Sea container, air cargo shipping from China to BrazilBrazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America, the 5th largest country by area and the 7th by population in the world. China is Brazil’s largest trading partner. By 2019 annual trade between the two countries exceeded $100 billion. The dominant flow of goods is East bound from Brazil to China.
However, if you happen to be importing from China to Brazil, hope this guide could be of help to managing your freight shipping. Explore a comprehensive guide into cargo shipping from China to Brazil. We take this opportunity to answer as many questions as possible and offer shipping tips, shipping method, transit time, cost, best way to ship, what can be expected from an professional freight forwarder.
Sea freight and air freight are the most common shipping methods for trade between China and Brazil. There are many international freight forwarding companies that offer container shipping and air cargo transport services. It’s vital to work with a freight forwarder who understands your needs and always carries out the best tailored shipping solution from China to Brazil.
Sea Freight from China to BrazilIf saving cost is more important speed, then you should probably opt for sea freight when shipping from China to Brazil. Sea freight is the mode of transport in which goods are shipped by sea, mostly with container ships, sometimes with bulk cargo ships or RO-RO ships, tankers, etc. Compared with other forms of transport, it’s economically and environmentally superior, especially over long distance, for large equipment or bulk shipment. One more advantage, almost all types of cargo can be shipped by sea, even those classified as dangerous goods.
FCL (Full container load): shipping a container filled with goods exclusively for one client from China to Brazil. Generally, we offer FCL shipping service to Brazil with 20ft container and 40ft container (20GP, 40GP and 40HQ). FCL is more cost efficient.
LCL (Less than container load): Sharing a container with other clients who have cargo to the same destination, at the same time. Naturally, due to extra work (consolidation, de-consolidation, warehousing, paperwork, etc.), the final cost on each unit is higher than FCL, and shipping takes longer. LCL is a good choice for small business to start with. If your cargo can’t fill an entire container, our consolidation (LCL shipping) service from China to Brazil is always available.
Apart from FCL & LCL shipping, if you are shipping large, heavy project cargo from China to Brazil, we’d recommend flat rack or open top container solution.
Reefer containers: for temperature-sensitive products
Breakbulk: for large and bulk shipment
RO-RO: for vehicles and wheeled cargo
Our China-Brazil sea freight forwarding services cover all the major Chinese ports: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc.
We offer port to port, door to port and door to door shipping solutions from China to Brazil, depending on your specific requirements. With door-to-door service, considering the final destination, we’ll transport your cargo via the most convenient port in Brazil, such as Santos, Paranagua, Itajai, Navegantes, Rio Grande, Itaqui, Suape, Pecem, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Itapoa, Itaguai, Vitoria, Manaus, etc.
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Major ports in Brazil
Port of Santos (Porto de Santos)
The Port of Santos is located in the city of Santos, state of São Paulo, Brazil.
The largest and busiest container port in Latin America, connecting over 600 ports of 125 countries.
Port of Santos reported significant growth of container traffic in 2021, hitting a record of 4.8 million TEU.
Port of Paranagua (Porto de Paranaguá)
Situated in the Paranagua city of the Parana state of Brazil, the Port of Paranagua is the largest bulk port in Latin America.
Paranagua is the largest for grain export, second largest in tonnage and third largest in container shipping.
Paranagua Container Terminal closed the year 2021 with container throughput of 1.1 million TEU
Itajai & Navegantes
The Itajai and Navegantes Port Complex closed 2020 setting a record of handling 1.42 million TEU and 15.65 million tons of cargo.
Port of Itajai
The Port of Itajai is one of the main ports of Brazil and Latin America. It's located in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. In container handling, it's the 2nd largest port in Brazil; leads the ranking among exporters of frozen products.
Port of Navegantes
The port of Navegantes (AKA Portonave), remains the leader in container handling in Southern Brazil.
The Port of Rio Grande is one of the main ports of Brazil and Latin America. It's located in the city of Rio Grande, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. It's the third largest in the country.
Port of Itaqui (Porte de Itaqui)
The Port of Itaqui is often confused to be in the city of Itaqui in the Rio Grande do Sul state. However, the seaport is actually situated in Sao Luis city in the Brazilian state of Maranhão. It sits next to Ponta da Madeira private port.
Other Brazilian ports: Suape, Pecem, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Itapoa, Itaguai, Vitoria, Manaus, etc.
Air freight from China to BrazilWhen other modes can’t meet your timing requirement of delivery from China to Brazil, air cargo shipping is the perfect solution. Maybe you have a pressing deadline, maybe you want to speed up a delayed project by using faster mode of transportation, or maybe the cargo to be shipped is perishable. Whatever it is, by using air freight, a rapid transit is ensured, albeit at higher price, but sometimes time is more valuable than the cost itself. One more advantage of air shipping is, it provides higher level of security, that’s one of reasons why people choose it for shipping high value products or luxurious commodities.
We have developed strong relationships with major air carriers and established a vast network of air cargo transportation, offering daily and weekly cargo flights from China’s main airports to Brazil.
When shipping by air with us, we provide the best shipping solution and the fastest route which meets your needs and guarantees a relatively cost-efficient way.
Flying your cargo with us gives you peace of mind as we take care of your air shipments from pick-up till delivery to the destination, overseeing every link of the logistics chain.
However, not everything is worth shipping by air, and due to airlines’ restriction, not everything can be air shipped. Contact our team for advice before you proceed. Get an air freight solution and shipping cost for your China-Brazil shipment.
Brazil’s main airportsSao Paulo (IATA CODE: GRU)
Guarulhos International Airport
Brazil’s busiest international airport for cargo
More than 40% of the market share (most likely to be your arrival airport of China-Brazil air shipments)
Rio De Janeiro (IATA CODE: GIG)
Galeão International Airport
Second busiest airport in Brazil
Gateway for air shipments from all over the world
Brasilia Airport (IATA CODE: BSB)
Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport
An airport serving Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil
How long does it take to ship from China to Brazil?Shipping from China to Brazil takes 30-40 days by sea, and 5-7 days by air. The actual transit time may vary depending on the service and route chosen, weather, customs, off-season/peak-season change, etc.
China-Brazil sea freight transit timeThe transit time of shipping a container from China to Brazil ranges from 30-40 days, port to port.
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FYI: The transit time by sea, port to port, depends on the specific origin and destination ports chosen, service route, sailing schedule and choice on carrier.
Shanghai in East China, Shenzhen South China, and Qingdao North China, data from these 3 ports is enough to demonstrate the sea shipping time from China to Brazil.
Above transit time is for full container load shipping, port to port only, for LCL shipping time estimate, pls add 7-10 days.
China-Brazil air shipping transit timeGenerally cargo air shipped from China takes 5-7 days to arrive in Brazil, as there are no direct flight services connecting Chinese cities and Brazilian cities.
If have an urgent order and your supply chain requires a fast delivery of shipment, make sure you contact us for the fastest service and route.
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Best way to ship from China to BrazilThere’s no simple answer to the “best way” to ship from China to Brazil, as each shipment is different and the shipping market is ever changing. But you can always rely on a reputable and experienced freight forwarder for their expertise, knowledge to work out the best shipping solution tailored to your needs. Whatever the situation is, these criteria never change.
1. Speed: fast delivery (as fast as possible, before a pressing deadline if there’s one)
2. Cost: within the planned budget, at the minimum cost
3. Safety: to have your goods arrive in good condition
4. Other customized requirements
As a freight forwarder, we’ll take the below factors into consideration to decide the best solution under the specific circumstance.
1. The type of goods and its value
2. How quickly you need your goods
3. The load of your goods (size, weight, quantity) or simply share the packing list
4. Supplier address (origin seaport/airport), delivery address(destination seaport/airport)
5. Your budget
6. Goods ready time
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How much does shipping from China to Brazil cost?Shipping from China to Brazil used to cost $1000-2000/40ft container, and shipping rates went up 7-8 times higher after the pandemic. Air shipping market is disrupted as well.
It’s impossible to provide a general estimate of shipping cost from China to Brazil. Firstly, each shipment is different, and clients may have various requirements under some specific circumstances. Secondly, the shipping market is fast changing, sea and air freight rates fluctuate frequently, affected by seasonal and strategic adjustment by carriers, as well as by law of supply and demand. The year-on-year difference could be drastic, and price for last week may not be valid for this week. Besides, client’s timing requirement also influences the shipping cost, the quicker you wish to receive the shipment, the more you’ll have to pay for shipping.
Knowing the shipping cost is essential to business if you are importing goods from China to Brazil. Shipping cost is an indispensable, and sometimes could be a large percentage of the final landed cost of imported goods.
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Freight forwarder shipping from China to BrazilChina is home to many worldwide suppliers, yet shipping from China isn’t always straightforward.
Dealing with shipment from China to Brazil yourself could be a tough job, time & energy consuming, so why not leave it to a professional freight forwarder?
Everybody’s got his specialty and expertise. Using an experienced freight forwarder to handle your shipments from China to Brazil allows you focus more on your main business, to bring the best out of you. With the help of a professional freight forwarding team, your shipment will be well planned and carried out smoothly, avoiding delay and potential extra charges, and freight management made easier than ever.
As one of the leading China freight forwarders serving Brazil, we have the knowledge, expertise and experience to provide the most accurate answers and optimal shipping solutions tailored to your needs. Leave it to the expert, and you are freed from all the troubles and complexity of shipping and logistics.
Moreover, we have representatives in Brazil and have been working with other Brazilian freight forwarders as well. By combining our freight forwarding services with their networks, we complete the whole chain of door to door shipping service from China to Brazil.
How to ship from China to BrazilStep 1: Contact a freight forwarder; a China based one is better.
You may reach out to a freight forwarder either from China or in Brazil. While a Brazilian forwarder is most likely to rely on a Chinese local shipping agent. So China based forwarder is recommended, as the majority of complexities and uncertainties of international cargo shipping lie in origin, not in destination.
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Step 2: Get a shipping quote from China
Step 3: Connect forwarder with supplier
Step 4: Get cargo insurance (optional)
Step 5: Arrange customs clearance
Or you can count on us for door to door shipping service from China to Brazil.
Why us when importing and shipping from China to BrazilWe are China based freight forwarder specialized and experienced in international logistics for China-Brazil import & export business. Through years of effort on China-Latin America trade lane, we have developed service agreements with the best sea and air shipping carriers. This allows us to offer various shipping solutions, routes and schedules from China to Brazil at fair rates with space guarantee especially in peak seasons.
1. Quick Response, high efficiency
3. Professionalism, agility, accuracy
4. Our logistics expertise, local and global connections
6. Dedicated, focused
7. Higher attention & tailored shipping solution
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As one of the leading China based freight forwarder serving Brazil, we have the logistics expertise, knowledge and global network to fulfill a fast and safe delivery of shipment from China to Brazil and ensure the best-in-class shipping experience.
If you are interested in shipping from China to Brazil (Santos, Paranagua, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Itajai, Navegantes, Rio Grande, Itaqui, Suape, Pecem, Salvador, Itapoa, Itaguai, Vitoria, Manaus, etc.) whether by sea or air, contact us, get a shipping solution and quote for your China-Brazil shipment.