Fermac Cargo and FTrade announce new Joint-Venture FF Group
Fermac Cargo, the leading Brazilian air-freight forwarder focused on perishables, has formed a Joint-Venture with the FTrade Group, a leading perishables sea-freight forwarder.
The Joint-Venture's services portfolio focuses in the organization of door-to-door perishables transport in air and sea modes. Customs clearance and specialized road transportation between the principal perishable production regions and the main Brazilian airports and ports complement the service offering.
Fermac Cargo, founded in 1981 in Campinas, SP, has a strong presence and operating bases in southeastern Brazil. The operations of the FTrade Group, founded in 2002 in Fortaleza, CE, are mainly concentrated in the northeast of the country.
Alexandre Duarte, CEO of Fermac Cargo comments that “Between both companies we have more than 55 years of experience in handling and transporting perishables, a delicate type of cargo that requires special handling. The highly specialized teams complement each other perfectly to offer our customers an integrated service from anywhere in Brazil throughout the entire world.”
Bruno Carneiro Farias, CEO of the FTrade Group adds that “No matter what the transportation needs of perishable producers are - this joint venture between the FTrade Group and Fermac Cargo offers the customized solution that fits our customers' needs when it comes to transport speed, budget and special services.
Zakaria Benzaama, CEO of Fortal log, FTrade Group's road transportation arm, says: “We will efficiently connect Brazil's perishable production communities to over 50 countries across the globe, by land, sea and air, through a global network of agents specialized in perishables logistics”.
The Joint Venture, called “FF Group”, will also count with Master Minds Capital, which invests in equity interests in the logistics industry. Daniel Bleckmann, partner at Master Minds and new FF Group Operating Partner, comments that “Together with these exceptional entrepreneurs we are building the leading perishable transportation group in Latin America.”
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