Mr. Ricardo Lemos and Mr. Lima Pereira
Please tell our readers about the history of your company. Who are the current owners?
The project began in 2020 due to the purchase of Panalpina by DSV. An operational team from Panalpina moved with us as they believed in this challenge.The company was an existing company that was bought by a group of investors and rebranded.
Six Overseas is a joint Stock Company with several shareholders and with the management shared by Ricardo Lemos and Lima Pereira.
There are many freight forwarders in Portugal I believe. In your own words, what makes you special do you think?
In Portugal, there are around 600 freight forwarders, and it is a very competitive market. Our main goal is the straight connection with the stakeholders and premium customer service. We have a young and experienced team that is committed to offering the extra-mile to achieve the objectives proposed by the company. What makes us different is the strong position that we have nowadays in niche markets, customers and solutions. We invest greatly in professionals with expertise that can provide out-of-the-box solutions that help us gain an advantage in the market and create added value to our stakeholders.
Do you have general experience in handling oversized cargoes, and if so, could you provide our readers with some examples of cargoes you have handled?
Yes, since we started Six Overseas activity, we have always been linked to special transports and industrial projects. So, this is part of our company’s DNA. For that reason, we have developed our oversize cargo department, hiring an experienced person with more than 25 years in bulk and shipping: Sebastien Cusson has spent almost all of his career in Nile Dutch and K&N Projects to lead the same. In addition to the knowledge of the heavy lift and complex environment projects, he brings to the organization and customers his international field culture and experience. Sebastien is also fluent in several different languages, for example French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, and Moroccan Arabic.
The main projects that we are now involved with are:
– Light Tram of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem – Israel
– Port Ashdod Terminal Cargo Train – Israel
– Bergen Railway – Norway
– Light Tram of Mississauga – Canada
– Fos-Sur-Mer Gas depot supply of all transports to supply the works and dismantling – France
– HS2 High speed rails – Balfour Beatty VINCI Joint Venture – UK
– HPC Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station – Bouygues Travaux Publics and Laing O’Rourke – UK
– Femern Belt Link – 18 underwater tunnel – VINCI Joint Venture – Denmark
Portugal has several ports. Can you elaborate on that and tell our readers about the ports available for shipping in Portugal?
The main ports in Portugal for containerized cargo are Lisboa, Setúbal, Sines, and Leixões.
For Bulk Cargo: Leixões Aveiro, Figueira da Foz, and Viana do Castelo
RORO Cargo: Leixões and Setúbal
How is the Corona situation affecting your business at the moment? Do you also find that it is difficult to procure space with the shipping lines, and how are they treating you as freight forwarders?
Since the beginning, the Corona virus has been a challenge. Meanwhile, we have got some huge business opportunities. We have had the support of some shipping lines and even during the peak of Covid, we have made allotments to assure our flow with our clientele. We have not suffered a huge impact, and we have been recognized by our clients and agents. Looking forward, we are aware there will be challenges that we will face as part of business development.
When did you personally start your career in shipping & logistics?
Ricardo Lemos started in Shipping & Logistics in 1994 in Bolloré and Panalpina. Lima Pereira began in 1995 and worked solely in Panalpina.
Please let our readers know your contacts.
Our main contacts are:
Sebastien Cusson – firstname.lastname@example.org – Ph +351 937 116 758
Ricardo Lemos – email@example.com – Ph +351 935 031 371
Lima Pereira – firstname.lastname@example.org – Ph +351 935 013 551