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Freight Forwarding News – UK Sees Increase in Exports to BRICS

Exports from the UK to BRICS (an abbreviation for the countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have more than doubled recently.

The Office of National Statistics report export figures to BRICS dramatically rising from £12.7 billion in 2007, to £27.1 billion in 2012.

Exports to Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa accounted for 3.34pc in 2007, rising to 5.56pc of the UK’s exports. Compared with 64pc of exports to US and Europe.

If the UK’s export growth to BRICS was similar to the global average (currently 3.7pc), it has been calculated this would equate to an immediate £27 billion boost.

There have been concerns that export growth has been stunted, however, in comparison to other figures, it is argued that UK exports are in line with other exporting countries.

Another string to the UK’s bow is that we are classed as the world’s sixth largest manufacturer.

Export growth in India has risen to £4.67 billion in 2012, from £2.95 billion in 2007.

If you are looking for a freight forwarder to handle you export shipments to any of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China or South Africa), call us today
– Tel. 02392 756 575. Email: sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk.

 

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Brazilian Port Cleared to Handle Larger Container Vessels

The Brazilian Port Terminal de Conteineres de Paranagua (TCP) has recently received permission to handle larger ocean carriers.  Previously restricted sizes were according to the limits allowed to travel through the Panama Canal.  The Brazilian port has now been authorised unrestricted access to ‘post-Panamax’ vessels (that is larger than Panamax container ships).

This newly lifted restriction will allow larger container vessels to the South American port than previously, thus increasing loads entering the country and reducing costs.  This is of significant benefit to both importers and exporters to and from Brazil.

Since the container terminal was acquired by a private US firm in 2011, productivity in the port has increased.  There has been a sharp rise in container moves per hour, from less than 30 in 2010, to almost 80 in November 2012.  This is partly due to investment in new handling equipment for the containers.  This also has a cost benefit for those importing containers of goods into Brazil, and exporting containers from this terminal.

A planned expansion of the container terminal is due for completion in November 2013.

Call Mercator today to discuss your export shipment to Brazil, or import shipment from Brazil – Tel. 02392 756 575. Email: sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk.

 

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Freight Forwarding to Brazil, South America from the UK

Mercator Cargo is a founding partner of a global network of independent freight forwarders.  With our 20 years’ of experience in freight forwarding, we can arrange for your export goods to Brazil, South America from the UK.

There are several freight forwarding options to consider when arranging your export to Brazil.  One important first consideration is how big your load is.  Mercator can offer services including:

–          Full container load by ocean freight
–          Half container load by sea freight
–          Smaller load via air freight
–          Or less than container load (LCL) – where your goods are combined with other specially selected cargo which can reduce the shipping costs.

Other information required includes whether your cargo has any special requirements.  For example, Mercator can accommodate for unusual or sensitive loads including:

–          Dangerous Goods
–          Hanging Garments
–          Precious Cargo
–          Special Merchandise
–          Perishable Goods.

Mercator offers a comprehensive freight forwarding service, giving advice on options such as documentation; transit routes; customs clearance; transit times; and transport options.

Mercator can arrange your customs clearance for you as your cargo arrives in San Paulo, Brazil.  These customs charges can be calculated in advance, so that all charges are clear and upfront.  Once the customs clearance charges have been settled, we will call on our contacts locally in San Paulo – thanks to our global network of independent freight forwarders.  Using their local freight forwarding knowledge and contacts with hauliers and rail networks, we can arrange your cargo’s onward journey to its final destination.

Whether you’re a new business expanding into exports, or you’re an established company looking for a freight forwarding partner, contact us to discuss your shipment to Brazil.
Tel. 02392 756 575 or Email:sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk.

 

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