The Aerovaradero S.A and Maravana Cargo companies, from Cuba and the United States, respectively, work as of this Friday in the transportation of non-commercial cargo, according to official media on the island.
Through a contract signed on the last day of the International Transportation Fair, both companies intend to shorten the time in the delivery of non-commercial merchandise sent to the island from the United States, in particular by Cubans residing there, according to a report by Prensa Latina (PL) news agency.
The president of Maravana Cargo, Alejandro Martínez, explained that this is a company that only has two years of creation, and that it focuses its possibilities on guaranteeing customers in the United States the arrival of their shipments with the greatest security.
The general director of Aerovaradero, Mayelin Gotera, told PL that this type of contract allows them to expand their client portfolio, based on the approval of the door-to-door delivery of packages for family cargo, particularly those from the United States, with significant growth in recent years.
To materialize this commercial agreement, they will work with more than 23 micro, small and medium-sized companies (MSMEs) from all over the country, as well as with self-employed workers and state-owned enterprises, the source specified.
According to Gotera’s statements, they also approved maritime transportation, but she clarified that Aerovaradero’s strength will continue to be air transportation, so that this alternative will be regulated for very bulky loads and with specifications.
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Gotera noted that they are currently creating strategic alliances to expand facilities, in addition to reducing rates in correspondence with the reduction of customs duties approved by the country, with the aim of benefiting customers in the face of limitations and low availability of goods in the domestic market.
The International Transportation and Logistics Fair, which concluded this Friday, was attended by other freight forwarders, suppliers and logistics companies based in Florida or with representation in Havana, such as ASC International, Crowley Maritime Corporation and APA Sky Air, PL pointed out.
Maravana Cargo’s headquarters are in Hialeah (Florida) and, according to its website, the company operates in Panama, Venezuela, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.