Logistics: Car carriers’ load volume is increased

Through R118/2019 that raises the car carrier’s height from 4.30 to 4.70 mts, operating costs are reduced.

The greatest efficiency as regards logistics is one of the main pillars to achieve an improvement in the automotive sector’s competitiveness. Within the framework of the efforts that ADEFA has been making, the Ministry of Transport resolved to raise the freight vehicles’ height for the transportation of other vehicles (Car Carriers) from 4.30 to 4.70 meters.

Resolution 118/2019 published in the Official Gazette, is part of the joint work that is being carried out together with the Ministry of Transport, Production and its dependencies and it will allow to increase the vehicles’ load volume, transporting from 6/7 light utility vehicles to 8/9 units. This means saving in the cost for this stage of transport between 12% and 20% approximately and it matches the Argentine regulations to those of Brazil, main trade partner.

The objective of measures such as these which allow us to adapt to international standards and systems, is to make the area of logistics, which has an approximately 5% impact on a vehicle production cost, more efficient.

Example of this are the measures implemented so far:  

  • Elimination of the Protected Argentine Transport (TAP)
  • New Certificate Port Support Zone (ZAP),
  • Tariff Bonus of US$ 29 in the handling of containers of 40 feet or greater size, with export destination.
  • Elimination of Tariff (T2) "Forced".
  • The "Container Sweeping and Washing" service fee was replaced by "Container Inspection and Cleaning Assurance". This measure reduced the cost of that service from US$ 88 to US$ 30 per container full of import.
  • The free circulation of B-trains of up to 25.49 mts. was approved.
  • It was approved the corridor circulation for B-trains of up to 30.24 mts. and others with a road expert opinion from 30.25 mts.
  • Previous expert reports to the nationalization of vehicles were removed.
  • The automotive sector was the first to join the AEO Pilot Plan (Authorized Economic Operator)
  • Packaging Simplification. 

In this regard, the President of ADEFA, Luis Fernando Peláez Gamboa, noted that "We must continue working together on the implementation of measures like these that impact on the automotive sector, allowing to reduce times and costs adapting to international standards, being more efficient".  Example of this commitment and work, the digital manifesto which reduces times and optimizes the intervention of third bodies will soon be implemented in the air port.

These developments are in tune with the propositions made in the automotive sector, committed to strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of this industry of marked export profile.  

Press 03/01/19.-

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