Founded in 1916, Gerleinco is the oldest and largest maritime agent company in Colombia, and has moved into full-range logistics services, with a special focus on the country’s booming energy sector.
A partner of Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) for 37 years, Gerleinco attributes its success to this longstanding relationship and its steadfast adherence to Japanese values.
“We have a very active relationship with MOL, so we know Japanese culture. During all these years, we’ve learned from them. We have firm and strong ties with a lot of trust, and that’s why they put their business in our hands,” stressed President Carlos Ulloa.
“We become a partner and a friend to all the Japanese companies that work with us. We understand their culture; we know what they want and how they want it; and we offer quality,” Ulloa added.
In the past few years, Gerleinco has grown an average of 25 percent a year as it took part in the largest oil and gas projects in the country as a logistics provider for exploration and production. Its onshore jobs include Reficar and Oleoducto Bicentenario, while its offshore projects involve companies such as Chevron and Petrobras.
“We have the experience in transporting heavy machinery from any port around the world to any place inside the country,” said Ulloa.
Through affiliated companies, Gerleinco offers a full range of logistics services covering shipping agency, maritime transportation, freight forwarding, inland transportation, project logistics, customs clearance and warehousing.