Cargo Shipping Service To Colombia And Colombia To Vietnam

1. Introduce Cargo Shipping Service To Colombia

Colombia is a South American country located on the northern tip of the continent. It has a diverse landscape that includes the Andes Mountains, tropical rainforests, and coastal beaches. Despite a history of political violence and drug trafficking, Colombia has made significant strides in recent years in terms of economic development and stability.

Related to two-way trade relationship between Colombia and Vietnam, according to the latest available data, in 2020, Vietnam’s exports to Colombia totaled approximately $78.8 million, while its imports from Colombia were around $29.2 million. This indicates a trade surplus for Vietnam.

Vietnam’s main exports to Colombia include textiles, footwear, electronics, and machinery, while its main imports from Colombia are coffee, fruits, and vegetables.

In 2020, the Vietnamese Embassy in Colombia organized a trade promotion event to promote Vietnamese products in Colombia, while Colombian officials have expressed interest in expanding trade and investment with Vietnam in sectors.

Alphatrans have recognized the development of bilateral trade between Vietnam and Colombia so that Alphatrans have well-prepare in optimizing and tailoring solutions in flow of Vietnam and Colombia goods. Alphatrans is always side by side your company in handling shipments from Vietnam to Colombia and reverse.

Shipping schedule from Vietnam to Colombia

Shipping schedule from Vietnam to Colombia

2. Sea Freight Service To Colombia by Alphatrans

Colombia has several major container ports that handle a significant amount of the country’s international trade. Here are some of the main container ports in Colombia:

  • Port of Cartagena is located on the Caribbean coast, the Port of Cartagena is the largest port in Colombia and one of the busiest in Latin America. It has modern facilities and handles a variety of cargo, including containers, bulk cargo, and automobiles. There have several lines that specialize this routes: CMA CGM, Hapag Loy(HPL), Yangming(YML), One, OOCL, Huynhdai(HMM)
  • Port of Buenaventura is located on the Pacific coast, the Port of Buenaventura is the largest port on Colombia’s Pacific coast and the country’s second-largest port overall. It specializes in the handling of containers, bulk cargo, and liquid bulk. There have several lines that specialize this routes: CMA CGM, Hapag Loy(HPL), Yangming(YML), One, OOCL, Huynhdai(HMM)
  • Port of Barranquilla is located on the Magdalena River near the Caribbean coast, the Port of Barranquilla is one of the oldest and most important ports in Colombia. There have several lines that specialize this routes: CMA CGM, Hapag Loy(HPL), Yangming(YML), One, OOCL, Huynhdai(HMM)
  • Port of Santa Marta is located on the Caribbean coast, the Port of Santa Marta is a relatively small port that handles primarily bulk cargo, including coal, iron ore, and cement.

a) FCL-Full Container Load from Vietnam to Colombia and reverse

Alphatrans have experience in handling all types of container: 20DC, 40DC, reefer container, flat container with international commerce as:

  • Door to door service for FCL, trading according to EXW, FCA, DAP, DDP term that means shipment is transported from seller’s nominated address to buyer ’s warehouse
  • Port to door service for FCL, trading according to FAS, FOB term that means shipment is transported from port of loading to buyer’s warehouse.
  • Port to port service for FC, trading according to FAS, FOB term that means excluded customs procedure, inland trucking, shipment is transported from port of loading to port of discharge.

b) LCL-Less than container load from Vietnam to Colombia and reverse

Alphatrans have consolidation service with dimension from 1-16 CBM with multi-modes:

  • Door to door service for LCL:trading according to EXW,FCA,DAP,DDP term that means shipment is transported from seller’s nominated address, collected at container’yard and is delivered buyer’s warehouse.
  • Port to door service for LCL, trading according to FAS, FOB term that means shipment is transported from container’s yard to buyer’s warehouse.
  • Port to port service for LCL, trading according to FAS, FOB term that means excluded customs procedure, inland trucking, shipment is transported from port of loading to port of discharge.

c) Type of container-container specification

+Dry container with 20 feet (20DC), 40 feet(40DC), 45 feet(45GP) and Dry high cubes container 40HC suitable for dry commodity, non-oversized, non-perishable

Type Length(meter) Width(meter) Height(meter) Cube
Container 20DC 5.898 2.352 2.395 33.2 m3
Container 40DC 12.032 2.35 2.392 67.6 m3
Container 45GP 12.023 2.352 2.698 76.3 m3
Container 45HC 13.556 2.340 2.597 83.0 m3

+ Reffer container 20 feet (20RF), 40 feet (40RF) : suitable for fresh and freezed commodity

Type Length(m) Width(m) Heighth (m) Cube (m3)
Container 20 feet lạnh 5.485 2.286 2.265 28.4 m3
Container 40 feet lạnh 11.572 2.296 2.521 67.0 m3

+ Open top container

+ Plat rack container

+ Tank container

SEA FREIGHT SERVICES FROM COLOMBIA TO VIETNAM QUOTATION LCL

VIETNAM TO COLOMBIA ROUTES 20DC 40DC Schedule Transit time
Ho Chi Minh- Cartagena Port 2300 USD 2500 USD Monday, Wednesday Weekly 32
Ho Chi Minh- Buenaventura Port 2300 USD 2600 USD Wednesday,Saturday Weekly 36
Hai Phong- Barranquilla port 2700 USD 3000 USD Tuesday, Friday Weekly 34
Hai Phong-Cartagena port 2700 USD 3000 USD Friday, Sunday Weekly 38
Da nang –Barranquilla port 2600 USD 2900 USD Tuesday, Friday Weekly 38

SEA FREIGHT SERVICES FROM COLOMBIA TO VIETNAM QUOTATION FCL

VIETNAM TO COLOMBIA ROUTES Sea freight (minxium 1CBM) Schedule Transit time(days)
Ho Chi Minh- Cartagena Port 240 USD included THC. Monday, Wednesday Weekly 32
Ho Chi Minh- Buenaventura Port 280 USD included THC. Wednesday,Saturday Weekly 36
Hai Phong- Barranquilla port 300 USD included THC. Tuesday, Friday Weekly 34
Hai Phong-Cartagena port 260 USD included THC. Friday, Sunday Weekly 38
Da nang –Barranquilla port 200 USD included THC Tuesday, Friday Weekly 38

3. Incoterm in foreign trade between Vietnam and Colombia

  • FOB: (Free on Board): the seller is responsible for delivering the commodity on board the ship at the named port of shipment, and the buyer is in-charge of all transportation costs and risks from that point on.
  • EXW (Ex Works): The seller makes the commodity available at their premises, and the buyer is responsible for all transportation costs and risks
  • CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight): the seller is responsible for the cost of commodity, insurance and freight to the named port of destination, and the buyer is in-charge of unloading the commodity and any customs duties.
  • DAP (Delivered at Place): The seller delivers the commodity to the named place of destination, and the buyer is in-charge of unloading the commodity and customs duties.
  • DDP (Delivered Duty Paid): The seller is responsible for delivering the commodity to the buyer at the named of destination, including unloading and customs clearance. The seller is also in-charge of paying all costs associated with transporting the commodity to the destination, including taxes and duties.
  • Door to door: Alphatrans’s service is afford to handling shipments by door to door at the populated cities in Canada.

4.Alphatrans’s Cargo Shipping Service To Colombia

  • Vietnam-Colombia transportation by sea and reverse: all products are handled by Alphatrans excepted prohibited commodity. Alphatrans have transportation service at the Colombia ports(Cartagena, Barranquilla, Buenaventura) port to Vietnam’s ports: Haiphong, Dannang, Caimep, Catlai for LCL and FCL mode
  • Customs procedures in Canada and Vietnam’s border: It is convenient and time-costing for handling your shipment by Alphatrans’ offices are spread of along South, Central and North of Vietnam and Alphatrans’s agents in Colombia.
  • Other service: Phytosanitary certification, certification original, fumigation, certification standard, certification regulation….

5. Main products are exported from Vietnam to Colombia

  • Textiles and garments
  • Footwear
  • Electronic and accessories
  • Aquatic products
  • Seafood
  • Agriculture products.

6. Must-have documents in customs clearance in Vietnam and Colombia.

  • E-customs declaration
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Sales Contract
  • Packing List
  • Bill of Lading
  • Certificate of Original
  • Others documents: Certification original, Fumigation, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS),…

7. The information for quotation and handling by shipper

a) Full container Load-FCL, shipper need supply to Alphatrans: 

  • MSDS for gas/liquid/powder commodity
  • Type of container
  • Volume/Weight/Dimension
  • Port of loading-POL/Port of discharge-POD

b) Less container load-LCL shipper need supply to Alphatrans: 

  • MSDS for gas/liquid/powder commodity
  • Volume/Weight/Dimension of carton
  • Port of loading-POL/Port of discharge-POD
Shipping schedule from Colombia to Vietnam

Shipping schedule from Colombia to Vietnam

8. Handle processing of exporting/importing commodity from Vietnam to the Colombia and reverse

Step 1: Check information for commodity

  • Check if the commodity is prohibited to export/import in Colombia and Vietnam
  • Check if the commodity is taxed or not
  • Check whether the commodity have any special transport requirements
  • Check if the commodity is oversized, liquid, dangerous or not

Step 2: Sign the contract, prepare the commodity for ready export 

  • After step 1, seller and buyer need to sign a commercial invoice, prepare quality, quantity and other specifications of commodity, packaging and labeling them.

Step 3: Buy insurance for the commodity

The advantage of buying insurance for commodity is to reduce unlucky risks in transportation.

Step 4: Booking 

According to commercial contract, Incoterm:

  • Whether seller or buyer book space on vessel for shipment
  • What is the mode of transportation optimized in cost-saving, time-saving like inland truck, multiple transportation by air, sea, truck, rail
  • Delivery conditions such as FOB, CFR, DDU, DDP …

Step 5: Customs procedures

It is obligate to customs declaration for export import commodity. Following the steps:

  • Customs declaration correctly and the character of commodity
  • Packing commodity orderly to be convenient inspection
  • Complicating the custom’s decision

Step 6: On boarding 

  • Giving the carrier shipping instruction
  • Knowing the time of commodity is carried on vessel by dispatcher
  • Receiving bill of landing from carrier

Step 7: Payment

After seller giving buyer bill of landing, buyer must have payment according to payment term that is showed in commercial contract such as LC, TTR, DP, DA

Procedures for sea freight to Colombia  and Colombia  to Vietnam

Procedures for sea freight to Colombia  and Colombia  to Vietnam

9. The notes of Cargo Shipping Service To Colombia

  • Checking to be sure the commodity is enough standard to be imported Colombia
  • Checking export tax in Vietnam
  • Being sure to Colombia buyer have import license in importing commodities such as foodstuff, medicine, plant, live stock
  • Completing certification original-CO from Vietnam seller to be preferential tax by Colombia buyer
  • Having phytosanitary certification for livestock and plant
  • Having fumigation certification for woody commodity
  • Packing commodity hardly
  • Choosing the trust Colombia-Vietnam transporter-Alphatrans

10. Alphatrans is as global specialists in logistics industry with fulfillment service.

Alphatrans supply multi service from door to door, port to door, port to port from Colombia (Cartagena, Barranquilla, Buenaventura) port to Vietnam (Hai Phong, Cat Lai, Da Nang) and reverse. Alphatrans is your choice by:

  • Fast quote:It take 15-30 minutes to get carrier schedule and tracing your shipment.
  • On time customs clearance: It take 1-2 days in customs clearance at post of loading and port of discharge
  • Commitment: Alphatrans has a good relationship with agents in Colombia, we guarantee to support freight rates, stable schedules, ensure commodity delivered to businesses quickly – safely – save
  • Force of staff:  Alphatrans’ staff presents at Vietnam ports and Alphatrans’s agent in Colombia for supporting anytime to your shipment
  • Office and branch: Ha Noi, Hai Phong, LongAn, Ho Chi Minh, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Cat Lai, Da Nang, Quang Ngai

11. Alphatrans’s agent system in Vietnam and Colombia

  • Alphatrans have cooperated with reputable carriers in all provinces and cities of Colombia such as DHL , FEDEX, UPS,…
  • Alphatrans have signed long-term contracts with shipping lines: OOCL, PIL, EMC, MAERSK, APL, HAPAG LLOYD, SM LINE, COSCO, CMA, MSC,..
  • Alphatrans’s staffs are experienced, proactive, flexible in handling shipment

Therefore, we will help to optimize your supply chain in terms of financial, operational and information flows. We provide a comprehensive range of services delivering your efficiency and the best satisfaction.

We will be happy to provide a door to door service, including all your import /export needs. Get a quote for your shipment, and let us ship cargo to Colombia  or pick up cargo from Vietnam to Colombia

To receive best ocean freight please contact us

Kindly Contact Below For An Enquiry

Mr Tony Phu – Sale Manager

Mobile: +84 91960101 (Zalo,Viber,Line,whatapps,Wechat)

Skype: phu.logs | Mail: phu@atl.vn

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