New products and enhanced service delivery are driving forces in the airfreight sector which has been hit hard by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Jade da Costa, chief commercial officer for Aero-Africa, global capacity on all carriers has been tight for most of 2020 as demand increased dramatically and rates skyrocketed. Despite this airfreight companies have been hard at work to deliver new solutions while enhancing service delivery and adding as much value as possible. Da Costa said the company had introduced two new products which had been particularly well received.
“We now have a neutral scheduled consolidation service from Europe to Johannesburg via Schiphol in Amsterdam,” he told Freight News.
“This allows for transit and Road Feeder Service (RFS) cross-border solutions to over 20 destinations via Johannesburg.”It caters for freighter-specific cargo as well as cargo that can move on passenger aircraft – with direct premium and standard services applicable. Da Costa said the service operated from the shipper’s door in Europe to the destination airport from where it could be forwarded to a number of African destinations.“All the client needs to do is move their Europe freight into our consolidation and they have access to these services.”
The company also now offers a weekly scheduled freighter to Mauritius from Johannesburg. Da Costa said growing volumes on this service was a priority.