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Billions invested in Rio de Janeiro ahead of Olympics, World Cup

By Hpanchal on August 16, 2013

With the opening of its newest office in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Dachser is anticipating the Brazilian market to grow.

The Brazilian market is experiencing a time of visibility, which has been enhanced by the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

The state of Rio de Janeiro has received investments that will reach 77 billion euros (US$102 billion) by the end of 2013. While a significant part of this is for the oil and gas sector, the economy has been diversifying with growth in the pharmaceutical and auto industries.

Rio de Janeiro is located next to the Ports of Itaguaí and Rio de Janeiro and to points of entry and exit for imported and exported products. Rio de Janeiro is also home to Galeão International Airport, the fourth largest logistics terminal in the country in terms of air cargo volume.

"We will begin our activities here with a knowledgeable team focused on customs clearance, which requires cooperation with the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency. The pharmaceutical and hospital sectors have been the first to benefit from this new branch. Their contracts were signed right when our activities began," Leonardo Gazen, the branch manager for the new Rio de Janeiro office, said.

Dachser’s newest office is its 12th one in Brazil.

The state of Rio de Janeiro possesses 85 percent of Brazil's oil reserves. The state is also on its way to becoming the second largest automobile center in the country.

Though many have considered the millions of tourists that will visit Brazil due to the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, little has been done regarding the increased cargo the country will receive. Raw materials, equipment, machines, hotels and a variety of products, energy sources and food products will be necessary for the events.

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