Seaworks and Platetrade launch cooperation in Argentina

SeaWorks, acting as General Agent in South America for Hong Fa Shipping, has come to an agreement with well-known and reputable Argentinean company, Platetrade SA, to be the sub-agent in Argentina for Hong Fa Shipping.

The companies have concluded various contracts already for Hong Fa Shipping and due to the success they have decided to increase their efforts and come to a close cooperation to increase market share for Hong Fa Shipping in the trade between Far East and East Coast South America.

SeaWorks with multiple years’ experience as operator and with offices in Brazil are quite certain that this cooperation will bear success! Tjeerd Veldhuizen, Managing Director of SeaWorks comments: ‘we have been working for many years in Argentina in the breakbulk, project and MPP market and have worked with various parties. Since a while the cooperation with Platetrade has been boosted and we have experienced a true quality service which meets with our standards. Besides, the view and goals of the two companies are aligned and noses are in the same direction so I am excited about this new step and sure that it will be a success for both companies and the expansion of the Hong Fa Shipping Line which will employ 5 MPP ships in the service, with lifting capacity up to 520mtons, by September 2016!’

The sub-agency has in the meanwhile started and clients can call Platetrade SA for all their enquiries. Sebastian Zalaya, Managing Director of Platetrade SA, stated: ‘I am very optimistic about the future of Argentina and expect a lot of new projects being started for which the service of Hong Fa Shipping is well equipped. The ships and the regularity of the service is absolutely a major asset. Plus, the cooperation with SeaWorks and Hong Fa will certainly lead to a broader development of our services. We look forward to extended services!’