Notice: due to the coronavirus outbreak, DC Logistics Brasil team will be working from home

Notice: due to the coronavirus outbreak, DC Logistics Brasil team will be working from home!

Respect to people is one of our company values and guarantee the safety and health of our employees and family member are our only priorities. DC Logistics Brasil informs that our entire team, in all offices, will be working from home.

In the last few days, we have already started this setup and soon everyone will be allocated to their home offices. Only a limited number of employees will provide essential services, when necessary, following all WHO recommendations to avoid contagion. This way, we also hope to collaborate to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our teams suspended national and international visits, prioritizing video conferences with our customers and partners. Job interviews will also be conducted virtually.

All our work flow and functions will continue normally and we are reachable via any of the below tools:

  • E-mail: at this time of adaptation, we request that communications be prioritized (if possible) via e-mail;
  • Telephone: all our telephone numbers will work normally, as all calls will be forwarded automatically to the employee mobile number;
  • Skype: all employees will be connected on Skype through the same e-mail ID followed by “.dc”. Example: Mr. Gustavo Valmorbida’s e-mail is , his Skype ID is gustavo.valmorbida.dc ;
  • Whatsapp: text and vídeo / áudio calls are available through this largely used app in Brazil and in many countries;
  • Video calls: DC uses ZOOM and also HANGOUT from Google is available for all, allowing us to have a virtual meeting room set up at any moment.

Finally, we will continue to monitor the logistics scenario in our country and around the world, to avoid disruption in our customers / partners supply chain and finding solutions during this challenging time. You can count on us.

We sincerely thank you for your understanding and please do not hesitate to contact us whenever necessary.

Stay safe.

DC Team

DC Logistics Brasil with Complete Ceramic Tile Polishing Machine Shipment

With over 10 years’ experience handling special projects in Brazil, DC Logistics Brasil have moved a complete ceramic tile polishing machine from Italy to South Brazil.

The shipment consisted of 2 loose pieces each weighing 33.5tns and measuring 16.90 x 2.40 x 2.40, 1 x 40′ flat-rack, 10 x 40′ OT and 2 x 20′ OT. The cargo was picked up at 3 different locations in Northeast Italy and shipped from Leghorn to Navegantes in Brazil. See the gallery below for photos.

“The main challenge was to load the loose pieces with the containers to a Santa Catarina State Port in Brazil where there is no regular breakbulk service. Due to the length of the loose pieces (16.90m), we were able to ship both pieces loose on a container vessel, loaded and lashed on a bed of flat-racks, along with the containers, all under same Bill of Lading.”

Avocado exports may drive the foreign trade in the coming months

Considered a superfood by nutritionists and a gastronomic craze to critics from around the world, the Avocado is also a business opportunity. And it’s not just Mexico, country of origin of the product, with an eye on this market. Produced in southeastern Brazil, the fruit is rising the interest of countries in Asia and Northern Europe.

Data from 2017 indicate that more than 80% of the production is sent abroad. Avocado variations finished the last year among the 15 fruits with the highest export volume in Brazil, with an increase of 58% compared to 2016. The shipment abroad starts in the coming months and, after quality in the field, logistics is one of the most important steps for business profitability.

Jeferson Boschetti, a specialist in fresh and frozen cargoes of DC Logistics Brasil, says that Avocado’s transportation has strict technical aspects which is fundamental for export. “For being a very sensitive fruit, it is necessary that the shipment happens in refrigerated container preference in cnt controlled atmosphere, providing an ideal environment for the preservation of the quality of the fruit during transportation. And this question involves planning: precise calculation of the transit time in relation to the fruit shelf life, the temperature control during the course and the detailed monitoring of the load so that there are no significant losses,” he explains.

Hence the importance of hiring a specialized company for the operation.In the case of DC Logistics Brasil, monitoring happens since the removal of the empty container. “We begin the process by reserving space with the Shipowner who will transport the cargo, transport the unit to the port of embarkation, unload at the port of destination / release and delivery to the final customer,” Jeferson explains.

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 guaranteed profitability, despite the difficulties Brazilian economy has faced lately. This growth motivated the logistics sector as well.

According to the MDIC, main exports volume were raw sugar (+ 24.5%), fruit pulps (+ 12.6%), airplanes (+ 15.3%), passenger cars +44,3%) and aluminum oxides/hydroxides (+ 5.7%). Brazilian exports rose from 638 million tonnes in 2015 to 645 million tonnes last year – an increase of 1.10%. In the case of raw sugar, cellulose, aluminum oxides/hydroxides and non-frozen orange juice, the exported volume broke records. “The numbers are encouraging, since 2017 should be a year of re-warming in all sectors and markets. It shows that the logistics sector has been able to grow, despite all the challenges and economic difficulties of the past year “, emphasizes the National Sales Manager of DC Logistics Brasil, Jailson Souza.

To prevent pests, Map expands requirements for the import of fruits from nine countries

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) published on Monday (3) in the Official Gazette, normative instruction establishing phytosanitary requirements for imports of fruit or nine countries propagating material. The measure is aimed at plum, cherry, sour cherry, peach, apricot and nectarine from Argentina, Chile, Spain, USA, Portugal, Turkey, Italy, Israel and Iran.

Thus, the charges should be accompanied by phytosanitary certificate attesting that the products are free of Plum Pox Virus plague. The inspection will be made in the loading destination. If the presence of the pest is detected, the fruit will be destroyed or denied. The purpose of the requirement is to prevent the entry of the disease in Brazil via international trade.

According to the director of the Department of Plant Protection Map, Marcus Vinicius Coelho, the Plum Pox Virus is one of the most devastating diseases of stone fruit production around the world, being responsible for high productivity reductions and quality of orchards.

Source: Map

Brazil and US sign deal to end cotton dispute

Brazil and the United States entered into an agreement to settle the trade controversy over subsidies paid by the US government to the country’s cotton farmers.

Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Relations reported that the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on the cotton dispute on Wednesday (Oct. 1st), in Washington, “successfully settling a dispute that stretched for more than a decade.”
Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo traveled to the US alongside the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supplies, Neri Geller, to close the deal and sign the memorandum. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said that “the bilateral agreement includes additional payments of $300 million, with flexibility for the allocation of resources, which helps to mitigate the losses sustained by Brazilian cotton farmers.”
Since the agreement applies to the cotton industry only, Brazil will still have the right to challenge the US Farm Bill before the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding other crops.
The cotton dispute began in 2002, when Brazilian cotton farmers asked the government to file a dispute settlement case with the WTO challenging the fairness of subsidies granted by the US government to American cotton farmers and export insurance programs. The US incentives were found to be trade-distorting based on the WTO’s Agreements on Agriculture and Subsidies and Countervailing Measures.
In 2009, the WTO allowed Brazil to retaliate the US by up to $829 million. Since retaliation could have other negative impacts and would not directly benefit cotton farmers themselves, an agreement was reached whereby the US would have to pay $147.3 million every year to the Brazilian Cotton Institute created to manage the funds. In October last year, however, the payments were suspended following the passing of a new farm bill by the US Congress.
The new law maintained the payment of subsidies, violating international trade rules. As Brazil’s Foreign Ministry now reports, “under the Memorandum signed today, the United States pledged to make adjustments in its credit and export guarantee program GSM-102, which will operate within the parameters negotiated bilaterally, thus providing better conditions for the competitiveness of Brazilian products in the international market.”
Source: Agencia Brasil