Cabotage is navigation between ports along the coastline or waterways of a single nation , which distinguishes it from overseas travel between port in different countries. The term cabotage is derived from the surname of the 16th century Venetian navigator, Sebastian Cabot.
Aliança offers integrated cabotage services encompassing the Mercosul trade bloc from Amazônia to Patagônia with full service multimodal port-to-port logistics. Aliança aggregates the best of each mode— maritime, railway, roadway and fluvial—all to maximize cargo safety and integrity with sustainability, reliability and competitive tran sit times .
The trademark "BR Maritima" that Aliança has registered for its Cabotage activities aptly expresses the concept that drives the product. In a country like Brazil with over 7,400 kilometers of coastline and 80% of the population living within 200 kilometers of the coast, it is simply the most viable and environmentally friendly alternative over long distances . An authentic port-to-port transport service, it brings agility and economy together through careful planning of land operations (rail and roadway) and prioritizing maritime transport.