Faster freight for Brazil becoming a reality.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A Gimenez, Miami International airport Director Lester Sola and officials from Miami-Dade County and the Brazilian Post Office (Correios) have gathered in Brasilia to announce the launch of Compra Fora (Buy Outside), a first-of-its-kind, expedited shipping service that allows e-commerce packages of all sizes from anywhere in the world to be shipped to Miami International airport, be pre-cleared by Correios, and arrive in Brazil as domestic cargo within days instead of what used to take weeks or months.

Correiros chose Miami as its first Compra Fora partner in large part because the airport ranks first in the US for cargo flights to Brazil and commands 38% of the entire Miami-Brazil air trade market. Brazil is Miami’s largest international market for passengers and trade value, generating more than 1.5m travellers and US$12bn in cargo shipments annually.

“This landmark agreement with Correios once again reinforces Miami-Dade County’s role as the logistics leader in our hemisphere,” commented Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A Gimenez. “I applaud the efforts of Miami and our trade community for keeping Miami-Dade County on the forefront of innovation within the global air cargo industry.”