BRS Group expands presence in South America with Amazonas takeover

French shipbroking house Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS) Group has continued to expand its international footprint by acquiring Colombian shipbroking company Amazonas Shipping.

Amazonas Shipping, which has been operating for more than 30 years, mainly serves dry bulk customers in the Latin American and Caribbean markets. The company has been renamed BRS Amazonas, and BRS is considering adding tanker portfolio to the company’s offering in the future.

The acquisition follows BRS setting up new offices in Indonesia and Vietnam, with the BRS Amazonas becoming the second outpost for the company in South America. The company opened an office in Rio De Janeiro in July 2015.

“I am happy that my company is joining BRS and I believe this will help us to increase the quality of the service we can provide to our clients.  They will benefit from us being part of one of the top international shipbroking groups in the world,” said Eduardo Silva, founder of Amazonas.

“I have known Eduardo and his family for 34 years. A more honest and dedicated shipping man would be hard to find. I am delighted that he has agreed to join BRS.  This will greatly help us to increase our presence in Latin America which is an important strategic move for us,” commented Chris Reilly managing director of BRS.


Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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