OHL Forms Joint Venture in Brazil, Now Majority Investor in Tercex Logistica Internacional

Feb 14, 2011, 18:31 ET from OHL

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OHL, a leading global third party supply chain solutions provider, has formed a strategic Joint Venture with Tercex Logistica Internacional, with locations in Rio de Janeiro, Santos, and Viracopos, and head quartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Tercex's capabilities include air and ocean transportation, customs house brokerage, pick up and distribution, and project logistics services.  Effective immediately Tercex Logistics will begin doing business as OHL Tercex International S.A., dba OHL International.

"OHL is in the business of creating truly global supply chains for its customers. A key market for any global supply chain provider is Brazil," said Patrick Moebel, President of OHL Global Freight Management and Logistics. "Tercex offers the ideal network as a gateway to and from the Latin American market for our customers.  We're joined by some of the best names in the industry and we're really excited to start integrating our services."

"OHL's network offers our customers exactly what they need – the availability of global door-to-door transportation via a single operating platform, and the reliability of a mature, confident organization," commented Wagner Brito, CEO of Tercex.

About OHL

Based in Tennessee, OHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. With three business units — Global Freight Management and Logistics, Contract Logistics, and North American Transportation — OHL operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 6,000, and has offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in direct-to-consumer fulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the apparel, electronics, printing, food and beverage, publishing, and consumer packaged goods industries.

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