Maersk launches Miami airfreight gateway for U.S., Asia, and Latin America markets

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10-May-2024

Maersk expanded its airfreight operations footprint with the April activation of a full-service, in-transit gateway solution in Miami. This new air freight facility underscores Maersk’s commitment to providing seamless and competitive connectivity to major Latin American markets. The Miami gateway will serve as a strategic node in Maersk’s global air freight network.

“Miami expansion is a vital and strategic addition to our global gateway network, providing connectivity from Asia, Europe, and the US to Latin America.”

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“The new gateway, modeled after operations in Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles, will focus on transhipping European and Asian cargo via Miami to Latin America with competitive connectivity on freighter and passenger capacity. It will support the North American export market to Latin America and the Asian market that serves the Latin American supply chain via cost competitive U.S. routes,” said John Wetherell, Global Head of Air Freight Forwarding at Maersk.

Fully staffed by in-house Maersk Air Freight forwarding professionals, the 90,000-square-foot facility (8,000 square meters) is expected to have significant southward flows and offers key certifications.

Brent Mayhew highlighted the benefits of the new services for customers moving time-sensitive, high-value cargo, stating: “Adding to our global gateway network, this addition in Miami provides our customers with substantial added value, leveraging structured routing within a gateway environment. This includes seamless truck connectivity through our North American station network, ensuring efficient and reliable integrated logistics solutions.”

Fabio Acerbi sees the new facility adding a layer of cost-effective predictability for Maersk’s Asian customers looking to serve Latin American supply chain needs, adding: “Our Miami Gateway offers an alternative routing option that can provide predictable transit times from our global network, improving connectivity, flexibility, and reliability. It supports the North American and Asian export market, opening new possibilities for our customers in Latin America”.

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Maersk’s airfreight cargo coverage extends to 70,000 airport pairings across more than 90 countries around the world. Maersk Air Freight solutions can be booked on Maersk.com with instant pricing and an option to combine them with value-added services. For more information on air routes and services, visit the Maersk Air Freight pages on Maersk.com.

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Author: Anastasiya Simsek