Scambo, Fleet LatAm talk logistics sustainability in Brazil
Approximately 50 University professors, government officials and business executives - including Fleet LatAm representatives – met at Brazilian business university Insper in early March in the city of São Paulo to develop best practices for logistics sustainability and last-mile mobility in the country.
With discussions led by local consultancy firm Scambo founder Paulo Oliveira and managing partner Marcos Alberici de Mello, one of the topics deliberated at the workshop addressed “green” urban mobility modes that are innovative as well as sustainable. Among the alternatives brought to the table were electric vehicles, drones, tuk-tuks, and cargo bikes.
Event attendees met in six strategic groups to discuss a variety of topics (source: Fleet LatAm)
Also discussed was the need for real-time data collection, including road accident history and trip time management, as well as public policy and governance such as the establishment of zero emission zones and traffic congestion control (e.g. exclusive lanes for delivery vehicles and circulation restrictions for particular types of vehicles).
The possibility of medium and long-term financing to help fund projects were also covered, with the mention of institutions such as Volvo research and education foundations VREF for transportation, environment and energy projects, MIT Global Scale Network (innovation), BuyZET (zero emission urban delivery) and EcoMobility (sustainable mobility).
Among those attending on behalf of Fleet LatAm were Gustavo Cipriano (fleet sales manager for local rent-a-car and leasing company Localiza Fleet Solutions), Ricardo de Bolle (global development director for the Latam region for multinational vehicle leasing firm Arval), and Daniel Bland (Fleet LatAm editor), the latter two being Fleet LatAm advisory board members.
Besides Insper, Scambo was supported by Brazil’s sustainable transport institute IBTS and the country’s national council for scientific and technological development CNPq.
To further the discussions, assure more pilot-projects and to prepare for the implementation of proven and successful mobility and logistics initiatives, more workshops are planned this year. This is the first test-run between Scambo and Fleet LatAm for upcoming collaborations.
Daniel Bland (center) with Paulo Oliveira and Marcos Alberici de Mello of Scambo (source: Fleet LatAm)