Seaco, which is the fourth largest lessor of maritime containers in the world, has opened its new regional management office for the Americas in Houston, Texas.
The move reflects strong trade growth in the area, particularly in the chemicals and resins businesses, and a location that is well suited to serve the company’s expanding client base in north America as well as in the Caribbean and Central America. In 2018, the port of Houston handled 2.7M TEU, up 9.7% (240,000 TEU) on the previous year and it was one of the fastest growing container ports in the country.
“The significant regional importance of Seaco’s tank container business and container resale activities was one of the drivers behind the relocation of the regional office to Texas with its central time zone and close proximity to customers, principal vendors and industry partners,” explained Peter Folkard, regional vice president sales and marketing Seaco Americas LLC .
He added: “The market in this region is the strongest example of Seaco’s position as the most diversified container leasing company in the world and we continue to strive to ensure we have excellence and know-how in the region to serve our diversified market.”
In the region, Seaco offers its customers a full range of specialist equipment, including tanks for bulk liquids, powder and gas, refrigerated containers and flatracks for out of gauge and heavy equipment.
Seaco’s new regional management office will be supported with satellite offices in Miami and Rio de Janeiro. The former office is extremely important for Seaco’s reefer leasing business with the company having many clients that ship and/or provide services for the perishable products sector in Florida and the Caribbean.