Miami International Airport and the Brazilian Post Office have launched Compra Fora, an expedited shipping service to speed up the import of e-commerce.
The launch of Compra Fora (Buy Outside) by the airport and Correios, the Brazilian Post Office, to allow e-commerce packages to be shipped to Miami, pre-cleared by Correios and arrive in Brazil as domestic cargo within days instead of weeks or months.
Correios chose Miami as its first Compra Fora partner because the airport ranks first in the US for cargo flights to Brazil and commands 38% of the entire Miami-Brazil air trade market, with $12 billion in cargo shipments annually.
Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County mayor says: “This landmark agreement with Correios once again reinforces Miami-Dade County’s role as the logistics leader in our hemisphere. I applaud the efforts of MIA and our trade community, for keeping Miami-Dade County on the forefront of innovation within the global air cargo industry.”
Through a joint venture between Miami-based logistics providers SinerlogUSA and Interport Logistics, items purchased by registered Compra Fora customers in Brazil are stored at Interport’s facility within Miami-Dade County’s Foreign Trade Zone, before being inspected, pre-cleared and shipped from Miami with a Correios label.
The shipments can arrive in Brazil as domestic cargo and be transported to their final destinations via Correios’ logistics network.
Lester Sola, director and CEO of Miami International Airport says: “Compra Fora is the latest collaborative effort we’ve engaged in to streamline and expedite the shipping process across our global cargo network. The Brazilian Government has designated MIA as the only US airport able to pre-clear e-commerce bound to Brazil. We expect that our new partnership with Correios will spur increased trade and commerce between Miami-Dade County and Brazil, the leading economy and e-commerce market in Latin America.”