Aero Africa – The Hong kong based air cargo management group, catering to the freight forwarding and aviation community, begins to gain momentum and significant air cargo market share within the African logistics industry,  explains Jade Da Costa CCO .

“We provide wholesale African logistic solutions and neutral value-added services to the logistics industry, including BSA scheduled airfreight consolidations from Europe & China, space brokerage, gateway and crossborder services, as well as final mile African logistic solutions .

The Aero Africa gateway programme practically works as a “ virtual airline “ and delivers an end-to-end air cargo solution from key markets, via strategic gateways to more than 70 hard to reach destinations across Africa. Our global reach and product deployment have been expedited due to our own presence in Africa, China, and the EU, and through our strategic partnership with leading GSAs and neutral consolidators worldwide.

Following the successful launch of our neutral airfreight import consolidation product from China to South and East Africa earlier last year, we are pleased to announce the kick-off of our new BSA airfreight consolidation programme ex Europe. In partnership with Neutral Freight Services BV ( NFS Airfreight ) one of the leading and most recognized neutral airfreight wholesalers and consolidators in EU, we offer MD (Main Deck) and LD (Lower Deck) services on premium airlines, and at competitive rates through our BSA contracts with the carriers. In addition, we offer an innovative EXW Door 2 Airport product from over 15 European countries, under one centralized service center, and a simplified per kilo Europe EXW Tarrif.

Aero Africa recently launched regional B737F feeder freighter operations and RFS via JNB to/from Southern Africa and Indian ocean islands, and we are very excited to partner with leading regional cargo carriers in East and West Africa.

The company targets to open new regional service centers in the continent by end of 2021, and will launch officially its digital airfreight rate portal, providing instant and competitive airfreight rates from major global gateways to over 70 hard to reach destinations in Africa . It also aims to set up joint ventures in key African countries and launch neutral air import wholesale and consolidation services, catering to the local clearing and forwarding communities.

With our offices and network of partners covering 84 airports throughout Africa, and working exclusively with freight forwarders, Aero Africa provides also, a comprehensive range of destination services including DAP & DDP final mile and cross border movements, all through a seamless single point of management “

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Aero Africa Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Tobias as Regional Operations Manager. Gary will be responsible for the regional airfreight import and crossborder operations of Aero Africa.

Gary started fresh in the wholesale industry working at CFR Freight SA (Pty) with airfreight exports and airfreight imports. He was soon moved into a Key Accounts role at CFR where he oversaw several of the most important clients. Thereafter he moved into a route development role to develop products from Europe and Asia.

Subsequently, he was offered an opportunity to run the Cape Town airfreight operations as the operations supervisor in August 2019. Gary has since relocated from Cape Town to Johannesburg where he is now based to assist the regional development of Aero Africa. Gary Tobias has obtained a post graduate degree in B.Com Honours Logistics Management and joins Aero Africa after more than 7 years of experience within the Airfreight Wholesale Industry.

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Aero Africa Asia’s team is excited to welcome Joey Xu, in the newly-created position of Director Airfreight Asia. Joey will be responsible for the overall airfreight development of the group in Asia with focus on procurement with carriers and optimizing our neutral scheduled airfreight consolidations from Asia to Africa. She will also assist our business development team to promote our African solutions to the Asean freight forwarding and aviation community.

Joey is well accustomed with procedures and has extensive knowledge in the China airfreight market. She has been working with airlines’ key persons for many years and has built excellent relationships. Before joining Aero Africa she worked as regional air freight manager & head of air freight for M&M, On Time Express, and Shipco Transport.

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