MARVAL offers first class Maritime Transport and Logistic Services. Its solid trajectory, as a fully private and independent organization, has allowed the company to earn the trust and respect of consumers and a recognized market position. Its strength is based on a specialized team with high experience level in the fields of transport and logistics, a wide service coverage and complete infrastructure, also highlighting its commitment to environment care, safety and security.
Maritima Valparaíso Chile S.A. (MARVAL) was born in 1989, performing international chartering operations and liner shipping agency services. Throughout the years, the organization has incorporated several representations and activities, establishing an extensive network of agencies that covers the main Chilean ports to offer maritime, port and logistics services.
Conscious of the rapid globalization of logistics operations and services, MARVAL begins a stage of internationalization covering key points throughout the Americas. The expansion to international market was developed by opening up company offices in the United States (Miami – 1993), Peru (Lima – 1998), Bolivia (La Paz – 1995) and Brazil (Rio de Janeiro – 2007).
Compañía Naviera Valparaíso S.A. (CONAVAL) was born in 1995 and established as a Chilean shipping company, whose main current activity is operating the BRASPAC service, transporting steel products from Brazil to the west coast of South America. Through this shipping company, MARVAL delivers long-term maritime transport services, maintaining permanent activity in maritime traffic.
To ensure the highest standards of service, MARVAL begins a stage of investments in its own cargo terminals. In 2009 inaugurates the Valparaíso Terminal and at the end of the same year incorporates SEAPORT in San Antonio. In 2012 starts operating Bahía Concepción, followed in 2014 by the opening of Santiago and Antofagasta. During 2016 the company begins to operate its Mejillones Terminal.
MARVAL has been involved in port operations since its foundation, providing shipping agency and stevedoring services. This is how its incorporation in 2013 on the property of Puerto Panul, concessionaire of the main bulk carrier port of the chilean Macro Central Zone, is part of a natural step in the growth of the organization and the expansion of its service spectrum.
MARVAL’s team stands out for its integrity, wide experience in different areas, flexibility for the adequate design of tailored services, and for the true passion that moves all its professionals to do things well.
The proximity of all its work team, combined with the presence of experienced professionals in each of its facilities allows the company to make quick decisions and have adequate response times. The characteristics described and, above all, the existence of an integral and specialized human team have allowed MARVAL to gain the trust of its clients, achieving a respectable position in the market.
MARVAL has its headquarters located in Valparaíso, Chile and its commercial division in Santiago, capital and main business center of the country. Its extensive network of offices and terminals, strategically distributed throughout the Americas, allows MARVAL to efficiently respond to the needs of its customers and ensure complete logistical control of its operations.
For MARVAL, people are the most important resource. This is why safety and responsible care of its employees and environment are fundamental pillars, being present in all stages of operation processes, ensuring a high and sustainable service quality, for the benefit of customers, the environment and their own.
Highly committed with safety & security in all its operations, and inherent persons, goods and assets, MARVAL has a security committee involved in permanent policies review, risk assessment, incident analysis, insurance coverage review, claims and contingencies handling, amongst other matters. This committee is headed by the company’s top management and has autonomous capacity, being a key factor for the constant improvement of processes, and to have the necessary agility when contingencies arise, initiative that also leads to low accident rates.
Aware of its relevance and seeking to be part of world-class policies, MARVAL is certified under ISO quality standards since year 2006. The standardization of processes and commitment towards continuous improvement, has been an important factor for improving service levels and quality, benefiting customers, the company itself and its inherent working team.