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TAM opens new cargo terminal in Brazil

By control on November 15, 2013

TAM Cargo, the cargo unit of LATAM Airlines Group in Brazil, announced the start of operations at its new cargo terminal.

With 13,000 square meters (140,000 square feet), it is the company’s largest cargo terminal in Brazil.

Manaus, capital of Amazonas state, is one of the country’s most important production centers for a wide array of industries.

In August, the Manaus Industrial Complex recorded a revenue increase year-to-date of 10 percent from the same eight-month period in 2012, according to the Manaus Duty Free Zone Superintendence.

Pablo Navarrete, executive director at TAM Cargo, said the new domestic terminal is part of LATAM Airlines Group’s US$20-million (14.8-million-euro) investment in the infrastructure of its terminals throughout Brazil. It will streamline cargo transported on passenger and freighter aircraft.

“This month marks a historic achievement for us,” Navarrete said. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to improving our infrastructure in Brazil and to delivering excellent service to our clients.”

The structure has 2,600 stocking positions, a cold room for perishables and parking spaces for 70 small, medium and large vehicles. TAM Cargo’s terminal has 14 docks and six positions distributed on two ramps.