FedEx acquires Colombian freight forwarder Cargex

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FedEx Corp has agreed to acquire Cargex S.A., an international freight forwarding company with over 25 years of experience with a focus in export management of perishable goods, and Agencias de Aduanas Aduanamos S.A. Nivel 2, an affiliate of Cargex specializing in customs brokerage services. This addition strengthens the FedEx air freight forwarding and customs […]

Amazon to Open Service Center in Bogotá Colombia

Amazon announced it is opening a new service center in Bogotá, Colombia. The company plans to hire about 600 employees, with 400 by October and more by the end of the year. The new service center will provide 24/7 customer service to Amazon customers worldwide in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. “We are delighted to invest […]

Amazon’s Brazilian Ambitions May Become Real Very Soon

Last year there was a lot of hoopla about Amazon entering Australia. But the next significant Amazon market, one that is actually much bigger, appears to be Brazil. READ MORE: Amazon Australia Signs Up Over 80 New Sellers per Day To explain the potential of Brazilian eCommerce, a recent study by UPS in conjunction with comStore […]

Chile Stands Tall As Latin America’s Fastest Growing eCommerce Market

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Chile is rapidly becoming an eCommerce powerhouse due to its accelerated infrastructure development partnered with high levels of Internet penetration. The Chilean eCommerce market currently has more than US$3.7B and is expected to grow at 35% this year, reaching at least US$5B in revenue by the end of 2018, Nathan Lustig site wrote. Chile’s fast-growing […]

Amazon Brazil Expansion Rumor Boost to Miami HQ2?

It is the day of “people familiar with the matter” stories about Amazon. Reuters reported Friday that Amazon is planning to lease a 50,000 square-meter (538,000 s.f.) warehouse just outside Sao Paulo, Brazil. Amazon entered the Brazilian market in 2012 with a Kindle store. Last April the company expanded to physical books, and later in the […]