América Latina Logística

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America Latina Logistica S.A.
Type Sociedade Anônima
Traded as
Industry Logistics
Founded 1997
Headquarters Curitiba, Brazil
Key people Wilson Ferro de Lara, (Chairman)
Paulo Basílio, (CEO)
Products Intermodal freight transport
Revenue Increase US$ 1.5 billion (2013) [1]
Net income Decrease US$ 11.8 million (2013) [2]
Employees 8,500
Website all-logistica.com
Diesel-electric locomotive GE C30-7

América Latina Logística (ALL) is a Brazilian logistic company, mainly focused in the railway line logistics in Brazil, being the largest company in Latin America in this segment, the company provides also transportation services such as logistics, intermodal transport, port operations, movement and storage of merchandise, administration of storage facilities and general storage. It is also involved in lease of railroad equipment to third parties, and offers road transport services in Brazil through América Latina Logística Intermodal S.A.

History[edit]

The company was founded as Ferrovia Sul Atlântico in 1997 and is headquartered in Curitiba, Paraná state. Pursuant to a privatization process it began operating lines in Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul. It began operations in São Paulo state in 1998, and later (2001) acquired Delara Ltda, a Brazilian logistics company also operating in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Operations were extended to Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul through acquisition in 2006.

The company assumed its current name after acquisition of its Argentine railway interests in 1999. There it partnered with Railroad Development Corporation and the Argentine government until June 2013 in the operation of two freight services:

ALL Mesopotámica, a 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge network built by the British-owned Entre Ríos and East Argentine Railway companies which extends north from the city of Buenos Aires into the provinces of Entre Ríos, Corrientes and Misiones. After railway nationalisation in 1948 these lines became part of the state-owned Ferrocarril General Urquiza until 2,739 km (1,702 mi) were privatised under the name Ferrocarril Mesopotámica - General Urquiza S.A, on October 22, 1993. After acquisition by ALL in 1999, the 2,240 km network operates under the commercial name ALL Mesopotámica. There are connections with the standard gauge rail networks in Paraguay and Uruguay and with the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge network in Brazil.

ALL Central, a 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge network built by the British-owned Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway which extends westwards from the city of Buenos Aires into the western provinces of Mendoza and San Juan. After railway nationalisation in 1948 these lines became part of the state-owned Ferrocarril General San Martín until 5,284 km (3,283 mi) were privatised under the name Ferrocarril Buenos Aires al Pacífico - San Martin S.A. on August 26, 1993. After acquisition by ALL in 1999, the network operates under the commercial name ALL Central. In 2011 the company solt its operations in Argentina.

On June 4, 2013, the Argentine government cancelled ALL's concessions due to contract violations by failing to invest and accumulating fines worth 30 percent of the concession.[3]

ALL operates a subsidiary named Brado Logistics which handles intermodal freight.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] ALL 2010 revenues increase for R$ 2.7/ USD 1.7 Billion
  2. ^ [2] ALL 2010 net income jumps 591% for R$239.9/USD 151.8 Million
  3. ^ Argentina Seizes Railway From Brazil’s ALL Over Contract Breach, Bloomberg.com, 2013.06.04.
  4. ^ Ferrari, Gustavo (4 February 2013). "Brado orders 600 more AmstedMaxion wagons". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 

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