Brazil’s Azul Cargo receives first of two converted freighters

In yet another sign of Brazil’s economic recovery, Azul Cargo Express received the first of two recently converted 737-400F freighters to help support the carrier’s rapidly growing cargo division, which has already seen traffic rise by 61 percent since the start of 2018. Much of the air cargo demand has been fueled by increased industrial […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 13, 2018

Changes in Latitude: Latin America’s economy reverses years of cargo stagnation

Ten pallets of papayas are sitting in an industrial-sized refrigerator in one of the cool-chain facilities at Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG), awaiting the green light from customs to be loaded onto the belly of a Los Angeles-bound widebody. Upon arrival in LAX, the prized fruits will be offloaded and transferred to another aircraft, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 5, 2018

Could Amazon be headed… to the Amazon?

For many years, the country of Brazil has been a conundrum. With more than 200 million people, this South American country has been blessed with enormous natural resources and the 8th-largest gross domestic product in the world (nearly US$3.4 trillion), yet has been rocked by continuous political scandals, military coups and corruption that have prevented […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 20, 2018

Turkish adds freighter capacity into Brazil, France

Bolstering its reputation as one of the fastest-growing airfreight operations in the world, Turkish Cargo launched scheduled freighter flights to Paris yesterday, and will launch a scheduled cargo route to São Paulo on June 25. Calling São Paolo, “one of the largest industrial and trade centers in South America,” Turkish plans to connect rising Brazil […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 22, 2017

DHL ramps up investment in Brazil’s logistics sector

On the same day that DHL announced that it will begin managing in-plant logistics for Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, Brazil, the integrator’s supply chain arm, DHL Supply Chain, also said it will acquire control of the Brazilian road carrier Polar Transportes, a transport service provider for the life sciences and healthcare industry. […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 18, 2017

CEVA expands partnership with Mercedes-Benz in Brazil

CEVA Logistics has renewed its existing business partnership and extended elements of its contract with German auto manufacturer Mercedes-Benz in Brazil. Under the renewed contract, in-house logistics services at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, will be renewed for an additional three years. This contract encompasses materials handling, line feeding and external […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 10, 2017

Brazil’s economic crisis keeps LATAM Cargo in the weeds

LATAM Airlines’ cargo business, along with the regional economy, got pounded in 2016, and the latest January numbers suggest that the beleaguered Santiago-based carrier isn’t out of the woods yet, despite a 1.9-percentage-point increase in its cargo load factor. According to the carrier’s monthly report, out yesterday, revenue tonne kilometers fell 2.4 percent, year-over-year, to […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 9, 2017

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