Job Title: Airfreight Export ControllerLocation: City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaEmployment Type: On-site, Full-time

Join Our Team as an Airfreight Export Controller!

Are you ready to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment of airfreight wholesaling and consolidating? We are seeking a skilled Airfreight Export Controller to join our team.

In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating entire airfreight export shipments, ensuring seamless delivery from origin to international destinations.

The ideal candidate is required to manage the complete export process according to shipping terms and customer instructions, co-ordinate all stages of shipment, from collection at the origin to final delivery at the international destination and handle all tasks involved in the export process, ensuring efficiency and accuracy. The Airfreight Export Controller will report directly to the Airfreight Export Supervisor.

Key Responsibilities of the Airfreight Export Controller include:

    • Arranging collection of cargo
    • Ensuring that cargo is received into our warehouse and properly documented
    • Assessing whether cargo is appropriately packed for airfreight
    • Arranging re-packing with packers when necessary, including Danerous Goods Regulation (DGR) packing if required
    • Booking cargo with airlines in accordance with required deadlines
    • Ensuring that documents for customs purposes are accurate
    • Processing customs entries electronically
    • Re-negotiating airline rates when needed
    • Sending pre-alerts when documents are complete for approval
    • Liaising with our customers locally and with destination agents as required
    • Completing internal costings accurately for invoicing purposes

      Key Requirements for Consideration:

        • Minimum of 3 years of experience in export airfreight, preferably in a wholesale/consolidator environment in a similar position
        • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple shipments simultaneously
        • Knowledge of Incoterms
        • Ability to work precisely, pay attention to detail, and work both independently and as part of a team
          • High level of verbal and written communication skills in English
          • Professional manner and attitude when dealing with customers, suppliers, and colleagues
          • Proficiency in ShipShape or similar customs programs and regular business software such as Outlook, Excel, and Word
          • Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) accreditation is an advantage

            Should you meet the criteria and wish to apply, kind forward your CV, salary package details and notice period to: vicky@aero-africa.com

            Should you not hear back from us within 14 days, please take it as your application was unsuccessful.



            Trading and conducting business in West Africa presents a dynamic mix of opportunities and challenges that savvy forwarders and businesses must carefully consider. With projected economic growth rates on the rise and initiatives like the West Africa Trade & Investment Hub mobilising private capital and creating jobs, the region is prime for significant development. However, to fully capitalise on these opportunities, businesses must adeptly navigate a multifaceted logistical landscape full of complexities.

            Opportunities Abound

            West Africa’s trade is experiencing notable growth, with overall GDP growth rates expected to rise from an estimated 3.2% in 2023 to 4% in 2024, and 4.4% in 2025. This growth is underpinned by a robust increase in private-sector productivity, profitability, and competitiveness, facilitated by initiatives such as the USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub. The program has notably mobilised $407.8 million in private capital and created over 74,000 jobs.

            Moreover, the adoption of the African Continental Free Trade Area is projected to further boost intraregional trade and economic integration, offering more extensive market access to local and international businesses. In fact, the World Bank estimates that the African Continental Free Trade Area has the potential to boost intra-African trade by 52%.

            West Africa’s air freight data highlights the region’s role in global logistics:

            AFRICA – EUROPE

            West Africa is responsible for 9% of export volume and 31% of import volume, with the trade lane expected to grow 3.2% in the coming years.

            AFRICA – EAST ASIA

            West Africa is responsible for 6% of export volume and 40% of import volume, with the trade lane expected to grow 5.4% in the coming years.

            But Opportunities come with Challenges

            Despite the promising outlook, West Africa faces significant logistical and infrastructural challenges. Underdeveloped transport and ICT infrastructure hinder efficient trade and business operations. Concerns about political stability and the reliability of trade related authorities further complicate procedures. Additionally, fragmented markets and human resource challenges pose obstacles to operational efficiency.

            One of the primary issues faced by businesses operating in West Africa is the prevalence of underdeveloped road networks and ICT infrastructure. This impedes the smooth flow of goods and services, leading to delays and increased operational costs. As a result, businesses often struggle to meet delivery deadlines, impacting customer satisfaction and overall performance.

            Complicated country-specific regulations worsen logistical challenges, especially for special shipments that need to traverse multiple borders. Navigating these regulations requires specialised knowledge and expertise. Non-compliance with country-specific rules can lead to delays in cargo clearance, fines, and even confiscation of goods, resulting in financial losses and damage to business reputation.

            Nina Carcat
            West Africa Network Solutions Manager

            Real-World Solutions

            Aero Africa’s expertise extends to handling complex logistics challenges, such as navigating landlocked countries and country-specific rules and regulations. By offering first and final mile services to any country, no matter how hard to reach, Aero Africa ensures smooth and efficient operations. In the most challenging environments partnering with established logistics providers is essential.

            Aero Africa as a neutral air cargo solutions provider, also supports West African forwarders with inbound capacity and competitive rates to and from key global gateways.All while servicing global forwarders with one centralised service and accounting centre for their logistical needs.

            With an African network spanning over 80 airports and a team of selected air cargo professionals, Aero Africa offers bespoke and cost-effective global solutions. From freight collect to time-critical final mile services, Aero Africa ensures streamlined operations, even in the face of complicated tasks requiring multiple stakeholder collaboration.

            In conclusion, while West Africa presents lucrative opportunities for businesses, success hinges on effectively navigating a very complicated landscape. With Aero Africa as your trusted logistics partner, you can unlock the full potential of the region while overcoming the complexities that come with it. Reach out to our dedicated team today and discover the solution to your air freight demands.



            Overview

            Aero Africa recently completed a challenging airfreight operation, transporting nine used gas turbines for refurbishment from Lagos (LOS) to Prague (PRG). The cargo, totaling 38,700 kg, required special handling as it contained dangerous goods and was classified for main deck carriage.

            Key Highlights

              • Complex Logistics Management: Managing the transportation of gas turbines involves intricate logistics due to their size, weight, and classification as dangerous goods. Aero Africa’s team meticulously planned every aspect of the operation to ensure compliance with safety regulations and timely delivery.
              • Client support: Aero Africa orchestrated a seamless operation spanning multiple continents. From coordinating pickup at the origin to delivery at the destination, our team provided dedicated customer service at every stage of the journey.
              • Timely Delivery: Despite the complexity of the shipment and the operations involved, Aero Africa ensured that the gas turbines reached their destination in Prague on schedule. Our commitment to punctuality and reliability is a testament to our expertise in managing time-sensitive cargo.

              Our ability to navigate international logistics intricacies and deliver exceptional service at all sides sets us apart as a trusted partner for complicated airfreight operations.

              Conclusion

              At Aero Africa, we pride ourselves on our ability to tackle complex airfreight challenges with precision and efficiency. This successful operation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and our dedication to providing tailored solutions that meet our clients’ unique needs. Whether it’s transporting dangerous goods or managing complex business arrangements, Aero Africa is your trusted partner for seamless airfreight solutions.



              In a recent interview for the “Americas” feature of the southern African Freight news, our very own Jay cameron, director of product development, had the opportunity to share our most recent product updates.

              Expanding its presence in North America has been a critical strategy for Aero Africa, which has introduced services specifically designed for this region.

              According to Jay Cameron, director of product development, the company has expanded and diversified its consolidation services for the United States (US) market.

              “We recognise the importance of this market, especially for the automotive sector, and have focused on understanding and meeting the needs of our clients, which include freight forwarders and clearing agents. Instead of concentrating solely on commodity-specific traffic, we prioritise providing a robust and comprehensive product that supports our clients in securing more business.”

              He said enhanced services in North America were vital to this strategy, ensuring that clients have the tools and resources to thrive.

              However, the Aero Africa team’s focus is not solely on the US. The company has recently ventured into the South American market, pioneering name-day consolidation services in a region without much activity from wholesalers or consolidators.

              “To expand our service offerings and provide enhanced products for freight forwarders and clearing agents, key Aero Africa staff members have travelled to South America to gain a deeper understanding of the local market,” said Cameron. “As a result, we’ve developed new products that empower our customers to target global business opportunities confidently.”

              Asked about obstacles, Cameron said the logistics sector across the Americas faced several significant challenges due to the vast geographical expanse and diverse market conditions.

              “One major challenge is managing the sheer size and complexity of the continent, which requires a deep understanding of local markets, procedures, and processes. This includes navigating the complexities of customs regulations, which can vary significantly between countries and regions.”

              Another key challenge was developing and implementing effective strategies to cover such a large and varied area.

              “Aero Africa addresses this by breaking down its strategy into manageable parts, establishing named gateways that serve as road feeder services within a hub-and-spoke system. This approach aims to enhance efficiency and ensure reliable service delivery where others have struggled,” explained Cameron. “Pricing also remains a critical challenge. Developing cost-effective solutions while maintaining high service standards is essential.”

              He emphasised that in North and South America, it was imperative to leverage local market knowledge and innovative logistical strategies to overcome challenges and drive success.

              According to Cameron, Aero Africa’s most significant opportunity in the Americas lies in introducing and optimising name-day consolidation services tailored to this market’s specific needs.

              “By adapting and customising these services, one can provide enhanced offerings to the freight forwarding and clearing sectors. This strategic move will improve service quality and strengthen our position as a leading wholesaler in the region.”

              He said customised consolidation services were growing in popularity.

              “Developing name-day consolidation services that cater to the unique demands of the Americas market allows the ability to offer key service enhancements. This approach ensures that freight forwarders and clearing agents can access reliable and efficient consolidation options, boosting their service offerings and competitiveness.”

              Cameron said Aero Africa had also strengthened its local presence and adapted its strategies to align with local trends in the Americas.

              “By understanding and responding to regional market dynamics, we can target local and international business opportunities more effectively. This adaptability helps clients tap into previously unexplored markets, expanding their reach and potential.”

              He said the company was enthusiastic in its outlook for the Americas.

              “We’ve observed considerable interest and excitement from this region towards Africa. While our primary focus has always been on the African continent, we are excited about these new opportunities in the Americas.”

              For the full feature visit: www.freightnews.co.za



              The African airfreight market has weathered its fair share of challenges in recent years, but there’s reason for optimism as signs of improvement emerge. According to IATA figures, cargo demand in Africa declined by 1.8% year on year in the previous year, following a lackluster 2022. Factors like inflation in Europe and the strength of the US dollar contributed to this downturn, impacting consumer spending across the continent.

              However, the tide appears to be turning, with the first three months of this year witnessing a notable uptick in demand, soaring by 16.8% year on year. This positive momentum is attributed to various factors, including the resurgence of e-commerce, particularly in economies like South Africa and Nigeria. These two African giants are showing early signs of recovery, indicating a promising outlook for air cargo demand in the region.

              This resurgence in demand isn’t confined to airlines alone; ground handling companies like Swissport International are also experiencing a surge in volumes. With investments in warehouse infrastructure and ground support equipment, Swissport is positioning itself to meet the growing demand head-on.

              Furthermore, there’s renewed interest from China in Africa, with economic conditions improving and new opportunities emerging. Airlines like Astral Aviation are capitalizing on this trend, exploring new routes and partnerships to tap into fresh demand streams. The shift towards Asian markets is evident, with airlines redirecting their focus from Europe to leverage growth opportunities in the Middle East and Asia.

              While challenges persist, including geopolitical tensions and operational constraints, the African airfreight market is primed for growth. Investments in infrastructure, expansion into new markets, and the rise of sea-air volumes are driving this upward trajectory. As the industry adapts to evolving dynamics, there’s a sense of cautious optimism about the future of airfreight in Africa. Stay tuned for more updates as we navigate these exciting developments and continue to unlock the continent’s vast potential.

              Original Source: www.aircargonews.net



              In the recent feature of Southern Africa’s Freight News, our very own Jarryd Niescior, general manager of southern African operations, shares his thoughts on the consolidation market.

              You can get access to the full feature here: freightnews.co.za

              Consolidators as enablers of market expansion.

              Ongoing efforts to invest in and expand neutral consolidation products to meet current market demands have remained a key focus at Aero Africa Sub-Saharan Africa.

              According to Jarryd Niescior, general manager of operations, this has included signing additional blocked space agreements (BSA) and increasing capacity with premium carriers.

              Utilising technological advancements to our advantage, along with the evolution of artificial intelligence in airfreight, grants us direct access to real-time market rates worldwide and flight capacity. This capability is instrumental in bolstering our consolidation planning, which is crucial in the current market landscape,” he told Freight News.

              According to Niescior, consolidators can leverage the volatile nature of global airfreight market rates using BSA contracts. This strategy enables them to provide forwarders with competitive and stable airfreight rates, effectively presenting an opportunity to capitalise on market fluctuations.

              He said with the daily increase in air cargo demands, there has been a consistent rise in airfreight volumes, which is a positive sign for the sector.

              “The volatile nature of global airfreight market rates at present provides us with a strategic advantage, as we can commit to rates for extended durations through our established BSA contracts with carriers,” explained Niescior. “Furthermore, the surge in airfreight demand, driven by service disruptions in the ocean freight sector in South Africa, has compelled us to innovate and offer dependable services at highly competitive prices. Moreover, there’s a growing demand for neutral wholesale services among small to medium-sized South African freight forwarders seeking a trustworthy partner they can depend on.”

              When asked about challenges, he mentioned the difficulty in innovatively enhancing standard consolidation procedures, particularly in constructing multi-master airwaybill consolidations destined for multiple locations to boost volumes. This would directly correlate with increased purchasing power with carriers.

              Niescior, however, emphasizes that consolidators continue to play a crucial role in the airfreight industry by serving as a bridge for small to medium-sized freight forwarders to compete globally. These forwarders may not have direct access to book with carriers at preferential rates, making the role of consolidators indispensable in levelling the playing field.



              In a recent interview with NAP On Air media, our own Jalene Ward, Aero Africa’s Network Manager, discussed her personal journey into the world of logistics. From her initial steps to her current role, Jalene shared insights into her passion for the industry and the path that led her to Aero Africa.

              Reflecting on her experience with NAP, Jalene emphasized the unique sense of camaraderie and support within the network. She described NAP as more than just a professional network but rather a family.

              Discussing Aero Africa’s recent achievement of winning the Best NAP Partner Worldwide award, Jalene expressed immense pride and gratitude and plans to go back-to-back!

              She highlighted the significance of this accolade, emphasizing that it not only recognizes Aero Africa’s commitment to excellence but also serves as a testament to the hard work of everyone in the Aero Africa group.

              Transitioning to Aero Africa’s latest developments, Jalene provided insights into the newest developments and initiatives driving the company forward. From leveraging partnerships to expanding service offerings, Aero Africa is committed to staying at the forefront of the industry.

              Looking ahead, Jalene shared her excitement for what the future holds for Aero Africa. With a focus on continuous innovation and strategic growth, Aero Africa is poised to build on its success on the import side and continue delivering value to its clients, by developing export products.

              As the interview concluded, Jalene reiterated Aero Africa’s commitment to excellence and its dedication to exceeding client expectations. With a strong foundation, a supportive network, and a clear vision for the future, Aero Africa is ready to embark on the next phase of its journey with confidence and determination.



              At Aero Africa, our commitment to putting our customers first drives everything we do. We understand that navigating the complexities of the airfreight industry requires innovation and adaptability. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our revamped airfreight import consolidation products, designed to meet the evolving needs of our clients in South Africa.

              With this new offering, we’re expanding into less addressed emerging markets with growing demand for air freight services. By providing these products, we’re not only addressing the needs of our clients but also contributing to the growth and development of these trade lanes.

              Our focus remains on delivering value-added solutions and exceptional service to our clients. We understand the importance of reliability when it comes to global trade, and we’re committed to helping our clients grow with confidence.

              With our new neutral scheduled airfreight import consolidations ex Sao Paulo, Dubai, Istanbul, Paris, Milan, in addition to our China, EU,USA BSA services, clients can expect streamlined processes, cost-effective solutions, and unparalleled support every step of the way. We’re excited about these new developments and look forward to continuing to serve our clients with excellence.

              Stay tuned for more updates and insights as we continue to innovate and evolve to meet the needs of our clients and the rapidly moving airfreight industry.



              In an era marked by unexpected global challenges, the essence of maintaining seamless supply chain operations has become increasingly paramount. Recent global events, from environmental disruptions to geopolitical tensions, helped surface the fragility of traditional supply chains, spotlighting the indispensable role of adaptability and resilience.

              As a leading air freight solutions provider with a core mission to unlock Africa’s vast potential, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities this continent presents. This blog post explores the importance of adaptability in supply chains, particularly in the context of Africa, and how partnering with specialists can offer businesses unparalleled advantages.

              The Impact of Unpredictable Events on Global Supply Chains:

              The global supply chain landscape has been significantly tested in recent years. Events such as the Panama Canal drought, Chinese New Year complications, and the Red Sea crisis have revealed the vulnerabilities inherent in over-reliance on single transportation modes and traditional routes. Particularly notable was the pivot to airfreight by many businesses, seeking to circumvent the disruptions caused by these events. This shift not only highlighted the importance of flexibility in logistics but also demonstrated the critical role of airfreight as a reliable alternative during times of crisis.

              The Importance of Fast Adaptation in Unlocking Africa:

              Africa’s burgeoning markets, vast resources, and strategic geographical positioning make it a continent ripe with opportunity. However, it also presents unique logistical challenges, from infrastructural constraints to regulatory complexities. In this context, the capacity for rapid adaptation is a necessity.

              Strategic Implications for Supply Chain Stakeholders:

              For stakeholders looking to navigate Africa’s dynamic market, understanding the strategic role of airfreight and adaptability is paramount. The capacity to tailor supply chain strategies to the African context, respond quickly to market changes, and leverage an in-depth understanding of regional complexities can significantly enhance operational reliability and efficiency.

               Our approach is built on three pillars of adaptability:

              Diversified Transport Solutions: We offer a range of airfreight solutions, ensuring that businesses can swiftly switch transport modes, mitigating the risks of delays or disruptions, and get the job done!

              Client-Centric Approach: Maintaining a close relationship with our clients and continuously scanning for the best possible options are at the heart of our commitment to offer superior service. By understanding our clients’ unique needs and challenges, we are able to proactively suggest and implement the most effective and efficient logistics solutions. We always strive to offer the best option.

              Deep Expertise and Vast African Network: Our unparalleled knowledge of the African continent, combined with our extensive network, ensures that we can navigate the complexities unique to African logistics, offering our clients the most efficient and reliable routes.

              To conclude, The key to thriving in today’s volatile global market lies in the ability to adapt quickly and efficiently to unforeseen challenges. For businesses looking to tap into the African continent’s vast opportunities, the strategic importance of partnering with an airfreight specialist cannot be overstated. Our commitment to best customer service, coupled with our extensive expertise and network in Africa, positions us as your ideal partner in unlocking the continent’s potential. Despite the complications that may arise.

              Together, we can navigate the complexities of African logistics, turning challenges into opportunities for growth and success.



              Michaela will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will be responsible for the overall airfreight operations in South Africa.

              Michaela embarked on her logistics journey in 2017, starting as a receptionist and steadily progressing to her current role as an Airfreight Operations Controller. With a comprehensive background spanning four years in customs operations and experience across various modes of transportation and international borders, she demonstrates a deep understanding of compliance, customer service, and business strategy.

              Throughout her career, Michaela has exhibited a relentless dedication to professional development, actively engaging in continuous training, system implementations, and the pursuit of new business ventures. Over the course of eight years in the logistics industry, she has refined her expertise in operations management, customs regulations, and customer relationship management.

              Having thrived in a demanding corporate freight environment, Michaela has cultivated a strong skill set in airfreight logistics, both locally and regionally. Her in-depth knowledge and proficiency in airfreight operations have solidified her standing as a respected figure in the industry, earning her a reputation for reliability and excellence.



              Last week, Aero Africa pulled out all the stops to host a memorable two-day gala event, bringing together our esteemed suppliers and clients. The event was a vibrant celebration filled with music, great cuisine, refreshing beverages, and captivating conversations centered around our dynamic industry.

              As guests entered the venue, they were greeted by an atmosphere buzzing with excitement and anticipation. The air was alive with the sounds of laughter and chatter as attendees mingled and connected with one another, forging new relationships and strengthening existing bonds. It was a testament to the power of collaboration and camaraderie within our network.

              Throughout the event, guests were treated with amazing dishes and drinks served with flair. This provided the perfect backdrop for lively discussions and fruitful exchanges, as industry professionals shared insights and perspectives on the latest trends and developments.

              In addition to the ceremony, some lucky guests were also pleasantly surprised with thoughtful gifts as tokens of appreciation for their partnership and support. These gestures served as a heartfelt reminder of the value we place on our relationships and the gratitude we feel for the trust placed in us.

              Overall, the gala event was a resounding success, offering a unique opportunity to celebrate our collective achievements and reaffirm our commitment to collaboration and grow. We look forward to continuing our journey together, fueled by shared goals and mutual respect.

              Stay tuned as we share more highlights and insights from this unforgettable event, showcasing the spirit of Aero Africa and the power of partnership in driving success.

              Warm regards,

              The Aero Africa Team



              Airfreight Import Controller

              Are you passionate about airfreight logistics and excel in a fast-paced environment? Aero Africa, a leading air cargo management group, is looking for a dedicated Airfreight Import Controller to join our dynamic team.

              Why Join Aero Africa:

              • Exciting opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing group.
              • Collaborative and supportive work culture.
              • Professional growth and development opportunities.
              • Competitive compensation package.

              Job Title: Airfreight Import ControllerLocation: City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaEmployment Type: On-site, Full-time

              Key Responsibilities:

                • Handle airfreight import operations efficiently and effectively.
                • Coordinate and monitor inbound shipments, ensuring timely execution.
                • Utilize VBA Excel skills to streamline processes and optimize workflow.
                  • Collaborate with various stakeholders, including clients, vendors, customs authorities, and internal teams.
                  • Maintain accurate records and documentation in compliance with regulations and company standards.

                    Key Requirements to Meet for Consideration:

                      • Must be able to work independently and accurately keep records, with a proactive approach to ensuring the profitability of the company.
                      • Matric qualification, coupled with 2-5 years’ experience in operations control within the freight forwarding sector.
                      • Proven experience in movement planning, arranging forwarding, track & trace, document control, and relevant industry requirements.
                        • Exceptional customer care skills, deadline-oriented, able to prioritize effectively, and work as a key team player.
                        • Advanced Excel skills and thorough knowledge of forwarding and clearing software processes.
                        • Experience in quoting and overseeing the entire process of import shipments.
                        • Must have a valid driver’s license, own car, and a clear criminal record due to the position being one of trust.

                          If you meet the requirements and are ready to take on this challenging yet rewarding role as an Airfreight Import Controller, apply now and join Aero Africa in shaping the future of airfreight logistics.Should you meet the criteria and wish to apply, kind forward your CV, salary package details and notice period to: vicky@aero-africa.com



                          At Aero Africa, innovation is in our DNA, and today marks a milestone as we spread our wings into new horizons. In addition to our “flagship” BSA air import program, we’re thrilled to announce the official launch of our Neutral Airfreight Export Consolidation operation from our brand-new facility in Pomona, South Africa. This venture not only strengthens our commitment to excellence but also propels us into a new era of enhanced capabilities.

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                          Soaring into New Frontiers

                          The air is abuzz with excitement as we unveil our new facilities consisting of 1174 sqm of warehouse and 716 sqm of office space, strategically positioned near OR Tambo International Airport. This strategic location not only enhances our accessibility but also sets the stage for seamless operations and expansion in the months to come.

                          Special Occasion – Special Celebration

                          Our journey into this new chapter was celebrated with joy in our new home. Colleagues, industry partners, and esteemed airline executives joined us in commemorating this momentous occasion. A special highlight was the presence of Mr. Catcho Cabral, who flew in from Cape Town to officially inaugurate our warehouse—a testament to the significance of this launch.

                          Quotes from Our Leadership Team

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                          Jade Da Costa, CEO – Africa:

                          “The launch of our Neutral Airfreight Export Consolidation operation is a pivotal moment for Aero Africa. This development not only strengthens our foothold in the industry but also aligns seamlessly with the broader vision of our group. As we step into the realm of export services with Aero Africa International, we anticipate synergies that will significantly benefit our other verticals, fostering an environment of collaborative growth.”

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                          Morne Erskine, Sales Director, Aero Africa International:

                          “This expansion marks a significant leap in our commercial capabilities. The addition of the export department allows us to offer a comprehensive suite of services to our clients. We’re not just moving goods; we’re crafting solutions that redefine the landscape of airfreight logistics. Our customers have noticed, the signs are very promising as traction was immediate. It’s an exciting time for us and our clients alike.”

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                          Vernon Lines, Managing Director, Aero Africa International:

                          “Operational capacity is the heartbeat of our service delivery. With our new facilities, we’ve not only increased our physical space but also fortified our operational capabilities. This translates to enhanced quality services, improved efficiency, and an elevated customer experience. The possibilities are boundless, and we’re geared up to exceed expectations.”

                          A Glimpse into the Future

                          As we embark on this new chapter, our commitment to raising the bar on product development and delivering service excellence remains unwavering. Stay tuned as we continue to redefine possibilities and set new standards in the world of airfreight logistics. “



                          Aero Africa Christmas Giving: Spreading Love and Creating Memories

                          The holiday season is more than just a time of celebration at Aero Africa. It’s a time when our team comes together to spread joy, create lasting memories, and make a positive impact in our local communities. This year, our Christmas initiatives were filled with warmth, laughter, and the true spirit of giving.

                          Tawana Community Children’s Home: A Day of Shared Joy

                          In the heart of the festivities, our team had the pleasure of spending a day with the delightful children at Tawana Community Children’s Home. The air was filled with laughter as we engaged in various activities, shared stories, and, most importantly, connected with the young hearts that hold the promise of our future.

                          The sweet gifts we shared were more than just material possessions; they were tokens of love and care, a small contribution to brightening the holiday season for these wonderful children.

                          Santa Shoe Box in Durban: Gifts Wrapped with Love

                          Participating in the Santa Shoe Box initiative in Durban was a highlight of our Christmas giving. Each meticulously wrapped box carried not only carefully selected gifts but also the collective goodwill and compassion of our team. The joy of imagining the smiles on the faces of the recipients added an extra layer of warmth to our holiday celebrations.

                          The Power of Community: Making a Collective Impact

                          These initiatives are a testament to the power of community and collaboration. It’s not just about the gifts we give; it’s about creating moments of joy and letting those in need know that they are surrounded by care and support.

                          Reflecting on a Year of Giving

                          As we reflect on the year that’s drawing to a close, we are grateful for the opportunities we’ve had to give back and contribute to the well-being of our communities. The true magic of the season lies in the spirit of generosity and kindness, values that resonate deeply with the ethos of Aero Africa.

                          Join Us in Spreading Cheer

                          As we bid farewell to this year, let’s carry the joy of giving into the new one. Whether through big gestures or small acts of kindness, every effort makes a difference. We invite you to share your stories of spreading love and joy this holiday season.

                          Aero Africa wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

                          May the spirit of the season continue to inspire acts of kindness, and may the coming year be filled with joy, success, and shared moments of goodwill.



                          Aero Africa is more than just a logistics company; we are committed to making a meaningful impact in the world. Our recent collaboration with Project HOPE, in response to the escalating violence in Sudan, is a testament to our dedication to humanitarian efforts. Together with key partners, we successfully coordinated the delivery of $13 million worth of vital medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, hygiene products, and therapeutic food to Sudan. This significant shipment is a lifeline for over 100,000 people across Sudan, where communities are grappling with under-resourced health facilities and outbreaks of cholera and dengue.

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                          The Mission: In a world fraught with challenges, Aero Africa and its partners rose to the occasion. The mission was clear: to provide urgent medical relief to the people of Sudan. With the unwavering commitment of organizations like Project HOPE, Airlink, Inc., MAP International, Flexport, Astral Aviation Ltd, and Qatar Airways, we embarked on a mission that would impact lives in a profound way.

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                          The Impact: A shipment of this magnitude is not merely cargo; it represents hope, survival, and a lifeline for those in need. Arlan Fuller, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response for Project HOPE, highlighted the importance of this shipment. It is supporting hospitals that lacked the necessary supplies and resources to care for an influx of patients seeking treatment for a wide range of medical issues, from cholera and gunshot wounds to pregnancy-related care.

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                          Collaboration in Action: This mission showcases the remarkable results that can be achieved through collaboration. The seamless coordination of efforts by all parties involved ensured the timely delivery of critical medical supplies to Sudan. It serves as a prime example of how organizations can come together to make a tangible difference in the world.

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                          A Shared Commitment: Aero Africa is honored to be part of this remarkable initiative. Our commitment to delivering excellence extends beyond the realm of logistics, and this mission exemplifies our dedication to humanitarian causes. We are not just moving cargo; we are delivering hope, healing, and a chance at a better tomorrow.

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                          Conclusion: The mission to Sudan with Project HOPE is a testament to the incredible impact that collaboration and commitment can achieve. It is a reminder that in the face of adversity, individuals and organizations can unite to make a significant difference in the lives of those who need it most. Aero Africa is proud to have played a part in this endeavor, and we remain committed to making a positive impact, one mission at a time.



                          Aero Africa Sub-Saharan assisted our agency partner in Poland with the onforwarding of an overlength machine urgently required by a mining operation in Zimbabwe. The machine is over 13 meters long and required special loading and handling. We were required to process the necessary documentation , under time constraints to arrange the onforwarding by road. The shipment arrived in Durban port by Sea and then was trucked to Zimbabwe. Aero Africa arranged all destination formalities for clearance and delivery under DAP terms to the Mine in Zimbabwe on behalf of the consignee!



                          After much anticipation, we are proud to announce that have officially launched our Neutral Airfreight Consolidation operation out of South Africa.

                          Located in Pomona, in close proximity to OR Tambo International Airport, our new home has a 1174 sqm warehouse and 716 sqm of office space, allowing enough room for expansion in months to come, as we continue to keep our focus on raising the bar on product development and delivering service excellence.

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                          Chané will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will be responsible for the overall operational functions within the Aero Africa Sub Saharan branch.

                          Chané will be fully involved with the African final mile solutions as well as import consolidations into South Africa, as well as working closely with the local and international customer bases and the international agent networks.

                          Chané’s logistics career began after she moved to the Logistics industry after working in HR & Payroll for three years.

                          At first, she was only involved in the Airfreight side but then moved on as operations controller for all modes of transport. Chané came to realize that her passion lies in the Air freight Industry and has been actively involved in airfreight operations for the past five years.



                          Verona will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa, but will be responsible for the national sales effort across the country. She will frequently travel across the nation to expand the Aero Africa brand and drive the image forward. Verona will work closely with each client to develop tailor-made solutions that complement their business and requirements.

                          Verona has extensive experience within the supply chain industry and has worked at reputable global companies such as SAB Miller / Anheuser-Busch InBev, and World Logistics Passport (WLP). At these organisations she has fulfilled several roles within the supply chain, such as transport and distribution planning, and supply chain management. She then moved into a role where she found her passion as a partnership specialist with a focus on key account management and optimising relationships and benefits for clients.

                          Verona has developed a brilliant understanding of the customer-centric approach and is now looking to further her career and knowledge with the global Aero Africa brand within the wholesale industry.



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                          With over 15 years of experience in the logistics industry, Jay Cameron has seen firsthand how the industry has evolved and changed. As the director of product development for Aero Africa, a leading air freight & logistics company, Jay has played a key role in helping the company adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing market.

                          In this interview, Jay has shared his insights on his journey in the logistics industry, the lessons he has learned, and how the industry has changed over the years. He also offers valuable advice for those looking to succeed in the logistics field.

                          Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got into the logistics industry?

                          I have always been interested in the transportation and logistics field. After completing my degree, bachelor of commerce at the University of Johannesburg I began my career working in the United Kingdom in a 3PL set up, concentrating on Logistics service formalities for the freight forwarding industry. Of course having been on the freight forwarding and clearing side, when I eventually moved back to South Africa and began working for a NVOCC / Neutral Wholesaler, it was far easier to understand the needs and requirements of our clients now being the freight forwarding and clearing market. The adaption is important to adjust and understand what it is that we as a neutral entity can do to add value within our clients business, through the years I have gained the expertise and knowledge to be able to apply the know how into the day to day running of the business.

                          What has been the biggest change you’ve seen in the industry during your 15 years in the field?

                          One of the biggest changes I have seen is the increasing use of technology in the logistics industry. When I first started out, most of the work was done manually, with a lot of paperwork and phone calls. Now, there are so many tools and systems available that make it easier and more efficient to manage shipments and track progress. This has helped to streamline operations and improve customer service. I am also eager to see how the world has been rapidly evolving with AI technology and funny enough I am personally involved in an exciting development regarding AI and the use and application within our environment, goal is to remain techno savy and to introduce unique service offerings that are leaps and bounds ahead of competition.

                          How have you personally evolved as a leader in the industry?

                          I have been fortunate enough to have had exceptional mentors throughout my career, each sharing in their knowledge and expertise and allowing me to build up my own skillsets which I have adapted and evolved with current and changing market conditions, again my success and transformation can only be down to the people with whom I have worked and with whom I have grown with in order to allow me to be where I am today, I am thankful and grateful to have had the opportunities that I have had and to have worked at companies that have allowed me to implement my own ideas and strategies and to adapt and change where required. Of course now even where I am now at Aero Africa, there is never an exact science or formulae to success, but the key is to align with strong individuals and partners who will support and facilitate the success, for me it is all about relationships and partnerships which are integral on delivery that successful end goal to customers.

                          What advice do you have for those looking to succeed in the logistics industry?

                          It is important to know and recognize that within any industry, hard work and determination will pay off, unfortunately one cannot expect to take without giving, and it is imperative that you view your future in a short, medium and long term, writing down goals and objectives for both personal and career and ensuring that you stick to this, being adaptable and open to change within a very uneasy and unpredictable market.

                          How has Aero Africa adapted to changes in the industry?

                          Aero Africa constantly looks at ways and means of improving service offerings and value adds within our global market, aimed only at the freight forwarders and clearing agents. Aero Africa not only operates as a virtual airline but provides services of a NVOCC / Neutral wholesaler, we are flexible and able to cater for the needs of the small to medium and larger freight companies, this allows for more avenues to generate business. Aero Africa has also embarked on ground handler, charter operations and even now we begin a very exciting journey by opening a new division in South Africa – more information to follow soon, but the key to current set up is constant changing and adaption to the market, COVID changed the way in which the world operated, it was imperative that the company adapt as well, and since then we have only but continued this trend always finding new ways to add value to the customers.

                          What sets Aero Africa apart from other logistics companies?

                          As mentioned before, we need to align ourselves with key partners and service providers, I believe the Aero Africa model has been molded in a manner that has allowed for the foundation of success and allowed us to being innovative and creative in an ever changing market, Aero Africa internally is backed and supported by many global members which essentially in turn gives us the added advantage of resources and access to expertise globally, we are not a corporate and as such decision making is done quickly and adaption and change almost instant, we are, I believe, going to be changing the way in which the wholesale market operates through key technological advantages which will further set us apart from local competition.

                          How do you see the industry evolving in the coming years, and how is Aero Africa preparing for these changes?

                          I see the market changing due to technological innovations, as mentioned I believe technology is going to play a huge role in the now and the future and Aero Africa is ready to support and adapt as we have always done to ensure we provide the support to our current, new and potential customers, it is imperative that we internally focus on what it is we can do to add value to our customers business, our resources are their resources, our change will be their change, our success will be their success.

                          Can you share any specific challenges or successes that you have experienced in your role as director of product development at Aero Africa?

                          I believe the list is endless, anyone that works in the Logistics industry will have many stories to share, many would be able to relate, for me it is unique that each day is a different day and with challenges and even success, applying the skills to resolve a problem at hand is ever so rewarding when it does pay off, of course, each day is a new day and we constantly adapt to the needs of the situation at hand.



                          At Aero Africa, we believe in the strength of collaboration. Working hand-in-hand with OMA Group, a leading logistics and transport service provider, and Ethiopian Airlines, a renowned air cargo carrier, we assembled a dream team to execute a complex charter flight with precision and efficiency.

                           

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                          Stay connected with Aero Africa for the latest industry insights, news, and updates. We look forward to serving you soon!

                           

                          Best regards,

                          The Aero Africa Team.



                          Ricardo will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and will be responsible for the overall operational functions within the Aero Africa Sub Saharan branch.

                          Ricardo will be fully involved with the African final mile solutions as well as import consolidations into South Africa as well as will work closely with the local and international customer base and the international agent networks.

                          Ricardo’s logistics career began after a move from the production and automation industry to a well established logistics company. From early 2020, Ricardo managed their local distribution services before taking over a portfolio of the South African-based importers and exporters across all modes of transport.

                          Ricardo has built up a solid foundation of knowledge in the logistics industry as a whole and is now looking to further specialise his skills in the airfreight wholesale industry with Aero Africa.



                          Samantha, who is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, joined Aero Africa in 2022 as an Operations Administrator.

                          Samantha has since been promoted to Operations Compliance Supervisor and is responsible for the capturing of Electronic Cargo Reports as well as ensuring compliance with SARS under its Reporting of Conveyances and Goods (RCG) & e-Penalty requirements.

                          Samantha has 18 years’ experience in the corporate administrative field with a background in the ICT & Telecommunications industry, working with Network operators such as MTN, Vodacom and Cell C and has extensive experience with working on various operating systems, databases, and software.



                          Jarryd Niescior, General Manager: Operations Southern Africa recently represented Team Aero Africa at the three-day Sabie Xperience Mountain bike race that took place on the 29th April 2023, 30th April 2023 and 1 May 2023.

                          An epic three-day stage race, an adventure you will never forget and an adventure to test your MTB Skills, the Sabie Xperience is about experiencing the outdoors on your mountain bike, but no matter what you’re into or what your goals are, you’ll have an action-packed three days of riding with people who share your passion.

                          Jarryd took part in the Sabie Xperience as it has been on his bucket list for a few years, and as an advanced and skilled mountain biker, he seized the opportunity to represent Aero Africa doing what he loves.

                          The race is set in the wild and remote mountain area of Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa, challenging riders both mentally and physically. Completing this stage race is a real achievement for riders who participate.

                          What started off with great warm and sunny weather on day 1, soon turned traitorous rainy conditions late afternoon on day 2, and on day 3, Jarryd had to race in wet, muddy, and cold weather, making the challenge harder than it already was, however, Jarryd pushed through this and completed the challenge and completing the race.

                          160 km

                          Total Distance Covered

                          4350 m

                          Total Elevation Covered

                          3 Days

                          Total Duration

                          “It was an experience of a lifetime! Great climbs, thrilling tracks and technical enough to challenge you. It is one of the best races I have experienced to date. Congratulations to my teammate and everyone who participated in this race.” –  Jarryd Niescior



                          Aero Africa group expands its operations in China and the U.A.E by launching a new sea-air combined transport product from Asia to 70 African destinations via Dubai.
                          The new SAS product (Sea Air Solution) provides specific benefits to regional economies, airlines, airports, seaports, shipping companies, forwarders, importers, and exporters, while its Dubai hub is highly strategic in terms of time, transport, infrastructure facilities and storage costs.

                          “SAS is responsive to the client’s needs for a solution to service their logistical dilemma between Asia & Africa. Sea/Air multimodal Transport is quite demanding in terms of the links in the chain, and it is refreshing to see Aero Africa dedicating their team in Asia, ME and africa all focused to deliver an integrated multimodal solution to the satisfaction of their clients. “ said Chair Prof. Issa Baluch, a pioneer in Sea-Air multimodal transport and Advisory Board Member .

                          Jay Cameron, Corporate Product Director, said: “SAS is faster than sea freight and more economical than airfreight and it reduces CO2 emissions up to 50 %.The documentation is overseen by a CTD, a single non-negotiable cohesive document which combines AWB and Bill of Lading and is governed by Standard Conditions (1997) of the FIATA multimodal Transport Waybill “

                          Joey

                          “Freight forwarders and their clients can now avoid congested shipping lanes with long transit time (particularly to land-locked African countries and West Africa) and manage efficiently complex supply chain lead times and utilize strong pre-booked cargo capacity and BSAs ex Dubai to Africa. SAS estimated transit times from Asia to Africa range from 17-25 days depending on the origin and destination, while we only offer direct ocean carrier FCL services to Jebel Ali with weekly departures, and we maintain full control of cargo and capacity with our own service centers in China, UAE, and Africa.” Added Mrs Joey Xu, Director Airfreight China.

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

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



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                          Aero Africa, the air cargo management group has appointed Absolom Ngari as its Director Strategy, GSSA & Airline Partnerships for the group, effective April 1, 2023.

                          Prior to this, Absolom served as Aero Africa’s General Manager for East Africa since July 1, 2022. He has overseen the setting up of Aero Africa’s East Africa control tower office in Kenya, as well as managing all operations, commercial activities, and business administration in Kenya and the East Africa, which he will continue to do alongside his new role.

                          In his new role as Aero Africa’s Director Strategy, GSSA & Airline Partnership, Absolom will be responsible for spearheading the Aero Africa Aviation, the group’s cargo GSSA business, managing its commercial activities, product development, strategic leadership, contract management, managing airlines partnerships across the African continent. He will also be instrumental in the development and implementation of the Aero Africa group’s global strategic initiatives, as well as other business development responsibilities, while working closely with Aero Africa’s top leadership team.

                          Absolom has a proven track record of working with leading global cargo airlines, aviation companies, and cargo GSSAs in Africa for the past 17 years. He is an accomplished air cargo management professional with a strong background in Africa Air Cargo Market, Strategic Leadership, Global Cargo Sales, Commercial Management, Contract Management, Customer Service, Product and Business Development and Administration, Negotiation, and Operations Management.

                          Absolom has previously held senior positions at Global Focus Logistics Ltd (a former Kenya GSSA partner of ECS Group), Turkish Airlines Africa Cargo’s Africa Directorate, TAL Aviation Cargo (an Israeli GSSA company), Africa Direct Ltd (a GSSA for Ethiopian Airlines Cargo), Africa Potential Consulting, and Swissport Cargo Services.

                          Absolom has extensive knowledge in the aviation cargo industry and fundamental airfreight skills, which have earned him a reputable image within the aviation industry. Absolom has a Bachelor of Management and Leadership degree and is currently pursuing an MBA in Strategic Management. He also has several academic diplomas, aviation training, and air freight industry certifications.

                          “AB has proved his expertise and experience in the airline/GSSA field over the last months and I’m sure this will take us from strength to strength and add value to goals. I am confident that he will be a valuable asset to our company in his new role as Director Strategy, GSSA and Airline Partnerships.”

                          Aero Africa CEO – Africa, Jade Da Costa.



                          Joey Xu is the director of Airfreight China for Aero Africa, a neutral B2B air cargo logistics company that offersout of the ordinary solutions for the African continent. In this interview, we’ll speak with Joey about the challenges of the Chinese air cargo market and how Aero Africa is addressing these challenges.

                          Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your role at Aero Africa and your experience in the air cargo industry?

                          A: As the director of Airfreight China for Aero Africa, I lead our team in providing import solutions for the Chinese market. I have 25+ years of experience in the Airfreight & Logistics sector, working with leading industry players.

                          Q: What are some of the challenges of the Chinese air cargo market?

                          A: In the past 3 years of Covid-19 period, the high demand, high freight rates, and high cargo volumes in the international air cargo market in China have directly led to the rapid growth of orders for all cargo aircrafts. This year, with the continuous delivery of cargo aircrafts and the rapid recovery of international passenger flights, there is a potential for excess freight capacity.

                          Meanwhile, In 2023, the global economic development will suffer from a variety of adverse factors, such as a downward economic cycle, trade recession, stagnation of globalisation, Russia-Ukraine conflict, and rising inflation etc. The pressure on the economy and changes in market situations will directly lead to changes in the air cargo situation.

                          Beyond COVID, traditionally the Chinese air cargo market is complex and challenging, with a range of factors that can impact the successful import and export of goods. The Chinese air cargo market is highly competitive, with a large number of companies offering similar services. This can make it difficult for companies to differentiate themselves and attract customers. Additionally, The Chinese government has put in place several regulations that impact the air cargo industry, including customs regulations and import/export controls. Navigating these regulations can be complex and can result in delays and increased costs. Finally, the Chinese air cargo market is constantly evolving, with new technologies and trends emerging all the time. This can make it difficult for companies to keep up with changes and maintain a competitive edge.

                          Q: How does Aero Africa address these challenges?

                          A: In recent years, with the promotion of the “the Belt and Road” strategy, the cooperation between China and Africa in trade, tourism, culture and other aspects has been deepening, which has led to the continuous growth of business between China and Africa.

                          Currently, there are 19 routes between China and Africa, including the major airports in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Changsha). Overall, the scale of the air transportation market in China and Africa is still small and the market potential is large. I believe our potential is unlimited.

                          Aero Africa has a deep understanding of the Chinese air cargo market and has developed a range of solutions to address the challenges outlined above. Aero Africa offers customised import solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of our clients. This allows us to differentiate ourselves from competitors and provide a higher level of service to our clients. Our team is experienced in navigating the complex regulations that impact the Chinese air cargo market. We provide expert guidance and support to help our clients comply with regulations and avoid delays and additional costs. This allows us to offer the most advanced and efficient solutions to our clients.

                          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 potential is unlimited.

                          Q: What sets Aero Africa apart from other companies in the Chinese air cargo market?

                          A: We are dedicated in Africa trade lane. Our services include airfreight wholesale & brokerage, freight collect, neutral consolidations, as well as final miles solutions including service to remote and hard to reach destinations in Africa. We are also flexible in providing customers with different services and options to meet their needs. As the main hub of Aero-Africa in China, we not only base ourselves on the local market, but also build airline channels to connect China and Africa markets. Later this year we also launch our Sea-Air Transport Service from China to 60 African destinations which will be a unique new product targeting the landlocked African trade lanes.

                          Aero Africa places a strong emphasis on providing excellent customer service. We are responsive, communicative, and dedicated to helping our clients succeed. Finally, Aero Africa is committed to continuous improvement and invests in the latest technologies and processes to stay at the forefront of the Chinese air cargo market.

                          Joey


                          Beginning 30 March 2023, Aero Africa has been the appointed Cargo General Sales & Services Agent (GSSA) for Salam Air in Kenya.

                          Salam Air freighter service from Nairobi (NBO) to Oman (MCT) is set to start from the April 9, 2023, with a once-weekly Airbus A321 passenger to freighter (P2F) conversion aircraft. (A321-200P2F Cargo Freighter). The frequency will be increased to twice weekly soon due to increased demand for perishable air freight capacity from Kenya to Oman.

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

                          Salam Air is an Oman-based low-cost carrier that serves as the Sultanate of Oman’s second national carrier.

                          For Booking & Reservations:
                          Aero Africa Mashariki Cargo Solutions Ltd
                          Airport Trade Centre, 2nd Floor, JKIA, Nairobi. Kenya
                          Contact Person: Absolom Ngari
                          Director Strategy, GSSA & Airline Partnership
                          Cell: (+254) 729 733731
                          Email: absolom@aero-africa.com



                          Samuel has over two decades of experience in the air cargo industry, with a blend of experience in airline and logistics, and has grown through the ranks. Samuel has held major key positions in operations, customer service, sales, and management roles.

                          He started his career with Lufthansa Cargo in Sharjah and Dubai, worked for logistics firm Freight Systems, and most recently was General Manager responsible for cargo sales and operations at Spicejet.

                          Samuel’s expertise is in cargo sales, product development, charter sales, airline cargo, and GSA. He is an exceptional communicator with strong negotiation and client needs assessment aptitude.

                          Samuel brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position, as well as boundless energy and competitiveness.



                          Prof. Issa Baluch is credited with pioneering the sea/air multimodal transport via UAE into Africa and other regions and was Founder and CEO of Swift Freight International, which he headed from 1989 to 2008.Issa has also been heavily involved in GSSAs and cargo airlines in the region.

                          “It is a pleasure and honor to be working with Prof. Issa Baluch. We are confident that his advice and extensive experience in air cargo logistics in Africa and the Middle East will guide us to the right path for the future growth of our organization and open doors to new opportunities “

                          said Jade Da Costa, CEO Africa.

                           

                           Prof. Baluch added:

                          “I am delighted to join the energetic leadership of Aero Africa and to play a role in their strategic growth plans in the Middle East & Africa “

                           

                          More information about Prof. Baluch’s professional background can be found at www.issabaluch.com



                          Aero Africa was proudly represented by Hamza Benzina, our North Africa Solutions Manager, at the Hispano-Moroccan Business Meeting in Morocco.

                           The IX Edition of the Hispano-Moroccan Business Meeting was organized by The Official Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Tangier on the 23rd and 24th of November 2022 at the Hotel Farah Tangier, under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism of Spain, the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain in Rabat, and with the support of Moroccan institutions and official bodies, under the theme “The Maritime Sector, Transport, and Logistics: A Lever Of Development And Competitiveness.”

                           The main representatives were from Spanish ports and transport and logistics companies based in Spain and Morocco. Their objective was to develop innovative transport solutions between Morocco and Europe and to continue to reinforce their presence in the Maghreb market.

                          Hamza seized the opportunity to be the only participant presenting airfreight solutions during a meeting that was mostly centered on ocean/road freight. Since the members already provide services from Europe to Morocco, Hamza proposed a cooperation in which Aero Africa would assist in airfreight operations from China/Asia to Europe, while the members would continue to provide the proceeding services from Europe to Morocco, thereby creating a combined “Air/Road services” product.

                           Although the primary focus of the event was not airfreight, Hamza had productive discussions with Morocco-based Spanish companies and was able to showcase the unique airfreight solutions that Aero Africa can offer to Moroccan members and to continue building relationships with the Spanish companies operating in North Africa.



                          Aero Africa attended the just concluded fourth edition of the ‘Flowers & Perishable Logistics Africa’ event organized by Logistics Update Africa, a STAT Media Group publication held at Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, on November 23 – 24, 2022.

                          The conference aimed at addressing the latest trends in temp-controlled logistics & tackling pressing issues related to trade. The event emphasized the importance of perishable supply chain of Africa focusing on its natural strengths and advantages.

                          Aero Africa was well represented by Absolom Ngari, General Manager – East Africa and Leo Barbaroussis, Commercial Manager for East Africa.



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                          Aero Africa Sub Saharan Africa (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Dane Yelverton as Coastal Operations Manager.

                          Dane started off his career as a ground handler at Swissport and worked his way into the clearing and forwarding industry before finding himself working for a wholesaler. He has a vast amount of experience in the industry with 10 years spent in Johannesburg and another 4 years as the branch manager in Durban for a groupage company.

                          He has worked with a particular focus on airfreight imports but also has experience in airfreight exports, sea freight and sales.

                          In his new position Dane will be based in Durban and will be responsible for the growth of the coastal operations for Aero Africa with a specific emphasis on Durban.



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                          Leo’s professional journey started as an intern in investment banking while studying at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA).

                          He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics (major in Economic policy and Development) and a minor in Finance.

                          While working for the investment banking department of Alpha Bank, a major commercial bank in his home country, Greece, Leo was first introduced to financial modeling and was offered an analyst position at the Real Estate Investment & Public-Private Partnership subdivision. After successfully creating a portfolio valuation and risk analysis model that was later developed as a general appraisal model, it offered valuable information to management for investment decisions.

                          Leo’s experience working in investment banking was crucial for developing his skill set and obtaining a better grasp with experience of the practical side of business and helping him build an analytical mindset and framework.

                          Leo was then appointed by a well known eyewear manufacturing and distribution company where he developed proprietary tools for efficient reporting, order processing and inventory management thus enhancing his operational management skills. Becoming more involved with clients and through identifying their problems, wants and needs, Leo was able to help deliver better services through superior customer experience and communication.

                          The next step in his career was in Account Management and Sales for a large food processing equipment and consumables company, being responsible for further developing the business in Greece and negotiating new contracts with clients abroad, getting him valuable experience in exports.

                          Over the past 2 years, Leo has found and managed a private consulting office that mainly advises in export strategy and assists export development in the Greek food manufacturing industry, analyzing key markets and identifying new clients, developing go-to-market strategies, conceptualizing new product lines and market-specific offers, creating new competitive concept proposals and negotiating contracts.

                          During this time, he was appointed by a pastry manufacturing company as General Manager, successfully applying operational efficiency and lean management principles.

                          The adversities that a new business has to overcome and the lack of resources has helped Leo develop resilience, resourcefulness, and an optimistic attitude. Having to create his own website, build web applications for client needs and develop tools to analyze business data, has allowed him to overcome limitations beyond the confines of his studies and his previous work experience.

                          Working with market leaders in their respective industries, Leo has collaborated with experienced cross-functional teams, including marketing, sales, product development, and manufacturing. Working with people from different markets on various projects aligns with his personality and interests and has helped him acquire specific problem-solving skills regarding business while further enhancing his business development, communication, and collaboration skills.



                          Kenya office bolsters East Africa presence

                          Ongoing investment in infrastructure development to support economic growth and global trade, along with growing regional cooperation between African countries to promote common trade policies, will bolster demand for reliable and seamless logistics solutions from the world into Africa.

                          According to Jade Da Costa, Africa CEO of Aero Africa, an overall increase in demand is already evident.

                          With this in mind, the company has invested heavily in its new regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, which is strategically located at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

                          “It positions us to serve our customer better – with neutral airfreight import consolidations from the world to East Africa,” says Absolom Ngari, general manager for East Africa. “ This office looks after the group’s interests in the region, operating as a control tower and centralised service centre in East Africa for our overseas partners and clients. It also focuses on promoting our digital airfreight portal, developing blocked space agreements (BSA) scheduled consolidations from the USA, Asia and Europe to East Africa.

                          According to Da Costa, Africa offers the highest return on investment of any emerging market at present. “This is due to several reasons: competition is less fierce, there are few foreign companies present, and consumer demand is strong.”

                          He says with the African continent’s accelerated economic growth, and the corresponding increase in logistics activities from direct trade with the Far East and the rest of the world, it has become critical to provide the logistics and aviation sectors with a tailor-made, simplified neutral air cargo solution, supported by a secure financial transacting platform through which to conduct air cargo business with Africa.

                          “Companies are looking for high visibility of their supply chains – and the reduction of parties not only gives them control over the process, but increases the visibility of the procurement process all the way to delivery. It is about end-to-end solutions,” he explains.

                          According to Ngari, there are several positive developments on the continent – including the modernisation of airports, seaports and airlines among others.

                          Africa offers the highest return on investment of any emerging market at present.

                          – Jade da Costa

                          Airline investments a top priority

                          “African airline investments are a top priority, with Ethiopian Airlines and Astral Aviation topping the list. We are also seeing regional integration efforts, and harmonisation/reduction of cross-border tariffs and barriers, resulting in predictable trade environments.”

                          Da Costa agrees, saying market liberalisation efforts and initiatives to reduce trade imbalances between countries have to be commended.

                          “In this environment, relationships are crucial. The focus is on people rather than the actual transaction on the table. Having a good network of the right partners is an asset to any business, especially in the supply chain.”

                          The airfreight sector, however, is not without challenges. “Global supply chain constraints and interruptions, for example, the loss of capacity due to the war in Ukraine, continue to impact local operations,” says Da Costa.

                          “Economic uncertainties have a substantial impact on demand for air cargo, and foreign exchange is still problematic.”

                          Despite the ongoing investment in infrastructure, it still does pose some challenges in several African countries, resulting in increased costs.

                          Fluctuating fuel prices a concern

                          “Cross-border limitations due to tariffs and other political factors or diplomatic differences can also play a role,” says Ngari. “Of course, global fuel price fluctuations, which impact on operating profits of the operation and market airfreight rates continue to be a concern.” Despite the challenges, Africa’s airfreight and logistics market is in expansion mode as it emerges from the pandemic, and it is attracting significant investment.

                          According to the 2021 Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), the projected growth in the continent’s economy will push up air traffic to achieve a full recovery to 2019 levels between late 2023 and early 2025. The strong recovery is attributed to “the fundamental drivers of traffic demand remaining unchanged: economic growth faster than the world average, young and growing population, urbanisation, and middle-class development”.



                          Aero Africa – ACOC Golf Day

                          Aero Africa – Sub Saharan Africa was proud to host and sponsor two four-balls, and a T-box at the Air Cargo Operators Committee (ACOC) Golf Day that took place on the 4th November 2022, at the Benoni Country Club, Johannesburg, South Africa.

                          The golf day had a rough start due to the weather we had, after the initial date had to be postponed due to the rainy weather however, a week later we were all ready for the long-awaited day of golf.

                          The Air Cargo Committee is committed to advancing the industry’s understanding and knowledge of air cargo economics and practices. Its focus is to assist airport operators in the management of existing air cargo resources, maximization of potential air cargo opportunities and the enhancement of air cargo revenues, in addition to providing a forum to discuss cargo-related security issues and developing concerns in the air cargo industry.

                          This year, the ACOC golf day managed to raise over a whopping R40 000.00 for the nominated charity:

                          All Hearts Foundation https://www.allheartsfoundation.co.za/.

                          Aero Africa is so thrilled to have contributed towards this wonderful charity.

                          Representing Aero Africa on the golf course was Gay Tobias: Director – Operations Southern Africa and Jarryd Niescior: Regional Operations Manager, and our stand was managed and represented by Raj Reddy: Manager – Charter Operations, Vicky Papageorgiou: Client Relations & Marketing Manager and Samantha Pyper: Operations Administrator.



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                          Aero Africa Mashariki Cargo Solutions Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Lucy Njoki as Admin & Operations Manager, Kenya. Lucy will be responsible for the assisting the GM in running of the operations, finance, compliance, and other administrative activities in Kenya, for the East Africa Control Tower for Aero Africa.

                          Lucy started her career in logistics in 2012. She is a skilled air cargo management professional with core experience in commercial management, operations management and coordination, business administration, client service management, pricing, and finance management.

                          Before her appointment, Lucy worked with Polygon Logistics Ltd, growing from an intern in the accounting department, to an account assistant, a supply executive and to an export manager, a position she held from 2016 up to September 2022.

                          Lucy holds an MBA, Finance from The University of Nairobi and a bachelors’ degree in Business Management, finance, and banking option, from Moi University. She also holds various training and certifications in the air freight industry.

                          Lucy is very passionate about customer service; she’s delighted to see a satisfied and happy customer coming.



                          Air Cargo Africa 2023 Networking dinner

                          The air cargo industry came together after 3 years at the industry networking dinner organized by Air Cargo Africa on the 10th November 2022 at the Oriana restaurant in Emperors Palace.

                          Vicky Papageorgiou – Client Relations and Marketing Manager was proud to represent Aero Africa and the evening witnessed networking of old friends and met new friends after the pandemic.

                          The Air Cargo Africa 2023 is just about two months away and preparations for mega events are underway.

                          Don’t miss the opportunity of being present at the most influential and focused event of the African air cargo community and to join Vicky and the Aero Africa team between 21 – 23 February 2023 at stand B11 at the Emperors Palace Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

                          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 – Air Cargo Forum Miami 2022

                          Gary Tobias the director of Operations for Southern Africa was proud to represent Aero Africa and take part in  the Air Cargo Forum in Miami 2022 which took place from 08 November to 10 November at the Miami Beach convention centre.

                          The trade show had a great attendance despite the category 1 hurricane that just missed the region. Aero Africa had its very own stand which was managed by Gary Tobias. Gary had assistance from several partners and stakeholders including Peter Whitfield, Ruben Huber, Michael Jaensch & Christos Spyrou.

                          The exhibition was a great opportunity for networking and sales for the team and allowed Aero Africa to boast its dominant footprint and expertise in Africa. There were a variety of stands hosted by airlines, airport companies, technology and systems based companies, freight agents, wholesalers and more. This was important for the industry and it was evident that there was an enthusiasm to develop business opportunities post COVID.

                          Not only were there many potential new clients for Aero Africa, but there were key meetings and introductions with new agents, current agents and potential suppliers. There were many valuable & constructive meetings that took place that will lead to critical developments going forward.

                          There were some extraordinary experiences due to a mixture of fine dining and great company, one of which was a dinner at The Bazaar restaurant which was hosted by NAP and ExFreight. At The Bazaar by José Andrés, double Michelin star awarded Chef, dining transcends into fête extraordinaire as guests enjoy a collection of imaginative culinary experiences that offer pioneering delicacies and delicious libations. The Bazaar menu blends tradition and ingenuity in true Spanish style and mixes them with influences from South Beach’s local Latin flavours and rich history.

                          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.



                          Neutral air cargo solutions group has opened a new regional office in Nairobi Kenya.

                          The new office will look after the group’s interest in the region, operating as a control tower and centralized service center in East 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 and Europe to East Africa , and to providing innovative air cargo solutions & value-added services to the East African freight & logistics community.

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

                          The East Africa control tower will be led by Absolom Ngari.

                          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.



                          Absolom

                          Aero Africa Sub Saharan Africa (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Absolom Ngari as General Manager for East Africa. Absolom will be responsible for the running of all the operations and commercial activities as well as business administration in Kenya and the East Africa Control Tower for Aero Africa.

                          Absolom started his career in Aviation in 2006. He is a skilled air cargo management professional with core experience in Africa Market Air Cargo Strategy Development, Global Cargo Sales, Commercial Management, Business Development and Administration, Negotiation, Leadership and Operations Management in various sectors including logistics, airline cargo and GSSAs.

                          Absolom has a demonstrated career history of working in the airlines/aviation industry for the last 16 years. Until recently, Absolom worked for Africa Potential Consulting Ltd, an Aviation and Logistics Consulting Company based in Kenya as Commercial & Operations Manager.

                          Before that, Absolom worked with Turkish Airlines Cargo, TAL Aviation Cargo, Africa Direct Ltd (GSSA for Ethiopian Airlines Cargo), Global Focus Logistics Ltd (GSSA partner for ECS Group) and Swissport Cargo Services.

                          Absolom has built up extensive knowledge in the Aviation Logistics industry and possess’ fundamental Airfreight skills that has provided him with a reputable image within the aviation industry.

                          Absolom holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Leadership and currently pursuing an MBA in Strategic Management from The Management University of Africa. He also holds various training and certifications in the air freight industry.



                          Aero Africa has finally had its launch, initially delayed more than two years because of Covid-19, but certainly worth the wait.

                          200 professionals from the South African Logistics community and partners from around the world attended the- worth the wait – event at the Ivy Garden roof-top bar, in Bedfordview Johannesburg

                          Started just before the coronavirus outbreak, the neutral airfreight consolidator had a birth of fire of sorts. Thankfully, with Jade da Costa and the new team running the new outfit’s African commercial operations, it was assured of success from the start. Aero Africa and its team enjoyed a sumptuous evening with the who’s who of the airfreight fraternity

                          Now that the launch has finally happened, hard work lies ahead in a supply-chain environment that requires deft navigation.



                          Our West Africa team have successfully carried and handled a 27T KATO crane ex Indonesia to DDP Bangui C.A.R for the United Nations under military escort. This kind of cargo needs special care, and it is crucial to meet the exact schedule and to arrive safely to destination. Special thanks to Nina Carcat and her team, and to our valuable customers and reliable partners for their assistance.



                          Following our successful BSA neutral scheduled consolidation services from EU, China, and the UK , we are pleased to announce the launch of our new air import services ex India.

                          Aero Africa will now provide our forwarding agents with additional weekly scheduled services from 5 air cargo gateways in India on premium carriers, and full services for special cargoes including dangerous goods, pharma, and perishables. In partnership with SA Group, the leading neutral airfreight wholesaler & consolidator in the Indian market, we are very confident to provide our clients with innovative air cargo solutions from a very important trade-lane.

                          We accept cargoes at our drop-off stations in BOB,DEL,BLR,MAA,CCU and we can provide simplified D2A EXW competitive rates nationwide. Please do not hesitate to contact us and learn more about our new service, and receive special rates for weekly base loads, high density, and volume cargoes.



                          Aero Africa has launched another service to Johannesburg, says regional operations manager Gary Tobias. The company has been on a drive to scale up its service offering for some time as part of its longer-term growth strategy.“The new service constitutes a level 1 blocked space agreement (BSA) out of Heathrow to Johannesburg on British Airways,” said Tobias. “The airfreight rates are unrivalled, and this kind of service cannot be found anywhere else in the market, currently. “One of our key advantages is being able to build our own build-up (BUP) with our partner at Heathrow.”

                          Tobias said this allowed the company great flexibility in terms of airfreight rates and space offerings to its clients. “We’ve structured our rates in such a way that our service encourages co-loads, so we can attract not only charges-collect traffic but also the prepaid traffic.”He told Freight News that clients were increasingly demanding this kind of flexibility from their service providers. “They are also looking for more reliable services and affordable rates which existed pre-Covid-19. Although we are not over the pandemic yet, we understand the need for this and we’re striving to implement more products like our Heathrow to Johannesburg service to give them the options and alleviate some of the economic pressures currently experienced in the supply chain.”Tobias said the biggest challenge in the airfreight sector was still extremely high rates. “In South Africa, we are also facing serious space constraints into Johannesburg, particularly from the Far East.”He said that, ironically, this was currently where the most opportunity was being identified.“With the Chinese New Year having recently passed, we expect this market to open up.”The ongoing trials and tribulations experienced in the ocean freight sector continued to boost airfreight operations, added Tobias. “Seaport congestion and rising sea freight costs across the globe continue to entice greater airfreight movement. We have an extremely positive outlook at present, not only for the local airfreight sector, but also for airfreight at large.



                          Now that the new airfreight season is coming, we are proud to announce that we are hosting our South Africa office launch Party in JNB on 13th April, and we invite our loyal customers, friends, and partners to join the celebration.



                          We are pleased to announce that we have signed a new level 1 BSA agreement ex LHR to JNB on British Airways, the most premium BSA scheduled consol service available with our current market conditions. Our team can provide you with :

                          • Neutral scheduled consolidations
                          • Competitive rates
                          • Guaranteed uplift and arrival
                          • FCA / EXW Charges available on request
                          • Special rates for high dense cargo
                          • No local handover charges for prepaid co-loads in JNB
                          • Clearing and drawing from Swissport

                          You can download our service flyer HERE
                          For more information, please contact the undersigned or email us at jnb@aero-africa.com



                          We are proud to present another milestone in companies’ product portfolio, with the launch of our new Hand Carry & On-Board Courier express service for door-to-door and time-critical shipments.

                          As a neutral solutions provider, the new OBC service will focus on providing reliable transportation solutions to our freight clients to meet the demands of time-sensitive industries such as the Automotive, Aerospace, Aviation, Energy, Health Care, Pharma and Maritime. The service is in partnership with TCS Time Critical Solutions BV, a leading neutral carrier of global OBC solutions which we proudly represent as GSA in the African Continent.

                          Our couriers are located around the globe, well-prepared and ready for take-off. All our couriers are qualified, screened and have correct travel documents (passport and visa). In principle we accept carry-on baggage, checked-in and excess baggage, including DGR and temperature-controlled complying with airlines’ guidelines and IATA regulations.

                          Transport via our onboard courier service ensures a more secure, seamless, and faster delivery of your time-critical consignment. Customs declaration and clearance are done via the passenger channels which speeds up the entire process. It can make a difference of minutes and hours rather than the 24 to 72 hours waiting times for normal airfreight. Our couriers maintain full custody of the items they carry throughout the entire transport, from pick-up to final delivery.

                          Each onboard courier solution is unique. Every part of the transport, from pick-up to delivery has been created individually to meet your demand, time frame and budget. Our 24/7 OPS Desk team is fully dedicated to deliver high priority consignments in the fastest and safest way. Any OBC request will be quoted within 15 to max 30 minutes, at the same time we already have one of our qualified and screened onboard couriers on stand-by. Minutes after confirmation our courier is already on the way to the pick-up address

                          For more information do not hesitate to contact us or email us at obc@aero-africa.com



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                          Aero Africa Sub Saharan Africa (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Pillay as a Sales Consultant. Mary will be responsible for Sales in South Africa growing existing business and acquiring new business.

                          Mary started her career in Aviation in 1996, working for Sun Air Sales and thereafter SAA Cargo Sales up to 2020. She brings a wealth of experience from passenger retail and 21 years cargo experience.

                          Trained in IATA Cargo courses, Dangerous Goods as well as negotiation and selling skills, has equipped her to close the deal.  Mary has a strong relationship with the cargo market in Durban especially the airfreight sector.



                          Aero Africa – Sub Saharan Africa was proud to host and sponsor for the first time, a four-ball, as well as to set up our very own stand at the Air Cargo Operators Committee (ACOC) Golf Day that took place on the 28th of October 2021, at the Benoni Country Club, Johannesburg, South Africa.

                          The Air Cargo Committee is committed to advancing the industry’s understanding and knowledge of air cargo economics and practices. Its focus is to assist airport operators in the management of existing air cargo resources, maximization of potential air cargo opportunities and the enhancement of air cargo revenues, in addition to providing a forum to discuss cargo-related security issues and developing concerns in the air cargo industry.

                          Our very own Jade Da Cost – CCO and Jarryd Niescior -Regional Operations Manager represented us on the golf course and our stand was managed and represented by Jay Cameron – Director – Product Development, Raj Reddy – Operation Manager and Vicky Papageorgiou – Client Relations Manager.



                          Aero Africa Sub Saharan (Pty) Ltd South Africa, branch of Aero Africa air cargo management group, have been appointed as Cargo General Sales Agent (GSA) by FitsAir. FitsAir Cargo has been a pioneer in the air cargo industry since 1997, connecting cargo to and from every corner of the globe and serving the world for over 2 decades with our extended outreach. Having progressed and made advancements over the years, FitsAir Cargo now caters a wide range of air freight solutions to choose from.

                          FitsAir has a vast interline network supported by special prorate agreements with over 150 partner carriers including prime carriers and Road Feeder Services, utilizing its 319 prefix.
                          FitsAir is a member of the IATA Clearing house & the Multilateral interline Traffic agreement (MITA). FitsAir’s AWB is registered with customs in most parts of the world including almost all airports in India and in the USA, FitsAir has also satisfied the advanced commercial information requirements of the Canada Border Services Agency. FitsAir product is also supported by its own mixed fleet and contracted cargo charter flights for its exclusive use.

                          “We are extremely pleased to announce this appointment. This newly struck partnership further strengthens our neutral wholesale and airline brokerage products, and widens our reaching coverage to and from the South East Asia, India sub-continent and beyond. FitsAir’s interline partnership with over hundred leading airlines, will enable us to offer our clients uplift solutions with reliability to and from hard to reach airports and complex destinations. Our professional and experienced team will work continuously to position Africa as an important point of sales for the airline’s international network” says Jade Da Costa CCO Aero Africa.

                          “We are very pleased to be working with such an energetic partner like Aero Africa and are looking forward to closely collaborating” says Musaab Kassim Director FitsAir.



                          Vicky_Papageorgiou

                          Aero Africa Sub Saharan Africa (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Vicky Papageorgiou as Client Relations Manager.

                          Vicky will be responsible for all client relations, solutions, and business administration in South Africa, and for growing our social media content, further enhancing Aero-Africa’s presence on the African continent.

                          Vicky started her career in Aviation in 2007. She is an experienced Air Charter Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the airlines/aviation industry, skilled in Aviation, Customer Services, Negotiation, Business Strategy, Management, Coordination, Marketing, New Business Development and Business Administration. Vicky has spent 13 years in various charter companies including operators and ground handlers and has developed a strong background in the charters’ industry as well as in customer services. Working for a large regional corporate freight company has enhanced her airfreight capabilities on both local and regional sectors.  Vicky has built up extensive knowledge in the Airfreight sector and possesses fundamental Airfreight skills that have provided her with a reputable image within the industry.



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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



                          JADE-DA-COSTA

                          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

                          Contact
                          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.

                          Aero Africa presented its solutions and 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 its 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.

                          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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