Transporting 196 horses is neigh problem for LATAM Cargo

Source: LATAM Cargo

LATAM Cargo is transporting a total of 196 horses for show jumping events at the Pan American Games currently taking place in Chile.

The airline transported horses from the US, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, and Paraguay on its Boeing 767 freighters.

In total, 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.

The airline said that preparations began three months before the sporting event, which runs from October 20 to November 5.

This included the coordination of a series of details such as optimal routes, stables, horse teams, and professional caregivers accompanying the horses.

The horses are attended to throughout the flight, receiving supplies of water, forage, and food, with attention from veterinarians to accompany them during the journey, LATAM Cargo said.

Juan Pablo Márquez, senior cargo operations manager in Chile for LATAM Cargo, said: “For us, it is an honour to be part of this major sporting event that is ‘Santiago 2023,’ and for equestrian federations to choose us as their trusted option for transporting the horses they will use in the competitions.

“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.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]