Ocean Freight Transportation to Argentina
Argentina is one of the largest meat exporting countries in the world, and in addition to it, its quality is renowned.
It must be also highlighted that Argentina is the main software developer in the region and is the second largest producer of auto parts and elements in South America
Moreover, the inclusion of Argentina in Mercosur and its ties with Spain makes Argentina be a natural destination for the Spanish exports using the ocean freight transportation to Argentina . In fact, the European Union is one of Argentina´s main trading partners and represents 18% of the Argentinian imports.
Full Container Load (FCL) or Less than a Container Load (LCL)-Groupage
If your cargo volume fits in 10 or 21 standard American pallets (a standard American pallet is 39.37 in. wide and 47.24 in. long), you will optimize your shipping costs, as that is the exact capacity of the 20 or 40-foot containers, respectively. Thus, you will optimize your shipping costs on your ocean freight transportation to Argentina.
However, if your cargo does not fill up the container, you may wish shipping it anyway in your own container, avoiding any contamination or damage that may suffer due to the contact with other products from other traders.
In other situations, we strongly suggest choosing the "groupage", by sharing the container with other traders. You will save on shipping costs, as you only pay for the space used by your cargo.
Maritime routes to Argentina
- Puerto de Buenos Aires The Port of Buenos Aires is mainly a container seaport, but its recent remodeling works led to bring back the passenger traffic and its golden age in the 50s.
- Port of Zárate The Port of Zarate wants to become a multimodal and logistic hub servicing the Argentinian foreign trade, because of its excellent location in the center of the industrial area of the country and its good connection by road, rail and river, which is a strategic advantage.
This seaport is managed by the Administración General de Puertos (General Ports Administration). However, it has terminals run by private firms, and the Administration has a supervisory role.
The port facilities of the Argentinian capital are considered the fourth best in South America and The Caribbean, both in size and annual handling of cargo; it is around 10000 tons -or 1 million TEUs-, of which 80% is general cargo and a small amount is liquid bulk.
The Río de la Plata Terminal -or Terminal 1/2/3- handles about 50% of the general cargo in the seaport. It also has the following terminals: 4,5, EMCYM and AGP.
This seaport has two special terminals:
- Vehicle Terminal: in service since June 1996, it is the first terminal in South America especially designed and dedicated for vehicle handling.
- Container and General Cargo Terminal: in service since November 2001, dedicated to provide an agile, efficient service for container handling.