Freight Transportation and Logistics in Brazil: An Overview

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Newton de Castro

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) - Faculdade de Administracao e Ciencias Contabeis - FACC

Date Written: May 2001

Abstract

The main objective of this note is to present an overview the Brazilian freight transportation market, compare the performances of the truck, rail, and water modes, particularly in the medium and long distance hauls, and show some preliminary evidences of the logistics performance of industrial and commercial firms. One specific motivation for this effort is to identify recent trends in the freight transport markets and make a preliminary assessment the impacts of the extensive privatization and concessioning program carried out by Brazilian federal and state governments.

Keywords: freight transportation, logistics, Brazil

JEL Classification: L92, N76

Suggested Citation

de Castro, Newton, Freight Transportation and Logistics in Brazil: An Overview (May 2001). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=941789 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.941789

Newton De Castro (Contact Author)

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) - Faculdade de Administracao e Ciencias Contabeis - FACC ( email )

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Rio de Janeiro, 22290-240
Brazil
+55 21 240 5006 (Phone)
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