San Juan, Puerto Rico

Located in the capital and most populous city in Puerto Rico, Port San Juan is one of the busiest seaports in the Western Hemisphere for both accepting imports into Puerto Rico and exporting goods abroad. With its prime location on the Northern part of the country, and on the Atlantic Ocean, container ships can easily access Puerto Rico and destination countries around the world, including to those in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. Because of these qualities, San Juan is not only the country’s manufacturing, cultural, and tourist center, but is also the most important seaport.

Port San Juan, Puerto Rico typically accepts and exports all types of cargo, including automobiles, construction equipment, and personal effects, via both container shipping and roll-on/roll-off vessel (RoRo). Recently, with the country facing the aftermath of the disastrous hurricane season, many people from around the world are using international shipping to transport donation goods to Puerto Rico. These goods can include batteries, clothing, medicine, and more.


Some notable features for the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico include:

  • The original name for San Juan was translated roughly to “Rich Port City” in 1521
  • Port San Juan is the fourth busiest port in the Western Hemisphere.
  • The port was ranked among the global top 17 for container movement.
  • About half of the population of Puerto Rico lives and works in San Juan and surrounding provinces.


For more information about the port of San Juan and international shipping services to Puerto Rico, visit our rate request page to receive an international car, high heavy, construction equipment and container shipping quote or to receive more information on our international shipping services.