Backed by the expertise of its founder, a primary product dealer, Brandão Filhos was estabilished in 1939, first as a sisal exporter the expanding its activities into cocoa and coffee trading and also coffee farming in the south-west of the state of Bahia.
In the 50s, as result of the large growth achieved on its own exports abroad, Brandão started an Agency Department in order to fulfill with prevailing market demands and improve the Logistics involved. This Department soon evolved into a Shipping Agency, the know as Brandão Filhos Fortship Agência Marítima which expanded its activities during the 90s with new offices in the Northeast region.
This expansion was again noted in 2004 with its new enterprise in the Port of Belém (Amazonic Region) with establishment of the Belém office, BF Fortship Agência Marítima Ltda., soon becoming a major Port Operator in that region. The continuos growth of BF Fortship in the region with breakbulk operations in Santarém has now been diversified to attend also containers operations started in 2008 to meet the demands of its prime shipowners & customers.
The group, now renowmed by the expertise of its controllers in the areas of Chartering, Agency Husbandry, Port Operations and Logistics Consultants, hs actively followed and shared the boom of development in the States of Bahia, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará and Pará, handling the operations of the various projects implemented in the region since 1994.
The good services rendered over the years ans excellence achieved in the business made the company known as one of the prime in the segment in these regions of te country.
In 2007, Brandão Filhos Fortship & Manuchar, traditional traders in the Brazilian Market, decided join forces to create a facility superstructure for port operations in the port of Suape. The association envisaged the purchase of a versatile Harbor Mobile Crane that could accompany the newly growing initiatives generated in the region where this partnership was established.
TSUA, Operações Portuárias de Suape Ltda., was then established to operate cargoes at the port of Suape/PE where the a Mobile harbour crane model Liebherr has been in the operation since February 2008 with handling capacity for dry bulk, Project cargo, Generals among others.
Different purpose grabs and Hoppers with conveyor belts enables a unique capacity to receive bulk of upto 15.000 mtons per day. This crane has handled ever increasing tonnage of bulk cargoes such Slags, Clinker and Petcoke of upto 135.000 after one month of its installation.
Being a self propelled/wheeled Harbour Crane, coverage of its operation goes along all Suape areas and berths.