Buenos Aires is the pillar of Argentina’s economic power. Most of the population is concentrated in the capital as most of the industrial and financial companies’ headquarters. The three most relevant sectors of its economy are:
Taking into account the importance of Argentina within the Latin-American region, Export from the US to Buenos Aires and the specific political and economical influence of Buenos Aires with respect to Argentina’s foreign trade, this city is thus vitally important, focusing much of the country’s $140 billion in foreign trade, including imports/exports.
The integration of Argentina into Mercosur and its ties with Europe, main trading partner with the US, provide added incentive to export from the US to Buenos Aires - especially as the EU represents 18 percent of Argentina’s total imports.
If your shipment volume is at least half the capacity of a container, a full container load (FCL) will be your best option. The approximate capacity of a 20-foot container is six standard pallets, and 12 pallets in the case of a 40-foot container.
Regardless of volume, you may want to avoid any risk of damage that your goods could suffer as a consequence of contact with other exporters’ goods; in that case, FCL is your best option.
Otherwise, we recommend that you opt for a shared container (groupage, or LCL). This requires you to pay only for the space you need.
Air freight may be more appropriate for you if your shipment is urgent or you have a very tight schedule. There are some limitations on air freight shipments with respect to volume and weight; use the calculator provided by iContainers to find out of this is the right option for you.