Multipurpose carrier Intermarine and sister company Jumbo-SAL-Alliance (JSA) have expanded their presence in South America, opening an office in Santiago, Chile. 

Intermarine and Jumbo-SAL-Alliance launch Chilean subsidiary

Intermarine and Jumbo-SAL-Alliance are joining Intermarine’s long-time agent, Marval, to form the subsidiary JSA-Intermarine Chile. It will be led by general manager Nelson Matus, a veteran in the South American breakbulk and multipurpose sector with over 25 years of experience. Matus and his five-person team will take the lead in expanding the new Chilean business base.  

Intermarine and JSA said that it is taking advantage of the positive momentum in South America, with more industrial projects on the horizon, especially wind energy. Jens Baumgarten, director chartering and projects at Jumbo-SAL-Alliance, explained: “Chile plays a significant role in South America due to its stable economy, geographic location, extensive raw material exports, reliable infrastructure and project outlooks, particularly in wind energy. The potential in the South American market and in Chile specifically is enormous, especially when it comes to the wind sector.” 

The office will be able to utilise the combined fleet of more than 50 vessels, as Intermarine’s president, Richard Seeg, noted: “Our new joint branch gives customers access to the unique combination of Intermarine’s very strong Americas liner services and breakbulk business as well as JSA’s global project and semi-liner services.”  

For Harren Group, Intermarine’s and SAL’s parent company, the branch is the 25th office worldwide. Harren Group ceo Martin Harren said: “It’s truly exciting to make our next strategic move: opening an office that represents both Intermarine and JSA with such an experienced and long-term partner as Marval. Everyone at Harren Group is proud to see Intermarine and JSA take this next step on their shared journey. This expansion not only strengthens our local business. It also elevates our global portfolio and the presence of our entire group.”