SEKO opening Brazil office
The U.S.-based forwarding and logistics services company SEKO said Thursday it has expanded its South America operations by opening a new office in S'o Paulo, Brazil.
The new SEKO-Brazil office is a partnership between SEKO in the U.S. and the managing director of SEKO-Brazil, Louren'o Corti'o. The Brazil operation offers comprehensive, customized supply chain solutions for shipments of any size via air, ocean and ground transportation. The office also provides logistics consulting, customs brokerage services, import/export documentation, customs clearance declarations, bill of lading issuance, warehousing and negotiation of freight rates.
SEKO's announced noted Brazil is currently enjoying a growth rate in foreign trade of 2.3 percent, in large part due to its excellent infrastructure, which includes modern highways and railroads, inland waterways, air and ocean ports, telecommunications and energy sources.
'We are enjoying increased international trade in several industries, including textiles, footwear, coffee, sugarcane, soybeans, beef, poultry, steel, iron ore and machinery parts,' Corti'o said.
Added SEKO president and CEO William Wascher during a recent visit to the new operation: 'Brazil is playing an ever-increasing role in world trade as a growing economic power-house in South America. SEKO-Brazil is a vital new gateway link in our global strategy to extend our worldwide reach by entering growing import/export markets with established, experienced local partners who serve important customer bases with customer-focused freight forwarding services.'