McQuilling and IFCHOR form Latin American JV
New York/Lausanne – 26 September 2019 – Leading independent shipbrokers McQuilling Partners, Inc. and IFCHOR are pleased to announce the formation of McQ-IFCHOR SA, a joint venture focused on the Latin American dry bulk chartering and advisory services.
McQ-IFCHOR SA will be led by Jean Magot from McQuilling’s Lima, Peru office. While the venture is in the process of hiring experienced personnel, further experienced staff has been assigned to the venture from McQuilling and IFCHOR Seattle, New York and Lausanne offices.
US headquartered McQuilling has a significant Latin American footprint and opened its Lima office in 2007 to serve as the base for its Latin American business. Switzerland headquartered IFCHOR has extensive expertise in dry bulk with a strong presence in the Capesize, Panamax and Handy to Ultramax international markets.
John Schmidt, CEO of McQuilling, said, “McQ-IFCHOR SA is a bold and exciting move by both companies. Our joint venture with IFCHOR is consistent with McQuilling’s long term expansion program of joining with a valued partner in a strategic market.”
Manu Ravano, CEO of IFCHOR, said, “We firmly believe that a combination of IFCHOR’s dry bulk expertise, competitiveness and connections and McQuilling’s Latin American history and presence will deliver clients with a highly effective shipbroking solution. The Latin American market, especially in terms of cargo, continues to grow and this partnership with McQuilling will enable us to provide our clients with greater access to the region.”