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Rio de Janeiro is the second-largest city in the South American country of Brazil. The metropolis anchors the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, the second most-populous metropolitan area in Brazil. Part of the city has been designated a World Heritage Site. If you’re seeking access to the Brazilian market, learn more about ocean freight to Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro had the second-largest municipal GDP in the country, and 30th largest in the world, in 2008, estimated at nearly US$201 billion. The city is headquarters to various Brazilian oil, mining, and telecommunications companies, including two of the country’s major corporations, Petrobras and Vale, and Latin America’s largest telemedia conglomerate, Grupo Globo.
The city possesses a robust and highly diversified economy, providing large-scale employment in heavy and light industry, manufacturing, commerce, finance, trade, and other service sectors. If you’re an exporter, ocean freight to Rio de Janeiro should be part of your business strategy.
The Port of Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s third-busiest port in terms of cargo volume, and it is a center for cruise vessels. Located on the west coast of Guanabara Bay, it serves the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Espirito Santo. The port is managed by Companhia Docas de Rio de Janeiro. The port contains almost 23,000 feet of continuous wharf and a 2,900-foot pier. It handles liquid bulk and RORO, among other kinds of cargo, and has a container terminal. The port also has ten warehouses covering almost 700,000 square feet, and eight covered yards covering more than 118,000 square feet, with a capacity to store 13 thousand tons of cargo.
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most important ports for all shipments going via ocean freight to Brazil. There are, however, many other alternative ports in the area including the Port of Santos, the Port of Paranagua and the Port of Montevideo.
Use your shipping volume to help you choose here. FCL (a full container load) is recommended if you are shipping six or more standard pallets. FCL is also a good choice if you wish to isolate your goods from those of other exporters to avoid any risk of contact damage. A 40-foot container can ship 22 standard pallets, while a 20-foot shipping container takes ten.
In other circumstances, a less-than-container load (LCL)-also called groupage-is a good choice for smaller shipments. This means that you will share a shipping container, and pay only for the space you use. Please consult iContainers for rates and other important information.
For more on ocean freight rates to Rio de Janeiro, please consult ship container rates for your ocean freight to Rio de Janeiro here.