Wilson, Sons

Wilson Sons (B3PORT3) is a Brazilian shipping company headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The firm was set up in Salvador in 1837 by two Scottish brothers, Edward and Fleetwood Pellow Wilson. The firm is one of the oldest private enterprises in Brazil. It was later run by Edward's son, Edward Pellew Wilson Jr.

Wilson, Sons Limited
TypePublic limited company
IndustryPort and Maritime Logistics
HeadquartersRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Area served
Key people
Fernando Salek, (CEO)
ProductsPort Terminals, Towage, Logistics, Shipping Agency, Offshore, and Shipyards.
RevenueIncreaseUS$ 666.2 million (2012)
DecreaseUS$ 49.5 million (2012)
Number of employees

Wilson Sons were responsible for construction and provision of supplies and equipment for the Great Western and Conde d'Eu Railroads in Brazil. The group built the first dry dock in Brazil, on the Ilha de Mocangue Pequeno Island, inaugurated in 1869 by Emperor Dom Pedro II.

Today, Wilson Sons Limited, through its subsidiaries, is one of Brazil's largest providers of integrated port and maritime logistics and supply chain solutions.[clarification needed] The company has developed an extensive national network and provides a comprehensive set of services related to domestic and international trade, as well as to the oil and gas industry. Its principal operating activities are divided into the following lines of business: port terminals, towage, logistics, shipping agency, offshore, and shipyards.[1]

In 2021, the company opened its capital on B3 under ticker symbol PORT3.


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