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Optimization network for intermodal transport of soybeans in northern Mato Grosso to the port of Santarém [paper in Portuguese]

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Author(s): Paulo Roberto Grossi Dias Morales | Márcio de Almeida D'Agosto | Cristiane Duarte Ribeiro de Souza

Journal: Journal of Transport Literature
ISSN 2238-1031

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 29;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: planning | freight transportation | intermodality

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this paper is to propose and establish an optimal configuration for the future transport network envisaged by the National Plan for Logistics and Transport (PNTL) for the year 2023 for the flow of soybeans from the north of the state of Mato Grosso to the port of Santarém. For this purpose we developed a procedure similar to the four step model for demand analysis and forecasting. It was verified that the port of Santarém can be regarded as an alternative for exporting soy from the state of Mato Grosso, since the existing and planned supply of transportation from Sorriso to the port of Santarém is able to meet the demand for soy scheduled for 2023. It also features a lower transportation cost than the currently practiced alternative (use of the ports of Paranaguá and Santos), being able to offer increased competitiveness for products coming from Mato Grosso in the world market.
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