Joanna Li, Director – Strategic Partnership, Asia & Pacific, Volga-Dnepr Group, highlights: “We would like to thank everyone who voted for ABC for their support and trust. This is a great acknowledgement from the professional community of the specialist service we have been developing for the last five-six years. The e-commerce sector has been booming for the last decade in general and in 2020 in particular, driven by the pandemic situation and lockdowns. We are happy that we could contribute to its surge with high-quality services provided onboard unique freighter fleet of Volga-Dnepr Group, especially Boeing 747 and Boeing 737 freighters, and guaranteed delivery of essential items to many consumers across the globe”.
Volga-Dnepr Group operates both scheduled and charter operations for its e-commerce customers using fleet capabilities of its unique freighters. During the peak seasons and under complicated market conditions, the Group utilizes its fleet of An-124-100/150 freighters to support e-commerce traffics between Asia and Europe and to manage the booming volumes overflown from the traditional Boeing fleet.
Eric Lamare, Director of Scheduled Cargo Operations, APAC, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, adds: “Despite the challenging times, we were able to support our customers from e-commerce sector and managed to achieve an almost 9-fold increase in cross-border shipments delivering over 135,000 tonnes of cargo to various countries. This has been possible thanks to expertise and experience not only in the e-commerce sector, but also in the areas of dangerous goods, lithium batteries, high-tech and healthcare – the cargo, which sometimes comes as part of e-com shipments. We will continue supporting our customers further with more tailored solutions”.