Welcome to the Fourth edition of Aerodoc´s Newsletter!

I´m really glad to share with all our readers the work we are doing at Aerodoc with the objective of increasing the use of our online tools: they allow us to share with our customers the exact information about the status of their shipments, inventories and much more.

I strongly believe that online interaction platforms between customer and provider are a must in the logistics world today—a critical support tool of our services. Through our Web site, a customer with a user ID and password can access diverse information related to their operations. Aerodoc’s online services now include Shipment Tracking, Live Inventory, and Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA).

Our online tools were implemented with the main objective of providing our customers with a platform that keeps them informed in a precise, real-time manner about the status of their operations, 24/7. This platform also provides transparency and visibility about our Door-to-Door services, giving our customers predictability and allowing them to better plan their operations.

At Aerodoc we are constantly updating and developing major functionalities—learning from our experiences, guided by the feedback and suggestions of our customers.

We thank you for supporting us in our ongoing growth. It’s because of you, and for you!

Aerodoc’s “Live Inventory”: Improved Online Inventory Tracking Now Available!

Your ability to make strategic decisions depends on you having the right information at the right time. To better support your business decisions, Aerodoc has launched a new online tool that allows you to closely track all aspects of your company’s inventory, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Called “Live Inventory,” this new featureof our website allows you to access detailed information about your inventory, the movement history of stock, in/out information, and delivery of equipment status.

Reliable inventory management is critical for the success of all businesses. When inventories are updated more efficiently, costs can be reduced and revenues maximized. At the same time, at Aerodoc we know the importance of being able to offer supply chain information to our customers. We also appreciate the confidence our customers have placed in us by delegating the administration of their stocks and inventories. For all of these reasons, we are pleased to introduce Live Inventory.

Live Inventory is accessed online through our web site. (Under “Online Services” on our homepage.) Linked with our inventory management, the Live Inventory tool offers the most up-to-date inventory information available. Access to information is password protected by a unique user name and password for each client.. This gives authorized users access to information from anywhere in the world, 24/7, and ensures that unauthorized cannot view your inventory information.

Through Live Inventory, you can access:

• Notice of receipt of merchandise.
• Inventory balance inquiries.
• Control of UA/TID #.
• Inventory listings by country.
• Ability for customers to create their own reports.
• Tracking transactions and movements in/out for UA/TID #.

At AERODOC, we are convinced that the new online Live Inventory tool is key to supporting fluid communication with our customers, and to better attending to your needs. Live Inventory will offer greater transparency of information and fuel confidence, two qualities a logistics provider must ensure.

We urge you to tour Live Inventory as soon as possible, and to become familiar with this critical new service. Go to, click on “Live Inventory,” and enter your username and password.Our team of Project Manages is on hand to guide you through this process and answer any questions 24X7 by calling our customer support line 1 800 566 7983.

As always, we look forward to your comments and suggestions, which help us to continue to develop solutions — like Live Inventory — that are tailored to meet your specific needs.

Shows and Events

TEPAL 2012
José Luis Beltramone, Business Development Manager at Aerodoc, visited the Exhibition and Convention Show Tepal 2012, which took place in the Dominican Republic in July.

With the objective of visiting customers and sharing some time with them in a different environment, Beltramone said, “I believe it’s very important to be present at these types of events. It gives us another opportunity to show support to our customers, and to accompany them in their new business challenges”

Tepal is an event full of industry-related conferences and seminars, and includes a trade exhibition. As every year, Tepal 2012 was a meeting place for cable operators, programmers, suppliers, and local and international journalists.

With its motto “From Latin America to the World,” Tepal also offered networking events, including cocktail hours and parties, to help attendees develop new relations and keep up with existing ones.

ABTA 2012
Aerodoc was also present in the major event for Pay TV industry in Brazil. State-of- the-art technologies for CATV, IPTV, DTH and satellite communication were presented in the exhibition. Brazilian, American and some European programmers were also showing their latest content to the Pay TV operators in the Brazilian market.

“It was the first time Aerodoc visited this trade show,” said Ricardo Gimenez Zapiola, Managing Director of Aerodoc. “But we sure want to visit it again next year. Aerodoc has operations and customers in Brazil, and it’s very important for us to be in contact with programmers and manufacturers operating in this huge market. Networking with partners and players in the industry will help us offer an increasingly great service to our customers.”

IBC 2012
Aerodoc will be present in the upcoming IBC 2012, one of the major annual conferences and exhibitions for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of electronic media and entertainment content worldwide. It takes place in Amsterdam. This year the dates are set for September 6 through 11, and Aerodoc will be there—as always, keeping up with the industry and learning about the latest needs and challenges of our customers.

Logistics and Trade News

This month selection of relevant news related to logistics and trades from Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chad, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, United States, Uganda, Venezuela and Center America and the Caribbean countries.


Hawks and doves in the relationship with the us.UU.
By Martín Dinatale
Foreign policy - comings and goings of the Government
There are postures very distinct among the members of the Cabinet. The Government of Cristina Kirchner is playing this days to doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde in his relationship with United States: the national cabinet is divided into their positions before Washington and orders that gives the President seek to object or alternatively praising the administration of Barack Obama.

This zigzagging of the Government towards United States boosted this week with two disparate facts: the Foreign Ministry complained to the World Trade Organization (WTO) by barriers to imports which impose United States just four days after the Ministry of defense in cooperation agreements advance military with the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Frank Mora. This division of waters in the pink house was the focus of talks between entrepreneurs and political in the halls of the annual meeting of the Council of the Americas, leaders made at the Alvear Hotel. "Here there is a policy of Cristina for each actor of the Government." "But the relationship with United States is always tense and difficult because they do so arise with everyone," said a source from the Casa Rosada that converses with the U.S. Government. A prominent Minister admitted that there are two wing opposite the Casa Rosada to Washington. The "hard" include Foreign Minister Hector Timerman; the Chief of staff, Juan Manuel Abal Medina; the Minister of industry, Debora Giorgi; the Minister of economy, Hernán Lorenzino; the Minister of security, estate Garre, and the Secretary of domestic trade, Guillermo Moreno. All of these supported logistics and politically the strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to file a complaint with the WTO by the trade barriers of United States for the import of meat and Argentine lemons. Between the "hard" officials who endorsed this position before the media circulated a detailed report that sent the Foreign Ministry where argues that "the WTO statistics show that the United States Government has been the recipient of one of every four disputes by trade barriers raised by the Member countries of the WTO". Other topics that lead these hard sectors in his bid against United States is the fight with vulture funds and the defence to financial lock imposed for $ output abroad. Garre also gave clear signals to Washington that the Argentina not collaborate with the DEA in the fight against drug trafficking. Dialoguistas with United States or dialoguistas the "softer" sectors are represented by the Ministers of defence, Arturo Puricelli; of Justice, Julio Alak; Alberto Sileoni, education; of science and technology, Lino Barañao, and the Argentine Ambassador to Washington, Jorge Arguello, who has to do a Supreme balance between hawks and doves, but leans more moderation. The result of greater political impact of this sector gave it PuriceUi last week, when he received Frank Mora to advance defense and military cooperation agreements with United States. The visit of this officer who a year and a half ago faced hard Timerman by American military aircraft braking in Ezeiza, was a surprise both to diplomats from Washington and Buenos Aires. But in particular, it was resolved to resume the exchange of military aid and "used the FEAA." "in support of the decisions taken by civil authorities to establish cooperative and transparent relationships", in the words of Mora. On the other hand, these sectors advanced in recent months with the Embassy of United States in the program Bec.Ar, which provides in collaboration with the Fulbright Commission scholarships for master programs in the United States in science and technology. Also the United States the Department of energy and the energy Secretariat, Argentina work together on issues of energy efficiency and renewable energy. There was cooperation agreements in the field of nuclear energy and NASA, together with Conae, worked together on the launch of satellite SAC-D Aquarius. The Ministry of Justice also made progress in agreements with United States in the field of human rights. In fact, Friday visited facilities of the former ESMA Democratic Congressman Maurice Hinchey while in the area of Alak antilavado United States Unit is not yet ready to collaborate with the Argentina then that the UIF leaked sensitive data that drove Washington. To the immediate future, the Hyde as Jekyll of the Government providing continue their adventures. Do not act deliberately: received orders of Cristina Kirchner and have decided to conform with this scheme to the rules of American diplomacy.

Among the tough are Timerman, Abal Medina y Moreno; between the soft, Alak, Puricelli and Arguello


Concessions: new economic policy
O Estado de S. Paulo

Ex-President of BNDES, Chief Executive of Quest Investments Analysis: Luiz Carlos Mendonça de Barros

The Government presented yesterday to the Brazilian society-with pomp and circumstance-an extensive programme of concessions of public services to the private sector, with a view to increasing investment in the logistics infrastructure of the country.

The importance given by the Government of President Dilma to this Act shows a new posture and, clearly, the willingness to break with the historic position of the PT in relation to this administrative path. Was a clear act of a ruler who decided to change the direction of his Government on an issue that has divided the heart and minds in Brazil for a period already too long.

The newspaper O Estado de s. Paulo asked me to write a few lines about what represents this change of direction for the growth of the Brazilian economy in the remainder of this decade. Certainly, the invitation is related to my experience as one of the leading performers of the privatization policy of the Government Fernando Henrique and other Governors toucans in the Decade of 90 of the last century. But I'll do my reflections off the cleavage EN/PSDB that has marked this debate in Brazil and that is part of the past, when the important thing today is to build our future.

President Dilma already gave sufficient statements of who is willing to perform a Government which seeks to respond to the new challenges that the development of the economy in recent years has been creating. The Lula years were marked primarily by short-term adjustments and additional forces that created in the dynamics of growth of the economy, allowing the Brazil grew up long-term rates without additional effort. The most important of these expansionist forces were the growth of our terms of trade, the appreciation of the real, the increase in imports, the expansion of consumer credit and the existence at the time of a large contingent of people unemployed.

But this phase of occupation of idle capacity in several key sectors of the economy ended. We are today with new tensions created by the existence of bottlenecks in important sectors like into the labour market, in spending on debt service of families and economic infrastructure. Increasing the pressure on the competitiveness of the productive sector of the economy, have inherited a past closed, cost structure in a basket of production inputs, far superior to the existing in countries that compete with us in the local and international markets.

The name of the game has changed and the stimulus consumption policy during Lula´s government period needs to be replaced by measures that stimulate the increased supply. However, this goal can only be obtained via increased investments, within a strategic agenda and the longer term. Frustrations with economic growth this year of 2012 certainly opened the Government's eyes to this new economic policy agenda.

The concessions of public services is one of the important instruments in this change of priorities and, therefore, the announcement of this new program must be received with our full support, analysts of the things of the economy. Another welcome change is the decision of the Government to respect the private character of the concessionary companies and fail to impose draconian conditions and beyond in practice the entry of efficient companies in various industries. The example of the latest concessions in airports certainly served to this. The success of a policy of concessions of public services depends on a correct economic balance of financial contracts and a mature and efficient posture of the agencies that regulate these sectors, as shown by the Brazilian experience.

I hope that other measures geared to the supply side are taken by Government, but today it is important that we welcome with optimism that movement of President Dilma Rousseff.


LAN began transferring load to TAM international aircraft
Diario Financiero

The challenge for Latam charge has started. LAN operation already began to transfer load to TAM international aircraft and now, we must exploit to the maximum the new network connection and transfer to the Brazilian side, the successful strategy of LAN of combined cargo transportation in passenger and freighter aircraft.

To do this, they integrated ABSA - burden had LAN in Brazil from 15 years ago with TAM Cargo subsidiary. ABSA will handle the three cargo planes that have and an additional 767-300 which will arrive them, while TAM Office address of the passenger aircraft; 75% of the transport of goods will be in this type of ships.

In addition to the fleet, Brazil needs to strengthen infrastructure to enhance business.

For this reason, the group will invest $20 million in the construction of a new winery in the airport of Guarulhos and improving facilities that have in Congonhas, both in São Paulo.

The development of this unit, after the merger, has four foci: enhance the domestic load on Brazil, with an increase in the participation of five points to 55%; targeting the market of the United States to Brazil, where TAM has almost 50 weekly flights and aircraft cabin broadband have capacity of up to 25 tons of cargo. Another focus of development is Europe, where TAM brings destinations such as London, Paris, Milan and Barcelona to the network, which joins the LAN (Frankfurt and Madrid).

Finally, there are opportunities that have for the region, Andean countries, which are major producers of salmon and perishable, such as flowers, from Colombia and Ecuador, Peru Stud, of Chile.

Once synergies are met, one of the markets where the focus will be Asia, but not with direct flights. Even refers to discount tariff of up to 10% on routes where there is availability to boost traffic. It is some in Brazil, usually during daytime hours. There are also routes to Madrid, which do not have great demand.

If everything works, achieve additional 24,000 tons per year, amounting to US $47 million more in sales.

The updated figures for the growth of the cargo this year Latam business are located between 3% and 5%. Luckily for the air, the international crisis is not reflected both in the region and markets are fairly stable.

The problem is in Europe, although the old world only represents 10% of the business and weighs essentially by those products that matter to Latin America.

On the other hand, the flowers, which are the product of "Star", which is mainly sent from Colombia and Ecuador to Europe and the United States have not been affected.

Another relevant market is the exports of asparagus from Peru to the world, which rises at rates of 10 per cent per annum. It is also the recovery of Chilean salmon, that is sent throughout the year. The concerns are in the Brazil slowdown, and the restrictions imposed on imports by the Secretary of Commerce of the Argentina. ?

LATAM aims to capture a quarter of the group revenues in four years.


China looks to build special economic zone in Costa Rica
America Economía

As a result of the visit of the Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla to the people's Republic of China and his meeting with the Chinese President, Hu Jintao, the Asian Government undertook to provide cooperation in education, agriculture, aviation, infrastructure, trade and security. As well as studying the possibility of developing a special economic zone (EEZ) in the Central American country.

In the case of security was formalized an agreement for the donation of the new national school of police that will be built by the Chinese, for an approximate value of US$ 25 million. In education, for its part, was promised a donation of 8,000 computers for students and 400 more for teachers.

As for the ZEE, precisely the signing of the framework agreement between the Ministry of Foreign trade of Costa Rica (Comex) and the China Development Bank to develop a feasibility study for this type of areas was signed. The EEZ are industrial parks which provide conditions of infrastructure, logistics among other facilities for the establishment of companies dedicated to the production of goods and services for export. "Costa Rica provides excellent conditions for Chinese businesses to manufacture and assemble products to direct them to other markets, as well as to establish centres of logistics and distribution of Chinese products to the continent". The decision to carry out a feasibility study to build a Chinese industrial park in Costa Rica is a very important step to promote investment in that country. "Will initiate the study immediately with the visit of a representation of the China Development Bank to Costa Rica next September," noted the Minister of Commerce, Anabel Gonzalez, who accompanied the President on the trip to China.

The EEZ are industrial parks which provide conditions of infrastructure, logistics among other facilities for the establishment of companies dedicated to the production of goods and services for export.


Ports Move 34% Of The Country´s Total Trade
El Economista

Wit more inter oceanic routes and growth of foreign trade, the AMANAC ensures greater burden to the Reyna Isabel Ortega´s 120 shipping companies. Eighteen years ago the movement of containers in maritime areas of the country barely reached 500 Twentyfoot Equivalent Unit (TEU) or unit of measure of containers of 20 feet, while last year there were 4.7 million units with the expectation that in 2012 reaches 5 million TEU mobilized.

The Mexican Association of agents shipowners AC (AMANAC) reported that in 2011 the Mexican jobs recorded a growth of 6.2% in respect of 2010, while the export containers increased 15.3 percent. Within the framework of its 25th anniversary, the AMANAC authorities pointed out that one of the segments that peak has given to Mexican ports is the automotive industry. The shipping companies specializing in type roll on roll off for export ships reported a growth of 3.5%, while imports had an increase of 7.6% in the past year. For the first half of this 2012 more than 604,310 vehicles were mobilized by the main Mexican ports; 448,199 were exported, and 156,111 cars were imported. Before the growth that represents the movement of exports of this sector and agri-food, José Cristián Bennett, President of the Association, he emphasized that you must raise competitiveness through the establishment of transport chains and logistics networks, since they are surpassed by the current demand for trade agreements. He asserted that there is no inexpensive turay a clear policy for the revision of transhipment containers, same currently waiting up to eight months to be reviewed. On the arrival and relief of containers, said intermodal infrastructure is emerging with just 18 rail terminals and an equal number of port terminals of load, peseaserprometedoras, tend to be inadequate to the growing demand for increased capacity and quality of service. THE growing Mexican ports registered in 2011 was 62%.


Protectionism in the spotlight
By Simon cave /

Although no one is free from sin, the G20 is responsible for 69% of all protectionist measures in force.

In a context of economic crisis in the countries of the North-with the perspective that the recovery is slow and painful, because it involves Bank problems that jeopardize the ability to finance an vigourous expansion- several regions of the world have begun to feel the stirrings of the crisis of United States and Europe, which have driven a very expansive monetary policy which has resulted in the appreciation of the currencies of emerging countries more.

Regions such as Asia and Latin America continue to grow relatively faster, but yes to see a gradual slowdown and face major challenges in their exports. Therefore, one can observe increasing measures and protectionist pressures that limit the participation of foreign service providers in many countries. Global Trade Alert-entity comprising many countries trade analysts - recently released a report detailing the growing measures around the world tend to increase protectionism and restrict trade, with methods that are increasingly working to evade the rules of the World Trade Organization. This trend is particularly notable for the largest countries on the planet, both to the North and to the South: United States, Germany, Brazil, China, India, Russia and Argentina, which has become champion of measures to restrict trade, both for exports, imports, and currency controls. Although no one is free from sin, the G20 (which brings together major advanced and emerging economies of the world) is responsible for 69% of all protectionist measures in force. Some examples include the trade war on motor vehicles between Brazil and Mexico, the catalog of Chinese to guide and regulate foreign investment or a new European proposal to regulate access of goods and services from third countries into the European public markets.

In short, more complex macroeconomic conditions, many countries tend to want to close a little to the world, with the idea of protecting their own producers. But what benefits one affects the other, and vice versa. Therefore business opportunities and development on a global scale are lost. Given this trend, the benefits or protections that can provide more formal free trade agreements help to confront these turbulent times in many countries to adopt more protectionist measures.

From that perspective, the Ecuador is running only in the commercial field. On the one hand, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico or Costa Rica have a clear policy of seeking trade agreements and deepen relations with Asia, the most dynamic region in the world. Brazil and Argentina, which lead the Mercosur, have their own geopolitical priorities, even by the relevant role of Brazil as part of the Group of the Brics and because economies most industrialized and with advantages of economies of scale and logistics. The integration of MERCOSUR Venezuela, combined with the Andean Community slow death, creates the Ecuador new Brazilian or Argentine competitors in the Venezuelan market. Ecuador, with internal differences on the matter within the Government itself, still doesn’t have a clear direction in trade policy for the medium term.

Author: Simon Cueva - city Quito


Foreign trade speed
El Peruano

In order to streamline the operations of foreign trade Sunat modified procedures cargo manifest INTA-PG.09 (version 5) and fault rectification and incorporation documents of transport to the manifest of cargo INTA-PE.09.02 (version 4).

In effect, through resolution of customs Deputy National Superintendent N ° 397-2012/Sunat/A established that international cargo agent shall submit to the customs administration information of the cargo manifest of exit, within the period of two days calendar from the day following the date of completion of the shipment. The Customs Administration rectified ex officio, before, during or after the Office, information from the manifest of cargo and other required documents to the entry or exit of the means of transport, and has the incorporation of transport to the cargo manifest documents. The area commissioned manifests will evaluate requests for rectification and incorporation of transport to the cargo manifest documents, subject to prior assessment and apply appropriate sanctions.

Para los Chicos Journal

Para los Chicos un Futuro Mejor (“A Better Future for Children”) is a fundraising charity created by Aerodoc in 2007 with the objective of helping children in remote and poor regions of Argentina to continue receiving their formal education.

Today, “Para los Chicos un Futuro Mejor” helps four elementary schools with a total of 168 students. The fund works to help keep these children studying and growing academically, and to ensure they have the opportunity to go to high school and, in a future, maybe even to college. Helping these children succeed in life not only creates a better future for each child, but also for society.

Every two months, a team of Aerodoc employees (including the CEO) travels to the remote locations to bring school supplies, books, food, clothes, toys and even bicycles. Most of these kids live far away from the schools, in isolated landscapes, and without bicycles they have to walk miles each day to go to class. Twice a year a team also takes care of critical infrastructure and maintenance jobs according to the needs of each school.

The fund is committed, permanently, to working with the school directors and teachers to keep track of all needs, not only in general, but also in particular cases.

The fund is supported by private donations. For more information about Para los Chicos un Futuro Mejor, go to You can also write us at: or visit our web site

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