How Trucking Rules in Brazil Are Driving Change

Supply Chain @ MIT

This is what happened to PepsiCo Brazil when the Brazilian government introduced new rules that limit truck driver working hours. Legislation that took effect in September 2013 imposes a number of restrictions on the working hours of truck drivers in Brazil.

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A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

Distributing product in Brazil involves endless transportation choices. Pictured is the Port of Santos, Brazil. When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. Spoilt for choice.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S. Robinson ) announced that it has expanded its operations to São Paulo, Brazil.

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How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

BluJay Solutions

While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years. One needs to look no further than the FBI, which began tracking cargo theft statistics a few years ago after recognizing its impact on the economy – and realizing it also posed a threat to national security. The problem is even worse in Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and parts of Europe.

Global Forwarding: Think You Know the Facts?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cars from China, coffee beans from Brazil, products are imported and exported every day, into and out of countries around the world. Global Transportation Supply Chain Customs Exports Global Forwarding Imports Ports Project Cargo Shipping

Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In addition to customs taxes, tariffs, and fees, it can take 30+ days for some goods to be cleared through customs, especially in Brazil and Argentina. The largest container port in South America is in the city of Santos in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state.

Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.


New productions are also in line in Slovakia, Austria and Brazil. Tianjin is considered the fourth largest global port in terms of cargo throughput. Cargo import and export also took a hit with transportation disruption expected to last for several months.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Hamburg port to explore hyperloop possibilities in new joint venture


Initially, the construction of a transfer station for testing purposes at a HHLA terminal in Hamburg is planned, including an initial 100 meter cargo route along with a special freight capsule and loading dock.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Take cargo airships, for example. House of Representatives set up the bipartisan Cargo Airship Caucus, with the goal of accelerating development. All are racing to be first to corner a cargo market that may be worth billions.

eft Weekly Newsletter 12th March 2015


Yusen Logistics Expands Global Project Cargo Network to Brazil. To meet the growing demand for project cargo services in South America, Yusen Logistics Do Brasil Ltda. has established a dedicated project cargo team in Brazil.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

The 9 th annual BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) summit is being held in Xiamen September 3-5, 2017 (the summit location rotates between its member countries). Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & Logistics

The Index, in its ninth year, ranks 50 emerging markets countries by factors that make them attractive to logistics providers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, air cargo carriers and distributors. In the 50 country rankings, Brazil slips two spots to No.

No ‘Apocalypse’ Here: These Retailers are Thriving in a Fast-Changing Marketplace

Supply Chain Nation

Federal Reserve sees signs of manufacturing growth; Softbank Robotics gets ready to scale up their business; Brazil reaches a deal to end its truck drivers’ strike; and Alibaba leads a $1.38 Brazil Reaches New Deal to End Truck Drivers’ Strike. The Brazilian government agreed to a diesel fuel price discount for 60 days, and will sign a bill allowing truckers not to pay tolls on rear axles when they’re not hauling cargo, among other concessions.

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”?


Cargo Chief. Brazil-based with funding from Uber co-founder. Acquiring an autonomous trucking company was another clear indicator, as was the 2015 Uber Cargo test runs in Hong Kong. Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”? By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos.

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain


Cargo shipments from Ebola-stricken countries going to Brazil had to wait 21 days, which serves as incubation period, before they could dock. The global supply chain is more connected than ever, demanding the movement of commodities be faster, more efficient and farther-reaching.

The Journey of One Banana! A Supply Chain in Motion! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Two other countries that produce a notable amount of bananas are Brazil and India. When local production sites have packaged the yield, major distributors load up massive cargo freights on company ships, or those of 3rd party logistic providers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Biggest Supply Chain Risk From US Metal Import Tariffs Is Retaliation

Material Handling & Logistics

The impact on other producers such as Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal and Brazil’s Gerdau SA would also be cushioned by their significant U.S. China, the main target of the proposals, said that the U.S.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In 2017, DB Schenker opened a new regional headquarters in Miami-Dade as well as several new support offices throughout the Americas, with continuous investment in contract logistics focusing on Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, as well as new Free Trade Zones and cross border facilities.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead. In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe.


Amazon’s Mexican Aspirations

Logistics Trends and Insights

Mexico joins other emerging countries such as India and Brazil that has captured Amazon’s attention and pocketbook. first international air cargo hub to house both Mexican and United States Customs operations.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

Air: In 2016, a new air transport agreement was implemented between the US and Mexico allowing for increased market access for passenger and cargo airlines between the two nations. began shipping cargo to select international destinations.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The 9 th annual BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) summit is being held in Xiamen September 3-5, 2017 (the summit location rotates between its member countries). Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway.


Three Times Tom Hanks Was Faster Than Your Supply Chain (Spoiler Alert)

Aera Technology

Bear in mind that the FDA is only one regulatory body in a world that’s full of them – ANVISA in Brazil, TGA in Australia, MHRA in the U.K., manufacturing plants, delivery vessels, cargo holdings, inventories, retail distribution networks), things go well.

Iron Ore's Seen Back in $40s as China Challenges Loom in `18

Material Handling & Logistics

next year and $49 in 2019, citing growing low-cost supply from Australia and Brazil and moderating demand from China. In a sign of rising supply, Rio Tinto confirmed it’s on track for record annual shipments as a production report on Tuesday showed quarterly cargoes from the world’s No.

Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

Supply Chain Network

China, India, Brazil and Mexico are considered the top. Our relationships go beyond cargo. Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, in cooperation with Penn State University, leadership advisory firm, Heidrick & Struggles and global logistics provider, Panalpina, today announced the findings of the 16th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study, examining the global market for outsourced logistics.