Cargo-partner banking on charter flights to meet tight deadlines in COVID times

Cargo-partner during the ongoing pandemic has operated several full and part-charter flights to ensure the timely delivery of highly urgent shipments. Presently, the international transport and info-logistics provider is operating a range of weekly charter flights from China and Hong Kong to Europe, the company informed in a release.

The service includes trucking from all of Mainland China, including the key gateways Shanghai, Beijing, Qingdao, Xiamen, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, as well as on-carriage to the final destination anywhere in Europe. In addition, the company has been handling all customs formalities at borders and airports.

The full and part-charter flights are responding to the urgently needed goods, the majority of which came from the pharmaceutical, healthcare and PPE (personal protective equipment) sectors.

Recently, the company handled three charters from China carrying 13 million K95 masks for miners and health workers in Africa.

To meet the urgent demand for these goods and to make the best use of time during the shipment’s transportation, the cargo-partner team in Shanghai organised the ULD loading, which took six hours, to take place overnight.

Furthermore, in April, cargo-partner’s team in Sweden organized three MD11 freighter aircraft loaded with nearly 200 metric tons of temperature-sensitive and non-stackable cargo Stockholm Arlanda to Chicago O’Hare Airport.

“Despite the short time frame for this shipment, which coincided with the Easter holidays, the transport was executed just in time to meet the customer’s needs,” the company said

Also, in cooperation with a long-time system partner in Africa, Cargo-Partner delivered several airfreight charter solutions to customers in South and Southern Africa.

 In April, it organized two B-777F aircraft from Shanghai to Johannesburg to transport urgently required medical and PPE equipment. The goods were then distributed by truck from Johannesburg Airport to the final destinations in Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana and Namibia.

“Just as we did before the coronavirus crisis, we are keeping a close watch on the market and remain in constant contact with customers, agents, carriers and partners, so that we can react quickly to their needs and offer competent solutions. Thanks to our strong presence in China, we were able to learn from our colleagues’ experiences and assessments early on in the development of the COVID-19 situation and prepare our global network accordingly. We continue to plan proactively and go the extra mile to keep our customers’ supply chains moving!”

Stefan Krauter, CEO of cargo-partner

To meet the demand cargo-partner also cooperated with carriers who had converted several idle passenger aircraft to freighters by removing seats or even lashing cargo to passenger seats.

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