Brazil-based Modern Logistics has taken delivery of a second 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) following its acquisition last year of the first such aircraft in the country.
The availability of the two next generation aircraft will significantly enhance Modern Logistics’ capabilities in other Latin American markets, particularly Argentina, Colombia, and Central America, as well as establishing a facility in Miami.
The company, founded in 2012, is an integrated logistics company based in São Paulo, Brazil and offers a one-stop-shop model using air freighters to speed up supply chains. It operates a 32,000sq ft cargo facility at Viracopos airport able to accommodate several cargo aircraft simultaneously.
Both 737 NGs are leased through Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management (BBAM) and are more cost efficient in terms of ton-miles transported and have a cargo capacity some 10% larger than the previous generation of 737s.
Modern Logistics chief executive Cristiano Koga stated: “The additional capacity and efficiency of the new aircraft will assure the future success of the company by hastening entry into international markets and better responding to the needs and requirements of our clients.”
Currently, Modern Logistics has three Classics 737s in its fleet and will operate both classic 737s and NGs over the near term.