Moving to Brazil with iContainers

There was an estimate of 371,529 Brazilians living in the United States of America in 2012, making up for 0.11% of the US population. The places where most Brazilians reside in US are the following: East Newark in New Jersey (6.20%), North Bay Village in Florida (6.00%), Danbury in Connecticut (4.90%), Harrison in New Jersey and Framingham in Massachusetts (4.80%).

iContainers: What can you ship with us when moving to Brazil?

If you are moving overseas and need help moving the belongings you want to take with you, iContainers is there to provide you with the best assistance. We provide a trustworthy door-to-port service that will help you with the moving process, giving you the peace of mind of knowing that your belongings are in good hands.
If you want to ship household appliances to Brazil, you are not restricted to do as long as you have possessed and used them over a prolonged period of time. You will also be able to ship the following:

  • Furniture
  • Artwork
  • Kitchen appliances and equipment
  • Electronics
  • Transport
    • Can only ship new vehicles, not used. Unless you are a diplomat.

How to estimate the volume of your shipment to Brazil?

We have a list of the articles that can be shipped, with a standard volume and weight. To help you determine the volume and weight of your cargo, our website provides you with a couple of easy steps you must follow: obtain an estimated price for your move.

Decide on LCL or FCL when moving to Brazil?

When choosing a Full Container Load (FCL) to ship to Brazil, the customer is responsible for the entire load. Since the container is not shared with anyone else, your belongings will be safe from any unknown cargo that could be mixed when sharing it with someone else.
If you choose to use Less than a Container Load (LCL) to ship to Brazil, all belongings must be properly boxed and wrapped prior to shipping. If you do not have a pallet to place your load on, let us know at the moment of the reservation and we will provide you with one.

Where to ship when moving to Brazil?

In iContainers we do not provide a door-to-door service when moving to Brazil. However, we are glad to refer you to one of our numerous freight forwarder agents around the world to complete a door-to-door service.
The most important seaport in Brazil is the Port of Santos, and it is notorious for its imports and exports for international container shipping. The Port of Santos is not only the most important in Brazil, but also the largest container shipment terminal in South America. The area of influence of this seaport stands for 55% of the GDP of Brazil, influencing directly the provinces of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, Paraná and other countries of Mercosur.
The ports of Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Pecem, Itajai-Navegantes, Rio Grande, Fortaleza, Manaus and Paranaguá are among the most important seaports in Brazil for international ocean freight transportation with containers.
If you want to ship to the Port of Santos you can choose from 17 ports of destination with 8 shipping lines making 9,016 schedules port calls every month.
If you are looking to make a shipment to Rio de Janeiro you get to choose from 17 ports of destination with 8 shipping lines making 7,268 schedules port calls per month.

Tips for a successful move to Brazil

Brazil is the biggest country in the South American continent. It is an extremely resourceful economy that is blooming with mining, agricultural and manufacturing, creating a wide variety of job opportunities. The enormous cities, to breathtaking landscapes, exotic jungles and immaculate beaches; makes Brazil a very appealing destination for travelers. If you are looking to successfully move to Brazil, you must take some things into consideration first:

  • Learn about its culture.
  • Be open-minded and outgoing.
  • It is recommended not to travel before your belongings are shipped.
  • Have proper documentation in person.
  • Transit times may change.
  • Have a destination agent or customs broker.
If you have further questions, contact one of our experts or refer to the guide to moving overseas.

Steps before moving to Brazil: Documentation, personal identification and proper packaging

It is extremely important to have all the correct documentation present when going to Brazil. You must have your passport, employment identification number, and work visa. For your shipment, you are required to have a list with all the items and goods that your are shipping. It is mandatory to have this document in case anything happens to your belongings during the course of the voyage. Being organized and thorough will help you with any inspections or insurance claims. You will be provided with a Bill of Landing, which includes:

  • Your name
  • Shipment details
  • Shipping company
  • Points of origin and destination
  • Address of your final destination
It is key not to lose your Bill of Landing, because you will need it to claim your shipment. In order to avoid such thing, make sure to make copies of it, and make it accessible when you arrive to your destination.