The company’s subsidiary Naviera del Mercosur announced the forthcoming addition of a new container ship, the “VICKY B”, to meet increased demand for river transport in the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway
Boluda Maritime Terminals presented two new stowage areas in the ports of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Santa Cruz de La Palma to cover the needs of future freight traffic with America
The holding company was in Sao Paulo, Brazil to showcase its expansion plan and extensive range of multimodal transport, towage and fuel supply services
Boluda Corporación Marítima received a record number of visitors during the company’s fifth attendance with its own stand at the Intermodal South America international exhibition held in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 13 to 15 April, resulting in major trade deals. Thanks to its international expansion plan, during the exhibition the company once again increased its range of multimodal services in integrated transport, international goods management and towage on both sides of the Atlantic.
Boluda Corporación Marítima’s presence in the 24th edition of one of the world’s most important logistics forums, which brings together the main players in the transport and logistics sector in the Americas, allowed the company to expand its customer base with a personalized attention.
During the event Boluda Corporación Marítima’s subsidiary Naviera del Mercosur unveiled forthcoming improvements in dry and reefer cargo transport on the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway, to meet the increasing demand for an already consolidated service operating since 2005.
Boluda Lines presented 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. The company also took 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 Intermodal trade fair was attended by chairman of Boluda Towage and Salvage Joaquín Lozano, as well as Boluda Corporación Marítima Southern Cone representatives such as José Lacout and José Espinos from Paraguay; Manuel Varela from Uruguay; Antonio Goicochea from Peru, and the company’s Communication and Institutional Relations manager Amparo Valero.
New container ships on the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway
Of interest regarding the waterway, it was revealed that April will see the addition of a new container ship, the VICKY B, capable of transporting a total of 300 TEUs in restricted depths.
The VICKY B is sister ship to ASUNCION B, a vessel that has successfully operated along this waterway for over 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).
Additionally, Boluda Lines informed visitors about its 45 offices worldwide offering comprehensive international freight transport and management services. The shipping company also provided information at stand 1-106 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 showcased the international freight forwarding services provided by 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.
New maritime terminals
Another innovation offered by the company is the consolidation of Boluda Maritime Terminals, a division that has recently expanded its loading and unloading areas in port logistics. The company now operates two new terminals situated in the ports of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Santa Cruz de La Palma, to cover the needs of future freight traffic with South America in addition to the terminals managed for years in Vilagarcía de Arousa, Seville, Las Palmas and Fuerteventura.
At Intermodal Boluda Corporación Marítima also showcased its large fleet of about 250 tugs distributed along the main ports of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, France, Germany, the west coast of Africa and the Indian Ocean, making Boluda Towage and Salvage currently the second leading worldwide in towing services.
As part of its expansion into Latin America, Boluda Towage and Salvage exhibited its bases 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. In Argentina, in collaboration with RUA, it will continue 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 of Rio Haina, Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo, as well as Port au Prince in Haiti.
Finally, Boluda Corporación Marítima also presented the services provided by Boluda Tankers, in operations since 1998 serving the Atlantic and Pacific coasts via the Panamanian ports of Balboa and Cristóbal, and Trinidad and Tobago since 2017. The company has 16 vessels and an annual fuel supply capacity of over twelve million tons.