Business, Forwarding, Freight News, Logistics

Rhenus buys in Brazil

[ January 12, 2018   //   ]


Global logistics operator Rhenus Group has taken over Brazil’s Pirâmide SeaAir Comércio Exterior. Headquartered in São Paulo, Pirâmide SeaAir has branches at Guarulhos and Viracopos airports and the port of Santos.

It has operated as a licenced customs clearance broker for more than 20 years and has developed its own customs clearance software. The acquisition will allow Rhenus to offer not only freight forwarding services in Brazil, but also advice on customs clearance for imports and exports.

Rhenus Air & Ocean Europe & Americas chief executive, Jörn Schmersahl explained: “Customs clearance for imports is a major focus of operations in Brazil. It often determines whether goods are handled smoothly in conjunction with the public authorities or not.

He added: “Brazil is a growth engine and generates about half the economic power in South America. We’re sure that Brazil will not only be important for exporting investment and consumer goods in future, but also become increasingly significant as a production site and regional centre.”