SAL and Intermarine open joint office in Brasil
Intermarine and SAL Heavy Lift will open a new, joint office in Brasil to strengthen their operations in South America and expand their activities within the project cargo and breakbulk sectors. The office is located in São Paulo and commences operations on March 1st, 2021.
“With our new joint establishment, we will offer our customers a local access point to a truly unique service with the combination of SAL’s global project and semi-liner services and Intermarine’s very strong Americas liner service and breakbulk business”, says Intermarine’s CEO Sven Andersen.
The office will be headed by Natalie Jones, a veteran in the Brazilian breakbulk and project cargo sector, where she has worked for leading carriers, including Intermarine, for more than 25 years. With a team of 5, she will take the lead in building up the new South American business base.
“Brazil holds plenty of opportunities – especially within the power, energy and infrastructure arenas. With the combined services of Intermarine and SAL, our team has a very strong product to market, and I look forward to growing both businesses and brands together with the rest of the international teams”, Jones says.
The company’s say they have been eyeing expansion into Brasil for quite some time. “Historically, Brazil has provided plenty of attractive prospects, but our setup has lacked a base and the right resources. With our new office in SãoPaulo, I am confident that we can establish SAL as a household name in Brazil”, comments SAL’s managing director Jens Baumgarten.
The office will target the industrial, renewables, offshore oil and gas and power sectors in Brazil and South America in general together with the Intermarine and SAL teams in Houston, New Orleans and Hamburg.