California-based FreightScan has opened a new office in Costa Rica as it says increasing Latin American economic development is driving interest in the company’s suite of automated cargo scanning systems.
Air cargo industry veteran Luis Paredes – CEO & president of the A.E.H. Group S.A. and Aeroexpress Costa Rica air freight companies – has been named director of Latin America for FreightScan and will oversee management of its entire Latin American region.
Randy Richards, executive vp of sales for FreightScan, said the company has compiled data from air cargo facilities in Latin America that indicated 22% of total shipments in the region should be charged by dimensional weight. On average, these dimensional weight shipments have 125 kilos of additional chargeable weight as compared to scale weight-- representing more than 1.6 million kilos of chargeable weight per air cargo facility.