Freight Forwarding Services between Argentina and the UK

Imports From Argentina

Mercator’s UK import freight forwarding services from Argentina cover all industries and modes of transport.  Our sea freight schedules between Buenos Aires and both London Gateway and Tilbury run regularly and take around 4 weeks on the water.  Air freight departures from Buenos Aires to Heathrow airport are daily and take a matter of days (which includes UK customs clearance).

Our specialities of UK imports from Argentina are Argentinian honey and machinery.  We can handle part and full container loads via sea freight.  Part container loads (also known as LCL – less than container loads) are generally palletised for shipment.

Air freight is favoured for some consignments if they are particularly light weight, delicate or high value.  Air freight is also valued for its speed when a shipment is urgent.  The majority of customers opt for sea freight as it is more economical, especially with larger loads.

We have a partner agent located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  They are a fellow member of the global network MarcoPoloLine (MPL).  Membership of the freight forwarder network requires exclusive invitation and a proven track record of being reliable and efficient when it comes to shipping.  We have been working alongside our Argentinian agent now for over 8 years.  The agent in Buenos Aires will be able to assist with your goods up until the point they leave Argentina, including documentation, loading, pick up, and so on.  Having this well-established connection gives peace of mind that your import shipment is in safe hands from the very start of its journey to the UK.


Exports to Argentina

Our export services to Argentina are also served via sea freight and air freight.  Export sea freight to Argentina can either depart Tilbury or London Gateway and call at Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires.  Sea freight takes between 3 and 4 weeks from port to port.  Export air freight departs London Heathrow airport on a daily basis and also arrives in Buenos Aires.

Mercator can handle the entirety of your export shipment from the UK to Argentina.  Our freight forwarder services includes export documents, pick up in the UK, delivery to the export port or airport and ocean or air freight to Argentina.  Once the shipment has arrived in Argentina, our partner agent located in Buenos Aires will handle the remainder of the shipping to door in Argentina for you.  To minimise the hassle, we will ensure that the process is managed for you so you do not need to do a thing.

We can arrange for all sizes of shipments to Argentina: LCL (less than container load); pallets and full containers (all sizes).  We have the necessary contacts and knowledge to be able to handle hazardous cargo, which is especially useful if you are exporting chemicals, resins, and so on.  The bulk of the commodities that we handle the export shipping to Argentina for are UK manufactured engineering parts, equipment, resins and spare parts.


So if you are looking for a reputable and reliable freight forwarder to handle your export shipping to Argentina or import shipping from Argentina, then get in contact to discuss your requirements or to get a no-obligation quote by calling:+44 2392 756 575 or email


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    Please note we are unable to handle personal shipments.