About us

FAM TEAM

FAM TEAM is a group of companies that was born from the shipping industry, its roots go back to 1920, when Mr. Roberto Cavelier started the agency service, later, Mr. Carlos Aragón, Mr. Juan Santamaria and the Cavelier Family created FAM as a General agent in 1991 following the Cavelier family tradition in the business and the Knowhow Mr. Aragón had from years of work at FMG (Flota Mercante Grancolombiana).

Not only the agency flourished by representing successfully APL from 1994 to 2018 (when APL commercial agency moved to CMA CGM Group), but also from its shipping tradition, controlling Frontier Liner services from 1991 to 2006, creating CY de Colombia major Container Yard in Cartagena, but also today, with stakes in three forwarding companies, and in terminals both for containers and Bulk in Colombia.

Today the group invests in all areas of logistics and employs more than 200 direct employees.

FAM Team has always focused on customer service both for the principal and its customers, trough top IT and communications and by developing inhouse software that integrates seamlessly with carriers, customs, authorities, yards and banks, always adapting to the latest technology and changes from the industry.The group holds the best standards in Colombia for Human Resources (attracting and holding the best talent) and processes (ISO and BASC certified), which ensures information security, financial accountability and long-term stability.

We run as a family business, as such, we look at the long term, by growing responsibly with our principals and its customers, this is how we are recognized by the industry{s, main shippers/consignees and NVOCCs/Forwarders.

Group History

  1. Creation of the SEATRADING maritime agency in Venezuela.
  2. AGP Port Agents supports documentation services for CMA CGM in Ecuador.
  3. Marítima Andina becomes a Kuehne Nagel service operator.
  4. BVL Group (Chinese NVOCC) and Overseas Group (NVOCC and Neutral Agent in Latin America) partnership for Colombia, Interterminal Services (ITS) Barging operation in Buenaventura
  5.  Marandina Software and port operator for main forwarders in Colombia
  6. Shares in OKIANUS TERMINALS, Liquid Terminal and Storage facility in Cartagena
  7. Maritima Andina (Marandina), United Arab Shipping Co. (UASC) and Universal Africa Lines (UAL) Maritime Agents
  8. AGP CMA CGM Maritime Agents in Colombia; ULS Becomes Agent and operator for RMI (Dutch company in food grade tank-tainer business) and M&S (Chemical tank tainer business)
  9.  CROL LatamGeneral Sales Agent for Singapore Airlines Cargo South America Region.
  10. Frontier Liner Services (FLS)shares sold to Colombian group
  11. United Logistic Services (ULS)
  12. Administración Maritima y de Contenedores (AMC) Container control/ Software development for logistics.
  13. CY de Colombia (Container Depot Cartagena)
  14. Agentes Portuarios SAS (AGP) Ivaran Lines Agents
  15. SACSA Shareholders (Cartagena Airport)
  16. American President Lines General Agents for Colombia and first agents in Latin-American region
  17. Europe West Indies Lines (EWL) General Agents for Colombia
  18. Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena (SPRC) Shareholders
  19. Roberto Cavelier & Co and other entrepreneurs found Frontier Liner Services (FLS) Shipping line for the Caribbean trade (US East Coast to/from Caribbean and South America North)
  20.  Roberto Cavelier & Co becomes Flota Mercante Gran Colombiana (FMG, Colombia/Ecuador/Venezuela Flag company) Agents
  21. Mr. Roberto Cavelier creates Roberto Cavelier & Co (French Line Rep for Colombia)

WE WANT LONG TERM PARTNERSHIPS

OUR TEAM OF SPECIALISTS

Carlos G. Aragon Farkas

Carlos G. Aragon Farkas

CEO

Bogota office 50 years in the industry

Manuel E. Cavelier

Manuel E. Cavelier

COO

Cartagena office 40 years in the indistry

Sergio Aragon

Sergio Aragon

Corporate Strategy

10 years in the industry

Juan Santamaria

Juan Santamaria

CCO

Bogota office 30 years in the industry

Juan J. Kousen

Juan J. Kousen

CFO

Bogota office 30 years in the industry

Oliver Riebow

Oliver Riebow

Commercial and Sales Director

20 years in the industry

Paola Yara

Paola Yara

HD Director

Bogota office 50 years in the industry

Sergio Pombo

Sergio Pombo

IT Director

15 years in the industry