IN BRIEF, THE LATEST AIRLINE INDUSTRY NEWS.
time:matters voted Top Logistics Provider
CNH Industrial, one of the world’s largest agricultural machine manufacturers has voted the Frankfurt-based speed logistics and time critical spare parts delivery company, time:matters as their “Top Logistics provider.” The prize was awarded in recognition of the company’s outstanding performance as well delivering a customized transport concept developed by the expert for time critical supplies.
The title was bestowed on time:matters at the annual Suppliers Meetings which was held in Turin, Italy in late December 2016.
The Spare Parts Logistics department of time:matters assists CNH Industrial with the pick-up and delivery of CNH’s spare parts over a distance of up to 3,000 kilometers. Generally, pick-up takes place around 08:00 and allows on-time delivery to consignees in order to keep machines running smoothly, especially during critical harvesting times.
The time:matters / CNH agreement started in April of 2016 with deliveries to CNH custom-ers in Sweden and Finland.
LUG aircargo handling reshuffles its managment
Frankfurt Airports second largest air cargo handler, LUG aircargo handling, who recently won over Etihad Cargo as a new client, has initiated some changes in its management structure in order to gear itself better to future market challenges.
A new department named ‘Strategic Product Development’ will be headed by Wolfgang Voigt and Axel van Hees has been promoted to the position of Operations Manager at LUG’s Frankfurt station.
In this newly created position, Mr Voigt who previously served as operations manager will be responsible for guiding the future expansion of the company’s service portfolio. Patrik Tschirsch,
M.D. & CEO of LUG states that he sees this move as being essential for strengthening LUG’s innovation power in order to maintain its position of excellence and as a pioneer in air cargo
handling. He stated further that “we want to grow again and offer our customers an even more comprehensive service portfolio.”
Mr van Hees takes over from Wolfgang Voigt as FRA head of operations and will also maintain his position as head of aviation security at LUG.
Sales, customer services and quality will remain under Nina Strippel and all three individuals report directly to Mr Tschirch.
ANTONOV Airlines transport giant helicopter
The first charter operations from ANTONOV Airlines new UK headquarters at London Stansted Airport was carried out last week.
A giant British manufactured helicopter which has a height of 4.4 meters was loaded at the Stansted Diamond Hanger onto one of ANTONOV’s fleet of seven AN-124-100 freighters for its long trip to Southeast Asia.
A newly developed loading gear for the AN-124 was used for this operation and enabled a much speedier loading process.
Paul Bingley, ANTONOV Airlines Commercial Manager commented; “it is a wonderful coincidence that one of the UK office’s first operations should take place on its doorstep. Such close proximity allowed us, not only to successfully test our specially-designed loading equipment, but also to work more closely with our customer.”
TIACA again backs Next Generation Leadership collaboration
The Professional Development Workshop program which is aimed at growing management skills for young air cargo professionals has been supported by TIACA for some time.
CargoForwarder Global is also a strong supporter of this important action and we are happy to note that the TIACA management have just completed another round with six young and up-coming managers from companies based in the Netherlands.
The course was attended by young managers from airlines, agents and pharmaceutical companies with the aim gaining a better understanding of individual processes and looking at new ways of collaborating.
Sebastian Scholte, CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics and Vice Chairman of TIACA commented that “this initiative will hopefully be the start of many more to follow, where we can develop young talent to be the leaders of tomorrow.”
John Mc Donagh