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 comprising among their range of activities shipping agency, customs brokering, warehousing, freight forwarding, etc.

As the 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 downtown Santos and the opening of a branch office in Rio de Janeiro. The name Proinde stands for Protection and Indemnity.

While 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 considerable expertise due to its proximity to a group with such a large range of activities in the shipping industry.

Despite 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 on 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 needs of some of our principals, in 2005 Proinde extended its network of offices, establishing Representacoes Proinde (Nordeste) Ltda. and Representacoes Proinde (Norte) Ltda., in the ports of Recife and Manaus, respectively, the former to serve Brazil’s Northeastern Region and the latter the river ports and terminals in the upper Amazon. In 2018, we opened an office in Barcarena/Belem, Representacoes Proinde (Belem) Ltda., to enhance the rendering of P&I services in the Brazilian Northern Arc ports.

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

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Rio Grande

Rua Barão de Cotegipe, 443 - Sala 610 - 96200-290 - Rio Grande/RS - Brazil

Telephone  +55 53 3233 1500

Main Office | Santos

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

Telephone +55 13 4009 9550

Rio de janeiro

Av. Rio Branco, 45 - sala 2402
20090-003 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil

Telephone  +55 21 2253 6145


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

Telephone: +55 27 3337 1178


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

Telephone: +55 71 3242 3384


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

Telephone  +55 81 3328 6414


Rua Osvaldo Cruz, 01, Sala 1408
60125-150 – Fortaleza-CE – Brazil

Telephone  +55 85 3099 4068


Tv. Joaquim Furtado, Quadra 314, Lote 01, Sala 206 - 68447-000 – Barcarena, PA – Brazil

Telephone  +55 91 99393 4252


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

Telephone  +55 92 3307-0653