Modern Logistics, Brazil’s pioneering multi-modal logistics company, has announced that its first aircraft will be ready to fly from May.
A first of its kind in Brazil, Modern Logistics aims to provide commercial clients with complete logistics solutions including warehousing, pick and packing, and multimodal distribution via air and ground. It is targeting the electronics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and auto-part sectors.
Following a private equity investment of US$30 million, Modern Logistics has been strengthening its capacity through developments such as the conversion of an ex-Orenair B737-400 into a Boeing 737-400 freighter aircraft, which will be linked to logistics centres located in Brazil’s major industrial centers.
Malon Ramirez, co-founder of Modern Logistics, commented, “We will offer a unique service in Brazil. Our integrated one-stop shop operation will reduce direct and indirect costs. Our logistics solutions will add quality and security to the supply-chain and our air operation will significantly reduce delivery times, allowing for just-in-time delivery. This combination will increase security for shipments minimizing product loss and handling costs.”
Modern Logistics aims to operate 40 aircraft and 15 logistics centres within five years in accordance with an anticipated rise in client demand.