Clientes de LAN CARGO participan de Star Awards en Miami - LAN CARGO customers take part in Star Awards in Miami
Over 150 customers in Miami, New York, Houston, Chicago and Atlanta met at Briza on the Bay in Miami to participate in the traditional Star Awards meeting organized by LAN CARGO.
Matías Lagos, VP Commercial North America and Asia; Andres Varela, Senior Sales Manager East Coast; Fernando Garretón, Sales Manager GSA North America, Caribbean and Asia; and Alejandro Inga, Assistant Sales Manager New York, hosted an evening adorned by a spectacular view of the bay and the boat show that could be seen from the place. As the guests arrived, they were greeted with the Star Awards Drink, specially prepared for the occasion.
This is the third year that LAN CARGO centralizes this event in Miami, inviting winning customers from various offices to enjoy an entertaining evening of camaraderie, cocktail and awards, ending with dancing and live music. Guests were served by LAN CARGO executives, who worked as bartenders in each of the bars arranged in the room.
"Star Awards is a tradition for our clients. It is the instance in which we recognize the work done together during the year, sharing some time outside work and serving them in the best way possible. It is important for LAN CARGO to strengthen our relationship with them, rewarding their commitment and the important role they play in our business. This is the third year that is was centralized in Miami and it has been a success, "says Matías Lagos, VP Commercial North America and Asia.
In addition to the Star Awards, clients participated in a drawing by the LAN CARGO Commercial team, with model airplanes and plane tickets to various destinations as prizes.
Star Awards 2013
Like every year, LAN CARGO recognized customers from each office who excelled in various categories. For Miami, the winners and their categories were:
- In Recognition & Appreciation of your Support: Bringer, Panalpina, DHL Global Forwarding, Expeditors, Alexim Trading
- Partnership Award: Freight Logistics, Hecny Transportation
- Superior Contribution on Passenger Flights: DHL Express, Fast Global Logistics
- Outstanding Customer: BDP
- Long Term Loyalty Award: Advance Cargo
In the case of Houston, recognitions were:
- In Recognition & Appreciation of your Support: Panalpina, Expeditors
- Excellent Performance & Support: Crane
The winners from Chicago and their categories were:
- In Recognition & Appreciation of your Support: DHL Global Forwarding, DHL (Indianapolis), Panalpina
- Excellent Performance & Superior Contribution on Passenger Flights: Expeditors
In Atlanta, customers recognized in their respective categories were:
- In Recognition & Appreciation of your Support: DHL Global Forwarding
- Excellent Performance & Superior Contribution on Passenger Flights: Ceva Logistics
Finally, winning customers in New York were:
- In Recognition & Appreciation of your Support: DHL Global Forwarding
- Superior Contribution on Passenger Flights: DSV Air & Sea
- Long Term Loyalty Award: Continental Shipping
LAN CARGO y sus filiales transportan más de 9 mil toneladas de flores para San Valentín
During the Valentine’s Day flower rush, LAN CARGO and its affiliates will transport 32% of flowers exported from Colombia and Ecuador, representing around 9,400 tons.
LAN CARGO and its affiliates will transport more than 15 million bouquets of flowers all over the world during the four week flower rush that leads up to Valentine’s Day - the peak season for flower exports The Company moves 32% and 40% of flowers produced in Colombia and Ecuador respectively at this time of year representing around 9,400 tons.
Between January 20 and February 9, around 200 LAN CARGO flights take off from Bogota and Medellin, Colombia and Quito, Ecuador, tripling the average shipments with an average of 500 tons of flowers shipped daily. The main destinations of these flights are the United States and the Netherlands with the majority via Miami, one of the most important distribution hubs in the world, where LAN CARGO owns the largest cold storage warehouse facility at a U.S. airport.
Cristian Ureta, CEO Cargo Unit LATAM Airlines Groupemphasized: "We are very pleased to be an important part of such a special day for many people. There are two key dates in the transport of flowers and one of them is Valentine’s Day, when we carry more than 15 million bouquets to the world and, this year, we hope to transport 6% more than in 2013 ".
Colombia and Ecuador: leading exporters worldwide
The main exporters of flowers in Latin America are Colombia and Ecuador. For both countries, floriculture is a fundamental part of the economies, representing their top non-traditional agricultural exports. The main varieties transported are red roses (more than 60%, tripling in demand during Valentine’s Day), carnations, dahlias and chrysanthemums.
Upon arrival at the LAN CARGO cold storage facility, the flowers undergo a rigorous cold chain process to preserve the lifespan of the flower. After the process is complete, they are distributed to various U.S. cities and on a smaller scale, to Europe via Amsterdam, Holland, and to Oceania via Sydney, Australia.
Condado de Miami Dade aprueba un nuevo Hangar de Mantenimiento de LAN CARGO - Miami Dade County Approves LAN CARGO’s New Maintenance Hangar Project
Hangar project demonstrates LATAM Airlines Group’s commitment to Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida
LAN CARGO, part of LATAM Airlines Group, announces Miami -Dade County’s approval of its new hangar project. The hangar will be LATAM Airlines Group’s first maintenance hangar in the United States. The project is estimated to create more than 300 new direct and indirect jobs in the first five years, further increasing LAN CARGO’s participation and commitment to the growth of the County and the State’s economy.
LAN CARGO’s global headquarters is based in Miami, Florida, home to the leading airport in the United States and ninth in the world for international freight, making it a strategic location for LAN CARGO’s operations to and from South America. LAN CARGO and its affiliates are projected to transport over 4,500 tons of cargo imports and 3,500 tons of cargo exports through Miami International Airport (MIA) per week, totaling an approximate projection of over 414,000 tons of cargo for 2014 alone.
LAN CARGO and its cargo affiliates – MAS AIR in Mexico, LAN CARGO Colombia, and TAM Cargo in Brazil – use freighter aircraft and passenger belly space to transport cargo, making them the largest group of air cargo operators in Latin America. With the leading cargo network in the region, the companies offer services to 144 destinations in 27 countries around the world.
An average of over 150 passenger and cargo flights from LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates take off from MIA each week. LATAM Airlines Group transports over 900,000 passengers per year from Miami to over 114 destinations in South America; in 2014, the Group forecasts to transport over one million passengers from Miami to South America.
New Maintenance Hangar in Miami
The new hangar will be equipped to hold up to a Boeing 777-300 and will have a surface area of 66,500 ft² with 17,000 ft² of warehouse and workshop space and 14,500 ft²designated for administrative purposes (offices, mechanical rooms, spare parts storage, etc.).
The facility will service the maintenance needs of LAN, TAM and its affiliate passenger and cargo aircraft that operate to and from Miami. Maintenance services such as daily checks, A-checks, engine changes, major repairs, and component changes shall be conducted on site and it will also serve as storage for aircraft spare parts, components and engines to support such maintenance services.
LAN CARGO despide el año 2013 junto a sus clientes de Sudamérica - LAN CARGO says goodbye to 2013 together with its customers of South America
During the months of November and December, LAN CARGO customers from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru met in their respective countries for the traditional event that LAN CARGO holds each year. The goal of these events is to share some quality time with clients, celebrate another year of working together, thank them for preferring our service and reward the most prominent customers.
Below you will find details of the event for each country.
The theme was Vintage Party, where about 160 LAN CARGO Colombia customers met at the restaurant NN, a place inspired by the 40s, the era of alcohol prohibition in the U.S., that retains a clandestine concept, better known as speakeasy. Upon entering through a clothing store, customers could enjoy live jazz, blues and gypsy music.
The hosts of the event were representatives from the commercial area, led by Pablo Canales, LAN CARGO Colombia Director, in addition to the domestic cargo commercial team, led by Felipe Caballero, Manager of Domestic Cargo Colombia.
"In this instance we thank customers for their presence and company in 2013, in addition to recognizing our teams for the work carried out during a year of operation. We can fellowship both with customers and among ourselves, in a more relaxed environment and strengthen commercial relationships, "says Pablo Canales, LAN CARGO Colombia Director.
The Swissotel Lima, located in Miraflores, was the place chosen by LAN CARGO in Peru for its traditional year-end event. More than 160 people gathered at the Star Awards event, where customers of 2013 were awarded, hosted by Matias Palacios, General Manager, and Carlos Repetto, Commercial Manager, both of Peru.
There were four awards categories:
Agency with the most movement: New Transport
Agency with the most growth: Kuehne & Nagel
Agency with the most movement to Europe: DHL Global Forwarding
Agency with the most national movement: Tradel Services
"In this event we do every year we seek to recognize our top customers and thank them for their preference within the industry. Each year we strive to do something creative, fun and of good quality for them, so we can enjoy a pleasant and enjoyable time, celebrating the year of working together," said Matias Palacios.
LAN CARGOClub Tapas and Wine was the theme of the meeting attended by customers of Chile. The hosts of the event, held at the Museum of Visual Arts in Santiago, were Alvaro Carril, Commercial Vice President; Carlos Larraín, Commercial Director South America; Luis Castellani, Domestic Cargo Commercial Manager; and Oscar Salazar, Sales Manager Chile, who all spent time with customers and with the international and domestic commercial teams, they were served at each pairing station, with an explanation of the wines from the LAN selection and the indicated tapas for tasting.
The company recognized companies who stood out in performance during 2013 in various categories:
Customer Revelation: Blue Express
Regional Client: Cargonet
Operational Excellence: Dangerous and Dry Cargo
Best Sales Performance: Newport
"For the company, especially for the commercial team, this event is very important, as we enjoy a bit of camaraderie with our friends and customers, we have a good time and we serve them as they deserve. We also have the opportunity to recognize those who have played an important role in our business, a very important occasion for LAN CARGO and for each of us who are part of this company," said Carlos Larraín, Commercial VP South America.
About 80 customers gathered at the Hotel Emperador de Recoleta located in Buenos Aires, for the traditional year-end event organized by LAN CARGO, which brings together leading customers of domestic and international cargo business in the country.
The hosts of this event were Eduardo Pizarro, General Manager LAN CARGO Argentina, the international business commercial team, led by Guillermo Waldner, Commercial Manager, and from domestic business, led by Mariano Segarra, Commercial Manager Cargo Argentina. The event also featured the participation of Carlos Larraín, Commercial Director South America.
On this occasion there was a drawing for three double tickets to Bariloche, Miami and Los Angeles, whose winners were the companies JAB, Kuehne-Nagel and Trust Cargo INT'L, respectively.
"This event is designed to thank customers for their confidence each year in our service. To show our gratitude we invite them to this cocktail, where we take part in a nice time with everyone," said Eduardo Pizarro, General Manager LAN CARGO Argentina.
Ecuador, Guatemala and Costa Rica
In the case of Ecuador, House of Rock was the place chosen for the more than 150 LAN CARGO customers who participated in the 2013 version of this meeting. The hosts of the event, with a Rock Party theme, were Gastón Delaporte, Regional Director, and Paola Murillo, Sales Executive Ecuador.
In this event, different companies who excelled in four categories were recognized:
Global Routes: 1st Place - Fresh Logistics / 2nd Place - Aeroservi
Miami: 1st Place - Esmeralda Farms / 2nd Place - G & G
Europe: 1st Place - Ecucarga / 2nd Place - Transinternacional Carga
South: 1st Place - D&C Cargo
Zoel Estrada, Commercial Manager of Guatemala,and Gastón Delaporte received more than 40 customers from Guatemala at the Restaurant Meatmarket for the 4th version of the event for LAN CARGO customers.
A few days later, more than 50 customers in Costa Rica gathered at Applebees restaurant for the traditional event that LAN CARGO holds every year.
"We wanted to close a year of so much work, sharing in a pleasant and relaxed time with our clients. Furthermore, this is the best reward we can give to the teams working hard every day to get the cargo to its destination. It is a good instance to toast what was done and what is to come," said Gastón Delaporte, Regional Director.
LAN CARGO attends important trade shows during the last quarter of the year
Lo invitamos a conocer la importancia que tiene para LAN CARGO y sus filiales participar en este tipo de instancias.
During the months of October and November, LAN CARGO and its affiliates have been present in three major industry and export sector trade shows: PROFLORA, held in Bogotá; International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF), developed in Amsterdam; and Air Cargo Americas, held in Miami.
We invite you to learn the importance of LAN CARGO and its affiliates engaging in these kinds of occasions.
Between October 2 and 4, the 12th version of this flower fair took place, held every two years in Colombia and bringing together more than 450 exhibitors and 100 buyers from 29 different countries.
Among the exhibitors were producers, shippers and transporters, and other suppliers, and attendees learned about the entire production chain and logistics of the flower industry.
"For LAN CARGO it is essential to be part of this expo, since it is one of the most important taking place in South America, and Colombia being the largest producer and exporter in Latin America. In this instance we are able show the company's experience in transporting flowers, share more closely with our customers and show them the benefits of our network," says Pablo Canales, Manager LAN CARGO Colombia.
The event was inaugurated by the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and was attended, among others, by delegates from the Dutch government and representatives from the U.S.
International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF)
All segments of the flower industry gathered in the Netherlands between November 6 and 8 for the 4th edition of the International Horticulture Trade Fair.
Held at the Expo Haarlemmermeer, where the FloraHolland flower auction is held in the city of Vijfhuizen, near Amsterdam and Aslsmeer, the occasion brought together more than 300 exhibitors including producers, technical and service suppliers, and buyers with 25,000 attendees from 114 different countries.
"LAN CARGO has participated in this event since its first edition, since for us Amsterdam is the point of contact with our customers in Europe, plus a place for communication and loyalty. Together with TAM Cargo, this year we wanted to highlight the vast network we have to transport flowers with origin in Colombia and Ecuador. It was also an occasion to spend time with clients and discuss projects for the coming year," said Gaston Delaporte, Manager Cargo Ecuador and Central America.
Air Cargo Americas
Over 7000 executives of the air cargo industry from 65 countries met between November 6th and 8th at the Double Tree by Hilton & Miami Airport Convention Center, for this trade show which is held every two years and showcases the latest products and technologies in the industry.
Air Cargo Americas is the largest air cargo exhibition in the Western Hemisphere, and this year brought the entire industry of South and North America together, with leading companies in manufacturing, exports and imports and distributors from the region.
At this trade show, relationships between customers and exhibitors were facilitated through lectures and seminars in which the current state of the industry and what different companies are doing was discussed.
"For LAN CARGO and its team it is very important to be present at Air Cargo Americas, as it is an occasion that brings together decision makers in major Freight Forwarders from the United States and Latin America. At the show, we had the opportunity to meet with our current and potential customers and to show them the services and solutions we can deliver through our comprehensive network of flights to and from Latin America, in addition to participating in industry conferences," says Matias Lagos, Senior Commercial Manager North America and Asia.