Third Party Logistics (3PL)
Over the course of its existence, Grupo Maritimo (GM) has successfully provided a wide range of shipping services in Central America and the world.
The company traces its roots back to the 1950s when it began its representation of the Dutch shipping lines KNSM. The company’s founder, Miguel Flores Senior, was a pioneer in the shipping industry in El Salvador at that time. Furthermore, when Grupo Maritimo began its operations the company sought to create a comprehensive set of services that would enable those using shipping services in Central America to meet their needs in a one-stop-shop. From its beginnings until today, the company employs more than 200 employees.
Grupo Maritimo’s comprehensive shipping services in Central America includes expertise in the areas of:
GM’s experienced personnel has decades of experience in acting as agents for and managing tankers, bulkers, heavy lift, general cargo, and LPG carriers and other ocean vessels that utilize shipping services in Central America.
Shipping Lines Agents
Over the years of its existence, Grupo Maritimo has managed several shipping lines. It has been responsible for handling shipments and cargo, and the general interests of its customers, at ports and harbors in Central America and worldwide, on behalf of ship owners, managers, and charterers. Grupo Maritimo’s commercial department has allowed all Principals represented to increase their market share on a yearly basis.
Our berth masters, marine advisors, and tanker gangs are the most qualified group in all Central American region. This has been confirmed by several audits performed during our decades of operations. Safety and full control of the operations from anchorage to the sailing of vessels with zero incidents is our best presentation card.
Grupo Maritimo operates two different fleets: One is a fully-owned fleet. It is used to service the needs of the shipping lines with which it works. The second fleet is based at the ports. It is a third-party fleet that specializes in short routes such as Acajutla to San Salvador. GM provides the best turnaround in the market.
Grupo Maritimo’s yards are completely fenced in and have 24/7 armed security. CCTV camera coverage is also present. Finally, GM provides insurance for shippers’ goods while they are in the company’s possession.
GM’s depot located at the Port of Acajutla has an extension of 30,000 square meters providing 24/7 services to the majority of shipping lines calling this port. Three side loaders and tailored software for the operation provide full efficiency of any space and exact localization of the containers that are under Grupo Maritimo’scontrol. Customers can use Grupo Maritimo’s OCY System to track as well as keep their inventory.
Maintenance and Repairs of Container
Grupo Maritimo provides services to several shipping lines for their needs in dry and reefers units. and has the capacity to handle M&R at ground or on wheel, depending on the requirements of our customers.
Several large companies from the USA, Europe, Asia, and South America, prefer to use GM’s Services, due to the company’s reputation for excellence in the regional market. Many of them use Grupo Maritimo’s direct contact with Shippers or Consignees to jointly grow the volume of cargos that are transported. If some parties require special needs like OOG or Project Cargo, GM has an in-house team that is specialized in these areas.
Captains, vessel owners, etc. can count on a reliable Shiphandler in Acajutla, Corsain, or La Union. Grupo Maritimo’s contacts with dozens of suppliers and a well an established distribution route, allow the company to make 24/7 daily deliveries of dry or frozen foods, lube oils, hardware, or any other needs that vessels may have when calling our ports
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