Aerovaradero joins forces with Maravana Cargo from the US to speed up the shipment of packages to Cuba

Aerovaradero joins forces with Maravana Cargo from the US to speed up the shipment of packages to Cuba

Cubans residing in the United States will be able to more easily send non-commercial packages, such as medical supplies, to their relatives on the island after the state company Aerovaradero SA and the US company Maravana Cargo signed an agreement this Friday to shorten the times in cargo transportation.

The agreement was signed on the last day of the International Transportation Fair, held this week in Havana, reported the official agency Prensa Latina. about 23 MSMEsas well as self-employed workers and state institutions, will benefit from this alliance.

Alejandro Martínez, president of Maravana Cargo, a company created two years ago in Hialeah (Miami), assured that now maritime and air deliveries will arrive “with the greatest safety” to their recipients, who import, above all, medicines and products that do not can find in the Cuban market.

Aerovadero assumes the “commitment and responsibility to make deliveries in the shortest time possible,” said the general director of the state company, Mayelin Gotera, for whom a “way to gain credibility” is that the recipient receives his package without damage or adulteration.

The official also announced that they are working in other alliances, without specifying which ones, to expand parcel services and reduce correspondence rates.

The agreement includes the transportation of goods by sea, but Gotera clarified that Aerovadero will continue to focus its surveillance on the air sector, because it is a “well-regulated” alternative for large-volume cargo.

The official also announced that they are working in other alliances, without specifying which ones, to expand parcel services and reduce correspondence rates “with the aim of benefiting customers given the limitations and low availability of goods and products in the domestic market.” , noted Prensa Latina.

In August 2022, a new package of measures flexibility for the importation of non-commercial goods by natural persons from the United States. One of these provisions made it possible to double the weight of the packages that Cubans can bring up to 20 kilograms for a cost of 200 dollars. For the same amount, previously only 10 kilograms could be transported.

The weight of the package for which no duty is paid was also increased from 1.5 to 3 kilograms, in addition to reducing the customs duty charged based on the volume of the merchandise.

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