How does my freight get to Puerto Rico?
XPO moves all freight through the port in Jacksonville, FL. At this gateway, cargo is loaded into secure ocean containers and transported via sea to the XPO Service Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. There, shipments are removed from the containers and delivered to the consignee’s door. Weekly sailings are available; contact LTL.PuertoRico@xpo.com or call (866) 431-0777.
Will my shipments go through Customs?
Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. Customs territory and therefore no customs duties are assessed on products coming from the mainland United States. There is, however, a 11.5 percent excise tax (sales tax) applied on products imported into the island, as well as on those produced locally.
Do I need a freight forwarder to ship to Puerto Rico?
XPO can make all the arrangements for door-to-door movement of your materials to your customers in Puerto Rico. The same reliable regional and long-haul service can move your shipments to Puerto Rico directly with XPO.
How do I export to Puerto Rico?
What paperwork do I need to prepare my shipment to go to Puerto Rico?
The primary documents for tendering Puerto Rico shipments to XPO are:
The bill of lading must contain the following information:
When is Electronic Export Information (EEI) required?
What if I file my own EEI?
If you file your own EEI, you must note the following statement on the bill of lading:
This states no declaration is required as the shipper has filed the EEI and included the ITN number in the statement.
What if there are no commodities valued US $2,500 or more?
If there are no commodities valued at US $2,500 or more, you must note the following statement on the bill of lading:
This states no declaration is required because the commodity value(s) is less than US $2,500. A copy of the commercial invoice should still be included to present in Puerto Rico for taxation purposes, if any.
Will XPO Logistics file the AES on my behalf?
XPO works with our customers to ensure compliance with the Census Bureau and Department of Homeland Security regulations. We recommend the shipper file the EEI directly; however, if you have an authorization form on file with us, you can request XPO to electronically file the AES on your behalf. A fee will apply.
Are shipments based on weight or cube for Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico shipments are rated based on weight and volume (the cubic feet that the shipment takes up in a container). Calculate cube using our cube calculator.
Can I expect the same kind of invoicing for LTL shipments to Puerto Rico?
To make your shipping experience easier, XPO provides a single invoice reflecting all of the following transportation elements: