Mercotrade Agência Marítima Ltda. (Mercotrade Shipping
Agency Ltd.), founded in 1994, is a Brazilian shipping agency and freight forwarder
working to satisfy best the individual needs of international
shipping customers and principals by providing a variety of services
at Brazilian ports.
a full subsidiary of the Chile-based
Ultramar Group of Companies,
founded in 1952. The Ultramar Group offers many services through
independent offices and subsidiaries, such as general, port and
husbanding agencies, towage, crew changes, stevedoring, inland
container terminals, warehousing, storage and distribution in
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay.
Mercotrade also belongs to the
which is an alliance of shipping
agents, covering Argentina,
Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay, and to
a network of freight forwarders (NVOCC) covering
shipping lines for dry and reefer containers,
general cargoes, Ro-Ro and bulk, in trades from and to the
Americas, Europe, the Middle and Far East, Asia and South Africa.
The company was the Brazilian general agent for Sealand, Safmarine
and Hapag-Lloyd, before those
merged with or were taken over by other
ship owners and opened their own offices in Brazil.
Mercotrade is currently representing
the following services:
With the growing market segment
of tramp shipping in Brazil, Mercotrade
is expanding services with the expertise of a strong network to attend vessels
calling any Brazilian port.
Mercotrade’s São Paulo office is the
sales and customer service center. Santos office serves
as a general port agent, as
well as a finance, logistics,
operations and documentation center,
and a commercial representation in Itajai
covers sales and services in the South of Brazil.
also operates and is able
coverage at all Brazilian