Non-vessel-operating common carrier Vanguard Logistics Services has expanded its presence in Central America through its new office in San Jose, Costa Rica.
"After consolidating our presence in South America and Mexico, the next logical step was to institute a strong and visible Vanguard presence in Costa Rica," said Hal Donahue, Vanguard’s regional managing director for Latin America, in a statement.
Costa Rica serves as a distribution hub for many multinational firms located in Central America. The NVO said the country not only provides a stable business environment, but is also strategically positioned to serve other countries in the region.
From San Jose, “we are able to provide direct and visible support while offering new services to local customers, customers in all Central American countries and those in nearby regions," said Pablo Orduz, general manager for Vanguard Costa Rica.
Vanguard Costa Rica has initially focused on providing and developing existing services into Costa Rica from Antwerp, Barcelona and the United States. The NVO has recently expanded its services to San Jose from Hong Kong, Shanghai, Ningbo and Veracruz.
"These newly established trade lanes not only offer additional direct service options for our customers in Costa Rica, they also offer customers throughout our global network a more efficient and cost effective means of reaching all of Central America via our weekly trucking services from San Jose to the region," Donahue said.
Vanguard also has access to a third-party warehouse in Costa Rica that measures 12,400 square meters and provides full service capabilities for its customers, the NVO said.