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Wilson Sons’ shipping agency completes unprecedented operations for Ream, an Atem Group company

Wilson Sons, operator of the largest independent shipping agency in Brazil, completed two unprecedented operations for Ream Participações, a subsidiary of the Atem Group that manages the well-known Isaac Sabbá Refinery, better known as Refinaria de Manaus, strengthening their partnership. The Atem Group has been a Wilson Sons client since 2016, however, this is the first deal between Brazil’s largest port and maritime logistics operator and Ream, which emerged after Atem acquired the Petrobras refinery in August 2021.

The sale was concluded at the end of last year, and Ream took over operations of the Manaus Refinery on December 1, 2022.

Wilson Sons’ Shipping Agency attends the M/T “Largo Eden”, owned by Ream, an Atem Group company, in Paranaguá

In January of this year, Wilson Sons attended Ream’s first cabotage vessel, M/T “Largo Eden”, at the Private Use Terminal (TUP) on the banks of the Rio Negro River, in Manaus.

The vessel transported 27,000 tons of petrol to terminal facilities in Santos (São Paulo) and Paranaguá (Paraná). The Shipping Agency provided assistance with documentary, bureaucratic and operating procedures, and coordinated the loading in Manaus and unloading in Santos and Paranaguá, as well as coordinating other services while the vessel stayed in Brazilian ports. These services included fuel and water supply and parcel delivery.

“We are honoured with Ream’s choice for our services. It is a player of growing importance and has been cementing its performance in multiple terminal facilities in Brazil. Watching the Atem Group grow even further with the incorporation of the Manaus Refinery, and being able to serve Ream on this first cabotage vessel is highly pleasing for all of us, and punctuates our commitment to providing quality services and ensuring client satisfaction. Atem is a Group that has been growing a lot and expanding its footprint across Brazil, therefore, having them as clients and partners is very important,” says Carolina Andrade, commercial specialist at Wilson Sons’ Shipping Agency.

In February, Wilson Sons attended Ream’s first ship-to-ship operation in Salvador. Approximately 33,000 cubic metres of VLSFO (very low sulphur fuel oil), a petroleum product, were transferred from the shuttle tanker M/T “Horizon Thetis” to the mother ship M/T “Greenway”. That was the first export ship-to-ship operation within the bay of Baía de Todos-os-Santos, which then departed for Singapore. Wilson Sons attended the operation from end to end. It supported the client on documentary affairs, and took care of the scope of operations, adding safety and expertise to the business.

“Wilson Sons has been instrumental in logistics operations in Northern Brazil. This collaboration is even more important if we consider the complexity of the local scenario and the need for constant advice from a reliable and reputable shipping agent. Besides, Wilson Sons’ influential performance allowed us to further expand our business to other markets,” says Stanley Wei, coordinator of foreign trade at Ream.

Wilson Sons’ activity in two of Ream’s new projects ensured the safety and efficiency of the operations. The company has demonstrated its ability to operate in different scenarios and cemented its status as the client’s first choice in large-scale projects. Wilson Sons is prepared to meet Ream’s demand and assist it in future challenges in the local and Brazilian logistics chain.

Founded 22 years ago and present in 14 states, the Atem Group has companies in the fields of fuel, road and river logistics, shipbuilding and others. The main one is Atem Distribuidora de Petróleo, which has more than 300 franchised service stations and 8 active distribution centres, handling more than 5 billion litres of fuel per year.
Source: Wilson Sons

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