Press Release

DACHSER supports the well-established commercial partnership between Mexico and Brazil

New maritime service connects Altamira to Santos

Industries and companies that depend on the import and export of products are constantly looking for the best option for the freight of their goods. Today, there are three main ways to carry out this transcontinental service: air transport on cargo and commercial airplanes if the focus is on fast delivery; maritime transport FCL (Full Container Load), carried out when the exporter has a sufficient load to fill a full container; and LCL (Less than Container Load), when different companies share a marine container and the amount paid, bearing only the costs of the space used.

DACHSER has launched a weekly LCL service that connects Altamira, Mexico to Santos, Brazil
DACHSER has launched a weekly LCL service that connects Altamira, Mexico to Santos, Brazil

In 2019, according to the Foreign Trade sector of the Brazilian Government, USD1.57 billion were spent in Brazil on products imported from Mexico, with automobiles and automotive parts and accessories being the items at the top of the list, representing USD834 million and USD465 million, respectively. 

With a significant presence in the Americas market, DACHSER ensures the same level of service quality and expertise in all the countries it operates in.

João Caldana, Managing Director DACHSER Brazil

On the other hand, exporting merchandise into Mexico is also a major commercial highlight. In 2019, USD4.9 billion worth of merchandise was exported to Mexico, which generated a positive equity in the trade balance between the two countries on Brazil’s side. Internationally, Mexico is considered the 7th largest commercial partner for Brazil.

The LCL solution

With great demand for import and export between the two countries, LCL service is a category that is getting more and more attention. Shipping immediately, smaller quantities of merchandise, without the need to fill an entire container, with guaranteed departure and arrival times provides an optimal service and reduced costs.

Opting for LCL, combined with the correct supply chain planning and inventory management, can generate major savings in operating costs compared to other transport modes.

Based on the market demand, DACHSER has launched a weekly LCL service that connects Altamira, Mexico to Santos, Brazil, and beyond, using trucking services in both of the countries. The merchandise arrives at the destination port in 22 days. According to DACHSER, the main products imported into Brazil are automotive items, such as car parts. Traditionally, the second half of the year is always the one with the most freight volume in between the two countries, however, in 2021, the year has already started with exports coming from Santos (BR) to Santacruz (MEX) with substantial volume.

“With a significant presence in the Americas market, DACHSER ensures the same level of service quality and expertise in all the countries it operates in. We also have the expertise and market knowledge to propose the best type of transport for each of our customers, locally and internationally. Working with a supply chain expert ensures the arrival of your products without deviations from the route, loss of time, or damage to the goods”, says João Caldana, Managing Director DACHSER Brazil.

DACHSER's LCL service is an interesting option in the midst of uncertain times, which have changed the way industries and entire sectors operate, including cargo transportation, especially in the air transport sector, where social distancing and responsible travel regulations caused a drop in aircraft capacity and therefore a direct price increase in air freight.

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