Sea transport to Brazil | sea exports to Brazil

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21 May 2024
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Date of publication:
27 Apr 2024
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Gospodarka Brazylii jest największą gospodarką w całej Ameryce Południowej. Eksport do Brazylii jest ciekawą możliwością dla europejskich firm na podbicie nowo wschodzącego rynku. Towary z z Europy do Brazylii najczęściej transportowane są drogą morską. Ten rodzaj obok transportu aviation jest podstawą importu cargo w Brazylii. Frachty morskie są obsługiwane przez największe porty w Brazylii takie jak Rio de Janeiro oraz Santos. PKB Brazylii w 2022 r. wyniosło 1,92 tryliarda USD w kraju o liczbie ludności 207.7 mln ludzi. Rynek Brazylijki ma duży potencjał wzrostu, który Polski firmy mogą w porę wykorzystać. 

How long does it take to ship from Poland to Brazil by sea? 

Maritime transport z Polski do Brazylii przyjmijmy z Gdańsk do portu w Rio de Janeiro wynosi approx. 27-35 days. However, the transit time depends very much on the shipowner we choose. The fastest services are 27 days, but we can find shipowners who offer transport from Poland to Brazil in 35 days or even 55 days. 

How much does shipping from Poland to Brazil cost? 

Of course, the answer to this question will be 'it depends'. Depending on whether you are shipping LCL general cargo or FCL full container loads, the price will vary. However, below is the average rate for a 40 HC container. The price is for freight only, without other additional costs. For a detailed quote for sea freight from Poland to Brazil, please contact us. 

Alternative to sea transport

Sea and air transport are the only options for freight from Poland to Brazil. Airfreight to Brazil occupies 2 to 7 days depending on the service we choose and the entire customs process, including clearance, fees, etc. 

Which containers are present in sea transport to Brazil:

The most common containers found in maritime transport are the 40 HC / 40 DV and 20 DV containers. In most cases, these are the containers that are used.

40 HC --> 67.3 CBM capacity

20 DV --> 32.3 CBM capacity

40 DV --> 76.3 CBM capacity

Concept of LCL and FCL in maritime transport

In maritime transport we can ship cargo FCL or FULL CONTAINER LOAD or LCL - LESS CONTAINER LOAD. FCL refers to full container quantities i.e. a whole container of goods, while LCL refers to all smaller loads under one container.

For LCL loads, the quantity of goods is given by the number of CBMs. For example 14 CBMs of goods.

Most frequently exported goods from Poland to Brazil

Brazil imports many products from Poland, below are the most frequently exported goods by Poland:

MerchandiseValueYear
Machinery and equipment, nuclear reactors, boilers$163.58M2023
Electrical, electronic products$82.21M2023
Pharmaceutical products$74.26M2023
Vehicles other than railways, trams$68.96M2023
Rubber articles$44.63M2023
Plastics$28.49M2023
Flour products, malt, starch, wheat gluten$23.97M2023
Articles of iron or steel$22.32M2023
Optical, photo, technical, medical instruments$21.77M2023
Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products$19.10M2023
Cereals, flour, starch, dairy preparations and products$12.65M2023
Miscellaneous base metal articles$10.37M2023
Cocoa and cocoa products$9.93M2023
Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compounds, isotopes$9.89M2023
Paper and board, articles of pulp, paper and board$9.31M2023
Ceramic products$9.21M2023
Sugars and sugar confectionery$8.77M2023
Stone, gypsum, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials$7.64M2023
Organic chemicals$5.45M2023
Miscellaneous chemical products$5.38M2023
Lokomotywy kolejowe, tramwajowe tabor rail, wyposażenie$4.53M2023
Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toiletries$4.17M2023
Aircraft, spacecraft$3.80M2023
Aluminium$3.78M2023
Various food preparations$3.59M2023
Artificial fertilisers$2.54M2023
Impregnated, coated or laminated textile fabrics$2.32M2023
Furniture, lighting, signs, prefabricated buildings$2.14M2023
Glass and glassware$1.68M2023
Food industry waste, animal feed$1.13M2023
Tanning extracts, dyes, tannins, their derivatives, pigments$1.12M2023
Tools, instruments, cutlery made of base metals$1.10M2023
Toys, games, sports equipment$891.93K2023
Salt, sulphur, earth, stone, gypsum, lime and cement$869.20K2023
Coffee, tea, mate and spices$846.08K2023
Articles of apparel, not knitted or crocheted$749.57K2023
Copper$706.90K2023
Albuminoids, modified starches, glues, enzymes$679.98K2023
Wadding, felt, non-woven materials, fibres, cords, ropes$678.45K2023
Articles of apparel, knitted or crocheted$601.40K2023
Footwear, gaiters and the like$573.12K2023
Vegetables, fruits, nuts, food preparations$545.94K2023
Beverages, spirits and vinegar$512.85K2023
Leather goods, animal guts, harnesses, travel goods$502.50K2023
Edible fruits, nuts, citrus peel, melons$436.15K2023
Vegetable oils, oleaginous fruits, grains, fruits, soybeans$408.02K2023
Miscellaneous manufactures$398.70K2023
Iron and steel$288.00K2023
Artificial fibres$286.77K2023
Other textiles, kits, used clothing$235.95K2023
Headgear$219.91K2023
Printed books, newspapers, paintings$218.25K2023
Edible vegetables, certain roots and tubers$217.03K2023
Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling compounds$210.34K2023
Tobacco and tobacco substitutes$197.61K2023
Wood and wood products, charcoal$157.69K2023
Pearls, precious stones, metals, coins$79.72K2023
Ores, slag and ash$59.19K2023
Explosives, pyrotechnics, matches, pyrophorics$55.25K2023
Clocks and watches$51.72K2023

Exports to Brazil - summary

In summary, maritime exports to Brazil are a noteworthy trade option for European producers. The volume of imports to Brazil from Europe in 2022 was USD 44.3 trillion. Container shipping by sea allows for the transport of goods even of large dimensions. If you are interested in shipping cargo by sea then please contact us. We offer FCL, LCL and oversize transport services. We offer a comprehensive process and transport your shipment from our warehouse in Poland directly to your address in Brazil. 

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