The company is to add a new vessel, the “VICKY B”, to meet increased demand for river transport in the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway
Boluda Maritime Terminals will present two new stowage areas in the ports of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Santa Cruz de La Palma at stand 1-106
The company offers multimodal port and ocean towage, comprehensive international freight transport and management and fuel supply services
For the fifth consecutive year Boluda Corporación Marítima will attend the 24th Intermodal South America international exhibition, one of the most important logistics forums in the international arena, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 13 to 15 March. During the event Boluda Corporación Marítima shipping company Boluda Lines will be exhibiting at stand 1-106. The company will showcase improvements to be introduced in the coming weeks in dry and refrigerated cargo transport services along the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway, to meet increasing demand for a service already consolidated and provided since 2005 by its subsidiary Naviera del Mercosur.
It will also highlight its freight transport connections between America and Europe, a continent in which the company facilitates links with the western coast of Africa, northern Europe and the Mediterranean. In addition, the company will take the opportunity to showcase Boluda Maritime Terminals’ expansion with the recent addition of two terminals in the Canary Islands, in the ports of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Santa Cruz de La Palma, in addition to those operating in Las Palmas, Fuerteventura, Seville and Vilagarcía de Arousa.
The corporation is currently one of the leading companies in global maritime services in Latin America, with business also in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, West Africa and the Indian Ocean, and offices in five continents. With more than 180 years’ experience in the maritime sector since its beginnings in Valencia in 1837, since the 80’s the corporation’s main commitment has been to internationalize and diversify its maritime services on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Paraná-Paraguay Waterway is one of the most important river routes in the world, fundamental for the movement of goods from the southern cone. Of special interest regarding this waterway, the end of March will see the addition of a new container ship the “VICKY B”, capable of transporting a total of 300 TEUs with a restricted depth of only approximately 10 feet. The “VICKY B” is sister ship to “ASUNCION B”, a vessel that has successfully operated along this waterway for more than five years. The two container ships will make it possible to increase the frequency of the service, from biweekly to weekly ports of call in Asunción (Paraguay), Montevideo (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires (Argentina), and vice versa, as well as the intermediate ports of Rosario and Zárate (Argentina), provided that the current delays in the terminals where the overseas ships arrive can be reduced. Its special draft characteristics, dimensions and maneuverability make it the safest and most versatile of all vessels on the waterway.
Additionally, Boluda Lines has 45 offices worldwide offering comprehensive international freight transport and management services. At stand 1-106, Boluda Corporación Marítima shipping company will also provide information about services connecting the American continent with Europe via the port of Dakar (Senegal). The company offers 10 commercial shipping lines that link the main European ports to the West African coast. It also provides international freight forwarding services via Boluda Cargo Int’l, which has a global reach in sea, land and air transport, offering all kinds of logistics solutions, such as its Project Cargo service, which offers a wide range of personalized services on all five continents to clients with industrial projects not suitable for container transport. Boluda Lines completes its logistics services with Boluda Trucks, which boasts 50 Volvo trucks.
Boluda Maritime Terminals
Boluda Corporación Marítima has been active for years in port logistics through the Boluda Maritime Terminals division, also managing four of its own terminals, strategically located in the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands: in Vilagarcía de Arousa, Seville, Las Palmas and Fuerteventura. Operations have recently expanded with the inclusion of two new terminals situated in the ports of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Santa Cruz de La Palma.
Leaders in towing services
Boluda Corporación Marítima is also the second leading company worldwide in towing services, through Boluda Towage and Salvage, the principal business activity of the holding group: essential for facilitating traffic flow in the port facilities and providing security to the maritime sector. It has a fleet of 249 tugs distributed among the main ports of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, France, Germany, the west coast of Africa and the Indian Ocean.
In Latin America, Boluda Towage and Salvage operates in the Mexican ports of Ensenada, Costa Azul, Guaymas, Mazatlan, Tampico, Coatzacoalcos, Salina Cruz, Manzanillo and Altamira. In Peru, it operates in the ports of Salaverry and Bayóvar, where its presence continues to grow with the new addition of the “VB GLORIOSO”, a 70-ton azimuthal tug equipped with firefighting systems. In Argentina, in collaboration with RUA, it will continue to expand its presence in the port towage sector in the different Argentine ports where it operates, such as Buenos Aires. In Uruguay, through its subsidiary Reyla, it operates in the ports of Río Uruguay, Montevideo and Fray Bentos. In Panama, at the port of Balboa, at least one new unit is to be added this year. In the Caribbean, the company also operates in Dominican Republic ports, specifically in Rio Haina, Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo, as well as Port au Prince in Haiti.
Fuel supply in Panama and Trinidad and Tobago
Transport safety and respect for the environment are two fundamental pillars of Boluda Tankers, a strategic transportation and fuel supply service that is sector leader in Spain, with 16 vessels and an annual fuel supply capacity of over twelve million tons. Boluda Tankers has been operating since 1998, serving the Atlantic and Pacific coasts via the Panamanian ports of Balboa and Cristóbal, and Trinidad and Tobago since 2017.