Over 50 Years of Experience in Paraguay – Paramar SA

We are pleased to welcome Paramar SA as our new member in Paraguay! They come recommended for membership by current PCN agents and are located in Asunción. A family-run company, first established in 1967, they are full of local knowledge and have a wide experience in project cargo by sea, river, road and air as well as warehousing and other related services.

Federico dos Santos (Director): “Paramar SA is a pioneer in integrated logistics services in Paraguay. Founded in 1967 with over 50 years of experience, we have a proven track record in the coordination and multimodal transportation of specialised project cargo. With the right equipment, know-how and infrastructure, we design custom-made solutions for project cargo transportation covering:

  • Maritime Solutions: Through first-class carriers.
  • River Solutions: With our own fleet of push boats, deck barges & vessels and also suitable for RORO operations.
  • Inland Solutions: Through our own 12-axle hydraulic modular trailers and additional equipment.
  • Airfreight: Aircraft chartering.”

Please click here for a short video from Paramar showing a recently handled project involving industrial dryers for an alcohol plant producer from China to Paraguay. The shipment consisted of 8 pieces, each at 12.51 x 4.13 x 4.72m / 75.5tns. Paramar’s scope of work included:

  • Seafreight on breakbulk vessel from Shanghai in China to Montevideo, Uruguay;
  • Direct transshipment to the feeder vessel at the port of Montevideo;
  • River freight from Montevideo to Asunción, Paraguay;
  • Port operations at Asunción;
  • Inland transport from the port to the industrial plant at a distance of 200km.

Federico explains; “Paramar was the main logistics vendor for the construction of an alcohol plant in the San Pedro Department in Paraguay. We imported all the capital goods for the factory including the transportation of 8 industrial dryers from Shanghai. Paramar fixed the seafreight from Shanghai to Montevideo with a COSCO breakbulk vessel and performed a direct transshipment (ocean vessel to feeder vessel) at the port of Montevideo. Direct transshipment operations are extremely difficult to perform taking into account the timing of the vessels and the potential demurrage costs from the ocean vessel and/or the feeder vessel. It can also be a risky operation as exact stability calculations and a fluent communication between the vessels are essential. It was a challenge and difficult to coordinate but our careful planning was executed well!

The river freight from Montevideo to Asuncion was done with our sister company, Paranave, a shipowner company with a feeder service between River Plate Ports and Asunción. The discharge of the pieces was also done with another of our sister companies, Terport SA, the leading private port terminal in Paraguay. All 8 pieces were then transported via land with our own 12-axle modular trailers from the port to the plant.

The cargo was delivered successfully, on time, with no issue or damages. Our logistics integration as a group of companies was a key element for the good results of the project – with Paramar coordinating the operation, the shipowner company (Paranave) for the river transportation and the port terminal (Terport) for discharging and warehousing. We have complete infrastructure integration, even including the hydraulic trailers for the delivery.”

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