Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is set to capitalize on the growing demand for its services in the Amazon and Brazil with the opening of a new office in Santarem, Pará State.

The new office, the company’s third in the Amazon, in addition to Manaus and Belem, will enhance its presence in the booming Brazilian market and is its tenth office in the country.

Cpt. Mariano Martinoia, General Manager, ISS Brazil said:“The new office will allow us to better serve our current break bulk and cruise lines client base, as well as explore new business opportunities in the region for dry bulk and grains.

The office will be managed by Port Manager, Patrick Nogueira, who recently joined ISS especially to take on the role.

Adds Gilberto Costoa, new Operations Manager for ISS Brazil: “We are very excited to open up our third office in Amazon area, where business is growing significantly and pleased to add Patrick to our team. The Brazilian economy is growing strongly and this further office opening helps us to further service the needs of shipowners and operators.”

ISS has a proven ability to operate successfully in some of the harshest and most remote areas of the world. From Dutch Harbor,Alaska, to Punta Arenas, Chile, as well as now covering the whole Amazon region. Inchcape Shipping Services has 293 proprietary offices in 65 countries. With a workforce of over 3,820, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter- governmental organizations.