People are the soul of our company
We know that a company’s success depends on its people and are proud to say that Contemar has a highly professional and dedicated team who always places the customer at the centre of its work. We’re a team of over 20 people and we combine human resources with more than 40 years of experience which gives us the security of knowing everything about this business, as well as counting on the innovation brought by the more youthful members of the team, allowing us to be prepared for the challenges and innovations of the future.
Contemar’s strength is the strength of all our company’s collaborators.
We are located in Porto and Lisbon and our offices are equipped with the latest solutions in communication, allowing us to provide our clients with reliable information and quality solutions to their needs… all this at the click of a button.
Through high performance management processes we are constantly improving our internal management in order to ensure greater productivity and efficiency in the services we offer.
Clients come first
Personalised service and day-to-day assistance are the pillars of our company’s philosophy, which is why so many clients entrust us with their valuable cargo.
In International Transport, Logistics Services by land, air or sea need the full support of professional teams, capable of acting efficiently and of making quick decisions, which are basic steps to consolidating your business as well as ours.
Contemar is always looking to offer you the best transportation solutions at competitive prices counting on our network of Shipowners, Carriers, Airlines, Chambers of Commerce and Customs Services, etc. to do so.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
AGENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD
MISSION – “To guarantee the know-how, the human resources and partners so that Contemar always presents its clients with the best solutions in the international transportation of goods.”
VISION – To be a solid and successful company which is recognised, by both clients and agents, as an essential partner in the materialisation of international business.
VALUES – Customer-oriented; an inclusive and mutually cooperative team spirit; rigorousness, responsibility and transparency; curiosity, open-mindedness and creativity; security, reward and success.
2022 – LET’S MAKE HISTORY TOGETHER
We’re ready to be a part of our history and invite you to be a part of ours.
2021 – NEW OFFICES IN LISBON
As part of our modernisation plan, Contemar Lisbon moved its premises to a more contemporary and modern office space.
2010 – WIN
Exclusive member in Portugal of WIN-World International Net, with a network of agents in 86 countries offering all types of air and maritime logistics services.
2006 – AIR CARGO
The Air Cargo department is set up.
2003 – FORWARDER
With a vast knowledge acquired throughout the years in the Shipping industry, and facing shipowners’ new strategies, with several offices being set up in several countries, including Portugal, we made the decision to focus on freight forwarding putting our energies into developing the activity which allowed for enormous growth, covering a larger number of clients and markets, meeting the needs of our esteemed importers and exporters.
2002 – “PROJECT CARGO”
Contemar is appointed agent to Rickmers-Linie shipowners, dedicated to transporting “project cargo”.
2001 – ANGOLA
Regular service with a RO RO vessel on a medium-term charter regime, representing the shipowner ERSAL and dedicated exclusively to the Angolan market.
1993 – EWIL
Europe West Indies Line enters the Portuguese market and appoints Contemar as its agent.
1989 – “DEEP SEA”
Two prestigious shipping lines bet on Contemar as their general representative in Portugal – DSR Lines and Senator Lines, container services specialising in the so called “deep sea”.
1988 – NEW NVOCC
Seacon picks Contemar as its representative in Portugal.
1987 – MÉXICO
Mexican Line, Tecomar, chooses Contemar to be its partner for its traffic dedicated to Mexico.
1986 – USA & CANADA
Contemar becomes an agent for CTE Spanish Line specialising on USA/Canada traffic. Contemar now ranks first place in Portugal for this service.
1985 – FREIGHT CONSOLIDATION SERVICES
Appointed as general agents in Portugal for Cleve & Zonen, renowned Dutch NVOCC dedicated to consolidated freight services. Contemar becomes the pioneer in Portugal in this new sector, innovating and bringing a new service offer.
1981 – USA
Invited to represent USL- United States Lines – container services of great international prestige, being the first to offer Round the World -two clockwise services.
1979 – CANARY ISLANDS
Contemar becomes an agent for Spanish lines, Contenemar, with a direct stopover in Portugal, destination Canary Islands.
1977 – COMPANY ESTABLISHMENT
As a Shipping Agent, with offices in Porto & Lisbon, beginning with the representation of SBC Container Lines.