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Welcome to the Fifth edition of Aerodoc´s Newsletter!

I am really glad about the opportunity to share with you today my work in Global Operations at Aerodoc. In a world of ever changing legal, political and economic environment, old fashioned freight forwarding has become a heavy obsolete machine.

Aerodoc understands that and offers customized specialized chain supply management in the technology transportation field.

Knowing your environment and learning to adapt quickly to these changes in destination countries has become a key factor to a successful supply chain.

Our Door to door service relies on a systematic and constant study of every destination country environment with the goal to anticipate any difficulty in the supply chain.

We make it our job to know what our customer will have to deal with tomorrow!

We thank you for participating in our constant growth.

Aerodoc is Ready to Face HD Deployment In Latin America

Viewers are increasingly enjoying high-definition TV in South America. In just 7 months the number of pay-TV operators offering DTV channels has grown from 36 to 45 operators in the seven main markets alone. Typically viewers are seeing around 21 HD channels in each country, and this represents a 20 per cent growth since September last year.

According to a Dataxis study, the seven largest markets (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela) are today carrying a total of 119 HD channels, 86 of which were Pay-TV channels and the remaining 33 were terrestrial services transmitting digitally. In six months, for example, Brazil recorded a “particularly significant growth”, as it grew from five to eleven HD-service-relying operators. The largest number of HD channels are in Mexico, with around 27 HD channels per operator.

According to a report from Digital TV Research, most Latin American territories are experiencing a surge in digital TV take-up. The Digital TV Latin America report estimates that only about a third of TV households received digital signals by end-2011, although this was up from only a quarter a year earlier. By 2017, the report forecasts that more than three-quarters of the region’s TV households will have digital TV. This equates to 103 million homes in 2017, up from 40 million at end-2011 – so more than 10 million digital households will be added each year.

From the 63 million digital homes to be added between 2011 and 2017, 15 million will be DTH. Digital cable subscriber numbers will climb by 14.5 million, although analog cable subscriptions will fall by 8.0 million. IPTV will add 4.3 million subscribers. Primary DTT will add 29 million homes between 2011 and 2017, with the number of analog terrestrial households falling by 41 million.

In the upcoming years, the market for all companies working in this industry will grow. Either if its technology, contents, programming o operators, the business will get bigger with the HD penetration. And Customs regulations are getting more strict since there is a growing range of products with different prices. At Aerodoc we have been learning and preparing for this landscape, in order to be able to respond better to those demands while at the same time no injuring our transit times.

We are present in all major events and conferences of the industry talking to our customers and prospects and dedicating time to fully understand the changes of the market. We are ready to face the upcoming technology migration and, as always, available to exchange ideas and experiences.

Shows and Events

We continue being very active at attending the major shows and events of the broadcasting and technology industries. Being at these events and sharing time with our customers, prospects and participants allow us to keep in track with all the needs of the market, and help us create better services that address our customer´s needs.

We were present at Andina Link in Honduras, IBC in Amsterdam, Jornadas de TV Cable in Buenos Aires, and Mipcom in Cannes. We will also be present with a boot at upcoming Caper 2012 in Buenos Aires during 24, 25 and 26 of October.

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.

ARGENTINA

Fall In The Ranking Of A Key Indicator
La Nación
TRADE FACILITATION

The latest report by the World Bank shows that Argentina fell a position in the world and two in the region; the reasons contributing to the lowest yield a step backwards in the world; two in the region

According to the latest report of the World Bank on the performance in logistics (LPI for its acronym in English), the Argentina declined a post at a global level and is located at number 49 in the global ranking which leads Singapore, followed by Hong Kong, the Philippines and Germany. The other data highlighting Abeceb.com in his analysis is that the country fell two posts at the regional level, to be superseded by Chile and Mexico. The LPI is constructed taking into account quantitative and qualitative concepts through surveys the World Bank carried out in partnership with international and academic institutions, private companies and individuals involved in international logistics both at the international level as local. The categories are scored from 1 to 5 and evaluated criteria of efficiency of customs, infrastructure, facility in the delivery and competitiveness of pricing, logistics competence, control of goods in transit and compliance with deadlines. For years, the Argentina has been losing positions in the ranking. The analysis of Abeceb.com stresses that, while in 2007 the country ranked 45 in the world, in 2010 she moved to 48 and this year, to 49. If we only look at what is happening in the region, the Argentina gave two positions and stood 4. The neighborhood ranking is headed by Chile, followed by Brazil and Mexico. For their part, countries like Peru and Uruguay have shown a growing performance between 2010 and 2012. The reasons for the reduced performance of the country in logistics are mainly in their development in the field of customs and in the worst performance of deadlines for submissions (timeliness). Also was a step backwards in regard to logistics competence. Why work attributed the loss of competitiveness "structural factors": there are structural weaknesses that increase indirectly the logistics costs as delays in the borders, downloads, storage, excessive documentation to operate centers saturation and overlap of regulations. There are also delays in routes in the urban logistics by the growth of traffic congestion and cuts of streets and paths. In terms of infrastructure, but occurs a significant road improvement in recent years, still remain serious problems in railway networks and border crossings, as also the reception capacity of ports. This more expensive costs and causes saturation of the road sections and bottlenecks. These dead times impact on indirect costs. In the majority of border crossings, despite the condition of the infrastructure, Argentina shows failures in the relationship, problems of congestion of routes of access, bureaucratic red tape (expensive and slow international operation permissions, overlapping of rules to authorities that change frequently) to such an extent that a truck waiting time exceed the operating time. It is estimated that waits in the trade between the Argentina and Brazil by the main border crossing (Uruguaiana-Paso de los Libres, through which passes 65% of charges) are delayed between 30 and 36 hours (ECLAC-bulletin FAL), although recognized some progress (formerly 4-5 days). At borders between Canada and the United States, and within the EU, the ECLAC verified that the average delay was located between two and three hours. ¦ The lack of a railway transportation network more expensive transportation costs strongly and seriously affects the competitiveness, the obligation of transporting by truck causes saturation of road border, internal steps and major delays at the ports. The expansion of the railway participation would facilitate the competitiveness of the transport in bulk carrying primary production activities currently carried out by truck, considering that such production has origins in regional economies at a mean distance of 600 km from its ports.

PERFORMANCE index of logistics Performance (IPL) is a study by the World Bank one universe the IPL reflects perceptions of the logistics. 155 Countries are analyzed. Two what it evaluates efficiency in customs clearance; quality of the infrastructure for the trade and transport; easily remember shipments at competitive prices; quality of logistics services; traceability of shipments; timeliness of shipments. Three who ask IBRD makes surveys with academic institutions, private companies and individuals involved in international logistics. Four notes the index ranges from 1 to 5. The higher score represents a better logistics performance.

BRAZIL

Reactivation Of Railway Extension Will Connect Montevideo
O Globo

RIO-Brazil bilateral trade with Uruguay should receive an important stimulus towards the end of this year. The reactivation of the rail link between the two countries will allow products to be transported over long distances from the capital Montevideo up the State of São Paulo, with lowest freight.

The subject was on the agenda of the meeting today (5), in Rio de Janeiro, between the Foreign Ministers of Brazil, Antonio Patriot, and Uruguay's Luis Almagro. They have detailed the mechanism called new paradigm Brazil-Uruguay, which brings together a series of measures in the fields of economy, science, technology, communications, movement of persons and transport. The Brazil is Uruguay's main economic partner, with a trade of $ 3.9 billion in 2011. Up to September this year he has already reached $ 2.88 billion.The Uruguay virtually completed the reactivation of 377 kilometers of its railroad network from the municipality of Painted, in the Centre of the country, to the city of Rivera, neighbor of Santana do Livramento, Rio Grande do Sul, where the recovery of the branch are in Cacequi-Deliverance finalization phase. It will link with the capital Porto Alegre and other Brazilian States, mainly in São Paulo, where most of the industrial production of the country. — Finished the works of reactivation of first step at ext. Painted-Rivera. And are now finalizing the extension recovery Deliverance-Cacequi. The deadlines for completion have been modified. Initially were planned for September 15. Now we expect to occur by the end of 2012, "said Almagro, during press conference, alongside Brazilian counterpart.According to the Uruguayan Chancellor, the gauge (width of the Rails) are different, but there are technical solutions that enable the connection. Part of the extension will be operated by private companies and there will also be public investment to rehabilitate the rest of the line, whose main objective is the transport of loads.Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota said the positive momentum of the Uruguayan economy that has been growing at rates significant in recent years. — the Uruguayan economy grows at high rates is ten years. We want to establish a deeper process of rapprochement and integration. The different priority areas are: productive integration; Science, technology and innovation, communication and information, integration of transportinfrastructure, the free movement of goods and services and freedom of movement of persons — said.

Brazil is Uruguay's main economic partner, with a trade of $ 3.9 billion in 2011.

CHILE

Good Performance Of The Logistic Sector
Estrategia

Angela Villalobos, general manager of UTI Chile S.A. and Vice President of the directory of the Association of logistics (ALOG), highlights the positive performance of the sector that represents and has on their personal projects.

She has 32 years of experience in Foreign trade and international business. "I am a self made woman", describes herself Angela Villalobos, Vice President of the Logistics Association Chile A.G. (ALOG) and Manager general of Union Transport International (ITU), pointing that she has a diploma in international trade at the Santiago University, and the "rest I've done alone, training me, and have been fortunate to work out of Chile. I recommend the experience”. On their sector, Villalobos says that this year has had a positive performance, "with a growth that has been maintained and that has been reflected in significant investments in the area of logistics". Our country is "at the forefront regionally", but "is necessary to take a step more to consolidate that position, especially for the substantial progress being made by Nations such as Peru and Colombia". But she is critic about the is criticism of the competitive measures aimed to facilitate the transport of goods and improve the competitiveness of foreign trade. "The did not achieve the expected progress, missed the opportunity to give a valuable step in the development of the country, promoting innovation”, she said.

PERU

Universidad Esan Will Start Master Supply Chain Management In Arequipa
America Economía

The ESAN University's new Master Supply Chain Management in the city of Arequipa. The programme also carried out in Lima and Trujillo, has provided class sessions in Madrid during two weeks.

General of the master aims to provide executives and professionals in the sector of operations, logistics, foreign trade and sales, knowledge and tools to implement an effective management of the supply chain that radically raise the competitiveness of enterprises. The main contents of the program are: manage the processes involved in a supply chain and plan, manage and control the operations of a company.

The inauguration of the program will be on October 6.

Para los Chicos Journal

As every two months, during last September Para los Chicos team traveled again to visit schools. This time was the visit was in the small location of Cachi. The objective this time was to bring a full fun day to the kids, with a party that included games, a magician, movies and hot dogs. The kids, parents, teachers and the Para los Chicos team all enjoyed the day. But not everything was fun. The trip was also dedicated to paint the school.

About Para los Chicos

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 www.paraloschicos.org. You can also write us at: info@paraloschicos.org or visit our web site www.paraloschicos.org

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