Miami In-Transit Gateway Solution Launched by Maersk

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Maersk has recently broadened its air freight services with the opening of a fully integrated, in-transit gateway solution in Miami, USA, as of April. Maersk's air freight network now spans 70,000 airport pairings in over 90 countries worldwide.

The Danish logistics giant emphasizes that this new air freight hub reinforces its dedication to providing "seamless and competitive connectivity" across major markets in Latin America.

“Our Miami expansion is a vital and strategic addition to our global gateway network, providing connectivity from Asia, Europe, and the US to Latin America,” said John Wetherell, Global Head of Air Freight Forwarding at Maersk.

Similar to its facilities in Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles, the Miami gateway will specialize in transshipping cargo from Europe and Asia to Latin America. This operation leverages both freighter and passenger capacities to ensure competitive connectivity. 

It's strategically positioned to enhance the North American export market to Latin America and facilitate Asian market access to the Latin American supply chain through cost-effective US routes.

The facility, spanning 8,000 m², is manned entirely by Maersk’s own air freight forwarding professionals and is poised to handle substantial cargo flow to the south. It holds key certifications, including US Customs bonded Container Freight Station (CFS) and Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF).

Brent Mayhew, Maersk's Regional Head of Air Freight for North America, highlighted the strategic advantages of the new facility, 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, Maersk's Regional Head of Air Freight for Latin America, commented on the strategic benefits for Maersk’s Asian clientele, noting, “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 New Latin America.”