Freight forwarder CEVA Logistics has opened its own offices in Ecuador and Uruguay as part of a “strategic expansion”.
The company said that is has been established for many years in both countries through network partnerships and decided to open its own offices in each location to offer customers a “full spectrum of multimodal services”.
In Ecuador, air, ocean and ground operations will be headquartered in Ecuador’s second city, Guayaquil, and multimodal operations have been established in the capital Quito.
“Ecuador is a strategic market in the region. Production of perishable products is especially diverse (flowers, cocoa, seafood, fruits and vegetables…) and has a high potential,” the forwarder said.
“Furthermore, Ecuador offers access to key export markets, in other Andean countries such as Colombia and Peru, as well as the US, Asia and Europe.”
In Uruguay, the company has opened a head office in Montevideo. It will target customers in agriculture & livestock farming, focusing on exports in products such as rice, citrus fruits, wood, leather, meat and dairy products.
The team will also target markets such as the technological, industrial and healthcare sectors.
“CEVA Logistics will offer customers a range of multi-modal services across air, ocean, road and contract logistics,” it said.
“These will include intermodal services through to Argentina and Paraguay along with customs brokerage services for imports and exports. The main export focus will be on ocean and ground including multimodal transport up to Argentina and Paraguay.”
The Ecuador team is under the leadership of Sebastian Enriquez, station manager Ecuador, and the country reports to the managing director of Colombia and Ecuador, Mauricio Galindo.
In Uruguay the new operation is under the leadership of station manager, Michelle Nobile that reports to the managing director of Argentina and Uruguay, Juan Blanco.