Samskip Reefer Logistics is strengthening its presence in South America as it continues to focus on developing its coverage of the world’s principal reefer trade routes. The Icelandic company has appointed Transaltic SA to be its representative in Argentina while in Brazil, it will in future be represented byUnitrader International.
Samskip and Transaltic have been in contact for almost a year, prior to signing a formal agreement in April 2007. The Argentinean company is headed by Guillermo Japas and Rodolfo Garcia Pineiro. Both come from families with long histories in shipping to and from Argentina and they established Transaltic in 1999. The company books reefer and dry cargo to and from Argentina and employs 12 people. In addition to providing NVOCC services, they are also active in warehousing, cold storage, customs clearance, road haulage and associated activities.
According to Samskip Reefer Logistics’ CEO, Peder Winther, both Samskip and Transaltic are looking forward to working together, offering door to door services worldwide by linking their respective and complementary logistics systems.