Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Qatar Airways Cargo to add South American flights

Qatar Airways Cargo will expand South American services with new flights to Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia from 16 January. The flights will use Boeing 777 freighters, with twice-weekly services Bogota from Doha operating via Luxembourg and Miami, with the return operating via Liege. Twice-weekly flights to Campinas from Doha will go via Luxembourg, returning […]

AFKLMP’s FlowerWatch certificate comes to Bogota

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) has achieved FlowerWatch approval in Bogota, Colombia to improve quality and vase-life of flowers. After launching the first FlowerWatch certification in Kenya in June 2019, AFLKMP has extended the programme, which features a unique degree-hour controlled shipping method designed specifically for flowers, to other markets. Eric Mauroux, global head […]

FedEx acquires Latin America perishable specialist

FedEx and BigCommerce join forces

FedEx has strengthened its presence in Latin America’s freight forwarding and customs brokerage sectors with the acquisition of Cargex. Bogota, Colombia-headquartered Cargex has over 25 years of experience focus on export management of perishable goods, and affiliate Agencias de Aduanas Aduanamos, which specialises in customs brokerage. The acquisition is expected to close later this year […]

HAE Group is looking for continued growth

Having entered the Latin American market eight years ago, HAE Group is looking at regional acquisitions to continue to grow, Americas president Ian Hutchinson tells Air Cargo Week. HAE Group entered the region in 2011 with an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil followed by Santiago, Chile in 2012. Offices in Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia […]

LATAM Cargo ups flights from Colombia and Peru

LATAM Cargo will strengthen its position in Colombia and Peru with extra freighter flights to the US and upgrading passenger flights to Spain. LATAM Cargo Colombia plans to add 12 frequencies between Bogota and Miami, with imports into Colombia increasing with eight freighter flights a week between Miami and Bogota. The expansion of Colombian services […]

Panalpina acquires Colombian perishable specialist

Panalpina has extended its Perishables Network in South America through the acquisition of Colombian company CargoMaster and its Ecuadorian subsidiary, Laseair. CargoMaster is one of Latin America’s largest companies specialising in the airfreight export of perishables, primarily sending flowers to the US but also to Europe and Asia. It was founded in 1987 and employs […]

LATAM Cargo flies 9,000 tonnes of flowers for Valentine’s Day

LATAM Cargo has carried more than 9,000 tonnes of flowers in time for Valentine’s Day, flying to the US, Netherlands and China and other destinations. During the four weeks preceding Valentine’s Day, LATAM Cargo transported flowers from Bogota and Medellin in Colombia and from Quito in Ecuador to markets in North America, Europe, Asia, South […]

Emirates SkyCargo to add Bogota to network

Emirates SkyCargo will open a new trade lane to South America with weekly freighter services to Bogota, Colombia from 16 January. The Colombian capital will become Emirates SkyCargo’s sixth South American cargo destination, and third served by freighter aircraft. Flight EK9930 will arrive in Bogota at 22.00h local time on Wednesday and depart from the […]

LATAM Cargo connects Bogota with Huntsville

LATAM Cargo has connected Bogota, Colombia with Huntsville, Alabama in response to Panalpina’s desire to cut down travel time between South and North America. The weekly service started on 2 December, taking approximately four and a half hours and providing 50 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight. LATAM Cargo Group chief executive officer, Andres Bianchi […]

Panalpina awarded GDP certification in Bogota

Panalpina Bogota has been certified to WHO Good Distribution Practice (GDP), the company’s 31st location to obtain the standard for distribution of medical products for human use. The unit in Colombia’s capital completed a two-day audit by inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS. Colombia is Latin America’s fourth largest pharmaceutical market after Brazil, Mexico […]

Delta Cargo launches Equation Critical for time critical shipments

Delta Cargo has launched a new GPS enabled service called Equation Critical for international time sensitive shipment. The premium service for shipments that must travel on the next available flight, offer GPS tracking and moves with the highest priority across Delta’s network, allowing customers to know where their shipment is, anywhere in the world in […]

Roses are red, violets are blue, air cargo flies flowers for you

The air cargo industry made sure that lovers around the world had the perfect flower for Valentine’s Day, transporting thousands of tonnes of produce in time for the big day. Cargolux Airlines International added close to 1,200 tonnes of extra capacity to meet the peak demand, adding to the 20 weekly flights out of Nairobi, […]

AFKLMP spreads the love with 3,000t of flowers for Valentine’s Day

Air cargo has helped spread the love for Valentine’s Day with airlines busily flying flowers in time for the big day. Over a two week period, Air France KLM Martinair (AFKLMP) Cargo shipped around 3,000 tonnes of flowers from production and export nations including Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia to Europe. AFKLMP used Boeing 747-400 Freighter […]

TIACA strengthens presence in Latin America with new partnerships

TIACA has strengthened its presence in Latin America by signing memoranda of understanding (MoU) with key organisations and by appointing a sales agent in the region. The MoUs are with Buenos Aires, Argentina-based Americas Alliance (AA), Bogota, Colombia-headquartered Federation of National Associations of Cargo Agents and International Logistical Operators of Latin America and the Caribbean […]

Air Canada Cargo to end freighter partnership with Cargojet

Air Canada Cargo is to end its partnership with Cargojet, cancelling freighter services across Mexico, the USA, South America and Germany. The two airlines started their first flight on 10 June 2016, with flights to Bogota in Colombia and Lima in Peru using a Boeing 767-300 Freighter, providing 52 tonnes of cargo capacity. Services to […]

Pharma standards can help other cool chain sectors

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) is looking to learn from the way pharmaceuticals are now being handled and moved across the air cargo supply chain. Over the last few years, signficant investments have been made by operators whether that is in pharma facilities, or improving processes and standards through CEIV Pharma. As a result traffic has […]

Miami increases links to South America with TACA Peru flights

Miami International Airport has welcomed another new cargo airline, with Trans American Airlines (TACA Peru) launching four weekly freighter flights to five South American cities. The airline, part of Avianca Holdings, will operate four weekly scheduled flights using an Airbus A330-200F between Miami and the South American cities of Lima in Peru, Santiago in Chile, […]

American sees room for more growth at its key US hub

Miami International Airport (MIA) represents a key hub for American Airlines Cargo due to its extensive links into the Americas and perishables unsurprisingly make up much of the cargo volumes. The carrier runs about 340 flights out of MIA on a daily basis to 132 destinations and it is the airline’s largest international gateway. American […]

ECS Group grows its global footprint with Americas moves

French-headquartered general sales and service agent (GSSA) the ECS Group continues to grow its network with the latest expansion being in the Americas. ECS Group chief operating officer, Adrien Thominet (pictured) explains it has been focusing heavily on South America and indeed the Americas in general. “We already had Brazil, and Mexico and have opened […]

1,125 flights services and 127 destinations for AF-KL-MP summer schedule

Air France KLM Martinair (AF-KL-MP) Cargo will launch its summer schedule on 26 March with 1,125 weekly services to 127 destinations on its fleet of 170 passenger aircraft and six freighters. It started thrice-weekly Paris Charles de Gaulle – Accra services on 28 February, using a Boeing 777-200 to connect with the capital of Ghana. […]

DHL gains IATA CEIV in Bogota, 7 US stations to follow by Q2 2017

DHL Global Forwarding is to certify seven of its 11 US stations by the end of the second quarter of 2017 to IATA CEIV Pharma standards following certification in Bogota, Colombia. The air and ocean freight specialist is to certify its Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia and San Juan to International Air Transport […]

AF-KL-MP flies 5,000t of flowers for Valentine’s and Women’s Day

Air France KLM Martinair (AF-KL-MP) Cargo has flown 5,000 tonnes of flowers in five weeks to meet demand for Valentine’s Day and International Women’s Day. The flowers were flown to Europe in February and March from countries including Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia both on freighter aircraft and in the bellyhold of passenger aircraft, offering 17 […]

LATAM Cargo ready for Valentine’s Day with 9,000 tonnes of flowers

LATAM Cargo has transported over 9,000 tonnes of flowers in the run up to Valentine’s Day, representing 21 per cent of the Latin American flower market. Over 140 cargo flights departed from Ecuador and Colombia between 16 January and 7 February, with Bogota – Miami volumes reaching 900 tonnes per week and 1,500 tonnes flew […]

LATAM Airlines to run new belly routes

LATAM Airlines

LATAM Airlines Chile will fly non-stop bellyhold flights between Santiago in Chile and Santa Cruz in Bolivia from 28 March this year. The service will be run three times a week and is the 19th route that the LATAM Airlines Group has launched since January 2016 as part of the continued strengthening of its international network. The group has […]

AMI opens up South America with Miami office

AMI is taking a major step in developing its business in South America with the opening of an office in Miami and establishing a strategic partnership with Brazil-based wholesaler Craft Group. AMI Miami will serve the local airfreight agent community and act as the control centre for transhipments between its US and global networks and […]

Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet launch South American freighter

Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet Airways Ltd have started their first freighter flight to Bogota (Colombia) and Lima (Peru) operated with a Cargojet Boeing 767-300 Freighter aircraft. The new Air Canada Cargo flights will provide 52 tonnes of net cargo capacity and will also include flights to Mexico City, starting this coming weekend. Under the arrangement, […]

Etihad Cargo flies new freighter from Milan to Bogota

Etihad Cargo’s new Boeing 777 Freighter flew for the first time from Milan Malpensa Airport in Italy to Bogota in Colombia on 7 April. The service has been running since November 2014 with a wet-lease B747, and this is the first time Etihad’s own aircraft has operated on the sector. The aircraft can transport over 100 tonnes […]

LATAM signs joint business ventures with American and IAG

LATAM Airlines Group has signed joint business ventures with its oneworld partners, American Airlines and IAG. As a result of the agreement, IAG and American Airlines customers will get access to LATAM’s network of over 100 destinations with more than 1,000 flights a day. LATAM, which consists of LAN and TAM, and its affiliates will […]

AEI commences 737-400 conversion for AerCaribe

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has started modification of a Boeing 737-400 Special Freighter 11 pallet position freighter for Colombia based AerCaribe. The aircraft, built in 1990, is a high gross weight B737-400 and is being converted by Commercial Jet in Miami, Florida. AEI says the conversion will be completed and re-delivered to AerCaribe in early May of 2016. The […]