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LATAM Cargo starts Chicago-Campinas service


LATAM Cargo, a major player in the Latin American air freight sector, has added a new service to its network that links Chicago to Campinas in Brazil and offers transit times of 17 hours and onwards connections to Buenos Aires in Argentina and Santiago, Chile.
With two weekly frequencies, the Chicago-Campinas route will have the capacity to carry 100 tonnes of freight per week. The service is mainly intended for the aquaculture industry, particularly salmon, as it will expedite service by cutting down transit times, improve temperature control and reduce cargo exposure, reported Mumbai's Stat Trade Times.
"The Chicago-Campinas route will allow us to provide premium cargo service to customers of the US midwest by cutting transit time between both cities from more than two days to less than 17 hours. Also, due to Chicago's strategic location, we will provide great connectivity with Asia," said North America, Europe and Asia commercial director Gabriel Oliva.
The new route comes as demand for air lift of pharmaceutical products has risen by 52 per cent growth over the past three years.
"Transporting delicate cargo, as is the case of pharmaceuticals, requires special attention. For this reason, and in an effort to protect quality, we have access to temperature-controlled storage facilities that may be expanded if needed," Ms Oliva was quoted as saying. At present the 5,000-square-metre facilities will offer two temperature ranges.
The carrier already operates air cargo services to 30 destinations using Boeing 767-300 freighters that have a carrying capacity of 50 tonnes. Aside from Chicago, the airline flies to six other US cities: Miami, Orlando, New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Huntsville. Currently, it operates 34 US-Latin America routes and its entire cargo network covers 140 destinations worldwide.

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