Brazilian logistics firm Modern Logistics has started freighter operations after receiving permission to operate commercial flights.
The company has signed a concession contract for regular scheduled air transport services with Brazilian civil aviation regular ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency), which awarded it an AOC on 4 April.
Modern Logistics is operating a Boeing 737-400 Freighter and has state-of-the-art distribution centers strategically located throughout the country, aligned with land transportation, linking strategic cities, which it says will meet the demands of its customers.
The logistics firm says it plans to add at least two B737F aircraft by the end of the year and have a fleet of three aircraft, enabling it to meet initial client demand in the north, southeast, north-east, and central-west regions of Brazil.
In the medium term, among the aircraft, in addition to the Boeing 737-400F, Modern Logistics will also fly with ATR-72F models, capable of connecting smaller cities from the interior to major centres.
The carrier is set to primarily operate out of Sao Paulo’s Viracopos International Airport, Rio de Janeiro International Airport, Curitiba, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador and Brasilia.
Modern Logistics chief executive officer, Gerald Blake Lee says: “We will start by meeting the charter requirements and then we will open the regular routes to meet the major contracts in the industry.”
For him, the differential of being a logistic operator with its own fleet of aircraft, will help in building a platform to boost the country’s growth. “We will be able to tailor-made logistics solutions previously unthinkable for various industry segments. We’ll go wherever our customer needs it,” says Lee.
Lee adds: “Modern Logistics is not a freight carrier, we are a logistics operator that offers a complete solution of services and technology, tailored to the needs of each customer.
“The proposal to have an own fleet of cargo aircraft is precisely to complement a service that is currently under utilised but has enormous potential because of the continental dimensions of Brazil.”