Intermarine Brazil and SAL Heavy Lift Brazil, will open a joint office in São Paulo, starting 1 March, to strengthen their operations in South America and expand their activities within the project cargo and breakbulk sectors.
The office will focus on servicing the needs of worldwide customers, supporting Intermarine’s Americas Liner Service and the heavy lift shipping activities of SAL Heavy Lift.
Intermarine ceo Svend Andersen, said “I have done business in Brazil for more than 30 years and know the great importance of the country on the global heavy lift and break-bulk scene. With our new joint establishment, we will offer our customers a local access point to a truly unique service with the combination of SAL’s global project and semi-liner services and Intermarine’s very strong Americas liner service and breakbulk business. I look forward to seeing our activities grow in Brazil with this new initiative in São Paulo.”
The office will be headed by Natalie Jones, a veteran in the Brazilian breakbulk and project cargo sector, where she has worked for leading carriers, including Intermarine, for more than 25 years. With a team of five, she will take the lead in building up the new South American business base.
“Brazil holds plenty of opportunities – especially within the power, energy and infrastructure arenas. With the combined services of Intermarine and SAL, our team has a very strong product to market, and I look forward to growing both business and brands together with the rest of the international teams,” said Jones.
The office will target the growth taking place in the industrial, renewables, offshore oil and gas and power sectors in Brazil and South America in general together with the Intermarine and SAL teams in Houston and New Orleans, USA, and in Hamburg, Germany.
Source: Seatrade Maritime