America Latina Logistica
America Latina Logistica S.A. (ALL) is a Brazilian holding company that operates railway lines in Argentina and Brazil and provides transportation services such as logistics, intermodal transport, port operations, movement and storage of merchandise, administration of storage facilities and general storage. It is also involved in lease of railroad equipment to third parties, and offers road transport services in Brazil through America Latina Logistica Intermodal S.A.
The company was founded as Ferrovia Sul Atlantico in 1997 and is headquartered in Curitiba, Parana state. Pursuant to a privatization process it began operating lines in Parana, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul. It began operations in Sao Paulo state in 1998, and later (2001) acquired Delara Ltda, a Brazilian logistics company also operating in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Operations were extended to Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul through acquisition in 2006.
The company assumed its current name after acquisition of its Argentine railway interests in 1999. There it partners with Railroad Development Corporation and the Argentine government in the operation of two freight services:
ALL Mesopotamica, a standard gauge network built by the British-owned Entre Rios and East Argentine Railway companies which extends north from the city of Buenos Aires into the provinces of Entre Rios, Corrientes and Misiones. After railway nationalisation in 1948 these lines became part of the state-owned Ferrocarril General Urquiza until were privatised under the name Ferrocarril Mesopotamica - General Urquiza S.A, on 22 October 1993. After acquisition by ALL in 1999, the 2,240km network operates under the commercial name ALL Mesopotamica. There are connections with the standard gauge rail networks in Paraguay and Uruguay and with the metre gauge network in Brazil.
ALL Central, a broad gauge network built by the British-owned Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway which extends westwards from the city of Buenos Aires into the western provinces of Mendoza and San Juan. After railway nationalisation in 1948 these lines became part of the state-owned Ferrocarril General San Martin until were privatised under the name Ferrocarril Buenos Aires al Pacifico - San Martin S.A. on 26 August 1993. After acquisition by ALL in 1999, the network operates under the commercial name ALL Central.
Transportation in Brazil
Transportation in Argentina
Railroad Development Corporation
ALL official website
Argentine government website
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