In a Logistics Chain of Trust, Every Rep Matters
Aerodoc’s excellent network of top-notch local agents is vital for offering door-to-door services that meet every need.

Providing value-added international logistics services requires thorough knowledge of each country's customs regulations; being able to perform the procedures required by tax authorities; having import and export licenses; maintaining access to adequate transportation to move goods in the most diverse ways; and having safe storage capabilities when shipping demands it. Aerodoc customers trust us to safely deliver their equipment in the shortest time possible, meeting all conditions agreed to. We guarantee that we will do this, and we do.

To accomplish logistics excellence, Aerodoc maintains a strong local presence in six key countries. Just as important, Aerodoc has built a powerful global network of more than 50 remote agents, all with proven expertise and reliability. These representatives join our company in a critical support role that allows us to reach every corner of the planet, and in a manner that ensures a logistics “chain of trust.” Agents help Aerodoc maintain our high standards of quality, providing our customers on time proof of delivery, with no cost overruns.

Each agent in Aerdoc’s network is vetted through a rigorous selection process, including careful checking of high-level references. Agents include customs brokers; importers and exporters; local and international transportation providers; storage providers; qualified managers to effectively deal with formalities and contracting procedures; as well as comprehensive strategic allies in the most complex markets.

Aerodoc’s network complements and extends our regional presence on every continent. Not only do they help us continue to expand our coverage geographically, but they also help us increase the services we our offer at each location.

Thanks to the excellence and trustworthiness of each “agent link” in our supply chain, Aerodoc can offer the hallmark services that have come to characterize us as a total-solution logistics provider. For example, with our door-to-door service we can pick up products right at the customer's premises. If fact, we can even buy products on a customer’s behalf, store them in our warehouse until the right time, and then deliver them immediately in a "ready-to-use" state, with all paperwork completed. This is integral logistics at its best. It is made possible because Aerodoc has established a network of agents—with whom we have forged relationships built on trust and a shared commitment to professional excellence—that allows us to provide logistics solutions tailored to meet each customer’s needs in a fast, effective and creative manner.

Aerodoc at Events
Major events of the broadcasting and telecommunications industry are on Aerodoc’s agenda. Attending these events helps us maintain close ties with our customers, and also keeps us constantly updated on developments and trends in these markets. This ensures that we can continue to offer logistics solutions tailored to your specific needs.

In the first half of 2013, we will be at many events, including CABSAT, from March 12 to 14 in Dubai; SATELLITE, from March 18 to 21 in Washington, DC; and the Aid & International Development Forum, May 21 and 22, also in Washington, DC.

January 20–23
Honolulu, Hawaii USA

Pacific Telecommunications Council's annual conference is the Asia-Pacific's premier telecommunications event. Now in its 35th year, the conference provides all attendees with a three-day platform to focus on planning and networking, and to discover what the new year will bring. (

CSTB 2013
January 29–31
Moscow, Russia

The CSTB exhibition and forum is the premier professional media event of the year in Russia and CIS countries where cutting-edge products and technologies in the broadcasting and telecommunication industries are routinely unveiled.

Andina Link 2013 Cartagena
February 26–28
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Since 1995 the Andina Link conference has offered critical commercial learning and business networking opportunities. The conference was created in response to the need for modernization and development of technology platforms for television and telecommunications service providers in the region. These providers face constant changes related to trade liberalization and digital transformation.

March 12–14
Dubai, UAE

CABSAT is the established and respected trade platform for the broadcast, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and Southern Asian regions.

March 18–21
Washington DC

Join thousands of communications professionals in the satellite community to explore next-generation products and technology on the Exhibit Floor and discuss tomorrow's solutions for today's challenges with experts, thought leaders and veterans from the field.

April 6–11
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Every industry employs audio and video to communicate, educate and entertain. They all come together at NAB Show for creative inspiration and next-generation technologies to help breathe new life into their content.

Broadband Asia & TV Connect 2013
April 9–10
Hong Kong

Now celebrating its 9th annual year, Broadband Asia & TV Connect brings together 1,300+ senior level decision makers and buyers from the fixed, wireless and mobile broadband industry from across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. With attendees expected from more than 64 countries, Broadband Asia & TV Connect 2013 will be held in Hong Kong, and will include the Executive Summit and an exhibition featuring leading industry solution and technology providers.

Global Space & Satellite Forum
May 7–8
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Global Space and Satellite Forum (GSSF) is the Middle East’s leading space and satellite event, attracting over 1,000 global experts from across 30 countries to Abu Dhabi for two days of intense knowledge sharing and networking.

Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF)
May 21–22
Washington DCs

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is the world leading forum for the humanitarian aid, relief and development sectors which facilitates partnerships, addresses global humanitarian and development issues and encourages the sharing of expertise.

8th Annual East Africa Com
May 21–22
Nairobi, Kenia

The 8th annual East Africa Com returns to Nairobi in April. Endorsed by those at the top of regional telecoms, East Africa Com delivers the most heavyweight speaker lineup that features established giants, new, smaller entrants and everything in between.

Critical Communications 2013
May 21–24
Paris, France

Critical Communications World will incorporate the key show elements that you currently expect from the TETRA World Congress. In addition, we will be broadening the scope of the conference and exhibition to focus further on critical broadband technologies.

ITELEXPO Africa 2013
May 24–26
Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

The 17th International Trade Expo on IT, Electronics & Telecom is the largest trade event held annually in Tanzania, concurrently held with East Africa Trade Exhibition (EAITE). The exhibition gives exhibitors an excellent opportunity to explore several countries at one time.

SatCom Africa
May 27–30
Johannesburg, South Africa

SatCom Africa is the largest satellite communication conference and exhibition focusing specifically on the needs of the African continent. It brings together end-users and suppliers of satellite technology to find cost effective and reliable solutions.

CummunicAsia 2013 - Incorporating: SatComm 2013
June 18–21

CommunicAsia2013, being Asia’s largest integrated info communication technology event, is instrumental in connecting the ICT industry. CommunicAsia2013 incorporates SatComm2013 where you will see the congregation of satellite companies from around the world that is vital to the ICT industry.

Logistics Trade News
Relevant logistics and trade news from around the world.

A Strength That Weakens
María Florencia Carbone
La Nación

November 13, 2012

The measures the Argentine government has put in place to maintain a positive trade balance are reducing Argentina's foreign trade at a time when other countries in the region are experiencing a sharp growth in exports.

Something that is positive from the viewpoint of mathematics may not be positive for the economy. "Having a large surplus is not necessarily good news," says Jorge Vasconcelos, chief investigator for Ieral-Fundación Mediterránea. Several reasons lurk behind the Argentine government’s almost obsessive goal of maintaining a trade surplus.


In Ports, Improvements Undergo Efficiency Shock
O Globo
November 11, 2012

The Brazilian government is preparing a package of incentives and expects to make 45 billion reais in contributions, but experts advocate simple and immediate measures to improve performance and reduce costs.

Identified as one of the main villains holding back Brazilian competitiveness, ports are awaiting a series of efficiency improvements that will reduce bureaucracy and slash business costs. A new package from the government for this sector, which is expected shortly, may reach 45 billion reais.


FNE: Shipping Companies Licensed to Form Cartels
November 15, 2012

The National Economic Prosecutor said that in Chile, free-competition authorities are blind to act against maritime pricing and capacity agreements between rival firms. This is because in this industry it is not possible to be audited, and there are private interests "disguised as a common good."

Yesterday the Court of Defense of Free Competition (TDLC) held a hearing in which the National Economic Prosecutor (FNE) called for the elimination of the exemption to investigations regarding competition in the national shipping industry, and also requested that Chile cease to belong to the Convention on a Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences.


What Has Colombia Won Six Months into the FTA with the U.S.A.?
El País
November 19, 2012

Government is making a good balance, but there is still no change in Colombia’s supply of exports.

Before Christmas Colombians will be buying in different supermarkets nationwide two of the products that generated the most controversy during the negotiation of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Colombia and the United States: chicken and rice. In October auctions were held for the purchase of these foods, following the framework defined by the agreement.


Users Still Have Not Adapted to Ecuapass
El Comercio
November 4, 2012

The lack of understanding regarding the functionality of the new customs system, Ecuapass, is generating problems for users. Problems arise when entering the system, which increases the time it takes to realize activities related to foreign trade. In the offices in Rumichaca International Bridge in Carchi, Ecuador, foreign trade operators are completing import and export paperwork with a clearance model on an electronic base.

Ecuapass Has Already Raised $131 Million USD
November 6, 2012

In less than two weeks, the National Customs Service of Ecuador (SENAE) has raised $131 million USD through Ecuapass system operations. Just for import cargo manifests, 2,454 electronic documents have been registered; for Master Transport Documents, 11,486; Secondary Transport Documents, 12,650; Import Declarations, 9,500, and Export Declarations, 16,179. The report was released yesterday, and it seeks to stop assuming that foreign trade operators have not had any problems with the Ecuapass system.


Creating a Platform to Boost Trade
Por Eduardo Camacho and Marittza Navarro
El Universal
November 14, 2012

It will move goods for import and export companies, governor says.

With an investment of 200 million dollars, the first stage of the Airport Logistics Platform Queretaro (PLAQUE) has begun, reported José Calzada Rovirosa, governor of Queretaro, Mexico. At a press conference held during the "Mexico Business Summit," he explained that at the Queretaro airport they will build the biggest intermodal terminal in the region to cater to companies engaged in import and export through railways.


Exporters: "Paying Taxes in Dollars Would Be a Temporary Measure"
Por Darwin Cruz
El Comercio
November 5, 2012

ADEX clarified that the proposal rejected by Minister Luis Castilla would be a palliative measure to help address the crisis.

Juan Varilias, president of the Association of Exporters (ADEX), stated that the proposal to enable exporters to pay taxes in dollars is only a temporary measure that will help this industry to mitigate the losses created by the fall in the rate exchange. As known, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Luis Miguel Castilla, recently rejected the proposal.


Tariff Agreement with Mercosur Will Be Ready in December
Por Armando Avellaneda
El Nacional
November 16, 2012

The government notes that price controls will not affect Venezuela’s links to the Mercosur bloc. The government representative responsible for adhesion of the agreement said that the date that the common tariff will go into effect is about to be determined.

Venezuela’s tariff pact with other Mercosur member states will be written in time to be signed by the leaders of the bloc at the December 7 summit in Brasilia, Brazil, as requested by President Hugo Chavez during Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota’s visit to Caracas. "It will be ready for the moment when the president asked," said Isabel Delgado, executive secretary of the Presidential Commission for Adhesion to the South Common.


Kenya Courts Singapore for Help on Lamu Port
By Muthoki Mumo
Daily Nation
November 4, 2012

Kenya has turned to Singapore for support in construction and management of Lamu Port. Speaking to the Daily Nation on the sidelines of a regional meeting between Asian and African countries that share the Indian Ocean, Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Ongeri revealed that Nairobi had opened talks with the South East Asian country, which could potentially lead to investments in the Lamu harbour. Construction on the Sh1.4 trillion Vision 2030 project is expected to start in June next year with Sh25 billion raised through public-private partnerships.


Firm Launches 124 Metric Tonnes Mobile Crane at Tin-Can Port
The Guardian
November 21, 2012

Five Star Logistics Limited, managers of the Ro-Ro Terminal at Tin-Can-Island Port, Lagos, has launched a gigantic mobile Liebbher crane. The crane is expected to boost container handling and bulk operations at the ever-busy terminal. The Executive Chairman of Comet Group of Companies (owners of Five Star Logistics), Musa Danjuma pointed out that since taking over the management of the terminal in 2006, the company had made massive improvement in the terminal’s capacity for cargo retention and storage.


Traders Want Pre-Import Inspection Policy Scrapped
Por Ismail Musa Ladu
Daily Monitor
November 19, 2012

Traders have said they are opposed to a policy that subjects all imports to be inspected at the point of origin. This comes just weeks after the government lifted a suspension on the Pre-import Verification of Conformity to Standards programme (PIVoC) that makes it mandatory for all imports to be inspected before they are shipped into the country.

Bribery by Regulators in E Africa Increases Cost of Business – Survey
Por Faridah Kulabako
Daily Monitor
November 21, 2012

Regulators in East Africa demand the highest amount of bribes from transporters and drivers along transport corridors, a survey conducted by Transparency International Kenya and Trade Mark East Africa has revealed. The survey titled “Bribery as a non-tariff barrier to trade; a case study of East African trade corridors,” ranked Tanzania as the worst affected standing at about Shs32.6 million ($12,640) followed by Kenya at about Shs17.3 million ($6,715) annually.

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Saudi Arabia Import Tariffs Hinder GCC Customs Union
Por Tom Arnold
The National
November 14, 2012

Hundreds of tariffs imposed by Saudi Arabia on imports risk holding back the full operation of the GCC customs union in 2015, say UAE officials. Saudi Arabia imposes customs duties of up to 20 percent on selected imported commodities, such as matches and plastic bags, in an effort to protect fledgling national industries. But the tariffs are higher than those charged by the UAE and most other GCC states.

Para los Chicos Journal
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More than 25 people, including members of the fund along with friends and relatives, took part in the last trip of the year for Para los Chicos un Futuro Mejor. The goal? Visit the four schools sponsored; present year-end awards; and learn about the conditions of two more schools in the region, with the goal of adding one of them to the program in 2013.

The convoy, consisting of six vehicles, departed at 5 a.m. and the adventure lasted three days. "It's the most important trip of the year," they said. One reason is because students in each of the schools strive throughout the school year to win one of three prizes: a bicycle for the student with the best grades; a pair of shoes for the one who has made the biggest effort throughout the year; and a flashlight for the one who has had the best attendance.

In addition to presenting the awards and performing regular volunteer duties at each school, Para los Chicos volunteers also visited two other schools to access their exact conditions. In the coming weeks, leaders of fund will decide which of the two schools will be included in the work plan of the fund for next year.

About Para los Chicos

Para los Chicos un Futuro Mejor (“A Better Future for the 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

Staying Ahead of Changes in 2013

Welcome to the Aerodoc newsletter! In this issue we report on Aerodoc’s extensive network of local agents, who play a key role in allowing us to provide the customized door-to-door services that set us apart. As always, we have compiled—and translated—important logistics trade news from around the world. For the first time, we provide a schedule of upcoming key industry events. This will help you plan ahead, and get the most out of 2013.

Regarding 2013, the coming year is sure to present many challenges to Aerodoc’s clients in the broadcasting and telecommunications industries in relation to technology migration. Rest assured, at Aerodoc we are ready to help our clients successfully overcome all challenges.

The market for HDTV continues to grow, with households being added to this universe at 10 million a year in Latin America alone. Such rapid expansion impacts the operations of all companies working in related industries. Regulations are becoming stricter, and new products are constantly appearing. To ensure that we can help our clients thrive in this changing market, Aerodoc has sought support from our international network of agents. We have also taken part in the most important industry events to ensure that we fully understand industry trends and demands. As a result, Aerodoc is fully prepared to accompany our clients in the quickest, most efficient deployment of equipment to enable you to meet technology migration.

Just as we remain committed to serving our clients evolving needs, Aerodoc remains committed to expanding our efforts in social responsibility. As we report in this issue, Aerodoc’s Para los Chicos fund—which helps schools in remote and disadvantaged regions of Argentina—is currently evaluating two schools we visited in November, and we will soon select a new school to incorporate into the program in 2013!

Ricardo Giménez Zapiola
Managing Director Aerodoc
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