Friday, April 15, 2011

Freight Forwarder Extends Footprint And Opens New Logistics Project Section

Asia Shipping Group Opens Two New South American Offices
Shipping News Feature

BRAZIL – It seems its all happening in South America today, headquartered in São Paulo and already with eight other countrywide offices, plus Asian and other South American facilities, freight forwarder Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionais has announced it has opened two new branches, in Belo Horizonte and Manaus whilst also launching a project cargo service.

As with our previous article the company, currently celebrating its fifteenth birthday, cites growing demand in the region for the developments. Previously the company was mainly involved with air and sea freight services but felt there was room to develop a fuller logistics profile and believes the new sites and extension of services offered are of key importance.

Belo Horizonte, currently seeing an upsurge of investment particularly around the airport, is situated in the second-largest state in Brazil by population, Minas Gerais, with over 20 million inhabitants and enjoying the third largest GDP in the country. Manaus, the Amazon state capital, includes the Manaus Free Trade Zone with benefits including tax and customs incentives and import tax exemption has resulted in Eduardo Gomes International Airport becoming the third ranked cargo airport nationwide.

Asia Shipping’s new project forwarding department will develop logistics strategies for oversize or super-heavy cargoes that have different handling requirements. The company will determine the best transportation, loading, unloading and customs strategy and provide full operational planning services, as well as timetables for each step in the movement.

Photo: Eduardo Gomes International Airport