FreightScan, LLC, a developer and supplier of automated dimensioning systems for the freight and logistics industry, has opened a new office in Costa Rica, citing increasing Latin American economic development and growing interest in its automated cargo scanning systems.
Air cargo industry veteran Luis F. Paredes, who is also CEO and President of A.E.H. Group S.A. and AEROEXPESS Costa Rica, both widely recognized air freight companies in Latin America, has been named Director of Latin America for FreightScan and will oversee management of its entire Latin American region.
"We are very pleased to have Mr. Paredes represent FreightScan and head up our Latin America operation," said Randy Richards, EVP of Sales for FreightScan. “He has an excellent reputation in the air cargo and aviation industries and brings a great deal of knowledge, energy and motivation to our expanding global team. His proven success in leading and developing professional cargo airline personnel and operations brings a strong dynamic to our team as FreightScan establishes a footprint throughout Latin America."
FreightScan 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 (250 lbs.) of additional chargeable weight as compared to scale weight, representing more than 1.6 million kilos (3.2 million lbs.) of chargeable weight per air cargo facility.
FreightScan has several installations and evaluations taking place throughout North America and is continuing to develop strategic partnerships to handle its pioneering scanning systems for the automated dimensioning of cargo in Europe and the Asia Pacific region, as well as Latin America.