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CEVA develops a Multimodal Transportation Service for commodities

  06.08.2008    

CEVA Logistics – Contracts Logistics Division – has developed a commodities transportation project aiming at extending its activities for bulk cargo and freight - a sector that is relatively unexplored in Brazil. In partnership with BR-S Brasil Sistema Logistico, CEVA will be the only logistics provider to offer Multimodal and Multicargo Containers (MMCs) to the market - developed for the transportation of products such as steel, grains and solid bulks, among other products. The container tilts and cuts down on loading and unloading time because it is coated with an anti-adherent material, making cleaning easier.  
The service will initially be offered only in Brazil, but it may be expanded to other Mercosul (Southern Common Market, established in 1991) countries. “In the commodities sector there is huge demand for transportation, with large shippers transporting their products independently. CEVA’s proposal is to reconcile complementary cargo flows and identify synergies that generate gains for all involved,” stated Ricardo Melchiori, CEVA Logistics Operations Director. 
The MMCs were entirely developed and patented by BR-S. Victor Gola, BR-S Project Manager believes that the partnership with CEVA will provide differentiated logistics services to the market: “We know how much the logistics sectors values agility, and that is why we worked on the project. We do not need a huge number of containers to serve our customers, since the MMC cleaning process is extremely fast, and therefore turnover will also be accelerated”, says. 
CEVA’s role is to manage the container information and logistic flow from the customer to the final destination. “We will use the entire network available in Brazil. With cargo unification, we will perform better and reduce transit time, streamlining customers’ costs,” adds Melchiori.
 


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