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Amazon Is Working on Brazil Logistics Pilot Project

  • Deal with CargoX aims to use technology to speed up deliveries
  • The Uber-like truck service links truckers and companies
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Amazon.com Inc. is working on a pilot logistics project in Brazil with Goldman Sachs-backed CargoX, a person familiar said.

The e-commerce giant is partnering with the trucking start-up to use bulletproof trucks for the delivery of high-value goods, including electronics. Because the heavy-duty trucks are slower and tend to reduce the pace of deliveries, predictive data and other technology will be used to speed things up, the person said, asking not to be named because the talks are private. Amazon said in an email it doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation. CargoX declined to comment.