Shipping To and From The Caribbean

Whenever you need to ship freight to or from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, Estes has you covered. Estes provides a range of shipping solutions, including LTL, Volume and Truckload, Time Critical, and Custom. And we handle virtually any type of freight – hazmat included.

Our frequent, reliable sailing schedule means your offshore freight will get there quickly, allowing you to plan with confidence. You can also monitor freight until it reaches its destination, just as easily as you would a standard Estes shipment over land.

For more on offshore shipping to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, view our Frequently Asked Questions. To get a rate quote and schedule your shipment, start by clicking 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

For rate quotes on LTL shipping to and from Puerto Rico or the Caribbean:

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

For truckload freight, call your local terminal or our Truckload team at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 31.


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).

For rate quotes on truckload shipments to and from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean:

  • Call our Truckload team at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 31
  • Email us at

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 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, 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), use My Estes for more detailed information, or call 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 422.