Thursday, June 3, 2010

Asia Shipping Move Their Logistics Services Into Europe

Expansion of South American Export and Import Network
Shipping News Feature

EUROPE – SOUTH AMERICA - Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionais, a multinational company which was founded in Brazil over 14 years ago, has just finished restructuring its European partnerships and is launching services to facilitate foreign trade shipping agent services to the continent. The company's commercial director, Alexandre Pimenta revealed that Asia Shipping plans to build partnerships with major players on the European market, expand their market share on the continent and consolidate its global presence.

Italian traffic will be organised through an exclusive agreement with CSA (Central Shipping Agency S.p.a), a shipping agent belonging to the Centralfin Group, which controls various companies involved in transport and logistics. Through this partnership, Asia Shipping is now offering consolidated cargo imports services from Milan to Santos on a weekly basis and from Milan to Rio Grande, Itajaí e Rio de Janeiro, fortnightly.

Pimenta said: "For exports, separated cargo services are available weekly from Santos to Milan. Please bear in mind that cargoes from other states may be transported to Santos for transhipment to Italy".

Asia Shipping is also building new partnerships on the Iberian Peninsula. Shipments to Spain and now conducted through AGC Newtral, belonging to the Romeu Group, which has over 100 years experience and more than 40,000 m² of storage space. Through this partnership, the company can now offer weekly import services from Barcelona to Santos and fortnightly exports from Santos to Barcelona.

Obviously a shared culture with Portugal means the country features strongly on Asia Shipping's agenda. Pimenta continued, "In Portugal, AGC partners with Transinco, which means that separated cargoes can be shipped through Barcelona. Full containers are shipped directly from Portugal. The logistic structure offered by these companies was the main differential in pushing through these agreements".

In South America and Asia the group operates through a network of seventeen offices with agents at many main ports and airports worldwide providing a global import and export network.