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Airfreight network launched focusing on expertise


A new   airfreight network  has  taken-off aiming to drive air cargo expertise and buying power across the supply chain. Neutral Air Partner was founded by a group of air cargo entrepreneurs, sharing a goal of creating an  innovative platform  of air cargo specialists to serve the logistics industry. The  network  says  as  a  representative  of the only network focusing on “advanced air- freight” it believes it  offers to  the  air  cargo  supply chain   from   air   cargo consolidators to master loaders from GSAs to  wholesalers,  from charters   brokers   to express service firms, and   commodity   brokers –advantages a more generic logistics network cannot provide. Airline  partners so  far  include  AirBridgeCargo and Etihad Cargo and chief executive officer and founder, Christos Spyrou (pictured) feels the industry has lost its identity as far as specialisation and industry expertise is concerned.

He says: “Our ambition is to become the world’s most powerful grouping of independent  air  cargo  architects,  we  accommodate the future needs of air cargo professionals and those of general freight and logistics providers, who are aiming to take their air cargo business to the next level.

“Our members are by invite-only and are defined and filtered by specialisation 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.”

Benefits of the network, Spyrou says, are global volume incentive agreements with carriers and suppliers, global airline agreements and IT tools, while technology, innovation and tailor-made cargo community tools are at the heart of the network.

Neutral Air Partner head of aviation and airline cargo management, Paul Woolley says: “We are not just a network facilitator, one of our  prime  objectives  is  to  engage  airlines, GSAs,  express  wholesalers,  charter  brokers and carriers, to take an active role within our group.”

The network is holding an Air Cargo Summit from 12-14 June in Shanghai (China), which takes place before and during Air Cargo China, where Neutral Air Partner will be an exhibitor from 14-16 June. Neutral Air Partner will hold its first members’ meeting in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates from 25-28 September this year.

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  • It was a refreshing event also from airline prospective in regards to the quality of the delegates gathered from around the globe, the industry expertise in airfreight ,and consequently the buying power such a group of smaller sized market players can bring to a carrier. The innovative approach , linked with a platform of air cargo community tools tool can deliver added value to the supply chain, and differentiate themselves from the mass .We as Air Bridge Cargo are supportive to innovation in our industry to every single customer, and we are looking forward to the positive developments of NAP together with ABC as their carrier.

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    • Georges Bewer
    • VP EMEA for Airbridge Cargo
  • We as Aerotrans ,are offering neutral freight services to the trade and our customers are airlines , IATA agents and general freight forwarders .Neutral Air Partner is the right platform for our company to explore partnering opportunities with like- minded air cargo experts around the world ,and to develop new services and innovative products for our customers, We are allready seeing the results interacting with a number of members and we look forward to a long term relationship with NAP.

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    • Michael Jaench
    • Aerotrans Germany
  • Universal Global Logistics, S.A.U., attended the NAP kick off meeting in Abu Dhabi last September. UGL is one of the leading Spanish Freight Forwarders and belongs to Noatum Logistics, the logistics division of Marmedsa Noatum Maritime, present in Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Algeria, Morocco and Chile. “ We had the chance to gather another companies also specialized in airfreight industry, as well as in the different topics which this business include, such as cool chain service, AOG, dangerous goods, etc. As forwarding company we have strong presence in our market, being part of a freight purchasing pool stated in the 3rd position in Spanish IATA ranking , we find NAP network as a chance to develop every kind of air transport business among other specialist companies” says Sergio Escobar –Business and process coordinator for UGL.

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    • Sergio Escobar
    • Business and process coordinator for UGL.
  • I had the honor of attending the first NAP annual meeting held in Abu Dhabi, the organization, network and the topics addressed, fully satisfied our expectations, our group participated the event with 3 executives and we ve decided to support Neutral Air Partner in nine countries in Latin America where we have our own offices., we are looking forward to grow our air cargo business together with NAP in this new experience “ says Carlos Madama , VP of Grupo RAS - a leading freight & logistics group based in Latin America with 45 offices in 10 countries and 800 members in 5 divisions.

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    • Carlos Madama
    • VP of Grupo RAS
  • Attending the NAP global meeting in Abu Dhabi has been a great success . It has been a great pleasure to meet so many airfreight professionals whom understand the importance of being Neutral, whilst offering your service towards the forwarding industry.Within 2 months, we already have seen the benefits of our membership , and we are now able to offer more neutral freight services and consolidation solutions to our European customers “ says Ronald Sierat from N.F.S Airfreight ( Neutral Freight Service BV ) a leading and independent neutral airfreight wholesaler & consolidator based at Schiphol airport ( AMS ) main gateway for Europe.

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    • Ronald Sierat
    • N.F.S Airfreight
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