International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) Brazilian subsidiary and logistics provider the Tora Group have launched a new service for consolidated import cargos bound for Betim in Minas Gerais.
Designed to cater to all industry segments, the service handles 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.
André Lemos Tavares, ICTSI Rio commercial manager said: “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.”
ICTSI Rio, which operates Container Terminal 1 at the Port of Rio de Janeiro, receives the cargo and prepares them for transshipment in 40 ft containers.
Tora then picks up the containers for transport to the dry port in Betim via road and rail.
The terminal’s partnership with Tora 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 the partners, the multimodal service enhances the operator’s relationship with non-vessel operating common carriers and freight forwarding operators in Rio, and allows Tora to expand its operations in integrated logistics and multimodality.