FedEx Express launches new Colombia route to meet demand for perishables

posted on 3rd July 2019 by Justin Burns

FedEx Express has launched a new flight that will operate six times per week between Miami, Bogota, and Medellin to meet demand for perishables from Colombia.

The express freight firm said the new Boeing 767F flight will facilitate the arrival of Colombian products to the US through its Gateway facility at Miami International Airport and open new markets for Colombian businesses.

FedEx Express said the new route aims to strengthen the perishable goods sector in the region, which is estimated at more than six million pounds per day of freight.

The company’s upgraded Bogota and new Medellin facilities both offer cold-room capabilities and warehouse space for perishable freight. Customers in Colombia will benefit from later cut-off times and improved transit times on specific lanes.

FedEx Express said the flight will strengthen the competitiveness of Colombian producing and exporting companies and is part of the company’s continued investment in enhancing its operational network to help customers and businesses of all sizes to grow.

“FedEx has been serving Colombia for more than 25 years, with operations in the 12 main cities throughout the country. This new flight shows our continued commitment to helping connect Colombian businesses to new possibilities both at home and abroad,” said Juan N. Cento, president of FedEx Express Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Adding capacity and a more direct connection to Miami will give Colombian businesses a stronger competitive advantage in reaching markets and customers worldwide. This will also help bolster the local economy in the nation’s two largest cities, which are hubs for some of the country’s most important perishable freight, including flowers,” he added.