International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s Brazilian subsidiary, ICTSI Rio Brasil and the Tora Group, one of the largest logistics solutions providers in the country, have launched a new service for consolidated import cargo bound for Betim in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
The service is designed to cater to all industry segments, handling different cargo types ranging from manufactured products to raw materials for transport under customs transit declaration to Tora’s Customs Industrial Logistics Center (CLIA) in Betim.
“With integrated management, the service is carried out through multimodal transport, with the railroad as a safer modal and with a major direct impact on CO2 reduction,” said André Lemos Tavares, ICTSI Rio commercial manager.
ICTSI Rio, which operates the Container Terminal 1 at the Port of Rio de Janeiro, receives the cargo and prepares them for transshipment in 40-foot containers, and then, Tora picks up the containers for transport to the dry port in Betim via road and rail.
ICTSI Rio’s partnership with the Tora Group aims to create alternatives as well as new services that would improve synergy, optimisation, and cost reduction across the entire logistics chain for Brazil’s foreign trade, according to ICTSI’s announcement.
The multimodal service has paved the way for ICTSI Rio’s improved partnership with the non-vessel operating common carriers and freight forwarding operators in Rio, while it also allowed Tora to expand its operations in integrated logistics and multimodality.