Montevideo, August 16 2018
Given the increasing demand of global pharmaceutical shippers currently selecting Uruguay and MVD Free Airport in particular as a gateway for South American distribution, MVD Free Airport is commencing the development of the phase 2 of its Cold Chain Warehousing Master Plan. This entails a new state-of-the-art cold chain warehouse to add to its existing capacity in order to service existing and future demands for its regional distribution operations.
“We’ve seen the global pharma market truly shift their eyes to Uruguay as an entry point. The reduction of clearance times to large markets, the safer, traceable entry to complex markets, the possibility to perform conditioning activities from a tax free zone and the agile customs procedures are what are positioning MVD Free Airport as a trusted partner for regional distribution. This is generating incremental needs in terms of infrastructure for MVD Free Airport and in terms of connectivity for Uruguay as a country”, mentioned Hans Guiscardo, Senior Manager at MVD Free Airport.
“Our second Pharma Hub will provide us with additional capacity in terms of storage at +15 + 25, +2+8 and freezer temp ranges, as well as additional working space for secondary conditioning and for cross docking operations.”, he added. “This, combined with the augmented connectivity from Europe to MVD that has materialized in the past weeks strengthens UY’s value proposition considerably moving forward.”
MVD Free Airport has stipulated Q4 2019 as a tentative inauguration date and is currently in the formal development of the project and floor plans.
MVD Free Airport is a business unit of Corporación America, the largest airport operator in the world with a network of over 50 airports and cargo terminals across 3 continents. It is a multimodal distribution center specialized in temperature-controlled supply chain, operating as the first and only free airport in South America.
For more information: www.mvdfreeairport.com