Oil & Gas sector freight traffic has picked up at Rio de Janeiro’s Tom Jobim International Airport, according to cargo terminal RIOgaleão Cargo.
The cargo terminal said presents itself as the main gateway for importers in this segment in Brazil and in the first seven months of the year, it recorded a growth of 10 per cent in the CIF (cost, insurance and freight) and five per cent in total weight, compared to the same period of the previous year.
The airport also said operational indicators show significant improvements for the area. There was a 52 per cent reduction in cargo release time when compared to the start of the concession in August 2014. Today, an Oil & Gas load takes an average of 38 hours to be released, from the arrival until the departure.
Terminal chiefs said Brazil leads the oil production in Latin America, ahead of great producers such as Mexico and Venezuela.
In 2017, Rio de Janeiro state contributed with 66 per cent of the national oil production, which it said indicates the relevance of the activity for its economy.
RIOgaleão Cargo director, Patrick Fehring said: “Our privileged infrastructure allows us to receive huge loads, including non-scheduled flights, and our commercial network benefits cargo operations. Especially since we have daily commercial flights and weekly cargo operations from the main cargo hub, Miami Airport.”
RIOgaleão Cargo runs a ‘Logistics Efficiency Program’ to boost operational performance and t reduce the time in import processes, through an annual award that recognises importers with shorter times.
The cargo service portfolio also includes the RIOgaleão ‘Heavy & Outsized’ initiative where the importer has access to equipment, facilities and partners able to move loads and carry out oversize operations with safety, efficiency and flexibility.