In June 2000 CSAV acquired Norasia, allowing it to enter the main East-West trades, while maintaining its focus on its other activities. Since the acquisition, Norasia has grown dramatically, backed by CSAV’s resources. An early focus was on the Asia to Europe trade but rapid expansion saw Norasia become a key player in the East-West trades, extending its reach across the Pacific and across the Atlantic.
Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV) is a Chilean publicly traded shipping company, presently the largest in Latin America. CSAV, one of the oldest shipping companies in the world, was founded in 1872. Operating across five continents, it offers regular, fixed container services and the ability to carry a wide variety of conventional cargoes. The company also owns vessels specially designed for frozen cargo, cars, bulk cargo and forest products. It operates an extensive intermodal service, other complementary operations such as storage areas and pier services, and owns a maritime forwarding agency, and a container terminal in Santiago.
CSAV NORASIA is the result of the integration of CSAV and Norasia. The integration of our brands allows us to deliver more effective and reliable shipping solutions. Through this integration we ensure that we stand by our values, in all our global locations. Knowledge, commitment, proactivity, and professionalism are not just words but the principles that comprise our identity that, once implanted in the marketplace, will allow us to become an essential part of our customers’ value chain.
We appreciate and value our customers’ business in every market that we participate in. We need to reinforce our knowledge about your requirements and expectations. CSAV brings more than 130 years of shipping experience while the Norasia team has the expertise that retains the enormous value of our relationships.
CSAV NORASIA is committed to deliver reliable, efficient, and seamless shipping solutions that will allow you to focus on your core business.
CSAV NORASIA has truly global connections and operates in over 50 countries worldwide, with representation in more than 300 locations and owned offices in key locations globally. We have direct sailings from all major ports in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. CSAV has expanded its own agency network to include many of the leading economies of the world, including China, United States, Germany, and UK among others.
CSAV NORASIA maintains a container fleet of both owned and leased containers. The fleet is mainly composed of standard dry containers—20 foot and 40 foot—reefers, and specialized containers. We provide modern equipment of the highest standard and any type required can be made available.