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our history

Passionate About What We Do

Welcome to Picolo & Associados, Ltda.

Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.”

Here at P&A we give each of our employees the tools and freedom for them to express themselves in order to achieve their best work. Our culture is one where each person is a vital piece to the overall success of the company.


We believe in basic human values such as honesty, trust, mutual respect, hard work, communication​, ambition, persistence - we believe these basic values are the foundation for success.


We encourage and promote our employees to always take ownership in what they do, to ask for help or bounce ideas off their fellow employees when needed and to always be open to new ideas. We feel that with this mindset, we are able to do our best work and service to our clients.   

Our Company has been in operation for more than 40 years, with the original office established in Fortaleza , Brazil , in 1981. Subsequently to Mr. Luis Kazuao Kumasaka (in memoriam) joining this office at Fortaleza, which is currently managed by Mr. Antonio Paulo Bastos, another office was opened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where Mr. Salvador Picolo (Co-founder & CEO) took charge; and, as part of the network, a third office was opened in Santos in 1990, upon Mr. Antonio Carlos Rodrigues joining our group. In 1992, Picolo & Associados, Ltda opened an associated office in Miami, Florida, where it attends the local market and demands in the United States of America.

Today, Picolo & Associados, Ltda is an employee-owned Company fully incorporated under the Brazilian laws. Our Company is involved with almost all types of surveys, investigations, salvage operations, wreck removals, and special engineering projects.


The company acts mainly for the shipping market, mostly on behalf of Underwriters, Shipowners and Associations, Charterers or Cargo Interests. Picolo e Associados Ltda covers all Brazilian ports with strategic offices located along the Brazilian coast, and we are proud to inform that till today no casualty was left unattended no matter its location.

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