Friday, June 14, 2013

Freight Forwarding Group Assist All Cargo Airline with Setting Up New Service

Fashion Goods will be Top Priority on New 747-8 Freighter Route
Shipping News Feature

US – HONG KONG - LUXEMBOURG – Despite its slough of labour problems, for air freight carrier Cargolux it’s business as usual. This week the cargo only airline announced a new service from Hong Kong to Columbus, Ohio, effective from 16 June. This means the buckeye state airport becomes the latest in the company’s network to be served with Cargolux’s new 747-8 freighters and the company said it was able to draw on the valuable support of forwarding company Hellmann Worldwide and the Columbus Regional Airport Authority in establishing the flight. The airport infrastructure and service at Rickenbacker International Airport was praised by Richard Forson, Interim President and CEO of Cargolux, when he unveiled the new route.

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority and its three airports, Port Columbus International Airport, Bolton Field Airport, and Rickenbacker accounted for $6.6 billion in total annual economic output in 2012 and the latter is dedicated to air cargo shipments handling a total of 22,755 tonnes of cargo in the first four months of 2013 alone and thus ideal for Cargolux. David Whitaker Vice President of Business Development and Communications for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority commented on the news, saying:

“The Central Ohio region is gaining a valuable logistics asset with the entrance of Cargolux and their advanced 747-8 freighter aircraft service through Rickenbacker International Airport. The expertise, flexibility and reliability that Cargolux is known for creates smart opportunities for businesses in our region and beyond.”

Columbus is one of the major fashion and apparel markets in the world and home to a number of large international fashion companies. Cargolux says the direct flight from Hong Kong will offer shippers of fashion goods and other commodities fast and convenient connections from Asia to Columbus, which is one of the major fashion and apparel markets in the world and home to a number of large international fashion companies.