Excellent shipping agent- professional and efficient staff, highly recommended.
Luis Ernesto La Rota R.
Enlace Caribe Ltda.
Manga, Calle 29 No. 25-69 Int No. 4
Ph +57 (5) 660 8960
Mob + 57 315 758 5872
Excellent shipping agent. We used Boris' services to assist us with clearing our vehcile from the port in Panama. Cost $100 for processing the 2 vehicles in our container. In our opinion his assiatnce was worth every cent.
The porcess itself is not complicated but is time consuming. Boris assisted us with obtaining insurance and completed the necessary paperwork in advance for us. His assistance enabled us to get our vehcile out of port in 1 day.
Boris G. Jaramillo
Ever Logistics, Inc.
Phone: (507) 431-0390 / 431-0391 / 431-0392 / 431-0393 / 431-0394
Fax : (507) 431-0395
Cel.: (507) 6213-3485
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Ships sail between Colon in Panama to/from Cartagena in Colombia. They leave the port in Cartagena every Friday. The crossing takes approx. 24 hours. The process of retrieval of your vehicle can take place on the Monday after the ships arrival.
1/ shared container- 40 ft, height; get on forums at driveamericas and Facebook to find partners, and ask fellow travelers; shipping agents may be able to assist with this also.
PROCESS OUTLINE: (shipping Colombia to Panama)
1/ book your shipping time at least 2 weeks in advance
2/ approx. 10 days before shipping date, you will need to be in Cartagena to complete necessary paperwork. (agent will provide exact details)
3/ the Tues or Wednesday before shipping date, your vehicle will be loaded into the container. (at this point, you are free to leave the country)
4/ Fly or take boat to Colombia (San Blaas Islands trip)
5/ Monday: stay in Panama City as it is safer than Colon; At approx. 6 am on Monday morning take a taxi to main bus station, catch bus to Colon ( journey is 1 1/2 hours/buses leave every 20 mins); taxi to port to obtain original bill of lading.
6/ Obtain insurance- agent will provide information where to obtain it or Boris can help you.
7/ go to Aduana office to secure release of vehcile and papers
8/ return to port to get your vehicle. RELIEF!!