Caldera CRCAL - Puerto Caldera
Puerto Caldera CRCAR - Cartago
Puerto Caldera CRPTS - Puntarenas
Puerto Caldera CRRAM - San Ramon
Puerto Caldera CRATE - Atenas
Puerto Caldera CRLIB - Liberia
Puerto Caldera CRPZN - Perez Zeledon
Puerto Caldera CRCIU - Ciudad Quesada
Puerto Moin CRPIT - Pital
Puerto Moin CRNIC - Nicoya
Puerto Moin CRHER - Heredia
Puerto Moin CRRJZ - Rio Jimenez
Puerto Moin CRSJO - San Jose
Puerto Moin CRLCH - Los Chiles
Puerto Moin CRLAF - La Fortuna
Puerto Moin CRROX - Roxana de Guapiles
Puerto Moin PACHA - Changuinola
Puerto Moin CRALJ - Alajuela
Puerto Moin CRAGU - Aguas Zarcas
Puerto Moin CRPIL - Pilas de Cangel
Puerto Moin CRTUR - Turrialba
Puerto Moin CRCAR - Cartago
Puerto Moin CRSIQ - Siquirres
Puerto Moin CRRAM - San Ramon
Puerto Moin CRLIB - Liberia
Puerto Moin CRGUC - Guacimo
Puerto Moin CRSRP - Santa Rosa de Pocosol
Puerto Moin CRATE - Atenas
Puerto Moin CRMAT - Matina

Restrictions

Please note the following restrictions that apply.  

  • Containers with more than 21.50 tons (Cargo weight) must be moved in Triaxle Chassis.
  • Container cannot stay more than 90 days in the country.

Email your local office

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online or contact us by phone