LOGISTICS EFFICIENCY: FRIBOI SETS NEW RECORD FOR FROZEN BEEF SHIPPED BY RAIL IN MAY
In May, the business unit increased beef container shipping to ports in Cambé and Rondonópolis by 80%;
The Company plans to increase rail shipments 40% compared with 2018.
Last May, Friboi, JBS’s beef unit, set a new export logistics record for frozen beef shipped by rail. The number of containers shipped rose 80% to ports in Cambé (in the state of Paraná) and Rondonópolis (in the state of Mato Grosso) compared with May last year. So far this year, container shipping is up 50% compared with the same period in 2018.
Rail has become a financially viable alternative and is also more sustainable, as it emits fewer pollutants. Friboi has tailored its operations throughout the past year and rail shipping is now part of its export feasibility strategy, accounting for over 30% of international shipments.
The Friboi logistics department is also implementing several initiatives to increase its competitiveness on new and existing markets using alternative logistics, such as rail. This year, the Company plans to increase rail shipments 40% compared with 2018.
Between January 2018 and May 2019, the decision to use rail has, on its own, helped Friboi cut CO2e emissions by 9.4 thousand tons. These emissions are equivalent to 1,652 trips around the world by car or 5,092 cars on the road for a year.