Argentina is the second largest economy in South America behind Brazil and these two countries are the only countries in the area to enter the G-20. Argentina is among the largest soy producers in the world, behind the United States of America and Brazil, with 48 million tons in the year 2011, and is the fourth largest petroleum producer behind Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia.
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.
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.
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 has two special terminals:
Port of Rosario
Besides the Port of Buenos Aires, there are other options to export to Argentina, and among them is the Fluvial Port of Rosario, managed by ENAPRO (Ente Administrador Puerto Rosario - Puerto Rosario Administration). It is on the right bank of the Paraná River, at 550 km away from its estuary. Although it is smaller than other ports, its main channel is 32 feet deep (9.8 meters) and this allowed Panamax vessels to navigate and berth in the two terminals with a quay length of 3500 meters.
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