International Car & Heavy Equipment Shipping to Manzanillo, Panama

International Car & Heavy Equipment Shipping to Manzanillo, Panama

Planning a move? Taking an extended vacation? Shipping for work? Regardless of the reason, look no further than K International Transport to help with all your international shipping questions and needs. Having a trusted international shipping company like K International Transport on your side, with our meticulous attention to detail and constant striving to make our customers’ experience as smooth as possible, is a sound choice that will allow you to feel in control during each phase of your shipment, but without unnecessary headaches. We offer a variety of international shipping services, and almost any global port will accept construction equipment from ports in the United States. States we ship from include, but are not limited to, New York, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California, and Washington!


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International Transportation to Manzanillo, Panama

Manzanillo, Panama, is a small city on the eastern Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. The main terminal port is the Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) which has direct access to the Colón Free Trade Zone and is one of the largest terminals in the area. The port was originally a US Navy Air Force base and was later converted to a storage and distribution center of vehicles for Latin America. Later, a RO/RO berth was built to increase imports and exports. MIT’s mission is, “A commitment to comply with the vessel-transit schedule of the Panama Canal, High loading and unloading productivity, The highest security and safety standards for ships, cargo, and crew, and Effective, open, and expeditious communication.”

Today, it has over 1,600 meters of quayside gantry cranes and can handle container, roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO), and heavy equipment shipping cargo. The terminal takes up a total of 520,000 square meters and has a container storage capacity of 37,000 TEU. There are a total of three berths: main (1,240 meters), extra (400 meters), and roro (300 meters). In 2022, it was connected with 125 ports worldwide and moved over 2,744,000 TEUs. The port also contains a nearby container repair yard which is 15,000 meters squared and provides connections for 2,430 refrigerated containers. Cranes to move cargo include Gantry, Yard, and Taylor.

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How to Ship Cars Overseas to Manzanillo

When it comes to international shipping, each country has its own set of policies and regulations, so it is necessary to be knowledgeable and up-to-date about the required documents. To get a direct quote, contact the port by emailing, calling (507) 430-9851/ 9816 / 9830, or faxing (507) 430-9809. 

Your Overseas Transport Experts

With a reliable international shipping and transport company like K International Transport, overseas car shipments are hassle-free, efficient, and affordable. We have the capacity to move all types of equipment and are always ready to advise on the best way to do that on a case-to-case basis. Chat with us over the phone at +1 (212) 267-6400 or email us at to find out how easy it is to ship your construction equipment. We look forward to working with you!