Photo: Fernando Lima, CEO de Transitex
Transitex has a fleet of trucks in South America dedicated to perishables transport. At this moment they`re constructing a bonded warehouse with 3.000 m² specifically to receive imported fresh fruit from the southern hemisphere, with custom clearance services. This warehouse is at the border of Portugal and Spain, within their logistics platform, that already connects the region to all Iberian main ports. Transitex works with all the TOP 5 carriers for reefer transport. This TOP 5 concentrates 80% of the reefer globe cargo.
Fernando Lima, CEO says: “We work mainly with the triangle: Europe, Latin America and Southern Africa. We noticed, due to COVID-19 pandemic and cambial variations, the imports of fruits from South Europe to South America decrease sharply. On the other way, the same motives led to an increase of tropical fruit exports from Latin America to Europe. Another impactful factor in 2020 was that in the beginning of the pandemic ports closed with reefer container fleet in China, this directly limited the exports of fresh products. Transitex started certifying its statue of AEO/OEA (Authorized Economic Operator) in Spain and is at this moment in the process of obtaining this statue to all its 35 offices. In 2018 Transitex decided that digitization was an unavoidable and indispensable step to assert their market position. After stabilizing their operative system, that now works in network in all the 23 countries they are in all the company’s procedures and operations are accessible to all offices in real time. Now they are in the phase of creating connections on our system to their clients, making information more credible, continuous and fast.