Who we are

Key Objectives

CENTRONAVE’s key objective is the development of navigation and maritime trade in Brazil and overseas as well as looking at how to improve and perfect shipping activities in general. The association also works to protect its associates’ collective rights and interests, representing them in a broad and unrestricted manner.


To contribute to marine transport competitiveness to spur Brazilian growth and economic development.


To be the reference in maritime cargo transport in Brazil, interacting with public authorities, industry partners and society.



To act with ethical and social responsibility, respect the environment, defend the shipping lines’ collective interests and be proud of being a part of the Brazilian foreign trade story.


Board of Directors:

  • Julian Thomas – Chairman
  • Elber A. Justo – Vice Chairman
  • Ana Bighetti – Board member
  • Axel Babonneau – Board member
  • Fernando Valeriano de Medeiros – Board member
  • Juan Pablo Richards – Board member
  • Peter Duifhuizen – Board member

Executive director: Claudio Loureiro de Souza