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Container shipping Hamburg to Zarate

Would you like to ship a container from Hamburg to Zarate (ARZAE)? Sea freight is a convenient transport solution: e.g. you can transport high volumes for a reasonable price, it is great for bulk goods and containers can also be used for further transportation by road or rail. Transporting a container overseas with gas-based fuels or equipment can be outsourced to e.g. CMA CGM. You can choose from various types of containers. You have to choose between a complete full container (FCL) and partial shipments (LCL). Via this website we provide you with practical information regarding international transport Zarate (AR ZAE). We share useful information about how to choose a suitable container for your freight. For this we offer a 5 step export plan. Send you shipping details and receive a quote with market prices.

  • Ocean shipping is a smart, trouble-free and cheap way to import and export goods internationally.
  • When we compare it to air transport, there are fewer restrictions and it is far cheaper.
  • Sea freight is an often chosen option for international removals and the transit of food or bikes.
  • The Port of Zarate is an important logistics artery in Argentina.
  • The range of containers includes: normal 20 & 40 foot, High Cube and Dry Van, Insulated, Flat Rack, Refrigerated, Tank, Ventilated containers.

Shipping to Zarate (ARZAE) from Hamburg (DEHAM)

shipping container from port hamburg to port of Zarate

Ocean freight shipping is a cost-effective solution for shipping goods across the seas internationally. Your cargo is loaded into the container. The intermediary (freight forwarder) will book a container. A truck transports the cargo to the shipping vessel at the port of departure Zarate (AR ZAE), and will be shipped by ocean to the importer at the port of destination. They provide you options like port-to-port, door-to-port, port-to-door or door-to-door. In the list below we offer useful information about the port of destination.

Port of departurePort of Hamburg (DEHAM)
Country of departureGermany
Port of destinationPort of Zarate
Country of destinationArgentina
Port CodeARZAE
Transportation time+/- 35 days
Shipping prices$$$
Office addressAvda. Pagola 2007, Zarate, Buenos Aires 2800, Argentina
Phone number03487429000

Freight Forwarder Hamburg – port of Zarate

  1. Enter freight details

    Enter the port of origin and the arrival port. Decide if you will ship full containers (FCL) or LCL (Less than Container Load). Find a container size that fits your goods (20ft, 40ft of 40ft HC).

  2. Cargo preparations

    Primarily, make sure your goods are tightly packaged. To limit damage, we advise you to use pallets. Don’t forget to label the cargo!

  3. Documents Required for Exporting

    If you are going to transport cargo to Zarate (ARZAE), you must send relevant export documents (for fast customs clearance): packing declaration, bill of lading, packing list, export/import customs declaration, certificates of origin. A Bill of Lading is a document signed by the carrier to confirm that the goods match the description listed on the paperwork and that the freight has been booked correctly.

  4. Find your incoterms

    Incoterms are relevant terms for worldwide shipping to define the responsibilities and costs between two parties correctly. The Incoterm states how much responsibility you have for transit, insurance and customs clearance. For freight by sea, these are the most popular terms: Ex Works (EXW), Free On Board (FOB), Delivery Duty Paid (DDP).

  5. Follow your cargo live

    Use the Online Container & Freight Tracking System to check where your shipment is right now. They will send you a mail when the vessel is departed from Port of Loading, arrived at Port of delivery (POD) and when the cargo has reached its desired final destination.

Sea freight from Zarate (ARZAE) to Hamburg (DEHAM): find a suitable container

Are you planning to ship a container from port of Zarate – (AR ZAE) to port of Hamburg – (DE HAM)? Compare the options and ask an appropriate container. There are different sizes (20ft & 40ft) and all kind of container conditions (FCL shipping or LCL shipment). Many shipping lines operate on this route. There is a good connection to important cities in the area. Below you can compare all types and read more about the most popular boxes. Check also more information about Incoterms.

from harbor Zarate AR ZAE to hamburg DE HAM

Explanation about a 20ft container

20 FT containers (also known as dry van) is the most versatile container type. They are easy to transport, which give you lower handling and shipping costs. Very suitable for the transport of personal effects or international removals. Good to know: 1 Teu means Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

  • This box is often used for sending goods overseas.
  • A 20-foot container know the following size description: 5898 (l) x 2390 (h) x 2350 (w) mm.
  • Usually, 9-11 pallets are able to fit in one TEU.
  • In terms of weight load, the following applies: +/- 27.700 kilogram.

What you need to know about the forty foot container

The 40 foot container is the big brother of the 20 foot model. Many kinds of products can be loaded and stored in it. All this makes it a very effective means for shipping large sea freight. In conclusion, there exist a bigger and higher ‘high cube’ variant. This is one foot taller than a regular 40 ft. Very suitable for high products.

  • Very suitable for large loads.
  • The dimensions are the same internationally: 12,2 x 2,44 x 2,59 meter.
  • The Forty Foot Equivalent Unit (FEU) can hold 20-24 pallets.
  • Important: maximum load weight of +/- 28.900 kilogram.

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When is a FCL container a good choice?

f you have enough goods to fill one full container load, then it is usually better to book a full container. Transport specialists call this Full Container Load (FCL). All cargo space is used exclusively for you. The benefits are great: ideal transit time, damage is lessened and it’s more cost-effective. You have to pay attention to a few things: it is expensive for small loads and the financial risk is much greater. Transporting cargo from another port? Also see Antwerp to Zarate (ARZAE) and Rotterdam to Zarate (ARZAE).

  • The premise of FCL is that you temporarily own a complete container.
  • Perfect for bulk, expensive and fragile goods.
  • Recommended for shipments from 15 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. COSCO, MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd.

Information about Less than container (LCL)

If your cargo does not fill a whole ocean freight container, then your cargo will be combined with other cargo. This is known as LCL (Less Than Container Load). The premise of LCL is that shipments from various parties are combined to fill up one container. You consciously opt for various benefits such as: perfect for shipping small loads, you can save on inventory costs and lower sourcing risk. Watch out: when you ship enough volume to fill more than half a container, then FCL is probably a more favorable choice. The shipping costs are calculated on the basis of the volume in m3 and the weight of the freight.

  • What we mean by LCL is that your cargo is transported in a partial container.
  • An excellent choice for cargo volumes between 3 m3 and 16 m3.
  • Freight costs are typically based on cargo volume.
  • Easier to find space during peak season.
  • Available at: e.g. Wan Hai, HMM, POL, Evergreen, ZIM.

Alternative container types

The range of boxes is very diverse for ocean transport. Each type of cargo requires a different approach. The Dry Van is most commonly used in maritime transport. Special boxes are also being used for oil or petroleum, flowers, fruit or very expensive items. We’ve explained it all below. Are you looking for another destination? Also look at possibilities for Osaka (JPOSA), port of Tallinn (EETLL), Toyohashi (JPTHS) harbor and terminal Le Havre (FRLEH).

  • Bulk Containers: used to ship a broad range of dry cargo like as grain, feedstuffs, spices.
  • Flat Rack Containers: a flat rack only has walls or support post on the ends.
  • Hard-Top Containers: for shipping heavy to very heavy cargo.
  • High-Cube Containers: perfect for large, oversized, tall, and bulky items.
  • Insulated Containers: are often used in the retail market (extra dry & great stable temperature).
  • Open-Top Containers: perfect when large cargo needs to be loaded safely from above.
  • Palletwide Containers: perfect for transporting cargo on europellets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are used for goods which need to be transported at a constant temperature.
  • Tank Containers: are used to deliver hazardous and non-hazardous products.
  • Ventilated Containers: used to transport cargo with good moisture contents which requires ventilation while transit.

Load types: What do you want to ship?

Exporting goods by ocean from Hamburg (DEHAM) to Zarate (ARZAE) has lots of advantages: it is economical, you can ship easily big and high volume cargo and eco-friendly. The main categories of ocean cargo that are transported by sea are: break bulk, dry bulk, roll on/roll off, neo bulk, containerized. Below we explain some goods/cargo.

  • Car shipping: transport your vehicle to the other side of the world.
  • House Moving: choose reliable transport options for personal items (relocation).
  • Removals (Household Goods): all your household effects shipped inexpensive and insured.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. kerosene, hydrogen, diesel, chemicals, gasoline, petroleum.
  • Dry Bulk: iron ore, coal, grain and things like plates, sugar, salt, coils.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): a combination of road and sea transport for wheeled cargo.
  • Breakbulk: are frequently packaged in smaller boxes: bags, boxes, cartons, crates, drums, or barrels/vats.
  • Retail & other: freight like electronic goods, medical/pharmacy, clothes, toys, sports equipment + machines, drinks, shoes, furniture, fashion.

FAQ: everything you need to know about international transport

What is the shipping time from Hamburg to Zarate?

Shipping a container from Hamburg (DE) to Zarate takes approximately 35 days. The total distance is approximately 8200 nautical miles. This is equivalent to 15186 kilometers. In case of sea freight, you get 2 types of important values: ETD and ETA. ETD means the Expected or Estimated Time of Departure. ETA is the date that the shipment arrives in the destination country. The exact shipping time has several factors: displacement of the vessel, wind force and wind direction and maintenance.

What are the all-in costs of shipping a container to Zarate (ARZAE)?

Shipping rates from Hamburg (Germany) to Zarate (Argentina) are slightly above average. The total cost is determined by various components as type of goods transported, shipping route and local handling fees. Fill out our form for a quote for your transport.

What documents do you need for customs?

When you are sending goods to Zarate, then the customs clearance will also pass. The following documents are required: Bill of Lading, Certificate of Origin, Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Letter of Credit, Import/export Licenses. For questions or additional information, then we advise you to contact the customs of Argentina or surf to the official website where you can read a lot of info (

What are Incoterms, and which one is the best to ship with

Incoterms define who is responsible for each phase of shipping process. Popular terms for waterway transportation are FOB and CIF. Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) means the exporter takes care of covering the costs, insurance, and freight of the buyer’s shipment while in transit to the required port. Free on Board (FOB) means the supplier to pay for the delivery of the freight until all cargo is on the ship. Other Incoterms 2000 you can choose from are: Free Alongside Ship (FAS), Free Carrier (FCA), Carriage Paid To (CPT), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) & Delivered At Place (DAP), Cost and Freight (CFR), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU).

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