Emirates flies record volumes of vaccine to Brazil amid health crisis

Early yesterday morning, an Emirates SkyCargo 777F arrived at Belo Horizonte Airport (BHZ) in Brazil with more than 25 tonnes – or 1.8 million doses – of vaccines flown in from Milan. The occasion marks both the largest shipment of vaccines the carrier has ever moved in a single flight and the largest reception of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 15, 2018

American Airlines has record-breaking Q2, but proceeds with caution

The cargo arm of the traditionally passenger-focused American Airlines increased its second quarter freight volume by 10 percent to 158,757 tonnes compared to the same period last year, according to its recent quarterly statement. The airline said this marks its best June performance in more than 10 years, standing out among many carriers that saw […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 9, 2018

Cargo Chat: Azul’s Frota on Brazilian carrier’s ‘box-retail’ strategy

As the demand for north-south e-commerce in the Americas heats up with the recent recovery of the Brazilian economy, Azul Cargo Express, the cargo division of carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, has begun utilizing the belly capacity on Azul’s 800 daily flights to 103 airports in the Americas to deliver small parcels. In May, the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 9, 2018

Brazil’s Rio Galeão Airport sees major growth in first half of 2018

Brazilian hub Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG) has reported a 41 percent increase in its cargo handle to 46,500 tonnes for the first half of 2018, compared to the same period last year, as economies in Latin America begin to show signs of resuscitating following a long period of economic slump. The total weight […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 23, 2018

Demonstrations in Brazil, Canada, Italy could mean logistics delays

Concurrent labor actions and protests from various logistics sectors’ unions could potentially send ripples through the supply chain in coming weeks, as the trucking strike continues in Brazil, and Canadian Pacific Railways and FedEx experience their own protests from employees. While Brazil’s economy has shown signs of picking up in the first quarter of 2018, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 30, 2018

LATAM ends streak of 19 consecutive quarterly revenue losses with Q3 spike

The good news is finally in for LATAM Cargo, which overturned a spate of poor quarterly performance to post cargo revenues up 2.5 percent to US$272.2 million for the third quarter – the first year-on-year quarterly increase since Q2 2013. Cargo traffic, measured in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), grew 3.5 percent over the quarter. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 16, 2017

Bravo Industries to purchase ten LM-100J freighters [VIDEO]

Bravo Industries said it will purchase ten LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter aircraft from Lockheed Martin. The Brazil-focused logistics and defense group made the announcement at this week’s Farnborough Air Show in the U.K. The freighters will be used for air cargo operations in Brazil by Bravo’s Logística division, which consists of Bravo Cargas and […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 13, 2016

Korean Air suspends São Paulo route, slows Jakarta frequencies

Korean Air announced that they are suspending its thrice weekly service between Seoul Incheon and São Paulo Guarulhos, via Los Angeles International, effective Sept. 26, citing low passenger demand. The cancellations will only go into effect after the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The suspension is in response to a dramatic drop in revenues as […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 23, 2016

Delta Cargo enhances pharma handling at Rio de Janiero

Rio de Janiero is now a Delta Cargo Variation Pharma 4 station, making it the first in Latin America. Effective June 13, the Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (GIG) became one of only 49 airports around the world certified to handle Variation Pharma products, and one of a select 16 that can handle pharmaceuticals […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2016

Beleaguered LATAM Cargo posts disappointing May numbers

LATAM Cargo’s May airfreight numbers reveal more disappointing news for the struggling South American carrier. Revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) were down 11.9 percent, year-over-year, from 303 million in May 2015 to 267 million last month. Available tonne kilometers (ATKs) fell 6.7 percent, y-o-y, from 591 million in May 2015 to 552 million in 2016, but […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 9, 2016

CEVA streamlines customs clearance process in Brazil

Netherlands-based CEVA Logistics has unveiled a new strategy to expedite customs clearance for the imports and exports it moves through Brazil, and it’s simple – handle customs locally. Every month CEVA carries out roughly 3,000 customs clearance processes in Brazil, 800 of which move through São Paulo’s Viracopos Airport. CEVA said that by relying on […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 19, 2016

Brazil rejects UPS appeal to FedEx/TNT deal

A last-minute attempt to derail the planned FedEx/TNT Express merger was thwarted today by Brazilian regulators, when they rejected an appeal by rival UPS, which had objected to the deal on antitrust grounds. The Brazilian regulatory agency, known as Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE), said it will uphold its “unconditional approval of FedEx’s intended […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 30, 2016

LATAM Cargo continues to struggle

As the LATAM Airlines Group struggles with the poor economy in Brazil, the carrier reported a decrease of 26.8 percent in cargo revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015, due to a 13.4 percent decline in cargo traffic, and a 15. 4 percent decline in cargo yields, compared to Q4 2014. Additionally, a strike by […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 10, 2016

FedEx-TNT deal gets pushback from UPS in Brazil

Just over two weeks since Brazil’s antitrust agency, CADE (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica) approved of the planned FedEx takeover of TNT, an appeal has been filed by competitor, UPS.  This could muddy the waters on the US$4.8 billion deal, which so far has been moving forward without objection. FedEx and TNT said, jointly, that […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 19, 2016
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