Shipping to Costa Rica

Inland services

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.

Why to use Maersk inland services in Costa Rica?

Your supply chain gets the boost of the best-in-market timelines on trucking appointments, appointment honoring, and delivery times.

  • Completely dependable: We have contracts with several trucking providers to have dedicated and fixed trucking capacity that is always ready for your cargo.

  • 100% transparent invoicing: You will never find hidden charges in our invoices. Everything is upfront, just as it should be.

  • Preventive, not reactive approach: We like to work closely with our customers and prepare solutions to problems, before they even happen

  • More flexible supply chain: Our multi-modal services bring you the choice of incorporating last-minute adjustments without interrupting other processes

  • Drayage service available at competitive rates

Supported inland service modes in Costa Rica

Full truck load

Truck

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

Getting started

To take advantage of our door-to-door inland services, simply add it to your next booking. Alternatively, look up inland services tariffs in your country.

Check out below important information on product features, coverage, depots and restrictions. In case you have any doubts or need further information please fill out the form below and we will contact you in no time!

Key product features

Truck:

  • The following waiting time is included in the rate

    • 6 hours within GAM (Gran Area Metropolitana)
    • 24 hours outside GAM (Gran Area Metropolitana)
  • Chassis Freetime:

    • General Chassis Freetime: 3 days
    • Scrap, Wood and Fertilizers Chassis Freetime: 5 days
  • Additional services offered upon request:

    • Triaxle chassis
    • Multi-stops
    • Additional waiting time
    • GPS
    • Stuffing or Stripping Service
    • Fumigation Services
    • Security Convoy & Devices
    • Cargo insurance
    • Cross-border services
    • Courier Services (National and International)
    • Weighing Service for VGM at Puerto Limon
    • Customs House Brokerage
    • Warehousing Services

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.

Our value added services are:

  • Electronic seal.
  • Security padlock.
  • Security escort.
  • Local transit documentation (Redestino).

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

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.

Location Connection
Barge Rail Truck
Caldera -RADA - Caldera x
Limon -COTROSA - Limon x
Limon -RADA - Limon x
Lagunilla -RADA Lagunilla x

Contact

Contact:          

Wedell Montes
Wedell.Montes@maersk.com
+506 2543-5100/5132 

Inland Haulage

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

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.

Our offering includes:

  • 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
  • Dangerous Cargo
  • Over-dimensional Cargo

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.
  • There is a traffic restriction for heavy trucks: 0600 – 0800 and 1800 – 2030. This could affects the container’s positioning.
  • For IMO Cargo, an emergency card is needed.
  • High value cargo is not allowed to move at night.
  • If the cargo is OOG, please request the service at least one week before the service. Please sent pictures, dimensions and any other important information related to the cargo.

SD (Carrier) requirements

To avoid delays, it is required to provide the next details on your Export and Import requests:

  • Focal Point: Name, phone number and email address

  • Documentation:

    • Customs documentation
    • Date and time of positioning
    • Pick-Up and Delivery address
  • Special requirements:

    • Equipment type
    • Chassis
    • Security requirements
    • Any additional services
For more details about our services, please contact us:
Phone: Sales +506 2543-5100

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Getting started

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