Argentina Shipments

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).

Sea freight vessel loaded with shipping containers

Importing from Argentina

Our specialities of UK importing 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.

Exporting to Argentina

Our services for exporting 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.

Sea freight shipping Vessel loading at port

Freight Forwarding Services

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.

Get in touch for your free quote today

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