AS Group About Us

ABOUT ASIA SHIPPING

Hello! We’re Asia Shipping.
We are a benchmark for international freight forwarding.

We have 20 years’ experience, over 800 employees, 35 own offices in 9 countries and a network of representatives on five continents, which means we can provide the best integrated logistics solution for your business.

We are specialists for imports to anywhere in Latin America. In 2015, we became the only Latin American company ranked among the world’s top 50 freight forwarders by Transport Topics. We were the only Latin American company to receive this award.

In addition to our reliable commercial and operational team, we offer our customers access to AS Tracking, our proprietary tracking system, which allows you to accurately monitor and control all of the processes involved.

With all of these benefits, plus our investment in technology, personalized service and 20 year’s experience, we guarantee your cargo will find its way to your destination.

You can count on us.
Discovering new paths is our motivation.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Over the past 20 years, Asia Shipping has implemented best corporate practices and adopted the highest levels of ethical responsibility and integrity.

Our Code of Conduct is public evidence of our commitment to all our stakeholders. The most recent version of the document presents Asia Shipping’s contributions to improving performance.

Code of Conduct PDF

OUR HISTORY

  • 1996

    Operations begin in April.
    The company’s first office opens in Santos, Latin America’s largest port.  This year, we also open an affiliate in Sao Paulo, one of the largest business and financial centers in the Americas. 

    Created in 1996, the first Asia Shipping logo used a laurel wreath and initials representing the company name.

     

  • 1999

    In 1999, Asia Shipping International Transport (HK) opens in Hong Kong and the company starts its international expansion. 

    A logo is created for Asia Shipping in China, with the word “Asia” and arrows in red. 

     

  • 2002

    November sees another company office opening in Paranaguá.
    A new office opens in Shenzen, China. 

  • 2003

    A new branch opens in Shanghai, China. 

  • 2004

    New offices open in Guangzhou and Ningbo, both in China. 

  • 2005

    Asia Shipping becomes market leader as a specialist shipping agent for maritime imports from the Far East.

    Our first office opens in Ecuador, based in Guayaquil.  

     

  • 2006

    Company branches are opened in Vitória (June) and Curitiba (November). 

  • 2007

    Our second Ecuador office opens in Quito.

  • 2008

    Our Curitiba office starts offering customs clearance services in June. The Porto Alegre branch opens in September. 
    A new office opens in Chongqing, China. 

    In 2008, the logo was modernized but retains the traditional Asia Shipping identity. The laurel branches were changed and shaped to surround the initials “AS”. The new logo is lighter, more modern and can be used in a wider range of circumstances.

     

  • 2009

    A new office opens in Tianjin, China. 

  • 2010

    Out Itajai offices opens in February.
    In September, a new branch opens in Campinas. 

  • 2011

    According to figures from Datamar, the company becomes market leader for maritime imports from all continents, overtaking the industry’s multinational conglomerates and is highlighted by Exame magazine.

    Also in 2011, the company created its Oversize Cargo department to handle extra large cargoes, particularly the growing Oil & Gas industry and infrastructure projects. 

    The company also starts offering Warehousing services. 

    Out first office in Chile opens in Santiago. 

     

  • 2012

    Focusing on integrated logistics, the company partners with Road Transport companies. 

    In February, another company office opens in Manaus.  Also in February, a new office opens in Rio de Janeiro.  2012 also sees a branch open in São Francisco do Sul.

    Asia Shipping opens a unit in Qingdao. The company now has 8 offices in China. 

    Another Chilean office opens in Iquique. 

    Looking to expand into India, the company opens its first office there in New Delhi.  Another branch opens in Gurgoan as well.  

     

  • 2013

    AS Group Integrated Logistics Solutions is founded. Subsequently, the company presents its integrated logistics services to the market. 

    As part of its effort to grow and consolidate its air shipping service, a new office is opened at GRU Airport in Guarulhos.  Asia Shipping starts investing in the Northeast. A new office opens in Salvador. 

    Company offices are also opened in Judhiana, Kanpur and Mumbai. 

     

  • 2014

    The company has 14 offices in Brazil.  Its advance into the Northeast continues with a new branch in Recife. 

    Asia Shipping also opens a new office in Seoul, South Korea. The company also moves into Taiwan with an office in Taipei.  

    A new office opens in Miami to consolidate the company’s footprint in the Americas. 
    We now have 6 units in India. And a new office opens in Pune. 

     

  • 2015

    Asia Shipping is ranked one of the 50 biggest shipping agents in the world by Transport Topics. The company gains international recognition for service quality. 

    Our air cargo terminal opens in Miami, strategically located just 5 minutes from Miami airport.  

    Another Asian office opens in Ho Chi Mihn city, Vietnam.  And a further office opens in Gandhidham (Mundra), India.

     

OUR MISSION

"To make international logistics a competitive differential for our clients"

OUR VISION

"To grow through offering everyone access to everything available on global markets"

OUR VALUES

Innovation - We procure new technologies that improve customer service;
Relationships - We work with our clients as partners, respecting their characteristics and requirements;
Ethics and Transparency - In our dealings with partners, suppliers, employers and the general public;
Value or employees - We invest to develop individual skills and create new talent;
Social and Environmental Responsibility - We are committed to the well-being of our employees, society and the environment we live in;
Security - All our businesses comply with the law and abide by regulations implemented to protect the environment and society.