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Protests in France impact international logistics

Since the beginning of the month, French workers from different segments have been carrying out a series of protests in the main cities against the proposed pension reform that could increase the working time for retirement by 2 years. As a result, a number of services have been affected, including compromising international logistics with the cancellation of flights and blockages on roads, trains and port terminals.

Government announces return of import tax on tires

Already extinguished in January 2021, the 16% import tax on cargo tires will be in effect again in order to protect domestic manufacturers, according to the Executive Management Committee (Gecex) from the national Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex). In addition to the tire tax implementation, plastic resins will also be taxed again at a rate of 11.2%.

Port of Santos records a flow of almost 11 million tons in February

Last month, the Port of Santos recorded the second largest volume of cargo handled during the months of February, totaling 10.9 million tons, although such performance was lower than the one recorded in 2022, when the historical record of 12.8 million tons was reached. Shipments of main products such as sugar, beef and corn registered a drop in February, thus disfavoring the total flow, when compared to last year.

Paranaguá receives the largest ro-ro vessel in terms of capacity

For the first time, the Italian ship “Grande Abidjan” docked on the Brazilian coast, at the Container Terminal of Paranaguá (TCP), in Paraná, being the largest ship of the roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) type ever berthed there, with its capacity of up to 71,000 tons of cargo.


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