ISS Santos was established in November 2005. Prior to this, Inchcape had one local staff member based in the area and another who came from Rio to assist during the busy cruise season.
Our Santos branch commenced activities with 3 staff members (one port manager, one ships operator and one administration assistant). Santos being one of the most strategically and geographically important ports in Brazil meant that we positioned ourselves in order to offer our customers the necessary coverage to assist their ships in the best possible manner in the principal ports. Agency nominations then started to increase giving us the opportunity to grow well and expand our coverage in other ports.
Currently, after 7 years, we have 9 staff members (one manager, two ships operators, three operation assistants, and three administration assistants) working in all sectors of the shipping industry and handling several customers who describe our operations as achieving a "Top Level of Service". Besides Santos, our branch is responsible for all others ports located in south of Brazil (Pananaguá, São Francisco do Sul, Itajaí, Rio Grande, Navegantes, Antonina, Imbituba, São Sebastião, Ilha Bela, Porto Belo, Tramandaí and Porto Alegre).