For more than 160 years, Arnaud has been following the ever-growing complexity of cargo shipment and logistics services. Our history and the way we face challenges in the areas where we operate make us a reference in the market.
on a global level.
Air, sea and road transport
The first freight-forwarding
agent established in Angola
and Cape Verde
Because we believe in market globalization, we want to offer our clients and their cargo access to completely new worlds of opportunity. We have systematically reinforced our investment to be present in strategic markets, such as Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, or Spain.
Continued investment in research and training makes us strong on every logistics area, from imports to exports, as well as door-to-door delivery and project cargo.
Arnaud establishes itself as one of the most important air and sea shipping agents, representing important shippers, British and American, and airway companies such as PanAm.
Arnaud takes leadership by betting on air cargo and becoming the first IATA agent in Portugal and the first with an office at the airport.
Due to the introduction of container groupage services, at that time, it distinguishes itself in the shipping of sea cargo to Madeira and Azores.
In a partnership with IBM, Arnaud introduces the first computer system for management of sea shipments in Portugal. By the end of this decade, it opens offices in the country's centre region and appoints representatives in Angola, thus beginning its internationalization process.
Arnaud expands to Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde, and Guinea-Bissau, consolidating its leadership as sea and air cargo agent in the Portuguese Autonomous Regions and in Portuguese Speaking Countries.
Opening of a branch in Angola.
Opening of a branch in Mozambique.
Opening of a new branch and cargo terminal in Spain.
New Arnaud cargo terminal in Oporto.
New Arnaud cargo terminal in Madeira.
ISO 9001:2015 certification.
WCA - Workplace Conditions Assessment certification.
We believe our clients are partners with whom we develop joint solutions aiming to continually enhance procedures and results.
We are a trusted partner, whose excellence in service is based upon the strong conviction that our positive and constructive contribution must pass along the whole logistics chain. For us, social responsibility is as important as the creation of economic capital. We believe all these little gestures contribute for a stronger cohesion of our company's culture.
Our aim is to be the first choice for an importer or exporter in all his Logistical and Cargo Shipment operations (one stop shopping) in the markets where we operate.
Ethics and Trust
- We are committed to creating economic value based on ethical and confident relationships, both on short and long term. We are convinced that we can only succeed if we are creative and ambitious when searching for the best and most viable solutions, and if we help companies to optimize their logistics procedures.
- Our team is the key to our performance. We invest in training and developing the team's capacities and competences and we trust in their total capacity to commit.
Innovation and Creativity
- Our objective is to optimize the usage of resources, to add value and to maximize our client's returns. Innovation and creativity rely on the essence of the way we develop our procedures. We face new challenges, we anticipate risks, we manage to control the unexpected and we use our flexibility to get around it. To achieve this, we must be efficient, flexible, and effective, and simultaneously capable of creating partnerships for the success of Transport and Logistics Operations that we are entrusted with.
Autonomy and Solidity
- We take responsibility for any cargo entrusted to us. We make our financial autonomy a point of honour, which is reflected also in the company's shareholders structure, and we work towards the longevity of our partnerships with clients and suppliers.
We aim to create jobs and to improve local and global social conditions of workers, families, and communities. Our conduct is governed by strong environmental awareness and by sustainable development policies, because we believe that it is by participating actively in a community that we can reach a better future.