LATAM Cargo transports 196 horses for 2023 Pan American Games

Logistics for complex transportation began three months ago to make it possible to transfer horses to Chile on B767Fs

LATAM Cargo transports 196 horses for 2023 Pan American Games
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LATAM Cargo transported 196 horses for Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing competitions to and from Chile to participate in the 2023 Pan American Games and then return to their homes.

"Through a complex operation, and in just three weeks, horses from the United States, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, and Paraguay were transported on B767F cargo planes and subsequently transferred to their respective stables and sports centres," says an official release.

The company transported 91 horses to Chile to participate in the international tournament, and after the competitions are concluded, 105 horses will return to their countries of origin on the same cargo planes, the release added.

"For us, it is an honour to be part of this major sporting event - Santiago 2023, and for equestrian federations to choose us as their trusted option for transporting the horses they will use in the competitions," says Juan Pablo Márquez, Senior Cargo Operations Manager, Chile, LATAM Cargo. "It is a recognition of our extensive experience in this type of transportation, our logistics and the specialised personnel that allows us to provide top-level handling to ensure the well-being of these animals. We will continue working to deliver a service with the highest quality standards for our customers."

The logistical process behind the transport began three months before the sporting event, involving the coordination of a series of details such as optimal routes, stables, horse teams, and professional caregivers accompanying the horses in compliance with the rigorous procedure offered by ALIVE, animal care as part of LATAM Cargo's product portfolio.

LATAM Group is the official airline of the 2023 Pan American and Parapan American Games in Santiago and Team Chile, the release added.

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