Lowering the cost of Imports Via Santos

Every time it's time to review costs and internal processes in the company. In crisis and with the high dollar, this review becomes even more important. Here at the FLOW we are always looking to find legal ways to generate some savings in the process. Joining a little there, a little here, the reduction can impact a lot on the final cost of import.

An alternative that we use for a long time, with consolidated loads (smaller than a container) is to import here to the South (RS), the port of Santos, rather than importing the port of Rio Grande. Remembering, it's worth just to load LCL (consolidated with other loads, 15CBM down approximately – depends on agent to agent).

The storage of Large River today has two types of service that has minimum taxation – storage and the Loyal Deposit rate. We open more in detail the values below:

Storage-0.04% per day on the CIF value at Least 600.00 R$
Loyal deposit-0.35% of the CIF value at least 600.00 R$
Presence of load-R$ 50.00 per process
ISPS: R$ 38.00 per Container
Scanner if FCL: R$ 350.00 per Container

That is, independent of the size of the load, you pay at least R$ a load rate 1,288.00 LCL and FCL cargo 1,638.00 a R$ (Full Container Loaded). It is worth noting that most companies don't stay in Rio Grande, soon we must add the road freight to the company.

A shipment via Santos, the load has storage for exemption 10-15 days (depending on the bargaining agent). You pay the international shipping to Santos the DTA (Customs transit declaration) that it is the transport of cargo, has not yet nationalized, of Saints for a dry port in Rio Grande do Sul of your choice (BAGERGS, EADI-Novo Hamburgo or Eadi-Caxias). The value of the DTA varies from USD 15.00 to 30.00 USD per ton/m. The values range from time, cargo and service. After that you pay the storage in these dry ports, which are generally well cheaper than ports and airports. It is worth mentioning that the companies closest to the metropolitan region, will end up having a great reduction of internal road freight compared if the load were in Rio Grande.

There are to be be careful, for this economy does not come out more expensive. Below are a few reminders to avoid trauma if you choose to try this service:

  • Documentation – the original and copy of all documents before the cargo arrives in Santos, because it will be necessary to make the process of the DTA.
  • Weight and Divergences – East well the exporter to handle even more of the gross weight of the goods, the identity and quantities of volumes in the documents. When the cargo arrives in Santos, in addition to the extract of breakdowns, it is heavy and any divergence of information found, the importer must request amendment of BL. This can take up to 30 days and then the storage of Saints who is very tall, after 10-15 days for an exemption from the agent;
  • Packing – your cargo will be handled a few times in this process – Boarding, unloading in Santos, loading into the truck that makes the road transport up to RS, unloading at the warehouse in the RS load on dry port and delivery at your company. The packaging should be strengthened and palletized wood thicker to prevent damage.

I hope we have helped! Want a simulation of a your load, or you want to understand more deadlines and processes? Contact us on email flow@flowcomex.com.br

We will be happy to help! 🙂

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