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Drivin discusses route optimization solutions in Argentina

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The logistics industry in Argentina is reactivating, with positive projections by 2017. Will Buenos Aires be prepared for a larger truck load capacity for urban deliveries?

Drivin is attending the 12° International Expo on Equipment, Technology, and Solutions for Logistics Information and Supply Chain, known as the Expo Logisti-K, held on September 13-16 in the Argentine capital.

This is part of a series of events in 2016, were we attend to meet industry representatives and talk about our route optimization solutions, such as Home Delivery World in Atlanta, Expo ANTAD in Guadalajara, Logistic Summit in Ciudad de Mexico and Expo Logistec in Santiago.

We want to understand in depth what does the Argentine market need and learn about how our solutions adjust to the important changes its supply chain is undergoing now and in the near future. 

The Summit is held on a 32,000 square meter stage, with over 500 speakers during the semana. By the end of the semana, organizers estimate a total of 30,000 visitors.

We are thrilled and excited by the speakers, with interesting trends on technologies for the supply chain icities, such as:

How is logistics in Argentina predicted to evolve?

In 2016, the Argentine business sector is highly optimistic on an economic rebound. They expect new business opportunities for different types of companies and, by 2017, some experts predict a growth of nearly 8.5% in imports. That is over 8 million tons of more cargo.

The Argentine supply chain sector is working on “putting the Wheel back in motion” in the economic to export and win over new markets.

It looks that there are  exciting signals for new investment in Argentina, such as a new Center for Freight Transfer in Buenos Aires, an investment of over 45 million dollars, expected to house 120 different companies.

Argentine president Mauricio Macri claims this is a “world-class logistics center,” as this kind of distribution and logistics business unit is available only in very few cities in the globe. He says it will improve traffic, reduce pollution and increase security in the capital.

“With better transport, people get products at a lower cost.”

Mauricio Macri

The chief of state said that this center could manage the distribution of over 3,500 trucks a day, reducing heavy freight traffic inside the city. 

Is it necessary to optimize urban deliveries in Buenos Aires?

Definitely. The city is a case study where delivery routes and last mile logistics must significantly improve with the notable rise regarding truck load capacity.

As it happens in other Latin American countries such as Brazil and Chile, the concentration of housing, trade and office space is causing a collapse of vehicles and transport deliveries, “causing endless incoming and outgoing traffic jams every day in main cities,” Argentine expert and academic  Jorge Tesler tells  Logistec .

Tesler estimates that the federal district in Buenos Aires:

  • Receives over 1.5 million vehicles every day.
  • Has a population density of 15,000 inhabitants per square kilometer.
  • Is among the 10 most densely populated cities in the world.

In this context, Logisti-K is key to meet people and talk about route optimization, fleet monitoring and transportation metrics.

That is why we are showcasing some of our features, such as:

  • Route Optimization
  • Real-time fleet tracking.
  • Alerts for vehicles off track.
  • Proof of delivery.
  • Reports for the daily operations of companies

     

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Francisca is the Business Development Director of Drivin, a SaaS transportation management solution that generates an optimized delivery plan, improves customer service, and reduces transportation costs by up to 30% from day one.