ECS Group - 2019 Press Review

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ECS GROUP NURTURING TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY LEADERS

JANUARY EDITION Cover Story p. 22-24 Teaming up with colleges, universities numerous startup nurseries and accelerators as well as airlines and transit agents around the world, ECS is launching the #NexGenLeaders – a project that challenges the best young innovators to come up with new ideas on how to improve the air cargo industry. The best projects will be revealed at “Air Cargo Europe” in Munich, Germany in June 2019. READ ARTICLE PAGES 22 - 24


ALL IT TOOK WAS A SMILE

JANUARY EDITION Paris-based GSSA ECS Group started 2019 with a wide smile on its corporate face when its new Total Cargo Management (TCM) project with Bangkok-based NokScoot came into effect. The GSSA has been contracted by five-year old Thai low cost carrier NokScoot to develop the airline’s air cargo operation. The relationship came into effect on January 1, 2019 and is initially for a three year duration. The airline operates a fleet of B777 aircraft.

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LANZAN UN RETO PARA BUSCAR FORMAS DE INCORPORAR LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS A LA CARGA AÉREA

JAN. 2019 El desafío, que dura varios meses, se presenta ante estudiantes, startups y trabajadores, que deberán idear formas para integrar la transformación digital en la industria de carga aérea. El auge de las nuevas tecnologías afecta ya a casi todos los ámbitos, incluida la carga aérea. Por este motivo, se ha convocado un reto, llamado #NexGenLeaders, en el que se desafía a universitarios, startups y empleados del Grupo ECS, que lo organiza, a buscar formas de integrar la transformación digital en el mundo de la carga aérea. El objetivo de este proyecto es beneficiar a todo el sector del transporte aéreo, por ello, «expertos como Sebastiaan Scholte (Presidente de TIACA), Guillaume Halleux (Director de Carga de Qatar Airways), Norman Bamford (Director de Azura International), Eric Wilson (Director General de Ventas Globales de Carga de Delta Air Lines), Steven Polmans (Jefe de Carga y Logística de Brussels Airport Company), así como Camillo García (Director de Ventas, Marketing y Productos de IAG Cargo) han decidido involucrarse en este gran desafío para aumentar la conciencia de la industria de la carga entre los recién llegados». READ ARTICLE


ECS INTRODUCES A NEW SERVICE OFFERING

JAN. 07 2019 The creation of TCE by the ECS Group is considered something of a GSSA revolution. TCE stands for Total Cargo Expertise and it is the first structure of its kind to be created within a GSSA. ECS Group says that it is reinventing itself with the launch of this brand new service. While TCE will be sharing its Total Cargo Management expertise with airlines, the department will also be able to offer each of its services individually, providing the most appropriate combination to suit its clients’ growth. This means that TCE is able to manage airlines’ entire cargo activity, from the traditional sale of cargo capacity to comprehensive management of operational aspects; and above all, management of quality and security procedures. READ ARTICLE


NOKSCOOT APPOINTS ECS GROUP AS ITS GSSA

JAN. 07 2019 Thailand-based airline NokScoot has appointed ECS Group as their GSSA to represent their cargo business in Total Cargo Management (TCM). A win/ win partnership for two actors that marks a new stage in their respective development: the increase in cargo revenue for NokScoot and the positioning of ECS Group as TCM experts. Born in 2014 from the joint venture between Singaporean company Scoot (a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines) and the Thai Nok Air company, NokScoot is a low-cost airline with a big personality. Indeed, in a very short space of time, despite its youth, NokScoot has managed to assert itself as an offbeat, dynamic company, combining, without compromise, high-quality customer experience and low prices. Plans are afoot for NokScoot is to spread its footprint in Asia with the introductions of additional destinations in North Asia and South Asia.

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NOKSCOOT FLY AWESOME WITH ECS GROUP

JAN. 07 2019 Since 1st January 2019, ECS Group is sporting the broad NokScoot smile. And for good reason, this young, talented airline has just appointed ECS Group as their GSSA to represent their cargo business in Total Cargo Management(TCM). A win/win partnership for two actors that marks a new stage in their respective development: the increase in cargo revenue for NokScoot and the positioning of ECS Group as TCM …

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ALL IT TOOK WAS A SMILE

JAN. 07 2019 Paris-based GSSA ECS Group started 2019 with a wide smile on its corporate face when its new Total Cargo Management (TCM) project with Bangkok-based NokScoot came into effect. The GSSA has been contracted by five-year old Thai low cost carrier NokScoot to develop the airline’s air cargo operation. The relationship came into effect on January 1, 2019 and is initially for a three year duration. The airline operates a fleet of B777 aircraft. Established in 2014 as a joint venture between Singapore Airlines subsidiary Scoot and Nok Air of Thailand, NokScoot is a low-cost airline with ambitions to spread its footprint in Asia with the introduction of additional destinations in North and South Asia as well as China and India. “It’s a wonderful partnership and we’re extremely proud of it,” says Adrien Thominet, CEO, ECS Group, which represents hundreds of companies in over 47 countries worldwide through its 147 offices.

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NOKSCOOT APPOINTS ECS GROUP AS ITS GSSA | AIR CARGO

JAN. 07 2019 Thailand-based airline NokScoot has appointed ECS Group as their GSSA to represent their cargo business in Total Cargo Management (TCM). A win/ win partnership for two actors that marks a new stage in their respective development: the increase in cargo revenue for NokScoot and the positioning of ECS Group as TCM experts.

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NOKSCOOT FLY AWESOME WITH ECS GROUP

JAN. 07 2019 Since 1st January 2019, ECS Group is sporting the broad NokScoot smile. And for good reason, this young, talented airline has just appointed ECS Group as their GSSA to represent their cargo business in Total Cargo Management(TCM). A win/win partnership for two actors that marks a new stage in their respective development: the increase in cargo revenue for NokScoot and the positioning of ECS Group as TCM experts.

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ECS SIGNED UP BY NOKSCOOT

JAN. 07 2019 NokScoot has just appointed ECS Group as its GSSA. ECS will represent NokScoot’s cargo business under the terms of Total Cargo Management. This partnership for two players marks a new stage in their respective development plans: the increase in cargo revenue for NokScoot and the positioning of ECS Group as a TCM expert. «Air cargo is becoming more and more important in our operation, with a greater contribution to our revenues, and the partnership with ECS will enhance our freight business,” declared NokScoot’s CEO, Yodchai Sudhidhanakul. With a very ambitious expansion plan over the period of the three year TCM contract, NokScoot is expected to generate more than 40,000 tonnes of cargo per year and thus significantly increase its revenues.

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LOW-COST AIRLINE NOKSCOOT APPOINTS ECS IN ASIA

JAN. 07 2019 Low-cost airline NokScoot has appointed the ECS group as its GSA in Asia under a three-year total cargo management contract. The airline, a partnership between Singapore’s Scoot and Thai Nok Air, is based in Thailand at Don Muang International and operates 49 flights per week in Asia to China, Japan, India and Taiwan utilising Boeing 777 capacity. ECS will market, among others, the following routes: Qingdao, Nanjing, Taipei, Tianjin, Shenyang, Xian, Tokyo, Osaka and Delhi. NokScoot chief executive Yodchai Sudhidhanakul said: “Air cargo is becoming more and more important to our operation with greater contribution to our revenues and the partnership with ECS will enhance our freight business.” NokScoot is hoping to generate 40,000 tonnes of cargo per year as it grows its cargo offering through the ECS deal.

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THAILAND’S NOKSCOOT APPOINTS ECS GROUP AS GSSA

JAN. 08 2019 Created in 2014 through a joint venture between Singapore Airline’s subsidiary Scoot and the Thai Nok Air company, the «smiling» low-cost airline Nokscoot has appointed the ECS Group as its GSSA to represent its cargo business in total cargo management (TCM). It is a win/win partnership for two actors and one that marks a new stage in their respective development: the increase in cargo revenue for Nokscoot and the positioning of ECS Group as TCM experts. Nokscoot CEO Yodchai Sudhidhanakul: «Air cargo is becoming more and more important in our operation with greater contribution to our revenues, and the partnership with ECS will enhance our freight business.» With an ambitious expansion plan over the three-year TCM contract, Nokscoot is expected to generate over 40,000 t of cargo per year.

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ECS GROUP APPOINTED BY THAILAND’S NOKSCOOT FOR CARGO MANAGEMENT

JAN. 08 2019 Low-cost carrier, NokScoot has appointed the ECS Group as their GSSA to represent their cargo business in Total Cargo Management (TCM). The move ups ECS’ growing presence in the region and brings increased cargo revenue for NokScoot while furthering the ECS Group’s TCM service offering. NokScoot was formed in 2014 by a joint venture between Singapore-based Scoot (a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines) and the Thai Nok Air company. In a very short space of time NokScoot has established itself as a key player in the region’s LCC market. NokScoot aims to spread its footprint in Asia with the introductions of additional destinations in North Asia and South Asia. Based in Thailand at Don Muang International (DMK) airport, NokScoot operates over 49 flights per week in Asia, to China, Japan, India and Taiwan. Through the company’s B777 fleet, ECS Group will market, among others, the following routes: Qingdao (TAO), Nanjing (NGK), Taipei (TPE), Tianjin (TSN), Shenyang (SHE), Xi’an (XIY), Tokyo (NRT), Osaka (KIX) and Delhi (DEL).

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NOKSCOOT ‘FLY AWESOME’ WITH ECS GROUP

JAN. 08 2019 Since 1st January 2019, NokScoot has appointed ECS Group as their GSSA to represent their cargo business in Total Cargo Management (TCM). A win/ win partnership for two actors that marks a new stage in their respective development: the increase in cargo revenue for NokScoot and the positioning of ECS Group as TCM experts. Based in Thailand at Don Muang International (DMK) airport, NokScoot operates over 49 flights per week in Asia, to China, Japan, India and Taiwan. Through the company’s B777 fleet, ECS Group will market, among others, the following routes: Qingdao (TAO), Nanjing (NGK), Taipei (TPE), Tianjin (TSN), Shenyang (SHE), Xi’an (XIY), Tokyo (NRT), Osaka (KIX) and Delhi (DEL). “Air cargo is becoming more and more important in our operation with greater contribution to our revenues, and the partnership with ECS will enhance our freight business”, said NokScoot CEO Yodchai SUDHIDHANAKUL.

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NOKSCOOT APPOINTS ECS GROUP AS GSSA

JAN. 08 2019 Thailand-based low-cost airline NokScoot has appointed ECS Group as its general sales and service agent (GSSA). ECS Group starting representing the carrier’s cargo business under the terms of a three-year Total Cargo Management (TCM) contract from the start of this month. As part of the this, NokScoot is expected to generate more than 40,000 tonnes of cargo per year, significantly increasing its revenues while ECS said it positions itself as a TCM “expert”. NokScoot’s chief executive officer (CEO), Yodchai Sudhidhanakul said: “Air cargo is becoming more and more important in our operation, with a greater contribution to our revenues, and the partnership with ECS will enhance our freight business.”

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NOKSCOOT APPOINTS ECS GROUP AS GSSA

JAN. 08 2019 Maskapai penerbangan berbiaya murah, NokScoot, mulai menggeliat dalam bisnis kargo pesawat. Perusahaan patungan antara perusahaan Singapura Scoot (anak perusahaan Singapore Airlines) dan perusahaan Thailand Nok Air tersebut, beberapa waktu yang lalu, resmi menggandeng ECS Group demi meningkatkan pendapatan kargo atau Total Cargo Management (TCM). “Kargo udara menjadi semakin penting dalam operasi kami dengan kontribusi yang lebih besar pada pendapatan kami, dan kemitraan dengan ECS akan meningkatkan bisnis pengiriman kami,� kata CEO NokScoot, Yodchai Sudhidhanakul.

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ECS LAUNCHES #NEXGENLEADERS

JAN. 08 2019 Paris-based GSSA ECS Group is to help regenerate the airfreight industry by giving start-ups, students and its own employees a chance to showcase their talent and put it to use to benefit the industry. Through a six-month challenge, ECS Group “firmly believes that the airfreight industry needs to build a future that incorporates the ‘New Normal’ – digital transformation.” ECS Group wants to be a proactive player and a leading figure in this transformation by rallying the industry’s biggest names alongside it, believes Adrien Thominet, CEO of ECS Group. He says: “We’re launching a project on a huge scale, and our aim is to change the game and turn industry habits on their head! And the industry has jumped at the chance: 100% of the people we’ve asked to become mentors and grand Jury members or to be involved with the project more generally have said they’ll take part.

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ECS LAUNCHES INNOVATION COMPETITION

JAN. 21 2019 The ESC Group has launched a competition for air cargo innovators, with the eventual winners taking home funding worth up to â‚Ź100,000. The #NexGenLeaders competition is split into three different categories students, start-ups and employees of the ESC Group. Anyone fitting into one of those categories that has a project they feel could transform the industry is invited to pitch their idea to the GSA Group. The first stage, running up until March 3, asks for teams to fill in an online form and submit a brief presentation outlining their project. Stage two, running from March 14 to April 10, will see those that make it through the first stage work with mentors from the ECS Group to develop their idea further and then submit a more detailed presentation.

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ECS GROUP CHASES #NEXGENLEADERS TO REJUVENATE AIR CARGO INDUSTRY

JAN. 22 2019 Who will be the #NexGenLeaders of the Air Cargo Industry? That’s the question that ECS Group has set itself the challenge of addressing. The market-leading GSSA wants to help regenerate the air freight industry by giving startups, students and its own employees all over the world the chance to showcase their talent and put it to use to benefit the industry. How? Through a challenge lasting almost 6 months, coaching and assessing from some of the sector’s biggest names, as well as by revealing the best projects to the entire industry at the Air Cargo Europe trade show awards ceremony in Munich on 5 June. ECS Group has developed what it calls its ‘weapon of mass inclusion’: #NexGenLeaders challenge. The idea is simple: to incorporate the ‘New Normal’ – the digital transformation – by getting new talent involved in the development of the air cargo industry, by the way of a challenge stretching over several months. This is an international challenge, aimed at students, startups, and employees of the group, in which challengers can submit innovative projects in the areas that matter to ECS Group the most: Digital Technologies, Addedvalue services, People and Sustainability READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP LAUNCHES INNOVATION COMPETITION

JAN. 22 2019 French-headquartered general sales and service agent (GSSA) ESC Group has launched a competition for innovators in the air cargo industry which will see the winner walking away with funding up to €100,000. The #NexGenLeaders competition is split into three different categories – students, start-ups and employees of the ESC Group and will be run over different stages. The student winners will win a holiday worth €5,000 per team, the staff will win up to €50,000 to develop their project and the start-ups could win up to €100,000. The first stage will run until 3 March, the second from 14 March to 10 April and in the third, entrats will spend 48 hours in an ECS Group office where they will prepare and finalise their pitch with help from the mentors.

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ECS GROUP CHASES #NEXGENLEADERS TO REJUVENATE AIR CARGO INDUSTRY

JAN. 22 2019 ECS Group has developed what it calls its ‘weapon of mass inclusion’: #NexGenLeaders challenge. The idea is simple: to incorporate the ‘New Normal’ – the digital transformation – by getting new talent involved in the development of the air cargo industry, by the way of a challenge stretching over several months. This is an international challenge, aimed at students, startups, and employees of the group, in which challengers can submit innovative projects in the areas that matter to ECS Group the most: Digital Technologies, Addedvalue services, People and Sustainability. READ ARTICLE


HELP ECS GROUP WITH ITS INNOVATION DRIVE!

JAN. 22 2019 Work with ECS Group and transform the air freight industry - think you can revolutionize the air cargo industry? Whether you’re a student, a startup or an ECS Group employee, take part in this challenge to be in with a chance of winning a range of prizes. ECS Group will provide €100k of funding for the winning startup’s project and €50k of funding for the winning employee’s project. The winning students will win the trip of a lifetime! Your mission: revolutionize the air cargo industry by combining quality with innovation. Through this challenge, ECS Group – the leading GSSA player – wants to help regenerate the industry by giving startups, students and its own employees all over the world the chance to showcase their talent and put it to use to benefit an unbelievably dynamic industry!

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NEW INNOVATION INITIATIVE WILL BE ‘A GAME-CHANGER’ FOR AIR CARGO

JAN. 23 2019 Senior air cargo industry executives have launched a new innovation award: the NextGen Leaders challenge. Launched by ECS Group, the initiative calls on students, start-ups and ECS employees to submit air cargo-related projects centred on digital technologies, added-value services, people or sustainability. “Our aim is to change the game and turn industry habits on their head,” said ECS CEO Adrien Thominet. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP THROWS OUT SIX-MONTH #NEXGENLEADERS CHALLENGE

JAN. 23 2019 In this New Year where social media is rife with ’10-year challenges’, French GSSA, ECS Group has moved to undertake an initiative to “help regenerate the air freight industry”, but in a much shorter timeframe. The aim, ECS says, is to give startups, students and its own employees all over the world, the chance to showcase their talent and put it to use to benefit the industry.

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NEW INNOVATION INITIATIVE WILL BE ‘A GAME-CHANGER’ FOR AIR CARGO

JAN. 23 2019 Senior air cargo industry executives have launched a new innovation award: the NextGen Leaders challenge. Launched by ECS Group, the initiative calls on students, start-ups and ECS employees to submit air cargo-related projects centred on digital technologies, added-value services, people or sustainability. “Our aim is to change the game and turn industry habits on their head,” said ECS CEO Adrien Thominet. “And the industry has jumped at the chance: 100% of the people … READ ARTICLE


NOKSCOOT APPOINTS ECS AS GSSA

JAN. 23 2019 Thailand-based low-cost airline NokScoot has appointed ECS Group as its general sales and service agent (GSSA). ECS Group starting representing the carrier’s cargo business under the terms of a three-year Total Cargo Management (TCM) contract from the start of this month. As part of the this, NokScoot is expected to generate more than 40,000 tonnes of cargo per year, significantly increasing its revenues while ECS said it positions itself as a TCM “expert”. READ ARTICLE


ECS LAUNCHES INNOVATION COMPETITION FOR GENERAL SALES AGENTS

JAN. 23 2019 Genral sales agents ESC Group has launched a competition for air cargo innovators, with the eventual winners taking home funding worth up to EUR100,000 (US$113,545). The #NexGenLeaders competition is split into three different categories students, start-ups and employees of the ESC Group, reports London’s Air Cargo News.

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ECS LAUNCHES INNOVATION COMPETITION FOR GENERAL SALES AGENTS

JAN. 28 2019 General sales agents ESC Group has launched a competition for air cargo innovators, with the eventual winners taking home funding worth up to EUR100,000 (US$113,545). The #NexGenLeaders competition is split into three different categories students, start-ups and employees of the ESC Group, reports London’s Air Cargo News. Anyone fitting into one of those categories that has a project they feel could transform the industry is invited to pitch their idea to the GSA Group. READ ARTICLE


ECS LAUNCHES INNOVATION COMPETITION FOR GENERAL SALES AGENTS

JAN. 28 2019 GENERAL sales agents ESC Group has launched a competition for air cargo innovators, with the eventual winners taking home funding worth up to EUR100,000 (US$113,545). The #NexGenLeaders competition is split into three different categories students, start-ups and employees of the ESC Group, reports London’s Air Cargo News.

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ECS LAUNCHES INNOVATION COMPETITION FOR GENERAL SALES AGENTS

JAN. 28 2019 General sales agents ESC Group has launched a competition for air cargo innovators, with the eventual winners taking home funding worth up to EUR100,000 (US$113,545). The #NexGenLeaders competition is split into three different categories students, start-ups and employees of the ESC Group, reports London’s Air Cargo News. Anyone fitting into one of those categories that has a project they feel could transform the industry is invited to pitch their idea to the GSA Group. READ ARTICLE


ECS ALLOWS AIRLINES TO CUSTOMISE WITH TCE

JAN. 30 2019 Sales agent ECS has launched a new product that will allow airlines to pick and choose from its various services. The Total Cargo Expertise (TCE) product will allow ECS to offer each of its services individually, allowing airlines to pick the most appropriate combination to suit their requirements. The custom service covers the traditional sale of cargo capacity to comprehensive management of operational services, and management of quality and security procedures.

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ECS LAUNCHES TOTAL CARGO MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

JAN. 30 2019 ECS Group has launched TCE, a new department which will be able to integrate every aspect of an airline’s cargo activities. According to ECS, TCE stands for Total Cargo Expertise and is the first structure of its kind to be created within a general sales and service agent. TCE will share its total cargo management expertise with airlines but will also be able to offer each of its services individually, based on the client’s performance and needs.

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ECS LAUNCHES CARGO SALES AND MANAGEMENT PLATFORM FOR AIRLINES

JAN. 30 2019 ECS Group has launched a product aimed at integrating the cargo activities of airlines, including cargo sales and management. The GSSA’s Total Cargo Expertise (TCE) platform manages operations, sales and security collectively or individually. “Airlines have strong demand for tailored services, some also want to delegate cargo activities to a GSSA to streamline costs and maximise revenue,” said chief executive Adrien Thominet.

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ECS GROUP LAUNCHES TOTAL CARGO EXPERTISE

JAN. 31 2019 The creation of TCE by ECS Group – standing for Total Cargo Expertise – is a GSSA revolution, says Adrien Thominet, CEO of ECS Group, who claims it is the first structure of its kind to be created within a GSSA. ECS Group is reinventing itself with the launch of a brand new service offering. While TCE will be sharing its Total Cargo Management (TCM) expertise with airlines, the department will also be able to offer each of its services individually, providing the most appropriate combination to suit its clients’ strong performance growth. TCE is able to manage an airline’s entire cargo activity, from the traditional sale of cargo capacity to comprehensive management of operational aspects and management of quality and security procedures. READ ARTICLE


EXPERTS ON BOARD WITH TCE BY ECS GROUP

JAN. 31 2019 The creation of TCE by ECS Group – standing for Total Cargo Expertise – is a GSSA revolution. It is the first structure of its kind to be created within a GSSA. ECS Group, the world-leading GSSA, is reinventing itself with the innovative launch of a brand new service offering. While TCE will be sharing its Total Cargo Management expertise with airlines, the department will also be able to offer each of its services individually, providing the most appropriate combination to suit its clients’ strong performance growth.

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FEBRUARY 2019

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ECS GOES ON HOLIDAY

FEB. 2019 New TCE division helps secure deal. Paris-based ECS Group has secred a Total Cargo Management contract with leisure airline TUI that will see it selling capacity to and from some of the world’s most popular destinations.

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EMBRACING CHANGE

FEB. 2019 ECS’ CEO, Adrien Thominet, spoked to ALI about his company’s philosophy and its plans for 2019. According to Adrien Thominet, 2018 was once agaian very positive for the group. «Fisrtly, there was the arrival of new shareholders (Naxicap), which allowed us to significantly boost our investment plan and to work on news acquisitions to expand our already significant network even further.

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2019 LOOKS TO BE ANOTHER STRONG YEAR FOR ECS

FEB. 2019 THIS year «already looks set to be a strong year for ECS Group,’ says Adrien Thominet, CEO of ECS Group. He describes a «whole host of positive developments designed, as ever, to improve our performance and expand our network.» The Paris-based GSA began a number of projects in the field of transformation in 2018, «many of which have already been completed, and others will very soon be added to our existing offerings», he says.

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MET ECS GROUP AMBIEERT TUI OOK IN BELGIË FORSE GROEI IN LUCHTVRACHT

FEB. 05 2019 De wereldwijd actieve ECS Group wordt general sales & service agent (GSSA) voor alle luchtvrachtcapaciteit aan boord van TUI-toestellen, ook voor de TUIvluchten van en naar Belgische luchthavens. READ ARTICLE


ECS SIGNS TOTAL CARGO MANAGEMENT CONTRACT WITH TUI

FEB. 05 2019 Travel group TUI, which runs five airlines and owns 150 aircraft, has signed a total cargo management contract (TCM) with ECS, the global general sales and services agent (GSSA). Airlines with the Germany-headquartered holiday specialist serve over 300 destinations in 75 countries and operate an average of more than 3,300 flights a week. A spokesperson for ECS said that TUI’s network and “market power” mean that it can expect “significant cargo activity and rapid exponential growth”.

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TUI SIGNS TCM CONTRACT WITH ECS

FEB. 05 2019 TUI and ECS Group have signed a Total Cargo Management (TCM) contract, marking a turning point in TUI’s cargo branch development strategy. TUI includes five airlines, owns 150 aircraft, serves over 300 destinations in 75 countries and operates an average of more than 3,300 flights a week. Its network and market presence mean that it can expect significant cargo activity and rapid exponential growth. With an integrated sales network (90% of the TUI network is covered by ECS sales offices) and its strong business partnerships, ECS Group intends to build on the company’s potential.

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TUI TURNS TO ECS FOR TOTAL CARGO MANAGEMENT ACROSS ITS FIVE AIRLINES

FEB. 05 2019 TUI, the largest leisure, travel and tourism company in the world, has awarded responsibility for its entire cargo activity to the ECS Group under a Total Cargo Management (TCM) contract. By turning to a leading GSSA such as the ECS Group, TUI has marked a turning point in its cargo development strategy, the Paris-based ECS says.

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TUI SIGNS TCM CONTRACT WITH ECS

FEB. 05 2019 TUI and ECS Group have signed a Total Cargo Management (TCM) contract, marking a turning point in TUI’s cargo branch development strategy. TUI includes five airlines, owns 150 aircraft, serves over 300 destinations in 75 countries and operates an average of more than 3,300 flights a week. Its network and market presence mean that it can expect significant cargo activity and rapid exponential growth. READ ARTICLE


ECS SIGNS TOTAL CARGO MANAGEMENT CONTRACT WITH TUI

FEB. 06 2019 Travel group TUI, which runs five airlines and owns 150 aircraft, has signed a total cargo management contract (TCM) with ECS, the global general sales and services agent (GSSA). Airlines with the Germany-headquartered holiday specialist serve over 300 destinations in 75 countries and operate an average of more than 3,300 flights a week. A spokesperson for ECS said that TUI’s network and “market power” mean that it can expect “significant cargo activity and rapid exponential growth”. READ ARTICLE


TUI TAKES TO SKIES WITH ECS GROUP

FEB. 06 2019 TUI and ECS Group have signed a Total Cargo Management contract. Travel company TUI includes five airlines, owns 150 aircraft, serves over 300 destinations in 75 countries and operates an average of more than 3300 flights a week. This partnership paves the way for one of the largest sales networks in the industry. As well as an incredible number of destinations, ECS Group aims to develop a high-quality interlines offering beyond TUI’s main hubs.

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TUI SIGNS AIR CARGO MANAGEMENT CONTRACT WITH ECS GROUP

FEB. 06 2019 The travel and transport company TUI Group has signed a Total Cargo Management (TCM) contract with the global sales and service provider ECS Group to include TUI airline hubs in Florida, the Caribbean/Dominican Republic and Cancún, Mexico. “TUI has enormous potential in terms of airfreight and we’re honoured to be able to represent them when it comes to cargo,” said ECS Group CEO Adrien Thominet.

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TUI AWARDS CARGO MANAGEMENT CONTRACT TO ECS GROUP

FEB. 07 2019 Travel company TUI has awarded a total cargo management (TCM) contract to France-headquartered general sales and service agent (GSSA) firm ECS Group. TUI includes five airlines, owns 150 aircraft, serves over 300 destinations in 75 countries and operates an average of more than 3300 flights a week. ECS Group said via an integrated sales network – 90 per cent of the TUI network is covered by ECS sales offices – and its strong business partnerships, it will maximise the potential of TUI.

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‘POSITIVE’ OUTLOOKS FOR ECS GROUP IN 2019

FEB. 07 2019 This year “already looks set to be a strong year for ECS Group,” says Adrien Thominet, CEO of ECS Group. He describes a “whole host of positive developments designed, as ever, to improve our performance and expand our network.” The Paris-based GSA began a number of projects in the field of transformation in 2018, “many of which have already been completed, and others will very soon be added to our existing offerings,” he says.

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SPECIAL AGENTS

FEB. 07 2019 The traditional role of cargo sales agents has undergone significant change over the years, with operators expecting much more than just to sell cargo space. Keith Mwanalushi talks to some of the key players involved. Now more than ever, airlines see outsourcing of cargo as a sensible option in terms of cost saving and incremental revenue – they are looking for partners that are reputable, financially sound, and can deliver in terms of revenue, network coverage and business intelligence, as Stephen Dawkins, Chief Executive Officer, Air Logistics Group suggests.

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ECS GROUP WINS CONTRACT TO SELL CARGO CAPACITY FOR AIR SENEGAL

FEB. 18 2019 ECS Group subsidiary GSSA Aero Cargo has scooped the contract to sell the cargo capacity of new national airline Air Senegal across its network. Air Senegal began operating on a regional basis in 2018, running flights within Africa and is based at Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) and will operate domestic and international routes. The partnership between Air Senegal and ECS Group began on 1 February with long-haul flights from and to Dakar and Paris Orly using the airline’s fleet of widebody aircraft.

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AIR SENEGAL PICKS ECS GROUP AS CARGO GSA

FEB. 18 2019 Following delivery of the first of two A330neo aircraft last month, Air Senegal has begun service from Dakar to Paris with its 16-tonne per flight freight capacity marketed by the ECS Group via French subsidiary Aero Cargo. Air Senegal was formed in 2016 and begun regional services from Dakar to Ouagadougou, Banjul, Praia, Bissau, Conakry, Abidjan, Bamako and Cotonou last year. “As part of its development and its policy of expansion, Air Senegal can confirm that it is working closely with ECS Group, which has been tasked with marketing freight capacity across the global network,� said Eric Iba Gueye, Air Senegal head of Network and Customer Experience.

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GENERAL SALES AGENT ECS INKS DEAL WITH AIR SENEGAL

FEB. 18 2019 The West African newcomer that started flying only last year, has chosen Aero Cargo, a subsidiary of Paris-based ECS Group, as general sales agent for their air freight business. This way, ECS strengthens its presence in the African market, with Royal Air Maroc belonging already to their mandate airlines. Just in time for the launch of Air Cargo Africa, opening its doors tomorrow (19 Feb.) in Johannesburg, the ECS Group has landed a new scoop: the signing of a GSA contract with Air Senegal.

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ECS TO MARKET CAPACITY FOR AIR SENEGAL

FEB. 18 2019 Through its French subsidiary Aero Cargo, ECS Group has been selected to market freight capacity for new national airline Air Senegal across its entire global network. With this GSA contract, which began on February 1, ECS Group will strive to embody the spirit of Teranga. While Air Cargo Africa is taking place in Johannesburg from February 19 to 21, ECS Group, which is attending the event, will be announcing details of this new contract. READ ARTICLE


ECS TO SELL SPACE ON SENEGAL’S NEW AIRLINE

FEB. 18 2019 ECS Group’s French arm, Aero Cargo is to market freight capacity for new national airline Air Senegal across its global network. The new carrier began operating intra-African services in 2018 but plans to develop longer haul routes from its hub at Blaise Diagne International Airport. Aero Cargo is already marketing capacity on A330-NEO flights between the Senegalese capital, Dakar and Paris Orly, offering a maximum capacity of 16 tonnes.

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AIR SENEGAL PICKS ECS GROUP AS ITS GSA

FEB. 18 2019 On February 1, ECS Group’s French subsidiary Aero Cargo has entered into General Sales Agent (GSA) contract with new national airline Air Senegal across its entire global network. Air Senegal is a newly created airline that began operating on a regional basis in 2018, running flights within Africa.

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AERO CARGO SCOOPS AIR SENEGAL GSSA DEAL

FEB. 18 2019 GSSA Aero Cargo – owned by the ECS Group – has won the contract to sell the freight capacity of new national airline Air Senegal across its network. Air Senegal began operating on a regional basis in 2018, running flights within Africa with the aim of becoming the “leading West African player in air transport”. It is based at Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) and intends to serve both internal and international routes. READ ARTICLE


AIR SENEGAL APPOINTS ECS GROUP AS ITS GSA

FEB. 18 2019 Through its French subsidiary Aero Cargo, ECS Group has been selected to market freight capacity for new national airline Air Senegal across its entire global network. Through this GSA contract, which began on 1 February, ECS Group will strive to embody the spirit of Teranga. A newly created airline, Air Senegal began operating on a regional basis in 2018, running flights within Africa. READ ARTICLE


ECS SIGNS TOTAL CARGO MANAGEMENT CONTRACT WITH TUI

FEB. 19 2019 Travel group TUI, which runs five airlines and owns 150 aircraft, has signed a total cargo management contract (TCM) with ECS, the global general sales and services agent (GSSA). Airlines with the Germany-headquartered holiday specialist serve over 300 destinations in 75 countries and operate an average of more than 3,300 flights a week. READ ARTICLE


ECS TO GROW AIR SENEGAL FREIGHT

FEB. 19 2019 ECS Group’s Aero Cargo arm is to market freight capacity for new national airline Air Senegal including A330-NEO flights between Dakar and Paris Orly and services to Ouagadougou, Banjul, Praia, Bissau, Conakry, Abidjan, Bamako and Cotonou.

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LEADING TRAVEL COMPANY TUI APPOINTS ECS GROUP AS ITS CARGO GSSA

FEB. 19 2019 TUI, world’s number one travel company, has awarded Total Cargo Management contract to leading General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA) firm ECS Group. TUI includes five airlines, owns 150 aircraft, serves over 300 destinations in 75 countries and operates an average of more than 3300 flights a week. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP #NEXGENLEADERS CHALLENGE

FEB. 19 2019 What do sustainability, big data, logistics, supply chain and HR have in common? There are the main components of The #NextGenLeader’s challenge launched by the leading air cargo company ECS, so if you want to bring the air freight industry to the digital level, this competition is for you! READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP CHOSEN AS GSA BY AIR SENEGAL

FEB. 19 2019 Through its French subsidiary Aero Cargo, ECS Group has been selected to market freight capacity for new national airline Air Senegal across its entire global network. Through this GSA contract, which began on 1 February, ECS Group will strive to embody the spirit of Teranga. A newly created airline, Air Senegal began operating on a regional basis in 2018, running flights within Africa. Air Senegal is aiming to become the leading West African player in air transport thanks to its regional hub, Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD). It intends to serve both internal and international routes. READ ARTICLE


EAST-WEST TRADELANE STARTS TO FLY AS AFRICA OPENS UP TO NEW GLOBAL MARKETS

FEB. 20 2019 A new east-west tradelane is beginning to flourish, and could eventually overtake the traditional north-south route between Africa and Europe. The growing influence of China in Africa, coupled with the proximity and connectivity of the Middle East and strong trade links with Brazil, could see Europe increasingly bypassed. “Look at the map of the globe which has Europe in the middle,” explained Adrien Thominet, chief executive of GSA ECS. “When you put Asia or the US in the middle, the world looks completely different. The east-west lane is like that – this is a change of the global mix. READ ARTICLE


AIR CARGO AFRICA 2019: LIBERALISATION AND MODERNISATION

FEB. 20 2019 Air Cargo Africa 2019 started yesterday in Johannesburg and the first conference panel discussed liberalisation and modernisation in the African continent, reports Chelsea Kerley from South Africa. During the event’s first session, the industry professionals took the stage to share their thoughts and experiences of African cargo, logistics and modernisation in a panel moderated by IATA’s global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes.

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AEROCARGO, NUEVO AGENTE DE TUI EN ESPAÑA

FEB. 21 2019 La operación se enmarca en el acuerdo global al que ha llegado la matriz francesa del GSA, ECS Group, con el operador turístico alemán. READ ARTICLE


AFRICA MAY BE THE SOURCE OF THE TECH-SAVVY NEXT GENERATION OF GSAS

FEB. 22 2019 Africa’s greatest advantage is its youthful population; the youngest in the world, the continent boasts 200m people between the ages of 15 and 24. And youth think in a different way, breaking down barriers built up by older people, working at traditional companies. It came as a surprise, admitted Adrien Thominet, chief executive of ECS Group, that the majority of responses to his company’s global NextGen challenge came from Africa.

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ADRIEN THOMINET, CEO, ECS GROUP, MAKES HIS FIRST APPEARANCE AT AIR CARGO AFRICA

FEB. 24 2019 Adrien Thominet, CEO, ECS Group, speaks about he and his company ECS Group intend to drive change and innovation in the global air freight industry. Thominet speaks about initiatives that will attract young people to choose air cargo as their career choice.

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INTERVIEW ADRIEN THOMINET AND SALIM QUOUNINICH

FEB. 24 2019 Adrien Thominet, CEO, ECS and Salim Quouninich, Vice President - Cargo, Royal Air Maroc, speak about their partnership a the Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition recently in Johannesburg, South Africa. ECS, through this partnership, will help Air Maroc to increase their network coverage and increase their cargo tonnage.

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GSSAS ARE ESSENTIAL LINKS IN THE AIR CARGO SUPPLY CHAIN

MARCH - APRIL 2019 GSSAs have a major role to play, as do the other stakeholders in our industry, says Adrien THOMINET, CEO, ECS Group informed Cargo Trends. ECS Group is focusing on the innovations that we can bring them - but no just in the usual sense of the word, such as technological or digital innovations. We go one step further and create new services, such as the recent launch of the TCE by ECS Group entity, which allows us to replace airlines accross the entire cargo chain that they traditionally manage, moving from service on demand to end-to-end management of the entire chain. READ ARTICLE PAGES 16 - 17


ECS GROUP TOTAL CARGO EXPERTISE

MARCH 2019 Global GSSA ECS Group closed 2018 on a high. Over the course of the year a new shareholder, Naxicap, arrived, “significantly” boosting the availability of investment for its growth plan. Importantly, it opened up further acquisition plans, which in the last 12 months included the purchase of new GSSA, BCS AIR in Brazil. READ ARTICLE


WEAPONS OF MASS INCLUSION

SPRING 2019 EDITION The whole idea is for people to come up with ‘out of the box’ ideas that will transform our industry’s best practices,” said Audrey Serdjebi, Head of Communications & Marketing, ECS Group. “We see this project as the first step in a longer-term ‘Weapons of Mass inclusion’ strategy.”. “We want to find new talent and great ideas for the whole industry, not just for ECS. This project is bringing in a whole lot of fresh ideas from outside the industry.

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SAMBA MEETS TANGO AS GLOBE AIR CARGO APPOINTED GSSA BY AZUL

MARCH 04 2019 Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas, has appointed Globe Air Cargo (GAC) Argentina, an ECS Group subsidiary, as its GSSA in Argentina. With this new contract, GAC Argentina plans to expand Brazil’s third-largest airline’s cargo activities in Argentina, including by opening up destinations that are currently passenger-only, to cargo. Azul, which is based in Brazil and began operating in 2008, has signed a twoyear GSSA contract with GAC Argentina. READ ARTICLE


AZUL CHOOSES GLOBE AIR CARGO ARGENTINA AS ITS GSSA

MARCH 04 2019 Azul Linhas Aéreas, the Brazilian airline, has appointed Globe Air Cargo (GAC) Argentina, an ECS Group subsidiary, as its GSSA in Argentina. With this new contract, GAC Argentina plans to expand Brazil’s third-largest airline’s cargo activities in Argentina, including by opening up destinations that are currently passenger-only to cargo.

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AZUL LINHAS AÉREAS SIGNS UP ECS GROUP

MARCH 04 2019 Azul Linhas Aéreas, which is based in Brazil and began operating in 2008, has just signed a two year GSSA contract with GAC Argentina. From February 16 the ECS Group subsidiary has been marketing the airline’s cargo capacity on flights departing from Buenos Aires, and in future will do so from Cordoba and Rosario, in keeping with the expansion plans announced by the GSSA.

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AZUL CHOOSES GLOBE AIR CARGO ARGENTINA AS ITS GSSA

MARCH 04 2019 Brazilian airline Azul has appointed Globe Air Cargo (GAC) Argentina, an ECS Group subsidiary, as its general sales and services agent (GSSA) in Argentina. GAC Argentina plans to expand the cargo activities of Brazil’s third-largest airline in Argentina, including opening up destinations that are currently passenger-only. READ ARTICLE


AFRICA OPENS DOOR TO THE WORLD

MARCH 04 2019 Meanwhile, ECS Group’s CEO Adrien Thominet said, “When you see that individuals want to purchase through ecommerce, then comes the issue that how you get paid for that and how you collect the money for that in Africa. Individuals having a bank account in Africa are very limited, it is 20 percent in one country, or sometimes the connection of internet in some countries is a problem, so there is an appetite but there are some structural issues, especially in terms of banks and payments that need to be sorted. READ ARTICLE


AZUL APPOINTS GLOBE AIR CARGO (GAC) ARGENTINA AS GSSA

MARCH 04 2019 Brazilian carrier Azul has appointed ECS Group subsidiary Globe Air Cargo (GAC) Argentina as its general sales and services agent (GSSA) in Argentina as part of a two-year contract. GAC Argentina said it plans to expand the freight activities of the airline in Argentina, including opening up destinations that are currently only served for passengers. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP MEMBER WINS AZUL GSSA BUSINESS

MARCH 04 2019 GAC Argentina says it plans to expand the cargo activities of Brazil’s thirdlargest airline by opening up destinations that are currently passenger-only from Buenos Aires and subsequently Cordoba and Rosario. From Buenos Aires, new markets include Belo Horizonte and Campinas in Brazil as well as Fort Lauderdale and Orlando in the US and Lisbon, Oporto and Paris in Europe. READ ARTICLE


GLOBE AIR CARGO ARGENTINA BECOMES AZUL GSSA

MARCH 05 2019 The Brazilian Azul Linhas Aéreas, which began operating in 2008, has appointed Globe Air Cargo (GAC) Argentina, an ECS Group subsidiary almost a year old, as its GSSA in Argentina. With this two-year contract, GAC Argentina plans to expand Brazil’s thirdlargest airline’s cargo activities in the country, including opening up destinations that are currently passenger-only to cargo traffic. READ ARTICLE


AZUL CHOOSES GLOBE AIR CARGO (GAC) AS ITS GSSA IN ARGENTINA

MARCH 11 2019 Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aereas has appointed Globe Air Cargo (GAC) Argentina, an ECS Group subsidiary, as its general sales and services agent (GSSA) in Argentina. GAC Argentina plans to expand the cargo activities of Brazil’s third-largest carrier in Argentina, including opening up destinations that are currently passenger-only. READ ARTICLE


AZUL CHOOSES GLOBE AIR CARGO (GAC) AS ITS GSSA IN ARGENTINA

MARCH 12 2019 Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aereas has appointed Globe Air Cargo (GAC) Argentina, an ECS Group subsidiary, as its general sales and services agent (GSSA) in Argentina. GAC Argentina plans to expand the cargo activities of Brazil’s third-largest carrier in Argentina, including opening up destinations that are currently passenger-only. READ ARTICLE


AZUL CHOOSES GLOBE AIR CARGO (GAC) AS ITS GSSA IN ARGENTINA

MARCH 12 2019 Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aereas has appointed Globe Air Cargo (GAC) Argentina, an ECS Group subsidiary, as its general sales and services agent (GSSA) in Argentina. GAC Argentina plans to expand the cargo activities of Brazil’s third-largest carrier in Argentina, including opening up destinations that are currently passenger-only. READ ARTICLE


AIR BRIDGES OVERSEAS

MARCH 19 2019 With this year not yet very old, it is not very clear what 2019 holds for global airfreight. To find out the state of the French market in detail the ITJ interviewed Jean Ceccaldi, managing director of GSSA Aero Cargo France, a part of the ECS Group. “Our portfolio includes no less than 25 airlines.Their rather different networks allow us to offer our partners a wide range of destinations, including, of course, the main international capitals on several continents. We also bank on our parent company ECS Group’s worldwide network,”says Ceccaldi. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP INNOVATION COMPETITION MOVES TO NEXT STAGE

MARCH 26 2019 The first stage of ECS Group’s #NexGenLeaders challenge, launched at the beginning of January​, closed on March 3, bringing together over 1,000 participants in the submission of innovative solutions to regenerate the freight industry. The submitted projects then underwent an initial selection process in which 50 innovative solutions, comprising 24 teams of students, 16 teams of start-ups and 10 teams of employees, were chosen to receive a month and a half of coaching from ‘VIP mentors’ (industry experts) and ECS Group Managing Directors. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP #NEXGENLEADERS CHALLENGE SEES STRONG PARTICIPATION

MARCH 26 2019 The ECS Group’s #NexGenLeaders challenge launched at the beginning of January has brought together over 1000 participants of more than 50 different nationalities. They all submitted their innovative solutions to regenerate the freight industry before the closing date for the first stage of the challenge, 3 March.

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ECS’ #NEXGENLEADERS CHALLENGE DRAWS OVER 1,000 PARTICIPANTS

MARCH 26 2019 The #NexGenLeaders challenge, launched at the beginning of January by ECS Group, has seen over 1,000 participants of more than 50 different nationalities submit their innovative solutions to regenerate the freight industry before the closing date for the first stage of the challenge, 3 March. The submitted projects then underwent an initial selection process in which 50 innovative solutions (24 teams of students, 16 teams of startups and 10 teams of employees) were chosen to receive a month and a half of coaching from VIP Mentors, comprised of industry executives and ECS group managing directors. READ ARTICLE


#NEXGENLEADERS CHALLENGE BY ECS GROUP: 1000 PARTICIPANTS!

MARCH 27 2019 The #NexGenLeaders challenge, launched at the beginning of January by ECS Group, has brought together over 1000 participants of more than 50 different nationalities. They all submitted their innovative solutions to regenerate the freight industry before the closing date for the first stage of the challenge, 3 March. The submitted projects then underwent an initial selection process in which 50 innovative solutions (24 teams of students, 16 teams of startups and 10 teams of employees) were chosen to receive a month and a half of coaching from VIP Mentors (experts from our industry) and ECS Group Managing Directors. READ ARTICLE


#NEXGENLEADERS CHALLENGE BY ECS GROUP: 1000 PARTICIPANTS!

MARCH 27 2019 The #NexGenLeaders challenge, launched at the beginning of January by ECS Group, has brought together over 1000 participants of more than 50 different nationalities. They all submitted their innovative solutions to regenerate the freight industry before the closing date for the first stage of the challenge, 3 March.

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ADRIEN THOMINET, CEO, ECS AND SALIM QUOUNINICH, VP CARGO RAM

MARCH 29 2019 Adrien Thominet, CEO, ECS and Salim Quouninich, Vice President - Cargo, Royal Air Maroc, speak about their partnership a the Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition recently in Johannesburg, South Africa. ECS, through this partnership, will help Air Maroc to increase their network coverage and increase their cargo tonnage.

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APRIL 2019 #NexGenLeaders challenge has brought together over 1 000 participants of more than 50 different nationalities. The future of airfreight is bright, the future of airfreight is the #NewGenLeaders challenge. That is the message of Adrien Thominet, CEO of ECS Group which launched the global competition in January 2019. READ ARTICLE PAGE 1


1000 JOIN ECS GROUP #NEXGENLEADERS CHALLENGE

APRIL 2019 ECS Group’s #NexGenLeaders global challenge drew a thousand participants of more than 50 different nationalities proposing innovative solutions to the freight industry. Launched in January, the project generated much interest worldwide and before the closing date for the first stage of the challenge, March 3, the participants totalled 1 000, ECS Group said. READ ARTICLE PAGE 17


INTERVIEW ADRIEN THOMINET AND SALIM QUOUNINICH

APRIL 2019 Adrien Thominet, CEO, ECS and Salim Quouninich, Vice President - Cargo, Royal Air Maroc, speak about their partnership a the Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition recently in Johannesburg, South Africa. ECS, through this partnership, will help Air Maroc to increase their network coverage and increase their cargo tonnage.

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ECS GROUP’S SCHMOLL JOINS TIACA BOARD

APRIL 08 2019 Bertrand Schmoll, the Chairman of ECS Group, has been elected to the Board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). Since joining ECS Group in 2000, Bertrand Schmoll has made a huge contribution to positioning the company as a global market leader – as well as to the development of the General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA) sector and its activities. ECS Group is the first GSSA to be represented on the TIACA Board. READ ARTICLE


TIACA BOARD ADDS ECS GROUP’S BERTRAND SCHMOLL

APRIL 08 2019 Bertrand Schmoll, Chairman at General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA) ECS Group, was elected to the board of the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). The election took place last month at a TIACA meeting in Singapore. Schmoll’s election to the TIACA board is concurrent with the early departure of TIACA Chairman Sebastiaan Scholte, who is stepping down a few months earlier than planned and is also departing from his position of CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics on July 1. TIACA’s Vice Chairman Steven Polmans will take over Scholte’s lead role at TIACA in July. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP’S BERTRAND SCHMOLL JOINS TIACA BOARD

APRIL 08 2019 ECS Group chairman, Bertrand Schmoll has been elected to board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), making him the first GSSA representative. He was elected at a TIACA board meeting in Singapore last month as part of ongoing plans to grow the management team. Since joining ECS Group in 2000, Schmoll has made a huge contribution to ECS Group as well as to the development of the GSSA sector and its activities. READ ARTICLE


ECS BECOMES THE FIRST GSSA TO JOIN TIACA BOARD

APRIL 08 2019 Chairman of ECS Group Bertrand Schmoll has been elected to the board of Tiaca – the first time a GSSA has been represented. Bertrand Schmoll, who joined the ECS Group in 2000, was elected at a TIACA Board meeting in Singapore last month as part of ongoing plans to grow the management team. READ ARTICLE


TIACA APPOINTS GSSA DIRECTOR

APRIL 08 2019 Bertrand Schmoll (pictured above), chairman of ECS Group, has been elected to the board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). ECS Group is the first general sales and service agent to be represented on the TIACA board. Schmoll joined the company in 2000. “TIACA is the only organization representing all sectors of the supply chain and it is important that all voices are heard on the board,” said Sebastiaan Scholte, TIACA chairman and CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP’S BERTRAND SCHMOLL JOINS TIACA BOARD

APRIL 08 2019 Bertrand Schmoll, the Chairman of ECS Group, has been elected to the Board of the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). Since joining ECS Group in 2000, Bertrand Schmoll has made a huge contribution to positioning the company as a global market leader – as well as to the development of the General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA) sector and its activities. ECS Group is the first GSSA to be represented on the TIACA Board. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP BECOMES THE FIRST GSSA TO JOIN THE TIACA BOARD

APRIL 09 2019 Oman Air has selected AVS GSA to be its sales and service agent in Malaysia as the airline looks to expand in Southeast Asia. The airline offers two flights per day Kuala Lumpur operated by A330 and B787 aircraft. The main routes to be marketed under this agreement are the Middle East for oil, gas and perishables and Europe for electronics, with an expected 7,000 tons of goods to be carried annually. READ ARTICLE


ECS CHAIRMAN TO HELP MODERNISE THE AIR CARGO INDUSTRY

APRIL 09 2019 Bertrand Schmoll, chairman of the ECS Group, has been elected to the Board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). It is the first GSSA to be so represented. “TIACA is the only organisation representing all sectors of the supply chain and it is important that all voices are heard on the Board,” said Sebastiaan Scholte, outgoing TIACA chairman and CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics. “As we represent all of the air cargo supply chain, it is great to have such a high profile GSSA on board.” READ ARTICLE


TIACA APPOINTS GSSA DIRECTOR

APRIL 09 2019 For the first time The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed to its board a Director from a GSSA – ECS Group’s Chairman, Bertrand Schmoll. With this appointment, TIACA has brought together all the stakeholders in the air freight supply chain for what is considered a truly comprehensive representation of the freight industrie

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BERTRAND SCHMOLL APPOINTED TO TIACA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

APRIL 09 2019 For the first time, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed to its board a director from a GSSA – ECS Group Chairman Bertrand Schmoll. With this appointment, TIACA has brought together all stakeholders in the air freight supply chain for a truly comprehensive representation of the freight industries. The decision to appoint a representative of a GSSA to the board for the first time demonstrates the sector’s dynamism and its significant contribution to the development of the industry. READ ARTICLE


GSSA CHIEF JOINS TIACA

APRIL 09 2019 For the first time, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed to its board a director from a GSSA – ECS Group Chairman Bertrand Schmoll. With this appointment, TIACA has brought together all stakeholders in the air freight supply chain for a truly comprehensive representation of the freight industries. The decision to appoint a representative of a GSSA to the board for the first time demonstrates the sector’s dynamism and its significant contribution to the development of the industry. READ ARTICLE


TIACA ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBER

APRIL 09 2019 The International Air Cargo Association has elected Bertrand Schmoll, chairman of ECS Group, to its board. According to TIACA, ECS is the first GSSA to represented on the board. “TIACA is the only organization representing all sectors of the supply chain and it is important that all voices are heard on the board,” said Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of TIACA and chief executive officer of Jan de Rijk Logistics. “As we represent all of the air cargo supply chain, it is great to have such a high-profile GSSA on board.” READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP’S BERTRAND SCHMOLL JOINS TIACA BOARD

APRIL 09 2019 Bertrand Schmoll, the Chairman of ECS Group, has been elected to the Board of the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). Since joining ECS Group in 2000, Bertrand Schmoll has made a huge contribution to positioning the company as a global market leader – as well as to the development of the General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA) sector and its activities. ECS Group is the first GSSA to be represented on the TIACA Board. READ ARTICLE


BERTRAND SCHMOLL APPOINTED TO THE TIACA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

APRIL 09 2019 For the first time, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed to its board a director from a GSSA – ECS Group Chairman Bertrand Schmoll. With this appointment, TIACA has brought together all stakeholders in the air freight supply chain for a truly comprehensive representation of the freight industries. The decision to appoint a representative of a GSSA to the board for the first time demonstrates the sector’s dynamism and its significant contribution to the development of the industry.

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ECS BEOMES FIRST GSSA TO JOIN TIACA BOARD

APRIL 10 2019 Chairman of ECS Group Bertrand Schmoll has been elected to the board of TIACA, the first time a general sales and service agent (GSSA) has been represented. Mr Schmoll, who joined the ECS Group in 2000, was elected at a TIACA Board meeting in Singapore last month as part of ongoing plans to grow the management team, London’s Air Cargo News reported.

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BERTRAND SCHMOLL JOINS TIACA BOARD

APRIL 10 2019 Bertrand Schmoll, chairman of the ECS Group, has been elected to the board of the International Air Cargo Association (Tiaca). Since joining ECS in 2000, Schmoll has made a huge contribution to positioning the company as a global market leader – as well as to the development of the general sales and service agent (GSSA) sector and its activities. The ECS Group is the first GSSA to be represented on the Tiaca board. “An organisation such as Tiaca is the glue that holds us all together and allows us to move forward together despite our sometimes divergent interests,” Schmoll said. READ ARTICLE


ECS BEOMES FIRST GSSA TO JOIN TIACA BOARD

APRIL 11 2019 Chairman of ECS Group Bertrand Schmoll has been elected to the board of TIACA, the first time a general sales and service agent (GSSA) has been represented. Mr Schmoll, who joined the ECS Group in 2000, was elected at a TIACA Board meeting in Singapore last month as part of ongoing plans to grow the management team, London’s Air Cargo News reported.

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ECS BEOMES FIRST GSSA TO JOIN TIACA BOARD

APRIL 11 2019 Chairman of ECS Group Bertrand Schmoll has been elected to the board of TIACA, the first time a general sales and service agent (GSSA) has been represented. Mr Schmoll, who joined the ECS Group in 2000, was elected at a TIACA Board meeting in Singapore last month as part of ongoing plans to grow the management team, London’s Air Cargo News reported. Mr Schmoll added: «An organisation such as TIACA is the glue that holds us all together and allows us to move forward together despite our sometimes divergent interests. READ ARTICLE


AVS GSA APPOINTED GSSA FOR OMAN AIR IN MALAYSIA

APRIL 16 2019 ECS Group subsidiary AVS GSA has been appointed the exclusive general sales and service agent (GSSA) for Oman Air in Malaysia. The partnership will assist Oman Air to further strengthen its position with two daily flights departing from Kuala Lumpur operated by Airbus A330s and Boeing 787s. READ ARTICLE


OMAN AIR CHOOSES AVS GSA IN MALAYSIA

APRIL 16 2019 From 1 April 2019, AVS GSA becomes Oman Air’s exclusive GSSA (General Sales and Services Agent) in Malaysia. Within three months of appointment as the GSA (General Sales Agent), AVS GSA has bagged the contract to be Oman Air’s GSSA, which demonstrates the quality and efficiency of this new partnership. Now into its tenth year, Oman Air Commercial Cargo division has carved a unique position among freight carriers in the Middle East. READ ARTICLE


OMAN AIR ELIGE AVS PARA SERVICIOS DE CARGA EN MALASIA

APRIL 16 2019 Oman Air ha seleccionado a AVS GSA como su agente de ventas y servicio en Malasia, ya que la aerolínea busca expandirse en el sudeste asiático. La aerolínea ofrece dos vuelos diarios a Kuala Lumpur operados por aviones A330 y B787. Las principales rutas que se comercializarán bajo este acuerdo son Oriente Medio para petróleo, gas y productos perecederos y Europa para electrónica, con una previsión de 7.000 toneladas de mercancías que se transportarán anualmente. READ ARTICLE


OMAN AIR PICKS AVS FOR CARGO SERVICES IN MALAYSIA

APRIL 16 2019 Oman Air has selected AVS GSA to be its sales and service agent in Malaysia as the airline looks to expand in Southeast Asia. The airline offers two flights per day Kuala Lumpur operated by A330 and B787 aircraft. The main routes to be marketed under this agreement are the Middle East for oil, gas and perishables and Europe for electronics, with an expected 7,000 tons of goods to be carried annually. READ ARTICLE


OMAN AIR CHOOSES AVS GSA IN MALAYSIA

APRIL 16 2019 From 1 April 2019, AVS GSA becomes Oman Air’s exclusive GSSA in Malaysia. Within three months of appointment as the GSA (General Sales Agent), AVS GSA has bagged the contract to be Oman Air’s GSSA, which demonstrates the quality and efficiency of this new partnership. The new partnership will assist Oman Air to further strengthen its position with two daily flights departing from Kuala Lumpur (KUL), operated by A330 & B787 aircraft. The main routes to be marketed under this agreement are the Middle East for oil, gas and perishables and Europe for electronics with an expected 7000 tons of goods to be carried annually. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP’S BERTRAND SCHMOLL JOINS TIACA BOG

APRIL 16 2019 B ertrand Schmoll, chairman of ECS Group, has been elected to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Board, marking the first time a General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA) representative has been elected. Since joining ECS Group in 2000, Bertrand Schmoll has made a huge contribution to positioning the company as a global market leader – as well as to the development of the GSSA sector and its activities. READ ARTICLE


OMAN AIR CHOOSES AVS GSA IN MALAYSIA

APRIL 16 2019 Oman Air has chosen AVS GSA to be its sales and service agent in Malaysia. The new partnership will help Oman Air to strengthen its presence in Southeast Asia, with the airline offering two flights per day to Kuala Lumpur operated by A330 and 787 aircraft. The main routes to be marketed under this agreement are the Middle East for oil, gas and perishables and Europe for electronics, with an expected 7,000 tons of goods to be carried annually. READ ARTICLE


OMAN AIR APPOINTS AVS GSA IN MALAYSIA

APRIL 16 2019 From 1 April 2019, AVS GSA became Oman Air’s exclusive General Sales and Services Agent (GSSA) in Malaysia. Within three months of appointment as the General Sales Agent (GSA), AVS GSA has secured the contract to be Oman Air’s GSSA, demonstrating the success of the new partnership. READ ARTICLE


OMAN AIR SELECTS AVS GSA IN MALAYSIA

APRIL 16 2019 AVS GSA has become Oman Air’s exclusive GSSA (General Sales and Services Agent) in Malaysia. Oman Air Commercial Cargo division is now in its tenth year. With AVS Malaysia’s experience in the designated markets, Oman Air will be able to develop its activities and services, not just in Malaysia but also make further inroads to the South East Asian markets. READ ARTICLE


OMAN AIR APPOINTS AVS GSA IN MALAYSIA

APRIL 16 2019 ECS Group subsidiary AVS GSA has been appointed as the general sales and service agent (GSSA) for Oman Air in Malaysia. The two companies said the move will assist Oman Air to further strengthen its position with two daily flights departing from Kuala Lumpur which it operates utilising Airbus A330s and Boeing 787s.

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OMAN AIR CHOOSES AVS GSA IN MALAYSIA

APRIL 16 2019 From 1 April 2019, AVS GSA became Oman Air’s exclusive General Sales and Services Agent (GSSA) in Malaysia. Within three months of appointment as the General Sales Agent (GSA), AVS GSA has secured the contract to be Oman Air’s GSSA, demonstrating the success of the new partnership. Oman Air Commercial Cargo division is in its tenth year. It is hoped that AVS Malaysia’s experience and strong presence in the designated markets, will enable Oman Air to develop its activities and services, both in Malaysia and further afield to South East Asia. READ ARTICLE


OMAN AIR CHOOSES AVS GSA IN MALAYSIA

APRIL 22 2019 AVS GSA has become Oman Air’s exclusive GSSA (General Sales and Services Agent) in Malaysia. Within three months of appointment as the GSA (General Sales Agent), AVS GSA has bagged the contract to be Oman Air’s GSSA, which demonstrates the quality and efficiency of this new partnership. Now into its tenth year, Oman Air Commercial Cargo division has carved a unique position among freight carriers in the Middle East. With AVS Malaysia’s vast experience and strong presence in the designated markets, Oman Air will be able to develop its activities and services, not just in Malaysia but also make further inroads to the South East Asian markets. READ ARTICLE


OMAN AIR MENUNJUK AVS GSA DI MALAYSIA

APRIL 22 2019 Mulai 1 April 2019 Kemarin, AVS GSA menjadi GSSA (Agen Penjualan dan Layanan Umum) eksklusif Oman Air di Malaysia. Dalam waktu tiga bulan penunjukan sebagai GSA (Agen Penjualan Umum), AVS GSA telah mengantongi kontrak untuk menjadi GSSA Oman Air, yang menunjukkan kualitas dan efisiensi kemitraan baru ini. Sekarang memasuki tahun kesepuluh, divisi Oman Air Commercial Cargo telah mengukir posisi unik di antara para pengangkut barang di Timur Tengah. Dengan pengalaman luas AVS Malaysia dan kehadiran kuat di pasar yang ditunjuk, Oman Air akan dapat mengembangkan kegiatan dan layanannya, tidak hanya di Malaysia tetapi juga membuat terobosan lebih jauh ke pasar Asia Tenggara. READ ARTICLE


OMAN AIR PARTNERS WITH ECS GROUP IN MALAYSIA

APRIL 24 2019 Since the beginning of this month, AVS GSA, a member of the global ECC group, is Oman Air’s exclusive general sales and services agent (GSSA) in Malaysia. AVS GSA obtained this contract within three months of becoming the carrier’s general sales agent, which testifies to the quality and efficiency of this new partnership. Now into its tenth year, Oman Air commercial cargo division has carved out a unique position among freight carriers in the Middle East. The partnership with a company that has vast experience and a strong presence in the designated markets will help Oman Air strengthen its position with two daily A330 and B787 flights departing from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). READ ARTICLE


MAY 2019

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NEXGENLEADERS THE FUTURE’S IN MUNICH

MAY 2019 ust five months after ECS Group launched the #NexGenLeaders Challenge to unearth new talent for our industry and open up our doors to them, the 10 best projects have just been selected. The final selection stage took place simultaneously worldwide on 13 May - 50 teams, coached by mentors over two months, presented their projects live and in person to ECS Group. READ ARTICLE PAGES 21 - 24


ECS GROUP PICKS 10 FINALISTS IN ITS #NEXGENLEADERS CHALLENGE

MAY 15 2019 The selection stage culminated on May 13 when 50 teams, coached by mentors for almost two months, presented their projects live and in person to the ECS Group. Ten finalists were selected from over 200 innovative entrants produced by 1,000 participants. All win passes to Air Cargo Europe at transport logistic in Munich next month.

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ECS GROUP UNVEILS TOP 10 #NEXGENLEADERS

MAY 15 2019

Five months after the ECS Group launched the #NexGenLeaders challenge to unearth new talent for the industry, the 10 best projects have just been selected in time for Air Cargo Europe. The final selection stage took place simultaneously worldwide on 13 May – 50 teams, coached by mentors over almost two months, presented their projects live and in person to ECS Group. READ ARTICLE


BEST 10 PROJECTS SUBMITTED FOR ECS #NEXTGENLEADERS INITIATIVE

MAY 15 2019 Just five months after ECS Group launched the #NexGenLeaders challenge to unearth new talent for the air cargo industry – the 10 best projects have just been selected. The final selection stage took place simultaneously worldwide on 13 May – 50 teams, coached by mentors over almost two months, presented their projects live and in person to ECS Group.

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BRIGHT IDEAS MEET THE #NEXTGEN AIR FREIGHT INNOVATION CHALLENGE

MAY 15 2019 ECS has announced the best 10 entries in its #NextGen challenge, amid praise for the way it is handling its awards process. The French-headquartered GSA group launched its challenge at the start of the year in a bid to bring new ideas, particularly from the young, to the stagnated air cargo industry.

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#NEXGENLEADERS BY ECS GROUP: BEST PROJECTS SUBMITTED TO THE GRAND JURY

MAY 16 2019 Just five months after ECS Group launched the #NexGenLeaders challenge to unearth new talent for our industry and open up our doors to them, the 10 best projects have just been selected! The final selection stage took place simultaneously worldwide on 13 May – 50 teams, coached by mentors over almost two months, presented their projects live and in person to ECS Group. READ ARTICLE


LIFT EACH OTHER TO NEW HEIGHTS

MAY 21 2019

Northwestern Africa in the broad sense is not new territory for the ECS Group, a global GSSA. It took a minority stake in national carrier Niger Air Cargo seven years ago (see page 17 of ITJ 49-52 / 2012). Group CEO Adrien Thominet and Royal Air Maroc’s vice-president for cargo, Salim Quouninich (in office since autumn), met up with ITJ editor Andreas Haug recently to talk about the airline from Casablanca’s prospects.

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JUNE 2019

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SUPER-SIZING GSSA CAPABILITIES

JUNE 2019

General sales and service agents (GSSAs), responsible for bringing in around $12.5 billion of the air cargo industry’s annual income, have naturally become outsourcing companies of choice for airlines, offering significant value-added services. Demand for these services will continue as the market softens in the short term and airlines look to control their costs and maximise revenue. The air cargo sector, which is worth around $50 billion (IATA reports) relies on the outsourcing of some operations in order to generate efficiencies – and this looks set to increase further. It is estimated that around 25 percent of the air cargo industry is raised by way of outsourced sales operations. READ ARTICLE


NEXGEN LEADERS: THE FUTURE IS HERE AT ACE MUNICH

JUNE 04 2019 ust five months after ECS Group launched the #NexGenLeaders challenge to unearth new talent for our industry and open up our doors to them, the 10 best projects have just been selected. The final selection stage took place simultaneously worldwide on 13 May – 50 teams, coached by mentors over almost two months, presented their projects live and in person to ECS Group. READ ARTICLE PAGES 6 - 7


CARGO’S CRÈME DE LA CRÈME ON THE STAGE

JUNE 06 2019 In a major break from tradition, last week’s ACW World Air Cargo Award’s gala night of the airfreight stars saw the announcement of the winners of the ECS Group’s ground-breaking #NexGen Leaders industry initiative. In a second change to the proceedings, more than 10,000 voters worldwide had cast their votes in a new format where a shortlist was developed and then voted on.

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CHAMP CARGOSYSTEMS WINS THE ECS GROUP #NEXGENLEADERS 2019 CHALLENGE

JUNE 07 2019 In a major break from tradition, last week’s ACW World Air Cargo Award’s gala night of the airfreight stars saw the announcement of the winners of the ECS Group’s ground-breaking #NexGen Leaders industry initiative. In a second change to the proceedings, more than 10,000 voters worldwide had cast their votes in a new format where a shortlist was developed and then voted on.

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STRAIGHT FROM AIR CARGO EUROPE 2019

JUNE 07 2019 The Air Cargo Europe (ACE) which just came to a close today in Munich, yet again presented an excellent opportunity to the air cargo industry to hold a trade fair and conference. More than 200 exhibitors with their products and services in the fields of freight transport, logistics, e-commerce, material flow, telematics and aviation came to ACE Messe Mßnchen. The fair was filled with dozens of informative panels and numerous specialist lectures and of course networking opportunities, sampling of culinary and cultural specificities‌

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SELFIE APP WINS ECS NEXTGEN CHALLENGE, ALONG WITH AUGMENTED REALITY IDEA

JUNE 07 2019 Two Dutch teams won ECS Group’s NextGenLeaders awards, an innovation initiative set up by the GSA group. In a ceremony this morning at Air Cargo Europe in Munich, ECS announced winners Niall van de Wouw of Clive for his Selfie App, in the start-up category, while Rutger Smulders won the student category for his technology which improves shipment acceptance, handling and pallet build-up via augmented reality. READ ARTICLE


WHEN AIR CARGO SUCCESS TOOK TO THE STAGE

JUNE 10 2019 In a major break from tradition, last week’s ACW World Air Cargo Award’s gala night of the airfreight stars saw the announcement of the winners of the ECS Group’s ground-breaking #NexGen Leaders industry initiative. In a second change to the proceedings, more than 10,000 voters worldwide had cast their votes in a new format where a shortlist was developed and then voted on. READ ARTICLE


Q&A WITH ADRIEN THOMINET CEO, ECS GROUP

JUNE 10 2019 At ECS Group, we have made significant investments and we have now created a range of products designed to boost our clients’ performance and maximize their revenue. e-Commerce worldwide sales in 2018 grew by 18% to US$2.86 trillion with North America posting the highest growth at 15% to over US$500 million with transactions significantly done on mobile phones, studies showed. The era of the so-called “New Retail” which integrates shopping online and online that involves air freight, logistics and data, across a single-value chain is a phenomenon that directly impacts how airlines, freight forwarders, financial tech and the air cargo sectors do their business. READ ARTICLE


WHEN SUCCESS TOOK TO THE STAGE

JUNE 10 2019 In a major break from tradition, last week’s ACW World Air Cargo Award’s gala night of the airfreight stars saw the announcement of the winners of the ECS Group’s ground-breaking #NexGen Leaders industry initiative. In a second change to the proceedings, more than 10,000 voters worldwide had cast their votes in a new format where a shortlist was developed and then voted on.

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ECS GROUP MAKES WAVES IN MUNICH WITH THE #NEXGENLEADERS CHALLENGE

JUNE 12 2019 Over a four-day period, ECS Group made waves as it introduced the freight community to its #NexGenLeaders challenge. The GSSA giant opened up our industry’s doors to the next generations – and it paid off! Startups, group employees and students among 1000 participants and from a huge range of backgrounds worked for months to build the future of our industry. During the prestigious gala dinner evening, industry figures had the opportunity to discover the talent of the future, and were completely won over by the innovative nature of the #NexGenLeaders project. The talented individuals revealed through the challenge were in attendance as the results were announced at the conclusion of six months of intense competition. READ ARTICLE


ECS REVEALS WINNERS OF INNOVATION COMPETITION

JUNE 12 2019

The ECS group has revealed the three winners of its #NexGenLeaders innovation challenge. The #NexGenLeaders competition is split into three different categories – students, start-ups and employees of the ESC Group. In the ECS Group employees category, the winner is Cargo Assistant, represented by Jonatan Jiménez, who developed a voice and virtual assistant tool (like Alexa/Google Home) that performs a range of tasks. READ ARTICLE


ECS ANNOUNCES #NEXGENLEADERS WINNERS IN MUNICH

JUNE 12 2019

Over a four-day period at the recent Air Cargo Europe event, the ECS Group introduced the freight community to its #NexGenLeaders challenge, ultimately announcing the winners chosen from 10 finalists. Startups, ECS Group employees and students were among 1,000 participants that came from a wide range of backgrounds and worked for months to build the future of the industry, ECS says.

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#NEXGENLEADERS CHALLENGE WINNERS TAKE TO THE STAGE

JUNE 17 2019 Ten finalists of Paris-based ECS Group’s #NexGenLeaders Challenge were present at the ACW World Air Cargo Awards (WACA) gala dinner to hear which groups had picked up one of the challenges three coveted awards. During a break in the ACW WACA evening, CEO Adrien Thominet took to the stage to introduce a short film and announce the challenge and reveal the winners. READ ARTICLE PAGE 11


INDIGO LAUNCHES ISTANBUL, SUPPORTED BY GLOBE AIR CARGO

JUNE 27 2019 Indian low cost carrier, IndiGo has launched a new service offering cargo belly capacity between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) through its new GSA, Globe Air Cargo Turkey. Globe Air Cargo Turkey is the first GSA to represent the airline in that country. Founded in August 2006, Indian airline IndiGo has very quickly become the leading player in India, with a market share of 49.9 per cent in April 2019. This exponential growth means that the low-cost airline now serves 55 domestic destinations and 18 international destinations via the 1,400 flights it operates on a daily basis with its fleet of 233 aircraft. READ ARTICLE


INDIGO LAUNCHES CARGO IN TURKEY WITH GLOBE AIR CARGO

JUNE 27 2019 Indian airline IndiGo has launched cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) via its new GSA, Globe Air Cargo Turkey – which becomes the first GSA to represent the airline in that country. Founded in August 2006, IndiGo has quickly become a leading player in India, with a market share of 49.9% in April 2019. This exponential growth means that the low-cost airline now serves 55 domestic destinations and 18 international destinations via the 1,400 flights it operates on a daily basis with its fleet of 233 aircraft.

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INDIGO LAUNCHES CARGO ACTIVITIES IN TURKEY

JUNE 27 2019 A new arrival on the Turkish airline market, IndiGo has just launched its cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) via its new GSA, Globe Air Cargo Turkey – which becomes the first GSA to represent the airline in that country. Founded in August 2006, Indian airline IndiGo has very quickly become the leading player in India, with a market share of 49.9 per cent in April 2019. This exponential growth means that the low-cost airline now serves 55 domestic destinations and 18 international destinations via the 1400 flights it operates on a daily basis with its fleet of 233 aircraft. READ ARTICLE


INDIGO APPOINTS GSA GLOBE AIR CARGO TO COVER TURKISH MARKET

JUNE 28 2019 Indian airline IndiGo has launched cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) via its new GSA, Globe Air Cargo Turkey – which becomes the first GSA to represent the airline in that country. Founded in August 2006, IndiGo has grown to have an Indian marketshare of 49.9% and now serves 55 domestic destinations and 18 international destinations via the 1,400 flights it operates on a daily basis with its fleet of 233 aircraft. READ ARTICLE


INDIGO LAUNCHES ITS CARGO ACTIVITIES IN TURKEY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBE AIR CARGO (TR)

JUNE 28 2019 A new arrival on the Turkish airline market, IndiGo has just launched its cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) via its new GSA, Globe Air Cargo Turkey – which becomes the first GSA to represent the airline in that country. Founded in August 2006, Indian airline IndiGo has very quickly become the leading player in India, with a market share of 49.9% in April 2019. This exponential growth means that the low-cost airline now serves 55 domestic destinations and 18 international destinations via the 1400 flights it operates on a daily basis with its fleet of 233 aircraft. READ ARTICLE


INDIGO STARTS UP NEW CARGO ROUTE

JUNE 28 2019 A new arrival on the Turkish airline market, IndiGo has just launched its cargo activities between Istanbul and New Delhi via its new GSA, Globe Air Cargo Turkey. This latter becomes the first GSA to represent the airline in that country. Founded in August 2006, Indian airline IndiGo has very quickly become a leading player in India, with a market share of 49.9% in April 2019. This exponential growth means that the low cost airline now serves 55 domestic destinations and 18 international destinations via the 1,400 flights it operates on a daily basis with its fleet of 233 aircraft. READ ARTICLE


INDIGO LAUNCHES CARGO ACTIVITIES IN TURKEY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBE AIR CARGO

JUNE 28 2019 IndiGo has launched its cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) through its new GSA, Globe Air Cargo Turkey – which becomes the first GSA to represent the airline in that country. Founded in August 2006, Indian airline IndiGo now serves 55 domestic destinations and 18 international destinations through the 1,400 flights it operates on a daily basis with its fleet of 233 aircraft.

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INDIGO APPOINTS GLOBE AIR TURKEY AS GSA ON NEW DELHI-ISTANBUL ROUTE

JUNE 28 2019 Indian airline IndiGo has started belly cargo services to Istanbul Airport from Delhi International Airport and has appointed Globe Air Cargo Turkey as its general sales agent (GSA). The ECS Group subsidiary will sell the cargo space on the ever-expanding carrier which now serves 55 domestic destinations and 18 international destinations via the 1400 flights a day it operates with its fleet of 233 aircraft.

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GLOBE AIR CARGO IS INDIGO’S GSA IN TURKEY

JUNE 28 2019 IndiGo has launched its cargo activities between Istanbul and New Delhi via its new general sales agent (GSA), Globe Air Cargo Turkey. Through the association, Globe Air Cargo Turkey has become the first GSA to represent IndiGo in Turkey. “IndiGo is an incredibly dynamic airline, and we’re delighted to be able to contribute to its growth by representing the airline in Turkey. We are in total sync with IndiGo and, naturally, we will do all we can to develop the airline’s cargo revenue, in particular via the interlinked network to which we belong,” said Nursel Guven, managing director of Globe Air Cargo Turkey.

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INDIGO OPTS FOR GLOBE AIR CARGO TURKEY AS ITS GSA

JUNE 28 2019 Globe Air Cargo Turkey, a subsidiary of ECS Group, has been appointed as the General Sales Agent (GSA) of Indian carrier IndiGo. IndiGo has just launched its cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) via its new GSA. Founded in August 2006, Indian airline IndiGo has very quickly become the leading player in India, with a market share of 49.9 percent in April 2019. READ ARTICLE


GLOBE AIR CARGO IS INDIGO’S GSA IN TURKEY

JUNE 28 2019 IndiGo has launched its cargo activities between Istanbul and New Delhi via its new general sales agent (GSA), Globe Air Cargo Turkey. Through the association, Globe Air Cargo Turkey has become the first GSA to represent IndiGo in Turkey. “IndiGo is an incredibly dynamic airline, and we’re delighted to be able to contribute to its growth by representing the airline in Turkey. We are in total sync with IndiGo and, naturally, we will do all we can to develop the airline’s cargo revenue, in particular via the interlinked network to which we belong,” said Nursel Guven, managing director of Globe Air Cargo Turkey.

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INDIGO LAUNCHES CARGO ACTIVITIES IN TURKEY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBE AIR CARGO

JUNE 30 2019 A new arrival on the Turkish airline market, IndiGo has just launched its cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) via its new GSA, Globe Air Cargo Turkey – which becomes the first GSA to represent the airline in that country. Founded in August 2006, Indian airline IndiGo has very quickly become the leading player in India, with a market share of 49.9% in April 2019.

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INDIGO LAUNCHES CARGO ACTIVITIES IN TURKEY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBE AIR CARGO

JUNE 30 2019 Founded in August 2006, Indian airline IndiGo has very quickly become the leading player in India, with a market share of 49.9% in April 2019 A new arrival on the Turkish airline market, IndiGo has just launched its cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) via its new GSA, Globe Air Cargo Turkey – which becomes the first GSA to represent the airline in that country.

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SUMMER 2019

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INTRODUCING NEW BOARD MEMBERS

SUMMER 2019 The first General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA) representative to be elected to the Board, Bertrand Schmoll holds a master’s degree in economics and spent 14 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining ECS Group as Chief Financial Officer in 2000. He was promoted to Charman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group before the positions were split in 2017. He currently serves as Chairman of ECS group.

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INDIGO LAUNCHES CARGO OPS IN TURKEY

JULY 03 2019 A new arrival on the Turkish airline market, IndiGo has just launched its cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) via its new GSA, Globe Air Cargo Turkey – which becomes the first GSA to represent the airline in that country. “IndiGo is an incredibly dynamic airline, and we’re delighted to be able to contribute to its growth by representing the airline in Turkey. We are in total sync with IndiGo and, naturally, we will do all we can to develop the airline’s cargo revenue, in particular via the interlinked network to which we belong” said Nursel Guven, managing director of Globe Air Cargo Turkey. The GSSA – a subsidiary of ECS Group – can rely on an extensive worldwide sales network to market IndiGo’s cargo capacities across all of the airline’s Indian and international destinations. READ ARTICLE


AIR EUROPA BOOSTS SCANDINAVIAN PRESENCE WITH NORDIC GSA

JULY 05 2019 After several months of partnership with Nordic GSA in Sweden, Spanish airline Air Europa has just awarded its partner a GSSA contract covering Finland and Norway. Air Europa is the third-largest Spanish airline after Iberia and Vueling. “It’s always extremely rewarding when an airline wants to take an existing partnership further,” explains Jonas Drewsen, chairman of Nordic GSA. “It’s proof that our work is recognised and above all that we live up to the airline’s expectations. That’s the greatest reward, and we’re very proud of it”. The Nordic GSA teams can truly relish this next step in their partnership with the airline, and all the more so because the GSA is the first to represent Air Europa on the Scandinavian market, the company says. READ ARTICLE


AIR EUROPA STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE IN SCANDINAVIA ALONGSIDE NORDIC GSA

JULY 05 2019 After several months of partnership with Nordic GSA in Sweden, Spanish airline Air Europa has just awarded its partner a GSSA contract covering Finland and Norway. “It’s always extremely rewarding when an airline wants to take an existing partnership further. It’s proof that our work is recognised and above all that we live up to the airline’s expectations. That’s the greatest reward, and we’re very proud of it.” explained Jonas Drewsen, chairman of Nordic GSA.

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AIR EUROPA EXPANDS NORDIC GSA DEAL TO INCLUDE FINLAND AND NORWAY

JULY 05 2019 Air Europa has appointed Nordic GSA as its sales agent covering Finland and Norway. The deal comes shortly after the airline appointed the GSA, which is part of the ECS group, to look after its cargo business in Sweden. “It’s always extremely rewarding when an airline wants to take an existing partnership further. It’s proof that our work is recognised and above all that we live up to the airline’s expectations. That’s the greatest reward, and we’re very proud of it.” explained Jonas Drewsen, Chairman of Nordic GSA.

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THE KEYS IN THEIR HANDS

JULY 05 2019 After several months of partnership with Nordic GSA in Sweden, Spanish airline Air Europa has just awarded its partner a GSSA contract covering Finland and Norway. With this, the GSA becomes the first to represent Air Europa on the Scandinavian market. Following the launch of freight capacity marketing on June 1 between Stockholm and Amsterdam, Nordic GSA plans to develop and maximise the Spanish airline’s revenue, in particular through their respective complementary networks. Air Europa serves more than 80 destinations around the globe, while Nordic GSA, as an ECS Group subsidiary, benefits from an exceptional sales network, thanks to the group’s 151 offices worldwide. Europe, South America and the US are therefore set to be the main markets targeted. READ ARTICLE


AIR EUROPA EXPANDS NORDIC GSA DEAL TO INCLUDE FINLAND AND NORWAY

JULY 05 2019 Air Europa has appointed Nordic GSA as its sales agent covering Finland and Norway. The deal comes shortly after the airline appointed the GSA, …

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AIR EUROPA EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH NORDIC GSA

JULY 05 2019 Belly cargo carrier Air Europa has expanded its partnership with Nordic GSA to cover Finland and Norway – just over a month since it appointed the general sales and service agent (GSSA) to sell capacity in Sweden. The ECS Group GSSA started selling freight on the airline’s route between Stockholm and Amsterdam on 1 June. Nordic GSA said it plans to develop and maximise the Spanish airline’s revenue, through their respective complementary networks.

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AIR EUROPA STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE IN SCANDINAVIA ALONGSIDE NORDIC GSA

JULY 05 2019 Following the launch of freight capacity marketing in June between Stockholm (ARN) and Amsterdam (AMS), Nordic GSA plans to develop and maximise the Spanish airline’s revenue After several months of partnership with Nordic GSA in Sweden, Spanish airline Air Europa has just awarded its partner a GSSA contract covering Finland and Norway. “It’s always extremely rewarding when an airline wants to take an existing partnership further. It’s proof that our work is recognised and above all that we live up to the airline’s expectations. That’s the greatest reward, and we’re very proud of it.” explained Jonas Drewsen, chairman of Nordic GSA.

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AIR EUROPA APPOINTS NORDIC GSA FOR FINLAND AND NORWAY

JULY 06 2019 Spanish airline Air Europa has awarded Nordic GSA in Sweden a GSSA contract covering Finland and Norway. An ECS Group subsidiary, Nordic GSA is the first GSA to represent Air Europa on the Scandinavian market. “It’s always extremely rewarding when an airline wants to take an existing partnership further. It’s proof that our work is recognised and above all that we live up to the airline’s expectations. That’s the greatest reward, and we’re very proud of it,” said Jonas Drewsen, chairman of Nordic GSA. ECS Group serves airlines through its GSSA business. Nordic GSA, founded 1996 is one of the leading general cargo sales agents (GSSA) in the Nordic countries. READ ARTICLE


AIR EUROPA APPOINTS NORDIC GSA FOR FINLAND AND NORWAY | AIR CARGO

JULY 06 2019 panish airline Air Europa has awarded Nordic GSA in Sweden a GSSA contract covering Finland and Norway. An ECS Group subsidiary, Nordic GSA is the first GSA to represent Air Europa on the Scandinavian market. “It’s always extremely rewarding when an airline wants to take an existing partnership further.

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AIR EUROPA APPOINTS NORDIC GSA FOR FINLAND AND NORWAY HANDLING

JULY 08 2019 Spanish airline Air Europa has awarded ECS Group subsidiary Nordic GSA in Sweden its GSSA contract for Finland and Norway. Nordic GSA is one of the leading general cargo sales agents (GSSAs) in the Nordic countries.

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SPAIN’S AIR EUROPA EXPANDS NORDIC GSA ROLE INTO FINLAND AND NORWAY

JULY 09 2019 MAJORCA’s Air Europa has appointed Nordic GSA as its sales agent covering Finland and Norway, reports London’s Air Cargo News. The deal comes shortly after the airline appointed the GSA, which is part of the ECS group, to look after its cargo business in Sweden. ‘It’s always extremely rewarding when an airline wants to take an existing partnership further,’ said Nordic GSA chairman Jonas Drewsen. Following the launch of freight capacity marketing on June 1 between Stockholm (ARN) and Amsterdam (AMS), Nordic GSA plans to ‘develop and maximise the Spanish airline’s revenue, in particular through their respective complementary networks’. READ ARTICLE


THE KEYS IN THEIR HANDS

JULY 09 2019 Turkish carrier IndiGo has appointed Globe Air Cargo Turkey as GSSA for its newly launched cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL). Founded in August 2006, Indian airline IndiGo has very quickly become the leading player in India, with a market share of 49.9% in April 2019. This exponential growth means that the low-cost airline now serves 55 domestic destinations and 18 international destinations via the 1400 flights it operates on a daily basis with its fleet of 233 aircraft. “IndiGo is an incredibly dynamic airline, and we’re delighted to be able to contribute to its growth by representing the airline in Turkey. We are in total sync with IndiGo and, naturally, we will do all we can to develop the airline’s cargo revenue, in particular via the interlinked network to which we belong” said Nursel Guven, Managing Director of Globe Air Cargo Turkey (pictured).

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THE KEYS IN THEIR HANDS

JULY 11 2019 After several months of partnership with Nordic GSA in Sweden, Spanish airline Air Europa has just awarded its partner a GSSA contract covering Finland and Norway. “It’s always extremely rewarding when an airline wants to take an existing partnership further. It’s proof that our work is recognised and above all that we live up to the airline’s expectations. That’s the greatest reward, and we’re very proud of it.” explained Jonas Drewsen, Chairman of Nordic GSA. The Nordic GSA teams can truly relish this next step in their partnership with the airline, and all the more so because the GSA is the first to represent Air Europa on the Scandinavian market. READ ARTICLE


AIR EUROPA STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE IN SCANDINAVIA ALONGSIDE NORDIC GSA

JULY 11 2019 After several months of partnership with Nordic GSA in Sweden, Spanish airline Air Europa has just awarded its partner a GSSA contract covering Finland and Norway. “It’s always extremely rewarding when an airline wants to take an existing partnership further. It’s proof that our work is recognised and above all that we live up to the airline’s expectations. That’s the greatest reward, and we’re very proud of it.” explained Jonas Drewsen, Chairman of Nordic GSA. The Nordic GSA teams can truly relish this next step in their partnership with the airline, and all the more so because the GSA is the first to represent Air Europa on the Scandinavian market. READ ARTICLE


SPAIN’S AIR EUROPA EXPANDS NORDIC GSA ROLE INTO FINLAND AND NORWAY

JULY 12 2019 MAJORCA’s Air Europa has appointed Nordic GSA as its sales agent covering Finland and Norway, reports London’s Air Cargo News. The deal comes shortly after the airline appointed the GSA, which is part of the ECS group, to look after its cargo business in Sweden. «It’s always extremely rewarding when an airline wants to take an existing partnership further,» said Nordic GSA chairman Jonas Drewsen. Following the launch of freight capacity marketing on June 1 between Stockholm (ARN) and Amsterdam (AMS), Nordic GSA plans to «develop and maximise the Spanish airline’s revenue, in particular through their respective complementary networks».

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AIR CANADA CARGO EXPANDS DOMESTIC CANADA SALES TEAM

JULY 25 2019 To further develop its domestic market and offer specialized services to its customers with domestic air cargo business, Air Canada Cargo announced it is partnering with Exp-Air, a Canadian-based company specializing in airline cargo sales and management. This new collaboration will be effective October 1, 2019 and will allow Air Canada Cargo to deepen its sales presence in Canada, providing businesses with sales representation and support tailored to their domestic air cargo needs.

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MEET TIACA’S NEW BOARD MEMBERS

AUG. 2019 TIACA’s leadership team has been rolling out a new vision for the Association, focusing on a forward-looking approach to representing, supporting, and informing every element of an efficient, modern, and unified air cargo industry. As part of this, TIACA has recently appointed five new members to its Board, growing both the global outlook and the breadth of industry knowledge in the Association. We asked the new Board members to introduce themselves and share some thoughts on their ideas for TIACA.

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INDIGO LAUNCHED CARGO ACTIVITIES BETWEEN ISTANBUL AND NEW DELHI

AUG. 07 2019 Indian low-cost airline IndiGo has launched cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) though its new general sales agent (GSA) - Globe Air Cargo Turkey - which becomes the first GSA to represent the airline in that country. Founded in August 2006, IndiGo has grown to have an Indian market share of 49.9 per cent and now serves 55 domestic destinations and 18 international destinations via the 1,400 flights it operates on a daily basis with its fleet of 233 aircraft, reports London’s Air Cargo News. Managing director of Globe Air Cargo Turkey, Nursel Guven, said: «IndiGo is an incredibly dynamic airline, and we’re delighted to be able to contribute to its growth by representing the airline in Turkey. We are in total sync with IndiGo and, naturally, we will do all we can to develop the airline’s cargo revenue, in particular via the interlinked network to which we belong.»

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INDIGO LAUNCHES CARGO ACTIVITIES IN TURKEY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBE AIR CARGO

AUG. 09 2019 A new arrival on the Turkish airline market, IndiGo has just launched its cargo activities between Istanbul and New Delhi via its new GSA, Globe Air Cargo Turkey – which becomes the first GSA to represent the airline in that country. Founded in August 2006, Indian airline IndiGo has very quickly become the leading player in India, with a market share of 49.9% in April 2019. This exponential growth means that the low-cost airline now serves 55 domestic destinations and 18 international destinations via the 1400 flights it operates on a daily basis with its fleet of 233 aircraft.

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INDIGO OPTS FOR GLOBE AIR CARGO AS ITS GSA TO COVER TURKISH MARKET

AUG. 09 2019

INDIAN low-cost airline IndiGo has launched cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) though its new general sales agent (GSA) - Globe Air Cargo Turkey - which becomes the first GSA to represent the airline in that country. Founded in August 2006, IndiGo has grown to have an Indian market share of 49.9 per cent and now serves 55 domestic destinations and 18 international destinations via the 1,400 flights it operates on a daily basis with its fleet of 233 aircraft, reports London’s Air Cargo News.

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THE KEYS IN THEIR HANDS

AUG. 09 2019 The #NexGenLeaders competition launched early this year (see also page 5 of ITJ 7-8 / 2019) reached its grand finale at the Air Cargo Europe trade fair in Munich. Its ­success will benefit the entire industry, according to the organiser, the ECS Group. For years members of the supply chain have complained that the airfreight industry has been missing the innovation train, and that it still operates as it previously did many years ago. Now the ECS Group, a global GSSA that has already been blowing fresh winds through the industry for some time, has opened the doors to members of the younger gene­ration, with no less than 1,000 ­participants bringing their ideas into the first #NexGenLeaders challenge.

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ECS STRENGTHENS CUSTOMER BASE IN NORTHERN EUROPE AND TURKEY

AUG. 12 2019 After several months of partnership with Nordic GSA in Sweden, Air Europa has just awarded its partner a GSSA contract covering Finland and Norway. Following the launch of freight capacity marketing on 1 June between Stockholm (ARN, Sweden)) and Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Nordic GSA plans to develop and maximise the Spanish airline’s revenue, in particular through their respective complementary networks. Air Europa serves more than 80 destinations around the globe, while Nordic GSA, as an ECS Group subsidiary, benefits from a sales network based on the group’s 151 offices worldwide.

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ECS GROUP CONFIRMS ITS PRESENCE IN PORTUGAL WITH THE OPENING OF AN OFFICE IN PORTO

AUG. 26 2019 ECS Group is continuing to expand its network with the opening of an office in Porto (OPO) this summer. The General Sales & Service Agent (GSSA) is reaffirming its European development strategy and its desire to offer its partners an increasingly close-knit network and global coverage across all markets. “Opening an office in Portugal was a necessity in order to meet growing market demand on the Iberian peninsula, to offer even more options to our clients, and, of course, to continue our group’s development in Europe,” said Sauro Martinelli, Regional Manager Europe at ECS Group. Based at Francisco Sá Carneiro airport, the ECS Group team, which is formed of three employees and led by Susana Pacheco, will be tasked with setting up the new entity and establishing a long-term presence for the group on the Portuguese market. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP EXPANDS EUROPE NETWORK WITH OFFICE IN PORTO

AUG. 27 2019 “Opening an office in Portugal was a necessity in order to meet growing market demand on the Iberian peninsula, to offer even more options to our clients, and, of course, to continue our group’s development in Europe,” said Sauro Martinelli, regional manager Europe, ECS Group. The Porto office will be based at Francisco Sá Carneiro airport and will have three employees, led by Susana Pacheco. Pacheco will be tasked with setting up the new entity and establishing a longterm presence for the group on the Portuguese market.

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ECS CONTINUES EUROPEAN EXPANSION WITH NEW OFFICE IN PORTUGAL

AUG. 27 2019 ECS Group has opened an office in Porto (OPO), continuing the GSSA’s European development strategy to expand its network. “Opening an office in Portugal was a necessity in order to meet growing market demand on the Iberian peninsula, to offer even more options to our clients, and, of course, to continue our group’s development in Europe,” said Sauro Martinelli, regional manager Europe at ECS Group. Based at Francisco Sá Carneiro airport, the ECS Group team, formed of three employees and led by Susana Pacheco, is tasked with establishing a long-term presence in the Portuguese market.

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ECS GROUP EXPANDS ITS NETWORK WITH NEW OFFICE IN PORTUGAL

AUG. 27 2019 ECS Group is continuing to expand its network with the opening of an office in Porto (OPO) this summer. The GSSA is reaffirming its European development strategy and its desire to offer its partners an increasingly close-knit network and global coverage across all markets. “Opening an office in Portugal was a necessity in order to meet growing market demand on the Iberian peninsula, to offer even more options to our clients, and, of course, to continue our group’s development in Europe,” said Sauro Martinelli, Regional Manager Europe at ECS Group.

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ECS GROUP CONFIRMS ITS PRESENCE IN PORTUGAL WITH THE OPENING OF AN OFFICE IN PORTO

AUG. 27 2019 ECS Group is continuing to expand its network with the opening of an office in Porto (OPO) this summer. The GSSA is reaffirming its European development strategy and its desire to offer its partners an increasingly close-knit network and global coverage across all markets. “Opening an office in Portugal was a necessity in order to meet growing market demand on the Iberian peninsula, to offer even more options to our clients, and, of course, to continue our group’s development in Europe,” said Sauro Martinelli, Regional Manager Europe at ECS Group. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP COMES TO PORTUGAL WITH PORTO OFFICE

AUG. 27 2019 ECS Group has established its presence in Portugal with an office in Porto, staffed by three employees. The three staff, led by Susana Pacheco will set up the new entity at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport and be tasked with setting up a long-term presence in the Portuguese market. Sauro Martinelli, regional manager Europe at ECS Group says: “Opening an office in Portugal was a necessity in order to meet growing market demand on the Iberian peninsula, to offer even more options to our clients, and, of course, to continue our group’s development in Europe.”

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ECS GROUP CONFIRMS ITS PRESENCE IN PORTUGAL

AUG. 27 2019 ECS Group is continuing to expand its network with the opening of an office in Porto (OPO) this summer. The GSSA is reaffirming its European development strategy and its desire to offer its partners an increasingly close-knit network and global coverage across all markets. “Opening an office in Portugal was a necessity in order to meet growing market demand on the Iberian peninsula, to offer even more options to our clients, and, of course, to continue our group’s development in Europe,” said Sauro Martinelli, Regional Manager Europe at ECS Group. Based at Francisco Sá Carneiro airport, the ECS Group team, which is formed of three employees and led by Susana Pacheco, will be tasked with setting up the new entity and establishing a long-term presence for the group on the Portuguese market. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP OPENS UP FIRST OFFICE IN PORTUGAL

AUG. 27 2019

General sales and service agent (GSSA) ECS Group has expanded its European footprint after opening its first office in Portugal. The office is located in Porto near Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport with the aim of setting up a long-term presence in the Portuguese market. It is staffed by three employees and led by Susana Pacheco. ECS Group regional manager for Europe, Sauro Martinelli said: “Opening an office in Portugal was a necessity in order to meet growing market demand on the Iberian peninsula, to offer even more options to our clients, and, of course, to continue our group’s development in Europe.” READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP EXPANDS IN PORTUGAL WITH PORTO OFFICE

AUG. 27 2019 The ECS Group is continuing to expand its network with the opening of an office in Porto (OPO), Portugal this summer, as it reaffirms its European development strategy. The move also reflects ECS’ desire to offer its partners an increasingly close-knit network and global coverage across all markets, it adds. “Opening an office in Portugal was a necessity in order to meet growing market demand on the Iberian peninsula, to offer even more options to our clients and, of course, to continue our group’s development in Europe,” says Sauro Martinelli, regional manager Europe at ECS Group.

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ECS TO OPEN IN PORTO

AUG. 27 2019 ​ CS Group is continuing to expand its network, with the opening of an office in E Porto this summer. The GSSA is reaffirming its European development strategy and its desire to offer its partners an increasingly close-knit network and global coverage across all markets. “Opening an office in Portugal was a necessity in order to meet growing market demand on the Iberian peninsula, to offer even more options to our clients, and, of course, to continue our group’s development in Europe,” explained Sauro Martinelli, Regional Manager Europe at ECS Group. Based at Francisco Sá Carneiro airport, the ECS Group team, which comprises three employees and is led by Susana Pacheco, will be tasked with setting up the new entity and establishing a long-term presence for the group on the Portuguese market. READ ARTICLE


ECS OPENS OFFICE IN PORTO

AUG. 28 2019 ECS Group is continuing to expand its network by opening an office in Porto (OPO, Portugal) this summer. The GSSA is reaffirming its European development strategy and its desire to offer its partners an increasingly close-knit network and global coverage across all markets. «Opening an office in Portugal was a necessity in order to meet growing market demand on the Iberian peninsula, to offer even more options to our clients, and, of course, to continue our group’s development in Europe,» said Sauro Martinelli, regional manager Europe at ECS Group. READ ARTICLE


SEPTEMBER 2019

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GLOBE AIR CARGO TURKEY SIGNS EXCLUSIVITY CONTRACT WITH EGYPTAIR CARGO

SEP 03, 2019 Globe Air Cargo Turkey (GAC TR), a Turkish subsidiary of the ECS Group, has signed an exclusivity contract with EgyptAir Cargo. From September, GAC TR will market the airline’s cargo. The exclusivity contract is a step forwards for GAC TR, which has been recognised by EgyptAir Cargo as a preferred sales agent (PSA) since 2016. Nursel Guven, managing director at GAC TR, commented: “To be chosen as the GSA for Egyptair and have the opportunity to continue serving them is very exciting – exciting to know that we can be a part of their continuous development. READ ARTICLE


GLOBE AIR CARGO SIGNS EXCLUSIVE EGYPTAIR CONTRACT

SEP 03, 2019 ECS Group’s Turkish subsidiary, Globe Air Cargo Turkey has signed an exclusive contract with EgyptAir Cargo to market its cargo from 1 September. The subsidiary has been EgyptAir Cargo’s preferred sales agent for three years and signed the contract to manage marketing of cargo capacity on 21 August. Based in Istanbul and founded in 2015, the seven employees aim to develop and secure freight opportunities for current and future destinations, and increase recruitment and accelerate growth.

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GLOBE AIR CARGO TURKEY SIGNS EXCLUSIVE GSA AGREEMENT WITH EGYPTAIR CARGO

SEP 03, 2019 Globe Air Cargo Turkey (GAC TR) has signed an exclusive contract with EgyptAir Cargo to market its cargo from 1 September. The ECS Group subsidiary has been EgyptAir Cargo’s preferred general sales agent (GSA) for three years and signed the contract to manage marketing of freight capacity on 21 August. GAC TR is based in Istanbul and founded in 2015 and the seven employees aim to develop and secure freight opportunities for current and future destinations while increasing recruitment and accelerate growth.

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GLOBE AIR CARGO TURKEY SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH EGYPTAIR

SEP 03, 2019 ECS Group’s Turkish subsidiary, GAC TR (Globe Air Cargo Turkey), has signed an exclusivity contract with EgyptAir Cargo to begin optimising the marketing of its cargo offering from September. Since 2016 GAC TR has been one of the Egyptian airline’s Preferred Sales Agents. Three years later, it has now become its exclusive contact for managing the marketing of its cargo capacity and its other services within the region. “We have been the PSA for MS (Egyptair) since mid-2016 and have had the chance to see that MS is very innovative and open to new ideas. READ ARTICLE


ECS’S TURKISH SUBSIDIARY GAC TR WINS EGYPTAIR CONTRACT

SEP 03, 2019 ECS Group’s Turkish subsidiary GAC TR (Globe Air Cargo Turkey) has signed an exclusivity contract with EgyptAir Cargo to begin marketing of its cargo offering from September. GAC TR has been one of the Egyptian airline’s Preferred Sales Agents (PSA) since 2016. Three years later this is now becoming an exclusive contact for managing marketing of its cargo capacity and its other services within the region. “We have been the PSA for MS (Egyptair) since mid-2016 and have had the chance to see that MS is very innovative and open to new ideas. To be chosen as the GSA for Egyptair and have the opportunity to continue serving them is very exciting – exciting to know that we can be a part of their continuous development,” says Nursel Guven, managing director at GAC TR.

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GLOBE AIR CARGO TURKEY LANDS CONTRACT TO PROVIDE GSA SERVICES TO EGYPTAIR CARGO

SEP 04, 2019 Globe Air Cargo Turkey (GAC TR), ECS Group’s Turkish subsidiary, has signed an exclusivity contract with EgyptAir Cargo. Based on the contract effective this month, the General Sales Agent (GSA) firm will market the airline’s cargo capacity and its other services within the region. Since 2016, GAC TR had already been one of the Egyptian airline’s Preferred Sales Agents.

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GAC TR BECOMES EGYPTAIR’S EXCLUSIVE LOCAL GSA CONTACT

SEP 04, 2019 Since 2016, GAC TR had already been one of the Egyptian airline’s Preferred Sales Agents. Three years later, it is becoming its exclusive contact for managing marketing of its cargo capacity and its other services within the region. “We have been the PSA for MS (Egyptair) since mid-2016 and have had the chance to see that MS is very innovative and open to new ideas. To be chosen as the GSA for Egyptair and have the opportunity to continue serving them is very exciting – exciting to know that we can be a part of their continuous development,” said Nursel Guven, Managing Director at GAC TR. Based in Istanbul and founded in 2015, GAC TR now has seven employees and can boast a diverse and constantly growing portfolio of clients and partners. READ ARTICLE


EGYPTAIR CARGO SELECTS ECS GROUP MEMBER AS EXCLUSIVE GSA

SEP 04, 2019 ECS Group’s subsidiary GAC TR (Globe Air Cargo Turkey) has signed an exclusivity contract with Egyptair Cargo to begin optimising the marketing of its cargo offering. Since 2016, GAC TR had already been one of the airline’s preferred sales agents. GAC TR managing director Nursel Guven: «We have had the chance to see that the carrier is very innovative and open to new ideas. To be chosen as the GSA for Egyptair and have the opportunity to continue serving them is very exciting – exciting to know that we can be a part of their continuous development.» Based in Istanbul and founded in 2015, GAC TR now has seven employees.

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ECS’ TURKISH SUBSIDIARY INKS PACT WITH EGYPTAIR CARGO

SEP 05, 2019 ECS Group’s Turkish subsidiary, Globe Air Cargo Turkey (GAC TR), has signed an exclusivity contract with EgyptAir Cargo, effective September. Based on the contract, the general sales agent (GSA) firm will market the airline’s cargo capacity and its other services within the region. Since 2016, GAC TR had already been one of the Egyptian airline’s Preferred Sales Agents. «To be chosen as the GSA for Egyptair and have the opportunity to continue serving them is very exciting - exciting to know that we can be a part of their continuous development,» said Nursel Guven, managing director at GAC TR. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP’S TURKISH SUBSIDIARY GAC TR BECOMES EGYPTAIR GSA IN TURKEY

SEP 05, 2019 GAC TR has been granted an exclusive contract by EgyptAir for managing marketing of its cargo capacity and its other services within Turkey. Since 2016, GAC TR had already been one of the Egyptian airline’s Preferred Sales Agents. “We have been the PSA for MS (Egyptair) since mid-2016 and have had the chance to see that MS is very innovative and open to new ideas. To be chosen as the GSA for Egyptair and have the opportunity to continue serving them is very exciting – exciting to know that we can be a part of their continuous development,” said Nursel Guven, managing director at GAC TR.

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ECS GROUP’S TURKISH SUBSIDIARY GAC TR BECOMES EGYPTAIR GSA IN TURKEY

SEP 05, 2019 GAC TR has been granted an exclusive contract by EgyptAir for managing marketing of its cargo capacity and its other services within Turkey. Since 2016, GAC TR had already been one of the Egyptian airline’s Preferred Sales Agents. “We have been the PSA for MS (Egyptair) since mid-2016 and have had the chance to see that MS is very innovative and open to new ideas. To be chosen as the GSA for Egyptair and have the opportunity to continue serving them is very exciting – exciting to know that we can be a part of their continuous development,” said Nursel Guven, managing director at GAC TR. READ ARTICLE


NYT ECS-KONTOR I PORTUGAL

SEP 09, 2019 Den franske GSSA (General Sales & Service Agent) ECS Group udvider netværket med et nyt kontor i Porto, Portugal. Det nye kontor er beliggende i Francisco Sá Carneiro lufthavnen og har en medarbejderstab på tre personer foruden chefen Susana Pacheco. - Åbningen af et kontor i Portugal var en nødvendighed for at imødekomme stigende markedsefterspørgsel på den iberiske halvø, for at kunne tilbyde endnu flere muligheder for vores kunder og – selvfølgelig – for at fortsætte vores koncerns udvikling i Europa, siger Sauro Martinelli, regional manager Europe hos ECS Group. READ ARTICLE


GAC TR SIGNS WITH MS AND BECOMES ITS EXCLUSIVE LOCAL GSA CONTRACT

SEP 09, 2019 ECS Group’s Turkish subsidiary GAC TR (Globe Air Cargo Turkey) has signed an exclusivity contract with EgyptAir Cargo to begin optimizing marketing of its cargo offering from September. Since 2016, GAC TR had already been one of the Egyptian airline’s Preferred Sales Agents. Three years later, it is becoming its exclusive contact for managing marketing of its cargo capacity and its other services within the region. “We have been the PSA for MS (Egyptair) since mid-2016 and have had the chance to see that MS is very innovative and open to new ideas. To be chosen as the GSA for Egyptair and have the opportunity to continue serving them is very exciting – exciting to know that we can be a part of their continuous development,” said Nursel Guven, Managing Director at GAC TR.

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GAC TR SIGNS EXCLUSIVE MARKETING CONTRACT WITH EGYPTAIR CARGO

SEP 10, 2019 ECS Group’s Turkish subsidiary GAC TR (Globe Air Cargo Turkey) has signed an exclusivity contract with EgyptAir Cargo to begin optimising marketing of its cargo offering from September. Since 2016, GAC TR had already been one of the Egyptian airline’s Preferred Sales Agents. Three years later, it is becoming its exclusive contact for managing marketing of its cargo capacity and its other services within the region.

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GAC TR SIGNS WITH MS AND BECOMES ITS EXCLUSIVE LOCAL GSA CONTRACT

SEP 12, 2019 Global leader ECS Group’s Turkish subsidiary GAC TR (Globe Air Cargo Turkey) has signed an exclusivity contract with EgyptAir Cargo to begin optimizing marketing of its cargo offering from September. From PSA to GSA: excellence rewarded with trust Since 2016, GAC TR had already been one of the Egyptian airline’s Preferred Sales Agents. Three years later, it is becoming its exclusive contact for managing marketing of its cargo capacity and its other services within the region. READ ARTICLE


GAC TR SIGNS EXCLUSIVE MARKETING CONTRACT WITH EGYPTAIR CARGO

SEP 13, 2019 ECS Group’s Turkish subsidiary GAC TR (Globe Air Cargo Turkey) has signed an exclusivity contract with EgyptAir Cargo to begin optimising marketing of its cargo offering from September. Since 2016, GAC TR had already been one of the Egyptian airline’s Preferred Sales Agents. Three years later, it is becoming its exclusive contact for managing marketing of its cargo capacity and its other services within the region.

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YETI’S ADVENTURES IN AIR SPACE GIVES ONE PAWS FOR THOUGHT!

SEP 27, 2019 You’ve got to love logistics. It can move everything. Yeti, a mixed breed, five-month-old puppy, was recently abandoned with his siblings in a basket outside a rescue centre in Samos, Greece. As luck would have it, The Loadstar operations director Arabella Tancred was on holiday on the island when the hotel receptionist mentioned the centre. Arabella met, and immediately fell in love with, Yeti. And that is where the adventure really started. How do you get a rescue dog from Greece to the UK? READ ARTICLE


THREE YEARS OF SMILES AT AVS GSA IN THAILAND

SEP 29, 2019 Having joined the ECS Group network in 2016, managing director of AVS GSA Thailand, Chirasak Chandratat is delighted with the partnership. The subsidiary of ECS Group for Thailand is the GSA for 12 online airlines, one offline and in charge of total cargo management for two airlines, Nok Air and NokScoot Airlines. Two more airlines are managed under ECS Group’s Total Cargo Management (TCM) contract, TUI Group and Thomas Cook Airlines in and out of Phuket.

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A WHOLE NEW WORLD FOR GSAS

SEP 29, 2019 The US is something of a terra incognita as far as general sales agency is concerned, says local country manager at ECS Group, Francisco Hernandez. “In my eyes, the GSA markets in the US are in a very primitive stage compared to the rest of the world. There are still many untapped opportunities for airlines to utilise the GSAs’ full potential,” he explains. They can offer much more than a simple sales outlet: “The GSA industry will continue to expand as we see airlines lean on their partners for market-specific intelligence and technology.

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OCTOBER 2019

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WEXCO JOINS ECS GROUP

OCT 02, 2019 Wexco – one of the leading GSSAs in Australia and New Zealand – has joined ECS Group. Through this acquisition, ECS Group is developing its presence all around the world and has reaffirmed its leadership position. The market can continue to count on the best GSSA expert in the Australasian region, now supported by the strength of a major air cargo player, especially in terms of network and digitalisation.

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ECS GROUP EXPANDS AUSTRALASIA PRESENCE WITH WEXCO ACQUISITION

OCT 02, 2019 Australia and New Zealand-based Wexco (not to be confused with Wexco Cargo GSSA) has been acquired by the ECS Group as it looks to expand its presence in the region. “Through this acquisition, ECS Group is developing its presence all around the world and has reaffirmed its leadership position,” ECS said. “The market can continue to count on the best GSSA expert in the Australasian region, now supported by the strength of a major air cargo player, especially in terms of network and digitalisation.” READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP EXPANDS IN PACIFIC WITH WEXCO ACQUISITION

OCT 02, 2019 French General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA) ECS Group announced the acquisition and integration of Wexco into its business. Wexco, a GSSA active in Australia and New Zealand, will enable ECS to expand its presence in the Australasia region. “Wexco is a well-established GSSA with a very good reputation in the Australia and New Zealand market,” said Bertrand Schmoll, ECS Group’s chairman. “We were not previously represented in either country and our strategy involves expanding our footprint in the Asia-Pacific region.”

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ECS GROUP WELCOMES WEXCO TO THE FAMILY

OCT 02, 2019 Wexco, a major player in the Australasian GSSA market has joined ECS Group, strengthening its network in Asia Pacific. Founded in Australia in 1979 and extending into New Zealand in 2003, Wexco has a strong presence in the Australasian market, which ECS Group says was a crucial factor to make the acquisition.

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ROBERT VAN DE WEG JOINS ECS GROUP

OCT 02, 2019 Industry veteran Robert Van de Weg, has joined Paris-based ECS Group to help with its revolutionary transformation. “ We’re no longer simply a GSSA. ECS Group represents the future of our industry, reinventing it and driving it forward. Joining ECS Group means making a contribution to the revival of this industry, and it means putting in place a clear and ambitious strategy, supported by digital technology and business Intelligence tools that can help our airline clients move forward.” says The KLM Cargo, Atlas Air, Cargolux and, most recently, Volga Dnepr Group veteran. READ ARTICLE


WEXCO JOINS ECS GROUP

OCT 02, 2019 Wexco a company with a strong presence in the Australasian market has joined ECS Group, expanding its network in Asia Pacific. “Wexco is a well-established GSSA with a very good reputation in the Australia and New Zealand market. We were not previously represented in either country and our strategy involves expanding our footprint in the Asia-Pacific region.

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ECS GROUP ACQUIRES WEXCO IN ASIA PACIFIC

OCT 02, 2019 Wexco, one of the leading GSSAs in Australia and New Zealand, has joined ECS Group. The acquisition will help ECS Group in its goal to develop its global presence, taking ECS Group into the Asia Pacific region. Wexco was founded in 1979 in Australia and in 2003 in New Zealand, and enjoys long-standing partnerships and widely recognised expertise in the Australasian market. This was a crucial factor in ECS Group’s decision to acquire the GSSA to expand its activities in those countries. For Wexco, a key benefit of the co-operation is ECS Group’s ability to innovate. READ ARTICLE


ECS EXPANDS AUSTRALIAN FOOTPRINT WITH WEXCO BUY

OCT 03, 2019 Through this acquisition, ECS Group is developing its presence all around the world and has reaffirmed its leadership position. The market can continue to count on the best GSSA expert in the Australasian region, now supported by the strength of a major air cargo player, especially in terms of network and digitalisation. Founded in 1979 in Australia and in 2003 in New Zealand, Wexco is the perfect partner. Thanks to long-standing and high-quality partnerships and widely recognized expertise in the Australasian market, Wexco enjoys an excellent reputation in Australia and New Zealand. This was a crucial factor in ECS Group’s decision to acquire the GSSA to expand its activities in those countries. For Wexco, one of the key factors is ECS Group’s ability to innovate.

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ECS GROUP GETS ANZ-BASED WEXCO IN ITS FOLD

OCT 03, 2019 ECS Group has acquired Australia and New Zealand-based GSSA Wexco as it looks to expand its presence in the region. “Through this acquisition, ECS Group is developing its presence all around the world and has reaffirmed its leadership position. The market can continue to count on the best GSSA expert in the Australasian region, now supported by the strength of a major air cargo player, especially in terms of network and digitalisation,” ECS Group said in a statement.

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WITH THE INTEGRATION OF WEXCO, ECS GROUP EXTENDS ITS WINGS IN THE PACIFIC REGION

OCT 03, 2019 40 years after it was founded, Wexco – one of the leading GSSAs in Australia and New Zealand – has joined ECS Group. Through this acquisition, ECS Group is developing its presence all around the world and has reaffirmed its leadership position. The market can continue to count on the best GSSA expert in the Australasian region, now supported by the strength of a major air cargo player, especially in terms of network and digitalisation. READ ARTICLE


ECS EXPANDS AUSTRALIAN FOOTPRINT WITH WEXCO BUY

OCT 03, 2019 Through this acquisition, ECS Group is developing its presence all around the world and has reaffirmed its leadership position. The market can continue to count on the best GSSA expert in the Australasian region, now supported by the strength of a major air cargo player, especially in terms of network and digitalisation.

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ECS CONTINUES ACQUISITIONS WITH WEXCO ‘DOWN UNDER’

OCT 03, 2019 The ECS Group has acquired Wexco – one of the leading GSSAs in Australia and New Zealand – as it continues its global growth track. ECS says the market can continue to count on one of the best GSSA experts in the Australasian region, now supported by the strength of a major air cargo player, particularly in terms of network and digitalisation.

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WITH ADDITION OF WEXCO, ECS SPREADS ITS WINGS IN THE PACIFIC

OCT 03, 2019 40 years after it was founded, Wexco – one of the leading GSSAs in Australia and New Zealand – has joined ECS Group. Through this acquisition, ECS Group is developing its presence all around the world and has reaffirmed its leadership position. The market can continue to count on the best GSSA expert in the Australasian region, now supported by the strength of a major air cargo player, especially in terms of network and digitalisation.

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E-COMMERCE HAS CHANGED THE FACE OF AIR FREIGHT

OCT 04, 2019 The opportunities are significant, as are the challenges. Adrien Thominet, CEO, ECS Group is of the view that the cargo industry is going through some turbulence at the moment. From the GSSA viewpoint, the opportunities are fairly obvious: increasing demand for freight and an increase in revenue behalf of the airlines that ECS Group represent. In an exclusive to Cargo Trends, Adrien shared that air cargo must be able to adapt to new market requirements, which naturally involve greater digitalization and new logistics solutions, espacilly in terms of last-mile delivery and real-time interaction.

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ECS GROUP EXPANDS IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & TURKEY

OCT 06, 2019 World GSSA leader ECS Group continues to expand its global portfolio, this time, expanding its presence in Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. ECS said Wexco, one of the leading GSSAs in Australia and New Zealand - has joined the Group, allowing it to expand its market in the Austalasian region now supported by the strengh of a major air cargo player, espacilly in terms of network and digitalization.

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ROBERT VAN DE WEG JOINS ECS AS CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

OCT 06, 2019 Veteran air cargo executive Robert van de Weg has joined ECS, following his departure from Cargo Logic Management, the UK group which includes Cargologicair. He becomes chief commercial officer of the GSA, based in Paris. He first worked with ECS on a consultancy basis in 2017 after leaving Volga-Dnepr Group, and said “there was a ‘click’” when he got to know the management team.

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ROBERT VAN DE WEG JOINS ECS GROUP

OCT 07, 2019 ECS Group represents the future of our industry reinventing it and driving itforward,” said Robert Van de Weg ..“Joining ECS Group means making a contribution to the revival of this industry, and it means putting in place a clear and ambitious strategy, supported by digital technology and Business Intelligence tools that can help our airline clients move forward That’s why I accepted this position as CCO and it’s probably the most exciting challenge of my career.” READ ARTICLE


VAN DE WEG JOINS ECS GROUP

OCT 07, 2019 Industry veteran Robert Van de Weg, has joined Paris-based ECS Group to help with its revolutionary transformation. The KLM Cargo, Atlas Air, Cargolux and, most recently, Volga Dnepr Group veteran says, “ECS Group represents the future of our industry – reinventing it and driving it forward. Joining ECS Group means making a contribution to the revival of this industry, and it means putting in place a clear and ambitious strategy, supported by digital technology and business Intelligence tools that can help our airline clients move forward. That’s why I accepted this position as CCO and it’s probably the most exciting challenge of my career.” READ ARTICLE


ROBERT VAN DE WEG NIEUWE CCO LUCHTVRACHTGROEP ECS

OCT 07, 2019 De op Brucargo gevestigde luchtvrachtgroep ECS heeft Robert van de Weg aangetrokken als nieuwe CCO. Hij zal instaan voor het herdefiniëren van de contouren van het bedrijf om ...

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VAN DE WEG ONBOARD FOR ECS TRANSFORMATION

OCT 08, 2019

Never has a GSSA had a figure of such renown as part of its teams. Through Robert Van de Weg’s recruitment, the Total Cargo Management (TCM) expert aims to reaffirm its ability to guarantee cutting-edge service for airlines and offer them a range of comprehensive solutions. The industry is changing, and ECS Group has a simple message in response: “We’re no longer simply a GSSA”.

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ROBERT VAN DE WEG MOVES FROM AIRLINE TO GENERAL SALES AGENT

OCT 06, 2019 Robert van de Weg has become Chief Commercial Officer at Parisheadquartered general sales agent ECS, following his exit from Londonbased CargoLogic Management. This change of profession he confirmed to CargoForwarder Global. His main job will be to further expand the French sales agent’s global reach by acquiring additional business in the key European, Asian and American markets. READ ARTICLE


ECS RECRUITS VAN DE WEG AS ‘DISRUPTIVE FORCE’

OCT 07, 2019 ECS Group has recruited Robert van de Weg as chief commercial officer to act as “a disruptive force” to help the GSSA reinvent itself “to embody a new business model”. “We’re completely redefining the contours of what we do,” said Adrien Thominet, ECS Group chief executive. “We’ve created a robust set-up that’s built entirely around sales development, supported by an innovative digital strategy. READ ARTICLE


ROBERT VAN DE WEG JOINS ECS GROUP AS CCO

OCT 07, 2019 Total Cargo Management (TCM) expert Robert Van de Weg has joined ECS Group as chief commercial officer (CCO). “We’re no longer simply a GSSA. ECS Group represents the future of our industry – reinventing it and driving it forward,” said Robert Van de Weg. “Joining ECS Group means making a contribution to the revival of this industry, and it means putting in place a clear and ambitious strategy, supported by digital technology and Business Intelligence tools that can help our airline clients move forward. That’s why I accepted this position as CCO and it’s probably the most exciting challenge of my career,” said Weg.

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ROBERT VAN DE WEG JOINS ECS GROUP’S ‘REVOLUTION’

OCT 07, 2019 Industry veteran Robert Van de Weg, has joined Paris-based ECS Group to help with its revolutionary transformation. The KLM Cargo, Atlas Air, Cargolux and, most recently, Volga Dnepr Group veteran says: “ECS Group represents the future of our industry – reinventing it and driving it forward.

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ROBERT VAN DE WEG JOINS ECS GROUP AS CCO

OCT 07, 2019 Total Cargo Management (TCM) expert Robert Van de Weg has joined ECS Group as chief commercial officer (CCO). “We’re no longer simply a GSSA. ECS Group represents the future of our industry – reinventing it and driving it forward,” said Robert Van de Weg. “Joining ECS Group means making a contribution to the revival of this industry, and it means putting in place a clear and ambitious strategy, supported by digital technology and Business Intelligence tools that can help our airline clients move forward. That’s why I accepted this position as CCO and it’s probably the most exciting challenge of my career,” said Weg.

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ECS GROUP EXPANDS IN PACIFIC WITH WEXCO ACQUISITION

OCT 07, 2019 Forty years after it was founded, Wexco – one of the leading GSSAs in Australia and New Zealand – has joined ECS Group. Through this acquisition, ECS Group is developing its presence all around the world and has reaffirmed its leadership position. The market can continue to count on the best GSSA expert in the Australasian region, now supported by the strength of a major air cargo player, especially in terms of network and digitalisation. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP BUILDS FOR THE FUTURE

OCT 08, 2019 Robert van de Weg has joined Paris-based airline general sales and services agent (GSSA) ECS Group, following his departure from Cargo Logic Management. “Joining ECS Group means making a contribution to the revival of this industry, and it means putting in place a clear and ambitious strategy, supported by digital technology and business intelligence tools that can help our airline clients move forward,� said van de Weg, who has taken on the role of chief commercial officer.

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WEXCO, VAN DE WEG JOIN ECS GROUP

OCT 09, 2019 Robert van de Weg has left Cargo Logic Management (CLM) and joined Parisbased airline general sales and services agent (GSSA) ECS Group as its chief commercial officer (cco). In other news, Australasian GSSA Wexco has joined the ECS Group.

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WEXCO, VAN DE WEG JOIN ECS GROUP

OCT 09, 2019 Robert van de Weg has left Cargo Logic Management (CLM) and joined Parisbased airline general sales and services agent (GSSA) ECS Group as its chief commercial officer (cco). In other news, Australasian GSSA Wexco has joined the ECS Group.

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ECS GROUP APPOINTS NEW CCO CAPA NEWS BRIEFS

OCT 10, 2019

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WEXCO JOINS ECS GROUP

OCT 10, 2019 Wexco, a major player in the Australasian GSSA market has joined ECS Group, strengthening its network in Asia Pacific. Founded in Australia in 1979 and extending into New Zealand in 2003, Wexco has a strong presence in the Australasian market, which ECS Group says was a crucial factor to make the acquisition. Bertrand Schmoll, chairman of ECS Group says, “Wexco is a well-established GSSA with a very good reputation in the Australia and New Zealand market. READ ARTICLE


VAN DE WEG: VIVE LA REVOLUTION !

OCT 14, 2019 Industry veteran Robert Van de Weg has joined Paris-based ECS Group to help with its revolutionary transformation. The KLM Cargo, Atlas Air, Cargolux and most recently, Volga Dnepr Group veteran says: « ECS Group represents the future of our industry - reinventing it and driving it forward. »

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ECS GROUP KØBER WEXCO

OCT 15, 2019 GSSA’en breder sig i Asien-Stillehavsregionen. Den store globale GSSA-koncern (General Sales and Service Agent) ECS Group køber Wexco, der i 40 år har drevet GSSA-virksomhed i Australien og New Zealand. Dermed udvider ECS Group tilstedeværelsen i stillehavsregionen betragteligt, lyder det fra Bertrand Schmoll, bestyrelsesformand i ECS Group: READ ARTICLE


NEW PET TRANSPORT SOLUTION LAUNCHED

OCT 16, 2019 GAC UK has launched a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, which transports pets by air to and from the UK. GAC UK manages the whole transportation chain, from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception centres.» «PetCare by ECS Group means that we look after the pet as though it were part of our family too – with care,” says Michelle HOUSE, Managing Director at Globe Air Cargo (GAC) UK. “We bring the reassurance of knowing that the pets will travel safely on board”. READ ARTICLE


GLOBE AIR CARGO UK LAUNCHES PETCARE BY ECS GROUP

OCT 16, 2019 GAC UK has launched a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, which transports pets by air to and from the United Kingdom. GAC UK manages the whole transportation chain from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception centers. “PetCare by ECS Group means that we look after the pet as though it were part of our family too – with care,” says Michelle HOUSE, Managing Director at Globe Air Cargo (GAC) UK. “We bring the reassurance of knowing that the pets will travel safely on board”.

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GLOBE AIR CARGO LAUNCHES ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

OCT 16, 2019 Globe Air Cargo (GAC) UK, a subsidiary of ECS Group, has launched ‘PetCare by ECS Group’, a service that transports pets by air to and from the UK. The service allows pets to travel on the same flight* as their owners, in a heatcontrolled environment. It also advises customers of the documentation required for the country they are travelling to in accordance with IATA Live Animal Regulations.

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ROBERT VAN DE WEG JOINS ECS GROUP

OCT 16, 2019 Former KLM, Cargolux and AirBridgeCargo senior executive Robert van de Weg has joined global general sales and services agent (GSSA) ECS Group, to help with “its transformation” as a ‘total cargo management’ (TCM) expert for airlines, offering them “a range of comprehensive solutions”. ECS Group stressed that “the industry is changing”, and in response, ECS Group is “no longer simply a GSSA”.

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GLOBE AIR CARGO LAUNCHES PETCARE BY ECS GROUP

OCT 16, 2019 Globe Air Cargo UK has launched PetCare by ECS Group to transport pets to and from the UK. Managing the whole transportation chain from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception centre, the service allows pets to travel on the same flight as their owners in a heat-controlled environment. GAC will advise customers of the documentation requirements under IATA Live Animal Regulations.

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GLOBE AIR CARGO UK LAUNCHES PETCARE BY ECS GROUP

OCT 16, 2019 Globe Air Cargo UK (GAC UK) launches a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, which transports pets by air to and from the UK. GAC UK manages the whole transportation chain from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception centres. “PetCare by ECS Group means that we look after the pet as though it were part of our family too – with care,” says Michelle House, managing director at Globe Air Cargo (GAC) UK. “We bring the reassurance of knowing that the pets will travel safely on board”. READ ARTICLE


GLOBAL AIR CARGO UK UNVEILS PETCARE BY ECS GROUP

OCT 17, 2019 Globe Air Cargo UK has launched PetCare by ECS Group to transport pets to and from the UK. Managing the whole transportation chain from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception centre, the service allows pets to travel on the same flight as their owners in a heat-controlled environment. GAC will advise customers of the documentation requirements under IATA Live Animal Regulations. READ ARTICLE


GLOBE AIR CARGO UK LAUNCHES PETCARE BY ECS GROUP

OCT 17, 2019 GAC UK has launched a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, which transports pets by air to and from the United Kingdom. GAC UK manages the whole transportation chain from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception centres. “PetCare by ECS Group means that we look after the pet as though it were part of our family too – with care,” says Michelle HOUSE, Managing Director at Globe Air Cargo (GAC) UK. “We bring the reassurance of knowing that the pets will travel safely on board”. READ ARTICLE


GLOBE AIR CARGO INTRODUCES ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

OCT 17, 2019 Globe Air Cargo (GAC) UK, a subsidiary of GSSA giant ECS Group, has launched ‘PetCare by ECS Group’, a service that transports pets by air to and from the UK. Under the new service, GAC UK manages the whole transportation chain from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception centres. GAC UK allows pets to travel on the same flight* as their owners, in a heatcontrolled environment.

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GLOBE AIR CARGO INTRODUCES ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

OCT 17, 2019 La compañía de carga aérea Global Air Cargo, GAC UK, lanzó un nuevo servicio, PetCare by ECS Group, que transporta mascotas por aire desde y hacia el Reino Unido. GAC UK gestiona toda la cadena de transporte desde la llegada al aeropuerto hasta la recogida en los centros de recepción. “PetCare by ECS Group significa que cuidamos a la mascota como si fuera parte de nuestra familia también, con cuidado”, dice Michelle HOUSE, directora gerente de Globe Air Cargo (GAC) Reino Unido. “Traemos la tranquilidad de saber que las mascotas viajarán de manera segura a bordo”.

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GLOBE AIR CARGO UK LAUNCHES PETCARE BY ECS GROUP

OCT 17, 2019 GAC UK has launched a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, which transports pets by air to and from the United Kingdom. GAC UK manages the whole transportation chain from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception centres. “PetCare by ECS Group means that we look after the pet as though it were part of our family too – with care,” says Michelle HOUSE, Managing Director at Globe Air Cargo (GAC) UK. “We bring the reassurance of knowing that the pets will travel safely on board”.

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WORDWIDE GSSA NETWORK GOES DOWN UNDER

OCT 18, 2019 40 years after it was founded in Australia, the GSSA Wexco has joined ECS Group. Through this acquisition, ECS Group is developing its presence all around the world. Grown into the New Zealand market in 2003, Wexco enjoys an excellent reputation in the Pacific region - a crucial factor in ECS Group’s decision to acquire the GSSA. For Wexco, one of the key factors is ECS Group’s ability to innovate. Bertrand Schmoll, chairman of ECS Group: «We were not previously represented in either country and our strategy involves expanding our footprint in the AsiaPacific region.»

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GLOBE AIR CARGO UK LAUNCHES PETCARE BY ECS GROUP

OCT 18, 2019 ECS Group HQ, 7 October 2019 – GAC UK has launched a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, which transports pets by air to and from the United Kingdom. GAC UK manages the whole transportation chain from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception centres.

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GLOBE AIR CARGO UK LAUNCHES PETCARE BY ECS GROUP

OCT 18, 2019 ECS Group has recruited Robert van de Weg as chief commercial officer to act as “a disruptive force” to help the GSSA reinvent itself “to embody a new business model”. “We’re completely redefining the contours of what we do,” said Adrien Thominet, ECS Group chief executive. “We’ve created a robust set-up that’s built entirely around sales development, supported by an innovative digital strategy. READ ARTICLE


GAC UK LAUNCHES PET TRANSPORT SERVICE

OCT 18, 2019 ECS Group member Globe Air Cargo (GAC) UK has launched a new service, «PetCare by ECS Group», which transports pets by air to and from the UK. Managing director Michelle House: «The service means that we look after the pet as though it were part of our family too – with care.» GAC UK allows pets to travel on the same flight as their owners, in a heat-controlled environment. In addition, they advise customers of the documentation required for the country they are travelling to as per the Iata live animal regulations. READ ARTICLE


GLOBE AIR CARGO UK LAUNCHES PETCARE BY ECS GROUP

OCT 18, 2019 GAC UK has launched a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, which transports pets by air to and from the United Kingdom. GAC UK manages the whole transportation chain from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception centres. “PetCare by ECS Group means that we look after the pet as though it were part of our family too – with care,” says Michelle HOUSE, Managing Director at Globe Air Cargo (GAC) UK. “We bring the reassurance of knowing that the pets will travel safely on board”.

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ROBERT VAN DE WEG JOINS ECS GROUP AS CCO

OCT 18, 2019 Robert Van de Weg has chosen to support ECS Group with its transformation. By recruiting Robert Van de Weg, the total cargo management (TCM) expert aims to reaffirm its ability to guarantee cutting-edge service for airlines and offer them a range of comprehensive solutions. Rober Van de Weg says: ÂŤJoining ECS Group means making a contribution to the revival of this industry, and it means putting in place a clear and ambitious strategy, supported by digital technology and business intelligence tools that can help our airline clients move forward READ ARTICLE


GLOBE AIR CARGO LAUNCHES PETCARE

OCT 21, 2019 Globe Air Cargo UK has launched PetCare by ECS Group to transport pets to and from UK. Managing the whole transportation chain from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception center, the service allows pets to travel on the same flight as their owners in a heat-controlled environment.

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GLOBE AIR CARGO UK LAUNCHES PETCARE BY ECS GROUP

OCT 22, 2019 GAC UK has launched a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, which transports pets by air to and from the UK. GAC UK manages the whole transportation chain from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception centres. “PetCare by ECS Group means that we look after the pet as though it were part of our family too – with care,” says Michelle HOUSE, Managing Director at Globe Air Cargo (GAC) UK. “We bring the reassurance of knowing that the pets will travel safely on board”.

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GAC OFFERS AIRPORT TO RECEPTION CENTRE ‘PETCARE’ TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

OCT 22, 2019 GAC UK has commenced a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, to fly pets by air to and from the United Kingdom. The company manages the entire transportation chain from airport arrival to pick up at the reception centres. The owners are allowed to travel on the same flight with their pets in a heat-controlled environment. The company also advises customers on the documentation required for the country they are travelling to, in line with International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) live animal regulations.

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GAC OFFERS AIRPORT TO RECEPTION CENTRE ‘PETCARE’ TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

OCT 23, 2019 GAC UK has commenced a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, to fly pets by air to and from the United Kingdom. The company manages the entire transportation chain from airport arrival to pick up at the reception centres. The owners are allowed to travel on the same flight with their pets in a heat-controlled environment. The company also advises customers on the documentation required for the country they are travelling to, in line with International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) live animal regulations.

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GAC OFFERS AIRPORT TO RECEPTION CENTRE ‘PETCARE’ TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

OCT 23, 2019 GAC UK has commenced a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, to fly pets by air to and from the United Kingdom. The company manages the entire transportation chain from airport arrival to pick up at the reception centres. The owners are allowed to travel on the same flight with their pets in a heat-controlled environment. The company also advises customers on the documentation required for the country they are travelling to, in line with International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) live animal regulations.

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DESPITE MARKET UNCERTAINTIES ECG GROUP FLIES HIGH

OCT 25, 2019 French airfreight has not been shielded from the widespread fall in volumes across global markets. Worse still, the trend is not showing any signs of reversal, at least in the short- to medium- term. It is not just the carriers that are feeling the heat. But even amidst the troubles, some logistics operators are finding ways to keep their businesses flying high. Global sales and service agent (GSSA) ECS is pushing ahead with modernisation plans that will help it climb further still - once the industry makes its way through this temporary turbulence.

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NOVEMBER 2019

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THE DEPENDABLES

NOV. 2019 While the air cargo industry suffers from negative market trends, GSSAs are playing a crucial role by providing and extra revenue stream to airlines, saving them the need to invest in cargo sales and operations infrastructure. This year and the months running up to it have been noticeably challenging for the airfreight industry, but for general sales and services agents (GSSAs) a downturn can present opportunities.

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GLOBE AIR CARGO UK LAUNCHES PETCARE BY ECS GROUP

01 NOV. 2019 GAC UK has launched a new service, PetCare by ECS Group, which transports pets by air to and from the United Kingdom. GAC UK manages the whole transportation chain from arrival at the airport to collection at the reception centres. GAC UK allows pets to travel on the same flight as their owners, in a heat-controlled environment. In addition, they advise customers of the documentation required for the country they are travelling to as per the IATA Live Animal Regulations.

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ECS PROTECTS MARKET SHARE IN CHALLENGING TIMES

04 NOV. 2019 Despite the market falling at double digit rates, BCS Air has been able to maintain its market share, managing director Joao Ferreira tells Air Cargo Week. he says both imports and exports have fallen at double-digit rates, with the former affected by political and economis transition, which should resolve itself, and the latter due to the global downturn. Even exports that usually benefit from a weaker currency including fruit and hatching eggs have been affected.

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NOK AIR GIVES ECS GROUP THE KEYS TO ITS CARGO ACTIVITIES THROUGH A TCM CONTRACT

06 NOV. 2019 Nok Air, the low-cost Thai carrier, has concluded a Total Cargo Management agreement with ECS Group. AVS GSA Thailand, a subsidiary of ECS Group, is leading this contract to manage capacity sales and operations for all Nok Air international routes. Through ECS Group’s vast network and with their expertise in Total Cargo Management, Nok Air will look to increase its cargo revenue, export volumes from Thailand and international transhipment cargo volumes in order to make full use of capacity in their international fleet of 737-800s on all routes.

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NOK AIR GIVES ECS GROUP THE KEYS TO ITS CARGO ACTIVITIES THROUGH A TCM CONTRACT

06 NOV. 2019 Nok Air, the low-cost Thai carrier, has concluded a Total Cargo Management agreement with ECS Group. AVS GSA Thailand, a subsidiary of ECS Group, is leading this contract to manage capacity sales and operations for all Nok Air international routes. Through ECS Group’s vast network and with their expertise in Total Cargo Management, Nok Air will look to increase its cargo revenue, export volumes from Thailand and international transhipment cargo volumes in order to make full use of capacity in their international fleet of 737-800s on all routes. Currently, Nok Air operates 65 flights per week from Don Muang International airport to international destinations including Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, Nanning, Nantong and Zhengzhou.

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NOK AIR GIVES ECS GROUP THE KEYS TO ITS CARGO ACTIVITIES

07 NOV. 2019 Nok Air, the low-cost Thai carrier, has concluded a Total Cargo Management agreement with ECS Group. AVS GSA Thailand, a subsidiary of ECS Group, is leading this contract to manage capacity sales and operations for all Nok Air international routes. Through ECS Group’s network and with their expertise in Total Cargo Management, Nok Air will look to increase its cargo revenue, export volumes from Thailand and international transshipment cargo volumes in order to make full use of capacity in their international fleet of 737-800s on all routes. READ ARTICLE


NOK AIR AWARDS AVS GSA TOTAL CARGO MANAGEMENT CONTRACT

07 NOV. 2019 Low-cost Thai carrier Nok Air has concluded a Total Cargo Management agreement with ECS Group subsidiary AVS GSA Thailand. Through ECS Group’s vast network and with their expertise in Total Cargo Management, Nok Air will look to increase its cargo revenue, export volumes from Thailand and international transhipment cargo volumes in order to make full use of capacity in their international fleet of 737-800s on all routes. Currently, Nok Air operates 65 flights per week from Don Muang International airport to international destinations including Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, Nanning, Nantong and Zhengzhou. READ ARTICLE


NOK AIR TAPS ECS GROUP TO MANAGE ITS CARGOES

07 NOV. 2019

Thai carrier Nok Air has announced it has designated AVS GSA, subsidiary of ECS Group, to manage capacity sales and operations for all Nok Air international routes. In a statement, the low-cost airline said ECS Group’s vast network and expertise in Total Cargo Management (TCM), will benefit the airline as it looks to increase its cargo revenue and export volumes from Thailand and international transhipment cargo volumes in order to make full use of capacity in their international fleet of 737-800s on all routes. READ ARTICLE


NOK AIR SIGNS UP WITH ECS GROUP

07 NOV. 2019 Low-cost Thai carrier Nok Air has concluded a Total Cargo Management (TCM) agreement with GSSA ECS Group. AVS GSA Thailand, a subsidiary of ECS Group, is leading the contract to manage capacity sales and operations for all Nok Air international routes. Currently, Nok Air operates 65 flights per week from Don Muang International airport to international destinations including Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, Nanning, Nantong and Zhengzhou.

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NOK AIR GIVES ECS GROUP THE KEYS TO ITS CARGO ACTIVITIES

07 NOV. 2019 Nok Air, the low-cost Thai carrier, has concluded a Total Cargo Management agreement with ECS Group. AVS GSA Thailand, a subsidiary of ECS Group, is leading this contract to manage capacity sales and operations for all Nok Air international routes. Through ECS Group’s network and with their expertise in Total Cargo Management, Nok Air will look to increase its cargo revenue, export volumes from Thailand and international transshipment cargo volumes in order to make full use of capacity in their international fleet of 737-800s on all routes.

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THAI CARRIER NOK AIR APPOINTS ECS GROUP SUBSIDIARY TO MANAGE CARGO ACTIVITIES

07 NOV. 2019 Low-cost Thai carrier Nok Air has picked AVS GSA Thailand as its General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA) to help manage its cargo activities and improve its revenue performance. Based on the Total Cargo Management (TCM) contract, the subsidiary of ECS Group will manage capacity sales and operations for all Nok Air international routes.

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AIR FREIGHT MARKET LIKELY HEADING FOR MODEST PEAK SEASON

07 NOV. 2019 The international air freight market appears to be heading towards a modest peak season, with senior industry executives reporting mixed expectations for the crucial final months of 2019, but some reporting a slight improvement in demand in recent weeks expected to lead to a weaker-than-normal end-of-year spike. Views on how this year’s air freight peak season will play out range from predictions that it risks being a non-event to hopes of a late surge in volumes, feedback gathered by Lloyd’s Loading List from a number of industry sources reveals. READ ARTICLE


NOK AIR GIVES ECS GROUP THE KEYS TO ITS CARGO ACTIVITIES THROUGH A TCM CONTRACT

07 NOV. 2019 Nok Air, the low-cost Thai carrier, has concluded a Total Cargo Management agreement with ECS Group. AVS GSA Thailand, a subsidiary of ECS Group, is leading this contract to manage capacity sales and operations for all Nok Air international routes. Through ECS Group’s vast network and with their expertise in Total Cargo Management, Nok Air will look to increase its cargo revenue, export volumes from Thailand and international transhipment cargo volumes in order to make full use of capacity in their international fleet of 737-800s on all routes. Currently, Nok Air operates 65 flights per week from Don Muang International airport to international destinations including Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, Nanning, Nantong and Zhengzhou.

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ECS GROUP MANAGES OPERATIONS FOR NOK AIR

07 NOV. 2019 Thai low-cost carrier Nok Air has concluded a Total Cargo Management agreement with ECS Group to manage capacity sales and operations on routes. Through ECS Group’s network and TCM expertise, Nok Air will increase its cargo revenue, export volumes from Thailand and international transhipment cargo volumes to make full use of capacity on its fleet of Boeing 737-800s. Nok Air operates 65 flights per week from Don Muang International Airport to international destinations including Ho Chi Minh City, Yangon, Nanning, Nantong and Zhengzhou. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP PROTECTS MARKET SHARE IN CHALLENGING TIMES

08 NOV. 2019 Despite the market falling at double digit rates, BCS Air has been able to maintain its market share, managing director JoĂŁo Ferreira tells Air Cargo Week. He says both imports and exports have fallen at double-digit rates, with the former affected by political and economic transition, which should resolve itself, and the latter due to the global downturn.

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NOK AIR GIVES ECS GROUP THE KEYS TO ITS CARGO ACTIVITIES THROUGH A TCM CONTRACT

11 NOV. 2019 Nok Air, the low-cost Thai carrier, has concluded a Total Cargo Management agreement with ECS Group. AVS GSA Thailand, a subsidiary of ECS Group, is leading this contract to manage capacity sales and operations for all Nok Air international routes. “Nok Air made the right decision choosing us to manage its cargo activities and improve its revenue performance. Indeed, our investments in digitalization and in tailor-made services, especially in TCM services, allow us to provide total and complete management of all cargo activities, supported by digital solutions and tools to improve the airline’s business development. READ ARTICLE


ECS GROUP DEEPENS FOOTPRINT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

14 NOV. 2019 Thai LCC Nok Air, represented by CEO Wutthiphum Jurangkool and Pravej Ongartsittigul, chairman of the executive committee (2nd and 1st from right), has concluded a total cargo management (TCM) agreement with AVS GSA Thailand, a subsidiary of ECS Group. The subsidiary, represented by managing director Chirasak Chandratat and Monchai Jirakiertivadhana, regional CEO Indochina (1st and 2nd from left), will lead this contract to manage capacity sales and operations for all Nok Air international routes. Through ECS Group’s vast network and with its TCM expertise, Nok Air will look to increase its cargo revenue, its export volumes from Thailand and international transhipment cargo volumes in order to make full use of the capacity in their international fleet of B737-800s on all routes. READ ARTICLE


SOWING THE SEEDS OF SUCCESS

18 NOV. 2019 This year has been challenging for the air cargo industry, but Turkey has been performing better than the worldwide market, says Nursel Guven. The managing director of Globe Air Cargo Turkey tells Air Cargo Week that the available data shows a decrease in tonnage, but revenue is increasing. She says worldwide tonnage and revenue was down 5.5% between January and August 2019 compared to 2018, but in Turkey, tonnage fell 2.6% and revenue increased 7.7%. READ ARTICLE


SOWING THE SEEDS OF SUCCESS

18 NOV. 2019 This year has been challenging for the air cargo industry, but Turkey has been performing better than the worldwide market, says Nursel Guven. The managing director of Globe Air Cargo Turkey tells Air Cargo Week that the available data shows a decrease in tonnage, but revenue is increasing. She says worldwide tonnage and revenue was down 5.5% between January and August 2019 compared to 2018, but in Turkey, tonnage fell 2.6% and revenue increased 7.7%. READ ARTICLE


WITH 225 TONNES, BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU IS BIG IN JAPAN

21 NOV. 2019 ECS Group subsidiary Aero Cargo France joined forces with DHL Aviation and Nippon Express to fly 225 tonnes of Beaujolais Nouveau to Japan. The partners starting working together on the project earlier in the year with a contract signed in July and the first development in September. To move the wine from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to Tokyo Narita, two full charters arrived in Japan on 5 and 12 November, and there was another shipment was also required.

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AERO CARGO PARTNERS WITH DHL AND NIPPON ON WINE RUN

21 NOV. 2019 DHL Aviation, Nippon Express and the GSSA Aero Cargo France (a subsidiary of ECS Group) combined to move 225 tonnes of Beaujolais Nouveau to Japan from France. “Through our partnership with Aero Cargo France, our GSA representative in France, we take pride in our direct customer engagement. During the 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau season, DHL & Aero Cargo not only used DHL’s five weekly Narita flights to promote our network to Beaujolais customers in France, we also ensured a full end-to-end customer service delivery through a flight arrival event at Narita Airport to mark the arrival of the first 90 tons of this year’s Beaujolais season,” said Kim Van Assche, VP Sales Europe at DHL Aviation. READ ARTICLE


BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU TRANSPORTED FROM FRANCE TO JAPAN IN 2 CHARTERS

22 NOV. 2019 DHL Aviation, Nippon Express and the GSSA Aero Cargo France (a subsidiary of ECS Group) combined to move 225 tonnes of Beaujolais Nouveau to Japan from France. “Through our partnership with Aero Cargo France, our GSA representative in France, we take pride in our direct customer engagement. During the 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau season, DHL & Aero Cargo not only used DHL’s five weekly Narita flights to promote our network to Beaujolais customers in France, we also ensured a full end-to-end customer service delivery through a flight arrival event at Narita Airport to mark the arrival of the first 90 tons of this year’s Beaujolais season,” said Kim Van Assche, VP Sales Europe at DHL Aviation. READ ARTICLE


JOINT EFFORT DELIVERS BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU TO JAPAN

22 NOV. 2019 DHL Aviation, Nippon Express and general sales and services agent (GSSA) Aero Cargo France (a subsidiary of ECS Group) have joined forces to deliver 225 tonnes of Beaujolais Nouveau to Japan. The seasonal wine was flown from Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport into Tokyo Narita International Airport for this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day, when the wine is made available, on November 21. Three separate consignments were required to transport the required volumes: two full charters, plus another shipment. The two charters arrived at Narita on November 5 and 12 respectively. READ ARTICLE


AERO CARGO FRANCE, DHL AVIATION AND NIPPON EXPRESS DELIVER BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU TO JAPAN

25 NOV. 2019 DHL Aviation, Nippon Express and the GSSA Aero Cargo France (a subsidiary of ECS Group) combined to move 225 tonnes of Beaujolais Nouveau to Japan from France. “Through our partnership with Aero Cargo France, our GSA representative in France, we take pride in our direct customer engagement. During the 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau season, DHL & Aero Cargo not only used DHL’s five weekly Narita flights to promote our network to Beaujolais customers in France, we also ensured a full end-to-end customer service delivery through a flight arrival event at Narita Airport to mark the arrival of the first 90 tons of this year’s Beaujolais season,” said Kim Van Assche, VP Sales Europe at DHL Aviation. READ ARTICLE


BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU HAS ARRIVED IN JAPAN!

28 NOV. 2019 Thanks to the combined efforts of DHL Aviation, Nippon Express and the GSSA Aero Cargo France (a subsidiary of ECS Group), 225 tonnes of Beaujolais Nouveau have arrived in Japan from France. “Through our partnership with Aero Cargo France, our GSA representative in France, we take pride in our direct customer engagement. During the 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau season, DHL & Aero Cargo not only used DHL’s five weekly Narita flights to promote our network to Beaujolais customers in France, we also ensured a full end-to-end customer service delivery through a flight arrival event at Narita Airport to mark the arrival of the first 90 tons of this year’s Beaujolais season,” said Kim Van Assche, VP Sales Europe at DHL Aviation. READ ARTICLE


DECEMBER 2019

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VAN DE WEG MOVES

04 DEC. 2019 Robert van de Weg has joined Paris-based airlines general sales and services agents (GSSA) ECS Group, following his departure from Cargo Logic Management. He becomes chief commercial officer.

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ECS ACQUIRES WEXCO

04 DEC. 2019 Paris based airline general sales and services agent ECS Group has expanded its footprint in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of Wexco.

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‘SPECIAL’ AIR CARGO SHIPMENTS IN 2019

05 DEC. 2019 Whether it is a piano, live animals, artefacts, or any other special cargo shipments, the aviation industry is emerging as a quick fix solution. Glance through the entire journey of landmark shipments of 2019. AeroLogic Vintage wine Beaujolais Nouveau lovers uncorked the first bottles flown into Tokyo from Paris on the third Thursday of November. The 225 tonnes of French wine was carried by two full charters plus another shipment by DHL Aviation, Nippon Express, and Aero Cargo France.

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INDIAN AIR CARGO STRETCHING WINGS EVEN IN TIMES OF TROUBLE

05 DEC. 2019 There is no doubt about the fact that slowdown is disturbing the air cargo industry in India. However, what is interesting is how the stakeholders are responding to it. It seems like everybody wants a bit of the Indian market and are taking a plunge into it even if it seems to be in trouble. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India showed a 5.3 percent decline in the domestic air cargo volume in August 2019 while World Air Cargo Data (WorldACD) for the same period reported a decline of 8.2 percent in the export volume from India. IndiGo, the largest domestic airline in India, that uses her huge belly spaces to move cargo, has reported record losses of Rs 10,620 million in the second quarter, while SpiceJet registered an Rs 462 crore widened loss and Blue Dart had its profits declined 35 percent.

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ECS GROUP: FULL SPEED AHEAD

05 DEC. 2019 In addition to the interview on p. 14 of the ITJ 49-52/2019 published today, 6 December 2019, CEO of the ECS Group Adrien Thominet (right, pictured with president Bertrand Schmoll) said that the GSSA will continue to resolutely pursue its transformation strategy in 2020: «Where digitalisation is concerned, we are working on new solutions to reduce the process costs for the airlines we serve. These solutions are already included in TCM (total cargo management) contracts, such as messaging, fuel management, etc. We are also focusing on the design of web portal solutions for booking and on honing our tools for business intelligence. Next year we intend to offer all these solutions à la carte, independent of GSA services.” READ ARTICLE


WILL CARGO FLATINE IN 2020?

09 DEC. 2019 Indeed, it is a difficult period but it’s hard to settle on the underlying reasons. It’s probably a combination of several factors, such as political and economic issues at the global level (trade wars, Brexit, customs tariffs, etc.). The industry as a whole might also have its share of responsability: we need to be more proactive when it comes to addressing the air cargo industry’s delay in terms of digitalisation, for instance. 2020 could be flat in the worst case, be won’t deteriorate further.

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TOTAL 2019

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