Keku Bomi Gazder, chief executive officer, AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company:
If Covid-19 had one positive, it was that it reiterated that ‘Unity is Strength’. It showed us that we were together even by maintaining distance. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the entire cargo fraternity, for being the hidden warriors in the war against Covid. The thanks must be shared with my colleagues, and India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation, and for the regulatory approvals for the innovative ‘Cargo-on-Seat’ concept.
Alberto Nobis, CEO DHL Express Europe:
Thanks to the outstanding efforts of our brave colleagues as well as all the courageous healthcare and nursing personnel, our world can keep going in the current global crisis and we are able to maintain the stability of supply chains and critical infrastructure. We want to emphasize our deepest gratitude and respect for their selfless actions and willingness to fight for the good and health of humans.
Cissy Chan, executive director commercial, Airport Authority Hong Kong:
In the past year, our airport staff endeavoured to maintain smooth operations throughout the airport, while airlines and the airport community sought new ways to cater to the demand in cargo promptly. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to every one of them for their hard work and dedication towards the airport.
Tushar Jani, chairman, Cargo Service Centre Group:
I never realised that air cargo was not just the backbone for the supply chain, but was lifesaving to humanity. These people who worked at the air cargo complex and at the airport worked relentlessly risking their lives. Their resilience, spirit and commitment were equivalent to those of Covid-19 warriors.
In my entire career, I am yet to see such dedication and commitment from my people who kept their personal lives secondary to serve society. I salute all of them and bow to them for this gallant heroic service to mankind.