26th April 2019 I The Runnymede on Thames Hotel, UK
Air Cargo News Conference
Cargo Airline of the Year Awards
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2019 Award Winners
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AIA Cargo - Freight Forwarder of the Year Sponsor
Airbridge International Agencies Ltd (AIA Cargo) is a leading cargo GSSA international service provider, with a worldwide network based in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. We provide unique and extensive outsourcing opportunities, and each of our customers benefits from an entirely individualized worldwide corporate identity. At AIA Cargo all services provided are uniquely tailored to meet the carrier’s needs, and traditional GSSA work has been modified so that it is more in line with airlines requirement. AIA enjoys the benefits of being part of a strong and financially stable group and we can offer our airline customers financial stability.
Air Charter Service - Best Freighter Operator Sponsor
Founded in London in 1990, Air Charter Service (ACS) is an award-winning charter specialist, which now arranges more than 23,000 charter flights per year, with revenues of almost $700m. The company has a truly global network, with 24 offices worldwide, spanning all six major continents. ACS has a reputation for providing seamless cargo charter solutions for a wide variety of international clients including multinational corporations and governments. Over the past decade ACS has won more than 20 cargo industry awards.
American Airlines - GSSA of the Year Sponsor
American Airlines Cargo is a division of American Airlines Group and provides one of the largest networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada and the United States. Our newly combined cargo network is only the beginning of many exciting changes happening at American. With initiatives like e-freight, a new state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia, and hundreds of new aircraft on the way, we are striving to provide a best in class customer experience worldwide.
Brussels Airport - Innovation Award Sponsor
Brussels is the Capital of Europe; it is both politically and economically at the heart of Europe. In 2015 Brussels Airport welcomed over 23 million passengers. More than 100 airlines operate from the 3 non-congested runways, generating 220.000 movements per year. More than 750,000 tonnes of flown and trucked cargo passed through Brussels Airport every year. Brussels Airport has a dedicated cargo area called BRUcargo, grouping all stakeholders in one free trade area: handling companies, customs, trucking companies and forwarders. Flown cargo volumes in 2014 and 2015 were up 8% each year, showing the increasing interest to use BRU as a European gateway. In 2015, BRUcargo welcomed 4 new full cargo carriers. BRUcargo is world leading and innovative when it comes to the transportation of both perishables as well as pharmaceutical goods. Since 2010, many new initiatives have been taken to improve the cargo at BRU airport: new warehouse, new apron, increased security and a new cloud based cargo community system.
Cargo Flash is one of the leading IT and business consulting solutions provider firm exclusively focused on the Air Cargo Industry. The bouquet of products from Cargo Flash are secure, scalable, reliable and user friendly. It seamlessly integrates clients business and organizational strategies with IT implementations, thus helping them to enhance their financial performance and operational efficiency. Innovation and adaptability to the changing technology are the key factors to the success of Cargo Flash. Our system ensures optimum output through minimal human resources, in addition to many innovations, thus making the cargo flash system stand apart from the present legacy systems.
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering - Best Cargo Airline - Asia Pacific Sponsor
Established in the UK in 1973, Chapman Freeborn provides unrivalled charter and leasing expertise on a global basis. With over 45 years of experience in the cargo market, the company works with clients and experienced air carriers to arrange the delivery of time-critical consignments, heavy and outsize equipment, humanitarian goods, and all other types of freight. The group’s subsidiary companies include Chapman Freeborn OBC, Intradco Cargo Services, Logik Logistics International, Magma Aviation, and global flight support division Wings 24.
dnata - Cargo Airline of the Year Sponsor
Since our founding in 1959, dnata has grown into an international air services provider with almost 40,000 employees across more than 80 countries, providing service excellence to over 400 airlines. This makes us one of the world largest air services provider, our vision however, is to become the most admired not necessarily the biggest but unequivocally the best in the eyes of our customers. dnata continues to look ahead with robust, long term operational strategy in place, a top global team, as well as an enormous capacity to reinvent ourselves in the face of change. dnata is confident that we will maintain our momentum towards becoming the worlds most admired service provider.
Dunleavy White - Newsmaker of the Year Award Sponsor
Dunleavy White was formed in 2010 to focus on aviation, travel, transport, logistics, hospitality and their associated digital sector. A specialist, entrepreneurial and market leading global executive search firm, Dunleavy White has developed an outstanding international reputation and strong track record partnering an extensive blue-chip client portfolio. Particularly well established in the €100,000 to +€350,000 salary range, Dunleavy White provides unparalleled industry expertise and in-depth knowledge in each specialised sector, successfully completing board, c-suite and senior level management appointments across all organisational functions. Operating from offices in London, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Dubai, Dunleavy White has excellent access to the highest calibre of talent, truly offering a global multi sector search solution to businesses worldwide.
Liege Airport - Charter Broker of the Year Sponsor
Liege Airport is Belgium's number one cargo airport. Fully focused, #freightersfirst, LGG provides specialized services and dedicated infrastructure for freighter operators. The flexibility of the airport (24/7, no curfew, no slot limitations) and the location ensure the cargo to arrive at final destination faster. LGG cargo community includes specialized services for express and e-commerce, perishables and pharmaceuticals, outsize cargo and live animals. In 2018, 870,000 Tons of cargo was handled in Liege. Daily freighter connections to Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, and a European air and road network have made Liege a global crossroads for airfreight.
Network Aviation Group - Best Cargo Airline - Africa Sponsor
Wexco Cargo GSSA - Best Cargo Airline - Middle East
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