ICTSI Brazil launches multimodal service

Published May 27, 2021, 1:49 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s subsidiary, ICTSI Rio Brasil, and local logistics solutions provider,Tora Group, launched a new service for consolidated import cargos bound for Betim, Minas Gerais, one of Brazil’s largest cities.

Designed to cater to all industry segments, the service handles different cargo types, from manufactured products to raw materials under customs transit declaration to Tora’s Customs Industrial Logistics Center (CLIA) in Betim.

“Tora and ICTSI offer solidity to the cargo transport market, always innovating to meet customer needs,” explained André Lemos Tavares, ICTSI Rio Commercial Manager.

“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,” he explained.

ICTSI Rio, which operates the Container Terminal 1 at the Port of Rio de Janeiro, receives the cargo and prepares them for trans-shipment in 40-foot containers.

Tora then picks up the containers for transport to the dry port in Betim via road and rail.

ICTSI Rio’s partnership with the Tora Group create alternatives and new services that improve synergy, optimization and cost reduction across the entire logistics chain for Brazil’s foreign trade.

The multimodal service has paved the way for ICTSI Rio’s improved partnership with non-vessel operating common carriers and freight forwarding operators in Rio.

It also allowed Tora to expand its operations in integrated logistics and multimodality.