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FedEx Logistics renames Australia acquisition

FedEx Logistics, Inc has announced the renaming of Manton Air-Sea Pty Ltd, a freight forwarding and 3PL company it acquired in October 2018, as FedEx Logistics (Australia) Pty Ltd.

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FedEx Logistics renames Australia acquisition. Image: Flickr/ Jason Lawrence

FedEx Logistics, Inc has announced the renaming of Manton Air-Sea Pty Ltd, a freight forwarding and 3PL company it acquired in October 2018, as FedEx Logistics (Australia) Pty Ltd.

FedEx Logistics Australia, which is headquartered in Sydney and has locations in Melbourne and Brisbane, offers the entire suite of FedEx Logistics specialty global logistics solutions.

The newly renamed company gives customers access to key trade lanes, allowing them to both build their supply chains within Australia and connect to vital consumer markets throughout Southeast Asia and beyond.

Growth industries like healthcare, automotive, aerospace, industrial, retail, e-commerce and other high-tech fields are among key targets for FedEx Logistics Australia.

In addition to flexible ocean and air freight forwarding, the company also offers less-than-container load (LCL) capabilities, warehousing and distribution, customs brokerage, and trade consulting services to customize solutions to meet customers’ global trade needs.

FedEx Logistics Australia brings a number of notable differentiators to market, including its status as one of the country’s first accredited Australia Trusted Traders, a designation by the Australian Border Force that gives program participants access to a range of benefits that simplify their customs processes and increase speed-to-market.

As part of the FedEx portfolio, FedEx Logistics Australia also collaborates extensively with the broader FedEx enterprise in the region, including FedEx Express, giving customers the added benefit of direct connection to transportation networks that operate in more than 220 countries and territories around the world and connect more than 99 percent of the world’s GDP.

Australia is an attractive market, a country with healthy growth and a key connection point for all of the services we offer across the Asia Pacific region, said Richard W. Smith, President and CEO of FedEx Logistics.

We at FedEx Logistics are proud to join our colleagues from FedEx Express and TNT — a FedEx company founded in Australia — in providing our customers a world class portfolio of domestic and international freight, parcel and logistics solutions.

We couldn’t be more excited about the possibilities FedEx Logistics Australia offers for our customers, our business and our fantastic team members both in Australia and around the world.

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MASkargo and cargo.one announce global partnership to revolutionize the airline’s digital presence

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As part of its digitalization agenda, MASkargo has entered into a distribution agreement with leading e-booking platform cargo.one. The aim is to bring a first-class digital booking experience to MASkargo’s customers and to expand its presence in key cargo markets. Freight forwarders using cargo.one will soon have access to MASkargo’s real-time rates and capacity at the click of a button and receive immediate confirmation of their bookings. cargo.one will benefit from MASkargo’s network into Asia and Australia, as it delivers on its global expansion strategy.

“At MASkargo, our strategy is to deliver a first-class customer experience by way of a continuous innovative digital solutions cycle. We are delighted to partner with cargo.one to augment our domestic digital offering to a premium global presence by bringing our real-time rates and capacities to this innovative and rapidly growing online booking platform”, Mark Jason Thomas, Chief Commercial Officer at MASkargo, explains.

“Over the past months, cargo.one has already helped shape our strategy and I believe the team’s expertise and analytics will be crucial in supporting our shift towards a digital-first business model going forward. The platform will increase the airline’s service quality and efficiency, and the ongoing partnership support and access to data will also enhance MASkargo’s ability to manage digital sales channels and drive market relevance”.

“Not only will we reach a larger booking audience by extending our network visibility to cargo.one’s strong global user base, but we are also keen to benefit from being at the forefront of the platform’s imminent expansion into new markets, particularly within Asia”, Mark Jason Thomas confirms.

“In line with our Asia expansion strategy, we aim to partner with forward-thinking and customer-centric airlines. We are therefore especially pleased to welcome MASkargo as our latest airline partner, with its strong Asia and Oceania network,” says Moritz Claussen, Managing Director of cargo.one.

“We look forward to working with the MASkargo team in serving their customers’ needs in the best way possible and developing the future of digital cargo in Asia together.”

MASkargo and cargo.one are now working on integrating their systems and look forward to bringing MASkargo capacities to forwarders before the end of 2021. The new partnership will provide cargo.one users with additional access to 20 of the most sought-after routes on cargo.one to Asia and Australia, with destinations such as CGK, SIN, CAN, and SYD, to name just a few.

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Emirates SkyCargo upgrades customers to a seamless booking experience with CargoWise

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Emirates SkyCargo is launching a new technical solution for its customers that will enhance user experience and the efficiency of the booking process for cargo shipments.

Working with WiseTech Global, a leading provider of software solutions to the logistics industry, Emirates SkyCargo will be providing direct access to its flights and inventory for cargo customers through the CargoWise platform. Customers will now be able to make cargo bookings direct on the platform for a majority of their cargo requirements after completing a short registration process.

“At Emirates SkyCargo, we are always looking at ways to make every stage of the transportation process more efficient – from the time of booking the shipment to the delivery of the cargo to the consignee. We are delighted to work with WiseTech to connect the CargoWise platform to our own Emirates SkyChain system, allowing customers enhanced direct access to search for flights and make bookings directly with Emirates SkyCargo without requiring any other touchpoints. This will save time and effort for our customers and for our global teams and at the same time help avoid any unnecessary confusion and inefficiencies in the booking process,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.

Scott McCorquodale, Chief Automation Officer, Air Cargo at WiseTech, said: “As the platform of choice for many of Emirates SkyCargo’s major customers, this connection is a testament to CargoWise’s penetration in the market. Adding to our growing number of airline-direct ebooking connections on the CargoWise platform, over time, all CargoWise users will have access to Emirates SkyCargo’s flight schedules, rates, availability and real-time eBooking functions. Working together, this connection provides ease of access to timely data at the user’s fingertips, translating to increased efficiencies and productivity, and importantly, informed decision making.”

Emirates SkyCargo has commenced roll out of customer access to the CargoWise platform in a phased manner from 1 September 2021. By the end of September, the majority of Emirates SkyCargo’s global customers using CargoWise will be able to make bookings on Emirates SkyCargo through the platform.

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Geodis leases own leased A330-300 full freighter aircraft

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GEODIS upgrades its AirDirect services between Europe, the United States and Asia with its own leased A330-300 full freighter aircraft. Operating between Amsterdam, London, Chicago and Hong Kong, and proudly flying under the GEODIS brand, the aircraft will also serve the China – Europe route for the peak season. The first flight will take off in September.

Marie-Christine Lombard, GEODIS’ CEO, commented, “With the continued strain on air freight capacity, we wish to ensure a more sustainable supply of air cargo space for our clients and are therefore investing in this, our own, first dedicated freighter. Our aim is to constantly find dependable solutions to secure our clients’ supply chains, which are critical to their business growth.”

The Freighter, which GEODIS is leasing for several years, will be integrated into the GEODIS AirDirect global schedule. Initially, it will fly three times per week between Amsterdam/London and Chicago and will additionally be deployed on weekly rotations connecting Amsterdam and Hong Kong. GEODIS is offering the entire range of its air freight products–GEODIS AirFast, AirSave and AirFlex–on the AirDirect flights. The Freighter will also provide the opportunity and flexibility to operate dedicated full capacity flights for its customers when required.

“Our AirDirect service has operated more than 650 air charter flights so far across Asia, Europe, North and Latin America in order to secure capacity for our customer shipments worldwide. The experience gained from these operations has led to the decision to charter our own GEODIS Freighter. This will provide our clients with a reliable schedule of flights, under our operational control, helping them overcome the significant logistical constraints that the market is currently enduring,” says Eric Martin-Neuville, Executive Vice President Freight Forwarding of GEODIS.

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