The boom that Paraguay has experienced over the last decade has seen it emerge as the country with the greatest economic growth in the region, and the fifth-greatest in all of Latin America. Notwithstanding its lack of coastline, ocean freight transportation to Paraguay has seen excellent development thanks to ports on the shorelines of the Paraguay and Paraná rivers. The country has enjoyed double-digit GDP growth for several years in a row, and fluctuations with respect to international currencies have remained very stable over the past few fiscal years. Growth projections and the country’s current National Development Plan (2014-2030) make ocean freight transportation to Paraguay an enormously attractive commercial option.
Before contracting for ocean freight transportation to Paraguay, you will need to determine whether you need a Full Container Load (FCL) for your goods, or whether they may be transported via groupage - that is, a Less-Than-Container Load (LCL).
Container transport via FCL allows you to avoid various contamination problems that can arise as a consequence of contact between your goods and those of another exporter. It is not, in fact, necessary that you fill the container you are using completely; it will prove cost-effective as long as the container is at least half-filled. The capacity of a 20-foot container is 30 cubic metres or 11 Europallets, while a 40-foot container is 60 cubic metres or 25 Europallets at maximum.Conversely, if the volume of your ocean freight transportation operations is such that you cannot fill a container sufficiently, LCL will always be a more economical alternative.
Examine our rates to find the best option for transporting a container to Paraguay.
Despite the fact that Paraguay is a country with no maritime coastline, the development of the Paraná-Paraguay waterway has reduced considerably the cost of exporting goods, something that was previously conducted via the Brazilian port of Paranaguá.
If your shipping is urgent or your buyer/importer is requiring you to ship and deliver in a short time, we suggest you quote an air freight shipment. Please take into consideration the limitations on air freight shipments with respect to volume and weight - by using the calculator provided by iContainers.