Puerto Rico/Caribbean

Cargo transportation to and from the islands

We take the hassle out of shipping to and from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. We are a full-service carrier to the islands and can handle virtually any type of cargo – hazmat included. Our frequent, reliable sailing schedule means your freight will get there quickly, allowing you to plan with confidence. You can also monitor your shipment until it reaches its final destination.

For more on shipping to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Get a rate quote and schedule your shipment to Puerto Rico or the Caribbean.

Islands We Serve

Antigua Jamaica (Kingston & Montego Bay)
Aruba Martinique
Bahamas (Freeport & Nassau) Puerto Rico
Barbados St. Kitts
Curacao St. Lucia
Dominica St. Martin
Dominican Republic St. Vincent
Grand Cayman Trinidad
Grenada U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix & St. Thomas)
Guadeloupe

Note: Shipments to islands other than Puerto Rico should be prepaid and will only be delivered to the port. Pickup arrangements must be made by the consignee. 

Regularly Scheduled Sailings to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Service

Cut Time in Terminal

Sail Day

Port Arrival Day

Delivery Day(s)

Elkton*
to San Juan

10:00 a.m. Tuesday
at Wilmington

Friday

Monday

Tuesday

Jacksonville
to San Juan

12:00 noon Monday
at Jacksonville

Tuesday

Friday

Monday

Jacksonville
to San Juan

12:00 noon Thursday
at Jacksonville

Friday

Monday 

Tuesday

San Juan to
Jacksonville

5:00 p.m. Thursday
at San Juan

Friday

Tuesday 

Based on U.S.
Destination

For a Puerto Rico or Caribbean LTL rate quote:

  • Email offshorequotes@estes-express.com
  • Call us toll-free at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748), and press 423.

For Truckload shipping, you can call either your local terminal or our Truckload team at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 31.

Truckload

We handle volume and truckload container services, including full, flat-rack and flatbed loads. Any shipment going to the Caribbean that is greater than 500 cubic feet or more than 10,000 lbs. may qualify as a full container load (FCL).

Get a Truckload quote:

  • Call our Truckload team at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 31
  • Email us at offshorequotes@estes-express.com

Shipments to and from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean require a:

To get the necessary forms for Puerto Rico and Caribbean shipping, visit our Forms Library.

About the EEI

An Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing is required for single commodity items of U.S.$2,500 or more (exceptions apply). The person or entity that receives the primary benefit, monetary or otherwise, from the export transaction is the party responsible for the EEI filing.

Specific information on the EEI includes the importer’s Employer Identification Number (EIN), the telephone number of the consignee, commodity description, weight or dimensions (or cube) and the invoice value. It’s helpful to have the Commercial Invoice at the time of pickup whenever possible, and the EIN must be provided to avoid delays once the shipments reach Puerto Rico.

Shippers can file the EEI themselves at www.cbp.gov/ace, or they can authorize Estes to file the EEI on their behalf by signing an authorization form and providing additional shipment information.

Track shipments to and from the Caribbean the same way you would for our standard freight. You can use the Shipment Tracker (no login required), My Estes for more detailed information, or call 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and hit 422.