DHL Express launches express Mexico-U.S. flights for pharma

DHL Express has launched multiple expedited Mexico-U.S. flights – serving Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey to “most U.S. destinations” – addressing a demand for transportation of pharmaceuticals and biomedical shipments to Central and South America. The logistics giant’s DHL Worldwide Medical Express (WMX) service, launched in 2014, offers dry ice supplies and temperature-controlled packaging fulfillment […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • 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

LATAM Cargo begins end-to-end digitalization of its systems

Today, LATAM Cargo launched a project to replace its current cargo management systems that will enable customers to manage end-to-end processes, including tracking, booking, claims and rates through a digital portal. The Chilean carrier has employed Indian IT company Wipro to implement its existing operations management software, CROAMIS – a process that will be completed […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 14, 2018

Panalpina acquires Argentine logistics network for perishables

Yesterday, Swiss forwarder Panalpina released news of a new deal to acquire Argentine logistics company Newport Cargo S.A. in a move that will bolster its orientation toward the growing Latin American perishables market. Newport Cargo handles 24,000 tonnes of freight exports per year, consisting mainly of U.S.-bound fish and berries. Following the merger, the cargo […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 14, 2018

DHL acquires Colombian warehousing company, expands Latin American presence

Today, DHL Supply Chain acquired Colombian company Suppla Group, a provider of warehousing and packaging for life-sciences, healthcare and retail products, with locations in 25 Colombian cities. “The expansion into the developing Andean region in South America, specifically in Colombia, is key to achieve our Strategy 2020 targets and allows us to unlock further growth […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 22, 2018

DSV opens new office in Panama’s ‘free-trade zone’

Citing a new surge of growth in air cargo demand across the Latin American and Caribbean regions, Danish supply chain company DSV Sea & Air open the doors today at new office location in Panama City, Panama, a key transit hub well known for its free-trade zones. Located near the strategically Panama Canal, the new […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 16, 2018

ALTA’s 2017 Latin American airfreight numbers still in red, despite October uptick

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association’s (ALTA) October airfreight traffic to/from the region ticked up 2 percent year-over-year, but with year-to-date volumes still down by 0.7 percent, it remains to be seen if the year’s net will make it out of the red. The largest share of that cargo – just under 50 […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 11, 2017

More dismal numbers from LATAM Cargo as RTKs slide

If there’s a “Latin America turnaround” happening, it sure didn’t manifest itself in LATAM Cargo’s books in the month of October, as the struggling cargo operator’s revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) fell 2.9 percent, dragging the year-to-date total down to 1.5 percent. LATAM Cargo is also cutting capacity, with year-over-year available tonne kilometers down 3.9 percent […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 13, 2017

Blown Away: Reconnecting broken supply chains

On a Tuesday in Mexico City, employees at DSV Air & Sea, S.A. de C.V. were in the middle of a normal workday in the head office when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck, killing more than 350 people. “People were scared, running in the street,” said Torge Koehnke, vice president for Latin America with DSV Air […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 6, 2017

Five months and counting: Is LATAM Cargo out of the woods?

LATAM Cargo has extended its winning streak to five months, posting a 2.3 percent increase in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), year-over-year, to 285 million in the month of September. But with the year-to-date average still down 1.3 percent overall, LATAM Cargo’s ledgers still carry the weight of years of regional downturn. September also saw LATAM […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 11, 2017

LATAM Cargo charts second month of growth, following dismal start to 2017

LATAM Airlines Cargo still can’t seem to catch a break, even when the news is good. Cargo volumes at the Chilean carrier moved up in the month of June, registering a 2.7 percent year-over-year increase after years of mostly poor results. But last month’s showing wasn’t enough to offset year-to-date declines in volumes of 3.7 […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 10, 2017

The DFW Difference: How the Texas hub became a gateway to Latin America

John Ackerman was reviewing the freight numbers prior to an airport board meeting, but something about the numbers looked fishy. “The increase in cargo volumes was just too high,” recalled Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)’s executive vice president for global strategy and development. But after the number crunchers had revisited the data, they confirmed that […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 3, 2017

UPS opens 76,000-square-foot healthcare-logistics facility near Bogota, Colombia

UPS opened a 76,000-square-foot healthcare-dedicated facility near Bogota, Colombia, as the U.S.-based integrator ramps up investment in healthcare logistics in Latin America. The multi-client facility features temperature-sensitive storage and technology that Francisco Ricaurte, UPS Colombia country manager said would, “lower costs, streamline inventory and meet increasing demands across Latin America and the world.” The facility […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 6, 2017
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