Logistics for grain disposal

Logistics is very important for the sustainability and efficiency of AMAGGI operations. Thus, the company always seeks to be well positioned logistically, using modalities that are economically more viable and promote social development, without neglecting environmental preservation.

For this purpose it was created the Logistics Board in 2016, managed since April of this same year by Sérgio Luiz Pizzato, who previously worked as Director of Origination. The move was motivated by the strategic importance of the area within AMAGGI business. From 2017 the Navigation area will be incorporated into the new board and, in this new structure, it will be called AMAGGI Logistics.

With this change the Logistics area, which was previously fragmented, started to work with the goal of increasing the synergy between all modes. The new Directory is responsible for managing the processes involving highways, railways, shipping, terminals and ports, whether for their own or joint ventures. The change is a good example of a quest for the best performance, with AMAGGI model of operation privileging the integration of all logistic modalities, together with ports and transshipment points, observing the best and most efficient way of disposal for grains and their derivatives.

Thus, besides the operational and financial gain, environmental and social gains are also recorded. To know more click here!!

In 2016 AMAGGI acquired 50% of Bunge terminals in Itaituba and Barcarena, in Pará. This corridor, called the Tapajós/Amazonas Corridor, is supplied in more than 90% of its volume with the integration of road and waterway modes, which will cheaper the cost of logistics and reduce the impact on the environment, as well as promoting local development through investment in transshipment structures.

AMAGGI operates in all the export corridors of the country: in Itacoatiara, in Amazonas, with its own capital; in Barcarena, Pará, in partnership (50%) with Bunge Alimentos; in São Luís do Maranhão, in partnership with Louis Dreyfus Company in the Grain Terminal of Maranhão (Tegram) it guarantees us part of its disposal capacity, also serving AMAGGI & LDC joint venture; in Aratu, Bahia, the whole product is exported via AMAGGI & LDC joint venture; Guarujá Grange Terminal (TGG) - a joint venture with ALL and Bunge, being the most efficient terminal in the country, located on the coast of São Paulo - also makes AMAGGI logistics possible; in the state of Santa Catarina the outflow counts with a commercial partner in the Port of São Francisco do Sul; in Rio Grande do Sul, the company uses the Termasa Port Complex (Luiz Fogliatto Maritime Terminal) and the Terminal Graneleiro S / A (Tergrasa).

To design the operation of a period, or a harvest, the company begins with the alignment of the sectors of Logistics, Sales and Origination, so that the intentions and commercial possibilities of buying and selling in the different regions are discussed. From then on, these discussions are cross-checked with the information on AMAGGI installed logistics capacity, and the need to hire or reduce the disposal capacity is then evaluated. Planning is monthly organized for each corridor, with follow-up and adjustments throughout the process.

In the organization of road transport, daily traffic capacity is considered to define the delivery of trucks by the carrier, which directs the cargo directly to the transshipment ports or terminals, where the process becomes multimodal in more than 80% of the volume, with the integration between road, rail and waterway transport.

Madeira Corridor

Road + waterway.

Tapajós Corridor

Road + waterway.

São Luís do Maranhão Corridor

Road + railway.

Guarujá Corridor
(Guarujá Bulk Terminal)

For 75% of the volume road + railway. The remaining, only road.

São Francisco Corridor

Integration 60% railway + road.

Termasa and Tergrasa Corridor

All transportation is carried out by road.

Responsible Truck Driver Program

AMAGGI sees truckers as a key interested part in their business. In order to strengthen the partnership with approximately 1,000 professionals who operate in 42 company units in 8 states of the country, carrying more than 3.5 million tons per year, AMAGGI invests in infrastructure, in addition to having 300 employees trained for the this group.

In 2014 AMAGGI joined Childhood Brazil’s Na Mão Certa Compact (Right Hand Compact) against sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, and surveyed its dependence on road transport, which allowed mapping of company routes and assessing impacts on accidents and violation of human rights. Drivers' waiting rooms have dining areas, toilets and showers, and receive Rounds of Conversations on security and on the professionals’ role in the fight against sexual exploitation. The result of this work, which has already impacted more than 7 thousand drivers, is a more ethical and autonomous professional, who feels less pressured by time, thus reducing his risk behavior.

In 2016 AMAGGI joined all campaigns of the Right Hand Pact, announcing to employees and truck drivers the importance of the Disk 100 in facing the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, as well as making professionals aware of issues related to health and environment, among others. The company also reinforced training in the Responsible Truck Driver Program at AMAGGI main transportation offices. For 2017 the expectation is to improve the actions of engagement with the truck drivers, in addition to extending the initiatives to also attend the waterway professionals of the company.