A.P. Moller - Maersk launches air freight gateway in Miami to serve U.S., Asia, and Latin America market

Florham Park, N.J. - 9 May 2024

A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) expanded its air freight operations footprint with the April activation of a full-service, in-transit gateway solution in Miami. This new air freight facility underscores Maersk's commitment to providing seamless and competitive connectivity to major Latin American markets. The Miami gateway will serve as a strategic node in Maersk's global air freight network.

John Wetherell, Global Head of Air Freight Forwarding at Maersk: "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."

The new gateway, modeled after operations in Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles, will focus on transhipping European and Asian cargo via Miami to Latin America with competitive connectivity on freighter and passenger capacity. It will support the North American export market to Latin America and the Asian market that serves the Latin American supply chain via cost competitive U.S. routes.

Fully staffed by in-house Maersk Air Freight forwarding professionals, the 90,000 square foot facility (8,000 square meters) is expected to have significant southward flows and offers key certifications, including:

• U.S. Customs bonded Container Freight Station (CFS)
• Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF)

Brent Mayhew, Regional Head of Air Freight for North America, highlighted the benefits of the new services for customers moving time-sensitive, high-value cargo, 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, Regional Head of Air Freight for Latin America, sees the new facility adding a layer of cost-effective predictability for Maersk's Asian customers looking to serve Latin American supply chain needs, adding: "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 America."

Maersk's air freight cargo coverage extends to 70,000 airport pairings across more than 90 countries around the world. Maersk Air Freight solutions can be booked on Maersk.com with instant pricing and an option to combine them with value-added services. For more information on air routes and services, visit the Maersk Air Freight pages on Maersk.com.

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About Maersk
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers' supply chains. As a global leader in logistics services, the company operates in more than 130 countries and employs around 100,000 people. Maersk is aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2040 across the entire business with new technologies, new vessels, and green fuels.

A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, press release