Tuscor Lloyds Opens New Office
NEW LOCAL OFFICE IN RIO GRANDE, BRAZIL
Recently a lot of press attention has been given to the burgeoning economies of an emerging group of nations – of which Brazil is considered amongst the strongest. The national government has crafted a sustainable economic model by allowing controlled foreign investment whilst promoting demand for local goods and services. This underpins local development, and creates surpluses for key global markets. Some time ago Tuscor Lloyds seized the opportunity by establishing a network of offices and shipping agents throughout the main transport hubs in the country.
In Rio Grande, Newport will house the state oil company’s new oil platform, state-of-the-art shipyard services, and the largest dry dock in Latin America. Construction of the oil platform is now underway and Tuscor Lloyds is poised to carry out project and supply freight to these huge projects. By locating our new office in Rio Grande city, rather than Porto Alegre where most other freight forwarders are positioned, Tuscor Lloyds aims to capture business associated to the new industrial zone. The office opened 1st February and we have already established 2 full time staff there, with more joining very soon.
Due to heavy subsidies and government incentives, other industries moving into the region include bio fuels, biotechnologies, and micro electronics. Continuing investment by a coterie of companies within the agricultural, chemicals and plastics, heavy and light manufacturing industries; means that Rio Grande is fast becoming one of Brazil’s most exciting and challenging regions. Tuscor Lloyds looks forward to playing a key role in the development of Rio Grande.