Eye Catching . . . A new look for American
Airlines Cargo revealed last week at Intermodal South America in São
Paulo created an environment for relaxed conversation, catching up, and
even a bit of looking ahead as 2015 unfolds.
Ready for takeoff are (LtoR) GRU GM Cesar
Marchesi; President Cargo Jim Butler; Regional Manager Operations Brazil
Wagner Borelli; Account Executive Cargo Sales GRU Vanessa Silva; VP LATAM
Art Torno; Director POA GSA Cargo José Alfredo T. Lago; SR Account
Executive Cargo Sales GRU José Almeida; POA GSA Sales Manager Andrei
Peteffi; and Account Executive Cargo Sales GRU Alex Brandão.
Later Jim Butler told FlyingTypers,
“Intermodal does a great job of bringing together key decision makers
across various aspects of the supply chain in an energetic and engaging
“Given our vast LATAM network, Intermodal
is a critical venue for us to reinforce our regional expertise to our
customers and also allows us to discuss all of the positive things that
we have going on (new flights, bigger network, increased capacity, cold
chain investment, etc.) following our successful integration with US Airways.
“Many opportunities here to leverage
our network strengths, especially our ability to link LATAM to/from Asia.
“Also customers are generally more
optimistic about the Northbound market environment from Brazil than last
“Shippers reacting very positively
to our new service in VCP.
“Noteworthing at this event was the
growing focus on eAWB, in what has been a challenging market until recently
“Events like Intermodal provide huge
opportunities for knowledge sharing and valuable exchanges of industry
insight both from both a regional and global perspective.”
The contact was constant inside AA Cargo
São Paulo. Here “Gentleman” Joe Reedy, vice president
Cargo Sales and Marketing (center), does some face time with Diether Bohn,
Kuehne & Nagel SRVP South and Central America, and Roger Samways,
director AA Cargo Global Accounts & Sales Strategies.
“Networking was great, driving better
understanding of our customers’ needs and expectations while offering
our team opportunity to showcase all that is new and exciting from the
‘new’ AA Cargo,” Joe said.
In the meantime, officials said Intermodal
South America, held April 7-9, drew more than 48,000 transportation professionals
from logistics, cargo transportation, and foreign trade industries.