April 12 - Supply chain company CEVA Logistics has renewed and expanded its contract with Ecuadorian state-owned oil company Petroamazonas, writes Charlotte Matheson.

As a result, CEVA will continue to provide a variety of import and export activities and will also expand breakbulk, oceanfreight and airfreight services for Petroamazonas' drilling tools.

As Petroamazonas grows its operations by opening a new drilling block and taking over fields from another government drilling entity, Petroproduccion, it has an increasing need for a supply chain partner that can grow and maintain flexibility through its expansion. CEVA has been working with Petroamazonas for nearly three years providing logistics support for all its drilling operation needs as well as services for materials that are purchased worldwide for delivery to Ecuador, arranging pick up at origin and managing the freight through to final destination.

Augusto Gortaire Cordovez, chief of supply chain and logistics at Petroamazonas said, "As we look to grow our organisation, we need a partner that can support our expansion opportunities while still maintaining our current operations without letting anything slip." 

He added "The team at CEVA has proved their ability to provide consistent and reliable services. We look forward to growing our relationship with CEVA and we have no doubt they will continue to exceed our expectations." 

Geary Evans, account executive for CEVA said, "With our combination of logistics experts and seasoned energy industry veterans, we've developed a valuable and strategic solution for Petroamazonas that we're proud of."

CEVA's ongoing commitment to enhancing its capabilities in the Energy sector is evidenced in this relationship with Petroamazonas, it says.