Heavy Machinery Trade Made Chile Logical Location for Freightplus

February 2, 2013

Freightplus (Chile) Open For Business


A presence in Chile has always been on the cards for Freightplus, identified early as being a logical location in which to replicate the operational model that has worked so well elsewhere.

Chile is party to Free Trade Agreements with USA, Europe and Australia – Freightplus’ three largest markets – with heavy machinery a significant % of trade, understandable when you consider Chile is responsible for more than one third of the world’s total copper production.  Machinery and transport equipment represents more than 50% of all EU exports to Chile and construction machinery ranks as the second largest export earner from Australia to Chile.

For the last decade, with the mining industry booming in Australia and Chile enjoying robust GDP growth, Freightplus has facilitated a steady flow of monster mining trucks and other machinery, from Chile to Australia.

For a number of years, Freightplus crew based in North America and Panama would fly in to coordinate the pre-shipment trucking, dismantling and cleaning of machinery for shipment to Australia, Africa, Central Asia and worldwide.

With the February 18th opening of it’s new Santiago office, Freightplus is now even better equipped to deliver its services in the region, drawing on the company’s trade mark diversity of expat and local experience and know-how that has proved a winning formula for Freightplus offices in Australia, U.S.A., Japan, Germany and Thailand, throughout the company’s 14 year history.

Cristina Landa, who has worked closely as a Freightplus agency partner, since 2009, heads up the new operation.


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