LATAM Cargo and MVD Free Airport inaugurate new BRU pharma route

LATAM Cargo and MVD Free Airport have inaugurated a new route that connects Brussels Airport with Montevideo Airport directly and on a weekly basis starting September 2018.

Designed to meet the growing needs of the pharmaceutical industry, the route counts with CEIV Pharma certified gateways and airline with goods being transported in a Boeing 767-300 Freighter.

This provides an overall service level up to the global standards of the pharma industry and the possibility for global shippers to enter the region via Uruguay with its proven benefits in terms of simplicity, efficiency and reduction of overall lead times and costs.

This new frequency complements the existing frequencies from Europe adding a highly competitive and pharma-focused outbound gateway as is Brussels, and augmenting MVD Free Airport’s positioning as the most competitive location for regional distribution in South America.

MVD Free Airport managing director, Bruno Guella said: “MVD Free Airport counts today with a service level that is safe, reliable and pharma certified. We celebrate LATAM jumping on board in this project, consolidating the airport’s positioning in regional distribution, and providing a necessary augmented capacity for cargo arriving to Uruguay for a subsequent customized, multimodal last-mile to the different markets in the region.”

LATAM Cargo general manager, Jorge Baccino  highlighted the joint effort put forth by MVD Free Airport, the Carrasco International Airport, Brussels Airport and Pharma Aero, and the benefits that this inauguration brings forth.

He said: “As leaders in airfreight transportation we have the responsibility to continue connecting the region with the world, and this new route is clear evidence of our commitment to Latin America.”

The operation will count with 50 tonne of capacity. He added: “This route becomes LATAM Cargo’s third to Montevideo” while he expressed satisfaction for LATAM Cargo being “the first airline in America to obtain the CEIV Pharma certification granted by IATA.”

With this initiative, MVD Free Airport said it becomes once again a “protagonist in a new milestone in terms of connectivity and regional distribution with an additional component to its value proposition”.

Distinguished for being the only airport free zone in Latin America and counting with multi-modal transport capabilities, it is currently providing distribution services in the most distinct industries such as textile, high-tech, computer components and spare parts, being the pharmaceutical industry one of the most important.