Cabotage is coastal shipping between ports in the same country. The term derives from the surname of Sebastian Cabot, a 16th century Venetian navigator, who explored the Rio de la Plata in search of the mythical Sierra de la Plata.
Aliança has focused on and invested heavily in this mode, since it is Brazil’s leading cabotage operator and a pioneer in winning back container handling between Brazilian ports. As well as cabotage on the coast of Brazil, Aliança also operates in the main ports of Mercosur. The company currently has 11 vessels working in this mode, with extensive coverage in 15 ports from Buenos Aires to Manaus, and a total of 104 monthly stopovers.
One of the main advantages of cabotage is the low emissions of pollutants and number of accidents. The cost savings in comparison to road transportation vary from 10% to 15%, and in addition, cabotage brings together speed and economy through multimodal operations planning (use of two or more modes). You will reach the eCommerce Cabotage here