Puerto Rico / Caribbean

Seamless Shipping To And From Puerto Rico And The Caribbean

Need to make a shipment to Puerto Rico or the Caribbean? Estes has you covered. We offer a full range of offshore freight solutions, including LTL, Volume LTL and Truckload, and Time Critical Guaranteed. And we make frequent, reliable sailings to these offshore destinations, often by way of ocean steamship—the fastest ocean transportation available! 

Trust your Puerto Rico or Caribbean freight to Estes and enjoy:

  • Freight visibility from pickup to your shipment’s arrival at its destination pier, with tracking through My Estes and a single PRO all the way
  • Regularly scheduled sailings to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as 18 additional Caribbean islands 
  • Shipping containers that often feature captive beams and our best-in-class Webb walls for optimal freight protection
  • Optional document assistance services
  • A dedicated Offshore team, available to help you Monday through Friday until 10:00p.m. ET, should you need any help with your shipment
  • Automated dimensioners for superior billing accuracy; with Estes, you only pay for the container space you use
  • LTL, LCL, FTL/FCL and flatbed service options
  • Hazmat cargo options

To learn more about shipping to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, view our Frequently Asked Questions. To get a rate quote and schedule your shipment, explore the Rates tab below.

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)

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


Cut Time in Terminal

Sail Day

Port Arrival Day

Delivery Day(s)

to San Juan

5:00 p.m. Tuesday
at Wilmington*


(following week)


to San Juan

12:00 noon Monday
at Jacksonville




to San Juan

12:00 noon Thursday
at Jacksonville




San Juan to

5:00 p.m. Thursday
at San Juan



Based on U.S.

* All hazmat must be received by Tuesday

To get a rate quote for your shipment to the Caribbean or Puerto Rico:

To get a Volume LTL and Truckload or Time Critical Guaranteed quote, please visit our Special Services tab.

To get a rate quote for your offshore Volume LTL or Truckload shipment:

To get a rate quote for your offshore Time Critical Guaranteed shipment:

Offshore shipping to and from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean requires a:

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

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.

You can track your offshore Caribbean shipment the same way you monitor our standard freight. Use the Shipment Tracker (no login required), and log into My Estes for more detailed information. To contact our dedicated Offshore team with questions about your shipment, email us at offshore@estes-express.com or call us at 1-904-388-0351.