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Tri-partite effort to secure BRU-MVD GDP-compliant route

Tri-partite effort to secure BRU-MVD GDP-compliant route

LATAM Cargo, MVD Free Airport and Brussels Airport have worked together to launch a GDP-compliant route between the Belgian capital and Montevideo.

Following the need to service the growing needs of a burgeoning regional distribution center for pharmaceutical products in Montevideo, Uruguay, LATAM Cargo is increasing its global reach adding a new destination. The new BRU-MVD route will start in September 2018. It is designed to attend to the demand of global pharmaceutical companies seeking to optimise entry to South America via Uruguay given its benefits in terms of quality, security and the reduction of overall lead times.

“We are very excited about this first step LATAM Cargo is taking, understanding the shipper’s and forwarder’s demands and providing the enhanced connectivity to attend via Uruguay large emerging markets such as Brazil and Argentina,” says LATAM Cargo senior sales manager Germany, Benelux, Switzerland & Austria Jorge Carretero. “We are confident this is only the first step of many and it is a clear symbol of LATAM Cargo’s commitment towards leading the enhancement of pharma distribution in the region.”

MVD Free Airport managing director Bruno Guello says: “The market is increasingly asking for this solution. We are in touch with dozens of shippers that consider MVD Free Airport for their regional distribution given its multimodal capabilities, the possibility to reach large markets quicker and more cost-efficiently as well as to manage their stock more efficiently, performing several late customization activities from a GDP-compliant, state-of-the-art infrastructure. LATAM Cargo has seen the opportunity lying ahead, and now helps to improve the connectivity with Europe, one of the main pharma origin markets.”

Brussels Airport cargo and product development manager and chairman of Pharma.Aero Nathan De Valck, says: “It is very satisfying for Brussels Airport to be the outbound gateway for this initiative, and for Pharma.Aero to have helped in connecting some of the key players in its development.”

LATAM Cargo has scheduled the first flight for the first week of September 2018.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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