perfil da empresa


PLATETRADE S.A. foi criada para oferecer serviços na medida certa aos clientes que enfrentam os desafíos do dia a dia do mercado internacional. A política da empresa fundamenta-se na competitividade do mercado, buscando dedicar-se ao estudo e análise individual das diferentes necessidades dos clientes, oferecendo soluções rápidas e eficazes.

serviços


  • SHIP & CARGO CORRETORES:
  • - Aços
  • - Fertilizantes
  • - Carga ensacada
  • - Projeto de carga
  • - Plantas Industriais
  • - Óleo & Gas
  • - Grão
  • - Produtos Florestais
  • - Cimento
  • • REPRESENTANTES DE ARMADORES
  • • AGENTES MARÍTIMOS
  • • CONTRATADORES DE ESTIVA
  • • DESPACHANTES ADUANEIROS

COMPETITIVIDADE


Localizada em Buenos Aires, mantemos contato permanente com exportadores locais de grãos, de madeira, companhias de trading, mineradoras e distribuidoras de combustíveis. Combinam-se com estes, nosso contato e trabalho com armadores locais e estrangeiros, o que nos permite participar ativamente do mercado sulamericano, cujo encontra-se em constante expansão.

DEDICAÇÃO


O melhor que podemos oferecer é o nosso excepcional compromisso para encontrar a opção mais viável, competitiva e confiável para cada negócio. Para tal, trabalhamos com fretamentos e locações aliados à logística e ao suporte adequado para nossos clientes na Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguai e Brasil.

ATENÇÃO INDIVIDUAL


O mercado global apresenta novos desafios para a indústria naval. A competição agressiva e a presente necessidade de manter os custos ajustados, demandam o monitoramento de cada negócio e é isto, exatamente, o que oferecemos aos nossos clientes.

MISSÃO


Trabalhamos diariamente para prover aos nossos clientes o mais avançado innovador e altamente qualificado serviço de logística internacional. Nosso dedicado staff de profissionais, por meio da comunicação efetiva, está seriamente comprometido a alcançar a plena satisfação do cliente.

POLÍTICA DE QUALIDADE


PLATETRADE S.A., como empresa dedicada à provisão de soluções na medida certa do ramo do transporte marítimo e logística de importações e exportações, tem a missão principal de satisfazer com eficiência todas as demandas de nossos clientes. Além disso, buscamos a excelência em nossos serviços, a melhora contínua da gestão e a incorporação de recursos e tecnologias inovadores. Aspiramos o constante crescimento de PLATETRADE S.A. nos mercados locais e internacionais, para manter relações duradouras com transportadoras e armadores, como garantia de laços empresariais de longo prazo.

Nossa gestão se baseia na alta disposição e qualificação do pessoal, agilidade e flexibilidade para dar respostas às diferentes demandas e uma forte e continua interação com o cliente.

Platetrade has also dedicated with a strong focus on the transport of bulk cargoes, mainly engage to the Mercosur trade. Has successfully performed large contracts with Gravetal Bolivia, Bunge Brasil, Transcontinental del Perú, among other first-class charterers. It is also involved very actively on the combined transport both import and export into Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia, Main commodities carried are bulk: wheat, corn, soya, cement, clinker and pig iron. For this purpose, we offer a combined operation solution of direct transshipment from and into these countries, from ocean vessels onto barges.

Como resultado de um diálogo constante com transportadores de grãos, alimentos, aço e combustíveis, PLATETRADE S.A. está envolvida na importação e exportação de todo tipo e tamanho de cargas de projeto, equipamentos e maquinaria. Para poder alcançar um nível apropriado de qualidade neste mercado, a empresa busca, constantemente, companhias estivadoras, terminais portuários e empresas de transporte terrestre de primeira classe que compartam nossa visão de negócio logístico. Também mantemos uma excelente relação com as companhias de expedição e agenciamento de cargas em nível nacional e internacional.

  • Especializados em
  • - Cargas de projeto
  • - Material sobre-dimensionado
  • - Material rodante como carros, caminhões, vagões de trem
  • - Carga pesada como transformadores
  • - Maquinaria em geral
  • - Aços

Como resultado de nossa participação ativa no mercado de cargas de projeto, um de nossos principais negócios é o transporte de equipamentos e máquinas para a indústria petroleira e de gas. Graças a nossa expertize em cargas pesadas, é possível mover carregamentos para este setor de combustíveis, como separadores de gases, válvulas, geradores e compressores etc. Também, fazemos o transporte internacional de plantas para os principais produtores da indústria, sempre buscando a opção mais confiável para cada embarque.

PLATETRADE S.A. também provê, regularmente, soluções de transporte para granito, mármore e blocos de pórfiro desde os portos argentinos até portos do Mar Mediterrâneo e Norte da Europa, tanto para navios completos como para carregamentos parciais, combinando estes com outras cargas gerais ou de projeto com a mesma destinação.

O ramo de productos florestais na região do Rio da Prata cresceu consideravelmente nos últimos anos.

PLATETRADE S.A. participa ativamente neste mercado, lidando com um volume médio de 100.000 m3 por ano. Exportamos diversos produtos como troncos de eucalipto, madeira encerada, madeira verde, madeira seca e postes. Trabalhamos sempre com armadores de boa reputação com navios adequados para estes tipos de cargas.

Como já exploramos as necesidades de transporte de pequenos moinhos de grãos e exportadores de arroz ao oferecer alternativas de transporte com pequenos navios e espaços para cargas especiais por vários anos, nos convertemos em uma alternativa lógica para as empresas de Cargas de Grãos e Cias de Trading ao redor do mundo, quando o assunto é o deslocamento de pequenas cargas exportadas desde a Argentina, devido à nossa experiência e boa atuação neste mercado.

Construção
Transportamos todos os tipos de peças pesadas e com sobre dimensão. Temos a experiência necessária para o transporte de plantas industriais, cargas gerais, maquinarias para construção e plantas pré-frabricadas. Nossa companhia conta com o conhecimento e a habilidade para mover sua carga desde/até qualquer parte do mundo e encontramos a opção mais confiável e competitiva para cada negócio.

Trabalhamos para grandes construtoras como Techint, Bechtel, Impsa, entre outras, movendo suas cargas ao redor do mundo para satisfazer as necessidades de seus projetos em desenvolvimento.

O setor do aço é um de nossos principais focos de trabalho. Transportamos todo tipo de produtos derivados do aço como bobinas, canos, tubos, alambrados, laminas de ferro, entre outros. Nosso constante diálogo com as mineradoras argentinas e brasileiras, nos permite prover aos armadores, nossa vasta experiência em produtos de aço regionais, o que toma uma grande importancia no momento de orçar uma viagem e calcular a estiva.

Os produtos que transportamos frequentemente são: Bobinas, laminados, folhas, canos, barras, perfis, chapas, alambrados.

PLATETRADE S.A. encontra-se ativamente envolvida no setor de grãos Argentino. Nossa especialização em negócios na América do Sul (Costas Oeste e Leste), nos possibilita estabelecer relações sólidas com armadores locais e estrangeiros. Assim, cobrimos as demandas de transportadores argentinos e de toda a região do Cone Sul.

Desenvolvemos também uma expertize no transporte de grãos até destinos do Caribe, Europa do Norte e na Região Europeia e Africana do Mediterrâneo.

O ramo dos fertilizantes na região do Rio da Prata e no Sul do Brasil, em crescente desenvolvimento, está coberto por PLATETRADE S.A. faz muitos anos. Atuamos como operadores comerciais para navios pequenos (2.000 – 10.000 dwt), transportando fertilizantes entre os portos argentinos e também desse país para o Sul do Brasil.

Buscamos armadores interessados em participar deste tipo de negócio e operação, provendo-lhes a informação adequada a respeito das regulações da Argentina e soluções alternativas.

PLATETRADE S.A. também tem trabalhado com o transporte de cimento da Argentina para outros países latinoamericanos, concentrando-se no tráfego entre Argentina e Caribe e Argentina e Costa Oeste da América do Sul.

Estamos envolvidos no transporte de cimento em sacos e paletizado, nos principais portos de toda a Argentina, incluindo os do Sul do país. Por este propósito, fazemos pacotes de transporte para criar a correta combinação de cargas e assim, encontrar a equação de custos mais efetiva para o Armador e o Frete.

FOTOS DAS OPERAÇÕES


INFORMAÇÕES GERAIS DA HIDROVÍA


A Hidrovía Paraguai-Paraná é definido com base em uma estratégia de transporte fluvial ao longo do sistema de água do mesmo nome, em um trecho entre Porto Cáceres (Brasil) na sua extremidade norte e Puerto Nueva Palmira (Uruguai) em Programa seu extremo sul, em um caminho composto de 3.442 Kms.

Os países que partilham este sistema fluvial são Argentina, Bolívia, Brasil, Paraguai e Uruguai.

Os rios Paraguai e Paraná têm condições de navegação naturais, mas o problema básico dessas condições está relacionada com o regime hidrológico dos rios, registrando períodos de águas baixas, médias e altas. Estatísticas da mente datas gota de água estão entre outubro e fevereiro, sempre dependendo das condições climáticas durante estas datas: chuvas, a seca, fluxo, etc. Para uma navegação segura através do Rio Paraguai, a prefeitura só suporta um calado máximo de até 11 pés, e um mínimo de 6 pés, sempre dependendo de cada uma das etapas, devido à diversidade dos solos (arenoso, lamacento, com pedras , etc.) para descobrir-mos ao longo da hidrovia.

SERVIÇO DE BARCAÇAS


PLATETRADE tem o apoio do semi-dos reguladores de barcaças que atendam as necessidades da carga.

Eles são projetados para que calan de acordo com o carregado e viajar em comboios entre 8 e 25 unidades e até 1500 tns por barcaça.

A grande diversidade de carga tem permitido um desenvolvimento importante das instalações portuárias, que são também devido ao crescimento substancial e industrialização da área.

Os tipos de carga transportada atualmente neste tráfego, tanto chifre de importação e exportação são: • Grãos • Cimento • Aço • Minerais • carga contentorizada • ro-ro • Carga Geral e de Projetos

PLATETRADE NA HIDROVÍA


Em meados de 2010 nós carregamos alta o primeiro carregamento de 7.500 tns de cimento paletizado e big bags com destino final Assunção, no Paraguai. Esta expedição partiu de Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina de Nueva Palmira, no Uruguai para a transferência direta de navio para a barcaça, sendo a primeira a oferecer tal serviço evitando o custo eo tempo de manipulação na primavera.

Este contrato foi mantido por 3 anos com embarques a cada vinte dias consecutivos. Nós transportados fábricas chave na mão, organizado de logística global, porta-a-porta do mesmo, garantindo ao cliente uma correta coordenação de todos os serviços envolvidos, tais como transporte, transbordo, estiva, transporte interior e download.

Não só temos o know-how de um novo serviço, mas também desenvolvemos um excelente relacionamento com todos os fornecedores envolvidos no processo. É muito importante para nós encontrar, juntamente com os nossos clientes, uma solução completa que se adapta às necessidades específicas da carga garantindo os resultados da operação logística.

TABELAS E ESTATÍSTICAS

Zona Comum até a junção do Rio Paraná –Guaçu com o Rio Paraná de las Palmas (Km 232 RPG) Via Canal Marin Garcia.

DISTÂNCIAS Z.Común Km. 121 N.Palmira Bridge Ibicuy Km. 232
Área Comum 98 115 162 201 215
P. Guazú (Km. 121) 53 17 64 103 117
Nueva Palmira 62 9 47 86 100
Bridge 25 35 25 39 53
Ibicuy 109 56 46 21 28
Junction R.P.G. (Km. 232) / R.P.P. 116 63 54 29 15

Kilometers - Nautical Miles

DISTÂNCIAS


Localizada em Buenos Aires, nós estamos sempre em contato com os agentes locais nos ramos de grãos, aço, cimento, petróleo e outros.

Assim, oferecemos serviços de transporte marítimo para incrementar o comércio em toda a América do Sul.

TAXES REGULATIONS


Localizada em Buenos Aires, nós estamos sempre em contato com os agentes locais nos ramos de grãos, aço, cimento, petróleo e outros.

Assim, oferecemos serviços de transporte marítimo para incrementar o comércio em toda a América do Sul.

RIVER TOLL DUES


O melhor que podemos oferecer é a dedicação em encontrar a mais competitiva e rentável opção de transporte para cada negócio. Por esta razão, nós despachamos cargas e carregamentos e também trabalhamos com logística e suporte na Argentina, Uruguai e Brasil, com intuito de viabilizar e incrementar o comércio e os negócios de nossos clientes.

FATORES DE ESTIBA


  • Wheat: 43-45 CBFT/MT
  • Maize: 44-45 CBFT/MT
  • Soyabeans: 48-49 CBFT/MT
  • Soyapellets: 56 CBFT/MT
  • Soyabean flour: 58 CBFT/MT
  • Sunflowerseed: 85 CBFT/MTT
  • Sunflowerseed pellets: 64-68 CBFT/MT
  • Sorgum:48 CBFT/MT
  • Oats: 63-65 CBFT/MT
  • Barley: 57-58 CBFT/MT
  • Cottonseed: 83-88 CBFT/MT
  • Rice (Bulk): 50 CBFT/MT
  • Rice (Bagged): 60 CBFT/MT
  • Petcoke (Calcined): 46/47 CBFT/MT
  • Petcoke (Green): 48-49 CBFT/MT

SERVICES


PLATETRADE S.A. PROVIDES AGENCY SERVICES AT ALL ARGENTINE PORTS:


A) MARINE FUEL (BUNKER) LUBRINCANTS:


We can offer through our suppliers a wide range of products to be provided at the following places:


  • - Zona Común (La Plata roads)
  • - Upriver
  • - Alpha Zone
  • - Necochea
  • - Mar del Plata
  • - Bahía Blanca

We can offer the following products:


  • - IFO 180 CST / RME 180
  • - IFO 380 CST / RMG 380
  • - MGO DMA
  • - LUBRICANT OILS

Guaranteed ISO 8217:2005 in all supplies.


Deliveries can be carried out by barge or trucks.


We also offer constant and updated information about vessel's prospects and barge readiness in order to keep duly informed about bunker stems.


Our services are 24/7 according to normal practice in the maritime business.

Eitherway we are entitled to provide an "all-in" service from which you can take part or all of it according to your needs or requirements (product - IN/OUT pilotage - Clearance IN/OUT with port authorities -OSRO - Oil Boom)

For instance:

• Bunkering call at Zona Común (vessels not operating at any up river port that get in the Plate to receive bunkers only / ship's clearance required)

• Bunkering at Zona Común inbound (vessels operating at any up river port that intend to receive bunkers prior to going to port / ship's clearance required)

• Bunkering at Zona Común outbound (vessels operating at any up river port that intend to receive bunkers after operating in her way out / ship's clearance not required)

• Bunkering at Alpha Zone In/Outbound (Montevideo roads)

• Bunkering call at Bahía Blanca (vessels getting in the Bahía Blanca Access channel (until buoy nbr. 17th) with the sole purpose of receiving bunkers / ship's clearance required)

• Bunkering at Bahía Blanca inbound (vessels operating in Bahía Blanca port that intend to receive bunkers prior to berth / ship's in ward clearance at roads required)

• Bunkering at Bahía Blanca outbound (vessels operating in Bahía Blanca port that intend to receive bunkers after operating / ship's outward clearance roads required)

B) SPARE PARTS, SHIPMENTS AND CONSIGNMENTS

• We offer a complete service of clearance and delivery of shipments and consignments arriving in Argentina or Uruguay for further delivery on board of your good vessels.

• In the case of parcels getting stuck at Customs for clearance, we take care and perform the entire process before customs house and once released, we take it/them to the ship doing our best the ensure a safeplacing in board.

• In case of crew mail of just documents, normally they are not delayed at customs and we just take them safely on board.

• Also we take care and carry out the process of forwarding of parcels of every kind landed from ships.

C) OTHER SERVICES WE OFFER IN ARGENTINA AND URUGUAY:


• Oil Spill Response Organization (OSRO) Coverage


• Ship agency at any ports (inclusive of all kind of owners matters)


• Slops/Sludge disposal


• Garbage removal


• Delivery of stores and provisions


• Underwater inspections


• Protective and confidential agency


• Diving Works (Like propellers/sea chests/rudder cleaning)


• Crew handling


• Holds and Tanks cleaning (by shore team)


• Rescue


D) STEVEDORING CONTRACTORS




MANAGING DIRECTOR


Sebastián Zalaya - MANAGING DIRECTOR

(5411) 5235 5445

E-mail: sebastian.zalaya@platetrade.com

DIRETOR FINANCEIRO


Fabián Di Stefano - DIRETOR FINANCEIRO

Direct line: (5411) 5235 2602

E-mail: fabian.distefano@platetrade.com

Skype: fabian.distefano

ASSISTÊNCIA


Elizabeth Hempe Bergallo - ASSISTÊNCIA

Direct line: (5411) 5235 5445

Mobile phone: (54911) 5810 1452

E-mail: elizabeth.hempe@platetrade.com

COMERCIALIZAÇÃO


Sebastián Zalaya

Direct line: (5411) 5235 5445

E-mail: sebastian.zalaya@platetrade.com

Mariana Pereira de Vilar

Direct line: (5411) 5235 2606

Mobile phone: (54911) 4081 7927

E-mail: mariana.pereira@platetrade.com

Skype: mariana.pereira.63



Agustín Estala

Direct line: (5411) 5235 2605

Mobile phone: (54911) 4027 1999

E-mail: agustin.estala@platetrade.com

Skype: agustin.estala.1

Theo Castelo Branco

Direct line: (5411) 5352-1421

Mobile phone: (54911) 6732 7573

E-mail: theo.castelo@platetrade.com

Skype: Theocb2

AGÊNCIA & OPERAÇÕES


Alberto Ríos

Direct line: (5411) 5235 5445

Mobile phone: (54911) 6286 9588

E-mail: alberto.rios@platetrade.com

Skype: arios.plate

ADMINISTRAÇÃO


Fabián Di Stefano


E-mail: administracion@platetrade.com

Santiago Videla

Direct line: (5411) 5235-2602

Mobile phone: (54911) 3192 8105

E-mail: santiago.videla@platetrade.com

E-mail Gral: administracion@platetrade.com


PLATETRADE was born on April 3rd, 1997, founded by Sebastian Zalaya and Mariano Grosso, PLATETRADE S.A. as a bet to develope a new concept of multimodal service, offering innovative solutions to charterers as well as to ship-owners. In the begining, PLATETRADE had the representation of the ship-owner CORECK MARITIME GMBH with whom the relationship was maintained for 3 years.

With Coreck, we were able to developed a deep relationship with the Tenaris Group winning the 40% of their annual bids mainly for cargoes appointed to the Persian Gulf, as well as covering market cargoes belonging to Curcija, Saman, Glencore, Bunge-Fertimport, J.Macedo, Continental del Peru, Gear S.A. and Cargill.

By mid 2000, another strategic alliance was achieved, but this time with NEPA SHIPPING, with whom the service coverage for Tenaris Group to the Persian Gulf was expanded, among other market cargoes. Also during 2000, the logistics development for commercialization of Bolivian soybeans was carried out. In this business PLATETRADE, jointly with Gravetal, developed a river and maritime logistic that comprised from the loading at Puerto Aguirre (Bolivia) via San Lorenzo (Argentina) to the port of Buenaventura (Colombia). This development resulted in a 2 years contract with monthly cargoes of 20-25,000 tons. For the provision of ocean transport PLATETRADE developed a very close relationship with Lauritzen Bulkers A / S, Clipper Bulk A / S Tschudi & Eitzen and A / S and Armada Shipping. Considering PLATETRADE´s reputation in the market, in such a short time of development, during 2001 other owners from different sectors of the industry approached PLATETRADE seeking a commercial partner to develop business in South America. This is how the relationship between SCANSCOT SHIPPING SERVICES GmbH and PLATETRADE was born, and the result was a turning point in the history of the company. Until that moment, PLATETRADE was dedicated to the provision of dry cargo, general cargo and eventually liquid cargo.

Through the relationship with Scanscot, the company diversified towards the project cargo market. For the development of this market, PLATETRADE began to acquire specialized knowhow being the first broker in Argentina that was able to offer this service to the market. In addition to expanding the services to Tenaris Group, Ternium Group and Acindar to the Mediterranean and US Gulf, Scanscot´s representation allowed PLATETRADE to enter to the market of over-size and ultra-heavy cargoes, transporting valves, industrial transformers, gas separators and building equipment for clients such as IMPSA and Techint Construcciones, thus participating in Projects like OCT in Ecuador and Camisea in Peru.

During 2001 and 2002, as Scanscot did, Scantrans approached PLATETRADE looking for a bit of regional support due to their recent office’s opening in Houston. Contrary to Scanscot, Scantrans was merely an operator at the time, so it brought to PLATETRADE the possibility to offer to their clients market opportunities according to its fluctuations. By doing so, PLATETRADE developed with Scantrans a trade of brazilian Steel to the North of Africa jointly with Misetal Paris, with an approximately outcome of 130.000 tons/year.

In 2002, due to the usual clients needs, PLATETRADE developed a market of container’s forwarding based in two main markets: bone meal and honey market. During that year, monthly shipments were made for both markets that exceeded the 570 TEUs/year, that was maintained until 2004. In 2003, a mini COA of 3 vessels was closed between Scanscot and Industrias Norteamericanas per a minimum of 7.000 CBM of lumber from Campana and Montevideo to Baltimore and Savannah. PLATETRADE organized the pool of argentine and uruguayan forestry producers, in order to coordinate the goods cargo and documents presentation. In order to maximise the use of the service, and exhaustive marketing work in the Argentine- Uruguay market was issued, that resulted as a completion of the free space of charterers such as Siderca, Siderar, Acindar, Fiplasto and Balerio among others.

According with the global development of purchase-sale of turnkey plants in 2003 there were 3 major demonstrations in South America in which PLATETRADE acted as a service provider together with Scanscot. In first place, a fish processing plant was transported from Southern Chile to Uruguay with a total of 1500 cubic meters. Then, there was the transport of a petrochemical plant from Erie (USA) to the private port Rhasa in Campana (ARG) with a total of 5600 cubic meters. For this operation, the vessels used were the ones of low draught according to Erie port restrictions (5m) and a temporary dock was built in Campana, due that the port was not prepared to receive this type of cargoes, nor berth these type of vessels .

During the same period, the transport service of a cellulose plant was performed for the company ENCE, from Vigo (Spain) to Montevideo (Uruguay) for the development in the industrial polo of Fray Bentos, with approximately 1715 cubic meters.

Going further with this development, in 2004, the transport of 3 oil elaboration plants was performed for the Company Bunge S.A. being 2 plants transported from Argentina to Ukrain and the 3rd from India to Ukrain, with a total of approximately 12.000 cubic meters. Also, a Rolling mill plant was transported for Belgo Mineira from La Plata (Arg) to Brazil, with a volume of 1300 cubic meters and 110 x 40’OT; as well as a bottling plant for Aluplata from Argentina to Tunez. Additionally, an oil rig of 4200 cubic meters was transported from Chica to Ecuador and a building materials cargo was transported for Andrade Guitierrez from Ecuador to Brazil that was approximately of 3700 cubic meters.

Eventually the contract of lumber evolved and there were periods that bigger vessels were needed. That was how PLATETRADE developed a new logistic for this contract jointly with CLIPPER ELITE CARRIERS (CEC). This new logistic involved the design of pallets to optimize the hold capacity and the design of protection via tarpaulin and Steel wires for on deck cargo. As a result of this new design, a COA between CEC y URUFOR Montevideo was signed.

This contract lasted 3 years and reached a total volume of approximately 290.000 CBM, with an average of shipments of 16.000 cbm every 45-60 days. Eventhough, CEC’s policy of non-working with an “open market marketing”, PLATETRADE achieved to ensure complementary cargoes to the lumber, therefore optimising the remaining space and generating the needed incentive to rotate the vessels back (USA-PLATE) with John Deere’s machineries among other cargoes. In addition along the last semester of that year, the granite spots market development was achieved, with shipments from Puerto Madryn to Salerno and Livorno.

In 2005 and due to the performance given, the Client (Porfidi International) decided to give us a contract that lasted 2 years with a total volume 300.000 tons, divided in average shipments of 12.500 tons every 30-45 days.

Such contract was the kick off to make ScanTrans decided to develop jointly with us a line called PATAGONIAN LINES APS that covered paths between ECSA and MED with highly competitive prices for all the clients that might have possible cargoes for the destinations mentioned. The development of Patagonian Lines allowed us to close 12 of 12 bids that Siderca had to the Mediterranean with an average of 8.000 tons per shipment, as well as yachts and small projects, which optimised even more the results of each voyage.

At the end of 2005, one of the partners decided to leave the business and be into other markets, which resulted in a change, not only a management change, but, the corporate policies oriented to maximise the results, minimising the fixed costs. Due to big changes, 2006 was a restructuring year for PLATETRADE, where we were basically oriented to mantain the existing contracts and add other project cargoes to achieve the best results of each voyage. Therefore, the work on import was increased through the service of Patagonian Lines, generating incentive to rotate from Mediterraneo to ECSA with a basis cargo of plates and small project cargoes as completion.

On the other hand, during the whole 2007, we became the only supplier of logistics service for IMPSA with projects such the ones perfomed in Bakun, Lyanyugang (China), Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur - Malasia) for a total of 33 shipments that included cargoes like rotors, shutters, turbines, steel plates and valves, some of which were containerised in order to optimise its transportation. At mid of that year, we signed a one year contract with SDMO France for the storage and consequent distribution of power generators and generators inside Argentina, as well as in Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia for a monthly total 250 SQM. Such contract was kept until 2009, when the company (SDMO) decided to close their local office.

At the begining of 2008 and betting once more on the company´s growth and its presence within the market, PLATETRADE signed a contract of exclusivity with BELUGA GROUP to represent them, BELUGA was a Company that offered us highly dynamic alternatives, such as the market demands. At the end of 2008 and with the huge drop of the US stock market, the value of freights highly increased, and the outcome was a market even harder to be fought than in former years. Many charterers decided to keep their projects stand-by waiting to see what will happen worldwide.

It was not the case of IMPSA that continued with the commitments previously arranged, not only with their clients, but with us too, reaching along that year a total of 20 shipments for their projects in Bintulu and Puerto Cabello.

Along 2009 we were able to secure, even more the relationship with Tenaris Group closing a 50% of the group´s business with a total of 35,400 mtons that year. In view of continue developing the market and our presence, but this time on the owner’s side, that’s why one of our partners moved to Germany for 9 months (from Julio 2009 to April 2010) with the aim to concrete new strategic alliance with new owners, such as RICKMERS, WAGENBORG and THORCO among others and doing so getting a new strategic partner in different places in order to offer our clients with the greater variety of alternatives possible. With THORCO we were able to establish a closest relationship and at mid 2010 a contract for representation was signed between THORCO and PLATETRADE for the cargoes of Argentina and Uruguay, because they have a subsidiary in Brazil for cargoes of this plate.

Therefore, being so close to owners already represented, is that the representation of SCANSCOT throughout South America was obtained, which had opened doors for us to new clients in Brazil.

Unfortunately by end of 2010, Scanscot Shipping as well as Scanscot Logistics, two of our main representatives, filed for bankruptcy, which forced us to get new service suppliers and doing so, maintain the level of service that always characterised us and was well praised. The search for new alternatives that optimised the results of the services offered was the Mission that PLATETRADE has stated from day one, and that is why, since then, has received the certification of ISO9001 ensuring implementation and maintenance of the quality system of our company and the use of methods and management tools that allow us to deliver efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Likewise PLATETRADE is an active member of BIMCO (The Baltic and International Maritime Council) the largest private global maritime organization, which commits us to the quality of service we provide to our customers.

PLATETRADE´s services are not only limited to chartering and freight, as members of WWPC (Worldwide Project Consortium) have the ability to manage a comprehensive logistics thanks to the extensive network of agents in over 90 countries allowing us to offer tailored solutions for each one of our clients.


PLATETRADE ARGENTINA
Complejo Office Park -Edificio Plaza - Piso 3 - Of. 309
Ruta Panamericana, Ramal Pilar - Km. 42,500
Del Viso - Buenos Aires - Argentina - CPA: B1669CKH
Tel: (+54 11) 5352 1421 / Fax: (+54 11) 5218 6682

Email: platetrade@platetrade.com

Quality Management System certified by ISO 9001 for the scope of: SERVICES OF SHIP BROKERS, SERVICES OF SHIP AGENTS


Located in the centre of Montevideo (Uruguay) PLATETRADE Uruguay dedicates mainly to the following activities:


• Chartering for the Uruguayan Market, such as: rice exporters / fertilizers exporters / steel traders / and lumber / eucalog and wood pulp exporters.

• Also provides Stevedoring services at Montevideo and Nueva Palmira for Bulk cargo, General cargo and Project cargo.

• Storage at the port of Montevideo and inland transport

• Transhipping cargoes from vessels to barge having developed and NVOCC service from Europe and Far& Middle East, as well as India with Thru B/L into Paraguay ( Asunción / Villeta Port / Puerto Fenix) andvery efficient records of coordination in order to avoid ocean vessel and barge units demurrages.

• Shipping agency attending all Uruguayan ports.


Our past records include:

• More than 200.000 mt of bagged and palletized cement carried from Argentina and t/s Thru Uruguay to Asunción del Paraguay

• Abt 150.000 mt. of fertilizers per year ( chartering and t/s)


• Chartering of more than 150.000 cbmtrs of lumber produced in Uruguay to the USA.

• Largest projects for Uruguay and Paraguay developed over the last years, including Turn - key projects such as Cement Plants / Windmill Parks / Fishmeal plants and WoodpulpMIlls

• Regular chartering of grains / ferts / rice and general cargo.



PLATETRADE URUGUAY
Ituzaingó 1389 Montevideo-Uruguay
Mobile: 598 9 5603 042
Email: uruguay@platetrade.com

Located in Asunción del Paraguay, (Paraguay), dedicates mainly to the following activities:

• Barging from Uruguay and Argentina, bulk cargoes/ bagged and palletized commodities as well as project cargoes. Transport of roro cargoes.

• Ocean freight for grains with origin in Paraguay and being transshipped in Argentina or Uruguay.

• Stevedoring services at all Paraguayan river ports. Inland transport of such cargoes up to final destination.

• Door to door service on a NVOCC bss from North Europe/Middle East/India and Far East, up to final destination in Paraguay.

• Chartering services for cargoes, as well as chartering river tonnage on demand. Port agency at all Paraguayan ports.

• Warehousing at the majority of Paraguayan ports. Our past and current records include:

• More than 150.000 tons of palletized and bagged cargo into Paraguay via Nueva Palmira

• About 7.500 mtons of cement in big bags and palletized with final destination at Asunción, Paraguay. The vessel departed from Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina to Nueva Palmira, Uruguay, for its transshipment from vessel to barge, being the 1st. company offering such type of service, avoiding the cost and handling time at berth/quoy. It enabled us to develop a service that was absent for a long time, which is the river transport of cargo in barges to the main ports of growing South American ports.

• Transported turn-key plants, organizing the whole door to door logistics, coordinating all services involved, such as ocean transportation, direct transshipment from vessel to barges, stevedoring works, river barge transport and discharging at final destination. Also provided service for loose, palletized and unitized cargo, and already more than 200.000 mtns in the last 2 years.

Inbound cargoes:
• Cement, we transport around 125.000 tns per year
• Fertilizers, we barge 900.000 tns of ferts for the main agro companies in Paraguay
• Transported more than 200.000 units of cars.

PLATETRADE PARAGUAY
O´Leary 819 Esquina Humaita
Asunción-Paraguay
Mobile: +595 972 491 135
Email: paraguay@platetrade.com


With offices in Santa Cuz de la Sierra PLATETRADE BOLIVIA is principally engaged in the following activities:

• Transport by barge via Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina, bulk / bag products and pallets, as well as, project cargo. Including stevedoring & unloading.

• Truck freight from Argentina and Chile (Arica) to Bolivia in order to load Bulk / Project & Containers.

• Airfreight (special agreements with BOA - Bolivian Aviation)

• Stuffing de containers.

• Ocean freight originating in Bolivia, being transported to Argentina or Uruguay.

• Door to door service based NVOCC from Northern Europe / Middle East / India and Far East, to its final destination in Bolivia.

• Chartering service for loads, as well as river chartering tonnage demand.

Rolea Center Building, Equipetrol North
J Street N° 120, 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Email: bolivia@platetrade.com

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