Mendoza: Argentina’s Gateway to Chile and the Pacific

June 15, 2021

Federico Ciardullo, Commercial Sales Executive at Crane Worldwide Logistics Argentina, took part in our Café con Crane podcast series where he describes the benefits that  Federico Ciardullo Mendoza, Argentina offers as a strategic point for imports, exports and cargo transit taking advantage of Chilean ports.  

Federico’s experience began over fifteen years ago when he obtained a degree in international trade. His professional career commenced at a customs brokerage in Argentina. Subsequently joining the Crane Worldwide Mendoza team as a sales executive in 2019. 

Below is an excerpt from the podcast interview. 

What advantages does Mendoza have to offer the world?   

Mendoza has an abundance of natural resources and a strategic location near Argentina’s principal ports. The city has one of the most modern airports in the country, which offers 170 weekly flights despite the ongoing pandemic. Along with technological and industrial development that positions Mendoza at the eye of international logistics.  


Mendoza has the advantage of being located near Chile’s ports. What do you consider to be the greatest advantage of utilizing Chile’s ports? Ship Port  

Firstly, Chilean ports offer the great advantage of their ship draft size which allows for larger ships carrying larger merchandise to enter their ports. Additionally, Chilean ports have a spectacular customs system, so all the paperwork is simplified. Their quality of service never fluctuates, and they are extremely organized. Finally, their ports are three times more cost efficient than the ports in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  


You can watch the full interview in Spanish below. 


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