Air Cargo Management

Avianca Cargo adds fifth Brazilian destination

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Avianca Cargo is strengthening its presence in Brazil with the inauguration of a weekly connection from Miami to Vitória.

The new route, Miami (MIA)–Campinas (VCP)–Vitória (VIX),  started on August 8 and joins the cargo airline’s existing connections in the Brazilian cities of São Paulo, Campinas, Manaus, and Curitiba.

The connection to VIX enables Avianca Cargo to increase its capacity for importing technological products and high-value goods, primarily, as well as enhancing the export of perishable goods, all in a more efficient and sustainable manner, thanks to its A330F fleet.

Logistics provider, Rhenus Logistics, is among the first to embark on this route importing high-tech goods for one of its largest clients to Vitória.

Diogo Elias, vice president of corporate development at Avianca Cargo, said: “Brazil is one of our most significant markets for import and export. At Avianca Cargo, we are in constant search of new opportunities to offer our clients.

“This is why, with the inauguration of our fifth destination in this country, we will continue to provide them with more alternatives, consistently and with the highest quality standards.”

Avianca Cargo’s Miami station is certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) under the CEIV Lithium Batteries seal.

Robert Villanueva, air gateway supervisor of Rhenus Logistics Americas, said: “Through a strong collaborative effort with Avianca Cargo, we are proud to shake the market in Vitória. Transporting cargo swiftly and efficiently from Miami to VIX enables us to deliver our services to one of our biggest high-tech clients in the region.

“Our commitment to this specific route reflects our dedication to Brazil, one of our largest markets in support of our Miami Gateway, guaranteeing allocated space with Avianca Cargo to further strengthen and increase the air cargo landscape in the area.”

Luiz A. Beraldo, director of perishable air product Brazil at CEVA Logistics, said: “In the launch of this route, alongside CEVA Logistics, Avianca Cargo will export perishable products such as fruits and fish from Vitória to the US and Europe.

“This new operation signifies a substantial reduction in transit time as there will no longer be a need for a land connection to Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo.”

Ricardo Gesse, chief executive of Zurich Airport Brazil, said: “The arrival of Avianca Cargo into Vitória Airport further underscores the immense potential of Espírito Santo within the logistics sector.

“This new operation brings us great satisfaction and undoubtedly aids the city’s advancement, aligning with our company’s mission.”

Avianca Cargo states that it will persist in expanding its presence in Brazil with forthcoming announcements of additional available destinations to and from the South American nation.

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From L-R: Bruna Ventura, managing director of Rhenus Logistics; Bruno Rodrigues Marquez, airport manager of Zurich Airport Brazil; Diogo Elias, vice president of corporate development at Avianca Cargo; and Davi Piza, logistics business manager at Zurich Airport Brazil.

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