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Uruguay sits towards the bottom of South America, bordered only by Brazil, Argentina, and the Atlantic Ocean. The birthplace of Tango, and home to one of the most liberal and low-crime countries on the continent; Uruguay is a popular tourist destination and plays a role in the trade economy of South America.

Promptus, LLC specializes in assisting businesses in the US and Canada to ship their goods to various Latin and Southern American countries, such as Uruguay. We offer ocean, air, and land shipments, or a combination of all three, to help streamline your packages. Whether you need help with LTL (less-than-load) or FTL (full truckload) shipments, our team can help!

Main Ports and Airports in Uruguay


Because of its location on the southeastern end of South America and its direct access to the Atlantic Ocean, Uruguay has many docks throughout the country. Here are the most popular:

  • Puerto de Colonia
  • Puerto de Fray Bentos
  • Port of Jose Ignacio
  • Puerto Sauce de Juan Lacaze
  • Port of La Paloma
  • Puerto de Montevideo
  • Puerto de Nueva Palmira
  • Port of Paysandu
  • Port of Punta del Este
  • Port of Salto

The Port of Montevideo is Uruguay’s most active seaport, and it handles the majority of trade traffic coming in and out of the country.

There are only two airports in Uruguay that are equipped to handle cargo transportation services. They are:

  • Carrasco International Airport (Montevideo)
  • Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport (Punta del Este)

Carrasco International Airport is located in the capital city of Montevideo and is the main airport for the country, handling both international passenger and trade transport.


Import/Export Info Between the US/Canada and Uruguay

Uruguay’s export economy is ranked as the 91st largest in the world. It is the US’ 78th largest trading partner and generated $2.2B in two-way trade in 2017.

It is also ranked the US’ 65th best market to export merchandise into, grossing $1.6B in shipped goods as of 2017. The top categories businesses have exported to Uruguay from the US and Canada include:

  • Mineral fuels
  • Electrical machinery
  • Perfumery and cosmetics
  • Toys and sports equipment

The US ranks Uruguay 85th in the import market, and it has generated $584M in import trade value, an 18.7% increase since 2007. Top imports from Uruguay include:

  • Meat, such as beef
  • Arts and antiques
  • Prepared meat and fish
  • Wood and wood products

Need to Arrange Freight Transport To Uruguay?

Are you looking for an experienced team to help you coordinate global logistics between Uruguay and the United States or Canada? Promptus, LLC carries over 15 years of knowledge in helping businesses who seek freight forwarding services and the best rate on international shipping options. Contact us today at 1-877-776-6799 to learn more and also how our licensed Customs Brokers can help you navigate any CBP fees and paperwork.

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