Entries by dclogistics

Brazil unveils fruit stimulus package

The Brazilian government has launched an ambitious programme to stimulate the country’s fruit exports and exploit new opportunities in high value markets. The Brazilian Fruit Development Plan (BFDP) will look at research and development, production systems, plant health, infrastructure and logistics, marketing, credit and risk mitigation and several other key areas in a bid to […]

Containerlines set to control 85% of the reefer market by 2021

Containerships are set to control 85% of the reefer market by 2021, up from the current 79%, according to a report published by British consultants Drewry. By 2021, seaborne reefer cargo will exceed 134m tonnes – increasing by an average of 2.8% per annum, according to Drewry’s report. Despite future seaborne cargo growth levels being […]

Shippers, cargo and business

The Aché Laboratories Group signed an agreement with the Government of Pernambuco to purchase a 25-hectare plot located within the Suape Port Industrial Complex. The company is to invest R$500m in the construction of a drug factory and an on-site distribution center. The works are due to start in February 2018 and will last 10 […]

Shipping, Ports, terminals and related infrastructure

The Port of Suape has launched a tender to hire a company that will continue the technical and financial feasibility studies with a view to installing a second container terminal, Tecon 2. The project, which began in 2012, is estimated to require an investment of approximately R$1bn. Tecon 2 will have a 900m long pier, […]

Brazilian vehicle Production and Exports

Brazilian vehicle exports recorded a 47.9% increase in revenues to US$809.8m in January year-on-year. In volume terms the growth was even more marked at 56% with 37,200 vehicles shipped. This was the industry’s best January since 2008, signaling a great start to the year. The Brazilian trade balance recorded a surplus of US$956m in the […]

Growth on exports of manufactured products motivates logistics sector

According to Brazil’s Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC), the exports of manufactured products grew 8% between 2015 and 2016. The country has also increased the exports of technology, as well as of the semi-manufactured goods, which are also processed in some way, by 9.5% compared to 2015. This suggests that exporting has […]

Sixth product in the export agribusiness in 2016, tobacco generates $ 2 billion revenue

Following the trend pointed out by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the tobacco sector showed a slight decline in shipments compared to the previous year. Still, the product accounted for 1.15% of total Brazilian exports, which in 2016 reached US $ 185.235 billion. For tobacco, throughout Brazil were 483,000 tons and US $ 2.12 billion exported. The results keep […]