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 transportation from the US 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 transportation from the US to Rio de Janeiro should be part of your business strategy.
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.
Air freight may be more appropriate for your needs than ocean if your deadline is tight and your shipment is urgent. Air freight comes with some limitations on volume and weight; iContainers provides a calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.