Mr. Vitor Brito
Tell us first of all about your establishment in Brazil. Where are your offices located, when were they opened and how long have you worked yourself in Delmar?
Delmar Brazil was formerly Cobrac Log Internacional which operated in the Brazilian market for over 20 years. Recently we were acquired by Delmar Cargo International Inc. and from January 2018 forward we have been part of the Delmar, the Canadian group founded in Montreal in 1965.
Delmar Internacional has grown in size and scope and now employs more than 1,000 employees in 12 countries, offering freight forwarding, customs clearance, land transport, cargo management and supply chain services. We operate more than 40 offices, covering operations throughout North America, India, Asia and now you can count on Delmar Internacional in Brazil.
Our Brazil headquarters are located in São Paulo, we also have offices in Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina. We have a network of accredited agents throughout Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, thus offering broad geographic coverage.
What is the ownership structure of Delmar Brazil?
Delmar Brazil is 51% owned by Delmar Cargo and 49% owned by Wagner Brito who is our Managing Director and formerly Managing Director of UPS Brazil.
I hear Customs clearance in Brazil can be tricky, how are you able to assist potential customers with customs clearance and are there any general rules of thumb to follow to clear customs quickly?
It is well known in the market that the customs in Brazil are strict and the clearance can become a distress if it’s not done properly from the beginning.
The key point is information, so we make sure the foreign agent and customer are fully aware of the customs demands and procedures.
Prior to each shipment our CHB department analyzes the cargo details to make sure the HS descritption is correct and checks if an any import license is needed. All documentation is checked and corrected if needed and our staff is always in touch with Customs, updating their knowledge and network. We also often join customs workshops and keep our customers updated with any changes in the legislation.
What are the main sea and airports in your country?
According to recent data, from January to June the air cargo movement ranking by airport has been 1st GRU (279.174,40 tons), 2nd VCP (135.830,38 tons), 3rd GIG (58.896,38 tons), 4th MAO (58.629,73 tons) and 5th BSB (35.534,70 tons).
According to the latest data from January to April the cargo movement via seaports has been 1st port of Santos (34,78 million tons), 2dn port of Paranagua (16,04 million tons), 3rd port of Itaguaí (16,02 million tons), 4th port of Rio Grande (7,97 million tons), 5th port of Suape (7,42 million tons).
The type of cargo is visualized in the following chart:
What are the main advantages of dealing with Delmar Logistica in Brazil?
Although we now function as an international company under CTPAT and compliance processes, you can rely on the same personal working relationships you have had in the past. You’ll still be dealing with the same people and you can depend on the same quality of work, flexibility and agility in the decisions that have allowed Cobrac Log International to write your success story over the years, with global support now.
Can you provide us with some examples of projects or cargoes that you have handled that you are particularly proud of?
Amsted Maxion exports train wagon and wheels from Hortolandia, São Paulo to Wilmington, North Carolina.
Asperbras live animals to Congo.
How to reach you by phone/email?
+55 11 5105-1500