Logistics, infrastructure and communications

Uruguay offers clear competitive advantages to the investor,  including a privileged geographic location and a suitable and  rapidly developing support infrastructure for passengers and 
merchandise transport by sea, air and land. 

More importantly, Uruguay is the ideal location to distribute  merchandise to the most affluent region of South America. 

Distances between Montevideo and major regional cities are as  follows (in km): 

• Buenos Aires 250 km (air distance)
• Sao Paulo 1970 km
• Santiago de Chile 1900 km

Uruguay’s highway network is the most elaborate in Latin  America and the Caribbean with 45 km of paved highway  per 1,000 km2 of surface area. There are no restrictions on  international cargo in transit.

Uruguay connects to Argentina and Brazil and to the rest of the  continent at several border crossings.

The country’s main port of Montevideo receives shipping lines  from around the world and accounts for most of Uruguay’s  exports, imports and merchandise in transit. Montevideo has  the first and only terminal on South America’s Atlantic coast  operating under the free port system.

In a phase of full expansion, private and public terminals  operate at the port of Montevideo, one of the region’s most  important distribution points. Meanwhile, the port of Nueva  Palmira on the Uruguay River heads up the largest river  transport system in South America. Nueva Palmira is at a  key point along the 3,443 kilometer long Paraguay-Paraná  waterway that connects to the De La Plata River and later  to the Atlantic Ocean. The port of Nueva Palmira. 

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