Yusen Logistics Expands Global Project Cargo Network to Brazil
To meet the growing demand for project cargo services in South America, Yusen Logistics Do Brasil Ltda. has established a dedicated project cargo team in Brazil. The team, based in Sao Paulo, will support the company’s overall project network and develop...
As an emerging economy and manufacturing base, Brazil is experiencing solid economic growth driven by strong demand for commodities. With its rich natural resources and booming automotive, industrial and energy industries, Brazil has become a key player in the global cargo market.
Yusen Logistics’ project cargo team will manage existing manufacturing customers in Brazil as well as new clients in the region.
"The focus on the Brazil market comes at exactly the right time to match the increase in demand for these services,” says Marcos Pultrini, Project Team Leader, Brazil. “While we have provided project to support in the past, the formation of this team as part of our global project network is real advantage to our customers in this market.”
The team will provide global project consultation, planning and implementation, across all modes of transport. Its service portfolio is ready to support break-bulk, over-dimension heavy machinery, equipment and ocean services such as Ro-Ro, heavy lift, flat rack and Open Top Out of Gauge (OOG), and chartering. Although covering all industries, the growth of segments such as industrial goods, energy and general machinery have helped spur this development.
“In many cases, it more cost effective to import heavy equipment and machinery from the U.S., Europe and China, then it is to build these same parts in Brazil,” says Pultrini. “We expect to see much growth in this area.”
Since 2010, Yusen Logistics has expanded its capability in project cargo and accumulated its expertise in this field in Asia as well as other countries.
“As a global service provider, we have offices all around the world, and we are able to provide complete end-to-end service,” says Pultrini. “We have the expertise and the know-how on how to handle complex and dimensional shipments.”