Original news was published 24 July, 2018
Tom Jobim International Airport’s cargo terminal RIOgaleão Cargo has handled more than 46.5 thousand tonnes of cargo in its import and export terminals during the first half of 2018. That represents a growth of 41 percent year-on-year.
The total weight registered for imports, from January to June, was of 19.1 thousand tonnes, a 30 percent increase when compared to the previous year with emphasis on the Air Transport, Pharmaceuticals and Oil & Gas segments.
In terms of exports, the growth was of 49 percent, totaling 27.4 thousand tonnes of cargo received. Main cargos were from Agricultural, Automotive and Air Transport segments.
The Brazilian gateway for cargo continues to set new records in exports by receiving more than 6.4 thousand tonnes of cargo only in June, which surpassed in 28 percent its own record registered in March this year.
The cargo terminal prepared a detailed strategic plan to face the period of major Brazilian road strike, which directly impacted logistics activities throughout the country. This plan ensured the full operation of the cargo terminal activities and complied with additional demands on the kerosene filling of charter freighters and passengers’ flights. In addition, during the first half of the year, requests were received from other airports, which were supported by the good level of operational services and warehouse capacity of Rio de Janeiro international airport’s cargo terminal.
The airport expects growth in the import volume in Pharmaceuticals and Fashion segments in the first half of the year, in addition to the expected resumption of the Technology and Oil & Gas segments. For exports, the projection from July to December is to continue to grow maintenance in the Agriculture and Automotive segments.
The new tailor-made solutions portfolio continues to work alongside the logistics chain by offering services in six different categories, such as controlled temperature loads, large and heavy objects, valuable cargo, which requires special security, live animals and availability of clear customs spaces to facilitate all the processes in the logistics chain – this last one would be available by the first semester of 2019.
"All this physical and strategic structure gives the customer guarantee of a complete range of services of excellence," explains Patrick Fehring, director of RIOgaleão Cargo.