What is ConnectAmericas?

Find out how we’re promoting trade and investment in the Americas to boost local communities across the region.

Connecting businesses across the Americas

Helping small and medium-sized enterprises to gain access to a global community of clients and investors, ConnectAmericas is the first social network for businesses in the Americas. The platform is used by thousands of entrepreneurs and companies to find business opportunities and key information – and to improve their knowledge of global trade.

ConnectAmericas was established in 2014 by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and also has the support of Google, DHL, Mastercard, Alibaba and Sealand – a Maersk company.

Powered by Sealand – a Maersk company

As an official Anchor Partner of ConnectAmericas, we support it in bringing the region’s companies together to do business. Here are some of the things you can do for free on the ConnectAmericas platform.

Get a quick shipping cost estimate

Ready to start shipping? Find out how much it will cost to get your cargo to its destination.

Boost your knowledge of transport and logistics

Start tapping into key global markets with the free International Transport and Logistics Course. It’s on demand online and available in Spanish and English.

Why choose ConnectAmericas

ConnectAmericas boosts local communities by giving small and medium-sized businesses access to new opportunities. 

As a business in ConnectAmericas, you can: 

  • Grow your business with worldwide access to customers, suppliers and investors
  • Apply for new business opportunities with governments and ministries
  • Learn about procedures and regulations for international commerce through articles, blogs, online courses and interactive learning tools
  • Boost your financing opportunities with consolidated information on financial products in each Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) member country

The first focus countries for our collaboration with ConnectAmericas are Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The rest of the American continent will follow. 


Enabling trade

The ConnectAmericas partnership is one of the many Enabling Trade Projects under the Maersk Group's Sustainability Strategy.