New partnership in Brazil
Inchcape Shipping Services is opening four new offices in Brazil, following a new partnership with fertiliser specialist Nelson Guilloux. Three offices will open in the south – in Paranagua, Rio Grande and Porto Alegre – while a further office will open in Recife, in the northeast. This will bring Inchcape's offices in the country to 14.
Besides an operating fertiliser team, which will manage all operations and processes, a market intelligence department will provide customers with a range of tools, including comparative port information, monthly reports, port alerts and customised analyses.
Brazil imported more than 24,000 million t of fertiliser in 2014, mainly from the USA, Russia, Morocco and Canada, giving rise to around 1,500 vessel calls at the country's ports, mostly southern hubs.