Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

BA World Cargo launches Colombian freighter

British Airways World Cargo has launched a Boeing 767-200 weekly freighter service between Bogota, Columbia and Bridgetown, Barbados.

It is being operated by Intercargo Logistics Corporation and coincides with a new $600,000 cooling facility in Barbados, which provides additional capacity for perishable shipments to and from Bogota and other Latin American destinations.

The new service will also allow customers in the region to connect to BA World Cargo’s global network.

The 4,500 sq ft cooling facility, operated by Airport Refrigeration Inc, is located airside with immediate ramp access. It is equipped with state of the art refrigeration and humidification systems and a 25 airline pallet position conveyor system.

Rodrigo Casal, area sales manager for Latin America, the Caribbean and Florida BA World Cargo, said: “The launch of this new freighter service and opening of the new cooler facility enables us to provide our Bogota customers with highly sought-after capacity for Constant Fresh shipments to Europe.

“We can now ship perishables from destinations across Latin America and the Caribbean to Barbados, and then transfer them to BA World Cargo flights connecting to Europe and other mainline destinations, without breaking the cool chain. We expect to receive a lot of fresh flower traffic from Colombia in particular.”