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Intermodal South America highlights the region’s air cargo charter potential

Intermodal South America drew to a close yesterday and early reports from the show all point towards it being another success.

The Sao Paulo-based event – which claims to be the second largest exhibition in the world for logistics, cargo transport and international trade – drew over 48,000 visitors, making it the biggest in the show’s 19-year history.

The event attracted buyers from across Brazil – with industries including energy, petrochemical, automotive, and other manufacturing sectors all represented strongly. Large numbers of delegates also attended from other South American countries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.

The focus of much of the conference was on the growing importance of South America to the international global logistics industry – with discussions on investment in airport infrastructure, as well as regulatory issues and efficiency initiatives.

Chapman Freeborn’s team also showcased it’s air cargo charter expertise in the exhibition hall – talking to prospective clients about our capabilities which range from helicopters and light aircraft for time-critical freight, up to giant Antonov AN-225 aircraft for heavy and outsize equipment.

There was also significant visitor and media interest in our new strategic cooperation agreement with Lufthansa Cargo, who were also at Intermodal South America.

As we blogged recently, from this month we are proud to be handling Lufthansa Cargo’s third-party chartering requirements. You can read more on that story here.

This year our Brazil team was also joined at Intermodal 2013 by representatives from our new Buenos Aires-based branch which was launched last year, as well as colleagues from Chapman Freeborn’s US team.

If you missed this year’s show the next Intermodal South America event has already been pencilled in for April 8-10 2014.

In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about our specialist cargo charter and on board courier (OBC) services in South America, please get in touch: Brazil +55 11 3044 4403 / Argentina +54 1150323878 / Email