Family-owned logistics company, Quick Cargo Service (QCS), has established a new station at Leipzig/Halle Airport, its 19th branch office in Europe. Simultaneously, QCS announced a new management structure, introducing a team of directors to streamline and reorganize the agent’s business strategy.
Leipzig added to the network
The new Leipzig branch that opens its doors officially today (01AUG21), closes a gap in the logistics provider’s network. It is expected to play an important role in the e-commerce sector and provide tailored services to the aerospace industry by managing the supply chain of parts and tools from beginning to end. “Leipzig is an economically interesting spot for us, where we are already cooperating closely with important customers. Thanks to our new office, we can now serve them even better,” says Branch Manager, Robert Weckwerth, summarizing his company's motives.
CEO Stephan Haltmayer adds to this: “As a professional service provider, it is a must for us to always be close to our customers and thus directly accessible and approachable to them.”
Smart allocation policy
Driver of the management enlargement is the agent’s economic success: Its sales figures in air and ocean freight, the main pillars of its business activities, have grown remarkably in recent times. This is confirmed by Oliver Krautter, who has now been promoted from Route Development Manager to Director Air Freight, and thus belongs to QCS’ top management level. Due to the growth of the business, “we had to broaden our base and spread leadership across more shoulders,” Manager Krautter explains.
According to him, Quick Cargo’s proven allocation policy turned out to be the key driver of the air freight business in recent times. “Due to allocation agreements, we were able to offer our customers sufficient transport capacity on board of our contracted airlines, this way safeguarding our supply chains in times of tight air capacity.” He speaks of as many as 40 international routes allocations apply to, valid until the end of OCT21 when the next winter flight schedule begins. Then QCS intends to continue to secure loading capacity at agreed rates.
Own OBC activities fell victim to COVID-19
As a result of the pandemic, the company has outsourced the OBC business it used to run in-house, a service that is now performed by an external provider. This way, QCS aims to reduce the risk for its own staff to be quarantined for days or even weeks following an OBC mission. “This risk seemed too high to us,” Director Air Freight, Oliver Krautter, states.
Asked how much air and ocean freight respectively contribute to QCS's total sales, he says the ratio is about 60 to 40 in favor of air freight.
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