Catarina Pinto

  • When I started working at Transitex I was 21 years old and did not really know what to expect. I thought I would only come for an internship because I had finished my degree and needed to get to work in order to apply, deepen and extend what I had learned, so as to be able to start my career in this field. However, I quickly realized that after all, what I knew was only a tiny part of the world of "Shipping". Fortunately, I was welcome as part of this company and with the help of all the people who work with me and the knowledge I acquired in the experiences that I lived, made me the person and the professional I am today.

    Due to how demanding this area is and to my inexperience, I went through very difficult situations of great stress, but these same moments make us grow and learn how to do better, so we can know how to act when they upcoming difficulties arise. Here we are always learning, because every day there is a new and sometimes unusual situation, we as freight forwarders, we must have the ability to give the best solutions to our customers so that they can trust us and our work. Basically, I think that this is the feature that distinguishes us.

    Until now, I have had the opportunity to work in the area of ​​documentation, Import, Export Operations, Reefer area and finally, as coordinator of the Reefer Department. Through all the departments I went, I was fortunate to be able to share the work with spectacular people, with a huge team spirit and mutual aid capacity that motivates us to work. This makes us feel that the work after all is not so demanding , which in reality is.

    As a consequence of the work developed in the Reefer Department, in which the bulk is the export of refrigerated containers to Brazil, I always had the curiosity to experience how it would be on the other side to understand and learn the whole process that is carried out until the arrival of the container end customer. Little did I know that after almost three years at Transitex, would emerge the opportunity to manage the Operational Department in our office in Santos. I honestly did not expect this invitation, but decided to embrace the challenge, to do my best.

    Of course, this decision will change completely my personal and my professional life, because I leave behind my family, friends, people I love working with every day, who grew up with me in this house and others that taught me what I know today.

    On the other hand, I know that I will have all new experiences and I will meet new people who will help me grow more as a person and as a professional. Basically, I want to learn more about this world, to be able to come back with more knowledge and more skills.

    I'll take a little bit of all the people who accompanied my growth and helped me here, and I hope me feel so good in Brazil, as I feel here in Lisbon!