Spain’s economy is one of the largest in the European Union, and it is one of the most developed countries in the world, with a high quality of life. Only the United States is a bigger foreign investor in Latin America, and a number of Spanish companies have also expanded into Asia. This global expansion has given Spain a competitive advantage over its competitors. Explore ocean freight transportation from the US to Spain as part of your exportation strategy.
Sales of medium and high technology have grown significantly as Spain has expanded its usual trade destinations beyond Europe, including into highly competitive markets such as Asia and the US. Tourism and the automotive industry are also major sectors in the country’s economy.
As well as being a member of the EU, Spain belongs to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Trade Organization. With the country’s economic power and profile, ocean freight transportation from the US to Spain is a worthwhile pursuit for any exporter.
A 20-foot shipping container accommodates 10 standard pallets, while a 40-foot container can carry 22 standard pallets. If the volume of your shipment is equal to at least half a shipping container, then a full container load (FCL) will be your best option when shipping a container to Spain. You should also choose FCL if you need to keep your merchandise isolated from other exporters’ goods.
A cost-effective alternative to FCL is groupage-a less-than-container load (LCL). This will be a good option if you have a shipment of fewer than six standard pallets and sharing a container with other exporters is viable. You will pay only for the shipping space you need. Consult iContainers for rates and other important information.
Additionally, we offer a door-to-door service between Spain and the United States, where we provide services to companies and individuals who want their shipment picked up in origin and delivered to its final destination.
If you are on a tight schedule and have an urgent shipment, air freight may be more appropriate to your needs than ocean freight. Air freight does place some limitations on volume and weight. Consult iContainers’ calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.