Yusen Logistics has established a dedicated project cargo team in Sao Paulo, Brazil to develop services for the movement of high and heavy equipment, as well as support the company’s overall project network in the country.

The team will provide global project consultation, planning and implementation, across all modes of transport according to Yusen. It will support break-bulk, over-dimension heavy machinery, equipment and ocean services such as ro-ro and heavy lift amongst others, as well as chartering.

"The focus on the Brazil market comes at exactly the right time to match the increase in demand for these services,” said Marcos Pultrini, project team leader, Brazil. “While we have provided project support in the past, the formation of this team as part of our global project network is real advantage to our customers in this market.”

He added: “In many cases, it is more cost effective to import heavy equipment and machinery from the US, Europe and China, then it is to build these same parts in Brazil. We expect to see much growth in this area.”