Geography, culture, diplomatic relations – a lot of factors impact a region’s trade and economy, especially in a region as culturally diverse and resource rich as Latin America (LATAM). Businesses, therefore, are likely to prefer working with a logistics service provider that offers global reach, backed by local expertise. That’s exactly where ECU Worldwide, the world’s leading LCL consolidator steps in with its network spanning 180 countries, door-to-door deliveries in more than 50 markets, backed by more than 2400 direct trade lanes, and a dedicated team of experienced specialists ensuring excellent service delivery and focused on customer centricity.
With a strong presence across countries in Central America, South America, USA and the Caribbean; cutting edge digital solutions; and an experienced team in nearly every LATAM country, ECU Worldwide offers solutions customized to regional requirements, and a unique understanding of local markets, businesses and geographies.
Over the years, ECU Worldwide has built a strong presence in Central America to enable trade. ECU Worldwide Mexico, for example, has been predominating the western regions of the Pacific Ocean and the east of the Gulf of Mexico (Atlantic side) through excellent connectivity, connecting main ports around the globe with 23 direct export trades lanes and 42 direct import trades lanes. LCL services are offered at the ports of Manzanillo, Lazaro Cardenas, Ensenada, Veracruz, Altamira and Puerto Morelos.
Driving the country’s trade by facilitating its major exports like organic coffee, textiles, etc. ECU Worldwide Guatemala offers global connectivity through its own offices, offering direct services in export and import.
Business in Panama find the world within reach with ECU Worldwide Panama’s 24 export direct export services that cover the entire LATAM and the Caribbean region, and global destinations via Miami as well 15 import direct services via Panama City and Colon.
El Salvador, a country small in area, but big on trade, truly benefits from ECU Worldwide El Salvador’s export direct services via Miami to the world and import direct services from Antwerp, Busan, Panama, Miami and Ningbo.
Notwithstanding the remarkable topography of the continent with the Andes and the Amazon basin, ECU Worldwide has traversed the diverse landscape of the landmass to facilitate trade to and from South America.
Brazil is a perfect example, where apart from the conventional presence in the bay area of Santos and the coast of Brazil, ECU Worldwide offers services right into the heart of the Amazon – with direct services into the fluvial port of Manaus, a service offered almost exclusively by ECU Worldwide.
Further down south along the east coast, businesses are able to expand right into the Río de la Plata or the River Plate Region, where ECU Worldwide is able to offer services directly from its own offices in the countries of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay.
While on the west coast of South America, ECU Worldwide offers over 40 regular import/export lanes each in Chile and Peru. Ecuador, although small in comparison supports customers through its offices in Guayaquil and Quito, while neighboring Colombia serves customers through offices in Cartagena, Buenaventura and Bogota.
Overall, ECU Worldwide offers over a 100 import lanes covering all major geographies in South America. To the delight of customers, it also offers services in FCL imports and exports, wherein under the latter, when it comes to exporting minerals, fishmeal, lumber, sugar, frozen commodities and the like, businesses prefer the services of ECU Worldwide over others.
Caribbean and the USA
As one of the strongest market players in the Caribbean region, ECU Worldwide USA continues to take ahead the legacy of more than 50 years of enabling trade between USA and the Caribbeans. With a strength of over 400 team members serving customers from more than 11 offices spanning the country, ECU Worldwide USA is one of the strongest links between LATAM and other countries, the world over.
Solutions to augment trade
The strong geographical presence is compounded by ingenious solutions such as XLERATE, a unique sea-air combined offering, which has been designed to deliver goods from the manufacturing hub of the world – China to USA and further to LATAM, with significantly reduced timelines and costs.
Further, ECU Worldwide USA’s trucking service penetrates right into Central America – thereby giving customers a seamless global transport experience from start to finish.
And with just one partner moving cargo across the world, businesses enjoy reduced transit times and can also avail a host of value-added services such as warehousing, customs clearance, etc.
On the digital front ECU Worldwide’s maverick tech tool, ECU360, is making global cargo movement so much easier. Powered by API, machine learning, automation, ECU360 enables instant quotes, quick bookings, track and trace, access to data analytics, and so much more, at just the click of a button.
With an unmatched presence across LATAM and a whole host of innovative transport services, cutting-edge digital solutions, and a customer centric business approach, it’s no wonder that businesses prefer ECU Worldwide to move their goods along the LATAM supply chain.