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

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

RIOgaleão Cargo to attain CEIV certification

Rio de Janeiro International Airport’s RIOgaleão Cargo will become the first logistics terminal in Latin America to achieve IATA’s CEIV Pharma certificate, for establishing best practices in the transport and storage of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. The airport will use the global program for training which includes technical audits. The program teaches best practices and operational […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 4, 2015