People of the industry: Murilo Caldana, FOX Brasil | Project Logistics
Project logistics is a dynamic industry, and often it is said that no project is ever the same. There is a certain level of passion needed to thrive in the environment, and Murilo Caldana is a person who has that passion. Project director and shareholder at FOX Brasil | Project Logistics, Caldana is also President and Business Development Officer at the non-profit organisation, The Heavy Lift Group.
This brings a number of responsibilities to Caldana’s table, such as making sure that FOX Brasil Project Logistics business is running smoothly by developing business plans, designing strategy and developing partnerships both within the country and internationally.
Caldana is also fostering cooperation between members of The Heavy Lift Group, an international group of specialised heavy transport companies. An average day includes a lot of talks with customers, designing technical proposals and aligning strategies with current developments.
How did it start?
Caldana joined the scope of project cargo and project logistics in 1998 when he joined a trainee program at Robert Bosch, dealing with machinery and production line import. In June 1999 he joined the ranks of WABCO Brasil serving as Import and Export Analyst and Supply Chain Planner before moving to Dachser where he held a number of positions. His journey with FOX Brasil | project Logistics started in 2012, and he became President of The Heavy Lift Group in May 2019.
Looking back through his career, Caldana highlighted the influence of Juliano Graff, who projected his international career starting in Germany. One of the perks of the job has been the opportunity to travel to various destinations and learning a number of foreign languages. “I speak four languages fluently and am learning two new currently,” he said.
Caldana is aiming to expand the activities of FOX Brasil | Project Logistics. “Brazil is a continental country. Almost the size of Europe. We already cover the whole country, but we want to be even more active in the whole area,” Caldana told Project Cargo Journal.
More specifically, Caldana would also like to bring more effort into the industry in a form of projects that do not harm the environment.
He is also keen on providing the youth with better training and more practice in the industry. He noted that it is important to better involve the younger generations in projects and their goals. “Not focus on the shipments themselves, but the benefits those projects will bring for their and next generations lives,” stressed Caldana.
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