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Aero Africa Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Kati Mackay as Regional Financial Manager. Kati will be responsible for the Financial Resources at Aero Africa, supporting the Executive Management team and offering insights and financial advice. Kati will be based in our Regional head-office in Durban South Africa.

She has more than 10 years’ experience in the Finance field and began her career abroad in London working for Royal Bank of Scotland before moving back to South Africa and taking on a Financial Management role in the Clearing and Forwarding industry.

Kati earned a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management Cum Laude and holds a CIMA Dip MA accreditation.



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Aero Africa Sub Saharan Africa (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Jarryd Niescior as Regional Operations Manager.
Jarryd will be responsible for Regional Operations in South Africa as well as growing our Final Mile Solutions product across the Rest of Africa, further enhancing Aero Africa’s presence on the African continent.

Jarryd started his career in Logistics in 2012 and spent 5 years at Neutral Wholesaler CFR Freight SA (Pty) Ltd. Jarryd has also done consulting work for many of the larger corporates further enhancing his airfreight capabilities on both imports and exports.
Jarryd has built up extensive knowledge in the Airfreight industry and possess’ fundamental Airfreight skills and training that has provided him with a reputable image within the airfreight industry.

Jarryd will also be very instrumental in rolling out the Aero Africa digital platform in Africa.



Aero Africa – the Hong Kong based neutral air cargo solutions group has opened a new regional office in Casablanca Morocco.

The new office will look after the group’s interest in the region, operating as a control tower and centralized service center in North Africa for its overseas partners and clients. The new team will focus in promoting Aero Africa’s digital airfreight portal, developing BSA scheduled consolidations from Asia to North Africa, and to providing innovative air cargo solutions & value-added services to the North African freight & logistics community.

Aero Africa has already launched earlier this year neutral BSA scheduled consolidations, providing competitive airfreight wholesale rates from Asia, EU and the UK to the Southern African markets.

The North Africa control tower will be led by Nina Carcat and Hamza Benzina

Nina Carcat, Regional Manager said:

“With the accelerated economic growth in North Africa , and the matching increase in Automotive, Pharma and other logistics activities from direct trade with Far East as well as the world, it has become critical in providing the logistics and aviation sector with a tailor-made simplified neutral air cargo solution, supported by a secure financial transacting platform in which to conduct air cargo business in the North African region.

With our own control centers across Asia, Europe and key African gateways, as well through selected trusted air cargo professionals in each African airport, we offer bespoke cost-effective solutions for Africa to the logistics and aviation community. This includes regional freighter feeder & RFS services, freight collect, A2D, DDP, neutral break-bulk, time critical, project air cargo, as well as final mile solutions, including services to remote difficult to reach destinations, all through Aero Africa’s single point of contact, control, and management.”

Nina Carcat
Regional Manager

About Aero Africa

Aero Africa is an air cargo management group dedicated to providing neutral African logistic solutions and value-added services to the international logistics and aviation community.



Aero Africa – the Hong Kong based neutral air cargo solutions group, has recently launched its digital airfreight rate platform to cater to the needs of the African freight & logistics community. The new airfreight gateway and consolidation portal will be available exclusively to freight forwarders & transport-related companies, providing instant air freight wholesale rates, consolidation schedules, and digital bookings from major global hubs to 84 airports in Africa starting in Southern Africa by June 2021.The new platform is powered by Hashmove, a leading digital transformation provider based in the U.A.E.

“Combining our extensive experience and expertise in air freight, with Hashmove’s  technological capabilities, will open up new and innovative ways for African logistics providers to conduct airfreight business , which will transform traditional notions of efficiency and routes to market. This is the first of many initiatives we are planning to release this year, which will bring enhanced value to the African logistics community as a whole. Aero Africa operates neutral scheduled air freight consolidations services from Asia and Europe to selected gateways in Africa. The portal will enable us to digitize effectively the air cargo logistics B2B community and to provide full visibility and transparency to our client’s airfreight import business. The platform has been built tailored to the needs of the African logistics market, taken into consideration every small detail of the air freight procurement and consolidation management model at each gateway and African destination” said Jade Da Costa, CCO of Aero Africa.

Jade Da Costa
CCO of Aero Africa

Abdur Rehman Co-Founder and EVP Engineering of HashMove added: “Making a consolidation platform for Air Cargo is not an easy task but thanks to the in-depth understanding of building a Logistics Platform by our team, we have done it in record time. The HashMove Engineering team has worked very hard on the complete digital transformation of the Aero Africa network and its operations. Freight Forwarders globally can now get ‘exclusive and instant access’ to millions of Air Cargo rates into Africa on the new Aero Africa platform powered by HashMove. We are happy to be part of this unique collaboration between HashMove and Aero Africa, and are very excited for the launch of this platform in summer 2021”.

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Abdur Rehman

Co-Founder of Hashmove

About HashMove

HashMove is transforming the logistics industry through its smart, multimodal, end- to-end digital platform where shippers and logistics providers can connect and transact seamlessly. HashMove’s digital platform powers its smart logistics marketplace, provides digital portals for logistic providers and provider networks, and offers enterprise closed loop and cold chain logistics solutions.



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.



Aero Aero Africa sponsored Team Dutchmann at the Dezzi 500 4-hour endurance car race at Dezzi Raceway, in Port Shepstone, 120kms south of Durban, South Africa, a couple of weeks ago. Peter Schmidt-Loffler and Gavin Rooke, sharing the driving duties, drove a NASH – MVW3 car, flying the Aero-Africa flag high.

For more race details click here



Aero Africa is an air cargo management group dedicated to providing neutral African logistic solutions and value-added services to the international logistics and aviation community.

With an African network in over 84 airports covering all 54 countries, and with selected trusted air cargo professionals in each, we offer bespoke, cost-effective solutions, to and from the African continent. Our services include airfreight wholesale & brokerage, neutral consolidations, GSSA and CSA activities, time critical, charter & project operations, as well as first & final mile solutions including services to remote and hard to reach destinations in Africa

The on-going challenge that we will face over the next few weeks & months would be storing and transporting the Covid-19 vaccines, often at temperatures lower that -70 degrees C. We have highlighted our strategic hubs in Johannesburg & Nairobi as the best suited airports to handle a smooth transfer for the vaccines for our regional network rollout into Southern & East Africa.

Aero Africa operates regional B737F feeder freighter services 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. We have carefully selected our  ground handling partners in Johannesburg & Nairobi that we have worked with for many years, and we have also moved into a strategic partnership with Tower Cold Chain Solutions to utilise their equipment for all our shipments from origin to final deliveries in our region. We will also have the possibility to monitor the temperature control using the same equipment for perishable of dry shipments the entire journey. With our platform in Africa we will ensure the stock is moving at all times.

We have set up a vaccine team in both Johannesburg & Nairobi to monitor all the shipments on 24 hour basis and have engaged with specialist cool chain transport partners to upgrade tracking and GPS capabilities. Some delivery supply for government would be in rural and remote sites and possibly only found by GPS co-ordinates and all vehicles will be following a strict protocol.

It comes without saying that we would be very active over the next few days on confirmation from carriers and local governments on their documentation requirements and regulations into moving the vaccines. We would need to avoid all delays and risk in terms of the transit stations.

All parties need to work together and support each other for the roll out to happen smoothly. Aero-Africa is committed to stay in touch with the customer demands throughout the process of vaccine supply and will remain agile at all times and can work through the challenges that lie ahead.

Aero Africa was founded by a group of logistics entrepreneurs with vast experience and extensive knowledge of the African market and the air cargo industry. Due to the accelerated economic growth on the African continent and the increase in logistics activities and the direct trade with Far East and the World, it had become critical to providing the logistics and aviation sector with a tailor-made and simplified air cargo solution, as well with a secure transacting platform with Africa. Aero Africa operates through four regional service desks in Africa, Europe and China, and under one centralized accounting center, servicing exclusively the global freight and aviation community .

As a neutral airfreight broker & solutions provider, we offer scheduled cargo services including transit and final mile solutions, to and from : ABJ,ABV, ACC, ADD, ALG, APL, ASM, BEN, BGF, BJL, BJM, BKO, BLZ, BUQ, BZV, CAI, CKY, CMN, COO, CPT, DAR, DLA, DSS, DUR, DZA, EBB, NEU, FBM, FIH, FKI, FNA, GBE, GOM, HGA, HME, HRE, JIB, JNB, JRO, JUB, KAN, KGL, KRT, LAD, LBV, LFW, LLW, LOS, LUN, MBA, MGQ, MPM, MRU, MSU, MWZ, NBO, NDB, NDJ, NIM, NKC, NLA, NOS, NSI, OLA, ORN, OUA, OXB, PHC, PNR, POG, POL, RAI, RBA, ROB, RUN, SEZ, SHO, SSG, TNR , TUN, WDH, WVB, ZNZ and more.

Please visit our website www.aero-africa.com for more info, and do not hesitate to contact us for any assistance you need in the African continent .

Jade Da Costa CCO
management@aero-africa.com



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We are delighted to welcome Cecile into our air cargo logistics family. 

Cécile is a lawyer of French nationality, with an extensive international experience in shipping and transportation law throughout her career. Based at the Athens EMEA regional office, she will be responsible of all legal matters related to the running of the group, its African offices, and network of partners.



Following the successful launch of our neutral airfreight import product from China to RSA and East Africa earlier this year, we are pleased to announce the kick-off of our new BSA airfreight consolidation programme Ex works Europe or FCA AMS .

 

In partnership with our consolidation partner N.F.S Airfreight, one of the leading and most recognized neutral airfreight wholesalers and consolidators in EU, we offer MD and LD 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.

 

 For more information please contact spotrates@aero-africa.com



Aero Africa launched its inaugural cargo flight on its new weekly scheduled freighter service JNB/MRU/JNB on the 10th OCT.

The 737F 300 aircraft flew from JNB to MRU with 18 highly pedigreed race horses for the Mauritius Turf Club on a very challenging but very successful night operation, fully compliant with the Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations, with primary objective to ensure the safety of the horses, and returned full with commercial cargo.

We wish to thank our Aero Africa JNB operations team, our partner Star Air Cargo, and our MRU GSA CEL Aviation for their commitment and support on this new service.



Aero Africa join forces with Cosmo Airfreight Consolidators, Korean’s largest air cargo consolidator, aiming to provide neutral air cargo solutions and scheduled consolidation services to the African and South Korean logistics community.

By this initiative, both Cosmo and Aero Africa, are adding valuable services respecting the rising trade and investment links between Africa and Asia. With the prospect of rapid growth in the African Air Freight market, this strategic partnership will allow both sides to provide competitive access to the African and Korean market and will add another milestone in the Aero Africa Gateway concept.

“The Aero Africa gateway program delivers end-to-end air cargo solutions and neutral scheduled consolidations from key markets, via strategic gateways to more than 70 hard to reach destinations across Africa. Aside from our own service centres in Africa, China and EU, we are connected with Airlines, CSA-GSAs and neutral consolidators worldwide, each one of these representing and promoting Aero Africa’s solutions in their local markets“

said Jade Da Costa CCO

Sean T. Ahn, Director Global operation at Cosmo added :

“Cosmo is extremely delighted in partnering with Aero Africa. Through this exciting initiative, we will be able to offer second-to-non air cargo consolidation service to the customer agents in both continents. Ranging from small samples, hi-tech products to perishables, lowering the logistical barrier and keep your finger on the pulse of Africa consolidation !”

About Aero Africa

Aero Africa is a Hong Kong based air cargo management group committed to delivering neutral African logistic air cargo solutions to the global freight forwarding and aviation community. 

info@aero-africa.com

About Cosmo Airfreight Consolidators

Cosmo Airfreight Consolidators Ltd. established in 1989, is based in Mapo area in Seoul. Strategically located in the heart and birthplace of Korean air cargo industry.

Since then, more than 28 years saw the rapid growth of CAC becoming the largest air cargo consolidator expanding worldwide together with more than 500 customer agents.

cosmo@cosmoair.com



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Aero Africa, the Hong Kong based air cargo management group, is proud to announce the appointment of James Cameron as Director Product Development, Southern Africa.

South Africa born Jay Cameron comes with more than 10 years of International Experience in the Airfreight Wholesale Industry. He joins Aero Africa after spending more than 10 years with Neutral Wholesaler CFR Freight SA (Pty) Ltd. He was instrumental in assisting CFR Airfreight Division to become a top 10 IATA Cargo Agent working with various Freight Forwarders and Clearing Agents.

In his new position as Aero Africa’s Director Product Development Southern Africa, Jay will be based in Johannesburg and responsible for developing the airfreight consolidation products and scheduled cargo service into the region, as well as monitoring and overseeing all shipments to and from Southern Africa.

Jay has a valued image and reputation in the marketplace, both within the Freight Forwarding, Wholesale and Airline marketplace, with extensive knowledge and expertise of the industry.

 

“We would formally like to welcome Jay to the Aero Africa team, I have had the privilege of being Jay’s client over the last few years and his service level to his clients us unbelievable. Jay, we know will fit into the Aero Africa mould as he has set the bar extremely high to continue in his journey as our Director of product development in Africa. Jay has a wealth of experience that he brings to our business and we really look forward to the opportunity of working together.” says Jade Da Costa, CCO Africa

 

Juergen Anwander, Germany based General Manager adds: “We as Aero Africa are proud that, despite of the difficult times we all face, an experienced and well reputed person like Jay is strengthening our management team in Southern Africa. With his experience and knowledge, he will definitely help us to move Aero Africa to the next level.”

 

Aero Africa is a Hong Kong based air cargo management group, dedicated to providing African logistics solutions and neutral value-added services to the International Logistics and Aviation community .



African continent has been forgotten by carriers and cargo agents during the C-19 crisis, as most of the air cargo capacity is planned for Europe and the Americas . During the recent crisis, neutral air cargo solutions provider Aero Africa, assisted various freight and clearing agents from all Africa to move over 200 tons of time critical PPE goods ex China .

Aero Africa teamed up with NAP members and managed full and part charter loads into Southern and East Africa ,and moved time critical shipments into North & West Africa in-transit via EU .

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Jade Da Costa, CCO Africa says  :

“In partnership with leading carriers ,GSAs and neutral air cargo brokers globally, we offer logistics companies exclusive scheduled cargo services and main deck solutions from our gateways in China , EU and Middle East , to more than 60 hard to reach destinations in Africa. Our main focus is on cargo from Asia and the Americas, as these markets have lack of space during C-19 crisis and limited main deck capacity directly into Africa .

During C-19 crisis, we extended our airline brokerage and charter solutions to include new carriers and transit gateways from those already available.

With selected trusted air cargo professionals in each African airport, we offer bespoke cost-effective solutions in 84 airports. This includes freight collect, A2D, DDP, neutral break-bulk, time critical, project air cargo, as well as final mile solutions, including services to remote difficult to reach destinations, all through Aero Africa’s single point of contact, control, and management.“

Aero Africa is a Hong Kong based air cargo management group, dedicated to providing African logistics solutions and neutral value-added services to the international logistics and aviation community. www.aero-africa.cominfo@aero-africa.com



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South Africa born Jade Da Costa comes with more than 30 years of international experience in the freight forwarding and aviation industry and extensive knowledge of the African markets and cultures. He joins Aero Africa from Intraspeed Group where he most recently held the position of Group Director from 2000 to 2020. He was pioneering in setting up African offices in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa and heavily involved in various joint ventures throughout the African continent.

In his new position as Aero Africa’s CCO, Jade will be based in Johannesburg and responsible for group’s commercial activities and product development within the African continent .“ Jade is a great personality with an extensive skill set. He brings his experience and a strong track record in achieving substantial growth to the table,” commented Christos Spyrou CEO and founder .“ I am extremely excited with this opportunity in driving these innovative air cargo products into the African continent . I feel with this new venture the sky is the limit “ added Jade Da Costa .

About Aero Africa

Aero Africa is a Hong Kong based air cargo management group, dedicated to providing digital African logistics solutions and neutral value-added services to the international logistics and aviation community. www.aero-africa.com – info@aero-africa.com



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Aero Africa welcomes Nina Carcat as the company’s new African network solutions officer and business development for EMEA . Nina comes with 15 years’ experience in international logistics in France, Asia and the West Africa . She will be based at the Athens EMEA office and will be supporting our African operations .



Aero Africa operating a network at over 84 airports, covering all 54 countries, now has now opened a new office in Shanghai, managed by Eric Dong who has extensive experience in the Chinese airfreight market.

The new office provides a centralized customer service and solutions center for its partners and clients,- local and independent CSAs in the Asian region,  as well as to assist them in promoting it’s African final mile logistics solutions and gateway cargo services.

Aero Africa has already this year, launched neutral scheduled consolidations with competitive airfreight wholesale rates from the major Chinese gateways to JNB CPT NBO and LOS.

Juergen Anwander Director Business Development and Compliance, explains.

“In partnership with 20 carriers, we offer logistics companies exclusive scheduled cargo services and main deck solutions from our gateways in EU, UAE, JNB, NBO, to more than 60 difficult to reach destinations in Africa. Our main focus is on transit cargo from Asia and the Americas, as these markets historically have lack of space on 1st sector, limited main deck capacity directly into Africa and much higher end to end rates as a direct through MAWB to Africa.

“In addition, during 2019 we are deploying our exclusive sea air solutions ex Asia for Africa via Jebel Ali, Mombasa, and Durban, as well as express and time-critical solutions tailored exclusively for the African marketplace. We are also extending our airline brokerage solutions to include new carriers and new scheduled consolidation origins from those already available.

Jamie Anderson, Director African solutions adds :

“With selected trusted air cargo professionals in each African airport, we offer bespoke cost-effective solutions for Africa. This includes freight collect, A2D, DDP, neutral break-bulk, time critical, project air cargo, as well as final mile solutions, including services to remote difficult to reach destinations, all through Aero Africa’s single point of contact, control, and management.

“We have also developed a customized e-platform destination profile note for each country/airport in Africa which also includes hard to reach remote destinations in Africa and is exclusively available to our freight forwarding, consolidators, and airline clients alike.

Aero Africa is an air cargo management group dedicated to providing African logistic solutions and neutral value-added services to the international logistics and aviation community.

For more info please contact

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Juergen Anwander
info@aero-africa.com
www.aero-africa.com



Recently launched Aero Africa is a neutral air cargo and aviation solution provider that is dedicated to the freight forwarding community.

It provides wholesale African logistic solutions and value-added services to the global industry, including freighter operators, wide-bodied scheduled and charter operators. African Solutions Director, Jamie Anderson, explains the company’s unique advantages.

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

“The Aero Africa gateway programme 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 through to our membership of the Neutral Air Partner. Thanks to this membership we have connected with CSAs, GSAs and neutral consolidators worldwide, each one of these representing and promoting the Aero Africa product portfolio in their local markets.During 2019 we will introduce further initiatives, including an all-inclusive per kilo DAP/DDU destination tariff, CEIV accredited delivery programme and Africa port based sea-air solutions”.



Aero Africa is an air cargo management group committed to delivering neutral African logistic air cargo solutions to the global freight forwarding community.

Christos Spyrou Founder & C.E.O presented Aero Africa’s solutions and its innovative products recently at the Neutral Air Partner’s global meeting in Asia . Aero Africa aims to cover 84 airports throughout Africa with own offices and specialized partners covering and working exclusively with freight forwarders . Aero Africa provides a comprehensive range of destination services including DAP/DDU/DAP, remote final mile and cross border movements, all through a seamless single point of management.

“The company targets to open regional centralized service centers in Africa , Europe , Asia and Middle East with in 2019 and by 2020 will launch it’s digital airfreight rate portal offering instant and competitive rates from major global gateways to over 70 hard to reach destinations in Africa . It also aims to set up joint ventures in East , Central and West Africa and launch neutral import wholesale services to the forwarding community “ stated Spyrou .

Juergen Anwander is appointed as General Manager

German born Juergen Anwander with an extensive 30 years’ experience in aviation and freight forwarding in Germany and in Asia, has been appointed as the General Manager of Aero Africa based in Munich . Anwander will be responsible for the overall management , the air freight consolidation products into Africa, as well as the digital rate portal implementation.



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