Viracopos competes for best cargo airport

Viracopos International Airport, in Campinas, São Paulo, is a finalist in the Cargo Airport of the Year category in the 2024 edition of the Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards, which will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, in China, on June 26.

Viracopos is the only Brazilian airport competing for the award. The World Air Cargo Awards is one of the world’s leading awards in the field of air logistics and recognizes airlines, airports, freight forwarders, brokers, sales agents in general, and logistics service providers.

The winners are chosen through a vote to be held by the people who work directly or indirectly in the sector. They can only vote by using corporate email addresses, in other words, they cannot vote using email addresses such as Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail, for example. A total of ten categories will be awarded, including Best Cargo Airport.

TECA: Award history

The Viracopos Cargo Terminal has been among the award winners in recent years. In 2020, Viracopos Airport was voted the 3rd Best Cargo Airport in the World (in the up to 400K tons/year category) at the Air Cargo Excellence Awards, held at the time by Air Cargo World, which is also one of the world’s leading cargo publications.

In 2014, the Air Cargo Excellence Awards had already awarded Viracopos as the second best in Latin America, as well as recognizing the terminal as the Best Airport in Latin America in the Cargo Operations category. In 2015, Viracopos won as the Best Cargo Airport in Latin America.

In 2018, the Viracopos Cargo Terminal won the top award, being voted the Best Cargo Airport in the World in the up to 400K tons/year category.

About VCP Cargo

Viracopos is the largest hub for international freighters in Brazil, and processes 1/3 of all cargo arriving in Brazil by air. Strategically located between the country’s main highways, the airport is also positioned between the most important industrial, commercial and technological centers in Brazil.
Among the pillars presented by the Viracopos cargo team are efficiency in receiving and releasing cargo, high-performance operational capacity, and the use of best practices in cargo management, handling and storage.
The Viracopos Cargo Terminal offers high-performance operational capacity with customized solutions for clients. With a total area of 90,000 m², TECA has a security monitoring system, a stacker crane system, specific facilities for live cargo, and strategic positions for cargo aircraft in front of the terminal.
TECA also has a dedicated structure for the Cold Chain sector, with an area of 3,100 m² and 11 cold chambers with anterooms that guarantee temperature maintenance. The airport also has a cold room for frozen goods with a set point of -18ºC, as well as offering 24-hour temperature control and monitoring.

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