06 March 2013
Cardiff-based Rhys Davies Forwarding has reported a significant increase in enquiries from the burgeoning South American market and is using its extensive knowledge and contacts in the region to negotiate exceptionally good rates for customers.
Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, is now the sixth largest economy in the world and other countries such as Chile and Argentina are also enjoying considerable economic growth. With Brazil hosting the World Cup next year and the Olympics in 2016 the world's eyes will be sharply focused on the region, which can only be good for its economy and future international trade.
Rhys Davies' Freight Forwarding Manager, John Lyon said, "We've been shipping goods to and from the South American countries for over 20 years and built up a network of contacts and local knowledge over that time. South America can be a difficult place to operate so having people out there you've known for years and can trust is very important - it's not just a matter of finding an agent on a screen and hoping for the best. That's not to say that technology does not have a role to play and we've invested heavily in the latest IT systems to support our operations and keep track of our shipments around the globe."
Rhys Davies is a member of The British International Freight Association (BIFA) and provides import and export services for a wide range of goods, including those that are hazardous or difficult to handle such as flammable gases, explosives, chemicals and paint, to and from any location in the world.