Bertling finds local partner to exploit business opportunities in Guyana
Bertling Logistics has made inroads into Guyana through a joint venture with Rafeek & Moore. The JV started operations on October 1, under the name Rafeek & Moore Bertling Logistics (Guyana). The company will be led out of Rafeek & Moore’s office in the Port of Georgetown.
Located on the northern coast of South America, Guyana has quietly emerged as an economic powerhouse in the region. With its abundant natural resources, strategic location and recent oil discoveries, the country is poised for significant economic growth and development. Guyana’s location at the crossroads of South America and the Caribbean gives it a strategic advantage. It offers a gateway to both regions, making it a strategic hub for trade and commerce.
The primary purpose of Rafeek & Moore Bertling Logistics (Guyana) will be to jointly explore the many business opportunities available in Guyana in the oil and gas, mining and construction sectors and to add the value-added services and structure of both companies to a dedicated logistics service offering.
The JV will be led by Colin Moore of Rafeek & Moore and Steve Ross-Munro of Bertling Logistics, the former having extensive knowledge of the market, having worked in the country for over 30 years. He brings access to local resources, vehicles and equipment.
Ross-Munro has been in the global logistics business for over 30 years and has worked and lived in the UK, the Middle East, Asia and the USA. He joined Bertling Logistics in Houston earlier this year as Director of Business Development and has known Colin Moore for several years.
Bertling focuses on global project logistics and transport engineering solutions, while Rafeek & Moore specialises primarily in general freight forwarding, trucking and customs brokerage services in Guyana. Bertling will bring its global network of offices and suppliers, modern IT infrastructure and extensive project experience to the Americas.