Neutral Air Partner organization was founded on 2016 in Hong Kong which is home to the world’s largest cargo airport. The network wants to inject a greater degree of advanced air cargo expertise into the logistics industry, revive specialization, and to drive airfreight and express buying power across the supply chain.
Neutral Air Partner was founded by a group of air cargo entrepreneurs and consultants, sharing the common goal of creating an innovative platform of air cargo specialists to service the logistics and aviation community. It aims to build competitive advantages through tailor made air cargo community tools, and by setting new standards of excellence for the air cargo business.
The network presently consists of 230+ like-minded air cargo specialists from 85 countries placing the group as one of the largest air cargo providers worldwide, in terms of tonnage and revenue. Our first class partners are dedicated to providing innovative air cargo solutions to the international freight logistics, shipping & aviation community.
Our mission is to partner with our members to reach new heights, and set new standards of excellence by building competitive advantages and developing innovative air cargo products and services.
Our aim is to become the world´s most powerful grouping of independent air cargo architects and service providers to the trade.
Peter Whitfield is an industry veteran with over 50 years’ experience in the airfreight wholesale & consolidation business in Asia Pacific & Americas.
Peter Whitfield, Chairman of Neutral Air Partner network knows that “anyone who wants to expand their global reach within the transport industry today, joins a logistics network, but often many of these are not as useful as they could be on account of their very general approach. In addition the member’s industry experience, business specialization, and financial situation is not always assessed either.”
Peter believes that : “the airfreight segment needs a platform of exclusive and advanced air cargo experts and suppliers. It needs collaborative tools and innovative IT solutions together with the right mechanisms for financial protection.“
Christos Spyrou, a professional with 25 years’ experience in advanced airfreight consolidation management and logistics networks in four continents.
Christos Spyrou, CEO and founder of Neutral Air Partner says “Our ambition is to become the world’s most powerful grouping of leading and independent air cargo architects, we accommodate the future needs of air cargo professionals and of those general freight & logistics providers, who are aiming to take their air cargo business to the next level .Our members are by invitation only, and are defined and filtered by specialization and airline, trade lane, commodity expertise. Those invited have a commanding local presence, a proven track record in air cargo operations and will have been visited and screened for their services quality and financial status.”
Spyrou adds: “We are offering a large range and scale of benefits that no other group does, our members can explore endless partnering opportunities with like – minded experts and enjoy strategic volume incentives and blocked space agreements with airlines, integrators, and suppliers. They will acquire extensive knowledge from industry’s engineers, improve their risk profile through our financial protection and netting systems, and will have access to innovative cargo community tools, rate engines & E-AWB solutions tailor made for the needs of air cargo professionals. “
As a representative of the only network that focuses on advanced airfreight and express solutions, he believes that Neutral offers to the air cargo supply chain – from air cargo consolidators to master loaders, from GSAs to wholesalers ,from charter brokers to express & time critical service firms , and to vertical and commodity experts, – advantages that a more general logistics network cannot provide.
Paul Woolley, Head of Aviation & Airline relationships for Neutral Air Partner, with an extensive 35 years career in air cargo management in Asia Pacific.
Paul says: We are not just a network facilitator, one of our prime objectives is to engage airlines, GSAs, wholesalers, express service firms , charter brokers and carriers, to take an active role within our group. That could be either by negotiating global volume incentives agreements for our members, BSA or CPA & EQ agreements, and virtual airline and interline deals, as well by designing and implementing strategic line hauls for express service firms with in our platform.
Our air cargo community tools are customized exclusively to the needs of our partners, enabling them to empower performance, optimize results, and to promote their core products and services to the international logistics community.
Woolley, who is based in Shanghai for over 15 years, also states : We have started our marketing campaign from Asia , and that is due to it’s unique air freight procurement model that is way different than the western world , – there are hundreds of air cargo players at each airport in Asia being specialized at a few airlines and selected trade lanes , and they operate as neutral BSA consolidators and Sub GSAs to the trade – so called “ master co-loaders” That allows our concept to be better understood and appreciated, and we are seeing a significal number of local airfreight heroes in Asia who wish to join us as founding partners
Sam Okpro, Head of group’s e-freight development.
Sam says: Digitization of air cargo supply chain members is vital to meet the needs and requirements of the Millennial and Screenager Generations in addition to effectively satisfying the advance cargo information requirements of the various Customs & Regulatory Authorities worldwide. I am excited to be part of the Neutral Air Partner team assisting Members to prepare moving forward into a digital future.
Sam was born in Nigeria but his life and business journey depicts him as a “Citizen of the World”. His main focus is on assisting small & medium sized airlines, forwarders and other Supply Chain Members in meeting the future challenges of e-Commerce and get ready to satisfy the new trends and requirements of the X / Y and Z (Latchkey / Millennials / Screenagers) Generations.