After 15 yers of experience in shipping business, Marcio Bastos
and Claudia Munhoz, decided that would be already the moment
to begin their own company. In 1993 was created SEVEN STARS,
initially to act only as commercial agents for ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. Ten months later, a new agency contract was
signed between SEVEN STARS and ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., according to which
SEVEN STARS stars acting as full agents for ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.
In 1995 SEVEN STARS was nominated as agents by Maruba SCA
(Argentinean) and Clan SA (Uruguay). In 1997 SEVEN STARS was
also nominated as agents by CGM (Cie Generale Maritime - France)
so as from now Seven Stars are ofering service to North Europe.
From the begging of its activities SEVEN
STARS has increased its participation in the export and import
market in the area of Santa Catarina, being today responsible
for the movement of more than 20% of the containerized cargoes
loaded in the Itajai port. The owners that represented by
SEVEN STARS, specially ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. and Maruba, are today leaders
in the market in their range of activities.
SEVEN STARS is considered by the
statistical records of the Union of Santa Catarina´s
Maritime Agencies, as the agency of larger movement of containerized
cargoes operating in the port of Itajai. Besides the Normal
activities of shipping agency, SEVEN STARS also acted as port
operators since 1994, given the great number of containers
under their controlled, partnership contracts were signed
with containers terminals and with companies of road transport
as well as clearing agents and freight fowards, their by reducing
costs to their principals and clients - export and import.
SEVEN STARS counted with an excellent
communication and computerized system, that allow them agility
of answers to costumers and principals. SEVEN STARS also have
a sophisticated up to date statistics system which allows
proper monitoring of the whole market from/to Itajai / Sao
Francisco do Sul ports to/from all places in the world.