What shaped us?

António Coelho e Barbosa – Official Forwarding Agent, already has a long history and tradition.

36 years of experience, ethics and professionalism make our journey rewarding and something the company can be proud of.

Based in Matosinhos, Porto, António Coelho e Barbosa is one of the official forwarding agents of reference in the North of Portugal.


The company was created by the current manager / forwarding agent, result of a professional experience since 1970.


With the Treaty of Mastricht of the European Union, the activity of Official Forwarding Agents saw its activity reduced in a catastrophic way.


At that time, Portugal’s international trade with third countries was small, accounting for +-25% of total exports. Hence, freight forwarding companies had to restructure.


The company underwent restructuring at the statutory level and the company was reduced to a single partner, the official forwarding agent António Coelho Barbosa.


From this restructuring, the company had different management and very specific objectives, which in the near future led to increasing improvements, both in services provided and in its Human Resources. A branch opened in Covilhã to serve customers in this region in a more efficient way, as well as partnerships with Lisbon in order to cover national territory more effectively.


At a logistical level, national and international partnerships were created. Certificates were earned as AEO and 9001:2015.


Carry out customs clearance of goods to and from third countries, as well as plan and organize all the procedures related to international trade.


Helps economic operators with their international trade related needs.

Customs Regimes

From order preparation and its follow-up to specific use and storage.


From processes instruction to obtain statutes, to market studies and individual or group training.


From door-to-door services to maritime freight intermediation to goods advisory services.

Pay us a visit!

HQ - Matosinhos

Rua dos Transitários, nº 182
1ª Sala BO
4455-565 Perafita

+351 229 982 030

Branch - Covilhã

Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia da Covilhã
6300-865 Covilhã

+351 932 310 261


Marcação de Produtos (UKCA)

As empresas exportadoras para o Reino Unido têm até 31 de dezembro de 2022 para começar a usar a marcação UKCA, na maioria das suas mercadorias.

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