Brazil’s economy is the largest in South America and the world’s 8th largest by GDP and PPP. It has a mixed economy with the economic growth of the country heavily relying on imports.
The country is a member of various diverse economic organizations such as WTO, G20, Cairns Group, G8+5, Unasul, and more. It engages in foreign trade with countries such as China (which is its biggest exporter and importer country), the US, Argentina, Netherlands, Chile, Germany and more and holds free trade agreements with some of these countries.
The country’s major exports come from agricultural products as well as its developed manufacturing industry. These include coffee, ethanol, soybeans, vehicles, beef, sugarcane, machinery, iron and steel, mineral fuels and more. With imports influencing the country’s economic growth, Brazil mainly imports drugs and medicine, electronics, vehicles and vehicle parts, crude oil and more.
Brazil’s government has eliminated major import prohibitions despite certain exceptions and this should help you learn more about the country’s sea and air freight in order to explore foreign trade with the country.
Brazil oversees an extensive sea freight forwarding in most ports of the country, of which the biggest ones are described below:
It is the busiest port in Latin America and the world’s 37th busiest in terms of container handling. This port is located in Santos, Sao Paulo State in Mexico. It was opened in 1892 and spreads over an area of 7.8 million square meters. The port handles an annual TEU exceeding 2.5 million and cargo tonnage of more than 96 million tons.
It is well-connected to other regions in the country by good road and rail links.
This port is situated in the city of Rio Grande in Brazil. It was founded in 1737 and incorporated in 1835. The port occupies an area of over 2,700 square km. It is among the top developed ports in the country with a state-of-the-art infrastructure to handle more than 37.5 million tons of cargo and a container throughput exceeding 720,000 TEUs.
It has a well-established road and rail links.
This port is located on the west shore of Guanabara Bay’s cove, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It handles over 7 million tons of cargo with a container throughput exceeding 171,000 TEUs.
The port has good rail and road connections.
Below describes an overview of air freight forwarding in major airports of Brazil.
Simply known as GRU Airport, it is located in Guarulhos in São Paulo metropolitan area, Brazil. It started its operation in 1985 and is the leading airport by cargo traffic. It spreads over an area of 3,425 acres. The airport handles an annual cargo tonnage exceeding 330,000 tons.
It is connected to nearby regions through its good rail and road links.
Located in Lago Sul, DF in Brazil, this airport was opened in 1971. Its annual cargo tonnage exceeds 60,900 metric tons.
It has comprehensive road connections to surrounding regions within Brazil.
This airport is situated 8km from the CBD of São Paulo in Campo Belo District, Brazil. Its construction began in 1919 but started its operations in 1936. The airport’s terminal covers an area of 51,535 square meters and handles cargo volumes amounting to more than 50,200 tons.
It is connected to other regions by road and rail transport.
It began in 1941 for aviation learning but started its operations in 1952 for public use. This airport is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and handles cargo tonnage of about 78,000 tons.
It is connected through good road links to nearby regions in the country.
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