The ParanĂ¡ River runs 4,880 kilometres through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina and is the longest river in South America after the Amazon. Our network of secure, double-hulled barge convoys operate along the river to move gas oil, jet fuel, gasoline and naphtha products from the River Plate in Argentina onward to Paraguay and Bolivia. The same network is leveraged for export shipments of soy bean oil from Paraguay to Argentina. We take pride in hiring locally; over 95% of our crews are Paraguayan nationals and receive full training.

Our pushers are fitted with modern navigation and night operation equipment. We are in the process of upgrading our management system to a web-based platform allowing managing the activities of the convoys, fleeting, the crews, and as well as control for all orders using the same platform. Barges are fitted with alarm systems to alert crew members when the barge is 95% and 98% full in order to prevent overflow and subsequent spillage. Our transport operations are expanding with the addition of new barges to double transport capacity.

Fluvial product transport across five countries

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