About Us

About us

Our History

Until 1974, the sole P&I correspondents in the ports of Santos and Rio de Janeiro in the Southeast of Brazil were the Figueiredo Group, a then large regional organization which comprised amongst their range of activities shipping agency, customs brokering, warehousing, freight forwarding etc.

As business grew and the P&I side required a fully dedicated and specialized staff to couple with the increasing amount of work, in 1975 the Figueiredo Group decided to set up a company fully devoted to the representation of P&I clubs in the region, resulting in the formation of Representacoes Proinde Ltda. in Santos and the opening of a branch office in Rio de Janeiro – the name Proinde stands for Protection and Indemnity.

Although it was part of the Figueiredo Group of companies, the newly founded company enjoyed complete autonomy in the handling of P&I matters and, at the same time, gained a considerable expertise due to its proximity to a group with such a large range of activities in the shipping industry.

Despite of the good relationship with the mother company, Proinde needed administrative and financial independence to invest in training and remain competitive in this ever-changing market.

Although The Figueiredo Group perceived such a necessity, they decided to focus in other aspects of shipping and early in 1993 the control and ownership of Representacoes Proinde Ltda. was fully transferred to its present management whereas the branch office in Rio de Janeiro was closed down and replaced by a connected but independent company, Representações Proinde (Rio) Ltda. in 1993.

In response to the need of some of our principals, in 2005 Proinde extended its office network by establishing Representacoes Proinde (Nordeste) Ltda. and Representacoes Proinde (Norte) Ltda., in the ports of Recife and Manaus, respectively, to serve the North and Northeast regions.

After more than 40 years of existence dealing with shipping-related problems for leading marine insurers and shipowners, our company accumulated a considerable expertise and practical experience in the P&I representation and remains committed to the purpose that led to its creation.

Main Office | Santos


Rua Itororó, 3 - 3rd floor
11010-071 - Santos, SP - Brazil

Telephone +55 13 4009 9550
proinde@proinde.com.br

Rio de janeiro


Av. Rio Branco, 45 - sala 2402
20009-003 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil

Telephone  +55 21 2253 6145
proinde.rio@proinde.com.br

RECIFE


Av. Visconde de Jequitinhonha, 209 - sala 402 - 51021-190 - Recife, PE - Brazil

Telephone  +55 81 3328 6414
proinde.recife@proinde.com.br

MANAUS


Av. Dr. Theomario Pinto da Costa, 811 - sala 204 - 69050-055 - Manaus, AM - Brazil

Telephone  +55 92 3307-0653
proinde.manaus@proinde.com.br

VITORIA


Rua Professor Elpidio Pimentel, 320 sala 401 - 29065-060 – Vitoria, ES – Brazil

Telephone: +55 27 3337-1178
proinde.vitoria@proinde.com.br

SALVADOR


Rua Miguel Calmon, 19 - sala 702 - 40015-010 – Salvador, BA – Brazil

Telephone: +55 71 3242 3384
proinde.salvador@proinde.com.br