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.
The GSSA said it aims to develop a high-quality interlines offering beyond TUI’s main hubs. TUI has three main hubs in Florida, the Caribbean/Dominican Republic and Mexico (Cancun) that will serve as links between Europe, Central America and Latin America.
It also connects Asia and Africa, particularly North Africa, with a significant number of links in Morocco and Europe.
ECS Group chief executive officer, said: “TUI has enormous potential in terms of air freight, and we’re honoured to be able to represent them when it comes to cargo
“Just like us, TUI has a truly worldwide presence. Together, we have a unique, exceptional and complementary network.”
Through this contract, ECS Group intends to represent both TUI and the company’s entirely separate cargo identity. Via its Total Cargo Expertise (TCE) department – a newly created department dedicated solely to managing TCM contracts.
Through TCE, ECS Group will provide interlines solutions, fully dedicated business intelligence tools, customised communications and management of all security, quality and safety aspects – all orchestrated by a newly formed team of experts.
Transporting its cargo using a 150-strong fleet, primarily B787s for long-haul flights, TUI offers a wide range of services and products, including TUI Pets, TUI Mail, TUI e-commerce, General Cargo, Perishables, AOG and HUM.