The Rhenus Group enhanced its network of business sites in Brazil by taking over Pirâmide SeaAir Comércio Exterior in January 2018. In addition to the company headquarters in the major city of São Paulo, Pirâmide SeaAir has branches at Guarulhos and Viracopos airports as well as the port of Santos.
Pirâmide SeaAir has been operating as a licenced customs clearance broker for more than 20 years and has developed its own customs clearance software for this purpose. As a result of the acquisition, Rhenus can now not only operate classic freight forwarding services, but also offer greater efficiency in providing advice and completing customs clearance for imports and exports.
“Customs clearance for imports is a major focus of operations in Brazil. It often determines whether goods are handled smoothly in conjunction with the public authorities or not. As a result of the customs clearance expertise available at Pirâmide SeaAir, we’ll be able to offer our customers here special time benefits and value added in future,” says Jörn Schmersahl, CEO of Rhenus Air & Ocean Europe & Americas, describing the benefits of the acquisition.
The Brazilian company will initially operate in the market place using the Rhenus-Piramide brand. The first shipments through the European LCL gateway in Hilden started in January 2018.
Rhenus Pirâmide Comércio Exterior
Tel: +55 11 2101 5454
Fax: +55 11 3813 1526
Rua Joaquim Floriano 960 5. Andar
04534-004 São Paulo SP