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Shipping North America <> South America
The Darien Gap circumnavigate the (Darien Gap) is one of the organizational challenges of Panamericana Travel. In order to carry vehicles and people between North America and South America by ship, There are two options:

1) Vehicle Shipping Camper by RoRo, Flat rack or container
Shipment between many ports in North America and South America
2) Sailboats for people, Motorcycles, Cycles
Shipment between Panama and Colombia through San Blas Islands

3) Ferry Panama – Colombia for people, Motorhomes, Automobiles, Motorcycles, Cycles
Shipment between Colón (Panama) and Cartagena (Colombia)
Currently, no ferry! Only remains for motorhomes Vehicle Shipping

Vehicle shipping between North America & South America

Motorhomes (Campers, Expedition mobile, SUVs etc.) in recent years like between Colón, Panama (PA) and Cartagena, Colombia (CO) by RoRo, Flat Rack containers shipped or.
According to the personal travel planning but other ports may or. His country interesting for shipment, z.B. Veracruz, Mexico (MX) – Cartagena, Colombia (CO) or Manzanillo, Panama (PA) – Guayaquil, Ecuador (EC).
Many travelers describe the process with the shipment of your vehicle in great detail with addresses (Agent, Shipping company, Authorities), Customs Clearance, Drug control, Freight charges, Port charges etc. and provide this information on their websites other travelers available. Sometimes the GPS data of all essentials correspondents are documented. The following table shows the information known to us linked to shipping. Please also the Guide to the Freight insurance on vehicle shipping Note.

Link to the information Shipment of – according to by Year Language
randulinas.ch Cartagena (CO) – Columbus (PA)
detailed, 40 Fuss High Cube Container (Evergreen Marine)
Container 2017 from
nichtswieweg.ch Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO)
very detailed processing without agents (WWL)Update 01/2017: Supplementary information on changes in Cartagena
(Thank you Christa & Stefan)

Update 03/2017: Additional information about the shipment
(Thank you Margit & Klemens)

RoRo 2016 from
slow-motions.de Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO)
at great length, in Colombia without agent (Seaboard marine)
Lane 2016 from
barnatanko.com Manzanillo (PA) – Guayaquil (EC)
in detail with photos (NYK)
Part 1Part 2Part 3
RoRo 2016 in
OPP-joeck.de Cartagena (CO) – Columbus (PA)
with Photos (Seaboard)
Flat rack 2016 from
mcrei.ch Cartagena (CO) – Columbus (PA)
detailed (WWL)
RoRo 2016 from
the ausreiser.de Cartagena (CO) – Columbus (PA)
all the details, (SC-line)
Lane 2015 from
m-weinreich.com Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO)
detailed (SC-line)
RoRo 2015 from
Viaje.ch Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO)
detailed (Seaboard marine)
Container 2015 from
zweiauftour.de Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO)
detailed (SC-line)
RoRo 2014 from
bamatters1954 Cartagena (CO) – Columbus (PA) Container 2014 in
pawsontour.com Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO)
detailed (Seaboard marine)
Container 2014 of in
rocatama.NET Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO)
at great length (SC-line)
RoRo 2014 from
El-amarillo.ch Zarate (WITH) – Veracruz (MX)
detailed description
RoRo 2013 from
heatherandscott Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO)
very detailed comparison
RoRo 2013 in
two-vagabonds.de Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Lane 2013 from
Cross America Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) RoRo 2013 from
liferemotely part 1Part 2 Santos (BR) – Galveston (US) RoRo 2013 in
Marianne erik.dk Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO)
Warning & Cost Comparison
RoRo 2013 in
thebluetruck Veracruz (MX) – Car day. (CO)
at great length
RoRo 2012 in
abseitsreisen.de Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO)
very detailed with GPS data
Lane 2012 from
abenteuertour.de Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Lane 2012 from
mcrei.ch Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Lane 2012 from
andreeaundroman Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Lane 2012 from
karenandpetegosouth Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Container 2010 in
panamericanatour.ch Cartagena (CO) – Columbus (PA) RoRo 2010 from
troopy.ch Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Lane 2009 from
brummiglobal.de (PA) Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Lane 2009 from
brummiglobal.de (CO) Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Lane 2009 from
tesomobil.de Columbus (PA) – Barranquilla (CO) Lane 2009 from
dare2go.com Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Lane 2008 in
Pan (PA) Balboa (PA) – Guayaquil (EC) Container 2008 from
Pan (EC) Balboa (PA) – Guayaquil (EC) Container 2008 from
travelin-tortuga.com Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Lane 2008 in
alongdrive.com (PA) Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Container 2008 in
alongdrive.com (CO) Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Container 2008 in
littletramp.ch (PA) Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Container 2007 from
littletramp.ch (CO) Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) Container 2007 from
panamvan Manzanillo (PA) – Guayaquil (EC) Container 2007 in
panamvan Manzanillo (PA) – Guayaquil (EC) Container 2007 in
landytracks.de Manta (EC) – Manzanillo (PA) RoRo 2007 from
go-panamerican.com Balboa (PA) – Guayaquil (EC) Container 2006 in
silkroute Columbus (PA) – Cartagena (CO) RoRo 2006 in
Shipping companies for shipping between North America and South America

The following are some shipping companies, with those vehicles between North America and South America can be shipped. This shipment between Panama and Colombia is preferred by most travelers.

Link to the addresses Description Language
2wglobal.com Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Overview map of routes North America <> South America. Note differences in shipment southward and northward!
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seaboardmarine.com Seaboard marine in
scline.com SC Line It is in
evergreen-marine.com Evergreen Marine in
contact details

Cartagena (Colombia)
Jose David Bonilla (Son and successor of Manfred Alwardt)
Email: bonillajosedavid@gmail.com

Colon (Panama)
EVER LOGISTIGS (Agency)
Gabriel Boris Jaramillo Vargas
Email: ever.manager@hotmail.com

(Thank you Almuth & His)

Sailboats between North America and South America

Between Panama and Colombia also sailboats operate to transport people. Partially on the boats can also be taken along the Bike.

Link to the addresses Description Language
stahlratte.de Panama – Colombia – Panama de en es
bluesailing.net Panama – Colombia – Panama It is in
wildcardsailing.com Panama – Colombia – Panama in
sailseeadler.com Panama – Colombia – Panama It is in
sailjacqueline.com Panama – Colombia – Panama of in
hostelwunderbar.com Panama – Colombia – Panama (List of div. Ships)
See also warning of Chrissi and Liehrly
It is in

Columbus Autofahren (Panama) <> Cartagena (Colombia)

There is no ferry between Panama and Colombia! The end of 2015-beginning 2016 advertised Ferry express never sailed! Several travellers have lost money! The information about the ferries are only more so on this page, Thus the warnings by the 15.02.2016 and 04.02.2016 be found via the search engines better!

Ferry Ferry Express – Columbus (Panama) <> Cartagena (Colombia)

WARNING 15.02.2016
The end of 2015-beginning 2016 advertised Ferry express never sailed! Several travellers have lost money!
The traveller Elisabeth & Following information available have made Kurt. Thanks to the two, that published the info here may be.

  • Booking is done
  • 26.11. Copies of the passports will be sent on request to
  • 27.11. Alleged credit card for booking can not be loaded. Booking is therefore in the next 48 Hours cancelled.
  • 30.11. Supposedly 2nd can not be charged credit card. Travellers should pay personally in the next few hours in the Office or you can book new, However, what can have a new shipping date result
  • 01.12. The travellers try to pay by PayPal, What isn't
  • 01.12. Travellers should pay money in Bogota at Western Union
  • 03.12. Payment via Western Union
  • 18.12. The travelers inquiries by E-Mail, Why is the ship still in Europe. No reply!
  • 28.12. The travellers arrive in Cartagena and determine, There are no ferry. You by E-Mail to reclaim the money and threaten with a lawyer. You will receive no reply.
  • There is no Office in Cartagena. The travelers go to the police.

The offered possibility of payment by credit card or. PayPal will probably only serve, the travelers finally on the money transfer via Western Union to introduce. The sent tickets etc. very professional look.

WARNING 04.02.2016:
Lt. Travellers is strongly recommended to make a payment! The announced ferry not!

To be quite sure, have we checked with an insider in Colón. He has now (06.02.2016) confirmed, There are no ferry!

Link to the addresses Description Language
There are now other content under the domain ferryexpresstour.com. Ferry Ferry Express

Ferry Express on Facebook

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User Reviews
see above

Sought opinions
Who takes the car ferry and on his Web site reported on the expiration, may like to link to email@panamericanainfo.com or the Form send, so that we can link to it.

Car ferry San Blas ferry – Columbus (Panama) <> Cartagena (Colombia)

UPDATE 04.08.2015: The San Blas Ferry no longer moves and is to be sold!
The "San Blas Ferry" commutes between Colón (Panama) and Cartagena (Colombia). The crossing between North America and South America takes so ca. 24h. Departure from Colón in Panama (Dock 3, GPS: 09 21.65N / 079 54.34In).

Link to the addresses Description Language
San Blas ferry
Ferry RV, Expedition mobile, SUVs, Automobiles, Motorcycles, Bicycles and People. Ab Columbus (Panama) or. from Cartagena (Colombia). Rides irregular ca. 2x per month if demand. Travel time ca. 24h. Current prices and departure dates on the website of the ferry.
from
User Reviews
ajourneyof10000miles… interesting experience report on the maiden voyage in

Sought opinions
Who takes the San Blas Ferry and reports on the progress on his website, may like to link to email@panamericanainfo.com or the Form send, so that we can link to it.