Magnafrete – Transitarios, Logistica e Distribuicao, Lda., was founded in 1996, and in part is a result of a junction of a couple of forwarding agents, which were of great reference in Portugal, at that time. Due to this, parts of our staff were employees at these forwarding agents, which provide a great deal of experience. Overall we have about forty employees.

Here are our main areas activities

1. International Continental Transportation services

1.1. Consolidation and Combined services, Full Loads

Regular road consolidation services between Portugal and
- United Kingdom
- Greece
- Italy
- Spain
- Holland / Belgium
- Germany
- France
- East European Countries

1.2. Full Load services

- Throughout West Europe
- East European Countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.
- Standard or Express service (two – drivers)
- Equipment:
 Road - train 120m3
 Mega - trailer 95 m3
 Trailers 13,6 m - Refrigerated, Dry Containers and Curtainsiders
 Mini - Tir
 Mini - Van

2. International Overseas Transportation services

2.1.Overseas Transports

We provide any type of overseas services, containerised or bulk as well as charters and projects. We have regular import and export line and consolidation services.

2.2. Regular services with PALOP’s (Portuguese Official Language Countries)

Weekly container services between Portugal and Africa
- Angola
- Mozambique
- Cap Verde
- Guinea
- S. Tome and Principe Islands

2.3. Complete Works Transportation and Project Logistics

We specialize in project logistics to overseas, Africa and Middle East.
We offer economical transport solutions from any shipper’s premises through to the plant abroad and oversee the actual door-to-door carriage.

- We design such transportation
- We arrange export packing
- We monitor export movement

2.4. Cross-trade, Transit and Third Country business

We handle any import or export traffic that does not touch Portugal or that is only moving through in transit or neutralized prior to an immediate re-exportation.

2.5. Import / Export Services

Magnafrete provide a full service (handling, bonded warehouse, customs clearance, warehousing, detailed deliveries, etc.). This way those companies, which do not have in our country, their legal branches or fiscal representatives, can overcame such shortage through these services provided by us.

3. Airfreight Organization at Lisbon and Porto airports

We are IATA agents. Our airport offices at Lisbon and Porto are fully computerized.

We handle worldwide straight, consolidated and charter import and export traffics.

3.1 We arrange pick-up and deliveries with our own equipment and guarantee a swift nationwide handling of any shipment.

3.2 Customs clearance are performed at each airport by our own staff of specialists.

4. Logistics and Supply Chain Management

At Lisbon and Porto we can provide our own facilities for any short or long term storage of cleared freight.
- Received the goods
- Verify & Separate by references in accordance with packing list
- Update of stock in the storage system
- Packing goods for shipment
- Re labelling
- Distribution

5. Miscellaneous services

Unusual services like:

5.1. Worldwide air and road transport for the Film and TV industries.
5.2. Domestic and foreign exhibition transport and handling.
5.3. Worldwide heavy and special lifts.

6. Professional Associations and Organizations

We are members of the following domestic and international bodies:

- IATA – Air Cargo Agents
- APAT – Portuguese Freight Forwarders Association
- WFA – World Freight Alliance

7. Bank References

Address: Rua Tenente Valadim, 284
4100-476 Porto - PORTUGAL

- Account nr. 8-2176429/000/001
- IBAN nr: PT50 0010 0000 2176 4290 0019 0
- Swift Code: BBPIPTPL

8. Addresses and contacts

LISBON (HQ) Polígono de Actividades Económicas Tel.: +351 21 324 13 40
Road; do Forte da Casa, Lote C – 6 Fax: +351 21 324 13 41
Air and Ocean 2625-123 FORTE DA CASA
and Warehouse E-mail:

Managing Director: Mr. Armando Guimaraes

OPORTO Rua das Carvalhas Tel.: +351 22 943 59 50
Road; Air and Ocean Armazém 8 Fax:+351 22 943 59 51
Airfreight 4460-710 CUSTÓIAS (MTS)

AVEIRO Estrada da Taboeira Tel.: +351 234 316 080
Road and Ocean N.º 99 – 2º Esq.º Fax: +351 234 316 083 Esgueira Apartado 829 3800-266 AVEIRO E-mail:


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