Logistics infrastructure, transport and competitiveness

The national environment is sensitive to criteria that promote sustainable results and adhere to growth with modernization, efficiency and competitiveness to serve the domestic and global market.

Immediate initiatives are essential to sustain Brazil's position in the global market and to promote scenarios of economic attractiveness for global strategy investments. Faced with this moment, we have to position ourselves as supporting processes that associate resilient infrastructure. This environment is possible with a digital industry, which has versatility and dynamism, contemplated by a reliable infrastructure to present its technologies and meet, nationally, this construction of opportunities combined with the processes of reducing emissions.

We are a continental country made up of cities that include global profiles of macro-metropolitan proportions, with applications that address high technology profiles and innovation centers to agglomerations with low HDI (Human Development Index) positions, bordering on conditions below those admissible for humans .

Data released by the UN, in 2010, place Brazil in 73rd (HDI = 0.699), a value considered high, mainly influenced by the increase in life expectancy and the Brazilian literacy rate. In 2015, even with the HDI at 0.755, Brazil lost some positions, being today, in a list of 188 countries, in 75th, being the only BRICS country to lose position, a reflection of the loss of income arising from the economic downturn that tends to get worse. This explains socioeconomic problems such as social inequality in its various scales, perceptible even in neighborhoods of the same city.

These operational shortcomings can supply a panorama of offering opportunities for a socioeconomic balance through the logistics of: transport, energy, communication, education, health, urban and social security.

The construction of this scenario may have the transport sector as the “flagship” of a logistics of infrastructure services utilities that will benefit an efficient licensing process and system maintenance, reflecting reduced impacts on environmental, social and license interference (previous , installation and operation), reducing time and costs for projects that, strategically, would be used economically.

The offer conditions of a logistics corridor of the multiservice infrastructure benefit reductions and efficiency of processes in:

  • Transport: offerings of electrified traction systems promote an operating efficiency up to 60% higher compared to fossil traction systems, a comprehensive illustration if we consider that electric motors are up to 90% more efficient than combustion engines – we must enhance this fact, considering our composition of electric energy generation, today composed of 70% by water and renewable systems. In addition, the electrified traction profile benefits cost savings in track geometry (larger ramps and smaller curves) and system agility by adding higher operating speeds;
  • Environment: offering lower impacts of territorial domain of investments through the use of several applications in the same track geometry with reduction of environmental interferences, reserve zones, interferences and social benefits;
  • Energy: providing through the electrical transmission network, among others, as fuel for application in railway electric traction (environmentally favorable to commitments of global pacts - COP 21), supply of gas fuels - biogas and electricity through decentralized generation of electricity, serving, thus, industrial demands providing growth in the offer of employment and business;
  • Telecommunication: providing digital information with the availability of access to content in health and education and connections for social digital inclusion;
  • Water: connections that can sustain availability to the quality of urban life and agricultural production.

As the Thematic Chamber's mission to build and develop projects related to major sustainability issues, the then CTMobi carried out and developed several initiatives for urban scenarios (Corporate Mobility Study, Road Safety Self Assessment Tool, etc.).

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To the detriment of a greater vision for a contribution to action, in addition to urban mobility, a scenario of transport logistics and utilities is added in an attempt to establish corporate benefits associated with environmental, economic and social models, in opportunities for building resilient infrastructure to a more competitive country.

A Logistics and Transport Thematic Chamber (CTLog) provides a potential environment for discussion and understanding, which will bring together representatives of associated companies for the construction of sustainability programs and projects in logistics, through the exchange of knowledge, experiences and practices in the construction of planning, modernization and growth strategies to meet a sustainable scenario of modernization of cities, private and public industrial sectors.

Thus, the broadening of the discussion, in addition to urban mobility, promotes motivations for transport logistics in its various modes (rail, road, subway, waterway, sea, pipeline, air, etc.) and other utilities (energy, telecommunication, sanitation, gas, etc.) with an urban growth approach, promotion of market competitiveness, security and monitoring of cargo and passengers through the provision of high availability infrastructure and adhering to the reduction of emissions, currently restricted to privileged economic centers.

According to IBGE surveys, dissatisfaction with the available national infrastructure is greater in the North region (81% dissatisfied), followed by the Northeast (75% dissatisfied) and Midwest (65% dissatisfied) of Brazil, with 92% of the surveyed companies classifying the lack of logistics competitiveness Brazil as “inadequate infrastructure supply” as a priority need of utmost importance.

There is a commitment to a synergy for the construction of this intelligent digital infrastructure, with the objective of meeting:

  • Competitiveness of industries in the country and its growth in diversified sectors (such as agribusiness, electronics, metals and minerals, food, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, chemicals, fertilizers, civil construction, education, health, steel, metallurgical, etc.) associated with initiatives of State, social and economic desires environmentally committed, are pillars for the development of a logistics of availability and credibility.
  • Demands for debates and collaborative programs made up of opinions, experiences, lessons learned and good practices compiled with this vision of a development strategy for a national occupation, adhering to global sustainability practices.

CTLog has the challenge of contributing to the construction and development of projects related to standards of an infrastructure of relevant emission reduction, socially and economically viable for the country's growth, with sustainable and environmentally committed industries.

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