Nathan De Valck, Cargo Account Manager Sales & Marketing Brussels Airport, will leave his present position as to become the new Managing Director Belgium for ground handling agent WFS. There he starts already on 01DEC22. His forthcoming step drains more talent from the airport operator. Read more >>
In our last issue, we reported on a consignment of live King Crabs that had been falsely declared and, after an odyssey of several days from Norway to Italy on board of Lufthansa Cargo, finally had to be destroyed because it was spoiled. We asked our readers to stay tuned. Now both parties have come to an agreement. Read more >>
If a single task pending completion would measure 10 cm in height, a yardstick of 2 meters would still hardly suffice to illustrate the many assignments GertJan Roelands has to master. They range from fleet issues to product realignments, SAF utilization programs, and partnership or network arrangements. Their overarching theme is to create optimal customer value in the most sustainable way, which must guide all decisions, GertJan Roelands, Senior Vice President Commercial of Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo, emphasizes. CargoForwarder Global (CFG) spoke with the executive during the recent TIACA event in Miami. This week, CFG brings you Roelands’ reflections on his cargo airline’s environmental policy. Read more >>
How often has that headline been written over the past decade? It’s like the Cry Wolf story, though this time, Amazon believes it will actually happen in the U.S. – and still before the end of this year! At the same time, it has already revealed the newer version of its delivery drone.
The carrier has doubled its weekly cargo capacity to and from Vietnam by adding Hanoi to its network. The bi-weekly services complement the flights to Ho Chi Minh City, operated twice a week as well. Thanks to the additional capacity offered to the market, the airline expects to capture a substantial share of cargo traffic transported both ways between Vietnam and Europa. Read more >>
The new government under President William Ruto has shelved plans to sell the airline to cash-rich investors or to fully nationalize it. Instead, it favors splitting Kenya Airways up into self-managed passenger, cargo, and ground handling units. Although the scheme is new, the old problems remain. Read more >>
“… what would it be?” was CargoForwarder Global’s final question to its panelists, late afternoon on 09NOV22, at the TIACA air cargo forum in Miami. The “Air Cargo – From Spotlight to Highlight” panel had looked at how the air cargo industry could build on its positive exposure during the pandemic and become an industry of choice for young talents looking to make a career for themselves. Read more >>
This is a story of people, animals, air and land transportation, and misinterpretations. In the leading role: Lufthansa Cargo. Place of the action: Europe, between Norway and Italy. The plot ends at a garbage plant. However, the consequences of this case have yet to be decided.
CargoForwarder Global is delighted to host another guest article from Arpad Szakal, Principal Consultant at UK-based executive search firm, Cormis Partners, (See also) this time with a core focus on attracting more women to the air cargo industry workforce. Read more >>
Speaking with ECS Group’s Chairman and CEO, Adrien Thominet, at TIACA’s air cargo forum in Miami last week, CargoForwarder Global came away from the interview wondering if the S in the company’s acronym* actually stands for Sustainability. Certainly, when talking about the S in ESG, referring to the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards evaluated by potential investors, it is clear that within ECS Group, this goes through and beyond the Social aspect. Read more >>
When Audrey Serdjebi was hired by General Sales and Service agent ECS Group, some 11 years ago, she knew practically nothing about the air freight business. That quickly changed, mainly thanks to the support of Adrien Thominet, who at that time was member of the top management of the GSA Group which he chairs meanwhile. In October 2019, she founded her own PR and marketing agency named Lemon Queen. Read more >>
The North and Latin American markets are the new focus regions for future growth for the Rhenus Group. A challenging and, at the same time, dynamic objective. It will be achieved through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions, Rhenus executives announced at TIACA's ACF in Miami last week. Read more >>
Since the company’s inception in 1974, Quick Cargo Service (QCS) has always seized opportunities when they arose, to grow the business and its network. Meanwhile, its pan-European network consists of 23 stations stretching across 9 countries. And that does not yet appear to be the end of the journey that the family-owned logistics company has embarked on. Read more >>
TIACA’s air cargo forum in Miami on 08-10NOV22 had one key goal: to bring the people of the air cargo industry together and give them a forum for discussion and networking. On that front, the event was a total success, according to the attendees CargoForwarder Global (CFG) spoke with. Great atmosphere, a number of highlights, but also a few improvements required before the repeat event in 2024. Read more >>