January 9 - Heavy lift shipping line Intermarine has opened a new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil to oversee all commercial activity in Brazil and the Mercosur Region. Carlos Morino, Intermarine's director of east coast South America (ECSA), will manage the l

Intermarine services have operated to and from the South American east coast for nearly 20 years, with service to North America and, more recently, Europe

Eric Alber, Intermarine's vice president for ECSA, says: "This direct presence in Brazil will enhance our ability to directly serve our clients and, more importantly, to better understand their individual needs. With Intermarine personnel on the ground in Brazil, we expect to increase our sailing frequency from Brazil to a weekly service in 2012 through organic growth and better service to the trade."

Headquartered in New Orleans, Intermarine is a leader in ocean transportation of project and breakbulk cargoes. Its fleet, comprised of multipurpose heavy lift vessels including five US flag vessels, offers liner and semi liner services between North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Far East.