Brazil – GAC Brazil continues its regional expansion with the opening of a ninth office at São Luis, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Maranhao – making it the first to be located in the northern region of Brazil.
Situated on São Marcos Bay, an extension of the Atlantic Ocean, the office will serve two major ports in the area – Ponta da Madeira (PDM) and Porto do Itaqui – as well as Alumar Terminal, which receives a large number of ships per year discharging raw materials used on aluminum production loading alumina in bulk.
“The São Luis office will allow us to better serve customers in the north with our range of shipping, freight forwarding and project logistics services. We also aim to tap into new local and overseas business opportunities,” says Rodrigo De Marco, Managing Director of GAC Brazil.
“The opening of new offices over the years is part of GAC’s strategic expansion to extend our coverage across the country. Our strengthening presence in the local and regional markets shows that we are a reliable choice for the services we offer.”
A wide range of products pass through the ports, with imports such as petroleum products, fertilisers, general cargo, rice, wheat, LPG and vegetable oil. Exports include aluminium, copper, ethanol, pig iron, soybean meal, manganese ore and soybeans. A substantial part of Brazil’s iron ore is also exported out of the city’s ports.
GAC serves the Brazilian shipping and logistics markets from its headquarters in São Paulo, and eight branch offices in Angra dos Reis, Macae, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Port Açu, Vitória and now, São Luis.